Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
10th March 2019

CKD in India: Early detection is the key to its prevention

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Chronic kidney disease or CKD is becoming a major public health problem globally, including in India.

The exact burden of CKD in India is not known, but CKD is becoming an epidemic in the country. The prevalence of CKD in India is estimated to be 800 per million people. Every year about 2.2 Lakh new patients of end stage renal disease (ESRD) get added in India resulting in additional demand for 3.4 crore dialysis every year....read more

Passion is the channel that can empower womankind

In the quest to emulate something or someone extraordinary, don't forget to be the best that only you can be. Grow or even outgrow but strengthen with each piercing arrow.

In light of International Women's Day, I introspect about the entrepreneurial journey I embarked on almost five years ago with the intention of striking a chord with the empowered women of our country....read more

Medical Voice

What is the definition of tobacco tar

Dear Colleague
What is the definition of tobacco tar:As per National Cancer Institute USA tar is a chemical substance made when tobacco is burned? Tar contains most of the cancer-causing and other harmful chemicals found in tobacco smoke..... read more

Practice Updates

Dr Soumya Swaminathan named Chief Scientist at WHO

Soumya Swaminathan, a Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organisation has been named Chief Scientist of the WHO. As Deputy Director-General Programmes (DDP), she was one of the three DDGs assisting WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus..... read more

No research, no promotion, govt tells its doctors

Chennai: At least one in 10 government doctors with the experience to be promoted as a professor was denied promotion as he/she did not satisfy the Medical Council of India (MCI) criteria of publishing at least four research papers in indexed medical journals as first or corresponding authors.... read more

Older women with normal BMI but more belly fat at higher risk of heart disease and stroke

A new study presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions in Houston this week has found that postmenopausal women shaped like apples are at higher risk for stroke and heart attack than their pear-shaped counterparts.... read more

High rate of viral suppression among people new to HIV care

Eighty-six percent of individuals who entered HIV care soon after diagnosis maintained viral suppression after 48 weeks, as per results of the iENGAGE trial presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2019) in Seattle... read more

Study shows association between dry eye disease and migraine headaches

Patients with migraine headaches were 20% more likely to have comorbid dry eye disease compared with the general population, according to results of a population-based case-control study of 72969 patients published online March 7, 2019 in JAMA Ophthalmology.... read more

A new score to predict intra-abdominal abscess in patient with Crohn's disease

A study published in the Journal of Crohn's Colitis has defined a new, five-parameter risk score, which can predict intra-abdominal abscess in Crohn's disease (CD) patients presenting to the emergency department (ED),... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
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India continues to show lack of progress in child nutrition
Identifying focus areas and a targeted approach are need of the hour
New Delhi, 9 March 2019: Despite the National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS-4) showing an encouraging improvement in child nutrition, India continues to fare poorly in world rankings on child nutrition. What needs to be done, where, how and by whom are the questions we need answers to. The focus must be on the pregnant, breastfeeding mother and the child, especially in the first two years of the child's life, which is the crucial phase for physical, mental and cognitive development.
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