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Practice-Changing Studies from American College of Gastroenterology

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th January 2020
Multispeciality
1. Oral budesonide suspension 2 mg for 12 weeks shows striking efficacy for eosinophilic esophagitis.
2. Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is increasingly being emphasized in adult gastroenterology. This is a diagnosis that's established by restriction... Read more »

News From All Specialities

China says second person dies in Wuhan pneumonia outbreak

20th January 2020Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A second person has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan following an outbreak believed to be caused by a new coronavirus strain, local health authorities said. The 69-year-old man had been admitted to hospital with abnormal renal function and severe damage to multiple organs,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Climate crisis, epidemics and drug resistance among next decade's urgent health challenges, WHO says

20th January 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
Climate change, infectious diseases, anti-vaxxers and antimicrobial resistance all made their way onto the World Health Organization's list of health challenges facing the next decade. The list was developed with input from experts around the world and presented "urgent, global health challenges,"...Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

High BP begins at early age in women than men

20th January 2020 Cardiology Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Blood pressure begins to increase at younger ages in women than in men, and it goes up at a faster rate, a study reports. On average, women who develop heart disease are about 10 years older than men who develop it.... Read more »

What we thought to be the normal body temperature has changed, claims study

20th January 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
We know the normal body temperature to be 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius). The number was determined by German doctor Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich in 1851, after taking millions of readings from 25,000 German patients....Read more »  

New Head Injury Data Reinforce Restricted Antipsychotic Use in Dementia

20th January 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
Antipsychotic medications raise the risk of head injury and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD), new research shows. These new data support long-standing evidence-based clinical guidance to limit the use of antipsychotics in dementia patients... Read more »
 

Alcohol Consumption Among Binge Drinkers on the Rise

20th January 2020 Psychiatry Pharmacists
Among adults classified as binge drinkers, their bingeing appears to have intensified over time, federal survey data indicated. The number of drinks consumed each year by individuals whose self-reported drinking habits put them in the "binge drinker"... Read more »
 

Repair of Proximal Humerus Fracture Linked to Worse Outcomes in Elderly

20th January 2020 Orthopedics Pharmacists
Higher rates of surgery for proximal humerus fracture among Medicare beneficiaries are associated with increased costs, adverse events, and mortality, according to new findings in JAMA Network Open. Risks were especially high for older, sicker,... Read more »
 

Medicolegal Corner

What action can be taken if patient threatens filing an FIR?

20th January 2020
Threatening any person, i.e. criminal intimidation, is a criminal offence under Section 503 of Indian Penal Code and the same is punishable under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code. If any person threatens the doctor, then the doctor can lodge an FIR under Section...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Masterpiece

20th January 2020
One day a girl came home crying to her mom. The mom asked what was wrong. The girl responded, "I’m not a creation, God made men first! I’m nothing!"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 60-year-old male presented to the emergency with breathlessness, facial swelling and dilated veins on the chest wall. The most common cause is:

20th January 2020
1. Thymoma
2. Lung cancer....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to avert the risk of heart diseases

20th January 2020
• Avoid smoking or quit the habit altogether.
• Aim at getting 30 minutes to 1 hour of exercise at least 5 days a week.
• Eat a heart-healthy diet rich in fiber.... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescriptions: Prefer Meditation and Not Medication

20th January 2020
Meditation, and not medication, should be the first-line of treatment for most lifestyle disorders. The very fact that our body has a receptor for each and every drug means it has the capacity to produce that drug. God did not make these receptors for pharmacological agents or drugs....Read more »

Inspirational: Always remember those who serve

20th January 2020
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. "How much is an ice cream sundae?" "Fifty cents," replied the waitress. ... Read more »

Medbytes

From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Yoga and Ayurveda for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a genetic X chromosome-linked disorder, is marked by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. Presently, no cure exists for this condition. Medical and rehabilitative therapy for genetic defects may help maintain function and provide some comfort.... Read more »

Allergy-and-Immunology

Individual Characteristics and Blood Eosinophil Counts in Adults with Asthma or COPD.

Elevated blood eosinophil (bEOS) counts are markers of inflammation associated with poorer outcomes in individuals with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A new study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology aimed to determine the association...Read more »

Dermatology

Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »
 

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