Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
26th March 2019

Government Doctors' Exodus: Ill-gotten Gains

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The Madras High Court has taken serious note of the growing occurrence of government doctors abandoning their duties to start private practice for "personal enrichment"

Expressing concern over government doctors who abandon their duties for developing their private practice and "personal enrichment", the Madras High Court, in a judgment delivered on March 13, 2019, has directed the state government to constitute a monitoring committee to supervise the attendance and assess the performance of government doctors as well as look into the maintenance of government hospitals as per prescribed standards. The Court took serious note of the tendency of government doctors to, after gaining experience and exploiting government resources for acquiring their speciality qualifications and practical experience, leave their job for personal enrichment....read more

Plazomicin, a new antibiotic for complicated urinary tract infections

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Plazomicin was noninferior to meropenem, a carbapenem for the treatment of complicated urinary tract antibiotics (UTIs) and acute pyelonephritis caused by Enterobacteriaceae, including multidrug-resistant strains in a study published February 21, 2019 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Plazomicin is a new aminoglycoside antibiotic. ...read more

Medical Voice

1. An echocardiographic substudy of the COAPT trial failed to identify any baseline echo characteristics to differentiate patients with heart failure (HF) and secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) that would or would not benefit from the MitraClip (Abbott)....read more

Practice Updates

Health Ministry commemorates World TB Day

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare commemorated the World TB Day with a function to mark the occasion, and reiterated the commitment to eliminating TB in the country by 2025. Ms. Preeti Sudan, Health Secretary presided over the function.... read more

WHO reaffirms commitment to Democratic Republic of the Congo as Ebola outbreak nears 1000 cases amid increased violence

As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approaches 1000 cases amid increased violence, WHO reaffirmed its commitment both to ending the outbreak and working with the government and communities to build resilient health systems.... read more

Avocados recalled in 6 US states over listeria concerns

CNN reported on March 25, 2019 that California-grown avocados sold in bulk to retail stores in six states by the Henry Avocado Corporation are being recalled due to potential contamination with the bacterium listeria monocytogenes, the company announced on Saturday..... read more

Paternal smoking may increase the risk of congenital heart defects in children

Fathers-to-be who smoke may increase the risk of congenital heart defects in their offspring, according to a meta-analysis published March 24, 2019 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.... read more

Ovary function is preserved in transgender men at one year of testosterone therapy

Transgender men preserve their fertility potential even after one year of treatment with the male hormone testosterone, according to a study to be presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans,.... read more

Uterine fibroid embolization as effective as myomectomy

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) effectively treats uterine fibroids with fewer post-procedure complications compared to myomectomy, according to new research presented March 25, 2019 at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2019.... read more

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
a. Keep the client's knee on the affected side bent for 6 hours.
b. Apply pressure to the puncture site for 30 minutes.
c. Check the client's pedal pulses frequently.
d. Remove the dressing on the puncture site after vital signs stabilize.
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: The Three Dolls
Inspirational Story 2: The Greatest Gift is Love
Prolonged use of mobile phones and typing can also lead to tennis elbow
Avoid frequent use and take mobile phone and social media breaks
New Delhi, 25 March 2019: As per recent research, tennis elbow, a painful chronic condition that affects job performance and quality of life, can be effectively treated without surgery. Researchers found that through transcatheter arterial embolisation (TAE), an image-guided, non-surgical treatment that decreases abnormal blood flow to the injured area to reduce inflammation and pain, the condition may be treated.

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, stems from repetitive stress injuries that occur in activities such as sports, typing and knitting.

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