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Tranexamic acid in acute traumatic brain injury

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
21st January 2020
Multispeciality
In patients with moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) (Glasgow Coma Scale greater than 8 and less than 13) presenting within three hours of injury, immediately administer tranexamic acid (Grade 1B). In the CRASH-3 trial, among 9000 patients presenting within three hours of TBI with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)... Read more »

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Belgian Doctors Face Trial in Country's First Euthanasia Case

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
21st January 2020
Multispeciality
Three Belgian doctors go on trial for murder for helping a woman end her life. The doctors, are accused of unlawfully poisoning 38-year-old Tine Nys on April 27, 2010. They are the first doctors to go on trial for euthanasia in Belgium since the country legalized the practice in 2002... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Lack of new antibiotics threatens global efforts to contain drug-resistant infections

21st January 2020Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Declining private investment and lack of innovation in the development of new antibiotics are undermining efforts to combat drug-resistant infections, says the World Health Organization (WHO). Two new reports reveal a weak pipeline... Read more »
Practice Updates

Public Health Screening to Begin at 3 U.S. Airports for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”)

21st January 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Public Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will implement enhanced health screenings to detect ill travelers traveling to the United States on direct or...Read more »
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Practice Updates

China confirms spread of coronavirus as new cases surge

21st January 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
An outbreak of a new coronavirus in China has spread to more cities, Chinese authorities said on Monday, as the number of patients tripled and a third person died, stoking concerns about the containment of the virus.... Read more »

FDA Approves CVD Benefit for Once-Weekly Semaglutide

21st January 2020Cardiology Diabetes and Endocrinology
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an additional indication - reduction of cardiovascular (CV) disease risk - for the injectable formulation of the GLP-1 agonist semaglutide (Ozempic, Novo Nordisk) in the treatment of type 2 diabetes...Read more »  

Bezlotoxumab Reduces Rates of Recurrent C. Diff Infection

21st January 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The monoclonal antibody bezlotoxumab reduces the rate of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection, according to findings from the MODIFY II trial. Investigators evaluated results from 295 MODIFY II participants who were followed for 12 months to assess the long-term rates of recurrent CDI... Read more »
 

Medicolegal Corner

Check list in case of a dispute regarding consent

21st January 2020
1. Medical consent
2. High-risk medical consent
3. Surgical consent...Read more »

eMedi Humor

I thought I was

21st January 2020
A certain little girl, when asked her name, would reply, "I’m Mr. Sugarbrown’s daughter."
Her mother told her this was wrong, she must say, "I’m Jane Sugarbrown."
The Vicar spoke to her in Sunday school and said, "Aren’t you Mr. Sugarbrown’s daughter?" ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Burtonian line is seen with poisoning of

21st January 2020
A. Mercury
B. Lead
C. Arsenic...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Low-heat cooking may reduce insulin resistance

21st January 2020
Traditional Ayurveda cooking recommends low heat cooking and now a western study endorses it. Low-temperature cooking reduces insulin resistance among overweight women as per a 4-week study... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Spirituality, The Key To Health

21st January 2020
To stay healthy, one needs to eat right, get plenty of exercise and rest and avoid bad habits such as smoking. But now it is said that “what you believe in” can have a big impact on health and longevity....Read more »

Inspirational: Don’t Be Afraid

21st January 2020
Here we are, afraid of losing what we have all the time, holding on to it so tight that not a soul can touch it. We think by hiding it from the world, it’s hidden and it’s ours. Nothing is. Nothing ever will be. For, nothing ever was... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Health department to administer pulse polio vaccine to 2.28 lakh children in Kozhikode

The vaccination drive will be conducted through the booths set up at Anganwadis, health sub centres, Family health centres, government hospitals, private hospitals, bus stands, railway stations...Read more »
 

Medbytes

From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Yoga and Ayurveda for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a genetic X chromosome-linked disorder, is marked by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. Presently, no cure exists for this condition. Medical and rehabilitative therapy for genetic defects may help maintain function and provide some comfort.... Read more »

Allergy-and-Immunology

Individual Characteristics and Blood Eosinophil Counts in Adults with Asthma or COPD.

Elevated blood eosinophil (bEOS) counts are markers of inflammation associated with poorer outcomes in individuals with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A new study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology aimed to determine the association...Read more »

Dermatology

Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »
 

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