Editorial
Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
22nd February 2019

A case of thyroid storm precipitated by H1N1

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Rajesh, aged 40 years, one of my employees with confirmed H1N1 flu developed persistent tachycardia, hypotension, restlessness and air hunger. He was managed conservatively in the ICU. Tachycardia was controlled with Ivabradine. But, tachycardia was persisting even after discharge.

We investigated him further. Thyroid profile revealed TSH to be 0.004 suggestive of acute thyroid storm, which was quite possibly precipitated by H1N1 flu.

We carried out a literature search for evidence showing an association between the two. Much to our surprise, there was evidence-based data supporting this association. Cases have been reported of thyroid storm triggered by H1N1 infection.....read more


Level III requirements for most advanced echocardiographers defined for first Time

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Level III training for echocardiography competencies has been defined by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE).

While three levels of training for echocardiography are recognized, this is the first time that Level III requirements for performing advanced echocardiographic procedures have been formally defined....read more

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Practice Updates

Panic Button becomes available to women with launch of ERSS and pan-India Emergency number 112

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh and Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi jointly launched the Women Safety initiative of Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) in 16 States/UTs and Mumbai city. People in these states and UTs can now call a single pan India number 112 for any emergency.... read more


Spending on health increase faster than rest of global economy

Spending on health is outpacing the rest of the global economy, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. According to the UN health agency, "countries are spending more on health, but people are still paying too much out of their own pockets".... read more


India could be cervical cancer free by 2079

Cervical cancer could be eliminated as a public health problem in India within the next 60 years by making existing prevention programmes such as the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and cervical screening more accessible. The estimates, which are the first of their kind at a global-scale, indicate that up to 13.4 million cases of cervical cancer could be prevented within 50 years if intervention strategies are scaled-up by 2020.... read more


Cardio-obstetrics, an upcoming field to check increase in deaths due to heart disease during pregnancy

A new report published Feb. 18, 2019 in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes has urged more team-based care for mothers with cardiovascular disease and those at risk and suggested that more collaboration between cardiologists and obstetricians.... read more


Greater reduction in body fat percentage with interval training

A systematic review and meta-analysis comparing moderate-intensity continuous training with high-intensity interval training concluded that both interval training and moderate-intensity continuous training both reduce body fat percentage... read more


Nitisinone increases melanin in people with albinism

A small pilot clinical study at the National Eye Institute (NEI) suggests that the drug nitisinone increases melanin production in some people with oculocutaneous albinism type 1B (OCA-1B), a rare genetic disease that causes pale skin and hair and poor vision. Increased melanin could help protect people with the condition... read more

Medical Voice

Are you doing more than 11 push-ups in one minute, if not read this......?

In less than 10 minutes you can gauge your risk of a heart disease or a cardiac event by doing this exercise. According to a NIH study peer reviewed by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, there is an amazingly accurate marker that can predict a 96% lower risk of a cardiovascular disease event. Men who were able to complete more than 40 consecutive push-ups .... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
 
Inspirational Story 2: God has a Sense of Humor Too
Maintaining hand hygiene is a way of harm reduction
Infections such as soil-transmitted helminth and dysentery can be avoided in children with hand washing
 
New Delhi, 21st February 2019: Statistics from the WHO indicate that last year, about 1.5 billion people globally were at risk of contracting soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections - or roundworms. About 270 million pre-school children and 600 million children of school-age live in areas where these parasites are intensively transmitted. India accounts for a quarter of the world's STH-infected children; 64% of them are younger than 14 years.

Open defecation, contaminated soil and water, uncooked food, and not following basic hygiene are the main reasons for transmission (worm larvae and eggs).

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