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

Baby's head separated from torso during delivery at the PHC: The medical possibilities behind such cases

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The head of a baby got separated from its torso during delivery at a primary health centre in Koovathur near Chennai, as per a recent report. Doctors said the baby had died in the mother's womb.

Allegation: Staff nurses at the health care centre ignored her pleas for pain relief medication and went ahead with vaginal delivery. There were no doctors at the PHC. Nurses removed only the baby's head from the mother's womb, leaving the torso inside. The woman was then rushed to the Chengalpattu Government Medical College in Kancheepuram for an emergency surgery, where doctors extracted the torso....read more

24th March is World TB Day (3): Contact tracing prevention and control of TB

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Contact screening is an important strategy for control of tuberculosis (TB). Contacts are persons who are in close proximity to patients who have TB and are therefore at high risk of acquiring the infection.

Contact: Any person who has contact with an index case with infectious TB....read more

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Mard ko dard nahi hota: Congenital insensitivity to pain – CIP

CIP or congenital analgesia is one or more rare conditions in which a person cannot feel (and has never felt) physical pain. CIP is an extremely dangerous condition and it is common for people with the condition to die in childhood due to injuries or illnesses going unnoticed....read more

Practice Updates

More children killed by unsafe water, than bullets

A lack of safe water is far deadlier for children than war in more than a dozen conflict-affected countries, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, in a report launched to coincide with World Water Day, marked on 22 March.... read more

Baby cough syrup is recalled after bacterial contamination

The CNN reported on Thursday that makers of DG/health Naturals baby Cough Syrup + Mucus have issued a recall of the product in the US due to a bacterial contamination. Some of the symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea. Infants, young children and others with weakened immune systems are the most at risk if exposed..... read more

A new device for treating moderate to severe chronic heart failure in patients

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Optimizer Smart system for treating patients with chronic, moderate-to-severe heart failure who are not suited for treatment with other heart failure devices such as cardiac resynchronization therapy to restore a normal timing pattern of the heartbeat..... read more

WHO 2019 consolidated treatment guidelines on drug-resistant TB: Regimens for isoniazid-resistant TB

In patients with confirmed rifampicin-susceptible and isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis, treatment with rifampicin, ethambutol, pyrazinamide and levofloxacin is recommended for duration of ..... read more

Social determinants must also be addressed in cardiovascular preventive health

New prevention guidelines developed by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) recognize that "socioeconomic inequalities are strong determinants" of cardiovascular risk. Only about 20% of cardiovascular risk is genetics..... read more

Congo Red Dot paper test, a simple point of care test for rapid identification of women with preeclampsia

The Congo Red Dot (CRD) Paper Test is a simple, non-invasive, low technology, easy to use point-of-care clinical tool for rapid identification of women with preeclampsia, says a study published March 1, 2019 in E-Clinical Medicine.... read more

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Elderly should also continue physical activity with the right guidance and medical advice
Physical disability is one of the major issues faced in old age
New Delhi, 22 March 2019: Recent research shows that in India, there has been an increasing feminisation of disability conditions, in absolute and relative terms; elderly women spend more years of life in a disabled condition than Indian men do. The prevalence rate is much higher among widowed women, and the poor and the illiterate elderly. In addition, people with diabetes have a higher chance of being disabled.

As per the World Bank data on the total number of persons with disabilities in India, the number stands between 40 and 80 million.

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