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16th December 2018
Should dialysers be reused?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Hemo-dialyzer reuse is the practice of using the dialyzer multiple times for a single patient. The basic procedure for dialyzer reprocessing involves four steps: rinsing, cleaning, performance testing, and disinfection/sterilization. The process of reprocessing is done by automated or manual methods. Meticulous adherence to an established protocol is essential to ensure safety of the procedure.

Reuse is largely used as a cost containment measure in areas of limited resources such as in our country. In the United States, reuse is rarely practiced.

Three main areas of concern with reuse of dialyzer are: more

Stethoscopes are potential sources of hospital-acquired infections

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

A stethoscope is an essential diagnostic tool in a physician's armamentarium. It is also the most recognizable sign of the medical profession. But, now they are gaining another new identity, as potential routes of infection transmission.

Failure of stethoscope hygiene is becoming a common cause of transmission of infection. Evidence shows stethoscopes as capable of also transmitting potentially resistant bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) more

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Top News

India to increase public health spending to 2.5 pc of GDP, says PM

New Delhi, Dec 12 (PTI) India is set to increase its public health spending to 2.5 per cent of its GDP by 2025, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday, as he asserted that women, children and youth will continue to remain at the heart of every policy, programme and initiative of the government.... read more

Practice Updates

RCOG recommendations on pain management during pregnancy and breastfeeding

A new Scientific Impact Paper from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has recommendations on the management of pain medication for women during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The findings support use of appropriate pain relief options,... read more

New AHA report on mental health in the workplace

The American Heart Association (AHA) released a comprehensive report titled "Mental Health: A Workforce Crisis" focusing on mental health in the workplace-an issue the organization wants employers in the US to tackle head-on.... read more

Subclinical hypothyroidism may worsen heart failure

A new study published Dec.14, 2018 in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure has suggested that subclinical hypothyroidism and low T3 syndrome may worsen heart failure. Compared with heart failure patients who had normally functioning thyroid, ... read more

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity ISWD conference January 2019

Extra-intestinal manifestations of non-celiac gluten sensitivity

Non celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) has an immune-related background. Indeed there is a strong evidence that a selective activation of innate immunity may be the trigger for NCGS inflammatory response.... read more

The Year in Medicine 2018: News that made a difference

Aspirin fails for primary CVD prevention

  • No cardiovascular benefits of aspirin seen (ASPREE and ARRIVE trials)... read more

The Top Trending Clinical Topics of 2018: Trend 4: Aspirin

Two major trials presented at this year's ESC Congress (August 25-29, 2018 in Munich, Germany) are largely responsible for our fourth overall trending clinical topic of 2018... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: The Comfort Zone
Inspirational Story 2: Beginning Today
Park your car away from your work place and walk 10 minutes to your worksite
Walking is the best exercise that requires no investment or extra time

New Delhi, 15th December 2018: Statistics indicate that about 34% of Indians - 24.7% male and 43.9% females - are not active enough to stay healthy. Globally, more than 1.4 billion adults are at risk of diseases from not doing enough physical activity. The data also shows that if the current trends continue, the 2025 global activity target of a 10% relative reduction in insufficient physical activity will not be met.

Insufficient activity puts people at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some cancers, according to the first study to estimate global physical activity trends over time.

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