Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
3rd April 2019
Faster acting nicotine consumption is cardiac safe

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

The faster-acting nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) include nicotine mouth spray, nicotine inhalers, nicotine nasal spray, nicotine nasal spray and nicotine sublingual tablet. Here is a brief overview of each.

Nicotine mouth spray: It delivers 1 mg nicotine per spray. Used as 1 to 2 sprays when craving occurs, up to 4 sprays per hour. Side effects occurring frequently with the oral spray include hiccups (occurring in more than 55% of those treated in one trial, throat irritation, and nausea (Eur Respir J. 2012;40:548)....read more

Does my patient have hyponatremia?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Hyponatremia or sodium (Na) < 135 mEq/L represents a relative excess of water in relation to Na.

Hyponatremia can be acute or chronic.

  • Acute: < 48 hours. Results from parenteral IV administration in postoperative patients (who have ADH hypersecretion associated with surgery) and from self-induced water intoxication (as in, for example, competitive runners, psychotic patients with extreme polydipsia and users of ecstasy)....read more
Medical Voice

1. Photons can behave like magnetic dipoles at absolute zero temperatures. This is the new result from a quantum simulator put forward by physicists at the EPFL in Switzerland and Paris Diderot University in France. The theoretical study proves that simple photonics devices can be used to mimic the behaviour of complex materials under extreme conditions – experiments that are difficult to actually do in the laboratory.... read more

Practice Updates

CDC modifies its travel advisory for India on Zika virus disease

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, USA (CDC) has modified its travel advisory for India on Zika virus disease on 27th March 2019. The status of India has now been changed from "ongoing outbreak" to "current or past transmission but no current outbreak"... read more

HC refuses to hear plea on generic drugs

The Hindu: the Delhi High Court on Monday declined to entertain a petition seeking directions to the Centre and the Medical Council of India (MCI) to ensure that doctors prescribe generic medicines. The plea by advocate Amit Sahni said that the MCI had on January 21, 2013, issued a circular addressed to the deans of all medical colleges, director of all hospitals, president of all State medical councils,... read more

NPPA approves hike in prices of coronary stents

New Delhi, Apr 1 (PTI) Drug price regulator NPPA has approved hike in prices of cardiac stents by 4.2 per cent in-line with the wholesale price index (WPI) of the previous calendar year, as per an official statement.... read more

US measles cases at second highest since disease was eliminated in 2000

A total of 387 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 15 states from January 1 to March 28, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the second-greatest number of cases reported in the United States since measles was declared eliminated in 2000, reported CNN.... read more

Better glycemic control with oral semaglutide vs sitagliptin in PIONEER-3

Among adults with type 2 diabetes uncontrolled with metformin with or without sulfonylurea, oral semaglutide, 7 mg/d and 14 mg/d, compared with sitagliptin, resulted in significantly greater reductions in HbA1c over 26 weeks,... read more

Noninvasive brain stimulation is a feasible alternative treatment in resistant depression

Findings of a new systematic review and network meta-analysis published online March 27, 2017 in BMJ show nonsurgical brain stimulation is a viable alternative or add-on treatment for major depressive... read more

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Medicolegal Corner
eMedi Quiz
1. The gain in weight of young animals per unit weight of protein-consumed.
2. The product of digestibility coefficient and biological value.
3. The percentage of protein absorbed into the blood.
4. The percentage of nitrogen absorbed from the protein absorbed from the diet.
Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: The value of sincerity of purpose
Inspirational Story 2: Two Monks and a Pretty Lady
Press Release
Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) to organize Mega Health Camp and discourse on inner healing on World Health Day 2019
Hon'ble Chief Secretary of Delhi, Shri Vijay Kumar Dev will be the chief guest for the day
Over 10 dharma gurus will speak on physical to spiritual heart and healing from within

New Delhi, 2nd April 2019 : The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) is organizing a mega health camp on World Health Day at the Acharya Sushil Muni Ashram, Defence Colony, New Delhi on 7th April 2019. The event is being conducted in association with Public Diplomacy Forum, Temple of Understanding Foundation, IMA-New Delhi Branch, World Fellowship of Religions, Vishwa Ahimsa Sangh, Delhi Heart and Lung Institute, the Lions Club of Delhi, Alaknanda, and Sai Milan.

Hon'ble Chief Secretary of Delhi Shri Vijay Kumar Dev will be the Chief Guest for the day.

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