Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
29th June 2019

Left hand fractured, plaster cast on right: Is it a never event or gross negligence?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Earlier this week, a case of gross medical error from Darbhanga Medical College Hospital was reported where an orthopedic doctor plastered the wrong hand of the boy who fell from a mango tree. The 7-year-old boy had fractured his left hand, but the plaster cast was put on his right hand.

When I read this story, few questions arose in my mind.

  • Is this an error?
  • Is it gross error or a never event?...read more

Should ivermectin-based mass drug administration for scabies be combined with albendazole in affected areas?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

When I was a student at MGIMS, scabies was rampant in the society. It was among the most prevalent condition in OPDs. Ascabiol ointment was our standard treatment.

Scabies is an infestation of the skin caused by the itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis.

In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) added scabies to its list of neglected tropical disease...read more

Practice Updates

Fresh bill to run MCI introduced in Lok Sabha

A bill "The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019" to supersede the Indian Medical Council for a period of two years during which the 12 (the number of members increased from existing 7) members of the Board of Governors will run the regulatory body for medical education was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.... read more

AES deaths one of the biggest failures of 7 decades, says Prime Minister

PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday called the Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) deaths in Muzaffarpur a "matter of sorrow and shame" for all and one of the biggest failures of the last seven decades. Speaking in Rajya Sabha, Modi said, "The deaths of children due to AES in modern times are unfortunate and a matter of shame for all of us in government and society as well. We must take this seriously.... read more

Number of people at risk of trachoma falls from 1.5 billion to 142 million

The number of people at risk of trachoma – the world's leading infectious cause of blindness – has fallen from 1.5 billion in 2002 to just over 142 million in 2019, a reduction of 91%, WHO has reported. New data presented at the 22nd meeting of the WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020... read more

FDA approves first treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Dupixent (dupilumab) to treat adults with nasal polyps (growths on the inner lining of the sinuses) accompanied by chronic rhinosinusitis (prolonged inflammation of the sinuses and nasal cavity)... read more

Two-thirds of global drug deaths now from opioids, says UN

Opioids, which include both heroin and legal pain relievers, were responsible for around two-thirds of drug-related deaths in 2017, the latest World Drug Report from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed on Wednesday. The study from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), also shows that the negative health consequences associated... read more

Young women who smoke face highest risk of major heart attack

Smoking increases both men's and women's risk of a major heart attack at all ages, but women smokers have a significantly higher increased risk compared to men, especially women under 50 years old, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The largest relative risk difference.. read more

Medical Voice

Addiction Terms

Harvard: People sometimes confuse the words tolerance, physical dependence, and withdrawal. These terms are not interchangeable, though they are related:

Tolerance means that, over time, a person will need larger doses to get the same effect first experienced with smaller doses. Because tolerance to some side effects does not occur, people with tolerance often face worsening side effects as they take larger and larger doses.... 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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Budget 2019 must focus on making One Health a reality in India: HCFI
All health-related aspects must come under the ambit of single department
New Delhi, 28th June 2019: As the nation gears up for the first set of policies to be announced by the new government, it remains to be seen what the powers-that-be have in store for India’s healthcare sector. Making simple, accessible, and affordable healthcare a reality is the need of the hour as is the idea of ensuring that the concept of One Health turns into a reality in the country.

In most nations world over, inter-sectoral coordination has been established by the concerned governments, to consult with each other, share their knowledge,

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