Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
24th May 2019
Case filed against a Gujarat hospital for body swapping

Dr KK Aggarwal and Advocate Ira Gupta

Earlier this month, the police filed a case against the "doctors and medical staff" of VS Hospital in Ahmedabad on charges of fraud and criminal conspiracy, a day after the staff of its mortuary allegedly swapped the body of a murder victim with that of a pregnant woman.

The family of 19-year-old Mittal Jadav, the murder victim, was handed the body of 26-year-old Nasreen Sayyed, who died during childbirth at the hospital. Both families have alleged negligence on the part of the hospital......read more

CDC recommendations for screening and testing health care personnel for TB

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

A systematic review of evidence that was published after release of the 2005 CDC guidelines for preventing Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in health care settings found that a low percentage of health care workers have a positive tuberculosis (TB) test at baseline and upon serial testing. The CDC published its conclusions in the May 17 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Health care workers should be considered to be at increased risk for TB if they answer “yes” to any of the following statements: ......read more

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WMA signs up to promoting universal health coverage

The World Medical Association has committed the world's 12 million physicians to promoting the benefits of universal health coverage across the globe. In a special ceremony in Geneva yesterday, WMA President Dr. Leonid Eidelman officially signed the UHC2030 Global Compact for a safer,... read more

WHO certifies Algeria and Argentina malaria-free

Algeria and Argentina have been officially recognized by WHO as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years. Algeria and Argentina reported their last cases of indigenous malaria in 2013 and 2010, respectively. ..... read more

Preserving biodiversity vital to reverse tide of climate change: UN

The food people eat around the world is becoming "alarmingly homogenous", suggest UN data, even though access to a wide variety of nutritious food has never been greater. That's one of the warning signs discussed as the world marked the International Day for Biological Diversity on Wednesday, which this year highlighted the impact of environmental neglect on food security and public health...... read more

Thousands of cancer diagnoses linked to a poor diet, study finds

Diet may have more impact on your cancer risk than you might think, suggests a new study. An estimated 80,110 new cancer cases among adults 20 and older in the United States in 2015 were attributable simply to eating a poor diet, reported the study, published in the JNCI Cancer Spectrum..... read more

FDA Approves Calcipotriene for Plaque Psoriasis in Adolescents

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved calcipotriene foam, 0.005% (Sorilux, Mayne Pharma Group) for the treatment of plaque psoriasis of the scalp and body in adolescents aged 12 years or older, according to a company news release. Calcipotriene is a synthetic vitamin D analog that regulates skin cell production and growth.... read more

New Obesity Care Algorithm Addresses CVD, Diabetes, and Cancer

The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) has released its yearly updated algorithm to help clinicians care for adults with obesity. As a newly added component this year, the algorithm "explores exactly how obesity causes the most common conditions evaluated and treated by clinicians,.... 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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Novel technique reduces obstruction risk in heart valve replacement

Researchers at the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, have developed a novel technique that prevents the obstruction of blood flow, a common fatal complication of transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR). The new method, called LAMPOON, may increase treatment options for high-risk patients previously ineligible for heart valve procedures. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (link is external) published the findings online on May 20..... read more

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