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

Doctor's Dilemma

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Reproduced from: http://www.indialegallive.com/did-you-know-facts-about-news/perspective-news/attack-on-doctors-doctors-dilemma-67480, Published June 22, 2019

The strike by medical professionals is yet another reminder of the need for a one-time solution in the form of a central act against violence with stringent punishment

It started as a small protest by doctors at a Kolkata hospital, two of whom were assaulted by a dead patient's relative. But it did not take long for it to spread into a nationwide movement with government doctors in various states expressing solidarity and resorting to agitations. On June 17, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) staged a 24-hour-long protest across the country, demanding a comprehensive central law to deal with attacks on doctors and healthcare professionals in hospitals. The strike impacted medical services and all non-essential healthcare facilities, including OPDs, were closed from early morning on that day. The IMA also staged a dharna at its headquarters in Delhi....read more

Clinical Practice Guidelines 2019

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Approach to uncomplicated recurrent UTIs in women: 10 Key Takeaways

Clinical practice guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women were released this year by the American Urological Association (AUA), Canadian Urological Association (CUA), and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) and published online May 1, 2019 in the Journal of Urology.

Here are 10 key takeaways from the guidelines.

  1. A complete patient history must be elicited along with pelvic examination in women presenting with recurrent UTIs.
  2. Documentation of positive urine cultures associated with prior symptomatic episodes...read more
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Practice Updates

Medical care a basic right, 150 kids dying unacceptable: SC

New Delhi: Terming the death of more than 150 children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) an "extraordinary" situation requiring immediate attention, the Supreme Court on Monday sought an explanation from the Centre and the Bihar government on steps taken to control the disease. A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and B R Gavai said people have a basic right to medical care, nutrition and hygienic environment and the death of such a large number of children is unacceptable.... read more

Expanding access to health services with self-care interventions

WHO has launched its first guideline on self-care interventions for health, with a focus in this first volume on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Some of the interventions include self-sampling for HPV and sexually transmitted infections, self-injectable contraceptives, home-based ovulation predictor kits, HIV self-testing and self-management of medical abortion.... read more

Today is International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

By resolution 42/112 of December 7, 1987, the General Assembly decided to observe June 26 as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.... read more

One in Four Cardiologists Burned Out

Few cardiologists in a survey said they liked their jobs, with a majority reporting feelings of stress or burnout. More than 25% of U.S. cardiologists indicated they were burned out, reported Laxmi Mehta, MD, of Ohio State University in Columbus, and colleagues in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.... read more

Early-Life Gluten Intake Linked to Increased Risk of Celiac Disease

Higher intake of gluten early in life is associated with an increased risk of celiac disease (CD) and CD autoimmunity, according to new findings. "We found that 1-year-olds in the highest third of gluten intake had a two-fold increased relative risk of developing CD autoimmunity, a potential prodromal stage of celiac disease," said Dr. Karl Marild from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, in Oslo, Norway, and Queen Silvia Children's Hospital, in Gothenburg, Sweden.... read more

Medical Voice

Pediatricians should screen their patients for alcohol use, recommends American Academy of Pediatrics

In an updated policy statement "Alcohol Use by Youth", the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has urged parents to talk with their teens about the risks of alcohol and set firm rules against its use. The statement is published in the July issue of Pediatrics (published online June 24). An accompanying technical report outlines the evidence for AAP recommendations and states that alcohol remains the most common substance used by teens.... 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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