Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
25th March 2019

Video reveals ignorance, not negligence: Doctors

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Tribune (Excerpts): A viral video shot inside Kashmir valley's main tertiary care hospital showed a patient with his abdomen slit open and attendants pleading for help and alleging doctors of negligence. An inquiry was ordered immediately.

The complete picture of the video, however, reveals it was the ignorance of the attendants and not the negligence of the doctors.

The patient, suffered from wound dehiscence and also peritoneal carcinomatosis,...read more


14th Signal Review Panel Meeting of Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI) held on 28th February

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

  • Amikacin-associated blurred vision: Signal Review Panel suggested PvPI to continue the close monitoring for amikacin associated blurred vision.
  • Ofloxacin-associated mouth ulcer: Signal Review Panel suggested PvPI to continue the close monitoring for ofloxacin associated mouth ulcer. ...read more
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Tribune (Excerpts) : A viral video shot inside Kashmir valley's main tertiary care hospital showed a patient with his abdomen slit open and attendants pleading for help and alleging doctors of negligence. An inquiry was ordered immediately....read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
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Type 2 diabetes may increase the risk of acquiring heart disease
Diabetes is a massive economic and health burden
 
New Delhi, 24 March 2019: People with diabetes are at a higher risk of death from heart diseases. Almost 58% of deaths among people with type 2 diabetes are due to cardiovascular events. High glucose levels associated with diabetes damage blood vessels, resulting in problems with blood pressure and vision, joint pain and other maladies. India currently shoulders 49% of the global diabetes burden, representing the 'lifestyle disease' as a massive public health obstacle for the second most populated country in the world.

Type 2 diabetes normally affects older adults but is being increasingly noticed among younger Indians.

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