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21st November 2018
World COPD Day: Chronic cough, a novel phenotype of COPD

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

A new study has suggested that chronic cough is not just a symptom of COPD; instead, it should be considered as an important phenotype during the determination of high-risk groups of patients with COPD, particularly with regard to future acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD).

The study published in the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease included 1,613 COPD patients, patients with chronic cough only, those with sputum only, those with chronic bronchitis and those without cough and sputum were compared with regard to dyspnea, lung function, quality of life (QoL) and risk of more

Video Of The Day : Pollution Flood in Delhi
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Today is World COPD Day: "Never too early, never too late"

World COPD Day is organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) in collaboration with health care professionals and COPD patient groups throughout the world. Its aim is to raise awareness about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and .. read more

WHO and partners launch new country-led response to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track

Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018. To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, WHO and partners are joining ... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 21st November 2018

Men’s health checklist: 5 things men can do for good health (WHO) 1. Have regular check-ups: Even if you feel healthy, regular health checks (such as blood pressure, blood sugar levels, prostate checks) are essential to catch any problems early and stay in good health. Mental health is just as... read more

Practice Updates

New AAP guidelines on preterm infants with suspected or proven early-onset bacterial sepsis

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published new guidelines on diagnosing and managing serious infections in infants born at less than 34 weeks gestation and those born at more than 34 weeks of gestation in two clinical reports published online Nov. 19, 2018 in the journal Pediatrics. It includes... read more

Older and frail heart attack patients are at a higher risk of bleeding

Many older patients who are considered frail by medical standards receive anticoagulants (blood thinners) and undergo cardiac catheterization during a heart attack. While these treatments can be helpful, they also can cause major... read more

Depressed people have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation

Patients with depression have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published Nov. 20, 2018 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Compared with the general population, patients taking... read more

ESICON 2018 Updates

Interesting Case Scenarios in Endocrinology : Dr CM Batra

  • Pituitary metastasis from thyroid – Only 22 cases had been reported till 2012. From 2013 to 2017, 12 more cases of pituitary metastasis have been reported but none from carcinoma thyroid.
  • 2. Pituitary metastasis from follicular carcinoma thyroid - Only 11 reported cases from world literature and none from India... read more

Aim at Achieving a Parasympathetic State of Mind: Prof Dr KK Aggarwal

  • Every adversity is an opportunity to learn, so giving up is not the answer A new UK research has found that people can die simply because they’ve given up, life has even beaten them and they feel defeat is inescapable. The study is .... read more

Approach to Short Stature: Dr Jayaprakash P, Kochi

  • Shortness is defined as, "below 3rd percentile or 2 SD below the mean;’ excessively short for MPF or TH; or growth velocity <25th percentile over 1 year.
  • Various growth charts are available: Growth standards, growth references, WHO charts, CDC charts.... read more

Neuroradiology: Practical Tips for Endocrinologists: Prof Niranjan Khandelwal, Chandigarh,

  • Sellar dimensions on plain radiograph – Anteroposterior diameter: 17 mm (range 5-16 mm); depth: 13 mm; width: 16 mm (range 10-15 mm); area on lateral view: 130; volume: 1,092 cumm (mean 599 cumm).
  • Elster’s rule for pituitary gland height on MRI (maximum height in mm) - Infants and children: 6; men and postmenopausal women: 8; women of childbearing age: 10; women in late pregnancy and postpartum.. read more

Gamma Camera and SPECT Imaging in Endocrinology: Dr Ishita Sen

  • Conventional nuclear medicine techniques can be tools for problem solving in Endocrinology. Investigations should be tailored to answer specific clinical query. Regular interaction between Nuclear Medicine and Endocrinology
  • Routine screening of asymptomatic diabetics for silent ischemia is not recommended. Stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) has high sensitivity for detecting silent ischemia.. read more
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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Forgive and Forget
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