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

Rs 36 lakh awarded as compensation for medical negligence
Is it always negligent to miss a significant fetal anomaly on a routine ultrasound scan at 20 weeks?

Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta

Consumer Commission Order
Retired Justice Sunil Hali and retired District and Sessions Judge DK Kapoor

Complainants: Seema Kumari and her husband Atish Kumar


Dr KC Sharma and his wife Dr Uma Sharma were running an ultrasound scanning centre and nursing home at Udhampur "without adequate qualification, expertise and recognition from Medical Council of India".

Hydrocephalous; it could have been detected earlier, if the sonographers/sonologists were experienced and suitably qualified. ...read more

24th March is World TB Day (2)
Face masks and respirators: Personal respiratory protective equipment for TB prevention

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

As per the CDC, there are three levels of TB infection control in health-care settings.

The first level "administrative controls" should minimize the number of areas where exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis may occur.

The second level "environmental controls" should reduce the concentration of airborne TB bacteria in areas where exposure may occur. ...read more

Video Of The Day : Update on Nuclear imaging
Medical Voice

Head decapitated during delivery : may or may not be negligence

The medical possibilities behind such cases
Baby's head separated from torso during delivery at the primary health care centre The head of a baby got separated from its torso during delivery at a primary health centre in Koovathur near Chennai. Doctors said the baby had died in the mother's womb. ...read more

Practice Updates

New WHO recommendations to accelerate progress on TB

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidance to improve treatment of multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB). WHO is recommending shifting to fully oral regimens to treat people with MDR-TB. This new treatment course is more effective.... read more

Safe drinking water, sanitation, are 'basic human rights', says UN Water Development report

Safe water and access to proper sanitation are essential to eradicate poverty, build peaceful societies and ensure that no one is left behind on the path towards sustainable development, according to the 2019 UN World Water Development Report, launched on Tuesday in Geneva..... read more

First-ever drug specifically for postpartum depression

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved brexanolone (Zulresso) injection for intravenous (IV) use for the treatment of postpartum depression in adult women. Brexanolone is an analog of the endogenous human.... read more

New AHA/ACC guidelines recommend avoiding daily aspirin unless prescribed by your doctor

New prevention guidelines developed by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology advise against daily aspirin use for prevention stating that it may actually cause more harm than good..... read more

Improper removal of personal protective equipment contaminates health care workers

More than one-third of healthcare workers were contaminated with multi-drug resistant organisms including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) after caring for patients colonized or infected with the bacteria.... read more

Nocturia and urgency also common in young night-shift workers.

Findings of a survey of Italian nurses and medical residents younger than 50 years presented March 17, 2019 at the European Association of Urology 2019 Congress in Barcelona, Spain show that compared to day-shift workers,... read more

GAPIO Midyear Conference at Antigua, 4-5 May 2019
"Attractive places for visitors"
"Land of 365 Beaches"
"Natural majestic scenery"
"Pristine turquoise waters"
Good opportunity to network with doctors

Contact for registration: 8527849960; www.gapio.in
eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
A. Agree with and encourage the client's denial
B. Reassure the client that everything will be okay
C. Allow the denial but be available to discuss death
D. Leave the client alone to discuss the loss
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Life and Love's Unending Journey
Inspirational Story 2: The Hotel Clerk
Air pollution may lead to eye problems too
Corneal damage can be irreversible and cause blindness
New Delhi, 21 March 2019: With a large ageing population, growing middle-class and chronic nature of the disease, India is on the verge of a dry eye disease epidemic, says the study. The prevalence of dry eye disease will be in about 40% of the urban population by 2030. Since the disease tends to be progressive with age, once corneal damage becomes irreversible it can lead to visual impairment and even blindness. Early diagnosis and treatment is therefore important.

A study has found that the onset of dry eye disease is early in men than in women.

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