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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
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11th March, 2018
All non-medical professions should support IMA in its fight against NMC
"Join the All India Cycle Yatra today'

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

At a time, when the medical profession is facing its darkest hour, it is having to deal with another blow in the form of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill approved by the Union Cabinet in December last year.

The Bill proposes replacing the IMC Act 1956 with a new Act – NMC and replacing the Medical Council of India (MCI), the current statutory regulatory body with a new body, the National Medical Commission (NMC).

Besides being anti-poor and anti-people, the Bill is non-representative as there is no representation of doctors from every state. The bill is undemocratic as only about 10% members of the proposed commission would be elected, the remaining 90% would be nominated by the central govt. Moreover, the Bill gives the Central govt. wide ranging powers to dissolve the commission or even supersede the commission. And, the decision of the Central Govt. would be final and is not open for any require of any type..... read more

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PM launches National Nutrition Mission

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launched the National Nutrition Mission and Pan India Expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) covering all 640 districts of the Country at a mega event held at Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan.... read more

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Sudden death of 19 year old at Barmer Rajasthan

All such cases should end up with molecular autopsy
Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
1. When an adolescent dies unexpectedly, an assessment of the cardiac anatomy is essential via autopsy.
2. Histologic examination can find cardiomyopathic conditions.
3. Arrhythmia as a cause of death cannot be assessed on post-mortem examination.... read more

Practice Updates

ADA, AACE, AADE and Endocrine Society express disagreement with ACP guidelines for A1c target

Together, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Association for Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and the Endocrine Society strongly disagree with the American College of Physicians’ (ACP’s) proposed new guidance that suggests higher blood glucose targets for people with type 2 diabetes.... read more


FDA warns duodenoscope manufacturers about failure to comply with required postmarket surveillance studies to assess contamination risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to all three duodenoscope manufacturers for failing to comply with requirements of federal law under which they were ordered to conduct postmarket surveillance studies to assess the effectiveness of reprocessing the devices..... read more


Study shows benefits of IV arginine following acute metabolic strokes

Children with mitochondrial diseases who suffered acute metabolic strokes benefited from rapid intravenous treatment with the amino acid arginine, experiencing no side effects from the treatment. These findings were published online February 2, 2018 in Molecular Genetics and Metabolism..... read more


Lung function declines rapidly in women who work as cleaners

Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research published online February 16, 2018 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine..... read more


Diclofenac Patch most effective topical NSAID for osteoarthritis

Topical NSAIDs were effective and safe for osteoarthritis in a new systematic review and network meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Diclofenac patches were the most effective topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for pain relief in osteoarthritis..... read more


Gluten-free diet reduces pain in gluten neuropathy

A strict gluten-free diet is associated with a significant reduction in peripheral neuropathic pain in patients with neuropathy due to gluten sensitivity, suggests a new study to be presented at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2018 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California..... read more

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Influenza A is a shape shifter, with new strains emerging each year
This condition can be a huge economic burden and reduce productivity
 
New Delhi, 10 March 2018: Researchers have indicated that given the limitations of available drugs, flu-triggered respiratory diseases can claim up to 6,50,000 lives even in a non-pandemic year. While one-third of those infected may not have any symptoms, the remaining fall severely ill with the flu every year. This poses a huge burden on economies, in terms of medical care and lost productivity.

Influenza A is an archetypal shape shifter and causes most human outbreaks. The flu germ exists in dozens of sub-types of which two, H1N1 and H3N2, currently circulate in humans. Each of these further have many different strains, with new ones emerging all the time — each needing its own vaccine.

All healthcare workers and high risk patients must ensure that they are vaccinated. Government must ensure that vaccines are available under prize control.

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