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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
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2nd April 2018
Maintain the dignity and honor of patient at all times

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Respect for others is inherent in our Indian culture. This is what we teach our children, to always respect other human beings and importantly, to be respectful towards every living being.

Doctors have an ethical duty to uphold the dignity and honor of the medical profession (Regulation 1.1.1 MCI Code of Ethics). Patients are our assets. A healthcare establishment cannot serve its purpose without patients; nor can doctors. The human body, both living and the dead body, has to be respected all times.

Recently, a video of an amputated foot being used as a pillow for a patient in Jhansi went viral. And, as recent as Saturday, a video of a patient supposedly in the emergency ward in JN Medical College and Hospital in Aligarh, with his hands and legs tied on a bed with no side railings, was probably seen by hundreds of people..... read more

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Today is World Autism Awareness Day: "Empowering Women and Girls with Autism"

April 2 is observed as World Autism Awareness Day every year since 2008. The day draws attention to the problems faced by people with autism and those living with autism. This year, the day focuses on the importance of empowering women and girls with autism and involving them and their representative organizations in policy and decision making to address these challenges..... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr K K Aggarwal 1st April 2018

1. World oldest medical journal Lancet (200 years old) Shames India for complete failure of the police, judiciary and politicians, which has lead to raising violence on doctors in the country(70%) putting off people from joining medicine, which will lead to further brain drain and shortages and further increase in quacks treating Indian patients, leading to further substandard results and further violence, a viscous cycle (ibtimes)
2. MTNL perfect Health Mela at Delhi 24-28th October 2018 .... read more

Practice Updates

Study shows association of resting heart rate with recurrence of colon cancer

Elevated resting heart rate was independently associated with a higher rate of advanced colorectal adenoma recurrence in a study of colorectal cancer survivors published March 2, 2018 in PLoS One..... read more


H. pylori infection linked to atherosclerosis in healthy persons

Results of a cross-sectional study published online March 2, 2018 in PLoS One show that current Helicobacter pylori infection had a significant association with subclinical coronary artery atherosclerosis in healthy persons with no prior arterial disease..... read more


Abaloparatide fails to get EMA approval for use in osteoporosis

The European Medicines Agency (EMA)’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), has rejected the marketing application for abaloparatide subcutaneous injection for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at increased risk for fracture..... read more


Tai chi superior to aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia

Results of a 52-week single-blind trial published online March 21, 2018 in the BMJ showed that in addition to fibromyalgia symptom relief, tai chi - twice a week for 24 weeks - was associated greater improvements in depression, anxiety, self-efficacy,..... read more


Bariatric surgery prevents severe CKD and ESRD

Patients that underwent weight-loss surgery lowered their risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) when compared to conventionally treated patients, according to a study published in International Journal of Obesity...... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
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High cholesterol can be symptomless
Regular screening and lifestyle changes can prevent complications
 
New Delhi, 01 April 2018: Most people with severe elevations in cholesterol are not treated with appropriate drugs. Less than 40% receive treatment, despite many screening and awareness programmes, according to a representative study reported in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.

Markedly elevated levels of 'bad' cholesterol can put people at an increased risk of developing heart disease much earlier in life. It is a symptomless condition and therefore, it is imperative to undergo regular screening particularly if you have a family history or any marked risk factors.

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