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See One, Do One, Teach One.

 Posted by Brock Daniels My hand shook ever so slightly.  I doubt anyone else in the cramped, humid dressing room of Bayalpata Hospital noticed, which is good.  I learned early on in residency that the appearance of supreme confidence is often more important than actual confidence in what you are doing.  If anyone did notice, [...]

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Posted by Bibhusan Basnet I was just starting to doze off when I got a call from the emergency department (ED).  We had some police men in the ED who were seriously ill.  They had continuous vomiting, several episodes of diarrhea, and a high grade fever. The police inspector who accompanied them told me further [...]

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Posted by Roshan Bista  [The following patient story was adapted from our medical@ listserv, which provides a forum for collaboration between medical professionals at Bayalpata Hospital and around the world.] An 8 year-old boy presented with periumbilical pain for 4 days, which was non-radiating, with multiple episodes of vomiting and the inability to pass stool and flatus [...]

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What if?

Posted by Laura Corlin  The other night, a live baby girl was born. She wasn’t perfectly healthy; she needed oxygen. In the United States, otherwise healthy newborn babies receive oxygen all the time. It’s very easy to administer and relatively cheap. Even here, we have oxygen. But what we don’t have is consistent power, and [...]

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Posted by Bibhusan Basnet It was Friday, and as usual, we were having our grand rounds in the inpatient department. The patient from bed number 6 was a 9 year-old female child who had presented to the emergency department (ED) yesterday with fever for 4 weeks (recorded up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit in the ED), [...]

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Posted by Gregory Karelas Almost one year ago, I wrote a piece for this blog titled “The Transformative Power of Paint”. Its purpose was to elucidate how small gestures can make great change. It was a pleasure to write and depicted beliefs that I still hold true. Thus, when the experience of touch emerged as a theme for [...]

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The Innocence of the Heart

Posted by Ashma Baruwal It was Thursday and I had just returned from my day off (my “weekend” falls on a Wednesday).  After attending the update meeting I headed back to my office, making mental notes of the things that needed to be done.  The waiting area for the patients was not too crowded, which [...]

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Posted by Bibhusan Basnet It is for a reason that we admit patients for inpatient treatment.  As doctors, we admit them and order medications and treatment, but the inpatient department (IPD) is mostly run by nursing staff.  Normally, doctors are just there for the regular rounds and the emergency calls.  Due to the large number [...]

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Posted by Lindsey Youngquist _____________ Lindsey Youngquist is a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar studying Community Health in Nepal.  She recently volunteered at Bayalpata Hospital in Achham.  Tweet This Post

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Posted by Lindsey Youngquist _____________ Lindsey Youngquist is a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar studying Community Health in Nepal.  She recently volunteered at Bayalpata Hospital in Achham.  Tweet This Post

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Posted by Mark Arnoldy ————- Mark Arnoldy is the Executive Director of Nyaya Health. Tweet This Post

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Posted by Bibhusan Basnet  During one of our regular morning rounds, I saw an elderly lady carrying her two year old male child into the Emergency Department (ED).  They were waiting to be examined and looked a bit distressed.  I attended to the child.  The lady told me that he had fallen from the stairs [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru An 18-year-old man presented recently with swelling and pain over his right forearm after a fall.  I was asked by one of our Health Assistants, Ram, to look at his x-ray.  About a week prior, he had been carrying a stone on his head for some construction when he tripped and fell.   Curiously, in [...]

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Posted by Aarti Bhatt [The following is an example of Nyaya’s teamwork approach to providing the best care to patients.  These case studies were discussed via our international listserv, to provide a spectrum of professional input.]  Case 1: A 38 year old female with four days of fever, cough, and epigastric discomfort.  Hemoglobin on admission [...]

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Posted by Gregory Karelas The patient was of a young woman who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with rectal bleeding for the third time this month. I watched our doctors go through preliminary check-ups and interventions with her at the end of the work day, and then left for my office, confident that all [...]

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