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

Any advice which is directive, conclusive and is likely to be followed is liable for professional negligence

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

A recent judgement of the Supreme Court in the state of Minnesota in the United States may have changed practice in the US. It has widened the scope under which a physician who has no patient-physician relationship might be sued for negligence.

On April 17, 2019, in Warren v. Dinter, the court held that "a physician-patient relationship is not a necessary element of a claim for professional negligence. A physician owes a duty of care to a third party when the physician acts in a professional capacity and it is reasonably foreseeable that the third party will rely on the physician's acts and be harmed by a breach of the standard of care."....read more

Both systolic and diastolic BP contribute to the risk of stroke and MI

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Research has shown that high systolic BP is more associated with adverse outcomes compared to high diastolic BP. But, now a new study has shown that both systolic and diastolic hypertension independently influence the risk of adverse cardiovascular events, regardless of the definition of hypertension (=140/90 mm Hg or =130/80 mm Hg), although increase in systolic BP had a greater effect on outcomes.

In the study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, online July 18, 2019, researchers analysed more than 36 million BP readings from 1.3 million adults in a general outpatient population to determine the effect of the burden of systolic and diastolic hypertension on a composite outcome of myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, or hemorrhagic stroke over a period of 8 years....read more

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For the first time, a combination of the nuclear sterile insect technique (SIT) with the incompatible insect technique (IIT) has led to the successful suppression of mosquito populations, a promising step in the control of mosquitoes that carry dengue, the Zika virus and many other devastating diseases.... read more

Transformative shift in support for families of young children urgently needed worldwide – UNICEF

Businesses and governments urgently need to invest in families to reduce poverty and lay the foundation for children's healthy development and adults' success at work, UNICEF said in a new policy brief outlining the latest evidence and new recommendations on family-friendly policies.... read more

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A group of Chinese scientists will start testing a long-lasting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) vaccine on 160 volunteers, the first time that such a vaccine has reached a second-phase human trial, the official newspaper China Daily reported on Friday.... read more

More Evidence Links Maternal Migraine to Infant Colic

Mothers, but not fathers, with migraine are significantly more likely to have an infant with colic, new research suggests. In a large cross-sectional study, infants 4 to 8 weeks old were 70% more likely to have colic when born to mothers with migraine compared with babies born to unaffected women.... read more

New Guidance on Antipsychotic Choice

For most antipsychotics used to treat schizophrenia, many differences are relatively small, but there are marked differences in their side effects, suggests new research. Results of a network meta-analysis of 402 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared 32 older and newer oral antipsychotics either to each other or to placebo showed that with few exceptions,... read more

Coronary Artery Calcium Testing Predicts Death in Patients Under 50

For adults in their 30s and 40s with risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), high coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores were associated with increased risk for actual CVD and mortality, noted researchers. Data on 22,346 individuals with a mean age of 43.5 (SD 4.5; range 30-49) in the CAC Consortium registry -- set up to capture data on patients undergoing CAC testing... read more

Serum Immune Markers May Predict Conversion from MGUS to Myeloma

Individuals with low-risk or intermediate-risk monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) may convert to high-risk MGUS and progress to multiple myeloma within 5 years, researchers reported.... read more

IDEJ Update

Indian Diabetes Educator Journal (IDEJ), 1st of its kind in India aims to keep the members of diabetes care team abreast with concepts of DSME (Diabetes self-management education) and DSMS (Diabetes self-management support). IDEJ has set a new benchmark in educating the diabetes educators about evolving the concept of DSME- reaching to more than 25000 through Digital and Print Medium..... read more

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