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14th April 2018
Patients have the right to know the credentials of the treating doctor

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

A colleague of mine in the US needed a hip replacement surgery to be done via minimally invasive technique. He found that there is a learning curve for hip replacement surgery, which stipulates a minimum 100 patients to become an expert in this surgery. He identified a surgeon, who had done 92 such surgeries and waited for him to reach the figure of 100. He then underwent the surgery in the US.

A doctor's wife needed a surgical intervention for acoustic neuroma. Injury to the facial nerve during surgery is still a major concern. The surgeons were asked directly about the number of such cases operated by them and their success rates in facial nerve preservation. One surgeon in the US said that he had no facial nerve damage in his last 800 cases. The patient was successfully operated in the US without any complications. ... read more

Top News

Childline and POCSO e-Box Information now on back cover of NCERT text books

National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has published the information regarding Childline (1098) – 24x7 Helpline for children and POCSO E-box on the back side of the front cover of all the course books from class 6th to class 12th. To equip the children with the information regarding the possible modes of protection / complaints,..... read more

Breaking News

Using genetic test as guide to anticoagulant treatment improves patient outcomes

As per a new research in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine, genetic testing for CYP2C19 mutations can be used to guide anticoagulant treatment after stent placement.
Patients with the mutations who received 1 of 2 clopidogrel alternatives compared to clopidogrel were more than 3 times less likely to die or have a myocardial infarction,..... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 13th April 2018

As per WHO suspected Syria chemical attack has affected over 500 people: Over 500 people may have been affected by a suspected chemical attack last week on Syrias rebel-held town of Douma. The symptoms included respiratory failure, severe irritation of mucous membranes and disruption to the central nervous system. WHO said more than 70 people.... read more

Practice Updates

US FDA finalizes guidances to accelerate development of reliable next generation sequencing-based tests

The US Food and Drug Administration has finalized two guidances to drive the efficient development of a novel technology that scans the DNA of a person to diagnose genetic diseases, which are usually hereditary, and guide medical treatments.... read more

Revised molecular classification for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

A new study published online April 11, 2018, in The New England Journal of Medicine has identified four genetic subtypes of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) to better predict prognosis and tailor therapy. Patients with activated B-cell-like (ABC) DLBCL have about a 40%... read more

Even a very brief exposure to PM2.5 increases risk of acute LRTIs in children

Even a very brief exposure to airborne fine particulate matter PM2.5 increases the risk of acute lower respiratory tract infection in young children, according to a new study involving more than 100,000 patients published April 13, 2018 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine..... read more

New and potentially fatal events with alemtuzumab in patients with MS

Three separate studies published online March 30, 2018 in the journal Neurology have reported new and potentially life-threatening adverse events associated with the use of alemtuzumab in patients with multiple sclerosis namely, eight cases of acute acalculous cholecystitis,... read more

History of chronic hypertension increases risk of adverse perinatal outcomes

Women with a history of chronic hypertension despite normal blood pressures before 20 weeks of gestation are at a greater risk of adverse perinatal outcomes, according to a retrospective cohort study published April 6, 2018 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.... read more

Sugar sweetened beverages increases risk of death from heart disease

Results of the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study presented March 21, 2018 at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2018 show that high intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and fruit juices doubled the risk of dying from heart disease..... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
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Be aware of what you are consuming to avoid colon cancer
Smoking can greatly increase the risk of this condition
New Delhi, 13th April 2018: Certain iron supplements may influence the development of colon cancer as per a recent study. It concludes that both ferric citrate and ferric EDTA, found in supplements, cause an increase in cellular levels of amphiregulin, a biomarker for cancer, even in low doses.Most supplements are only marked as 'iron' or 'iron mineral'. It is important to be aware of what one is consuming.

With respect to incidence and mortality rates, in the Indian scenario, colorectal cancer stands fourth in men and third in women. The fact that about 25% to 30% of Indians are vegetarian offers some protection against cancer.

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