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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: CRP Update

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
10th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1138: COVID-19 is associated with a hypercoagulable state
1. Associated with acute inflammatory changes. 2. Lab findings are distinct from acute DIC except for those with very severe disease. 3. Fibrinogen and D-dimer are increased in COVID-19. 4. Only modest prolongation of the prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT). 5. Mild thrombocytosis or thrombocytopenia. 6. The presence of a lupus anticoagulant (LA) is common in individuals with a prolonged aPTT. ..Read more »
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World COVID Meter 9th November: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
10th November 2020
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, 37M October 11, 38M October 14... Read more »
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Association between ALD or NAFLD hospital admission and CVD, in people with T2DM

10th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD), nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are communal diseases, and ALD or NAFLD, so often coexist with T2DM. A bidirectional relationship exists between liver disease and T2DM. Both ALD and NAFLD seems to be risk factors for T2DM,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

10th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Low birth weight infant and zinc supplementation

10th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc deficiency can restrict growth in young children, but controlled trials of zinc supplementation during pregnancy in humans have not demonstrated steady effects on weight at birth and/or duration of gestation. The studies who had identified a positive effect of zinc supplementation on fetal growth were conducted... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Immunization Day

10th November 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
World Immunization Day is observed every year on November 10. This day aims to increase awareness about the significance of getting timely vaccinations against vaccine preventable diseases. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), immunization can control and eliminate life-threatening infectious... Read more »

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 50 million after 30-day spike

10th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The COVID-19 cases across the globe exceeded 50 million on Sunday, as per a Reuters tally, with a second wave of the infection over the last 30 days accounting for a quarter of the total numbers. October has been the worst month for the pandemic thus far. The United States has become the first country... Read more »

BCG shots may help breathless COVID-19 patients

10th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
MUMBAI: A single shot of the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine was found to resolve breathlessness and prevent severity in moderately ill COVID-19 patients in a study by Parel’s Haffkine Research Institute and BJ Medical College, Pune. This seems to be the first study on the use of this vaccine as treatment for COVID-19... Read more »

13% of Delhi's Coronavirus Case Spike Tied to Air Pollution: IMA

10th November 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
New Delhi: Delhi has been recording more than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases every day since November 3 and 13% of this may be linked to increased air pollution, said the Indian Medical Association (IMA). The medical body has advised people not to go outdoors early morning,... Read more »

COVID-19 Complications are Common with Rheumatic Disease

10th November 2020Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Patients with systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases have been found to be at increased risk of adverse outcomes, including, end-organ failure, when infected with COVID-19, reported Kristin M. D'Silva, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston at the American College of Rheumatology virtual meeting... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Does contributing articles to the press amount to advertising?

10th November 2020
7.11: A physician should not contribute to the lay press articles and give interviews regarding diseases and treatments which may have the effect of advertising himself or soliciting practices; but is open to write to the lay press under his own name on matters of public health, hygienic living or to deliver public lectures,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Tell him I can’t see him

10th November 2020
While the doctor was talking to me, his nurse came in and said,
Doctor, there is a man here who thinks he’s invisible."
The doctor said, "Tell him I can’t see him."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The parameters of sensitivity and specificity are used for assessing:

10th November 2020
1. Criterion validity.
2. Construct validity.
3. Discriminant validity...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Avoid Food Poisoning by thorough washing and proper cooking

10th November 2020
Thorough washing and proper cooking of fruits and vegetables can eliminate most bacteria that cause food poisoning. Food-borne illnesses usually occur due to eating food contaminated with bacteria or their toxins. Virus and parasites can also cause food poisoning. It has long been known that raw meat, poultry and eggs can harbor disease-causing microbes... Read more »

eSpiritual: Mindfulness meditation

10th November 2020
• Sit on a straight-backed chair or you may also sit cross-legged on the floor.
• Move your focus to a particular aspect of your breathing, for instance, the sensation of air flowing into the nostrils and out of the mouth, or the movement of your abdomen rising and falling as you inhale and exhale...Read more »

Inspirational: The hedgehogs

10th November 2020
It was extremely cold and many animals had died because of the coldest winter ever.
The hedgehogs realized the situation and decided to group together to keep warm. This way they could cover and protect themselves; however, the quills of each one of them wounded their closest companions...Read more »


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Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

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Practical efficacy of olmesartan vs. azilsartan in patients with hypertension: MUSCAT-4 study

A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan (olmesartan medoxomil, OL group) or 20mg of azilsartan (azilsartan, AZ group)... Read more »


The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

An article published in the World Allergy Organization Journal elaborated on how the skin barrier structure and function are essential to human health. The authors stated that unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show... Read more »


An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

Biofilm has often been cited as a key pathological factor in non-healing wounds. It therefore seems crucial to manage the biofilm in order to expedite wound healing and achieve the desired outcome. A study by Scully and colleagues compared the clinical and in vitro performance... Read more »

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