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CME with Dr KK
7th January, 2018
Doctors cannot disclose any ‘protected health information’ on social media
  • Administer antiviral medications to all hospitalized, severely ill and high-risk patients with suspected or confirmed influenza: The flu strain primarily responsible for this pronounced increase in viral activity is influenza A (H3N2). This strain has been associated with increased hospitalizations and deaths among elderly adults and young children in previous flu seasons. Additionally, the flu shot has displayed less efficacy against the H3N2 strain than other influenza A strains and influenza B. CDC has recommended "all hospitalized patients and all high-risk patients (either hospitalized or outpatient) with suspected influenza should be treated as soon as possible with a neuraminidase inhibitor antiviral."
  • A patient may share whatever he/she wants on social media. But, clinicians need to follow HIPAA's dictates, which say that a clinician may share a patient's protected health information only for the purpose of treatment, payment, and healthcare operations. Use of social media isn't treatment. So, doctors cannot disclose any "protected health information," read more
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DASH ranked ‘best diet overall’ for eighth year in a row

For the eighth consecutive year, the US News and World Report has ranked the DASH Diet developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as the “best overall” diet among nearly 40 diets reviewed. With its focus on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and lean proteins, DASH, tied this year for “best overall” diet and was ranked No. 1 in the “healthy eating” ... read more


K. Sujatha Rao former union secretary objections to NMC

Over centralisation: The over centralisation of the NMC and the near control over it by the central government, ranging from appointing all the 77 members for the various bodies; being the appellate for a variety of routine technical matters rejected by the autonomous bodies and the whole NMC such as, granting permission to set up colleges; granting exemptions to criteria;.... read more


The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) states that there is sufficient evidence for an association with excess body fatness, including overweight, obesity, and weight gain, and at least 13 cancers. These cancers include adenocarcinoma of the esophagus;.... read more

Practice Updates
US FDA expands indication of use of denosumab

Denosumab can now be also used to prevent fractures in patients with multiple myeloma. Denosumab is already approved by the US FDA to prevent fracture, spinal cord compression, or the need for radiation or surgery to bone in patients with bone metastases from solid tumors....read more


Deep sedation is a safe alternative to GA for percutaneous mitral valve repair

New research published online December 2, 2017 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, online suggests deep sedation as a comparable, safe alternative to general anesthesia (GA) for percutaneous mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation,...read more


Stem cell transplant improves survival and QOL in patients with severe scleroderma

According to a study published in the January 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, myeloablative autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) was superior to the immunosuppressant drug....read more


Study shows association of silent MI with increased risk of HF

New silent myocardial infarction (MI) at electrocardiography predicted risk of future heart failure (HF), which was independent of age, gender and other clinical HF risk factors, according to results from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study published January 1, 2018...read more


MR enterography superior to balloon-assisted enteroscopy in identifying small bowel inflammation Crohn's disease

Compared to balloon-assisted enteroscopy, magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) reliably identifies inflammatory activity in small bowel in Crohn's disease, indicating poor prognosis in patients with clinical–serological remission,...read more


Prenatal counseling increases chances of postpartum diabetes screening in women with GDM

Culturally appropriate prenatal counseling on future diabetes risk, nutrition, and exercise increases the probability of postpartum screening for type 2 diabetes in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Primiparity and advanced age of the mother were found to be associated with increased screening in a study...read more

 
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New strain of H1N1 virus in Rajasthan
Doctors should follow the national flu guidelines; people should follow basic hygiene
 
New Delhi, 06 January 2018: Recent estimates have indicated that there have been more than 100 cases of flu in Jaipur, Rajasthan with over 10 deaths within a one-week duration. The cases are due to a new strain in the H1N1 virus called the Michigan strain.H1N1 is associated with increased hospitalizations and deaths among elderly adults and young children. The Rajasthan government on January 3 sounded an alert in the state after more than 400 people were diagnosed positive for the swine flu virus in December 2017.
 
About 241 swine flu deaths have occurred in the state since January 2017. Apart from this, 3,033 hospitals have swine flu screening centers,1,580 isolation beds, 214 ICU beds, and 198 ventilators for patients affected by the swine flu virus.
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