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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
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6th February, 2018
Patient welfare fund should be established by government hospitals to help the needy patients instead of accepting donations or charging patients separately

Two doctors at the Dept. of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Nagpur were arrested by the police on January 29 on the allegation of taking Rs 3000/- from a patient's relative for giving injection Avastin for retinal surgery. There were released on bail on January 31. A departmental inquiry is on, as reported by TOI, February 3, 2018. The explanation available was that doctors were helping the patients by buying the Avastin injection multidose vial and making them available to the patients at shared cost without profits.

As per the Government rules, the doctors practicing in Government hospitals cannot charge their patient for any service or medicine dispensed by them, more specifically, if the doctor is working in a government hospital, which is not charging any fees from its patients at all. ... read more

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First-ever WHO Independent Global High-level Commission on NCDs

Leaders in health, politics and development have accepted to participate in the first-ever WHO Independent Global High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), which aims to identify and propose bold and practical ways to curb the world’s leading causes of death and illness.... read more

Practice Updates

Low muscle strength is a risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Low overall muscle strength, low BMI, and lower erythrocyte volume fraction in young men were found to be risk factors for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a study published December 28, 2017 in the Journal of Neurology..... read more


Acute kidney injury in neurocritical care patients is a risk factor for mortality

A study published January 1, 2018 in the Journal of Intensive Care concluded that acute kidney injury (AKI) in neurocritical care has a high incidence and is a crucial risk factor for mortality independently of the underlying neurocritical condition. The major cause of AKI is sepsis.... read more


No benefit of torsemide in women with post-partum hypertension in pre-eclampsia

In a study presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Pregnancy Meeting in Dallas, treatment with torsemide did not reduce the frequency of persistent post-partum hypertension among women who had preeclampsia during pregnancy.... read more


Study shows correlation of calf circumference with cardiovascular risk in metabolic syndrome

New research reported online January 15, 2018 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that adding calf circumference to other components of metabolic syndrome may help identify people at greater risk for cardiovascular and all-cause mortality.... read more


Kidney disease during childhood increases risk of future kidney disease

A history of clinically evident kidney disease in childhood, was associated with a significantly increased risk of ESRD even if renal function was apparently normal in adolescence, suggests a study published February 1, 2018... read more


No protective effect of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on risk of cardiovascular events

A meta-analysis of 10 trials involving more than 77000 individuals published online January 31, 2018 in JAMA Cardiology has shown that supplementation with marine-derived omega-3 fatty acids for a mean of 4.4 years had no significant association with reductions in fatal or nonfatal coronary heart disease or any major vascular events.... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
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Crash diets can do more harm than good
Such diets can aggravate symptoms in those with heart problems
 
New Delhi, 05 February 2018: Crash unsupervised internet and WhatsApp based diets can harm heart function and reduce its ability to pump blood, according to a recent study. It is important for those with heart disease to seek medical advice before adopting a very low-calorie diet.
 
In people with existing heart disease such a diet might aggravate heart failure symptoms like shortness of breath or increase the risk of arrhythmias.
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