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28th January, 2018
ECRI Institute's 2018 Top 10 Hospital C-suite Watch List (Part 1)

Mobile medical app to help treat substance use disorders

The first mobile medical application to help treat substance use disorders, which was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September 2017 tops the list. The reSET App can be used as adjunct outpatient treatment of alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, and stimulant substance use disorders in patients who are not currently on opioid replacement therapy, who do not abuse alcohol solely, or whose primary substance of abuse is not opioids. It delivers cognitive behavioral therapy to patients to teach the user skills that help them to increase abstinence from substance abuse as well as compliance to treatment program.

This device is an example of upcoming field of ‘digital therapeutics’ i.e. use of digital technology to improve the health of a person, without the side effects of medications and without the added costs. It also helps the doctor to deliver more effective care to these patients..... read more

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Largest yellow fever vaccination campaign in Nigeria’s history under way

The Nigerian Government launched a mass vaccination campaign in alliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, aiming to immunize more than 25 million people before the end of this year. This drive is part of a global effort to eliminate the risk of yellow fever epidemics by 2026, which should be possible if 90% of the population can be reached... read more


Website to monitor private hospitals

The online forum aims to fight rampant medical malpractices and corruption in the private sector. A website, named privatehospitalswatch.org, ie being developed by Sathi and the Centre for Health and Social Justice. The website, aims to serve as a platform for all activists and campaigners fighting medical malpractices in the private sector to put up their findings in the public domain.... read more

Practice Updates

Working before and after stroke is good for brain health

Adult stroke patients who are employed prior to and after suffering strokes are more likely than unemployed adults to have healthier minds two years post stroke, according to preliminary research presented January 25, 2018 at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018 in Los Angeles. People who were unemployed before stroke were more than three times (320 percent) more likely than those who were... read more


Obese men at risk of prostate cancer recurrence following surgery

Obese men with prostate cancer who underwent radical prostatectomy are at a higher risk of biochemical recurrence (two consecutive prostate-specific antigen (PSA) measurements of = 0.2 ng/mL after prostatectomy), according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference Obesity and Cancer:... read more


US FDA approves plecanatide for IBS with constipation in adults

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved plecanatide 3 mg tablets (Trulance, Synergy Pharmaceuticals) for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in adults. The drug is contraindicated in children younger than 6 years... read more


Study shows risk of dementia with tamsulosin in older men with BPH

According to a new study published January 9, 2018 in Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety, older men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are at greater risk of dementia with tamsulosin compared to alternative medicines for BPH such as doxazosin,.. read more


Studying art may improve clinical observation skills

A randomized controlled study published in the January 2018 issue of the journal Ophthalmology observed a significant improvement in observational skills in clinical ophthalmology among first-year medical students who underwent formal observation training in art compared with students who did not.... read more


Patients with polymyalgia rheumatic and giant-cell arteritis are at increased risk of fracture

Compared with the general population, the risk of fracture was increased by 63% in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica and 67% in giant-cell arteritis in a study reported January 10, 2018 in BMC Medicine. Fewer than 13% of glucocorticoid-treated patients... read more

Recent Updates

Intrapartum and neonatal mortality among low-risk women in midwife-led versus obstetrician-led care.

A new study published in BMJ Open compared intrapartum and neonatal mortality in low-risk term women, starting labor in midwife-led versus obstetrician-led care.... read more


The impact of third-trimester genetic counseling.

A new study published in the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics evaluated the impact of genetic counseling (GC) during the third trimester by analyzing changes in pregnancy.... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
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Lack of sleep can affect eating and weight in children
Parents should set an example for children by following a healthy lifestyle
 
New Delhi, 27 January 2018: As per a recent study, poor quality of sleep in a child can affect his/her eating habits and weight. Over time, this can also lead to childhood obesity, which can further put them at a greater risk of developing obesity-related cancers in adulthood. As per the study, shorter sleep duration, measured in hours, was associated with a higher BMI z-score (body mass index adjusted for age and sex). Each extra hour of sleep was associated with 0.13 reduction in BMI z-score and reduction in waist circumference of 1.29 cm.
 
Statistics indicate that India has the second highest number of obese children in the world after China. About 14.4 million kids in the country have excess weight. Globally, over two billion children and adults suffer from health problems related to being overweight or obese, and an increasing percentage of people die from these health conditions.
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