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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
15th June 2018
PM10 levels spike in Delhi-NCR due to dust storms

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The air quality in Delhi-NCR has again deteriorated to ‘severe’ and ‘hazardous’ levels. The reason is the frequent dust storms that the capital has been facing recently. This ground level dust storm has increased suspended particulate matter in the air, particularly PM10, with levels higher than 500 and even crossing 800. Levels of PM 2.5 are not so high at less than 100.

AQI ranging between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 severe..

This picture is typically seen in construction sites, which generate high levels of dust. Dry sweeping also produces a significant amount of dust. Total VOCs may be normal in conditions of high dust levels..... read more

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The A-Z of Practice Management Tools

Practice management tools are the software designed to perform specific activities related to your day-to-day practices. It is, therefore, important to choose the right management tools and software to meet practice requirements and efficiently manage clinical operations. Features of a Practice Management Tool..... read more

Top News

Health Minister launches Accelerated Plan for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis

The Union Health Minister Shri JP Nadda released the accelerated plan for elimination of lymphatic filariasis 2018 at the 10th meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF). During his inaugural address, Shri Nadda said that India as a Global leader is committed to eliminating lymphatic filariasis transmission and disease burden so that our future generations are free ... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 15th June

Lymphatic filaria eradication by 2020 A new three-drug combination, Ivermectin, Diethyl Carbamazine and Albandazole, pilot rollout will be initiated in five States; Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Maharashtra. The rollout will see a mass drug administration (MDA) campaign in endemic districts as half of Indias population is susceptible to LF infection... read more

Practice Updates

Personalized goals & financial incentives motivate heart patients to increase their physical activity

A new trial published June 13, 2018 in the Journal of the American Heart Association has observed that wearable devices combined with financial incentives and personalized goal-setting significantly increased physical activity among ischemic heart patients. Patients in the incentive group significantly ... read more


Patients with type 2 diabetes at risk of Parkinson’s disease later in life

People with type 2 diabetes had a 31% increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease later in life, according to a large study published in the June 13, 2018, online issue of Neurology. Younger patients aged 25 to 44 years were at greater risk. The risk was 49% higher in patients who had complications of diabetes..... read more


Study finds no significant link between brain injury and IV fluid treatment of DKA in children

Giving intravenous (IV) fluids to treat diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in children does not appear to worsen the brain swelling that may accompany the condition, according to a study published June 13, 2018 in the New England Journal of Medicine..... read more


Violations, mistakes and unintentional slips cause active failures in practices to control pathogen transmission

A qualitative study published online June 11, 2018 in JAMA Internal Medicine has reported active failures in use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and transmission-based precautions in hospitals, potentially leading to self-contamination. These failures included violations in practice, .... read more


C. difficile co-infection increases mortality in IBD patients

Clostridium difficile co-infection in inflammatory bowel disease is associated with significantly greater in-hospital mortality and greater healthcare utilization, according to a study published June 11, 2018 in the European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.... read more


Having a previous cesarean section increases risk of infection during cesarean section

History of previous cesarean section, smoking, illicit drug use, and obesity increase the likelihood of developing an infection during a C-section delivery, according to a retrospective chart review of 90 C-section deliveries presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)..... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
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Positive attitude and respect for elders are essential for healthy ageing
Certain lifestyle changes must be made right from the middle age to counter health problems later
 
New Delhi, 14th June 2018: As per an analysis by the WHO, about 60% of people surveyed across 57 countries had negative views of old age. Older people are often viewed as less competent and less able than younger people. Awareness needs to be created that a positive attitude towards the elderly can help them age in a healthy manner.

Countries everywhere outside Africa are rapidly growing older. With the current population trend continuing, it is expected that by 2050 nearly 1 out of 5 people in the world will be over 65, and close to half a billion will be older than 80. Smaller, young populations will have to care for large, older populations with increasingly expensive health care needs.

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