Should surgeons be clubbed with pilots and truck drivers or artisans?
Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
Work hour limitation has been a topic for discussion for quite a long time including in medicine. Doctors who work long and continuous shifts are fatigued, sleep deprived and exhausted.
Fatigue causes memory and attention problems, difficulties in communicating; it also impairs judgment and understanding. Sleep deprivation is even more dangerous than working under the influence of alcohol. Being awake for at least 18 hours has been shown to be the same as someone having a blood alcohol content of 0.05%. And, being awake for at least 24 hours is equal to having a blood alcohol content of 0.10%. So, driving while drowsy is equivalent to driving after drinking too much of alcohol..... read more
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Strengthening of teaching, patient / clinical care and public health programme implementation - Shifting of more experienced doctors belonging to Central Government and Central government entities to teaching/ clinical / Public Health Programme implementation activities. The approval seeks to ensure that the.... read more
Should surgeons be clubbed with pilots and truck drivers or artisans? Work hour limitation has been a topic for discussion for quite a long time including in medicine. Doctors who work long and continuous shifts are fatigued, sleep deprived and exhausted. .... read more
Analysis of ODYSSEY OUTCOMES trial presented June 24, 2018 at the 78th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in Orlando, Florida shows that people with diabetes who have experienced recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and take a combination of alirocumab and statins ... read more
The US FDA has approved the use of Plazomicin to treat adults with complicated urinary tract infections. But, it rejected approval for treating bloodstream infections due to lack of evidence.... read more
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published a new book on "Thinking Developmentally: Nurturing Wellness in Childhood to Promote Lifelong Health" to better understand the long-term effects of childhood trauma and toxic stress on development. The book highlights that many diseases of .... read more
The American College of Cardiology’s ACTION Registry has changed its name to the Chest Pain–MI Registry. Beginning in October 2018, the registry will fully support the data requirements for ACC’s Chest Pain Center Accreditation program. With 1.5 million patient records, the Chest Pain - MI Registry .... read more
As per a study published online June 20, 2018, the incidence of long-term anastomotic ulceration after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery is high and increases over time, especially in smokers. .... read more
Proper hygiene and safe sexual practices can help avoid UTI Pregnant women should be particularly careful
New Delhi, 29th June 2018: A new study has indicated that the bladder not only contains bacteria, but the microbes therein are similar to those found in the vagina. This could lead to improved diagnostic tests and treatments for urinary tract infections (UTIs). The study found that the microbial sharing between the vaginal and bladder microbiota includes pathogens such as E. coli and S. Anginosus as well as beneficial bacteria such as L. Iners and L. Crispatus.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of the urinary system - kidneys, ureters, bladders and urethra. Most infections attack the lower urinary tract, which is the bladder and urethra. More than 50% women experience UTI at least once in their lifetime and nearly 30% to 40% of these infections relapse within six months.