Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
23rd October 2019

Medical Guidelines Vs Regulation: Cracking Down

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Reproduced from: http://www.indialegallive.com/viewpoint/medical-guidelines-vs-regulation-cracking-down-73706, published October 17, 2019

With the ICMR pulling up clinics allowing geriatric pregnancies using ART, doctors need to question their own role towards patients in the absence of a law in this regard

All medical marvels may not be legal. A case in point is that of 74-year-old Erramatti Mangayamma who delivered twins on September 5 using Assisted Reproductive Technique (ART). Now the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued a notice of closure to Guntur-based Ahalya IVF clinic where Mangayamma was treated...read more

American Indians at a higher risk for atrial fibrillation

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

American Indians are at higher risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) compared to other racial and ethnic groups, according to new research published in the journal Circulation. The higher frequency of atrial fibrillation in this population group persisted after controlling for other factors such as age, sex, income and cardiovascular and other diseases.

The retrospective observational study reviewed 300,000 new cases of AF treated in an emergency department, inpatient hospital or ambulatory surgery clinic between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2011, in California. Nearly 400,000 patients were excluded due to pre-existing AFib...read more

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Ten African countries endorse cross-border collaboration framework on Ebola outbreak preparedness and response

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its nine neighboring countries, during a meeting of ministers, senior health and immigration officials and partners in Goma, endorsed a joint framework to strengthen cross-border collaboration on preparedness and response to Ebola virus and other disease outbreaks... read more

FDA approves new breakthrough therapy for cystic fibrosis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Trikafta (elexacaftor/ivacaftor/tezacaftor), the first triple combination therapy available to treat patients with the most common cystic fibrosis mutation... read more

Do Personality Traits in Teens Indicate Future Dementia Risk?

Having a vigorous, calm, and mature personality during adolescence has been associated with a lower risk for dementia in later life, new research suggests. Investigators assessed personality traits in more than 80,000 individuals from a national sample of high school students in 1960... read more

Oral Anticoagulant Choice Matters in Bone Health, Says Study

Bone fractures are a risk to be considered when choosing the oral anticoagulant for a patient with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (Afib), suggests a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology... read more

Frequent drinking is greater risk factor for heart rhythm disorder than binge drinking

Drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently is linked with a higher likelihood of atrial fibrillation than binge drinking, according to research published in EP Europace, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The number of drinking sessions per week was the strongest risk factor for new-onset atrial fibrillation... read more

Medical Voice

US doctors petition FDA to include a breast cancer warning label on cheese

Dairy cheese contains reproductive hormones that may increase breast cancer mortality risk. That's the message from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine who issued a petition to the FDA on Oct. 3, the start of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dairy products contain traces of estrogens from cows, and as milk is converted to cheese, the estrogens are more concentrated. While they are only traces,...read more

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