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2nd May 2018
AHA lists 7 common mistakes leading to erroneously high BP measurement

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The American Heart Association (AHA) has listed 7 common mistakes that may result in erroneously high BP measurement and an inaccurate diagnosis of hypertension. These include:

  1. Having a full bladder can add 10-15 points to your reading.
  2. Slouching, unsupported back or feet. Sitting with no support to back or feet can increase the BP reading by 6-10points. Make sure that the patient is sitting in a chair with back support and feet flat on the floor or a footstool.
  3. Unsupported arm: While measuring BP, the arm should be placed on a table or flat counter, so that the measurement cuff is level with the heart. The BP reading increases by up to 10 points if the arm is hanging by the side or if it has to be held up to see the reading.. ... read more

Medical Tourism: World is FLAT from Healthcare Perspective

India is the most prominent destination as per the Medical Tourism Market Report: 2015 due to highest quality treatment provided at the lowest cost. In Oct 2015, the value of Indian medical tourism was estimated to be $ 3 billion and it is expected to reach $ 7 -8 billion by 2020..... read more

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Swachh Bharat Mission launches scheme to promote wealth and energy from waste

The GOBAR (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources) - DHAN scheme was launched by Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Uma Bharti on Monday. The scheme aims to positively impact village cleanliness and generate wealth and energy from cattle and organic waste and to create new rural livelihood opportunities and enhance income for farmers and other rural people.... read more

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Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 2nd May

Clinical : With rumours of carcass (dead animal) meat being sold to the public doing the rounds of Kolkata, citizens have shifted their protein preference from meat to fish on Sunday. Except for spores based disease like anthrax all are practically killed by proper roll boiling or cooking. Disease which can soared are salmonella, E Coli, Listerioa, C Jejuni, Yersinia, Staph, C Botulinium, Norovirus and Mycotoxin..... read more

Practice Updates

Bleeding during the 1st trimester associated with increased risk of retained placenta

The risk of post-partum dilation and curettage (D&C) for retained placenta increases in the event of subchorionic bleeding in the first trimester, says a study presented at the recently concluded American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ..... read more

Refer newly diagnosed adolescents and young adults with ALL to pediatric centers

Adolescents and young adults with acute leukemia (ALL) have a survival advantage if they receive treatment at a pediatric cancer center versus an adult center, according to a study published online April 17, 2018 in the journal Blood Advances. Hence,.... read more

Tenecteplase before thrombectomy better than alteplase for patients with for ischemic stroke

Tenecteplase before thrombectomy was associated with a higher incidence of reperfusion and better 90-day functional outcome than alteplase among patients with ischemic stroke treated within 4.5 hours after symptom onset before endovascular thrombectomy..... read more

Subcutaneous belimumab safe and effective in SLE

In patients with hypocomplementemic/anti-dsDNA-positive systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), subcutaneous belimumab administered every week reduced the use of steroids, improved SLE Responder Index score of 4 (SRI4) response and also decreased the severe flare incidence...... read more

Advise total alcohol abstinence to patients following severe alcoholic hepatitis

People who survive an episode of severe alcoholic hepatitis should be advised to maintain total abstinence from alcohol, says a study first published April 26, 2018 in the journal Hepatology..... read more

Study shows association of formula feeding with risk of metabolic syndrome

In a study published April 20, 2018 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, children who were fed a preterm formula postdischarge more often showed early rapid growth than did breastfed children. Early rapid growth was also found to be associated with early signs of metabolic syndrome such as obesity at 6 years of age..... read more

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Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring is imperative for accurate BP readings
BP can differ in various settings due to which it must be monitored every day
New Delhi, 01st May 2018: Research by the American Heart Association has indicated that crossing your legs or even talking can have a significant impact on your blood pressure reading and identifies seven common errors that can lead to inaccurate blood pressure readings. Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the most prevalent health conditions today. About 1 in every 5 Indians suffers from this, making it imperative to keep a regular check.

Studies indicate that readings may differ based on the settings in which they are taken, a condition called “White Coat hypertension”. The need of the hour is to understand the reasons for this and the importance of Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM).

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