Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
17th February 2019
Some common mistakes in taking medicines

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

  • Prescribing liquid medications in teaspoons and tablespoons: A teaspoon (tsp) can be confused with a tablespoon (tbsp). Their sizes may vary. Hence, all liquid medications should be prescribed in millilitres (mL) and they should be taken with a dosing device such as a small cup which should have mL markings.
  • Pill splitting: Tablets that are not scored should not be split into two. They can crumble or are divided into unequal halves affecting the dose strength. Sustained or extended-release tablets and enteric- or film-coated tablets are generally not considered appropriate for tablet splitting. Film coating masks taste; therefore splitting film-coated tablets may unmask the taste....read more

Age- and condition-related physical activity guidelines

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

The US Department of Health and Human Services released guidelines on physical activity in November last year. And, for the first time, these guidelines also included recommendations for preschoolers, i.e. children as young as 3 years old. Here is a recap of the key age- and condition-related recommendations from the guideline.....read more

Practice Updates

Advisory issued against retinal disease drug

MUMBAI: Vitreo Retina SocietyIndia, a body of super specialty doctors in ophthalmology, has issued a country-wide advisory against the use of Razumab, an injectable drug manufactured by Ahmedabad based Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited, used for treating retinal vascular disease. The VRSI alert was issued on February 9, after 11-odd patients reported adverse reactions like inflammation in eyes.... read more


ICMR launches web-based tool for data recording of patients suffering from cleft lip

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), in collaboration with the AIIMS Thursday launched "IndiCleft", a web-based tool which will help in online and offline data recording of patients suffering from cleft lip or cleft palate... read more


Burnout is a significant issue for doctors globally, finds Medscape Report

Burnout and depression are a significant issue for doctors, says the Medscape Global Physicians' Burnout and Lifestyle Comparisons 2019 Report, which surveyed nearly 20,000 doctors in six countries (France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, United States and United Kingdom); 37% feel burned out and 10% experience both burn out and depression. Burnout was most common in Spain and Portugal.... read more


OSA patients with excessive daytime sleepiness at greatest risk of cardiovascular disease

Adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive sleepiness while awake are at far greater risk for cardiovascular diseases than those without excessive daytime sleepiness, according to new research published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. They were three times as likely to have been diagnosed with heart failure at enrollment and...read more


Decolonization reduces postdischarge infection risk among MRSA carriers

Results of the Changing Lives by Eradicating Antibiotic Resistance (CLEAR) trial show that postdischarge methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) decolonization with chlorhexidine and mupirocin led to a 30% lower risk of MRSA infection than education alone in patients colonized with MRSA.... read more


Lithium is safe and tolerable as maintenance therapy for children with bipolar disorder

A trial published in the February 2019 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has supported the role of lithium as a maintenance treatment up to 28 weeks in children with bipolar I disorder. Participants who received lithium had a significantly lower relative risk for study discontinuation ... read more

Medical Voice

Harvard Exercise guidelines

Every little bit of activity counts toward the recommended aerobic exercise goal of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week. Previous guidelines recommended exercising in sessions lasting at least 10 minutes.... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
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Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund celebrates its fifth anniversary
Apart from spellbinding performances by the beneficiaries, there was also an award ceremony for doctors engaged in CSR
 
New Delhi, 16th February 2019: The Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund, an initiative by the Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), a leading national non-profit organization committed to making India a healthier and disease-free nation, celebrated its fifth anniversary on 16th February 2019. The event was inaugurated by Acharya Sarla Ji Maharaj and the day also marked the 56th Diksha year of the Acharya Sadhna Ji Maharaj. The function was co-orgaised with World Felloships of Religion.
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