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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
16th May 2018
Hospitals should not insist patients to buy disposables and drugs only from their pharmacy: PIL

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri and MS Ira Gupta

A PIL bearing Writ Petition (Civil) No. 337/2018 titled as "Siddharth Dalmia & Anr. versus Union of India & Others" has been filed and the same was listed for on 14.05.2018 before the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.

The said PIL seeks Writ of Mandamus or any other appropriate Writ, order or direction under Article 32 of the Constitution of India, banning the Hospitals from compelling and forcing the patients and their attendants to mandatorily purchase medicines, medical devices and implants, and medical consumables from the Hospitals or hospital pharmacies only, and further declare and direct that the patients and their attendants shall be free and have the choice to purchase medicines, medical devices and implants and medical consumables from the vendor of their choice and the Hospitals cannot compel the patients their attendants to buy medicines, read more

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REPLACE, a guide from WHO to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fats in foods

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Exposure to air pollution in utero associated with higher BP in childhood

Children who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution during the third trimester of their mother's pregnancy had a 61% higher risk of elevated systolic blood pressure in childhood, according to new research published May 14, 2018 in the journal Hypertension. ..... read more


ESC consensus statement on inflammation in atherosclerosis

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has published a consensus statement on inflammation in atherosclerosis in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology online May 15, 2018. The document reiterates the significance of a healthy lifestyle to protect against heart disease and concludes that more evidence is needed before anti-inflammatory drugs can join statins as ... read more


Adding VAT score to MMSE improves prediction of dementia

Adding the Visual Association Test (VAT) to the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) increases its accuracy in predicting dementia, suggest researchers in a study published online May 14, 2018 in the Annals of Family Medicine. According to them, VAT score has incremental value in discriminating between older adults with and without increased risk of dementia, especially ..... read more


Poor prognosis in patients with both CAD and depression

A study published May 2018 in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants has recommended proactive screening for depression in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) as prognosis is poor in patients with both CAD and depression. And, doctors should be aware of tools to diagnose and then manage depression in these patients..... read more


Girls with heavy menstrual bleeding should be screened for bleeding disorders

Up to 20% of girls with heavy menstrual bleeding will have an underlying bleeding disorder, most commonly von Willebrand disease, says a study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, online May 7, 2018. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends screening of postpubertal girls and adolescents with heavy menstrual bleeding for von Willebrand disease.... read more

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Increase in the incidence of gout among young Indians in their 30s and 40s
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New Delhi, 15 May 2018: According to a study, the incidence of gout has been increasing worldwide over the past 50 years. In India, the disease is affecting a growing number of younger people as well. Although it can affect people of any age, there are an increasing number of people in their 30s and 40s being diagnosed with this condition. There is a need to create awareness on the fact that prevention is the best way to avoid gout.

Gout is an inflammatory form of arthritis which occurs due to a build-up of uric acid crystals - an excess of which is called hyperuricemia - in the blood. It is possible to have elevated levels of uric acid (higher than 6 mg/dl, which is the norm) without developing gout, but when this excessive uric acid is deposited in a single joint, it results in gout pain.

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