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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster - Honk Kong

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
12th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1143: Why Hong Kong had less cases in spite of higher density than New York.
There are some examples of public health successes against COVID-19. Hong Kong, with a much higher population density in comparison with New York City, had less than 100 COVID-related deaths, which could be partly attributed to the prompt and widespread uptake of masking, amplified by easy access to testing. The US response has been adversely affected by denial, missteps, delay in increasing testing, inconsistent messaging, and politicization of public health responses...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 11th November: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
12th 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,... Read more »
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Complication of diabetic ketoacidosis in pediatric patient with newly diagnosed diabetes: Hypoxic hepatitis

12th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Hypoxic hepatitis is characterized by centrilobular liver cell necrosis along with a rapid and transient elevation in serum aminotransferase levels (ALT, AST) in critically ill patients. The current study includes a case report of a paediatric patient with severe ketoacidosis... 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

12th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc in immunity and inflammation

12th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The nutritional importance of zinc is known for quite some time, but in the past few decades zinc’s importance in immune modulation has risen. The objective of this review article is to describe the mechanisms that are involved in the regulation of zinc homeostasis and assess their effects on the immune reaction... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Pneumonia Day

12th November 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
Pneumonia is among the leading causes of deaths in children below five years of age despite being a preventable and treatable condition. It is the leading infectious disease that claims lives of adults and children. While vaccines and other measures have been able to decrease the burden of the disease, a lot of work still needs to be done... Read more »

Active COVID-19 case count falls below 6% of total cases in India

12th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: The active COVID-19 cases in the country have fallen below 6% of the total case load, stated the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday. The recovered cases have surged past 92% of the cumulative cases. With 45,903 fresh COVID-19 infections reported over the last 24 hours, India's total case count reached 85,53,657,... Read more »

U.S. plans to start Pfizer vaccine shots in December: Health Secretary

12th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
According to Health Secretary Alex Azar, if Pfizer Inc PFE.N submits the positive initial data from its COVID-19 vaccine trial to health regulators as quickly as anticipated, the U.S. government has a plan to begin vaccinating Americans in December. The U.S. drugmaker has stated that it expects to have safety data as soon as next week... Read more »

1 in 5 COVID-19 Patients Develop Mental Illness within 90 Days, Says Study

12th November 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
Several COVID-19 survivors appear to have a higher risk of developing mental illness, said psychiatrists, after a large study noted that 20% of those infected with the virus are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within a period of 90 days. The most common conditions among recovered COVID-19 patients who developed mental health... Read more »

Age Not a Barrier to Lipid Lowering Benefit

12th November 2020Cardiology Pharmacists
Older people with elevated LDL cholesterol need not be treated less intensively compared to younger patients in either primary or secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), suggest two recent studies. One study revealed that in the general Danish population, individuals 70 to 100 years old,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Some situations of negligence as defined by the Supreme Court of India

12th November 2020
In Martin F. D’Souza vs Mohd. Ishfaq, 3541 of 2002, dated 17.02.2009, the Supreme Court has defined some situations of negligence as follows:
• Failing to strictly observe current practices, infrastructure, paramedical and other staff, hygiene and sterility...Read more »

eMedi Humor

A Friendly Honest Neighbor

12th November 2020
A man received the following text from his neighbor:
I am so sorry Bob. I’ve been riddled with guilt and I have to confess.
I have been tapping your wife, day and night when you’re not around...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

At the end of a balanced anesthesia technique, a patient recovered spontaneously from the effect of muscle relaxant without any reversal. Which is the most probable relaxant the patient had received?

12th November 2020
1. Pancuronium.
2. Gallamine.
3. Atracurium...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Women beware of heart disease

12th November 2020
Cardiovascular disease is very common in women. The warning signals of heart attack include:
• Pressure, squeezing sensation, fullness or pain in the center of the chest. It may continue for more than a few minutes, or may fade and come back.
• Pain or a feeling of discomfort in one or both arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach... Read more »

eSpiritual: Negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts

12th November 2020
Darkness cannot be removed physically; it can only be removed by switching on the light or going into sunlight or lighting fire. Similarly, negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts. In Bhagavad Gita also, it has been said that during the period of Uttarayana with longer days, the first half at full moon, in the presence of light or agni,...Read more »

Inspirational: Our Time in History

12th November 2020
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less. We have bigger houses but smaller families; more conveniences, but less time...Read more »


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

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »


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 »



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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