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Standard Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy (eGFR >30): ACE Inhibitor OR AR Blocker PLUS SGLT-2 Inhibitor

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
19th December 2019
Diabetic nephropathy or overt proteinuria (macroalbuminuria, or "severely increased albuminuria") is usually present with worse glycemic control, hypertension, glomerular hyperfiltration, or in patients with a genetic predisposition.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Partnership to strengthen women and child nutrition policies

19th December 2019 Business and Medicine, Pediatrics
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Women Child Development (WCD) are collaborating to enhance the convergence for meeting the goals of nutrition and health for women and children to achieve the global goal for health and nutrition.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Sustained weight loss in middle-age may lower breast cancer risk

19th December 2019 Pathology & Lab MedicinePharmacists
In women over age 50, losing just four pounds and keeping the weight off can lower breast cancer risk, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed data from 180,000 women and found that the more weight a woman lost - and kept off - the lower her risk of breast cancer,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Endocrine Society Advisory on Minimizing Hypoglycemia in Diabetes

19th December 2019Pathology & Lab Medicine Business and Medicine
The Endocrine Society has introduced the first-ever set of quality measures addressing hypoglycemia for older patients with type 2 diabetes. The three new measures focus specifically on hypoglycemia assessment and reduction in adults aged 65 and... Read more »

Light Therapy May Brighten Alzheimer's Disease Outcomes

19th December 2019 Neurology Psychiatry
Focused light therapy may improve sleep and reduce symptoms of depression and agitation in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias, new research suggests. A small study of 46 participants showed that a higher level of light was significantly associated with improved...Read more »

Lower Bacterial Concentrations With Copper-Encapsulated Beds

19th December 2019 Pharmacists, Public Health
Bacterial concentrations are lower when hospital beds are encapsulated with copper materials, likely reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), researchers report. Investigators measured total aerobic-bacterial concentrations (ACC) on the surfaces of ICU beds during the 15... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can doctor be held liable for not rendering a service or facility, which is not available in the hospital?

19th December 2019
The doctor cannot be held liable for not rendering a facility, which was not available in the hospital. If the hospital knowingly fails to provide some amenities that are fundamental for the patients, then it would certainly amount to medical malpractice;...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Cab Drivers

19th December 2019
Two cab drivers met. "Hey," asked one, "why did you paint one side of your cab red and the other side blue?" "Well," the other responded, "when I get into an accident, you should see how all the witnesses contradict each other....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Acantholysis is characteristic of:

19th December 2019
1. Pemphigus vulgaris.
2. Pemphigoid.
3. Erythema multiforme....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Poor hygiene habits may lead to typhoid

19th December 2019
Typhoid fever is caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi and is transmitted through the ingestion of food or drink contaminated by the feces or urine of infected people. Flying insects feeding on feces may occasionally... Read more »

eSpiritual: Collective Consciousness

19th December 2019
Consciousness is an energized field of information with powers to do everything in the universe. Collective consciousness is the internet of the collective souls of many people in a group. Collective consciousness is the strongest...Read more »

Inspirational: Two Monks and a Pretty Lady

19th December 2019
Once upon a time, a big monk and a little monk were traveling together. They came to the bank of a river and found the bridge was damaged. They had to wade across the river. There was a pretty lady... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Gilead's NASH combination treatment fails mid-stage study

NASH, or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, is a fatty liver disease related to obesity that affects about 5% of the global population and is poised to become the leading cause of liver transplants. Gilead Sciences Inc said on Monday all combinations of its three drugs to treat NASH were unsuccessful in a mid-stage study,...Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Fruit and vegetable intake and bone health

Fruits and vegetables are potential sources of micronutrients including calcium, vitamin K, folic acid, magnesium, potassium, to name a few, and bioactive compounds. There is increasing evidence of a positive... Read more »


Subjective social status in adolescents with asthma: Psychosocial and physical health outcomes.

Asthma prevalence and morbidity are disproportionately higher among youth with lower socioeconomic status (SES). A new study published in Health Psychology examined the subjective social status (SSS) of pediatric populations,...Read more »


Predicting skin barrier dysfunction and atopic dermatitis in early infancy.

The purpose of a new study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology was to identify parental, prenatal and perinatal predictive factors of dry skin, high transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and atopic dermatitis (AD) at 3 months of age,... Read more »

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