Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
22nd October 2019

Resistance to H. pylori antibiotics doubles in 20 years
Do not take antibiotics for acidity without medical prescription
Bismuth subcitrate / salicylate-based therapy is the first line for treatment of H pylori in India

Dr KK Aggarwal and Dr Vineet Ahuja

Perfect Health Mela HCFI-WHO: Resistance to antibiotics for Helicobacter pylori has more than doubled in 20 years, new research presented at UEG Week Barcelona 2019 has shown.

The study analysed 1,232 patients from 18 countries across Europe and investigated resistance to antibiotics taken for H. pylori. Resistance to clarithromycin, had increased from 9.9% in 1998 to 21.6% last year, with increases in resistance also seen for levofloxacin and metronidazole...read more

Diwali is just around the corner
Perfect Health Mela 2019 Consensus Statement on saline nasal spray in allergic and non-allergic rhinitis to combat harmful of pollution

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

  • Using saline nasal spray or irrigating the nasal cavities with saline reduces postnasal drainage, removes secretions and rinses away allergens and irritants.
  • Saline irrigations or saline nasal spray should be used just before administration of other intranasal medications, so that the mucosa is freshly cleansed when the medications are introduced.
  • Nasal saline is an effective adjunctive treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis as shown by systematic reviews of studies employing various forms of saline sprays and irrigation (performed one to four times daily). ..read more
Practice Updates

Huge gap in private, government hospital Ayushman charges: Study

NEW DELHI: Huge disparities - sometimes more than 200% - in the cost of treatment have been noticed between public and private hospitals even as the government has fixed prices of packages under the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme, triggering further investigations by the National Health Authority (NHA)... read more

WHO hails 'triumph' as Merck's Ebola vaccine gets European green light

The world's first Ebola vaccine was recommended for approval by European drugs regulators on Friday in a move hailed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a "triumph for public health" that would save many lives... read more

EU Committee Backs Delafloxacin for ABSSSI

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended delafloxacin (Quofenix, A. Menarini Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite) for the treatment of adults with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) when other antibacterial agents commonly used for the initial treatment of such infections are considered inappropriate... read more

Hyperemesis Gravidarum Linked to Increased Autism Risk

Children exposed to hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) in utero are more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) than those whose mothers did not suffer from HG, according to a new retrospective cohort study... read more

Cardiovascular Risk Underestimated in Women with NAFLD

Women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) lose the cardiovascular protection conferred by female sex, and so their risk of cardiovascular events is underestimated, researchers say. Researchers identified 3,869 adults diagnosed with NAFLD between 1997 and 2014, and 15,... read more

Medical Voice

UNICEF report warns of impact of poor diet on the health of children globallly

(UNICEF, Oct. 15, 2019): A new report from the UNICEF "The State of the World's Children 2019: Children, food and nutritio" has found that that at least 1 in 3 children under five – or over 200 million – is either undernourished or overweight. Almost 2 in 3 children between six months and two years of age are not fed food that supports their rapidly growing bodies and brains....read more

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