Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
17th September 2019

One health (human, animal, plant and environment)
Hyderabad veterinary doctor booked over medical negligence over the treatment of a dog

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Following the death of an 11-month-old pet dog belonging to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's official residence Pragati Bhavan, a case has been registered against a private veterinary doctor based on a complaint from the dog's caretaker. The dog was shifted to Animal Care clinic located in Banjara Hills where the dog was provided treatment. While the doctor was administering some injections, the dog died....read more

Mera Asia Mahan 7: Panchakam Sadhana for CMAAO unity (One country, One Asia, One World)

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Bhagavad Gita describes Panchakam Sadhana (five steps) for happy living.

  1. Get detached from the attachments (Moha) which can only be done be aspiring for a higher achievement. Choose chitta (intelligence) over mind; mind over Gnanendriyas (motor organs) and Gnanendriyas (sensory organs) over karmendriyas. Convert likes and dislikes in life to right and wrongs in life....read more
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Practice Updates

Today is World Patient Safety Day

No one should be harmed in healthcare. Yet, 134 million adverse events occur each year due to unsafe care in hospitals in low- and middle-income countries, contributing to 2.6 million deaths annually and 15% of hospital expenses can be attributed to treating patient safety failures in OECD countries.... read more

US FDA sounds alert about NDMA found in samples of ranitidine

(US FDA, Sept. 13, 2019): The US Food and Drug Administration has learned that some ranitidine medicines, including some products commonly known as the brand-name drug Zantac, contain a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) at low levels.... read more

UN General Assembly - Making Universal Health Coverage a reality

At the latest session of the UN General Assembly, the UN will host the first-ever High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage, with the tagline "Moving Together to Build a Healthier World" which, the UN says, will be the most significant political meeting held on universal health coverage ever.... read more

NMC issues mandate to set up simulation labs in medical colleges

Pune: The National Medical Commission (NMC) has issued a mandate to set up skill and simulation laboratories in medical colleges across the country. Welcoming the move, experts in the city said simulation labs are the key to ensure optimum patient safety and desired clinical outcomes. Public health expert Rajiv Yeravdekar, dean of Symbiosis Institute of Health ... read more

Breast Cancer Drugs May Severely Inflame Lungs, Warns FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning that the commonly prescribed breast cancer therapies known as cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 (CDK 4/6) inhibitors may cause rare but severe inflammation of the lungs. The related products include palbociclib (Ibrance, Pfizer), ribociclib (Kisqali, Novartis), ... read more

Vibrating Device Lowers Pain from Cutaneous Cancer Removal

A vibratory anesthetic device relieved injection-site pain during cutaneous cancer removal procedures involving local anesthesia, both in patients who tended to catastrophize pain and in those who did not, revealed a randomized clinical trial, published online in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.... read more

Medical Voice

10 things to know about coping with stressors following a disaster

1.Strong reactions and feelings -such as loss of interest in daily life, sadness, irritability, and confusion, as well as difficulties concentrating- are common and understandable....read more

IDEJ Update

Indian Diabetes Educator Journal (IDEJ), 1st of its kind in India aims to keep the members of diabetes care team abreast with concepts of DSME (Diabetes self-management education) and DSMS (Diabetes self-management support). IDEJ has set a new benchmark in educating the diabetes educators about evolving the concept of DSME- reaching to more than 25000 through Digital and Print Medium..... read more

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3. Chronic liver disease with portal hypertension.
4. Portal hypertension due to extrahepatic obstruction.
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