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8th December, 2017
Straight from the Heart: IMA Online Initiatives

IMA has taken several online initiatives to make it easy for doctors to either report required information or access information. Mentioned below are the links to these online initiatives. Please save these links and also share them with all members and your doctor friends.

  1. IMA Rare Blood Group Online Blood Bank Directory
  2. IMA Online TB Notification initiative
  3. IMA Online Events Reporting initiative
  4. Proforma for Hypertension Screening
  5. IMA Online Sentinel Events Reporting Initiative
  6. IMA Disease Notification
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Careless disposal of antibiotics could produce ferocious superbugs: UN

Growing antimicrobial resistance linked to the discharge of drugs and some chemicals into the environment is one of the most worrying health threats today, according to new research from the United Nations that highlights emerging challenges and solutions in environment. “The warning here is truly frightening: we could be spurring the development of ferocious superbugs through ignorance and carelessness,” said Erik Solheim, chief of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).... read more

Practice Updates
Eating a healthy diet may reduce MS symptoms and disability

According to a new study reported online December 6, 2017 in the journal Neurology, eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains and less sugar from desserts and sweetened beverages and less red meat and processed meat, more

EACVI announces New Congress in 2020 covering full spectrum of cardiac imaging

The European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has announced the launch of a major new congress in early April 2020, creating bridges among all cardiovascular imaging more

New IDF guidelines on diabetic foot for primary care doctors

The latest clinical practice guidelines on diabetic foot for primary care health professionals released by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) were introduced at the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Congress 2017 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab more

Presence of four clinical variables predict pneumonia in LRTIs

Fever (>37.8°C), increased pulse rate (>100/min), crackles on auscultation and low oxygen saturation (< 95%) are predictors of pneumonia in lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs), according to new data published online November 22, 2017 in the European Respiratory more

UACR is a prognostic factor in patients with type 2 diabetes

Findings from the Saxagliptin Assessment of Vascular Outcomes Recorded in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus–Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (SAVOR-TIMI) 53 Trial published online December 6, 2017 in JAMA Cardiology show an independent association of high urinary albumin to creatinine ratio (UACR) levels, more

Study identifies new biomarkers to diagnose pancreatic cancer

A study published in the British Journal of Cancer, online November 9, 2017 has identified four new biomarkers which improved sensitivity (95%) and specificity (94.1%) for the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer when combined with more

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Type 2 diabetes can be more severe in younger people
This condition increases the risk of comorbid conditions by two to three times
New Delhi, 07 December 2017: A new study has indicated that Type-2 diabetes is more aggressive in younger people than in adults. The research has also indicated that the risk of complications in younger people with type-2 diabetes is two to three times higher than type-1 diabetes. It is alarming to note that one in every four (25.3%) people under 25 with diabetes in India has adult-onset type-2 diabetes. This condition should ideally strike only older adults with a family history of diabetes, obesity, unhealthy diets and inactivity.
Younger people with Type 2 diabetes do not need to be on insulin. However, they are at a greater risk of developing life-threatening complications such as kidney damage and heart problems than those who are dependent on insulin. The data indicates that about 56.1% of the registered young diabetics have been hospitalized at least once for acute diabetes-related complications. Additionally, 1 in 7 of them had at least one complication or “co-morbid” condition.
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