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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
11th December 2018
20 out of one lakh die in traffic accidents

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Traffic deaths are now the leading global cause of deaths for children and young adults between 5 and 29 years old as per the recently released WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018. People living in low-income countries have a risk that is three times higher than those in high-income countries. The rates are highest in Africa (26.6 per 100 000 population) and lowest in Europe (9.3 per 100 000 population). And, over twice as many patients die before they reach a hospital in low-income countries than in high-income countries...read more


Should prophylactic PPI be given to intensive care patients at risk for GI bleeding?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Critically ill patients receiving intensive care are at risk of gastrointestinal (GI) stress ulceration. Hence, prophylactic therapy with either histamine H2-receptor antagonists or proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) is recommended by guidelines. But, should prophylactic treatment (PPI) be given to these patients at risk for GI bleeding?

The findings of a new multicenter trial does not appear to think so, given its conclusion that giving PPI to ICU patients to prevent GI bleeding does not seem to affect mortality....read more

Top News

Government to set up panel, boost production of medical devices in India

NEW DELHI: With the aim of reducing India’s dependence on imported medical devices by promoting manufacture and use of local ones, the government is set to form a Medical Devices Development Council, sources said.... read more

Consensus report recommends routine use of reusable respirators by healthcare workers

Reusable respirators are effective and should be widely used to protect healthcare workers day to day and in the event of a public health emergency, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in a new consensus report titled... read more

Practice Updates

Narrative medicine may reduce physician burnout

As reports of rising levels of physician burnout and suicide accumulate, two pediatricians urge medical programs to consider using "narrative medicine" to help humanize practice and begin to treat the heavy emotional toll many doctors experience. ... read more


Low gluten diet alters the intestinal flora of healthy adults @ ISWD Conference January 2019

Compared with a high-gluten diet, a low-gluten diet induces moderate changes in the intestinal microbiome, reduces fasting and postprandial hydrogen exhalation, and leads to improvements in self-reported bloating.... read more


Babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome are more likely to be born with smaller heads

Results of a prospective study reported in the journal Pediatrics, online Dec. 10, 2018 has shown that babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome are more likely to be born with a head circumference below the 10th percentile,... read more


Canadian guidelines emphasize shared decision-making for breast cancer screening

An updated guideline released by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has emphasized shared decision-making between women and their doctors supporting women to make an informed decision based on personal preferences when the balance between benefits and harms is uncertain.... read more


Differentiating early SLE from other SLE-mimickers

A multicenter study of early systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients has identified features that can help differentiate early SLE from other SLE-mimicking conditions. Unexplained fever,... read more


AMA offers first estimate of telemedicine use by physicians in the US

The American Medical Association (AMA) has published the first nationally representative estimates on how many physicians use telemedicine, and what functions it serves in their practices in the December 2018 issue of Health Affairs, based on a 2016 survey of patient care physicians... read more

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
A. Hypervolemia, hypokalemia, and hypernatremia.
B. Hypervolemia, hyperkalemia, and hypernatremia.
C. Hypovolemia, wide fluctuations in serum sodium and potassium levels.
D. Hypovolemia, no fluctuation in serum sodium and potassium levels.
Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: One Step
Inspirational Story 2: Believe in Yourself
Timely hepatitis B vaccination is key to preventing chronic liver disease
Hepatocellular liver carcinoma is the third leading cause of annual deaths due to cancer
 
New Delhi, 10th December 2018: Most liver diseases are silent. By the time the symptoms appear, there is already about 50% or more damage done. In the absence of timely detection and treatment, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver sets in, especially in viral Hepatitis B and C.
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