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16th March, 2018
Employing Ayush doctors in ICUs is professional misconduct

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

On Wednesday night, CNN-News18 broadcast a story which showed ICUs in some private hospitals in both Indore and Bengaluru did not have an accredited intensivist or a critical care physician, in charge and instead were being managed by Ayush doctors.

Employing Ayush doctors in ICUs violates the Code of Ethics Regulations as prescribed by the MCI in several ways and is a professional misconduct.

There are no ICUs in Ayush systems of medicine. Hence, their practitioners are inexperienced and/or ill-equipped in managing critically ill patients even with Ayush therapies...... read more

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Diagnostic errors most common safety concern for patients

The ECRI Institute has released a list of the top 10 patient safety concerns that confront healthcare organizations in order to help them to decide where to focus their patient safety efforts.
Topping the list is diagnostic errors. .... read more

Practice Updates

Canakinumab fails to prevent progression of prediabetes to diabetes

The anti-inflammatory drug canakinumab had no effect on rates of newly diagnosed diabetes in people who had prediabetes, according to a new research presented March 12, 2018at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session in Orlando, Florida..... read more

Signs of chronic kidney disease evident even before a diagnosis of diabetes

A study published February 9, 2018 in the journal PLoS One says that many patients who will later be diagnosed with diabetes show signs of chronic kidney disease (CKD) even before their diabetes diagnosis. About 30% of diabetic veterans..... read more

A new 'smart' continuous glucose monitor for diabetes

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new stand-alone continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system, Medtronic's Guardian Connect for people with diabetes aged 14 to 75 years and who use multiple injections of insulin daily...... read more

Individuals with very high serum urate levels do not always develop clinically evident gout

Although baseline serum urate concentration was a strong, concentration-dependent predictor of evident incident gout, only about half of those with serum urate concentrations ≥10mg/dL develop clinically evident gout within a period of 15 years, according to a study published online February 20, 2018.... read more

Study links traumatic brain injury to violent behavior

Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be a risk factor for violent behavior, arrests, and an earlier age at time of conviction, suggests a review published online February 26, 2018 in the Lancet Psychiatry...... read more

Patients with dengue fever at higher risk of stroke

Patients with dengue fever have a higher risk of stroke, especially in the first two months following infection, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The risk of stroke was as high as 2.49 times in the first 2 months of infection with dengue relative to control patients who did not have dengue...... read more

Pediatrics Updates

Gastrointestinal transit scintigraphy in chronic constipation evaluation in pediatric age

The aim of a recent study published in Revista Espanola de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular was to demonstrate the usefulness of gastrointestinal transit scintigraphy in pediatric patients with chronic constipation, and the advantages with respect to other imaging techniques..... read more

Laparoscope-Assisted Heart-Shaped Anastomosis for Hirschsprung's Disease.

A recent study published in the Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques aimed to determine the long-term effects of laparoscope-assisted heart-shaped anastomosis (LHSA) in comparison with the laparoscope-assisted Soave procedure (LSP)..... read more

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Sleep disorders on the rise in India
Measure your neck circumference to know your proneness
Unhealthy lifestyles and eating some of the pertinent reasons
New Delhi, 15th March 2018: One of every five patients in India suffers from sleeping disorder, as per a study and about 20.3% patients visiting doctors for such issues ask for sleeping pills.

Many patients suffer from sleep disturbances, the reasons for which include hectic schedule, night shifts, and high stress levels. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) seems to be one of the most common sleep disorders.

OSA is a disorder in which there is brief and repeated interruptions in breathing during sleep because the muscles at the back of the throat press down on the upper airway. Some of the causes include being overweight, small upper airway, large tongue, and tonsils.

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