Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
18th June 2019

Supreme court to hear pil seeking protection for doctors today

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition on 18th June filed seeking security for doctors in government hospitals across the country.

In the wake of strikes called by doctors across the country to protest the attack on a doctor in West Bengal, PIL has been filed in Supreme Court seeking protection for doctors.

The PIL seeks a direction to the Central government to deploy uniformed security personnel at every government hospital to ensure the safety of doctors. PIL has also prayed for a direction to the government to formulate guidelines for the safety of doctors and for the same to be implemented in "letter and spirit". ...read more

Do not equate big risks, small risks and hypothetical risks under one umbrella as unsafe

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

When the government warns us about the risks of fats, salt, sugar, alcohol or electronic cigarettes, they equate big risks, small risks and hypothetical risks under one umbrella as "unsafe." No one talks about potential risks against potential benefits.

Cigarettes contain nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide. Of these tar and carbon monoxide are known carcinogens.

Electronic cigarette devices create a vapor (aerosol) people inhale, providing nicotine without the carcinogenic tar....read more

Some suggestions for increasing self-respect and respect of doctors

Dr Mithilesh Chandra

Doctors should unite and stop bowing down to the politicians and administrators and making home visits and vying with each other as to who pleases netaji more by holding their pulse, urine and stool samples.

Any neta calling any doctor whether in govt. hospital or private set up to come and see him at home, should be politely refused and should be asked to come to the hospital so that complete check-up can be done. We should stop treating them as VIPs and they will then stop treating us shabbily....read more

Practice Updates

Nipah scare over, says Kerala Health Minister

After one positive case and over 300 suspects, the scare of the second attack of Nipah virus in Kerala is over, state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja told on Saturday.

"Even though the Nipah scare is over and there is no need for complete surveillance, the situation will be under observation till the middle of next month," Shailaja said.... read more

Amid measles outbreak, New York ends religious exemptions for vaccines

Amid an ongoing measles outbreak, New York is requiring schoolchildren to be vaccinated, even if parents have religious objections.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a legislation that removes nonmedical exemptions from school vaccination requirements. The law goes into effect immediately, his office said.... read more

Leuprorelin Depot Handling Errors Prompt EMA Review

Reports of handling errors with depot formulations of leuprorelin (leuprolide acetate, multiple brands) have prompted the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to launch a review.... read more

Incivility in ORs Linked to Diminished Clinical Performance

Research on anesthesiology residents exposed to incivility in a simulated operating room environment indicates that rudeness in the OR has a negative impact on clinician performance.

The recent research published in BMJ Quality & Safety exposed anesthesiology residents to an impatient surgeon-actor in a simulated OR hemorrhage scenario. Compared to a control group ... read more

Father's Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Kids

Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke from their fathers while they're in the womb may be more likely than those who are not to develop asthma by age 6, according to a study of chemical changes to DNA.... read more

Medical Voice

Encephalitis claims lives of 63 children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur

(Inputs from Dr Vipin M. Vashishtha) Recurrent, seasonal outbreaks of acute brain disease in children with high case-fatality rates have been occurring almost every year in some regions of the country. All outbreaks need not have been due to one specific disease / syndrome. Cases may be occurring sporadically also, but whether sporadic and epidemic cases represent one syndrome needs clarification.... 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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