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19th February, 2018
Dr Bawa-Garba Case: Let’s Revise Sepsis

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The conviction of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba on the charges of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of Jack Adcock, a 6-year-old boy with Down syndrome in 2011 has generated controversy. The successful appeal by the GMC to erase her name from the medical register has shaken the medical community not only in the UK, but outside UK also and angered many.

Missing the diagnosis of sepsis and thus delaying initiating antibiotic treatment was among the series of charges leveled against her.

Sepsis and septic shock are life-threatening conditions if not detected and managed in time. A high index of clinical suspicion along with a thorough clinical examination of the patient supported by.... read more

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World leaders join new drive to beat noncommunicable diseases

The WHO has announced a new global high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelerate prevention and control of the leading killers on the planet – noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart and lung disease, cancers, and diabetes.... read more


Daily Morning Round with Dr K K Aggarwal

1. Feeling tired is not normal. Getting older may mean you have less endurance than you used to, and you may feel tired sometimes, just like anyone else, but if you are experiencing long-lasting daily fatigue, there could be an underlying medical cause.... read more

Practice Updates

Extent of increase in pollution and not just exposure also increases risk of heart attack

Rapid increases in pollution may be as harmful to the heart as sustained high levels, according to research published February 15, 2018 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Increases of nitric oxides of more than 20 µg/m3 within 24 hours .... read more


Web-based interactive intervention can motivate children to stay physically active post-cancer therapy

A pilot study of cancer survivors ages 11-15 suggests that a web-based, interactive intervention that provides rewards for exercising can motivate kids to stay physically active. Moderate to vigorous physical activity increased by an average of nearly 5 minutes a week in the group that used the intervention and decreased by an average of over 24 minutes in the control group.... read more


US FDA expands approval of Imfinzi to reduce risk of non-small cell lung cancer progressing

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Imfinzi (durvalumab) for the treatment of patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors are not able to be surgically removed (unresectable) and whose cancer has not progressed after treatment with chemotherapy and radiation .... read more


Updated IDSA/SHEA guidelines for managing Clostridium difficile infection in adults

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) have published updated guidelines on Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in adults February 15, 2018 in Clinical Infectious Diseases. As per the guidelines, .... read more


Vedolizumab improves mucosal healing in IBD patients who failed anti-TNF therapy

Results from an observational multicenter study presented February 15, 2018 at the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation 2018 Congress in Vienna shows that vedolizumab improves mucosal healing in people with Crohn's disease and.... read more


Oral edoxaban noninferior to subcutaneous dalteparin for treatment of cancer-associated VTE

Oral edoxaban was noninferior to subcutaneous dalteparin with respect to the composite outcome of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) or major bleeding, according to a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. The rate of major bleeding was higher with edoxaban than with dalteparin,.... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: :Believe in Yourself
Inspirational Story 2: Remember the Small Things
Informed consent is necessary for Cesarean deliveries
Natural birth may be a waiting game but is better in cases without complications.
 
New Delhi, 18 February 2018: The WHO has recently indicated that women in labor should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions. It also rejected a traditional benchmark in labor wards worldwide for the dilation of a woman’s cervix at the rate of 1 cm per hour, calling it as unrealistic and leading to excessive caesarean sections.
 
Cesarean sections (C-sections) and the use of oxytocin to speed up labor is becoming very rampant in several areas of the world. This is a synthesized form of a natural hormone routinely injected intravenously to women to cause contractions,
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