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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Busters: Corona Virology

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
11th September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1079: Update on Covid-19 - IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “Understanding the molecular biology of coronavirus proteins”, 5th September, 2020, 4-5pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr RV Asokan, Hony Secretary General IMA, Dr Ramesh K Datta, Hony Finance Secretary IMA, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr S Sharma. Faculty: Dr Pavithra Venkatagopalan, PhD Coronavirus studies, Director, Care Health Diagnostic Center, Chennai... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 10th September: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
11th September 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. 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: 28,014,741, Deaths: 907,299, Recovered:20,091,717... Read more »
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Neonatal Cholestasis is a Poor Predictor of Portal Hypertension in young patients with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency

11th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AAT deficiency) is an inherited condition which is associated with liver diseases. The current study, The Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN) Longitudinal Observational Study of Genetic Causes of Intrahepatic Cholestasis (LOGIC),... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

11th September 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc supplementation in infant nutrition

11th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is an important nutrient that is essential for a wide variety of cellular processes in all cells. It is a vital dietary nutrient, predominantly in the early stages of life. In the primary neonatal period, sufficient sources of zinc can be acquired through breast milk. In very rare circumstances, the mammary gland might produce zinc deficient milk,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19 pandemic could reverse decades of progress toward reducing preventable child deaths

11th September 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The number of under-five deaths across the globe declined to its lowest on record in 2019, coming down from 12.5 million in 1990 to 5.2 million, suggest new mortality estimates from UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic... Read more »

Half a million US kids diagnosed with COVID-19

11th September 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
As per the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association, half a million children in the US have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Nearly 70,630 new cases were reported in children between August 20 and September 3. This corresponds to a 16% rise in child cases over two weeks,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Premenopausal women have good long-term outcomes post heart attack

11th September 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
A research presented at ESC Congress 2020.1 suggests that premenopausal women have good long-term outcomes following a heart attack. The study recruited 2,000 patients - 1,778 men and 222 women - who presented to the hospital with a heart attack before the age of 45... Read more »

School Allowed For Senior Students, But Not Mandatory

11th September 2020 Business and Medicine Pediatrics
New Delhi: The Government has stated that partial opening of schools will be allowed but on voluntary basis from September 21. However, this will apply only to older students of Class 9 and above. The final decision has been left to the parents, who are required to provide a written permission for their wards going to school...Read more »

Could Nighttime Smartphone Use Harm Male Fertility?

11th September 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
Men who tend to use their smartphone or laptop at night may harm their fertility, reveals early research presented at Virtual SLEEP 2020, the 34th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Preliminary results from a small study point to an association between greater self-reported exposure...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is the meaning of consent for medical treatment?

11th September 2020
Consent for the purpose of medical treatment means grant of permission by the patient for an act to be carried out by the doctor, such as a diagnostic, surgical or therapeutic procedure. The doctor-patient contract is almost always of the implied type, except where a written informed consent is obtained because no formal contract is usually written when a patient visits a doctor...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Railroad accident

11th September 2020
In a terrible accident at a railroad crossing, a train smashed into a car and pushed it nearly four hundred yards down the track. Though no one was killed, the driver took the train company to court. At the trial, the engineer insisted that he had given the driver ample warning by waving his lantern back...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The nurse monitors the patient receiving spironolactone for which electrolyte imbalance?

11th September 2020
A Hyperkalemia
B Hypernatremia
C Hyperglycemia ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to clinically differentiate between different types of fever

11th September 2020
• If a patient comes with fever with chills and rigors, think of Malaria in north and filaria in Vidarbha region in India.
• In malaria, chills occur in the afternoon; in filaria, the chills occur in the evening.
• Fever with joint pains on extension often is due to Chikungunya (flexion improves the pain)... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we close our eyes for meditation?

11th September 2020
Whenever we pray, think of God, undertake an internal healing procedure, kiss someone, or meditate, we automatically close our eyes. It is a common Vedic saying that the soul resides in the heart and all the feelings are felt at the level of heart...Read more »

Inspirational: The story of an ant

11th September 2020
A tiny ant was once carrying a huge feather. Many-a-times, it came across obstacles in its path and after a short pause, it would make the necessary detour. Then came a point, when the ant had to negotiate a crack in the concrete which was about 10mm wide. After a brief thought, the ant laid...Read more »

Medical Voice

New system taps weather data to predict outbreaks

11th September 2020
PUNE: Experts from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the state health department’s Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme have developed an ‘Early Health Warning System’ which, they said, can predict the outbreak of diseases...Read more »


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Doctors Survey

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Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

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