Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
27th February 2019

Wrong diagnosis does not amount to medical negligence: Supreme Court
"We have sympathy for the appellant, but sympathy cannot translate into a legal remedy"

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

"We appreciate the pain of the appellant, but then, that by itself cannot be a cause for awarding damages for the passing away of his wife. We have sympathy for the appellant, but sympathy cannot translate into a legal remedy"

The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal filed by a man against order of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission which dismissed his complaint alleging medical negligence on the part of a hospital in the death of his wife in the matter of Vinod Jain vs Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital & Anr (Civil Appeal No. 2024 of 2019 Arising out of SLP(C) No.32721/2017, dated February 25, 2019).

The bench comprising of Justice L. Nageswara Rao and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul upheld the NCDRC order which had held that the case "would at best be a case of wrong diagnosis, but not medical negligence".....read more


Reaching for objects while driving may cause 7-fold increase in risk of teen car crashes

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Teenagers who reach for objects, such as food or makeup, while driving increase their risk of crashing nearly seven times, according to National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, online Feb. 21, 2019. Also, manually dialing, texting or browsing the web on a phone while driving doubled the risk of vehicle crash.

The current study is the first to use real-time driving data to quantify the extent to which visual inattention - the amount of time a teen's eyes shift from the road to various distractions - contributes to the risk of a crash....read more

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Practice Updates

Eat nuts to lower risk of heart disease in type 2 diabetes

Higher consumption of nuts, especially tree nuts (such as walnuts, cashews, and almonds), is associated with lower CVD incidence and mortality among people with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Feb. 19, 2019 in Circulation Research.... read more


Eateries must maintain record of oil usage, says FSSAI

Mumbai: From now onwards, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) will keep a track record of usage of oil. According to the latest circular by FSSAI, all food business operators whose consumption of edible oil for frying is more than 50 litres per day are.... read more


A new combination drug for metastatic gastric cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the combination product trifluridine/tipiracil (Lonsurf, Taiho Oncology) for pretreated metastatic gastric cancer. It is already FDA-approved for the treatment of advanced.... read more


First Ultrathin drug-eluting coronary stent

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Orsiro, the first ultrathin drug-eluting stent (DES) in the United States for the treatment of coronary artery disease, The cobalt chromium stent elutes sirolimus via a biodegradable polymer and is designed for PCI procedures..... read more


Tools to advise patients effectively on lifestyle are lacking

Although most cardiologists and other healthcare professionals agree that diet and lifestyle are important factors in cardiovascular (CV) risk reduction and should be discussed with patients, many say they lack the necessary tools to advise patients effectively,.... read more


Red raspberries may help glycemic control in people with prediabetes

A new study published online Feb. 25, 2019 in the journal Obesity suggest that including red raspberries in the diet of individuals with pre-diabetes and insulin resistance and who were overweight or obese. It was found that as the amount of raspberry intake increased,.... read more

Medical Voice

If you are taking febuxostat for high uric acid, then read this..

The US FDA has mandated that the gout drug febuxostat carry a boxed warning to alert doctors and patients to the increased risk for cardiovascular death with the drug. The warning also states that the drug use should be limited to patients who do not respond to or cannot tolerate allopurinol..... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 1: Planting Potatoes
Inspirational Story 2: To Risk
Viral hepatitis B is responsible for about 80% of liver cancer cases
Hygiene, immunization, safe sex, and safe blood transfusion are all harm reduction efforts
 
New Delhi, 26th February 2019: India rolled out the National Viral Hepatitis Control Program (NVHCP) last week with the aim of eliminating viral hepatitis. The disease infects and kills more than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The National Action Plan – Viral Hepatitis was launched in Mumbai by the Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. Viral hepatitis is recognized as an important public health problem across the world.

According to estimates by the WHO, viral hepatitis caused 1.34 million deaths globally in 2015, a number comparable to deaths due to tuberculosis, worldwide. There are about 4 crore people suffering from Hepatitis B in India,

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