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26th July 2018
First practice guidelines for clinical evaluation of Alzheimer’s disease

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The first practice guidelines for clinical evaluation of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias has been released by the Alzheimer’s Association. The guideline addresses care of patients in both primary care and specialty care settings.

At their core, the guidelines recommend that all middle-aged or older individuals who self-report or whose care partner or clinician report cognitive, behavioral or functional changes should undergo a timely multi-tiered evaluation. Not just the patient and the doctor but, almost always, a care partner e.g., family member or confidant should always be involved. more

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Coverage of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana

The Government is implementing Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), a centrally sponsored health insurance scheme which covers BPL families (a unit of five) and 11 other defined categories namely Building & Other Construction Workers, licensed Railway porters, Street Vendors, MGNREGA workers (who have worker for more than fifteen days during ... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDTalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 26th July 2018

Modicare costing study The central government has commissioned a costing study on 1,350 treatment packages under Ayushman Bharat - National Health Protection Mission - and said it is open to review the package rates based on the study. Niti Aayog and ICMR are tasked to do undertake a detailed study that aims to examine the cost of each procedure and arrive at a suitable package rate... read more

Practice Updates

FDA approves magnetic device system for guiding sentinel lymph node biopsies in certain patients with breast cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a magnetic device system for guiding lymph node biopsies in patients with breast cancer undergoing mastectomy. The Magtrace and Sentimag Magnetic Localization System (Sentimag System) uses magnetic detection during... read more

Sex-adjusted memory test improves diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

New research presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018 suggests that sex-adjusted cutoffs for verbal memory tests could result in earlier detection of Alzheimer's disease in women and also improved diagnostic accuracy for both women and men.... read more

ACC researchers review controversial nutrition trends

Researchers from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Nutrition & Lifestyle Workgroup of the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Council review nutritional "hypes" and controversies around dairy products, added sugar, legumes, coffee and tea, alcohol, energy drinks, .. read more

A home-based wearable continuous ECG Monitoring Patch improves AF diagnosis

In the mSToPS randomized clinical trial of 2659 individuals at increased risk for AF, immediate monitoring using a home-based wearable continuous ECG Monitoring Patch, compared with delaying ECG monitoring for 4 months resulted in a significantly higher rate of new AF diagnosis ... read more

A new drug for endometriosis pain

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved elagolix (Orilissa, AbbVie), the first oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist specifically developed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain associated with endometriosis.... read more

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Medical Tourism in India continues to show steady growth
Affordability, availability, and advanced technologies are some reasons for this growth
New Delhi, 25 July 2018: As per recent statistics, India currently contributes to about 18% of the global medical tourism market. Its medical value travel (MVT) was pegged at $3 billion in 2015 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 15%, according to a report by FICCI and IMS Health, a health industry information firm. It has been estimated that by 2020, India’s medical tourism industry could be worth $9 billion, and account for 20% of the global market share.

Medical tourism is the process of traveling outside the country of residence for receiving medical care. This originally referred to the travel of patients from less-developed countries to developed nations in pursuit of the treatments not available in their homeland. Another major reason for the rise in medical tourism in India is the availability of alternative treatment options such as Ayurveda and Naturopathy.

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