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24th April 2018
Surgery performed on the wrong patient is a ‘never event’

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

A patient who was hospitalized in a dedicated Trauma Centre run by the Delhi government with head and face injuries that he sustained in an accident, instead underwent surgery under GA for a fractured leg, as reported in TOI. The surgeon mistook him for another patient admitted in the same ward who had a leg fracture. A small hole was drilled into the patient’s right leg to put a pin on Thursday morning. As the procedure had been done under general anesthesia, the patient could not realize or object to it. However, the pin was removed within hours following a corrective surgery after it was brought to the attention of the authoritis. A committee examined the case found merit in the allegations and a disciplinary action was initiated against the doctor, a senior resident, who has been barred from conducting surgeries without supervision with immediate effect.

Res ipsa loquitur is a Latin term, which literally translates as “the thing speaks for itself”. The doctrine of res ipsa loquitur is a rule of evidence in cases of medical negligence.... read more


EMR vs. EHR: What’s the difference?

Electronic health records (EHR) and electronic medical records (EMR) are similar software, but there is a significant difference between both. If you were using these terms interchangeably, don’t be embarrassed as you are not alone to do so..... read more

Top News

70 million people to be vaccinated as part of Vaccination Week in the Americas

More than 70 million people will be vaccinated against a variety of dangerous vaccine-preventable diseases during the 16thannual Vaccination Week in the Americas - 10 million more than in 2017. Coordinated by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the campaign,.... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 24th April 2018

As per ICMR Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network January 2017-December 2017 the “other worrisome finding is the steadily increasing reports of linezolid resistance” in Staph cases..... read more

Practice Updates

Fewer women receive high-intensity statin

According to a study published April 16, 2018 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, fewer than half of women who filled a statin prescription following a heart attack received a high-intensity statin suggesting that they continue to be less.... read more

Immune response of the patient may prevent heart failure

Patients’ own immune response has the potential to prevent the development and progression of heart failure, according to research presented April 22, 2018 at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress in Vienna,... read more

AAP releases clinical report on DNAR orders before anesthesia and surgery

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that hospitals formally address the extent to which Do-Not-Attempt-Resuscitation (DNAR) orders apply in the operating room, according to a new clinical report to be published in the May 2018 Pediatrics. ... read more

Patients on hemodialysis at higher risk of falls and altered mental status with opioids

Opioid pain medications may not be as safe for hemodialysis patients and hence their use should be limited when possible, says a study published online April 19, 2018 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology..... read more

24-hour BP monitoring better predicts mortality than BP measurement in clinic

Ambulatory blood-pressure measurement is a stronger predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality than clinic BP measurements, says a study reported online April 19, 2018 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Masked hypertension was more strongly associated with all-cause mortality .... read more

Urgent ERCP not superior to early ERCP in biliary pancreatitis without cholangitis

Urgent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) done within 24 hours is not superior to early ERCP done between 24 and 72 hours in patients with acute biliary pancreatitis with biliary obstruction without cholangitis. In the study published online February 5, 2018... read more

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Heart Care Foundation of India celebrates World Earth Day 2018
About 150 students participated in various inter-school activities and other interesting events marking the celebrations
New Delhi, 23rd April 2018: Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), a leading national non-profit organization celebrated the World Earth Day 2018, jointly with HM DAV Sr. Secondary School. Various inter-school activities and other events were organized at the school campus. Students from about 10 schools participated in competitions based on the theme for this year,“Go Green – Go Clean”.

The underlying message of the event was the importance of a green planet for a healthy life as well as for the present and future generations. The event also aimed at educating and raising awareness on the need to use clean energy resources among children.

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