Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
13th April 2019
Should medical errors be punished or forgiven?

Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta

RaDonda Vaught, a nurse working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been charged with reckless homicide in the death of a patient, Charlene Murphey. She is facing criminal prosecution by the State of Tennessee. She typed in "VE" in the pharmacy computer and selected the wrong drug to administer-VECURONIUM instead of VERSED.

She made a mistake in believing that the first drug on the screen was the drug that she had intended.

The natural law principle is of not putting fellow humans at imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death. But, there are certain terms we must understand:....read more

Advise power training to increase muscle power in your patient

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Muscle power has prognostic value. For the first time, a new study presented at EuroPrevent 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology has shown that people with more muscle power tend to live longer.

"Power training is carried out by finding the best combination of speed and weight being lifted or moved. For strength training at the gym most people just think about the amount of weight being lifted and the number of repetitions without paying attention to the speed of execution. But for optimal power training results, you should go beyond typical strength training and add speed to your weight lifts," says Professor Claudio Gil Araújo, director of research and education, Exercise Medicine Clinic – CLINIMEX, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.....read more

Video Of The Day : Unity in diversity
Practice Updates

PHC 30-30-30, PAHO's new Regional Compact on Primary Health Care for Universal Health

In order to help the countries of the Americas achieve universal health, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has launched the Regional Compact on Primary Health Care for Universal Health: PHC 30-30-30. This Compact establishes goals to eliminate barriers to health access, and to increase funding by 30% to the first level of care by 2030..... read more

Getting back to work after a heart attack

Heart attack patients with the desire to return to work can do it, suggests a new study published April 11, 2019 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The probability of returning to work depends mainly on the patient's decision – do they want to go back or not? Next are psychological factors, with lack of confidence, depression and anxiety all predicting failure to return..... read more

Low cholesterol linked to higher risk of bleeding stroke in women

A new study published in the April 10, 2019, online issue of Neurology finds that women who have levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol 70 mg/dL or lower may be more than twice as likely to have a hemorrhagic stroke than women.... read more

Yoga improves mobility and well being in patients with mild to moderate Parkinson's patients

Compared with conventional stretching and resistance training exercise, mindfulness yoga showed additional benefits on psychological distress, spiritual well-being, and health-related quality of life in patients with mild-to-moderate...read more

Obesity speeds up the start of puberty in boys

Girls are not the only ones who go through puberty early if they have obesity. Boys with obesity enter puberty at an earlier age than average, according to a study presented at the recently concluded ENDO 2019,...read more

Medical Voice

1. Acupuncture administered in the emergency department (ED) is feasible and beneficial as a non-opioid, non-pharmacologic option for treating pain, new research suggests (epartment of Integrative Medicine, Aurora Health Center, Milwaukee)

2. Levels of vitamin B9 and B12 deficiency are high in children and particularly adolescents with psychiatric disorders (Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Spain).... read more

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
a. The client sets the drainage bag on the floor while sitting down.
b. The client keeps the drainage bag below the bladder at all times.
c. The client clamps the catheter drainage tubing while visiting with the family.
d. The client loops the drainage tubing below its point of entry into the drainage bag.
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: The Tattooed Homeless Man
Inspirational Story 2: Believe in Yourself
A 3 dimensional approach to Management of Diabetes
Anemia can lead to several other complications and delay recovery time
Iron-deficiency and anemia are not one and the same
New Delhi, 12 April 2019: Patients with anemia who have been diagnosed with tuberculosis take longer time, and require a more intensive treatment plan, to get better, noted a new study by the central government’s Safdarjung Hospital. The study noted that three out of four newly diagnosed tuberculosis patients were anemic at the time of diagnosis of tuberculosis. There is also a need to manage underweight issues and provide counselling and health educational activities for tuberculosis patients.

Iron deficiency (depleted iron stores in the body) and anemia are often perceived as interchangeable terms. While iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia, but the two are different.

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