Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
13th October 2019

Hand washing with soap and water: Use good quality soap with TFM above 76%

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Hand washing with soap and water is the simplest and also the most economical way to remove dirt and prevent transmission of harmful microorganisms and control spread of infection. But, it is important to choose the right type (quality) of soap.

The quality (or grading) of soap is determined by the total fatty matter (TFM), defined as the total amount of fatty matter (fatty acids - oleic, stearic and palmitic), which can be separated from a sample after splitting with mineral acid (hydrochloric acid). ...read more

Test for Giardia in patients with chronic diarrhea

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has published updated practice guidelines on laboratory evaluation of patients with functional diarrhea and diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D).

These guidelines are applicable for the evaluation of the immunocompetent patient with "watery" diarrhea of at least 4 weeks duration. They exclude patients with bloody diarrhea; diarrhea with signs of fat malabsorption; presentations with alarm features (weight loss,...read more

Practice Updates

Today is the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Held every 13 October, the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face... read more

Union Health Minister urges states to raise healthcare spending by at least 8% of budget

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday urged the states to increase healthcare spending to a minimum 8 per cent of the budget so as to achieve the targeted public health expenditure of 2.5 per cent of the GDP by 2025.... read more

WHO welcomes vital new funding for the Global Fund

The World Health Organization welcomes new funding commitments made at the Global Fund's Sixth Replenishment Conference in Lyon hosted by the Government of France. The pledges, amounting to USD 14.02 billion will cover a three-year period (2020-2022) to finance the fight against HIV, TB and malaria.... read more

High-Fiber Diet Tied to Lower CV Risk in Diabetes, Hypertension

High-fiber diets can improve blood pressure, cholesterol level, and fasting glucose in patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), suggests a new study presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Middle East Conference 2019 and the 10th Emirates Cardiac Society Conference.... read more

Too Many IBD Patients Treated Inappropriately, says Study

Almost 15% of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) showed evidence of excessive steroid use or dependency – an excess deemed avoidable in more than half of cases, a 19-center British study noted... read more

Medical Voice

Dengue in India

Odishadengue outbreak: 28 patients tested positive for dengue in the last two days daily at SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack. Of the 67 blood samples examined on Tuesday, as many as 23 blood samples have been tested positive for Dengue virus. Similarly, a total of 155 samples examined on Wednesday out of which as many as 34 tested positive for the vector-borne disease....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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