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11th December, 2017
Straight from the Heart: IMA Grievances Cell

IMA HQs Mediation, Conciliation & Grievances Redressal Cell (IMA-MCGRC)

  • Total number of complaints Received- 162
  • Total number of complaints referred to State /Local Branches – 88
  • Total number of complaints resolved at IMA HQ - 55
  • Total Number of complaint Pending - 19

IMA Nagpur Mediation, Conciliation & Grievances Redressal Cell

  • Total complaints received so far: 235
  • Complaints disposed of: 233
  • Complaint pending for investigations: 2
  • Mutual agreement reached between complainant and doctor: 176 (74.4%)
  • Left cases where IMA is unaware about what happened to these cases: 41 (17.4%)
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Top News

Air Pollution Puts 17 Million Babies' Brains and Lungs at Risk – UNICEF

TThe U.N. children's agency (UNICEF) has reported that nearly 17 million babies across the globe live in areas where outdoor air pollution is six times the recommended limit, and their brain development is at risk. More than 12 million such babies are in South Asia.... read more

Practice Updates
Balloon Tamponade After Delivery Cut Rates of Invasive Procedures

Use of intrauterine balloon tamponade on women with severe postpartum hemorrhage seems to be associated with fewer invasive procedures, such as pelvic vessel ligation, arterial embolization and hysterectomy, suggested a retrospective French cohort study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology. more

C4d more accurate than conventional complement C3 and C4 to predict lupus nephritis flares

The biomarker C4d may be more useful for the detection of disease activity and predicting nephritis flares in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) as compared to the conventional complement components C3 and C4, suggests new research published in Arthritis Research & more

Increasing cancer rates in colder regions

Populations living in very low temperatures, such as in Denmark and Norway, had among the highest incidences of cancer in the world, suggested a new study published online in Molecular Biology and Evolution. Researchers have put forward a new hypothesis that suggests an evolutionary relationship between adaptation at extreme environmental conditions - like cold and high altitude - and increased cancer risk in humans. more

Risk factor for drug-induced skin disease in diabetes identified

A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology has identified a type of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) that is associated with bullous pemphigoid (BP) in diabetes patients administered DPP-4 inhibitory drugs. Researchers noted that 86% of the noninflammatory BP patients administered with DPP-4 inhibitor had an HLA gene known as HLA-DQB1*03:01. Of note, more

Results of Bariatric Surgery Persist for Years

Long-term benefits of bariatric surgery persisted for years, suggested a new longitudinal study published in JAMA Surgery. Researchers noted that people who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYBG) sustained a mean weight loss of 38.2 kg 7 years after undergoing surgery, more

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Lifestyle Updates
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Long-term use of statins can exacerbate the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
Healthy diet and lifestyle changes can prevent complications
New Delhi, 10 December 2017:A recent study has indicated that those indulging in the long-term use of cholesterol-lowering drug, statin, are at 30% more at risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. It mentions that taking statin is associated with a 36% heightened risk of subsequently being diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes. Research also indicates that statins may impair the production of insulin, the hormone needed to lower the body’s levels of blood glucose.
Estimates place the number of people living with diabetes at 60 million in India, of which 95% have Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is typically brought on by poor eating habits, too much weight and too little exercise.
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