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13th August, 2017
IMA Updates
  • Medical Council of India (MCI) with inputs from IMA has drafted a document for Indian Medical services. The same will be placed in the next executive committee meeting of MCI.
  • MCI with inputs from IMA has finalized a draft for Guidelines to govern the prosecution of medical doctors for offences of which criminal rashness or criminal negligence is an ingredient. The same will be placed in the next executive committee meeting of MCI.
  • MCI with inputs from IMA has drafted standard medicolegal check list so that doctor's diary may be sufficient to be taken up as an evidence (based on Pt. Parmanand Katara vs Union of India & Ors on 28 August, 1989).
  • MCI with inputs from IMA is in process of drafting guidelines for deciding negligence (8.6 Professional incompetence shall be judged by peer group as per guidelines prescribed by Medical Council of India).
Practice changing IMA policies
 
IMA TB Initiative: GTN
  • GeneXpert (sputum diagnosis)
  • Treat and Trace (treat with daily fixed dose combination regimen and trace all contacts)
  • Notify @ Nikshay
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Top News
Practice Updates
FDA approves QVAR RediHaler for asthma in children
Study shows sustained steroid free remission with tocilizumab in giant cell arteritis
Experimental drug found to be safe and effective in Niemann-Pick Type C1 Disease
Occupational exposure is a major risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis
Single-dose Azithromycin leads to high treatment failure rates in M. genitalium infection
Eating more fruits and vegetables reduces risk of cholecystectomy
Endothelial dysfunction assessment by non-invasive peripheral arterial tonometry in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease compared with healthy subjects
Collagen turnover biomarkers and systemic right ventricle remodeling in adults with previous atrial switch procedure for transposition of the great arteries
Cardiac-directed expression of a catalytically inactive adenylyl cyclase 6 protects the heart from sustained beta-adrenergic stimulation
Temporal Relation between Myocardial Fibrosis and Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Association with Baseline Disease Severity and Subsequent Outcome
Thrombin induced platelet-fibrin clot strength in relation to platelet volume indices and inflammatory markers in patients with coronary artery disease
 
eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
1. Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase. 
2. Phosphoglucomutase. 
3. Lactate-dehydrogenase. 
4. Glucokinase.
Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 2:Planting Potatoes
A big breakfast may be key to losing weight
Breakfast with a high glycemic index is harmful and can lead to cravings later in the day

New Delhi, 12 August 2017: In a recently conducted study, sedentary, obese women lost almost 5 times as much weight on the "big breakfast" diet compared to women following a traditional, restrictive low-carbohydrate diet. As per the IMA, having a good breakfast made up of carbohydrates and lean protein, can help lessen cravings and hunger during the rest of the day, which can lead to significant weight loss.
 
Eating breakfast with high glycemic foods may be harmful. After eating cereals or a doughnut, the blood sugar and insulin levels spike. Once this blood sugar is used up, the body will still have excess insulin circulating, which leads to hunger pangs and craving for carbohydrates.
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