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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
28th May 2018
Triggers and treatment approaches to acute heart failure differ worldwide

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The first analysis of data from the International REPORT-HF show that triggers of acute heart failure and treatment approaches differ in different geographical regions of the world as also the drugs used as treatment.

While, ischemia/acute coronary syndrome (ACS)/infarction constituted 25.6% of cases of HF in the Southeast Asian region, nonadherence to diet and medications (19.2%) were the main cause in North more


The A-Z of Practice Management Tools

Practice management tools are the software designed to perform specific activities related to your day-to-day practices. It is, therefore, important to choose the right management tools and software to meet practice requirements and efficiently manage clinical operations. Features of a Practice Management Tool.... read more

Top News

FSSAI notifies standards for 8 new categories under food additive

The Food Safety & Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued standards for eight new categories under the food additive category. The regulations will be called the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Sixth Amendment Regulations, 2018. .... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal May 28th 2018

Nipah Breaking News Way back on 10 December 2015: A panel of scientists and public health experts convened by WHO met in Geneva to prioritise the top emerging pathogens likely to cause severe outbreaks in the near future, and for which few or no medical countermeasures exist. The initial list of disease priorities needing urgent R&D attention comprises:... read more

Practice Updates

Lack of microbial exposure earlier in life may increase leukemia risk

A review article published May 21, 2018 in Nature Reviews Cancer says that childhood ALL may be preventable. It suggests that if microbial exposures earlier in life are avoided, then infections that occur later trigger secondary genetic mutations increasing the risk of developing leukemia..... read more

Study shows association of sleep duration and mortality risk

A short (=5 hours), but not long (7 hours), weekend sleep was found to be associated with an increased mortality in individuals younger than 65 years, according to a study published online May 22, 2018 in the Journal of Sleep Research. Short sleep (or long sleep) on both weekdays and weekend also showed increased mortality in these individuals..... read more

Arnuity Ellipta Asthma Inhaler can now be used even in children aged 5 years, says FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the use of the inhaled corticosteroid fluticasone furoate (Arnuity Ellipta, GlaxoSmithKline) as a once-daily asthma maintenance treatment for children as young as age 5 years..... read more

Exposure to ozone increases risk of allergies in children

Findings of a new study presented May 20, 2018 at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference in San Diego show that ozone exposure in early life may increase the risk of asthma and allergic rhinitis by about 80%.... read more

Many patients with mild traumatic brain injury do not receive adequate follow-up care

Results from the Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI) study show that around 41% of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (=3 moderate-to-severe post-concussive symptoms) had not had a follow-up visit at three months after discharge... read more

BMD:BMI ratio may help calculate fracture risk in the obese

Risk of fracture in obese persons may be reliably assessed by calculating the ratio of bone mineral density (BMD) to body mass index (BMI), suggests a study presented May 17, 2018 at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 2018 Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Boston..... read more

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