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

Mera Bharat Mahan 2 : Hypoglycemia, starvation and Chandogya Upanishad

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

As per Chandogya Upanishad, liquid in the food makes urine, blood and Prana; solid food makes stool, muscles and manas; fatty foods make bone, bone marrow and karmendriyas (elimination, procreation, movement, grasping and speech).

Manas in Upanishad means Jnanindriyas (smell, taste, seeing, touch and hearing) along with mind, intellect, ego and chitta or pure intelligence (Fourfold mind or antahkarana chatushtaya).

Ahamkara is derived from the earth tanmatras; Chitta consciousness from jala tanmatra; buddhi discriminative mind from agni tanmatra; manas finite mind from vayu tanmatras and heart from akasha tanmatra....read more

Accurate perfusion assessment is very important in patients with critical limb ischemia

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The American Heart Association (AHA) has published a new scientific statement on critical limb ischemia. Published online August 12 in the journal Circulation, the statement emphasizes upon the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of critical limb ischemia.

Critical limb ischemia is the most severe form of peripheral artery disease (PAD), which can lead to gangrene and amputations if blood flow is not returned to the limbs.

In the statement, critical limb ischemia has been defined as "the presence of ischemic rest pain, nonhealing wound/ulcer, or gangrene for >2 weeks with associated evidence of hypoperfusion as measured by ankle-brachial index (ABI),...read more

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Practice Updates

Number of children orphaned or left unaccompanied by Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo rising fast

The number of children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who have been orphaned or left unaccompanied due to the Ebola epidemic has more than doubled since April, requiring a rapid ramp-up of specialized care in the Ebola-hit provinces of Ituri and North Kivu. UNICEF and partners have registered 1,380 orphans, meaning children who have lost one or both parents to Ebola, since the start of the outbreak just over a year ago.... read more

UN steps up efforts against Dengue fever in Yemen

The World Health Organization has stepped up measures in Yemen to control the spread of dengue fever, a severe, flu-like illness. In a tweet on Thursday, the UN agency said that staff had concluded a second round of dengue prevention measures in Taiz, Yemen's third city. The aim is to help more than 430,000 people in four districts of the embattled city to avoid the mosquito-borne viral infection,... read more

FDA approves third oncology drug that targets a key genetic driver of cancer, rather than a specific type of tumor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to Rozlytrek (entrectinib), a treatment for adult and adolescent patients whose cancers have the specific genetic defect, NTRK (neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase) gene fusion and for whom there are no effective treatments. This is the third time the agency has approved a cancer treatment based on a common biomarker... read more

Liver Disease Related to Obesity and Diabetes Rising in U.S.

The only liver disease becoming more widespread in the U.S. is one driven by obesity and diabetes, even as other types of liver disorders linked to drinking or hepatitis are becoming less common, researchers say. For the study, researchers examined nationwide health survey data collected in five cycles between 1988 and 2016. Over this period, the proportion of adults with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease... read more

Long-Term Infection Risk in Kids with Leukemia

Survivors of childhood leukemia had an increased risk of infection and infection-related hospitalization and death that persisted for years after completing treatment, a large retrospective cohort study showed. From discharge to 5 years, leukemia survivors had a 29% to 77% greater risk of infection as compared with age-matched patients with no history of leukemia.... read more

Medical Voice

Arrest of health professionals deplored

The arrest of four Turkish health professionals for providing medical care to a wounded child in Turkey during a curfew has been deplored by the World Medical Association (WMA) and the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME). The four health staff – a physician Dr. Nesim Sayin and three nurses – were detained and arrested by Turkish authorities earlier this month following a police raid on their homes. According to information...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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