Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
25th October 2019

Chiranjivi Hriday HCFI PHM Consensus: Immediate initiation of excellent CPR is crucial to survival in sudden cardiac arrest

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Incidence of sudden cardiac arrest in the general population is 50 to 100 per 100,000.

Important Guidelines

  • Immediate recognition of sudden cardiac arrest by noting unresponsiveness or absent/gasping breathing (breathing that does not look normal) is key.
  • Health care professional rescuers should not take more than 10 seconds to check for a pulse....read more

Helping children with mental health challenges

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Mental health problems are increasingly becoming common in children and suicide rates have now become the second leading cause of death in children even as young as 10 years.

An American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement titled "Mental Health Competencies for Pediatric Practice", published in the November 2019 issue of the journal Pediatrics, provides guidance on how pediatricians can promote the healthy social-emotional development of children. AAP recommends that pediatricians:...read more

Practice Updates

WHO signs MoU with International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association to promote access

Full access to medicines is hampered by a variety of factors - Two important barriers are high prices and regulatory issues such as long lag times in bringing medicines to market. To address these issues, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, and Jim Keon,... read more

U.S. FDA says carcinogen not found in alternatives of Zantac and its generics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday that alternatives to popular heartburn drug Zantac and its generic versions, known chemically as ranitidine, have not been found to contain the probable cancer-causing impurity that ranitidine has been linked to.... read more

Maharashtra's H1N1 death tally touches 239

PUNE: The state's swine flu death toll soared to 239 after eight casualties were reported in the past 20 days. There has been a perceptible increase in the swine flu fatality rate this year, as the state recorded 216 swine flu deaths during the same period last year.... read more

18 Common Drugs Tied to Altered Gut Microbiome

Almost half of 41 common drug classes were associated with alterations of the microbiota of the human gut, Dutch researchers reported. Extensive changes in taxonomic structure, metabolic activity, and resistome (antibiotic-resistant genes)... read more

Albumin Index may predict severity and disability in patients with neurosarcoidosis

Findings of a new research presented at ANA 2019: 144th Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association in St. Louis suggest that assessing blood-brain barrier permeability by using the ratio of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum albumin, known as the albumin index,... read more

Medical Voice

25 years of Pulse polio programme to be celebrated on 31st October

"October 2019 marks 25 years of Pulse Polio Programme in India, on this momentous occasion let us renew our pledge to reach every single childto save them from Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPDs)," said Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, the pioneer of Pulse polio programme in the country...read more

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