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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
13th August 2018
Heart attack is often the first manifestation of heart disease in young

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Anant Bajaj, MD of Bajaj Electricals dies at 41

Anant Bajaj, managing director of Bajaj Electricals, passed away on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was only 41. Coronary heart disease mainly occurs in patients over the age of 40, but younger men and women can be affected. An age cut-off of 40 to 45 years has been used in many studies to define “young” patients with heart disease or acute heart attack.

In the Framingham Heart Study, the incidence of a heart attack over a 10-year follow-up was 12.9/1000 in men 30 to 34 years old and 5.2/1000 in women 35 to 44 years old. The incidence of heart attack was eight to nine times greater in men and women aged 55 to 64 years. In other studies, 4 to 10 percent of patients with myocardial infarction were =40 or 45 years of age.....read more

Top News

Steps taken by the govt. to maintain the polio-free status of the country

India has been certified Polio free by the Regional Polio Certification Commission on the 27th March 2014. Last case of Wild poliovirus in the country was reported on 13th January, 2011 from Howrah, West Bengal and no wild poliovirus case have been reported thereafter from any State/UT of the country. To maintain the polio-free status of the country, government is taking following measures... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDTalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 13th August 2018

New bed net to prevent malaria: Lancet Now a new bed net with a specific combination of an insecticide and insect growth regulator can prevent millions of cases of malaria as per The Lancet. The net contains a pyrethroid insecticide, which repels and kills the mosquitoes, and an insect growth regulator -- pyriproxyfen -- which shortens the lives of mosquitoes and reduces their ability to reproduce. Compared to conventional nets, this new type of mosquito net reduced the number of cases of clinical malaria by 12 per cent.... read more

Practice Updates

Age of onset of type 1 diabetes influences survival

According to a large nationwide cohort study reported in The Lancet, women who had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes by the age of 10 lost an average of 17.7 years off their life, while men lost around 14.2 life-years.... read more


Enteric infections are common in patients with IBD flares

Non-Clostridium difficile enteric infections were identified in 17% of symptomatic patients with IBD. Endoscopic and histologic findings may not differentiate flare from infection. The study is published August 3, 2018 in the American Journal of Gastroenterology... read more


FDA Panel recommends omadacycline for ABSSSI and CABP

The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Antimicrobial Drug Advisory Committee has recommended omadacycline (Paratek) for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP).... read more


Nocturnal oximetry can identify children with sleep-disordered breathing who would benefit from adenotonsillectomy

Nocturnal oximetry results can be used to identify children with sleep-disordered breathing who are most likely to benefit from adenotonsillectomy, as reported online August 7, 2018 in Pediatrics. The median decline in the number of episodes per hour of oxygen desaturation of 3%... read more


Catch-up HPV vaccination effective for women under 21 years

Catch-up quadrivalent HPV vaccination with three doses was effective against CIN2+ and CIN3+ in girls and women aged 14-20 years at time of first vaccine dose but not for women aged 21 years and older at first dose... read more


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1. pKa of a drug is the pH at which the drug is 50% ionized.
2. Small changes of pH near the pKa of a weak acidic drug will not affect its degree of ionization.
3. Knowledge of pKa of a drug is useful in predicting its behavior in various body fluids.
4. Phenobarbitone with a pKa of 7.2 is largely ionized at acid pH and will be about 40% non-ionized in plasma.
Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: A Pillow and a Blanket
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Heart Care Foundation of India to release cartoon-based booklet on safe driving
Booklet to be released during the 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2018
 
New Delhi, 12th August 2018: To create awareness on safe driving measures during monsoons and winter season, the Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) will come out with a cartoon-based booklet for drivers in association with the Delhi government’s transport department. The booklet will be released during the forthcoming 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2018 being organized by the HCFI in association with the Delhi government’s health department and NDMC.

In a recent study commissioned by auto-maker Chevrolet, on road accidents, it was found that ‘driving during rains’ is considered one of the worst driving scenarios. The top three common concerns faced by respondents during rains were poor road conditions like potholes, open manholes, slippery roads (65%); over-speeding or rash driving (63%); and drunk driving (54%).

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