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1st March, 2018
Heart attack with normal angiography or normal post mortem

Dr K K Aggarwal,Recipient of Padma Shri

The death of actress Sridevi was due to accidental drowning in a bath tub following loss of consciousness in a hotel in Dubai. This was the conclusion of the post-mortem report and foul play has been ruled out. Dubai police said that the case has been closed.

However, the cause of unconsciousness has not yet been conclusively found. Traces of alcohol were found in blood, and it has been suggested that this may have led to the accidental drowning.
Though the post mortem has ruled out heart attack, it still remains the most likely initiating event for loss of unconsciousness or gasping, which may have been due to ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation. ... read more

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Today is Zero Discrimination Day

On Zero Discrimination Day, UNAIDS is highlighting the right of everyone to be free from discrimination. No one should ever be discriminated against because of their age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, language, health (including HIV) status, geographical location, economic status or migrant status, or for any other reason..... read more


PAHO reminds international travelers to get vaccinated before traveling to areas with yellow fever

The Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office of WHO for the Americas (PAHO-WHO) reiterated its previous recommendation that international travelers be vaccinated at least 10 days prior to traveling to or visiting areas where yellow fever is circulating.... read more

Breaking News

Now free viral load tests for HIV patients

Health minister JP Nadda has launched free Viral Load Tests, which measure the quantity of virus in the body. The move is likely to benefit 12 lakh people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) in the country. This test is of immense importance to monitor the effectiveness of treatment of patients taking lifelong anti-retroviral therapy..... read more


What Member of Parliament should know about NMC

National Medical Commission Bill has been tabled in the Lok Sabha. IMA opposes NMC in its present form. We the representatives of all the modern medicine doctors of India appeal to you to consider the following points and raise them in the Parliament..... read more


Point of care bed side walking test to diagnose treatable cause of dementia

Dr KK Aggarwal
A simple walking test may help identify reversible cause of dementia due to idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus. It can often be reversed with the insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. It shares symptoms with other neurologic conditions, such as walking and balance dysfunction and cognitive impairment..... read more

Practice Updates

Frequent exposure to diesel exhaust increases risk of ALS

People who are frequently exposed to diesel exhaust while on the job may have a higher risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and that risk may increase with greater exposure, according to a preliminary study to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018..... read more


'Cool first, transport second' when treating athletes for heat stroke

According to a study published online January 16, 2018 in the journal Prehospital Emergency Care, athletes who suffer life-threatening exertional heat stroke should be cooled on site before they are shifted to the hospital. The body should be rapidly cooled to less than.... read more


Study shows TVT to be safe and effective for women with stress urinary incontinence

Synthetic retropubic tension free vaginal tape (rTVT) is a safe and highly effective long-term therapy for women with stress urinary incontinence, as per results of a 17-year follow-up study published online in BJU International. Almost 90% of evaluable women reported being cured of stress urinary incontinence, while around 92% of women were objectively cured..... read more


Better outcomes with use of balanced crystalloids as IV fluid in critically ill patients

Among critically ill adults, the use of balanced crystalloids for intravenous fluid administration had a favorable effect on the composite outcome of death from any cause, new renal-replacement therapy, or persistent renal dysfunction than the use of saline. These conclusions from a study were published online February 27, 2018... read more


Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome relieved with homemade yogurt

Daily consumption of 2 to 3 cups of homemade yogurt led to complete remission in 169 (89%) of 189 patients with irritable bowel syndrome included in the study. Complete remission was defined as the relief of pre-existing irritable bowel syndrome symptoms and 1 or 2 normal bowel movements daily..... read more


Systemic steroids being frequently prescribed in acute respiratory tract infections

A study published online February 26, 2018 in JAMA Internal Medicine has shown high frequency of systemic corticosteroid use for acute respiratory tract illnesses in ambulatory settings. This is despite clinical practice guidelines not recommending systemic steroids in the treatment of acute respiratory tract infections.... read more

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One cannot be allowed to self-learn on patients, Dr K K Aggarwal
Doctors must be morally, ethically, and legally correct
 
New Delhi, 28th February 2018: Informed consent is an integral and crucial part of medical treatment today. It is not only a procedural requirement, but also a legal requirement. Not taking consent is gross negligence. Consent must be taken before starting a treatment or a procedure.
 
The patient must be well informed, consent needs to be in micro detail, cost needs to be explained and your competence to manage complications needs to be addressed. There is no learning curve in today’s era. Every learning must be under supervision. One cannot be allowed to self-learn on patients.
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