Thursday, May 26, 2016

Making evidence based medicine work for individual patients. Aleem M A. BMJ 2016;353: i 2452


Making evidence based medicine work for individual patients

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 16 May 2016)

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Treatment must be based on guidelines, and modifications can be done according to the individual patient 's disease and other comorbid conditions. So individualized treatment is primarily needed, and guidelines help. Trials and research could be flexible.

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26 May 2016

M A Aleem


Hakkim A M


Annamalainagar Trichy 620018 Tamilnadu lndia

Dr .M.A.Aleem

Monday, May 9, 2016

Medical Error: A Collective Reaponsibilty. Aleem MA , Hakkim AM. BMJ 2016; 353:i2139

AnalysisMedical error—the third leading cause of death in the USBMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 03 May 2016)
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In medical practice, error can occur in many ways. It can be an error of overinvestigation or underinvestigation. It may be due to over or under usage of medication. Sometimes errors can happen by missing investigations or not prescribing in time. They can also be an outcome of self investigations, self medications and teleconsultations. So in medical errors, patients, pharmacy drug sellers and false promotion advertisements may be at fault more than doctors in the occurrence of medical errors.

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07 May 2016

M A Aleem


A M Hakkim

ABC Hospital

Annamalainagar Trichy 620018 Tamilnadu India

Monday, May 2, 2016

World Press Freedom Day 2016 May 3


Theme: Access to Information an9d Fundamental Freedoms - This Is Your Right!

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO's General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. It is an opportunity to: celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; assess the state of press freedom throughout the world; defend the media from attacks on their independence; and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

In 2016, World Press Freedom Day coincides with three important milestones:

The 250th anniversary of the world’s first freedom of information law, covering both modern-day Sweden and FinlandThe 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration of press freedom principlesThe year 2016 is also the first year of the 15 year life-cycle of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 

This year’s WPFD focuses on three different aspects of press freedom:

freedom of information as a fundamental freedom and as a human rightprotecting press freedom from censorship and surveillance overreachensuring safety for journalism online and offline