Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal


Dr K K Aggarwal    25 April 2018


Current diabetes screening criteria that use age and weight alone, as recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force may miss up to half of prediabetes and diabetes cases, according to a study published April 12 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Using expanded criteria on the basis of other high-risk factors (gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, racial/ethnic minority, and/or family history of diabetes) may improve detection of abnormal blood glucose levels.

Another study published in the journal BMJ Open shows that researchers from the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville discover that people with a normal BMI but high body fat are more prone to prediabetes or diabetes, when compared with people deemed overweight according to their BMI but have a lower body fat percentage.

Five years after participants of the Hybrid Revascularization for Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease (HYBRID) trial were randomized to CABG with or without stenting, rates of all-cause mortality were statistically indistinguishable: 6.4% for hybrid revascularization and 9.2% for CABG only (P=0.69) as per a report in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Medico Legal

J P Nadda the health minister said hospitals could get counsellors to act as a bridge between doctors and patients, to carefully explain patients and their kin about ailments and prognosis. Informing patients about treatment costs in advance would help build people’s trust in private healthcare provides.

Public health

The ideal temperature for mosquito breeding is in the range of 24-28 degrees Celsius and air conditioners inside houses if set at this range can help in breeding and survival of the dengue-transmitting Aedes mosquitoes. (ICMR)

MENAING OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT THE WORKPLACE: "Sexual Harassment" includes anyone or more of the following unwelcome acts or behaviour (whether directly or by implication), namely: Physical contact or advances; A demand or request for sexual favours; Making sexually coloured remarks; Showing pornography; Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized use of the Bruker Maldi Biotyper CA system (Bruker Daltonik GmbH) to identify Candida auris, an emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungus that is causing invasive infections in hospitalized patients in the United States and other countries. C auris infections are associated with high mortality.

The ‘T3’ initiative of the WHO Global Malaria Program supports malaria-endemic countries in their efforts to achieve universal coverage with diagnostic testing and antimalarial treatment, as well as in strengthening their malaria surveillance systems.

T3 stands for Test. Treat. Track., which means: Every suspected malaria case should be tested; Every confirmed case should be treated with a quality-assured antimalarial medicine and the disease should be tracked through a timely and accurate surveillance system.

Annual report Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network January 2017-December 2017: “For Pseudomonas aeruginosa, overall, 30% resistance is seen for the anti-pseudomonal agents, with highest rates of resistance in isolates from CSF and urine”


Temperatures more than 40.0°C is recorded at most parts of Vidarbha and Marathwada; at many parts of West Rajasthan and Telengana; at some parts of Gujarat region and North Interior Karnataka and at one or two pockets of Haryana, Punjab, East Rajasthan, East Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Marathwada, Rayalaseema, Saurashtra & Kutch, Konkan & Goa and Tamilnadu & Puducherry Annexure 3).

Temperature recoded at 1430 hours of today have risen by 3-6°C at one or two pockets of Jammu & Kashmir, West Rajasthan, Gujarat region, West Madhya Pradesh, Interior Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal and northeastern states; by 1-3°C at Most parts of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana & Delhi, Rajasthan, East Madhya Pradesh, West Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan & Goa; at many parts of Himachal Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat region; at some parts of East Uttar Pradesh and rest Gangetic West Bengal and at one or two pockets of Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Marathwada, Telengana, Rayalaseema, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, interior Odisha, Karnataka and Tamilnadu & Puducherr

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