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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
17th December 2018
DIPP initiates National Medical Devices Promotion Council

Mr. Rajiv Nath and Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

DIPP (Dept of Industry Policy and Promotion) has initiated a National Medical Devices Promotion Council which will provide an impetus and boost Indian Medical Devices manufacturing industry and support the Make in India impetus for Medical Devices in India.

Medical Devices Development Council will help realize our vision for India to be among the Top 5 Medical Devices manufacturing hubs worldwide as the Council will spearhead the policy needs to accelerate the manufacturing of medical devices in India and end the 70-90% import dependence forced upon us and an import bill of over Rs 31, 000 crore....read more


Severe comorbid COPD increases mortality risk in heart failure patients

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are common diseases of aging. Besides being common in old age, both diseases share common risk factors and pathophysiology. As a result, the two often co-exist and influence each other’s clinical course.

This observation has been validated in a new nested case-control study of more than 50,000 UK patients with heart failure from the UK, which found that the greater severity of COPD is associated with increased chances of hospitalizations and increased risk of death in those patients who also have heart failure....read more

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PAHO urges collective action to ensure that everyone, everywhere can access health care

Washington, DC: "Unite for universal health: now is the time for collective action" was the theme for International Universal Health Coverage Day 2018, which took place on 12 December. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) joined the commemorations with a call to work together to find solutions that will ensure that all people have access... read more

Practice Updates

Lusutrombopag approved by EMA for thrombocytopenia in adults with liver disease

The European Medicine Agency's (EMA's) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has approved the thrombopoietin receptor agonist Lusutrombopag Shionogi for the treatment of severe thrombocytopenia in adults with chronic liver disease who are to... read more


Breastfeeding for more than 6 months reduces maternal central obesity

Breastfeeding greater than 6 months is associated with smaller maternal waist circumference up to one decade after delivery. These findings from the POUCHmoms Study were published online Dec 11, 2018 in the Journal of Women's Health. A total of... read more


NICE recommends mpMRI as first-line investigation for suspected clinically localized prostate cancer

A draft clinical guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) as a first line investigation for people with suspected clinically localized prostate cancer. According to... read more


Breast cancer protection from pregnancy starts decades later

Breast cancer risk remains elevated 20-30 years after childbirth, says a new study reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health, along with members of the international Premenopausal Breast Cancer Collaborative... read more


Accuracy of ALCAT 5 in detecting non-celiac gluten sensitivity @ ISWD Conference January 2019

Accuracy of ALCAT 5 in detecting non-celiac gluten sensitivity in patients with severe abdominal pain and bloating: ALCAT 5 could be used to support the clinical suspicion of the presence of NCGS and to address these patients to a blinded gluten challenge. After blinded administration of gluten, 13 out of 25 (52%) ... read more


The Year in Medicine 2018: News that made a difference

Free tuition for medical students

  • New York University offers free tuition to all current and future medical students... read more

The Top Trending Clinical Topics of 2018: Trend 5: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

An interesting occupational hazard contributed to the popularity of the top trending clinical topic in early April... read more

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Adequate pre- and post-delivery care can reduce neonatal deaths
Breastfeeding immediately after birth is of utmost importance
 

New Delhi, 16th December 2018: Statistics indicate that India can avert about 71% of an estimated 6 lakh neonatal deaths each year if all mothers deliver at a healthcare facility, have access to caesarean section services, safe blood and if special care for sick newborns are available. Neonatal deaths take place within the first 28 days of life and account for 62% of all under-5 deaths in India.

An estimated 5 million women still deliver at home each year without any skilled birth attendance, with half the births taking place in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar alone. Globally, 2.9 million lives of mothers and children can be saved by 2030 by providing pre-conception care during pregnancy, labor and delivery, care of the healthy newborn and help for sick newborns.

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