Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
11th August 2019

With NMC taking over it may be time to revise MCI Code of Ethics (Part 2)

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Here is how the American Medical Association Principles of Medical Ethics changed from that issued in 1980 to that adopted in 2001.

Appendix B American Medical Association Principles of Medical Ethics (1980)


The medical profession has long subscribed to a body of ethical statements developed primarily for the benefit of the patient. As a member of this profession, a physician must recognize responsibility not only to patients, but also to society, to other health professionals, and to self. The following Principles adopted by the American Medical Association are not laws, but standards of conduct which define the essentials of honorable behavior for the physician. ...read more

Always exclude conductive hearing loss in patients presenting with new sudden hearing loss

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Conductive hearing loss must be ruled out when evaluating for sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) in patients who present with new hearing loss. Patients with idiopathic sudden SSNHL (SSNHL with no identifiable cause despite adequate investigation) must be distinguished from those with nonidiopathic SSNHL. These recommendations are a part of the updated clinical practice guidelines for sudden hearing loss, published August 1 in the journal Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

The key action statements as per the guideline are as follows: ...read more

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Sao Paulo Call to Action for the Prevention and Control of High Blood Pressure

Increased blood pressure is a leading risk for death and disability globally. The World Hypertension League and partner organizations have developed the 'Sao Paulo Call to Action for the Prevention and Control of High Blood Pressure: 2019.' It aims to help align health and scientific organizations and hypertension experts with global best practices for hypertension control.... read more

Food will be scarce, expensive and less nutritious, climate report says

Food will become scarcer, grocery prices will spike and crops will lose their nutritional value due to the climate crisis, according to a major report on land use from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released Thursday. The climate crisis will also change what kinds of crops farmers can grow. The report found that quantitatively food nutrition could also decline. Wheat grown at high carbon dioxide levels,... read more

Drinking three cups of coffee a day may increase migraine risk, says study

Drinking three or more cups of coffee daily may be associated with a higher risk of migraine, according to a study published in the American Journal of Medicine. The study evaluated the role of caffeinated beverages as a potential trigger of migraine. The researchers found that among patients who experience episodic migraine, one to two servings of caffeinated beverages were not associated with headaches on that day.... read more

Cortisol in Hair May Help Diagnose Teen Depression

Elevated concentrations of the stress hormone cortisol in hair could potentially predict depressive symptoms in teenagers, but this relationship is not necessarily linear, new research suggests. A study that included more than 400 adolescents linked cortisol levels to a greater risk for depression. Investigators also found a relationship between lower cortisol levels and other psychiatric conditions... read more

West Nile Virus Neuroinvasive Disease on the Rise

West Nile Virus (WNV) neuroinvasive disease incidence was up nearly 25% in 2018 from the average incidence from 2008 to 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. WNV in 2018 caused 94% of domestically acquired arboviral disease (which are diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks), the authors note. The authors also note that for the first time since 2013,.. read more

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Key medical devices for primary health care

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has published the updated version of theList of Priority Medical Devices for the first level of care. This aims to help countries in the Region of the Americas prioritize critical devices and respond effectively to the main health issues faced by their population. Thedevices range fromclothing and personal protective equipment for health workers, to instruments, supplies, solutions, reagents, medical gasses and furniture. It also includes medical equipment such as infant scales, stethoscopes and vital signs monitors... read more

IDEJ Update

Indian Diabetes Educator Journal (IDEJ), 1st of its kind in India aims to keep the members of diabetes care team abreast with concepts of DSME (Diabetes self-management education) and DSMS (Diabetes self-management support). IDEJ has set a new benchmark in educating the diabetes educators about evolving the concept of DSME- reaching to more than 25000 through Digital and Print Medium..... read more

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