COVID-19 lockdown has brought a shutdown of physical interaction with school friends, increase screen time and change in sleep patterns of Indian school-going teenagers.

Despite the increase in virtual interactions students still miss meeting their friends and this is affecting their academic performance and sleep patterns.

Here is an interesting study of this ‘virtual reality’.


News reports about a possible connection between COVID-19 and a rare but serious health condition in children called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) are the latest fear factor.

Scientists from around the world, including pediatric specialists, are working together to understand MIS-C and how best to diagnose and treat it.

What is known about MIS-C :

Children with MIS-C are very ill and have a fever and inflammation in their body that gets confirmed from lab tests. While different, MIS-C has some of the same symptoms as other rare childhood conditions such as Kawasaki Disease and toxic shock syndrome. Children with MIS-C may also have thrombosis (blood clots), poor heart function and problems with many organs, such as the intestines, heart, brain, lungs, skin, and kidneys.

These children need help from paediatricians and other paediatric specialists like Paediatric Cardiologist, Paediatric Nephrologist etc.

Acces the links below to read more about MIS-C.

News Story about MIS-C :


Research paper about MIS -C




Continuous learning is essential for doctors all throughout their clinical practice.

Here we share with you an interesting study which proves:

In low resource settings, tele-mentoring (tele-consultation between doctors) was able to significantly change the diagnosis especially in non-communicable diseases (NCD). In a clinical setting: this can improve health care outcomes, reduce cost of health-care (by avoiding wasteful investigations and therapy) besides protecting the primary doctor from unnecessary litigious assaults.



Why do eligible recipients fail to get vaccinated even when a community wide vaccine drive is organized? What are the drivers and variables that impact the coverage of a vaccination drive?  Are the differences in coverage in a community avoidable?

Read an interesting article by Joseph L. Mathew, MD, PhD, and Santosh K. Mittal, MD which explores the vaccine inequity in the Indian scenario.


February 9, 2021 HealthcarePublications2

Living donor liver transplantation in small infants is a significant challenge. Liver allografts from adults may be large in size. This is accompanied by problems of graft perfusion, dysfunction, and the inability to achieve primary closure of the abdomen. Monosegment grafts are a way to address these issues. Monosegment grafts are suitable to use for small infants below 6 kg weight.They allow primary closure of the abdomen in a safe and effective manner. Reduction in situ in the living donor is safe and easily reproducible.

Dr. Vishnu Biradar, Paediatric Gastroenterologist along with an illuminary team of doctors has just published a paper on monosegment grafts in infant liver transplantation cases where mono-segment 2 liver allografts were used successfully.

Acces the link below to read ahead.


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