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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
13th June 2018
Affordable Health Care: Five levels of consultation

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

As professionals, we have the privilege to practice medicine and are required to charge a legitimate and ethical professional fee for consultation as prescribed by Code of Ethics Regulations. A breach of these ethics regulations is professional misconduct.

"3.7.1 A physician shall clearly display his fees and other charges on the board of his chamber and/or the hospitals he is visiting. Prescription should also make clear if the Physician himself dispensed any medicine.

1.8 Payment of Professional Services: The physician, engaged in the practice of medicine shall give priority to the interests of patients. The personal financial interests of a physician should not conflict with the medical interests of patients. A physician should announce his fees before rendering service and not after the operation or treatment is under way..... read more

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How to Enhance Your Practice Visibility?

You are one among the 9,88,922 allopathic doctors practising in India. You can find a clinic in every nook and corner. How do you attract patients to your practice? What do you do to become more visible to your target audience? The only solution is to be different from others and think out-of-the-box! This write-up will familiarize you with different approaches to making yourself stand out from the crowd, and increase your patient base..... read more

Top News

Paraguay is malaria-free, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Paraguay as having eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to be granted this status since Cuba in 1973. “It gives me great pleasure today to certify that Paraguay is officially free of malaria. Success stories like Paraguay’s show what is possible. If malaria can be eliminated in one country, it can be eliminated in all countries,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, in a recorded statement. ... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 13th June

Dear Colleague
Mind's Vision
Success is to move on the difficult turns because that is when others are slowing down.
Journal Update JACC
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a growing global health problem and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality.
Heart failure (HF) develops in up to 40% of patients with AF and is the cause of 15% to 30% of all deaths in this patient population.... read more

Practice Updates

In-utero exposure to diabetes increases risk of future type 2 diabetes in offspring

According to a study published online June 11, 2018 in JAMA Pediatrics, in-utero exposure to type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes increased the risk for developing type 2 diabetes before the age of 30 compared with those who had no exposure to diabetes (3.19 vs 0.80 vs 0.26 cases per 1,000 person-years, respectively, p<0.001)..... read more


Erectile dysfunction increases risk for heart disease

Men with erectile dysfunction were twice as likely to experience heart attacks, cardiac arrests, sudden cardiac death and fatal or non-fatal strokes regardless of other risk factors, such as cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure, according new research published June 11, 2018 in the journal Circulation..... read more


Preconception vitamin D levels influence chances of conception and successful pregnancy

Women who are not infertile but have a history of pregnancy loss are more likely to conceive and deliver a live infant if their preconception levels of vitamin D are sufficient, suggests a new study published online May 30, 2018 in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology..... read more


EMA grants marketing authorization to Myalepta for leptin deficiency

The European Medicines Agency (EMA)'s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended granting of marketing authorization for Myalepta indicated for the treatment of complications of leptin deficiency in patients with generalized or partial lipodystrophy which is often associated with severe metabolic abnormalities, including hypertriglyceridemia, insulin resistance ..... read more


ESC/ESH 2018 guidelines for management of hypertension

The new 2018 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Society of Hypertension (ESH) guidelines recommend treating to a systolic BP target targeting systolic blood pressure to 130 mm Hg, and lower if possible, but not lower than 120 mm Hg. The recommended target is less than 140 mm Hg for patients aged 65 and older, as tolerated, but not less than 130 mm Hg.... read more


Mediterranean diet reduces risk of progression to advanced ARMD

New data presented May 1 at ARVO 2018, the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, in Honolulu, Hawaii show that eating a Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of progression to advanced age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) by around 40%.... read more

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
1. Aortic valve.
2. Tricuspid valve.
3. Pulmonary valve.
4. Mitral valve.
Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: Lesson in Leadership
Inspirational Story 2: The lucky starfish
Not just single-use plastic, but the use of all kinds of plastic must be reduced
Efforts to curb pollution need to start at a personal level first
 
New Delhi, 12th June 2018: In a recent announcement, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi said that the country will eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022.It is the most ambitious of all pledges as part of the global actions to combat plastic pollution.The success of this pledge would mean stemming the flow of plastic from about 1.3 billion people living in the fastest growing economy in the world.

Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before being disposed or recycled. Some examples of these include plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging. Only about 10% of plastic items around the world are recycled.

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