Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
6th September 2019

"In the path of wellness, One Health will be my priority this year"
The 34th CMAAO General Assembly and 55th Council Meeting

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Dear Colleague

Yesterday, I took over as the President of CMAAO for the year 2019-20 during the ongoing 34th CMAAO General Assembly in Goa. Here are excerpts from my speech delivered on the occasion.

"It is my immense privilege and honor to assume the role of President of CMAAO for the year 2019-20 in this 34th CMAAO General Assembly.

Coming to a General Assembly of CMAAO, the confederation of 19 National Medical Associations in Asia and Oceania feels like homecoming and a reunion of family as it resonates with my philosophy of life as a student of Vedic literature.

"Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" is a Sanskrit Vedic saying from the Rig Veda, considered the oldest of our ancient texts, which means "the whole world is my family."...read more

Mera Bharat Mahan 22: Think differently for inner happiness

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Happiness or sorrow are the two ends of a continuum (the same situation) and are dependent on its interpretation. The same situation may provide happiness to one and sorrow to the other. There are many situations in our day to day practice, which can be converted into happiness by changing the interpretation.

I often ask my patients two questions: how old you are and what your age is. How old are you indicates the chronological age of the body? The age of the person, on the other hand, is the number of years remaining.

If we take the age of a person as 100 years, then a person who is 55 years old will have an age of 45 years....read more

Practice Updates

IMA writes to PM Modi, seeks ordinance to check violence against health professionals

New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, underlining the urgent need to enact a Central law to check violence against health professionals and urged him to bring an ordinance in this regard. The letter comes in the backdrop of protests by the medical fraternity in Assam against the deadly assault on a doctor at a tea garden.... read more

PAHO – Wellness Week 2019

Building healthy schools is the slogan for Wellness Week 2019 which will take place from 14 to 21 September. Through highlighting healthy schools for everyone, Wellness Week seeks to work towards universal health by promoting health in schools such that students, parents, and their communities are able to make the healthy choice the easy choice.... read more

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AAN, AHS Release New Guidelines on Pediatric Migraine

For the first time since 2004, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Headache Society (AHS) have updated two guidelines for acute treatment and prevention of migraines in children and adolescents. New to the 2019 guidelines are evidence for using certain triptan-nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) combinations for acute pain relief; incorporation of more recently approved triptan nasal sprays; and indications that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) plus amitriptyline can be beneficial for the prevention of... read more

Precision Medicine Lowers DAPT Bleeds in STEMI

Selection of P2Y12 inhibitors based on genetic variants that influence response reduced bleeding events without hurting outcomes in ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI) patients getting stented, the POPular Genetics trial showed. With CYP2C19 genotype guidance, 5.1% of patients experienced an MI, stent thrombosis, stroke, major bleed, or death compared with 5.9% in the standard care group (P<0.001 for noninferiority),... read more

Medical Voice

NIH launches first-of-its-kind study for neuroprotective stroke therapies

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has called on researchers to make the standards and practices for conducting early stage, or preclinical, medical research on animals more like those used for clinical trials. To facilitate this change, NIH will fund a nationwide preclinical trial platformdesigned to systematically and efficiently test novel treatments for acute ischemic stroke in rodents. Seven labs will work together, as part of the Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN), to employ rigorous, clinical research practices, like randomization and blinding, while assessing the effectiveness of six potential neuroprotective therapies in reducing ischemic brain injury....read more

IDEJ Update

Indian Diabetes Educator Journal (IDEJ), 1st of its kind in India aims to keep the members of diabetes care team abreast with concepts of DSME (Diabetes self-management education) and DSMS (Diabetes self-management support). IDEJ has set a new benchmark in educating the diabetes educators about evolving the concept of DSME- reaching to more than 25000 through Digital and Print Medium..... read more

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