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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
23rd May 2018
Lipid management: Individualize treatment

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. An acute cardiac event can be prevented by effective management of risk factors including dyslipidemia, which is a major risk factor for initiation and progression of the atherosclerotic process and thereby to cardiovascular events. Hence, managing the dyslipidemia-related cardiovascular risk in these patients is important for secondary prevention of CAD.

Major professional cardiology and endocrinology associations have issued guidelines on management of dyslipidemia, which differ in their approaches in managing lipids in these patients regarding assessment of risk, lipid goals and targets and pharmacological treatment....read more

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Did you know that there is a customised loan for doctors?

Yes, there’s a special personal loan just for doctors by Bajaj Finserv, which makes getting financing easier, quicker and more convenient. Specialised personal loans for doctors allow general physicians, specialists, homoeopaths and dentists to get a loan with ease and without ..... read more

Top News

Health Ministry sends a multi-disciplinary Central team to investigate the Nipah Virus outbreak in Kerala UN

In view of the rising number of cases and reported deaths due to Nipah Virus in Kozhikode, Kerala, Shri JP Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has assured all support to the Kerala Government and has directed a multi-disciplinary Central team... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal May 23rd 2018

Public Health: MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congo began administering an experimental Ebola vaccine to medical staff in the northwestern city of Mbandaka on Monday to tackle an outbreak of the virus believed to have killed 26 people since early April. ... read more

Practice Updates

AAP recommends inactivated influenza vaccine over nasal spray flu vaccine for the flu season

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will advise families to choose the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) when they vaccinate their children this fall. The decision was made by the AAP Board of Directors after reviewing data on the effectiveness of the flu shot compared with the nasal spray flu .... read more


Women with pregnancy-related diabetes may be at risk for chronic kidney disease

Gestational diabetes may predispose women to early-stage kidney damage, a precursor to chronic kidney disease, according to a study published May 21, 2018 in Diabetes Care. Women who had gestational diabetes were more likely to have a high glomerular filtration rate (GFR)..... read more


A new drug for chronic liver disease patients with thrombocytopenia undergoing a medical procedure

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Doptelet (avatrombopag) tablets to treat low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia) in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo a medical or dental procedure. This is the first drug approved by the FDA for this use. .... read more


CPAP reduces heart rate in patients with prediabetes and obstructive sleep apnea

A study presented at the American Thoracic Society annual meeting in San Diego has shown that all-night continuous-positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment reduces 24-hour resting heart rate in patients with prediabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) thereby reducing their cardiovascular risk..... read more


Sustained virological response reduces extrahepatic mortality in patients with hepatitis c infection

Extrahepatic manifestations of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection improve or resolve after patients achieve sustained virological response (SVR), resulting in a 56% reduction in extrahepatic mortality as reported in a study published online April 27, 2018 in the journal Gut..... read more


Microvascular changes in retina on OCT Angiography suggestive of early Alzheimer's disease

Microvascular changes in the retina detected by using noninvasive optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography align well with imaging and biomarker evidence of preclinical Alzheimer's disease, suggests a new study presented April 23, 2018 at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2018 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. These patients had a significantly increased size of the foveal avascular zone...... read more


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Lifestyle Updates
 
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Environmental factors can also trigger lung cancer
Increasingly, more number of youngsters are being diagnosed with this condition, even if they are non-smokers
 
New Delhi, 22 May 2018: As per findings by a team of Indian and British scientists, nanoparticles derived from tea leaves can inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them. Tea leaves contain many compounds including polyphenols, amino acids, vitamins, and antioxidants. The study found that quantum dots produced from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells.

While smoking and tobacco consumption are two main causes for lung cancer, there are other factors at play as well. The percentage of non-smoking lung cancer patients has gone up to 20% in recent times according to statistics and this can be attributed to the increasing pollution levels.

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