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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Trump and White House Breaking Rules

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
11th October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1105: Lessons learnt from Trump’s illness
VIP gets a cocktail of drugs : 1. He's taking vitamin D, zinc and famotidine.
2. He was also given a pooled antibody from Regeneron, a product under clinical trials as compassionate use. The President is among that group.
3. He was given remdesivir, a drug that yields a very modest improvement in patients who have mild or moderate COVID-19...Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 10th October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
11th October 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... Read more »
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Age-related changes with hepatotoxicity of paracetamol

11th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Paracetamol is one of the first-line analgesic therapy for non-malignant pain. The use of paracetamol is restricted by its potential because of hepatotoxicity. Paracetamol is the most studied agent that causes hepatotoxicity due to its clinical importance and its dose-dependent hepatotoxicity in animals and humans.... Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

11th 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

Preventive zinc supplementation has positive impact on diarrhoea and pneumonia in developing countries

11th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc deficiency is generally predominant in children in developing countries. Zinc deficiency also plays a role in decreased immunity and increased risk of infection. Preventive zinc supplementation in healthy children can decrease the mortality because of common causes like diarrhoea,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is International Day of the Girl Child

11th October 2020 Business and Medicine Pediatrics
International Day of the Girl Child is observed every year to celebrate the significance, power, and potential of girls across the world. This day emphasizes girls’ needs and the problems they can face, and drives efforts to meet these needs and fulfil their rights, in partnership with them... Read more »

U.S. signs agreement with AstraZeneca for development and supply of COVID-19 antibody treatment

11th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The U.S. government has signed an agreement with AstraZeneca Plc AZN.L for the development and supply of around 100,000 doses of COVID-19 antibody treatment, a similar class of drugs that has been used for the treatment of President Donald Trump...Read more »

Over 2.3k healthcare staff infected by COVID-19 in Delhi

11th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: A report by the committee of experts headed by Dr VK Paul from Niti Aayog has shown that 2,324 healthcare workers have been infected by the novel coronavirus in Delhi till date. The committee submitted the report to the Delhi Disaster Management Authority... Read more »

Povidone-iodine gargle: A prophylactic measure to impede COVID-19 transmission

11th October 2020 Multispeciality ENT
Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, caused by the SARS-COV-2 virus, has crossed the 33 million case mark across the world, with the death toll surpassing 1 million (as on September 28, 2020).1 Human-to-Human transmission occurs through close contact with an infected person... Read more »

Remdesivir Effective, Well-Tolerated: Final Trial Report

11th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A final report from the multinational ACTT-1 trial has confirmed that remdesivir is effective and well tolerated for reducing the time to recovery from COVID-19 infection. The newly published ACTT-1 trial data revealed that the median time to recovery was 10 days for those on active therapy...Read more »

Some pre-existing conditions may increase mortality risk for COVID-19 patients, says study

11th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
A study conducted among COVID-19 patients has confirmed that cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, stroke and cancer can heighten a patient’s risk of dying from the viral illness. Investigators noted that cardiovascular disease might double the risk...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are doctors supposed to administer medicine as per the manufacturer's instructions only?

11th October 2020
A doctor is expected to administer the medicines to his/her patients as per the instructions including the maximum dosage given on the package of the medicine. A doctor cannot depart from the instructions as given on the package of the medicine or any medical equipment...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Law of Cat Composition

11th October 2020
A cat is composed of Matter + Anti-Matter + It Doesn’t Matter....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which factors may increase your risk of having a stroke?

11th October 2020
A. Hypertension and aging.
B. Being female and Caucasian.
C. Being female and African-American...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Guidelines about Eating

11th October 2020
• Eat only when you are hungry. • Do not eat for pleasure, social obligations or emotional satisfaction.
• Eat at a slow pace.
• Eat less; dinner less than lunch... Read more »

eSpiritual: : What are three great sentences of importance other than mahavakyas?

11th October 2020
• Brahma Satyam Jagan Mithya Jivo Brahmaiva Na Aparah - Brahman only exists truly, the world is false, and the individual soul is Brahman only and no other.
• Ekam evadvitiyam brahma - Brahman is one, without a second (There is one absolute reality, without any secondary parts)...Read more »

Inspirational: Win-Win situation

11th October 2020
Once, a great mathematician lived in a village outside Ujjain. The king often sought his advice on matters related to the economy. He was known as far as Taxila in the North and Kanchi in the South. However, it hurt him when the village headman told him that he was a great mathematician...Read more »

Medical Voice

Vaccines will work against new G-strain, finds study

2nd October 2020
In a major breakthrough for 321 Covid-19 vaccines being developed worldwide, a new study has found that they will work against the new G-strain mutation of the coronavirus, reports Chethan Kumar. The new study by a team led by Indian-origin scientist Prof SS Vasan has been published in...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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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 »



Blood pressure control with cilnidipine treatment in Japanese post-stroke hypertensive patients

Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are the choice of therapy for post-stroke patients. A large-scale prospective study of 2667 post-stroke hypertensive patients treated with cilnidipine assessed BP control and adverse reactions in the patients... Read more »



How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis

The American National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep per day for adults 18 years of age and older. There has been increasing amount of research into the association between osteoporosis and sleep. Longer sleep duration has been tied to increased risk of osteoporosis.... Read more »


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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