Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
14th April 2019
Air pollution now linked to development delays in children

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Young children who live near a major roadway are at greater risk of developmental delays because of traffic-related pollutants, concluded a new study published in the journal Environmental Research. They were twice as likely to score lower on tests of communications skills, compared to those who live farther away from a major roadway.

An additional finding from the study was that the offspring of women who were exposed to high levels of ultra-fine airborne particles and ozone (traffic-related pollutants) during pregnancy were also at risk of developmental delays during infancy and early childhood.....read more

The first 2-drug complete regimen for HIV-infected adults who have never received ART

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Dolutegravir and lamivudine have been approved by the US FDA as the first fixed-dose, complete regimen for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults with no antiretroviral treatment history and with no known or suspected substitutions associated with resistance to the individual components of the drug.

Currently, the standard of care for patients who have never been treated is a 3-drug regimen.

With this approval, patients who have never been treated have the option of taking a two-drug regimen in a single tablet while eliminating additional toxicity and potential drug interactions from a third drug.....read more

Video Of The Day : Women and Heart
Practice Updates

US state proposes legislation requiring all 911 operators to be trained in telephone CPR

Minnesota lawmaker Julie Sandstede has proposed a legislation that would require all 911 operators in the state of Minnesota to be trained in telephone CPR. Telephone CPR is the process in which a 911 operator helps the caller identify cardiac arrest with a short script and provides "just-in-time" instructions on how to provide CPR, said Dr. Michael Kurz, chairman of the American Heart Association's Telecommunicator-CPR Task Force..... read more

WHO scales up health response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, took a first-hand look at response efforts to save lives and protect health for the people in Beira, the city hardest hit by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. “The next few weeks are crucial and speed is of the essence if we are to save lives and limit suffering,”.... read more

FDA issues final rule on safety and effectiveness of consumer hand sanitizers

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final rule designed to help ensure that hand sanitizers available over-the-counter (OTC) are safe and effective for those who rely on them. The rule establishes that certain active ingredients are not allowed to be used in OTC hand sanitizers, formally known as topical consumer antiseptic rub products, .... read more

Human health can be 'mostly sustained' for a year in space: NASA Twins Study

Spending 340 days aboard the International Space Station between 2015 and 2016 caused changes in astronaut Scott Kelly's body, from his weight down to his genes, according to the results of the NASA Twins Study published Thursday in the journal Science. The majority of changes that occurred in Kelly's body, compared with his identical brother, Mark, on Earth, returned to normal once he came back from the space station....read more

Once-weekly ketamine infusions shown to have rapid and sustained antidepressant effects

Once-weekly ketamine infusions have rapid, cumulative, and sustained antidepressant effects in people with treatment resistant depression (TRD), suggests a new research published online March 29, 2019...read more

Chlorhexidine bathing does not reduce MDR organisms in non-critical-care hospital patients

Compared with routine bathing , decolonization with universal chlorhexidine bathing and targeted mupirocin for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriers did not significantly reduce multidrug-resistant organisms in non-critical-care hospital patients in general medical and surgical ...read more

Medical Voice

1. Acupuncture administered in the emergency department (ED) is feasible and beneficial as a non-opioid, non-pharmacologic option for treating pain, new research suggests (epartment of Integrative Medicine, Aurora Health Center, Milwaukee)

2. Levels of vitamin B9 and B12 deficiency are high in children and particularly adolescents with psychiatric disorders (Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Spain).... read more

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Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
A. Once a year after puberty.
B. Once a year after either turning 21 or having sexual intercourse for the first time.
C. Once a year after age 21 and every two years after 30.
D. Once a year if you’re not in a monogamous relationship.
E. Once a year unless you’ve been vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV). Then screening is not necessary.
Lifestyle Updates
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A 3 dimensional approach to Management of Diabetes
Urinary tract infections may exacerbate with irrational antibiotic use
Any soreness or irritation while passing urine should be checked
New Delhi, 13 April 2019: Only one-third of patients who go to the emergency department with suspected urinary tract infection (UTI) actually have evidence of this infection. However, almost all patients were treated with antibiotics, without no use, contributing to the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Although a non-infectious cause is established for many of these cases, antibiotics are often continued unnecessarily, which drives the emergence of AMR.

UTI is an infection in any part of your urinary system - kidneys, ureters, bladders and urethra. Most infections attack the lower urinary tract, which is the bladder and urethra. UTIs are caused due to microbes such as bacteria which take over the body’s defences in the urinary tract.

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