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18th February, 2018
What were the mistakes in Dr Bawa Garba Case?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

In 2015, Dr Bawa-Garba and the two nurses were charged with manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of Jack Adcock, a 6-year-old boy with Down syndrome in 2011.
The case against the pediatric resident was that she wasn't just clueless but grossly negligent.

Wrong working diagnosis: Missing diagnosis of sepsis

At 10:30 am, Dr Bawa-Garba assessed Jack Adcock, a 6-year old boy with Down syndrome who was referred by the general practitioner (GP) for nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea and low BP. It is not wrong to treat on the lines of hypovolemia..... read more

Top News

WHO recommendations to establish global care standards for healthy pregnant women

WHO has issued new recommendations to establish global care standards for healthy pregnant women throughout labour and immediately after childbirth aimed at reducing the use of needless and potentially harmful routine clinical and medical interventions.... read more

WHO: Stop rushing women in labour

Doctors should not intervene to speed up a woman’s labour unless there are real risks of complications, says the WHO. overturns decades of previous advice, which said that labour which progressed at a slower rate than 1cm of cervical dilation per hour in the first stage was risky..... read more

Practice Updates

FDA expands treatment window for use of clot retrieval devices in stroke patients

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the use of the Trevo clot retrieval device to treat certain stroke patients up to 24 hours after symptom onset, expanding the device’s indication to a broader group of patients. This device is cleared for use as an initial therapy for acute ischemic stroke to reduce paralysis, speech difficulties and other stroke disabilities and only as an addition to treatment with tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA)..... read more

Women who clean at home or work at risk of increased decline in lung function

Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research published online February 16, 2016 in the American Journal... read more

Stress-reducing techniques can help reduce seizures

Learning techniques to help manage stress may help people with epilepsy reduce how often they have seizures, according to a study published in the February 14, 2018, online issue of the journal Neurology..... read more

ASCO examines the current oncology clinical pathways landscape

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has released its review of leading oncology pathway vendors in the US titled “Oncology Clinical Pathways: Charting the Landscape of Pathway Providers” published February 7, 2018 in the Journal of Oncology Practice.... read more

AGA guideline on initial treatment in patients with acute pancreatitis

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released its official recommendations for initial management of acute pancreatitis within the first 48 to 72 hours of hospital admission -- a time when management decisions have a crucial impact on the course of disease and duration of hospitalization..... read more

Better patient outcomes with prednisone + rituximab in ANCA-associated vasculitis

Results of a pilot trial published in the February 2018 issue of the journal Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism suggests that an 8-week course of prednisone + rituximab offered good outcomes in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody .... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: :Remember the Small Things
HCFI wishes all students best of luck for examinations
Healthy diet, good sleep, and exercise are the three pillars to avoid examination stress
New Delhi, 17 February 2018: A recent multi-city survey has indicated that about 70% students do not get the required seven hours of sleep in the weeks leading up to final examinations. Of the 6,500 children surveyed, about 18% sleep for only three to five hours a day. Two in three students indicated that there was more homework and assignments than what they could handle.
Stress levels are also on the peak in children during exams as children spend a lot of time in their room. The free time students have is spent on social media interactions. About 34% students reported spending between one and three hours on computers and smart phones,
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