Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
29th April 2019
All major heart hospitals in Delhi-NCR should take up the Mission Delhi project

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

On Thursday (25.4.19), the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has launched 'Mission DELHI', an emergency medical service, as part of which a motorbike-borne assistance unit can be quickly summoned for a person suffering heart attack or chest pain.

The pilot project has been launched in a radius of 3 kms around All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and would be linked with Centralized Ambulance Trauma Services (CATS).

Under Mission DELHI (Delhi Emergency Life Heart-Attack Initiative), a pair of motorcycle-borne trained paramedic nurses would be the first responders for treating heart attack patients.....read more

Belimumab, the first drug for lupus in children

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

The US Food and Drug Administration today approved belimumab (Benlysta) as intravenous (IV) infusion for treatment of children aged 5 years and older with active, autoantibody-positive, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who are receiving standard therapy.

Belimumab, a human monoclonal antibody, is a B-lymphocyte stimulator (BLyS)-specific inhibitor.

While belimumab is approved for use in adults with SLE, this is the first time that it has been approved for use in children with SLE.....read more

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Practice Updates

2.9 million children in India miss first dose of measles vaccine: UNICEF

NEW DELHI: India has 2.9 million children who have missed out on the first dose of measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017 despite over 80 per cent of immunisation coverage, the UNICEF said on Thursday. India, with its large annual birth cohort of 25 million, is followed by Pakistan and Indonesia with 1.2 million each, and Ethiopia 1.1 million,.... read more

Occupational diseases are the most common cause of work-related deaths

A new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) titled "Safety and health at the heart of the future of work Building on 100 years of experience" that 7,500 people die due to unsafe and unhealthy working conditions every day. Occupational diseases are the most common cause of work-related deaths.... read more

WHO guidelines on physical activity and sleep for children 1-2 years of age

Spend at least 180 minutes in a variety of types of physical activities at any intensity, including moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity, spread throughout the day; more is better..... read more

"Remove the Risk", a FDA public education campaign for safe removal of unused opioids from homes

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the launch of a new education campaign "Remove the Risk" to help Americans understand the important role they play in removing and properly disposing of unused prescription opioids from their homes. This new initiative is part of the FDA’s continued efforts to address....read more

Six factors predict recurrence of invasive breast cancer after initial diagnosis of DCIS

A systematic review and meta-analyses published in the May 2019 issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention has identified six factors that are associated with invasive recurrence in patients who have been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS): : African American race, ...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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eMedi Quiz
1. Campylobacter enteritis is an important cause of acute diarrhea
2. It is never seen in India
3. It is typically caused by Campylobacter jejuni or Campylobacter coli, and is largely a foodborne disease.
4. Campylobacter infection can also be transmitted via water-borne outbreaks and direct contact with animals or animal products.
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