Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
14th October 2019

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Riding a bicycle lowers the BP in patients with essential hypertension

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

A Cyclathon will be held as part of the 26th Perfect Health Mela at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from 18th to 20th October.

The Cycle rally with professional cyclists will be flagged off from India Gate at 7am on 19th October (Saturday) and end at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

The Cyclathon is not a race or competition. The aim is to promote cycling as a means to healthier life and cleaner environment...read more

Lasmiditan: A new treatment for migraine?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Physicians may soon have the option of a new treatment for migraine. Oral lasmiditan has been approved by the US FDA for the acute (active but short-term) treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults. It is not indicated for preventive treatment of migraine. It will be available in doses of 50 mg, 100 mg and 200 mg.

Lasmiditan is a serotonin agonist, which targets the 5-HT1F receptor. It supposedly exerts its beneficial effect by terminating migraine in the brain stem and preventing processing of the migraine centrally...read more

Practice Updates

Western Pacific Region’s health leaders pledge to tackle antimicrobial resistance and strengthen tobacco control

Health leaders at the 70th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Western Pacific have endorsed action plans to fight antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and further reduce smoking... read more

As measles deaths in DRC top 4,000, UNICEF rushes medical kits and vaccinates thousands more children

UNICEF is vaccinating thousands more children against measles and rushing life-saving medicines to health centers across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as deaths from the world’s largest measles outbreak top 4,000.... read more

Nearly 12% of Indians above 50 have diabetes, finds new survey

NEW DELHI: Prevalence of diabetes in India has been recorded at 11.8% in the last four years with almost same percentage of men and women suffering from the disease which is often called a silent killer, shows the latest National Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy Survey report for 2015-19.... read more

FDA allows marketing of first rapid diagnostic test for detecting Ebola virus antigens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) to detect Ebola virus antigens (proteins) in human blood from certain living individuals and samples from certain recently deceased individuals suspected to have died from Ebola (cadaveric oral fluid)... read more

New Criteria May Aid Earlier, More Accurate Diagnosis of aMCI

Taking a patient's sex into account may facilitate earlier diagnosis of amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) in women by adjusting for the so-called life-long "female advantage" in verbal memory performance, which can mask early signs of dementia, new research suggests... read more

OCT Bests FFR Guidance in Optimizing PCI

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) guidance is superior to fractional flow reserve (FFR) guidance in assessing and intervening in angiographically intermediate coronary lesions (AICL) and optimizing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs), a new study suggests.... read more

Adhesive Strips An Alternative to Biopsy for Kids With Atopy?

Tape stripping for cellular marker evaluation provides a new option for monitoring children with atopic dermatitis (AD), suggests a study published online October 9 in JAMA Dermatology. The researchers found that 77 of the 79 biomarkers evaluated were detected in the tape strip samples and that key inflammatory markers... read more

IDEJ Update

Indian Diabetes Educator Journal (IDEJ), 1st of its kind in India aims to keep the members of diabetes care team abreast with concepts of DSME (Diabetes self-management education) and DSMS (Diabetes self-management support). IDEJ has set a new benchmark in educating the diabetes educators about evolving the concept of DSME- reaching to more than 25000 through Digital and Print Medium..... read more

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a. This condition puts her at a higher risk for cervical cancer; therefore, she should have a Papanicolaou (Pap) smear annually.
b. The most common treatment is metronidazole, which should eradicate the problem within 7-10 days.
c. The potential for transmission to her sexual partner will be eliminated if condoms are used every time they have sexual intercourse.
d. The human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes Condylomata acuminata, can’t be transmitted during oral sex.
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