Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
15th April 2019
Give Them a Chance

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Following a petition in the Delhi High Court, the Medical Council of India has said that those with over 80 percent disability won't be barred from postgraduate courses

The Medical Council of India (MCI) recently submitted to the Delhi High Court that discriminatory regulations for postgraduate (PG) medical education have been amended and people with over 80 percent disability will no longer be barred outright. They will now be considered on a case-by-case basis and evaluated for functional competency while using assistive devices.....read more

Hour-1 Bundle in sepsis

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

For critically ill patients with sepsis or septic shock, time is of the essence.

Although the starting time for the Hour-1 bundle is recognition of sepsis, both sepsis and septic shock should be viewed as medical emergencies requiring rapid diagnosis and immediate intervention.

The Hour-1 bundle encourages clinicians to act as quickly as possible to obtain blood cultures, administer broad spectrum antibiotics, start appropriate fluid resuscitation, measure lactate, and begin vasopressors if clinically indicated. ....read more

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Practice Updates

WHO says Ebola not an international 'health emergency' but risks spreading across DR Congo border

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) "does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern", according to a statement issued on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO)..... read more

Health care professions condemn new Brunei laws

Geneva, Switzerland, 12 April 2019 – The World Health Professions Alliance has condemned new laws, recently put in place by the Brunei, which it considers to be inhumane and discriminatory, and in breach of international human rights agreements. The new penal code, introduced on 3 April, imposes death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, as well as amputations for theft and public flogging for abortion..... read more

DTAB proposes notifying all medical devices as 'drugs'

The Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) has recommended notifying all medical devices as 'drugs' and make it mandatory for them to follow regulatory norms such as registration, testing of products as well as reporting of adverse reactions..... read more

The first targeted therapy for metastatic bladder cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to Balversa (erdafitinib), a treatment for adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic bladder cancer that has a type of susceptible genetic alteration known as FGFR3 or FGFR2, and that has progressed during or following prior platinum-containing chemotherapy.....read more

Duodenoscope contamination rates continue to high, finds FDA

Postmarket surveillance studies examining the percentage of clinically used duodenoscopes which remain contaminated with viable microorganisms after use of labeled reprocessing instructions continue to show higher than expected levels of contamination....read more

Medical Voice

1.According to the latest guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, a person's levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol should remain under 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) to maintain health. However, new research from the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, has found that women with LDL levels below 100 mg/dl may actually be more at risk of hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke. This type of stroke, though less common than an ischemic stroke, is harder to treat and thus more dangerous to the person experiencing it.... read more

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
A. Oxygen at 1-2L/min is given to maintain the hypoxic stimulus for breathing.
B. Hypoxia stimulates the central chemoreceptors in the medulla that makes the client breath.
C. Oxygen is administered best using a non-rebreathing mask
D. Blood gases are monitored using a pulse oximeter.
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: A little monkey and man
Inspirational Story 2: This is Good
Breastfeeding is the highest form of immunity for a child
The first milk or colostrum is liquid gold and boosts health
New Delhi,14 April 2019: Breastfeeding mothers can be vaccinated according to the routine and recommended schedules, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine. There are no risks associated with giving breastfeeding mothers routine and most other standard vaccinations, including measles, and, in fact, there are benefits for both the mothers and infants.

Breastfeeding has also earlier been suggested to cut the risk of asthma and benefit the mother's wellbeing.

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