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23rd January, 2018
No injectable painkiller should be given without informed consent

A four-month-old baby reportedly died at a hospital in Delhi last week after administration of a painkiller injection in a case of alleged medical negligence. According to the family, the baby had suffered a cut in the upper lip for which a minor surgery was done and they were informed that the doctors were planning to put a stitch to treat the cut to which the family agreed. Because of persistent crying of the baby, a painkiller injection was given by the doctors to provide temporary relief from the pain caused by a stitch in the upper lip.

"The doctors took the baby away and administered some pain killer following which he became completely silent. We got afraid to see him completely silent and without any motion," said the uncle of the deceased baby. "After checking, they immediately rushed him to the ICU where he was kept for nearly one hour. After one hour, the doctors came out and informed that the baby had died due to medicine reaction." A police complaint against the hospital and the doctors involved in the treatment of the baby has been filed by the family.... read more

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Around 38 million adults in the US still smoke

Overall, cigarette smoking among U.S. adults (aged ≥ 18 years) declined from 20.9% in 2005 to 15.5% in 2016. Yet, nearly 38 million American adults smoked cigarettes ("every day" or “some days”) in 2016, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new data, from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), show that among adults who have ever used cigarettes, the percentage who ... read more

Practice Updates

New guidelines on the use of blood thinners during bypass surgery

New clinical practice guidelines standardizing anticoagulation practices during cardiopulmonary bypass have been published simultaneously January 19, 2018 in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Anesthesia & Analgesia, and the Journal of Extra Corporeal Technology.... read more

Drinking 100 percent fruit juice does not increase risk of diabetes

Drinking 100% juice does not have a significant effect on fasting blood glucose, fasting blood insulin, or insulin resistance, suggest findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized-controlled trials published January 18, 2018 in the Journal of Nutritional Science.... read more

New registry launched to track and improve the quality of cancer care delivered in the US

To improve the quality of care for people living with cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) have launched a registry that tracks the quality of medical care provided to patients receiving cancer treatment. ... read more

Nutritional environment during the first 1,000 days of life is critical to lifelong mental health

A baby's nutritional environment during the first 1,000 days of life is critical to lifelong mental health and development, says an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement published online January 22, 2018 in Pediatrics. The AAP calls on pediatricians to move beyond simply recommending a "good diet," to making sure pregnant women and young children have access to food that provides adequate amounts of ... read more

A new blood test that detects eight common cancers

A report published online January 18, 2018 in the journal Science describes a new blood test ‘CancerSEEK', which can identify eight common cancers ? ovary, liver, esophagus, pancreas, stomach, colorectal, lung, and breast cancer with a specificity ... read more

Recent Updates

Pattern of Causative Micro-Organisms In Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections In Dialysis.

A new study published in the Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad observed that gram negative microorganisms were more commonly responsible.... read more

Persistent hyperparathyroidism as a risk factor for long-term graft failure.

A new study published in Surgery found that having persistent hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) after a successful kidney transplant (KTx) increases the long-term risk of death-censored graft failure.... read more

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Increase in the rate of suicides among medical professionals
Long working hours, taxing medical training, violence against doctors, and stress of saving lives, are some major factors
New Delhi, 22 January 2018: In a recent incident, a 26-year-old lady doctor from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, who had come to Kochi to attend a conference of dermatologists, was found dead in a hotel room. The police found a suicide note from the room in which she cites her battle with depression as the reason for the extreme step. Identified as Mamta Rai, the girl was a former student of AIIMS and was working there.
Estimates indicate that there has been an increase in the rate of suicides among medical professionals (students and doctors). In India, about 37.8% suicides happen in the age group of 15 to 29 years and 51% of these are committed by students and young professionals, the future of our country.
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