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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
11th July 2018
No surgical procedure carries zero risk of death: Every consent should mention it

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Death associated with anesthetic procedures is 1-4 deaths per 10,000 anesthesias. The in-hospital mortality rates for hip fractures range from 1-10%. In patients undergoing cardiac bypass surgery, mortality is 2-5% for all patients and about 1% for the lowest-risk elective patients. As per the American College of Surgeons, one of 1,000 patients die during a cholecystectomy. Mortality in hysterectomy from 0.6 to 1.6 per 1000 procedures. Post-appendectomy mortality rate at 30 days is reported to be 2.1 per 1000.

The most widely accepted definition of HCAIs was given by Friedman et al (BMC Med. 2014;12:40), who defined it as an infection present at hospital admission or within 48 hours of admission in patients that fulfilled any of the following criteria: ...read more

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Today is World Population Day: "Family Planning is a Human Right"

World Population day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights. This is also the day when the world population reached five billion people, designated as Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987... read more

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Morning MEDTalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 11th July 2018

After gaming addiction now sex addiction added in mental disorder list

In an announcement marked by WHO, sex addiction has been stated to be as a mental illness. The landmark move by the WHO could lead to treatment for compulsive sexual behaviour. Its inclusion on WHO’s International Classification of Diseases list comes a few weeks after gaming addiction was added.... read more

Practice Updates

Long-term survival worse for black survivors of in-hospital cardiac arrest

Compared with white patients, Blacks who survive cardiac arrest during hospitalization had 28% lower relative likelihood of surviving one year and a 33% lower relative likelihood of surviving to five years odds of long-term survival, according to new research published in the... read more


Reducing the duration of antibiotic treatment reduces risk of resistance

New research published July 9, 2018 in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution says that antibiotic treatment should stop as soon as possible to prevent patients passing the critical point of becoming resistant to their effects. According to the researchers, resistance may still develop... read more


Pediatric Asthma Yardstick guidance on step up treatment in poorly controlled asthmatic children

The Pediatric Asthma Yardstick is a new guideline from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) with recommendations on when and how to step-up therapy in children with poorly controlled asthma. The guideline published in the June 2018 issue of the Annals of... read more


Physician burnout increases the risk of medical errors

As per a new study published online July 9, 2018 in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, physicians reporting errors were more likely to have symptoms of burnout (77.6% vs 51.5%), fatigue (46.6% vs 31.2) and recent suicidal ideation (12.7% vs 5.8%). The study further suggests that... read more


Women who work long hours at risk of developing diabetes

Evaluation of effect of long work hours on incident diabetes in 7065 Ontario workers followed for 12 years revealed that working 45 hours or more per week was associated with an increased incidence of diabetes among women, but not men. The study was published online July 2, 2018... read more


Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a risk factor for maternal heart disease

New research shows that young women, average age of 27 years, with gestational hypertension or pre-eclampsia in their first pregnancy had increased rates of developing chronic hypertension, type 2 diabetes and hypercholesterolemia later on in life. The study is published July 3, 2018 ... read more


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Niti Aayog unveils blueprint of National Health Stack, a shared digital infrastructure, as part of the scheme
 
New Delhi, 10 July 2018: In a recent development, the NITI Aayog has unveiled the blueprint of National Health Stack (NHS), a shared digital healthcare infrastructure. This is in line with the implementation of the Centre’s flagship scheme Ayushman Bharat and other public healthcare programmes in the country. Among the key components of NHS are national electronic health registries, a coverage and claims platform, personal health records framework, national health analytics platform and Digital ID. It is expected to boost the creation of healthcare solutions based on technology.

The Niti Aayog has invited comments from all stakeholders on its draft consultation paper titled ‘National Health Stack Strategy an Approach’. The NHS will facilitate collection of comprehensive healthcare data across the country. Ayushman Bharat aims to provide an annual coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family and benefit more than 10 crore poor families.

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