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29th January, 2018
MRI death

A 32-year-old man was killed in a freak accident after being pulled into an MRI machine at a Mumbai hospital whose staff allegedly allowed him to enter the room with a metal oxygen cylinder.
Rajesh Maru had accompanied an elderly relative to the MRI room at BYL Nair Hospital. His relatives said a ward boy standing outside the room told him it was okay to carry the oxygen cylinder, which was helping the patient breathe, inside. As soon as he entered the room, the MRI machine’s powerful magnetic pull sucked in Maru, who was still holding the cylinder. Maru’s hand was wedged between the MRI machine and the cylinder,... read more

ECRI Institute's 2018 Top 10 Hospital C-suite Watch List (Part 2)

Implantable loop recorder cardiac monitor

This insertable cardiac monitor connects directly with a patient's smartphone via Bluetooth. With Confirm Rx, the patient's smartphone proactively transmits data to the patient's physician and does away with the need for the patient to use a bedside telephone transmitter. Data can be uploaded and accessed at intervals programmed by the clinician. It is most useful for long-term monitoring of patients with arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation (AF), a common cause of stroke, which may at times not show up on 24-hour monitoring.

The implantable cardiac monitor is a new small monitoring device, which may take the place of Holter monitor, which is worn externally. Holter monitoring also requires placing of many electrodes on the chest and abdomen and for the patient to carry a recorder, which patients find inconvenient..... read more

Video Of The Day IMA Surgical Strike
Top News

President launches countrywide Pulse Polio Programme for 2018

The Hon. President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, launched the Pulse Polio programme for 2018 by administering polio drops to children less than five years old, at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, in the presence of the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Shri JP Nadda and Ministers of State (Health) Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Smt. Anupriya Patel. The Hon. President administered the polio drops on the eve of the National Immunization Day,... read more

Six months metformin for normal weight PCOS

Metformin improves menstrual cycle regularity and lowers body mass index, testosterone, and luteinizing hormone within 6 months of treatment in women with polycystic ovary syndrome who are normal weight or overweight as per a new study in January 9 issue of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism... read more

Practice Updates

Too few with stroke of the eye are treated to reduce future stroke

Too few patients with retinal infarction, or loss of blood flow in the eye, are evaluated for stroke risk or seen by a neurologist, putting them at increased risk for another stroke, according to preliminary research presented January 25, 2018 at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018 at Los Angeles.... read more

First radiopharmaceutical approved for gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lutathera (lutetium Lu 177 dotatate) for the treatment of a type of cancer that affects the pancreas or gastrointestinal tract called gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). This is the first time a radioactive drug, or radiopharmaceutical,... read more

Four in ten cardiomyopathies are genetic

Results of the first European registry focused on adult patients with the various cardiomyopathy subtypes show that four in ten cardiomyopathies are genetic. Cardiomyopathies are a major cause of sudden death in young people. The study reported January 24, 2018 in the European Heart Journal recommends family screening to prevent... read more

Diabetes and prediabetes associated with faster cognitive decline

According to findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing published online January 25, 2018 in Diabetologia, prediabetes and diabetes are associated with a faster rate of global cognitive decline - memory, executive function and orientation cognitive tests - over time among individuals aged.... read more

EMA recommends new diabetes treatments for approval

The European Medicines Agency's (EMA's) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended for approval a biosimilar of insulin glargine and three formulations of ertugliflozin, for type 2 diabetes viz. ertugliflozin monotherapy (Steglatro), fixed-dose ertugliflozin and metformin (Segluromet) and fixed-dose ertugliflozin and sitagliptin (Steglujan)..... read more

Iodine deficiency hampers a woman’s chances of conceiving

Women who have moderate to severe iodine deficiency have 46% lower chances, per cycle, of conceiving compared to women with healthy iodine levels, according to a recent study published online January 11, 2018 in Human Reproduction.... read more

Recent Updates

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

Effect of air bubbles localization and migration on assisted reproductive technology outcome.

A new study published in Fertility and Sterility evaluated the effect of embryo flash position and movement of the air bubbles at 1 and 60 minutes after embryo transfer (ET) on clinical.... read more

eMedi Humor
Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
A. Stops the flow of fluid when he feels uncomfortable
B. Lubricates the tip of the catheter before inserting it into the stoma
C. Hangs the bag on a clothes hook on the bathroom door during fluid insertion
D. Discontinues the insertion of fluid after only 500 ml of fluid has been instilled
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: :Don’t Be Afraid
Inspirational Story 2: Monetary Reminder
Smokeless tobacco is one of the major causes of cancer
It can also lead to heart diseases and other associated health issues over time
New Delhi, 28 January 2018: According to the recent Global Adult Tobacco Survey India Report, 2017, one in every five Indian is hooked to smokeless tobacco (SLT). Among men, two most commonly used tobacco products are SLT, that is, khaini (8.5 crore) and gutka (5.1 crore). Amongst women, the three most commonly used are SLT, that is, betel quid (2 crore), oral application (2 crore), and khaini (1.9 crore).
Use of SLT can cause oral precancerous lesions such as oral submucous fibrosis, which can put the user at risk of developing oral cancer. Apart from this it can predispose the user to other infections in the mouth and also heart disease. In India, the use of SLT remains the dominant cause of tobacco-attributable diseases, including cancer of the oral cavity (mouth), esophagus (food pipe) and pancreas.
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