Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
12th May 2019
Understanding negotiation: First No than Yes

Dr KK Aggarwal and Professor Nitin Aggarwal

SFO: DIFT and FTID are two important negotiation principles.

Door-in-the-face (DITF) technique is a compliance method commonly studied in social psychology.

The persuader attempts to convince the respondent to comply by making a large unrealistic unreasonable request that the respondent will most likely turn down, much like a metaphorical slamming of a door in the persuader's face.

The respondent is then more likely to agree to a second, more reasonable request, than if that same request is made in isolation.....read more

Grave medical negligence: Three patients on ventilator die at this city hospital

Dr KK Aggarwal and Ira Gupta

Three patients on ventilator support died on Tuesday night at Tamil Nadu’s Madurai Government Hospital due to an unexpected power failure. After the incident, the kin of the deceased patients sat on a dharna in front of the hospital seeking action against the apathy of the concerned officials.

According to the relatives of the deceased, three people died & two more who were on ventilator were fighting for life after a power cut that continued for nearly two & half hours in Madurai.

The power cut happened after rains accompanied by thunderstorms lashed the temple town yesterday night.read more

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NHS Stroke action to save hundreds of lives

A new £9 million program to spot heart conditions earlier will save at least 200 lives and offer protection to thousands more, announced NHS England on May 7, 2019. The scheme which will continue until next March, will see nearly 20,000 people at high risk of experiencing a stroke receive targeted checks and treatment as part of the NHS Long Term Plan’s renewed focus on preventing and tackling killer conditions. .... read more

Singapore reports first case of rare monkeypox virus

Singapore has reported its first case of the rare monkeypox virus brought in by a Nigerian man who, according to authorities, may have been infected by bushmeat that he ate at a wedding. Monkeypox, a virus similar to the human smallpox which was eradicated in 1980, does not spread easily from person to person, but can be fatal in rare cases. .... read more

European Commission Approves Dupilumab for Severe Asthma

The European Commission (EC) has approved dupilumab (Dupixent) as add-on maintenance therapy for patients 12 years or older with severe asthma with type 2 inflammation characterized by increased blood eosinophil levels and/or increased fractional exhaled nitric oxide, whose condition is poorly controlled with high-dose inhaled corticosteroid plus another medicine..... read more

Another Benefit from Bariatric Surgery, Urinary Leakage Decreased

More than half of obese patients with urinary incontinence had improvement or resolution of the problem following bariatric surgery, reported a study presented at the American Urological Association annual meeting.....read more

Whole-Body MRI Could Streamline Cancer Staging

Two British studies have revealed that whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) staging had accuracy similar to that of current standard staging pathways for lung and colon cancers, and led to the same treatment decisions. The studies, conducted at 16 English hospitals and published....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

Medical Voice

WHO is establishing technical advisory group and roster of experts on digital health

WHO is establishing a global multi-disciplinary technical group to advise us on issues related to digital health.

WHO’s newly-established Digital Health Department will work to harness the power of digital health technologies and steer developments to contribute to the attainment of all people to the highest level of health through the General Programme of Work (GPW13) triple billion goals and Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages). World Health Assembly resolution WHA/71 A71 on digital health underpins this work. To support this work,.... read more

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Treat dental infections and badly aligned teeth to prevent oral cancer: HCFI
Non-smokers with poor oral hygiene have an equal risk of acquiring the condition

New Delhi, 11th May 2019: Statistics indicate that dental causative factors for mouth cancers are seen in about 4% to 5% oral cancer cases. While tobacco chewing and smoking remain the main cause of oral cancers, bad dental hygiene with sharp or broken teeth that irritate the internal area of the mouth are among the causes of mouth cancers in people who do not smoke or chew tobacco. The continuous chronic irritation of the skin inside the mouth or the tongue caused by such teeth may trigger cancer.

Estimates indicate that lip and oral cancer cases in India have more than doubled in the last six years. It is imperative to attend to bad dental hygiene, broken, sharp or irregularly aligned teeth immediately to prevent the condition.

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