Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
10th April 2019
"Superbug"...moving from bacteria to fungus

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

The fungus, Candida auris is an emerging “superbug” and is fast becoming a global health threat.

The CDC has added drug-resistant C. auris to a list of germs, which are considered as "urgent threats."

C. auris has been reported from South Korea, India, Pakistan, Kuwait, Israel, Oman, South Africa, Colombia, Venezuela, the United States, Canada, and Europe, including the United Kingdom, Norway, Germany and Spain (Clin Microbiol Rev. 2017;31(1). pii: e00029-17). A total of 617 cases have been reported in the US till March 29, 2019.....read more

Aim to achieve mucosal healing when treating patients with ulcerative colitis

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

The American College of Gastroenterology has updated its guidelines on diagnosis and management of ulcerative colitis in adults. These guidelines have been published in the March 2019 issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology

Some key recommendations include:....read more

Video Of The Day : Update on Nuclear imaging
Practice Updates

London gets world's first 24-hour air pollution charge zone

London is the first city in the world to implement a 24-hour, seven day a week Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), inside which vehicles will have to meet tough emissions standards or face a charge, reported CNN on Monday..... read more

Polluted air cuts short life expectancy by 20 months

The life expectancy of a child born today could be reduced by an average of 20 months due to health damage caused by air pollution. In South Asia, where air pollution levels are the highest, the life expectancy for children born in countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh falls by more than 30 months, according to the annual State of Global Air report, .... read more

Physicians may overprescribe antibiotics to children during telemedicine visits

Children are more likely to be overprescribed antibiotics for colds, sinus infections and sore throats during telemedicine visits (52%) than during in-person visits to primary care providers (31%) or urgent care facilities (42%), suggests a study published.... read more

ICMR National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research now becomes mandatory

Indian Council of Medical Research's (ICMR) National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research has become mandatory and needs to be adhered to for all biomedical research in the country as per the New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules 2019 released recently by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. This will be effective after 180 days from the date of publication of Gazette.....read more

Adding lost productivity doubles the total cost of heart attacks and strokes

The full financial cost of a heart attack or stroke is twice as much as the medical costs when lost work time for patients and caregivers is included, according to a new research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The study suggests that victims of heart attack and stroke who.... read more

The first 2-drug complete regimen for HIV-infected patients who have never taken ART

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Dovato (dolutegravir and lamivudine), as a complete regimen for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults with no antiretroviral treatment history and with no known or suspected substitutions associated with resistance to the individual components of Dovato..... read more

Medical Voice

1. A new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine offers a blueprint for how doctors can use artificial intelligence to help them diagnose diseases. The authors outline the benefits of machine learning to reduce physician error and streamline the health care system. They also highlight the challenges of using AI in medicine — cautioning that even machines can't be perfect..... read more

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
A. Stops the flow of fluid when he feels uncomfortable
B. Lubricates the tip of the catheter before inserting it into the stoma
C. Hangs the bag on a clothes hook on the bathroom door during fluid insertion
D. Discontinues the insertion of fluid after only 500 ml of fluid has been instilled
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Don't Be Afraid
Inspirational Story 2: The 12 Gifts of Birth
A 3 dimensional approach to Management of Diabetes
Fasting can transcend food alone and cover other aspects of life too
Intermittent fasting during Chaitra Navratri can be good for health
New Delhi, 9 April 2019: At the outset, the Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) wishes everyone a very happy Chaitra Navratri. This festival is observed at the start of the summer for preparing the body to tolerate summer. Fasting in an integral aspect of this festival in India, making Navratri a process of detoxifying the body, mind, and soul. Some fast for religious reasons, and others do it to cut back on unwanted calories and lose weight.

Studies indicate that intermittent fasting can help in improving a person's blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and insulin sensitivity.

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