Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
1st September 2019

An Open Letter to the Prime Minister to exclude doctors from the list of services in Consumer Protection Act, 2019

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The medical fraternity has for long demanding the exclusion of the medical profession from the ambit of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA). Because CPA has reduced doctors to the status of mere "service providers" and patients have now become "consumers", who now do not hesitate to resort to violence.

The Padma Awardee Doctors' Forum had its annual meeting at India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. The forum includes doctors in Delhi who have been honoured with the prestigious Padma Awards, among the highest civilian honors in India.

Our discussion primarily focused on the recently enacted Consumer Protection Act, 2019 and how it affects doctors and the medical profession all together....read more


Mera Bharat Mahan 17: Satsang

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Satsang is a common household name and is generally attributed to that regular meeting of a group of elderly or women with a common intention of attaining inner happiness or peace through Bhajans or devotional songs. In Satsang, people realize that it is the Self, communing with Self.

The Sanskrit word 'Satsang' literally means gathering together for guidance, mutual support or in search of truth. It may involve talking together, eating together, working together, listening together or praying together.

Most scriptures describe Sat and asat. They discriminate that this world is Maya (asat) and consciousness is Divine. Furthermore, they state that maya is not yours; Divine is yours....read more

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Practice Updates

WHO revises recommendations on hormonal contraceptive use for women at high HIV risk

The World Health Organization (WHO) has revised its guidance on contraceptive use to reflect new evidence that women at high risk of HIV can use any form of reversible contraception, including progestogen-only injectables, implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs), without an increased risk of HIV infection. However, as these contraceptive methods do not protect against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs),... read more


FDA recommends transition to duodenoscopes with disposable components

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is recommending that duodenoscope manufacturers and health care facilities transition to different types of duodenoscopes that may pose less risk to patient safety. Specifically, because of challenges with cleaning these devices for reuse (reprocessing) and persistent high levels of contamination, the agency is recommending moving away from using duodenoscopes with fixed endcaps to those with disposable components that include disposable... read more


Mumps Cases Reported in Migrant Detention Centers a Likely Harbinger

Mumps outbreaks continue in multiple migrant detention facilities in the United States, putting detainees, facility staff, and surrounding communities at risk for infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says. There have been 898 confirmed and probable cases of mumps among adult migrants detained in 57 US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities in 19 states in less than a year.... read more


High Marks for Proton-Beam RT in Breast Cancer

Women with locally advanced breast cancer requiring regional lymph node irradiation had similar disease control with less toxicity with proton-beam radiation therapy (RT) as compared with historical patients treated with conventional radiotherapy, investigators in a small prospective study reported. The 69 evaluable patients had a 5-year locoregional failure rate of 1.5% and 5-year overall survival ... read more


Larger Plus Smaller Infarctions Linked to Accelerated Cognitive Decline

The combination of larger and smaller subclinical infarctions in middle age may accelerate the risk for cognitive decline later in life, researchers say. Participants with no infarctions had better cognition than those with only smaller, only larger, or both smaller and larger infarctions; cognitive decline seemed to be similar between participants with only smaller and only larger infarctions. Those with both smaller and larger infarctions had a steeper ... read more

Medical Voice

Women at high HIV risk should have access to the full range of modern contraceptive methods

The World Health Organization (WHO) has revised its guidance on contraceptive use to reflect new evidence that women at high risk of HIV can use any form of reversible contraception,including progestogen-only injectables, implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs), without an increased risk of HIV infection. However, as these contraceptive methods do not protect against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the guideline emphasizes that correct and consistent use of condoms should be used where there is a risk of STIs, including HIV....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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