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4th December, 2017
Straight from the Heart: IMA-HBI Initiative

Thank you to Team HBI led by Dr RV Asokan for the wonderful work being done and for winning the Best Wing Award for the year 2017.

Here are some of my views about IMA HBI to be implemented by 28th December and put in the HBI agenda book.

Thanks for initiating over 768 pre-entry level NABH accreditation certification process, launching a HBI portal, bringing out 12 HBI e-Connect newsletters and a practical guide on hospital start-ups, conducting GST and insurance summits, digital Team HBI and aiming for 10,000 affiliated memberships.

Hospital Board of India may consider re-naming itself as ‘IMA Clinical Establishment” Board of India. This will give it a better branding and broader scope in working.

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Top News

Global response to malaria at crossroads: WHO

After unprecedented global success in malaria control, progress has stalled, according to the World malaria report 2017. The WHO Global Technical Strategy for Malaria calls for reductions of at least 40% in malaria case incidence and mortality rates by the year 2020. According to this latest report, the world is not on track to reach these critical milestones..... read more

69th Annual Conference of CSI 2017 - Updates
Accurate measurement of BP is the key to control HT
  • Accurate measurement of BP as per protocol, is a must for correct diagnosis.
  • Periodic measurement, documentation and follow up are necessary. read more

Latest 2017 Hypertension Guidelines
  • The new definition of HT given by AHA/ACC is BP greater than 130/80 mm Hg.
  • Anyone with BP more than 130/80 mm Hg is now considered as having HT. read more

How can we in India adopt to these latest Guidelines
  • The term prehypertension used in JNC 7 was not adopted by anyone else and also in Indian guidelines.
  • JNC 8 (2014) threshold and targets higher for age >60 was widely criticized. read more

NSTEMI ACS management
  • All NSTEMI ACS are not the same.
  • Early risk stratification should guide initial management.
  • In high or moderate risk patients, early invasive management is more

HT during pregnancy: Mechanisms and therapeutic options
  • Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, including preeclampsia, complicate up to 10% of pregnancies, constituting one of the greatest causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. read more

PTCA or CABG in diabetes mellitus
  • Several pathophysiological factors confer high risk after revascularization.
  • Trials reveal higher MACE after revascularization with PCI compared with CABG in patients with triple vessel disease. read more
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Urgent need to clear misconceptions and taboo about organ donation
Number of organ donors is abysmally low in India
New Delhi, 03 December 2017: According to statistics, every single person can save up to 7 lives by donating organs. Apart from this, at any given point, there are about 8 to 10 potential donors in the ICUs of any major city. Despite this, the number of organ donors in India is abysmally low at about 0.34 persons per million of population. As per the IMA, these statistics indicate the urgent need for people to step in and start donating their organs.
Organ donation is the process of Retrieving or Procuring an organ from a live or deceased person known as a donor. The process of recovering organs is called harvesting. This organ is transplanted into the recipient who needs that organ. There are two types of organ donation: Live Donation and Deceased or Cadaver Donation.
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