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A Rare Presentation of Dual Renal Tumours: Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma with Paraganglioma

Germline mutations affecting the Krebs cycle enzyme, succinate dehydrogenase (SDH), can also cause an inherited tumour susceptibility syndrome. Thus, inherited mutations in SDHB, SDHC, and SDHD genes (encoding subunits of SDH) are associated with a high risk of head and neck paragangliomas and/or adrenal and extra-adrenal pheochromocytomas. Very rarely, germline mutations in SDHB have been found in patients with RCC and a personal or family history of pheochromocytoma and/or paraganglioma.

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Mainstreaming Ayurveda for Comprehensive Palliative Care

In developing countries like India, there exists a gaping breach in the percentage of terminally-ill populace as opposed to the percentage of resources available to fight the diseases. It is, therefore, no surprise that several Indians choose to explore other lesser known forms of medicine like Ayurveda, alongside the conventional allopathic medicine; the reasons governing this choice being accessibility, affordability, social coaxing between peers, among other reasons. Vaidya et al, stated that Ayurvedic formulations have effectively controlled the side effects of chemotherapy.

Ayurveda literally means the “science of life” and it is a science that aims foremost at preserving health and if required, at treating disease.

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A Homoeopathic Approach to Palliative Care

In aphorism 207, Dr. Hahnemann guides us to procure detailed history of the treatment taken till date, regarding perturbing medicines most frequently used, external applications, baths, pernicious artificial operations the patient has undergone. This is to enable the physician to avoid the employment of medicines that have already been improperly used.

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