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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
26th November 2018
Person Centric Medicine: Aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

People Centric Approach in secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: the absolute benefits of aspirin on occlusive events are greater than the absolute harm of major bleeding. All must get it.

Personal Centric Approach in primary prevention: the decision whether to use aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer be made based on shared decision-making, taking into account the probable benefits and harms of aspirin relative to the specific patient.

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Top News

To win combat against HIV worldwide, ‘knowledge is power’, says UNAIDS report

Ahead of World AIDS Day, marked every year on 1 December, the United Nations issued a report on Thursday that highlights the critical importance of scaling up HIV testing worldwide. Titled Knowledge is Power, it presents evidence on progress made against AIDS thanks to early detection and treatment and calls on countries to step up their efforts.... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 26th November 2018

  Early HIV diagnosis means successful treatment: Late diagnosis of HIV remains a challenge across the WHO European Region. Every second newly diagnosed person has already reached an advanced stage of the infection. In the European Union/European Economic Area, the latest data from 2017 show that almost 90% of AIDS diagnoses happened within just 90 days of the HIV diagnosis. This indicates that the majority of these AIDS cases could have been avoided with early diagnosis.... read more

Practice Updates

Ezetimibe reduced first cardiac events in older adults

Results of the ezetimibe in prevention of cerebro- and cardiovascular events in middle- to high-risk, elderly (75 years old or over) patients with elevated LDL-cholesterol (EWTOPIA75) presented at the American Heart Association Scientific... read more

Study shows hydrocephalus as a new complication of congenital Zika syndrome

Hydrocephalus may be a complication of congenital Zika syndrome, and the presenting signs and symptoms are challenging to recognize, says a study published online November 19, 2018 in JAMA Neurology. The researchers recommend... read more

Over half of former ICU patients report symptoms of psychological disorders

A study from the UK published in journal Critical Care shows that patients who have survived critical illnesses requiring care in an intensive care unit (ICU) frequently report symptoms of anxiety, PTSD and/or depression. Those reporting symptoms of... read more

Night shifts and unhealthy lifestyle together increase the risk of developing diabetes

Working night shifts and having an unhealthy lifestyle appear to have an additive effect on the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, and women with both have a greater risk than simply adding the impact of either factor alone. The study published ... read more

Voclosporin is effective in patients with lupus nephritis

The addition of low-dose voclosporin to mycophenolate mofetil and corticosteroids for induction therapy of active LN results in a superior renal response compared to mycophenolate mofetil and corticosteroids alone, as per results of the AURA-LV trial ... read more

RSSDI 2018 Updates

Diabetes and Stroke - Dr Prakash Keswani, Jaipur

  • Patients with diabetes are at a 2-4 times higher risk of stroke and greater sequelae.... read more

Heavy Metals, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk - Dr Sanjiv Shah, Mumbai

  • Metals enter into the body via fumes and aerosols, which precipitate and contaminate the soil and surface water. The residues can be directly taken up or deposited on plants, leaves and fruits, which are then consumed and absorbed. To a lesser extent, they enter the body via inhalation of polluted air.... read more

Inflammation, Immunity and Metabolism - Dr Narsingh Verma, Lucknow

  • Inflammation has a role in several chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, neurological diseases.... read more

Diabesity: The Recent Concern - Dr Anil Kumar Virmani

  • Diabesity is a growing worldwide epidemic with an enormous impact on morbidity and mortality.
  • Presence of obesity in a diabetic patient can hinder both diabetes control and obesity management... read more
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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: The value of sincerity of purpose
Inspirational Story 2: The Old Man and the Rose
Tune into a parasympathetic lifestyle to counter insomnia
About 93% Indians are sleep deprived due to various reasons including lifestyles
New Delhi, 24 November 2018: A recent research has indicated that undergoing surgical menopause may worsen insomnia in women. Surgical menopause is often accompanied by more psychological and physical difficulties and nearly 20% of post-menopausal women reported sleep disturbances. Research has linked insomnia to high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, diabetes and other ailments.

Insomnia is trouble falling asleep. One of its forms, called sleep-maintenance insomnia, is difficulty staying asleep, or waking too early and struggling to get back to sleep. It gives rise to worry over not getting enough sleep, which further interferes with sleep, creating a vicious cycle.

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