Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal
Any form of CPR is better than no CPR. It is important that the center of the chest is compressed hard and fast, and till the same is being done, you are increasing the chances of saving someone’s life.
Heat Wave Warnings for Next 5 Days: Due to likely thunderstorm activity over the parts of northwest & Central India and rise in relative humidity over the most parts of Indian region due to moisture feeding from the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, heat wave conditions would not likely to occur over any part of the country during next 4-5 days.
Saying “I/We have made a mistake” and acknowledging that mistake with an apology takes lot of courage. But it goes a long way in restoring trust between the doctor and the patient and may defuse a situation that is just ready to explode.
Vide a notification File No. 1/Stds/SP(L&C/A)/Advisories/FSSAI dated March 28, 2018, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has cautioned that “cross contamination from currency is a risk to human health leading to a wide variety of diseases including food poisoning, skin, respiratory and intestinal infections”.
CDC: Antibiotic treatment is not recommended in patients with mild travelers’ diarrhea (strong recommendation, moderate level of evidence)
When antimicrobial prophylaxis is indicated in patients at high risk of travellers’ diarrhoea give rifaximin and not Fluoroquinolones.
The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the Odisha Chief Secretary to furnish action taken report on the death of a woman due to transfusion of wrong blood group A inplace of O positive in the Keonjhar district headquarters hospital. An amount of Rs 3,00,000/- (Rupees three lakh) ought to be provided as interim relief to the next of kin of the deceased.
New work: Testing cancer drug sensitivity for personalized therapy
A study of 1055 cases of atrial fibrillation occurring during long-term follow-up found an increased risk with consumption of more than 36 grams per day (approximately >3 drinks/day) (Am J Cardiol 2004; 93:710).
Humor: The new term for gunshot wound: lead poisoning