Dr k k Aggarwal

What to do if you are asked to do self home quarantine

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
10th March 2020
Stay home unless you absolutely need to see a doctor. Avoid work, school, college, cinema halls and shopping. If you need to come out of your room, wear a surgical mask. Don’t share towels at all. Self-quarantine and self-isolation are two different entities. Self-quarantine is for the large numbers of healthy people... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

COVID-19: Stop, contain, control, delay and reduce the impact of this virus at every opportunity

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
10th March 2020
We can do it collectively by fixing the gaps. Stop, contain, control, delay and reduce the impact of this virus at every opportunity.
8th March: The following gaps in the system need to be adequately taken care of: 1. Risk (spread) free transport of a sick patient from home to the designated hospital. 2. Blood samples of a suspected cases (OPD or admitted) are being sent to non-BSL 2 labs for biochemistry routine... Read more »
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COVID-19 Medtalks Around the Globe

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
10th March 2020
COVID-19 Lock Down in Italy: Sixteen days after the beginning of the outbreak, Italy’s government is taking the extraordinary step of locking down (quarantine red zone) entire sections of the country’s north (16 million people in 14 provinces till April 3), restricting movement for a quarter of the population in a sweeping effort to fight the... Read more »
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9 March: CMAAO Update COVID-19 - SARS-CoV-2

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
10th March 2020
More than 50% countries (105) affected, > 1.9 lac cases, >4746 expected deaths, >463 expected deaths in Italy. India: 43 Cases - Delhi, UP (Noida, Ghaziabad, Agra), Gurugram, Jaipur, Kerala, Ladakh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu (8 states), 36 active cases, serious none, two clusters (driver + 16 Italians Jaipur, 1 Delhi + 6 relatives Agra), 3 cured, no community spread as yet, no super-spreader as per doubling time, expected trend likely new wave of cases between 10-15 March (close contacts of active cases with human to human transmission)... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19: ‘Sombre moment’ as cases cross 100,000 worldwide

10th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection has surpassed 100,000 worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Saturday. “As we mark this sombre moment, the World Health Organization reminds all countries and communities that the spread of this virus can be significantly slowed or even reversed through... Read more »
Practice Updates

No locally transmitted coronavirus cases outside Hubei, reports China

10th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
Mainland China, outside Hubei province, reported no new locally transmitted cases on Sunday for the second straight day, as authorities continue to remain alert for infections arriving from abroad. The National Health Commission reported on Monday that China had 40 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Sunday,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Contact tracing in progress in Kerala as six COVID-19 cases confirmed in state

10th March 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Contact tracing of persons in Kerala who may have come in contact with those found positive for COVID-19 is being undertaken aggressively to contain the spread of the disease as six people, including one from Ernakulam and five from Pathanamthitta, were diagnosed with the deadly virus... Read more »

A Healthy Heart in Young Adulthood Protects the Brain Later On

10th March 2020Neurology Pharmacists
A healthier heart during young adulthood could mean fewer cognitive problems later in life, suggests new research. New findings from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study suggested that individuals with better cardiovascular (CV) health in their 20s scored higher on tests...Read more »

No Significant Pregnancy Problems with Antifungal Dermatology Drug

10th March 2020Pediatrics Pharmacists
There was no increased risk of major fetal malformations or spontaneous abortion in pregnancies exposed to oral or topical terbinafine in a nationwide cohort study in Denmark. Rates of major malformation seemed identical whether the pregnancies were exposed to oral (prevalence odds ratio 1.01, 95% CI 0.63-1.62) or... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What to do if a non pharmacist is found dispensing a drug in a pharmacy?

10th March 2020
As per Pharmacy act 1948; (42.) Dispensing by unregistered persons:- (1) On or after such date as the State Government may by notification in the Official Gazette appoint in this behalf, no person other than a registered pharmacist shall compound, prepare, mix, or dispense any medicine on the prescription of a medical practitioner;...Read more »

eMedi Humor

I keep thinking I’m God

10th March 2020
Doctor, Doctor! I keep thinking I’m God!
Doc: When did this start?
Well first I created the sun, then the earth, then the...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 40-year-old male had undergone splenectomy 20 years ago. Peripheral blood smear examination would show the presence of:

10th March 2020
1. Dohle bodies
2. Hypersegmented neutrophils...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Blood pressure measurement may detect vulnerability to heart attack

10th March 2020
The ankle-brachial index (ABI), a simple, non-invasive 10-minute test should be incorporated into a routine physical exam for diagnosing peripheral arterial disease in the middle aged and the elderly, especially those with heart attack risk factors like smokers, diabetics and the ones with high BP or cholesterol levels.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Wish you a Happy and Healthy Adwait Holi

10th March 2020
The story behind the festival of Holi is familiar to us all. It begins with Holika, the sister of Hiranyakashyap, who was the father of Prahalad. Hiranyakashyap had declared himself as God and wanted his son Prahalad to worship him and not Vishnu. When Prahalad refused to do the same, he was made to sit with Holika in an open fire....Read more »

Inspirational Story: The Story of the One Eyed Mother

10th March 2020
My mother only had one eye. I hated her... I was embarrassed by her... She cooked for students and teachers...to support our family. One day, during elementary school, my mom came to see me and I was so embarrassed. How could she do this to me? I gave her a hateful look and ran away... Read more »

Medical Voice

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Coronavirus infections pass 100,000 as outbreak wreaks financial havoc

Mainland China, where the outbreak began, has seen more than 3,000 deaths, but the epidemic is now spreading faster elsewhere. The death toll in Italy, which has suffered Europe's worst outbreak, was at least 148. About 3.4% of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus - known as COVID-19 - have died,...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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Growing your digitize you clinic and practice...Read more »  
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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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Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

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Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »

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