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13th December, 2017
Straight from the Heart: IMA-FOMA Resolutions

Members: Indian Medical Association, All India Ophthalmological Society, Urological Society of India, Geriatric Society of India, Indian Radiology & Imaging Association, Indian Academy of Echocardiography, Heart Care Foundation of India, Cardiological Society of India, Association of Surgeons of India, Indian Psychiatric Society, Delhi Psychiatrist Society, Indian Orthopaedic Association, The Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of India, Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists, Association of Physicians of India, Indian Academy of Echocardiography, FFPAIA, Indian Society of Hospital waste Management, Academy of Hospital Administration,

IMA- FOMA (Federation of Medical Associations) Resolutions

  • IMA will be the mother NGO for FOMA (Federation of Medical Associations).
  • All Major-Medical Associations in India will be invited to become Hony. Member of FOMA through their President/Secretary or their nominee.
  • IMA FOMA members will physically meet at least twice in a year and through e-connect as and when required.
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Top News

India now free of ‘infective trachoma’, says Health Minister

Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17) on Friday. He declared that India is now free from ‘infective trachoma’, and termed this as a momentous achievement. The survey findings indicate that the active trachoma infection has been eliminated among children in all the survey districts with overall prevalence of only 0.7%.... read more


Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Forum 2017

A Universal Health Coverage Forum is being held in Tokyo from 12-15 December to mark the Universal Health Coverage Day on 12th December. Hosted by the Govt. of Japan, World Bank, World Health Organization, UNICEF, UHC2030 and JICA, the aim of the forum is to galvanize collective action toward #HealthforAll..... read more

Practice Updates
Physical activity reduces risk of cancer in heart patients

Heart disease patients are less likely to die of cancer if they are fit, suggests an observational study in more than 12 000 patients presented December 9, 2017 at EuroEcho-Imaging 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. In a study of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease referred for exercise echocardiography,...read more


Ibrutinib + venetoclax well tolerated in refractory CLL

Early results from the CLARITY trial show that the combination of ibrutinib with venetoclax is well tolerated in relapsed, refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Only two of 41 patients experienced biochemical tumor lysis syndrome (TLS). Sixty percent of the patients were in complete remission,...read more


Overweight and obese RA patients less likely to achieve sustained remission

Results from the Canadian Early Arthritis Cohort Study published online November 30, 2017 in Arthritis Care and Research show that overweight rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients were 25% and obese patients were 47% less likely to achieve sustained remission....read more


FDA approves the first short-acting "follow-on" insulin product to treat diabetes

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Admelog (insulin lispro injection), a short-acting insulin indicated to improve control in blood sugar levels in adults and pediatric patients aged 3 years and older with type 1 diabetes...read more


Early hypotension following out of hospital cardiac arrest in children reduces chances of survival

Findings of a post hoc secondary analysis of the Therapeutic Hypothermia After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest (THAPCA) trial suggests poor prognosis for children who had hypotension in the first 6 hours after temperature intervention for resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest....read more


Metformin improves survival in older adults with diabetes and moderate CKD

In older adults with type 2 diabetes and moderate to severe chronic kidney disease (eGFR 30–44 mL/min/1.73 m2), starting metformin versus a sulfonylurea considerably reduced relative and absolute risk of mortality,....read more

 
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India has the highest number of TB patients across the world
Missing doses can defeat the purpose of DOTS therapy
 
New Delhi, 12 December 2017: According to recent reports, with 2.79 million cases, 4.23 lakh deaths, and an average of 211 new infections diagnosed per 100,000 people, India currently has the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) patients across the globe. India also has the most number of MDR-TB patients in the world as well as the largest number of ‘missing’ TB patients. There are several million who have not been identified, notified, or treated and these people remain off radar.
 
TB is a highly infectious disease cured by providing proper medication at the right time for the full duration of the treatment. The drug regimen is called DOTS and is provided free under the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP).
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