Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
19th November 2019

Understanding Air Masks and Air Purifiers

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Types of Respirators or Masks

  1. The first type of respirator removes contaminants from the air and are called air-purifying respirators (APRs). APRs include particulate respirators, which filter out airborne particles, and "gas masks," which filter out chemicals and gases.
  2. Other respirators protect by supplying clean respirable air from another source. Air-Supplying Respirators (ASRs) comprise this category of respirators. They include airline respirators, which use compressed air from a remote source; and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), which include their own air supply....read more
Practice Updates

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019 - 18 - 24 November

Each November, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.... read more

Today is World Toilet Day

Toilets save lives, because human waste spreads killer diseases. World Toilet Day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. World Toilet Day is celebrated on 19th November every year. This year, the Day is drawing attention to those people being left behind without sanitation.... read more

FDA approves first contact lens indicated to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first contact lens indicated to slow the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children between the ages of 8 and 12 years old at the initiation of treatment... read more

New AHA/ACC Performance and Quality Statement on Hypertension

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have jointly published new clinical and performance quality measures for adults with high blood pressure (HBP). The comprehensive paper, which focuses on diagnosis and treatment of HBP, includes 22 new measures... read more

At-Risk Individuals Need Surveillance for Familial Pancreatic Cancer

Individuals who have multiple close relatives with pancreatic cancer should undergo surveillance for pancreatic cancer, according to updated recommendations from the International Cancer of the Pancreas Screening (CAPS) Consortium... read more

Medical Voice

Bacteriophage therapy may ease severity of alcoholic hepatitis

(NIH): A specific strain of a common bacteria found in most people with alcoholic hepatitis correlates with greater liver disease severity and mortality, according to a new study published in Nature. Alcoholic hepatitis is a serious form of alcohol-associated liver disease, and people with it have high levels of the bacterium Enterococcus faecalis... 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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