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8th April 2018
Apology works

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

AIIMS New Delhi, a premier institute of the country, has tendered an apology to a patient who underwent a wrong procedure.

The written apology was sent to the 30-year-old patient, a resident of Bihar, and her husband was contacted with an offer for additional treatment. Allegedly, an arteriovenous fistula was made in the patient who did not have any kidney-related illness and instead was seeking treatment for pain in abdomen. AV fistula is created surgically in chronic kidney disease patients undergoing dialysis. Documents were allegedly tampered with to cover up the medical negligence.

Primum non nocere i.e. “first (above all) do no harm” is the cardinal principle that guides the ethics of practice of medicine. From it is derived the principle of non maleficence (do no harm) and its natural corollary, the principle of beneficence (do good)...... read more

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A new coronavirus emerges from bats in China

A newly identified coronavirus that killed nearly 25,000 piglets in 2016-17 in China has emerged from horseshoe bats in Guangdong province in the vicinity of the origin of the SARS pandemic, which emerged in 2002 in the same bat species as published in the journal Nature. The new virus is named swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus (SADS-CoV) and it does not appear to infect people,... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr K K Aggarwal 7th April 2018

1. We must include noise history in our daily practice. Researchers from CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has shown that 58% of hearing difficulty, 14% cases of high BP and 9% cases of high cholesterol in the study could be attributed to noise at work. (March 14, 2018 in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine)..... read more

Practice Updates

Genetic test may improve treatment and outcome following stent placement

Using genetic testing for CYP2C19 mutations as a guide to choosing a blood thinner after stent placement resulted in significantly fewer complications among patients, according to a new study published April 3, 2018 in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine..... read more

Study recommends urine culture in symptomatic children even in the absence of pyuria

In children with neurogenic bladders who require clean intermittent catheterization, Enterococcus bacteria may grow in urine culture without pyuria or positive leukocyte esterase suggesting that regardless of the results of urine examination, urine cultures should be done in symptomatic children.... read more

Multiple comorbidities and functional increase mortality risk in older adults with heart failure

The presence of multiple comorbid conditions together with functional limitations i.e. difficulty performing activities of daily life, such as walking, bathing, and eating increases mortality risk and healthcare use in older adults with heart failure, says a study reported April 5, 2018 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society..... read more

Consensus statement on safe opioid use in hospitalized patients

A consensus statement reported April 5, 2018 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine makes 16 recommendations with the goal of improving the safety of opioid use in hospitalized patients and managing opioid use upon discharge. The statement restricts use of opioids to cases of severe pain or cases of moderate pain only in patients who do not respond to... read more

CIED infections after initial device implant are more aggressive and occur earlier

Cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infections after initial device implant occur earlier, more aggressively, and often due to Staphylococcus aureus. Whereas, CIED infections after reoperation occur later, are due to coagulase negative staphylococci (CoNS), and have more indolent manifestations with primary .... read more

CBT feasible and safe in patients with first-episode psychosis

Antipsychotics, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and the combination of the two are acceptable, safe, and helpful treatments for people with early psychosis as shown in a study published online March 28, 2018 in Lancet Psychiatry. .... read more

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HCFI’s Perfect Health Parade flagged off on World Health Day 2018
The parade saw participation from over 1000 students from Delhi schools
Health tableaus and other interesting activities form the highlight of the event
New Delhi, 07th April 2018: The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) in association with S D Public School, Pitampura organized the Perfect Health Parade on 7 April 2018 on the occasion of the World Health Day 2018. About 1000 students from 10 schools of Delhi participated in the parade, which was flagged off from SD Public School.

Started in the year 2000, the Perfect Health Parade is a flagship initiative of HCFI and is based on the concept of low-cost infotainment. Prior to the start of the parade, there was a performance by a Nukkad Natak team arranged by the Department of Women and Child Development at the school. Following this, the Health Mashaal was lit indicating commencement of the parade.

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