Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
3rd May 2019
Understanding a good CSR project

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Last week in a meeting the concept of CSR was discussed. The discussion point was what is a good CSR project? And, the consensus that emerged was "sustainability of a project" and not the project itself.

This reminded me of the “navnidhis” mentioned in Hanuman Chalisa, which talks about eight types of wealth (ashta laxmi) and nine types of sustainability of that wealth.

Navnidhi (nine types)

1. "Padma" when the impact lasts forever....read more

FDA on endocrine drugs

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

  • The FDA has approved the monoclonal antibody romosozumab to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk for fracture
  • The FDA issued a complete response letter declining to approve a new drug application for oral sotagliflozin a first-in-class dual SGLT1 and SGLT2 inhibitor for adult with type 1 diabetes
  • FDA approved an oral hydrogel therapy that induces feelings of fullness without adding calories for adults with overweight and obesity.....read more
Practice Updates

FDA approves first treatment for all genotypes of hepatitis C in pediatric patients

The US Food and Drug Administration FDA) has approved Mavyret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) tablets to treat all six genotypes of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in children ages 12 to 17. Mavyret was approved.... read more

Study reaffirms that breastfeeding protects against child obesity

A study presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, United Kingdom has shown that babies who have never or only infrequently been breastfed have an increased risk of becoming obese as children. According to the study, despite the consistent flow of research evidence showing the health benefits.... read more

Daily folic acid supplement may reduce risk of gestational diabetes

Taking a folic acid supplement daily before pregnancy may reduce the risk of gestational, or pregnancy-related, diabetes, according to analysis of data from nearly 15,000 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study .... read more

Cannabis-based medicine may reduce seizures for children with difficult-to-treat epilepsy

Taking a liquid form of cannabidiol, a cannabis-based medicine, reduced seizures nearly in half for children with Dravet syndrome, a rare and severe type of epilepsy, according to a phase 3 study to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10, 2019. .....read more

NHFOV superior to NCPAP in preventing reintubation in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome

A new study appearing in the journal Chest, suggests that treatment with nasal high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (NHFOV) is a beneficial management strategy in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome, and is superior to nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) in preventing reintubation. ....read more

Medical Voice

1. NAFLD is associated with an increased risk of AF in middle-aged and elderly individuals (especially in those with type 2 diabetes). However, the observational design of the eligible studies does not allow for proving causality. (Liver International. 2019;39(4):758-769. )

2. Upfront delayed-enhancement cardiac magnetic resonance (DE-CMR) imaging identifies a different or new culprit lesion than standard angiography in nearly one in three patients presenting with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction..... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Soar like an Eagle
Inspirational Story 2: Honesty
Chronic kidney disease can be debilitating in the longer term
Babies born preterm may stand the risk of developing the condition later in life

New Delhi, 2nd May 2019: Preterm and early term birth are strong risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) from childhood into mid-adulthood, suggests a study published in the BMJ. Preterm birth (before 37 weeks of pregnancy) interrupts kidney development and maturity during late-stage pregnancy, resulting in fewer nephrons forming (filters that remove waste and toxins from the body).

Of all the patients who develop end stage kidney failure in India, only 10% to 15% get proper treatment. About 6000 undergo kidney transplant, 60,000 undergo hemodialysis, and another 6000 prefer to take peritoneal dialysis in a year. About six-lakh people die for want of renal replacement therapy.

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