Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
19th May 2019
Woman contracted hepatitis C after hysterectomy

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

After a wait of 10 years, the South Mumbai Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum recently directed the doctors and the Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre to grant a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to a woman who contracted a life-threatening virus after undergoing a hysterectomy.

In July 2007, 53 year old Ms MD had a hysterectomy performed at the hospital and in September the same year, she developed Hepatitis 'C' (itching, fever and yellow eyes). She sought a compensation of Rs 19.71 lakh from the respondents.

The forum held that Ms. Diwakar suffered from Hepatitis C, and has to take regular drugs and medicines to control it, for which she has to bear the medical expenses. She is suffering from heavy financial loss as well as mental torture and her reputation in society is also badly affected.....read more

Is it right to stop research on any subject?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Recently, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India issued a communication on the subject of electronic nicotine delivery systems and like devices to a total of 35 stakeholders, including all the Councils, ICMR, medical colleges, National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), National Board of Examination (NBE), among others, among others.

The circular dated 5th May 2019 said, "Since the subject matter is sub-judice and pending before various high courts. It is requested not to publish any statement/ research paper/ document/ article/ report/ study etc as well as not to organise any consultation/ workshop etc on ENDS and the likely devices that enable nicotine delivery without prior consultation with tobacco control division MOH and FW....read more

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WHO mobile medical clinics reach displaced people in Iraq

More than 8000 internally displaced Iraqis living in camps and villages in Kalar and Kifri districts in Garmian, south-east of the Sulaymaniyah governorate, now have access to basic primary health services provided by WHO-supported mobile medical teams..... read more

FDA approves first anticoagulant for pediatric patients to treat potentially life-threatening blood clots

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Fragmin (dalteparin sodium) injection for subcutaneous use to reduce the recurrence of symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pediatric patients >1 month of age. VTE can include deep vein thrombosis.... read more

Bowel cancer rates rising among young adults

More young people below 50 years of age are being diagnosed with bowel cancer, report two studies in European and high-income countries. Although total numbers of cases in young people remain low, the studies underscore a sharp rise in rates in 20 to 29-year-olds. .... read more

New App Boosts Kids' Asthma Management

An app called e-AT (for e-Asthma Tracker) helps physicians and families manage children's asthma, reducing severe attacks and keeping kids out of the hospital, suggests a prospective cohort study. The app "has potential to broadly improve pediatric ambulatory asthma care," write Flory L. Nkoy, MD, MS, MPH, of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City,.... read more

Reduced-Fat, Balanced Diet May Cut Death Risk from Breast Cancer

Long-term adherence to a reduced-fat diet that includes a robust daily intake of fruits, vegetables, and grains reduces the relative risk for death from breast cancer in postmenopausal women, suggest investigators from the landmark Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study.....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

Medical Voice

A woman lost her spleen during a operation intended to remove a kidney at a Hong Kong private hospital.

The 57-year-old woman underwent surgery performed by a visiting urologist at St Paul's Hospital in Causeway Bay on March 25 to remove a tumorous kidney, according to the Department of Health and the hospital. But pathological tests after the surgery showed the organ removed was her spleen, a hospital spokesman said on Wednesday. The doctor, the patient and the department were alerted immediately..... read more

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People with diabetes must be cautious during Ramadan fasting: HCFI
Precautions and consultation with physician are advised

New Delhi, 18th May 2019: India has the third-largest Muslim population according to statistics, and a majority of them will be fasting during Ramadan. This number will also constitute people living with diabetes and thus, the need of the hour is to fast while exercising caution. Fasting can bring about metabolic changes and they must adjust their diet plan during Ramadan.

There is a 12- to 15-hour gap in between meals which can become a problem for those with diabetes. It is therefore advised that they consume regular and timely meals. People with Type 1 diabetes are at a higher risk compared to those with type 2 when fasting during the holy month.

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