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22nd February, 2018
Dr BK Goyal, a doyen of cardiology passes away

Dr K K Aggarwal,Recipient of Padma Shri

Dr BK Goyal, eminent cardiologist of the country passed away on Tuesday following a cardiac arrest at the age of 82 years.

He has been a pioneer in cardiology and his career spanning more than five decades has been richly strewn with numerous awards and laurels, both national and international.

He had a long association with Bombay Hospital as its Honorary Dean and was Chief Cardiologist at the Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences. He was also the Director-Professor of Cardiology of JJ Group of Hospitals, Grant Medical College and Haffkine Institute, Mumbai. He was appointed Professor Emeritus of Cardiology at the Grant Medical College for life by the Govt. of Maharashtra.... read more

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Can your cardiac device be hacked?

Medical devices, including cardiovascular implantable electronic devices could be at risk for hacking. In a paper publishing online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology’s Electrophysiology Council examines the potential risk to patients and outlines how to improve cybersecurity in these devices.... read more


Medical Board of California accuses gastroenterologist of gross negligence

  • Dr. Dhaliwal is a gastroenterologist at Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Hospital.
  • As per the board Dr. Dhaliwal repeatedly performed negligent acts, failed to maintain accurate records and violated the medical practice act when treating a 73-year-old, now deceased, man.... read more
Practice Updates

Alcohol use is a preventable risk factor for dementia

According to a study published online in The Lancet Public Health on February 20, 2018, alcohol use disorders are a preventable major risk factor for onset of all types of dementia, and especially early-onset dementia..... read more


General anesthesia and surgery exert associated with neuronal damage, says study

General anesthesia and surgery may be associated with neuronal damage as revealed in the CAPACITY and ARCADIAN studies published online February 19, 2018 in JAMA Neurology. Mean plasma neurofilament light increased postoperatively to a maximal increase at 48 hours.... read more


Influenza and Tdap vaccines are safe during pregnancy

Results of a study published online February 20, 2018 in the journal Pediatrics found no increased risk of infant hospitalization or death following maternal influenza and tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination in pregnancy..... read more


USPSTF draft recommendation for behavioral interventions in obese adults

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended that clinicians should refer adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or higher to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions. The draft statement on Weight Loss to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Adults: .... read more


Risk of embolization higher with vegetation size more than 10 mm in infective endocarditis

Infective endocarditis patients with vegetation size greater than 10 mm may be associated with an increased risk of embolic events and death in patients with, according to a meta-analysis of 21 observational studies published online February 19, 2018 in JAMA Medicine..... read more


US FDA approves once-daily extended-release amantadine for Parkinson's disease

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved amantadine extended-release tablets (Osmolex ER, Osmotica Pharmaceutical) as treatment of Parkinson's disease and drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms in adults. Osmolex ER is a proprietary formulation containing a combination of immediate-release .... read more

Pediatrics Updates

Pediatric colonic volvulus.

A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery presented an analysis of cases over 15 years at a single institution, focusing on workup and diagnosis of pediatric colonic volvulus. This was an institutional review board approved single-institution retrospective chart review of 11 cases of large bowel volvulus occurring from 2000 to 2015..... read more


Transanal irrigation is effective in functional fecal incontinence.

Functional fecal incontinence (FFI) is divided into cases related to functional constipation (FC) and cases without concomitant constipation termed functional non-retentive fecal incontinence (FNRFI). A recent study published in the European Journal of Pediatrics evaluated the feasibility and efficacy of transanal irrigation (TAI) in the treatment of FFI..... read more

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eMedi Quiz
1. Campylobacter enteritis is an important cause of acute diarrhea
2. It is never seen in India
3. It is typically caused by Campylobacter jejuni or Campylobacter coli, and is largely a foodborne disease.
4. Campylobacter infection can also be transmitted via water-borne outbreaks and direct contact with animals or animal products.
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Inspirational Story 1: :The 12 Gifts of Birth
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Learning CPR is real voluntary work, Dr K K Aggarwal
Youth festival held at Delhi’s Zakir Hussain college highlighted the importance of this technique
 
New Delhi, 21st February 2018: A survey conducted by an online doctor consultation platform indicates that about 98% of the country's population is not trained in the basic life-saving technique of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). CPR is the most crucial and basic procedure to save a life in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.
 
In line with this, Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Immediate Past National President Indian Medical Association (IMA), gave a comprehensive talk at the Youth Festival held in Zakir Hussain College, New Delhi. Dr Aggarwal is a Gold Medallist and Limca Book of record holder in CPR 10.
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