First National Daily eMedical Newspaper of India
Nobody Reports News Better Than Us  
Editorial (Dr K K Aggarwal)                                                                                       (Dr RN Tandon)
We have improved our eMediNexus Platform with a far superior user experience.
Please click here to try it
12th November, 2017
IMA Policy on Antibiotics
At the Antimicrobial Resistance Conference, held in New Delhi yesterday, to discuss the IMA Antibiotic Policy, the following decisions were taken.
  • Doctors should write the antibiotic in a box to differentiate it from other drugs in the prescription.
  • The role of antibiotics should be discussed in an informed consent.
  • When prescribing antibiotics, clear instructions should be given to the patient about no refill of antibiotic prescription without signature of the doctor.
  • No antibiotic cover or prophylactic antibiotic should be given without a high degree of clinical suspicion.
To Read More or Comment, Click Here
Special
Video Of The Day Diabetic Retinopathy
Top News
Practice Updates
 
eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
1. pKa of a drug is the pH at which the drug is 50% ionized.
2. Small changes of pH near the pKa of a weak acidic drug will not affect its degree of ionization.
3. Knowledge of pKa of a drug is useful in predicting its behavior in various body fluids.
4. Phenobarbitone with a pKa of 7.2 is largely ionized at acid pH and will be about 40% non-ionized in plasma.
Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: :Cure for Sorrow
Inspirational Story 2: A Message by a Woman
Treatment for cerebral palsy currently limited to palliative care in India
Lack of oxygen during labor and pregnancy for the fetus is probably one of the reasons
 
New Delhi, 11 November 2017: There are about 25 lakh children and adults in India with cerebral palsy (CP). The incidence of this condition around the world is 2 to 2.5 cases per 1000 live births. In most people with CP, the cause is unknown, and the condition has no known cure. As per the IMA, the treatment options for this disorder in India is currently limited to palliative care
 
CP is an umbrella term covering a group of non-progressive, but often changing, motor impairment syndromes secondary to lesions or anomalies of the brain arising in the early stages of development (i.e., up to 5 years). It includes various kinds of disabilities such as difficulty in coordinated and alternate movements, abnormal movements and postures, and difficulty in keeping the body in antigravity postures.
To Read More or Comment, Click Here