Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
9th October 2019

Maintain toilet hygiene to reduce the risk of infection transmission

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Toilets are a hotspot for potentially harmful microorganisms; they can be found anywhere on the floor, taps, toilet seat, door, handles, wash basin, etc. A dirty and unhygienic toilet is a source of many infectious diseases such as typhoid, cholera, hepatitis A and other diarrheal diseases, including parasite infestations. Hence, toilet hygiene is essential for good health.

Toilet hygiene entails keeping the toilet areas clean along with good hygiene habits such as handwashing...read more

ATS/IDSA guideline on community acquired pneumonia: Avoid routine sputum culture in outpatients

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The American Thoracic Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have published a clinical guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of adults with community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the Oct. 1 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Some key recommendations include:...read more

Practice Updates

Agreement to eliminate trans-fatty acids from industrial food production aims to prevent cardiovascular disease

A new plan to reduce cardiovascular disease by eliminating trans-fatty acids from industrial food production by the year 2025 has been agreed by the countries of the Americas. Cardiovascular disease is currently the leading cause of death in the hemisphere.... read more

New York state could end its AIDS epidemic by end of 2020, says governor

New York could end the AIDS epidemic in the state by the end of next year, the governor's office said. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that new HIV diagnoses in the state dropped to 2,481 in 2018, a historic low. It's a victory for Cuomo's "Ending the Epidemic" initiative, launched in 2014,... read more

FDA Approves Asthma Drug Benralizumab for At-Home Use

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a self-administered version of benralizumab (Fasenra, AstraZeneca), which comes in a prefilled, single-use autoinjector (Fasenra Pen), the company has announced.... read more

Novel Tx for Binge-Eating Cuts Weight in Obese Adults

Dasotraline, a novel binge eating disorder treatment, helped reduce body weight in a secondary analysis, a researcher reported at Psych Congress 2019. After 12 weeks, the once-daily investigational long-acting dopamine/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor was associated with a significant... read more

5-Year Survival High for HIV+ to HIV+ Kidney Transplant

HIV positive individuals have high rates of 5-year overall survival and kidney graft survival after receiving a transplant from a deceased donor with HIV, according to new research conducted in South Africa, published October 3 in the New England Journal of Medicine.... 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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