Are we honest?

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Most of us are relatively honest. If I introspect myself, I consider myself as an honest doctor but when I go deep into introspection, I see that I am only relatively honest. I used to give money to the TT to get a reservation in a train, buy a cinema ticket in black, pay money to the electrician to get my electricity in time during functions etc.

Corruption is corruption whether it is for one rupee or 1 lakh rupee. Many of the current so called anti-corruption campaigners have purchased their houses by paying in black. Accepting donations from people who are not honest and from people who are donating from their unaccounted money is also corruption.

Only corrupt people approach a corrupt person and therefore for him every one is corrupt. The vice versa is also true.

Revisiting 2012: Tweets of the day @drkkaggarwal

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1. Timely refer to a kidney specialist patients with very low GFR (<15 mL/minute) or very high albuminuria (>300 mg/24 hours).
2. Metformin is superior to Glipizide for Reducing Cardiac Events in Diabetics with Heart Disease
3. Heavy smoking can reduce the quality of saphenous veins which are used in coronary artery bypass grafting.
4. If you are depressed you have more chances of heart attack
5. If you are above 70, and constipated take warm water enemas rather than sodium phosphate enemas. They can be harmful.
6. If you are above 65 with normal or slightly low bone mass (T-score -1.01 to -1.49) at baseline measurement and no risk factors for accelerated bone loss have a follow-up DXA BMD only after 10 to 15 years
7. Are you on statins, get only baseline SGTP, SGPT done. Routine monitoring is not necessary.
8. R U on citalopram for anxiety or depression, do not take > 40 mg per day as it can cause dose-dependent QT interval prolongation.
9. R U on citalopram for anxiety or depression, do not take > 40 mg per day as it can cause dose-dependent QT interval prolongation.
10. R u on citalopram, over 60, liver disease do not take a dose > 20 mg
11. Taking a statin can raise blood sugar and HbA1c levels says FDA
12. American College of Physicians: assess risk for colorectal cancer in all adults aged 50 years and older.
13. US Preventive Services Task Force: do not opt for routine PSA based prostate cancer screening for healthy men, regardless of age.
14. A Soda a Day Raises CHD Risk by 20% [March 12 in Circulation]
15. 2 Obesity Drugs approved in 2012 in US: Lorcaserin and Phentermine-topiramate