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CRASH2 Trial Results Out - Tranexamic Acid Recommended

CRASH2 Trial Results Out - Tranexamic Acid Recommended

photo of a trauma victimThe results of the international CRASH-2 trial, show that early administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) to patients with recent, severe bleeding injuries saves lives, with no evidence of adverse effects from unwanted clotting.

The CRASH-2 trial was a large, randomised trial involving over 20,000 adult patients in 274 hospitals across 40 countries. It is the first trial of TXA in injured patients, although smaller trials have shown that it reduces bleeding in surgical patients.

Severely injured adults were enrolled in the trial if they had significant bleeding, or were at risk of significant bleeding and were within a few hours of injury. They were randomly allocated to receive either one gram of TXA by injection, followed by another one gram in a drip over the following eight hours, or a matching placebo. The researchers studied the numbers of deaths in hospital within four weeks of injury in the two groups and found that TXA reduced the chances of death due to massive blood loss by about one sixth.

The researchers estimate that administering TXA soon after injury could prevent up to 100,000 deaths per year across the world. In India, this treatment could prevent more than 12,000 deaths per year.
Click here to read the full publication from TheLancet.com

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Emergency Admissions Stopped at AIIMS

Emergency Admissions Stopped at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)

AIIMS casualty is visited by about 400 critical patients everyday and about 100 require admission for further treatment. The sudden decision to stop new admissions to the emergency ward had paralyzed services.

- Times of India

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In a shocking revelation, Aaj Tak exposed on Thursday how one can make a backdoor entry into the countrys most prestigious medical institute - the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
Full article from India Today

An attempt by the health ministry to initiate research and financial reforms at AIIMS, New Delhi, has encountered resistance from sections of the faculty.
Full article from The Telegraph

Resident doctors at AIIMS are protesting against the head of the gynaecology department for serving two mass memorandums to 10 junior doctors in a gap of four hours.
Full article from Hindustan Times

Speakers from India at ICEM 2010

Speakers from India at ICEM 2010

We browsed through the Faculty list for the International Conference in Emergency Medicine (ICEM 2010) scheduled to be held at Singapore in June 2010. Listed below are the faculty speakers from India, along with their topics.

Development of Academic Emergency Medicine in India - Prof. Suresh David
Emergency Airway Training - The Way Forward for Emergency Department in India - Dr. Suresh David
Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey - Dr. Mabel Vasnaik
Initiating the First Indian MD Program in Emergency Medicine - Dr. T. V. Ramakrishnan
The Indian Experience in the use of Simulation for Evaluation of Emergency - Dr. Tamorish Kole
Point of Care Testing in ED - Dr. Tamorish Kole
EMS and Health Care in Developing Countries - Dr. Sreeram Sistla
Emergency Medicine Counter - An Online Epidemiological Tool - Dr. Pari Rajavelu
Organophosphorus Poisoning in Rural India - Treatment Still a Challenge - Dr. Devendra Richhariya
Pediatric Emergency Medicine with Limited Resources - Dr. Sunit Singhi
Ten Most Common Mistakes in ED Management of the Critically Ill or Injured Child - Dr. Sunit Singhi
Intriguing Acute Pediatric Poisons Cases from Mystical India - Dr. Anand Shandilya
The Importance of the Analytical Toxicology Laboratory in the Management of Poisoning Emergencies - Dr. V. V. Pillay

Click here to go to the ICEM 2010 Faculty & Topics Page (www.icem2010.org)

Indian EM Conference INTEM 2010 Finalised

Indian EM Conference INTEM 2010 Finalised

The dates, venue and website for the 2010 International Conference in Emergency Medicine organised by the Society of Emergency Medicine India, have been finalised.

Go to the official website www.intem2010.in

Medical Council of India President Arrested for Corruption

Medical Council of India (MCI) President Dr. Ketan Desai Arrested for Corruption

Medical Council of India president Dr Ketan Desai and two others were arrested late on Thursday for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs two crore (20 million rupees) to grant recognition to a medical college in Punjab.

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