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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
10th October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1104: Nearly 80% of Asymptomatic Individuals Develop COVID-19 Symptoms
1. Around 20% of asymptomatic COVID 19 positive people will remain symptom-free over time, suggested two studies published September 22. 2. Hence, most asymptomatic patients should be considered pre-symptomatic. 3. People with asymptomatic infection are infectious. 4. Nicola Low, MD, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Bern in Switzerland conducted a living systemic review and meta-analysis to determine the occurrence and transmission of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic patients and published their findings in PLOS...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 9th October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
10th October 2020
Cases:Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M June 15, 9M June 22, 10M June 29th, 11M July 4, 12M July 8, 13M July 13, 14M July 17, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16, 22M August 19, 23M August 21, 24M August 27, 25M August 30, 26M September 3, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Coronavirus Cases: 36,738,689, Deaths: 1,066,412, Recovered: 27,640,178... Read more »
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Increasing age deteriorates liver function

10th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Age itself should not be considered as a contraindication for high impact surgery. For all high impact surgery, appropriate screening for comorbidities and assessment of patient's condition should be commenced during preoperative work-up... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

10th October 2020 Hypertension
The prevalence of hypertension, the most prominent modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease and mortality, continues to rise globally. It is estimated that, in 2010, nearly 31.1% of the global adult population worldwide suffered... Read more »
Zinc Update

Risk of infections with zinc deficiency

10th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
An important micronutrient for human growth, development along with proper functioning of the immune system is zinc. Deficiency of zinc can impair the overall immune function and resistance to various infections. Mild to moderate zinc deficiency can be distinguished through a positive response to supplementation trials... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Mental Health Day

10th October 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10. This year, the Day is being observed at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives remarkably. The past months have been associated with several challenges for all. Healthcare workers are struggling with providing care... Read more »

Urgent Need for Universal Health Coverage: UN Chief

10th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the inadequacies in our health systems, stated the UN chief on Thursday. UN Secretary-General António Guterres cited weak structures and unequal access to healthcare as the key reasons behind the huge number of coronavirus cases and deaths across the globe...Read more »

Late-stage study of COVID-19 convalescent-plasma treatment with remdesivir begins

10th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A late-stage trial to test the combination of remdesivir and a highly concentrated solution of antibodies that neutralize the COVID-19 virus has started, stated the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Investigators believe that giving the antibody solution to COVID-19... Read more »

COVID-19 positivity rates of 22 Indian states below national average

10th October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
NEW DELHI: Conforming to the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation, nearly all states and UTs in India are testing over 140 samples per day per million population, said the health ministry. The ministry added that higher testing on a sustained basis has helped in bringing down the positivity rate.... Read more »

SARS-CoV-2 Matter Detected in Autopsied Brain Tissue

10th October 2020 Neurology Emergency Medicine
SARS-CoV-2 - viral RNA, viral protein, or both - was found in the brain tissue of over 50% of patients who died with COVID-19, revealed a post-mortem case series in Germany. The presence of SARS-CoV-2; however, was not linked with the severity of pathological changes in the brain,...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is the decision of a treating doctor to withhold or withdraw medical intervention in the case of patient in terminal stage of illness protected by law or not?

10th October 2020
Yes, the decision by a treating doctor to withhold or withdraw medical intervention in the case of a patient who is in the terminal stage of illness or in a persistently vegetative state where artificial intervention will only prolong the suffering of the patient is protected by the law...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Traffic Court

10th October 2020
A New York man was forced to take a day off from work to appear for a minor traffic summon. He grew increasingly restless as he waited hour after endless hour for his case to be heard. When his name was called late in the afternoon, he stood before the judge, only to hear that court would be adjourned...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A couple with a family history of beta thalassemia major in a distant relative has come for counseling. The husband had HbA2 of 4.8% and the wife has HbA2 of 2.3%. The risk of having a child with beta thalassemia major is:

10th October 2020
1. 50%
2. 25%
3. 5% ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: OTC drug does not mean it should be taken without a doctor’s advice

10th October 2020
An over-the-counter (OTC) antacid is often used to relieve mild cases of heartburn or acid reflux. Though they are available without a doctor’s prescription, they should be taken only under a doctor’s advice. As per the American Academy of Family Physicians -... Read more »

eSpiritual: Top Characters of Mahabharata

10th October 2020
To be in harmony with the body (five elements represented by Draupadi), one must acquire five qualities, or in other terms, live a focused life, full of strength and not being disturbed with loss or gain and finally working for the welfare of the society without having any partiality towards anyone....Read more »

Inspirational: Go the extra mile to be successful

10th October 2020
A young boy worked as an apprentice in a bicycle shop. A man sent a bicycle for repair. Once he had repaired the bicycle, the boy cleaned it up and it looked like a brand new one. Other apprentices laughed at him for doing excessive work....Read more »

Medical Voice

Asthma patients less likely to die from virus; new test better at telling who is still infectious

2nd October 2020
By Nancy Lapid- The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus. Asthma patients appear less likely to die from Covid-19, Patients with asthma who become infected...Read more »


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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Blood pressure control with cilnidipine treatment in Japanese post-stroke hypertensive patients

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How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis

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Understanding how skin barrier evolves and reacts during the first few years of life

The structure of the stratum corneum (SC) and corresponding skin barrier develops from before birth up to about 4 years of age. Understanding the evolution of skin barrier structure during the first few years of life is the first step to developing solutions for improved infant skin health... Read more »


Bariatric surgery prevents severe CKD and ESRD

Patients that underwent weight-loss surgery lowered their risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) when compared to conventionally treated patients, according to a study published in International Journal of Obesity... Read more »

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