Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
23rd April 2019
Supreme Court to decide about apology: Will the Apex Court’s decision on apology have implications on medical mistakes?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Yesterday, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi expressed regrets in the Supreme Court over his remarks related to Rafaele.

If the Apex Court decides to accept the apology of Rahul Gandhi, this will provide another tool for councils to decide about medical apology.

The council has powers to accept the mistake. As per Regulation 8.2 of MCI Code of Ethics,"…If the medical practitioner is found to be guilty of committing professional misconduct,.....read more


Time for DCGI to respond

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

We in practice are confused about "sartans" (ARBs or angiotensin receptor blockers). Every other day, a preparation is withdrawn from the market.

Now Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is expanding its recall for Losartan Potassium Tablets USP and Losartan Potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP, to the consumer level due to detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Hetero Labs Limited.....read more

Practice Updates

Today is World Book and Copyright Day

April 23 is observed as the World Book and Copyright Day by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. This date was chose as it was on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon,..... read more


Quitting smoking during pregnancy lowers risk of preterm births

Quitting smoking is associated with reduced risk of preterm birth; also, the probability of preterm birth decreased more the earlier smoking cessation occurred in pregnancy, up to a 20 percent relative decrease if cessation occurred at the beginning of pregnancy..... read more


Rapid Initiation of a Single-Tablet anti-HIV Regimen is safe and effective

A high proportion of HIV patients achieved an undetectable viral load through 48 weeks after rapidly starting Symtuza. A secondary endpoint of the study also showed that 97% of patients reported they were satisfied with their treatment. These results from the DIAMOND study, the first prospective ... read more


People with heart disease at risk when pharmacies close

New research published in JAMA Network Open shows that when pharmacies close, people stop taking widely used heart medications -- like statins, beta-blockers and oral anticoagulants -- that have known cardiovascular and survival benefits.....read more


Light, physical activity reduces brain aging

Incremental physical activity, even at light intensity, is associated with larger brain volume and healthy brain aging, suggests a study reported in JAMA Network Open. Each additional hour spent in light-intensity...read more

Medical Voice

1.Candida auris (C. auris), an emerging fungus which can cause deadly bloodstream and infections in people with weakened immune systems, has presented a serious global health threat

2.Currently, there are 617 clinical cases of C. auris reported in the United States as of Feb. 28, including 587 confirmed and 30 probable cases, according to the CDC..... 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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Lifestyle Updates
 
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Anti-inflammatory diet can work wonders for gut health and avert autoimmune disorders
 

New Delhi, 22 April 2019: A recent research conducted on mice discovered that having too much molecular switch called VGLL3, which regulates immune response genes in skin cells, lead to autoimmune diseases. The study published in 'JCI Insight' pointed a key role for VGLL3. Three years ago, a team of University of Michigan researchers showed that women have more VGLL3 in their skin cells than men.

One of the basic foundations of the human body, the immune systems, protects us from many diseases. However, even this system can sometimes turn against the body and cause tissue destruction and degenerative diseases by attacking the healthy cells. This condition leads to what are known as autoimmune disorders (AID).

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