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January 2011

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Research Blogging

Death Drug on the Death Row

In the lethal injections used to execute prisoners on the death row, one of the major components is an important anesthetic drug called sodium thiopental. Under a three drug protocol, sodium thiopental is used to anaesthetise the prisoner, then pancuronium bromide paralyses him, before potassium chloride is administered to cause a fatal heart attack. (1)… Keep Reading

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The Adler Trumpf Junior, Kolkata

I was trundling down Hungerford Street and was caught at the signal on the crossing the other day when I saw a car pull up alongside mine. I was a little lost in thought, contemplating my really horrific performance in the recently concluded examinations, so I did not really notice what was there beside me.… Keep Reading

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WBPGMAT 2011: Recalled Questions 61-70

Alright, bonus set of questions: I know I had said that I was going to post 60 questions in groups of 10 each, but while doing this significantly large amount of type work, I remembered clues and cues and managed to unearth several more questions. 10 of which go into this final post on recalled… Keep Reading

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WBPGMAT 2011: Recalled Questions 51-60

Q. 1 – 10 Q. 11 – 20 Q. 21 – 30 Q. 31 – 40 Q. 41 – 50 51. Toxic dose of lithium is above: [Pharmacology] a. 1 meq/l b. 2 meq/l c. 4 meq/l d. 6 meq/l 52. In order to prevent the venom of an Elapida bite from spreading what should… Keep Reading

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WBPGMAT 2011: Recalled Questions 41-50

Q. 1 – 10 Q. 11 – 20 Q. 21 – 30 Q. 31 – 40 41. Tetany is seen in all of the following except: [Medicine] a. Hypocalcemia b. Hypomagnesemia c. Hypoparathyroidism d. ?Metabolic acidosis 42. All of the following are causes of high output cardiac failure except: [Medicine] a. Sepsis b. Neurogenic Shock… Keep Reading

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WBPGMAT 2011: Recalled Questions 31-40

Q. 1 – 10 Q. 11 – 20 Q. 21 – 30 31. All of the following have been shown to have survival benefits in a patient with acute myocardial infarction except: [Medicine] a. Beta blockers b. ACE Inhibitors c. Spironolactone d. Frusemide 32. Atonic bladder is seen in [Neurology] a. Spinal shock b. Spinal… Keep Reading

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WBPGMAT 2011: Recalled Questions 21-30

Q. 1 – 10 Q. 11 – 20 21. Folic acid supplementation to prevent developmental anomalies in the fetus is best started in: [Obstetrics] a. 1st trimester b. 2nd trimester c. 3rd trimester d. At the onset of labor 22. In which stage of inhalational anesthesia is the placement of endotracheal intubation done during general… Keep Reading

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WBPGMAT 2011: Recalled Questions 11-20

Q. 1 – 10 11. Severe headache in pre eclampsia is due to: [Obstetrics] a. Severe pre eclampsia b. Chronic Hypertension c. Fetal distress d. Renal failure 12. A patient in the first trimester of her pregnancy is seen to have a 6 cm x 8 cm ovarian cyst. What is the appropriate step to… Keep Reading

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WBPGMAT 2011: Recalled Questions 1-10

So, in this next series of posts, I will try to recall the questions from the recently concluded West Bengal Post Graduate Medical Admission Test, which I took today. I totally bombed. It went awfully, in my book. I ended up marking 195 questions out of the 200, just hoping that statistical relevance and the… Keep Reading

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