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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
5th December 2018
New Practice Changing Guideline: Laparotomy is the preferred approach for radical hysterectomy in women with cervical cancer

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

For women undergoing radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer with tumors ≥2 cm, the new recommendation is laparotomy rather than minimally invasive surgery (MIS).

Patients with smaller tumors (<2 cm) may be candidates for robotic-assisted surgery.MIS approaches are done with the goal of reducing operative morbidity. However, two new studies reported in the New England Journal of Medicine have found worse oncologic outcomes with these procedures...read more

Top News

Today is World Soil Day: "Be the Solution to soil pollution"

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on December 5 as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. The date of 5 December for WSD was chosen because it corresponds with the official birthday of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej,... read more

FSSAI's new "Heart Attack Rewind" campaign calls for elimination of industrially produced trans fat from food supply

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) today launched a new mass media campaign calling for the elimination of industrially produced trans fat in the food supply. Entitled "Heart Attack Rewind," the 30 second public service announcement (PSA) - the first mass media campaign of its kind ... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 5th December 2018

First-ever UN report on disability and development, illustrates inclusion gaps: The United Nations launched its first-ever flagship report on disability and development on Monday; published by, for, and with, persons with disabilities, in the hopes of fostering more accessible,... read more

Practice Updates

Risk factors like smoking, high BP common among younger patients with repeat heart attacks

Heart attacks reoccurred more frequently in younger patients with several modifiable risk factors, including smoking and high blood pressure. Researchers of a new study, presented at the American College of Cardiology Asia Conference 2018 in Shanghai, suggest that secondary preventive programs... read more


FDA approves vagus nerve stimulator to prevent cluster headaches

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the hand-held, noninvasive vagus nerve stimulator gammaCore (electroCore Inc) for adjunctive use in the prevention of cluster headache... read more


Study suggests dapsone an effective second-line therapy for chronic spontaneous urticaria

Dapsone is an effective and well-tolerated second-line therapy for the treatment of chronic spontaneous urticaria, says a study reported online November 21, 2018 in JAMA Dermatology. Sixty-two patients experienced improvement; of these, 29 achieved complete control.... read more


Use of prophylactic intraperitoneal mesh prevents incisional hernia post-abdominal surgery

In an open-label randomized clinical trial performed in 169 patients undergoing elective open abdominal surgery, use of prophylactic intraperitoneal mesh implantation was found to reduce the incidence of incisional hernia after open abdominal surgery but with increased early postoperative pain... read more


Low-dose amitriptyline may be an effective treatment for chronic low back pain

Low dose amitriptyline is still an option in patients with chronic back pain, as an alternative to opioids. A trial published in the November 2018 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine shows that although amitriptyline did not significantly improve pain, disability and work-related outcomes at 6 months... read more

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