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Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Airborne transmission

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
12th July 2020
Multispeciality
970: WHO confirms there's 'emerging evidence' of airborne transmission of coronavirus. CNN: The WHO has confirmed that there is emerging evidence of airborne transmission of the new coronavirus. The confirmation came after the publication of a letter signed by 239 scientists calling for the agency to be more forthcoming about the odds that people can contract the virus from droplets floating in the air... Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

World Covid Meter 11th July - India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
12th July 2020
Multispeciality
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 29, 11M July 4, 12M July 8. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Doubling time India 21 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days... Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

Safety of Antiviral Therapy and Drug Withdrawal to Prevent Mother-To-Child Transmission of HBV during Pregnancy

12th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Prenatal antiviral therapy (AVT) is known to prevent vertical transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV). The evidence is scarce; however, on the safety of postpartum cessation of AVT, which may induce alanine aminotransferase (ALT) elevation... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Evaluation of preschool-age children with acute urticaria is necessary to determine predictive factors

12th July 2020 Dermatology
Urticaria is commonly seen in preschool aged children and infections are the most common known factors that cause acute urticaria in children. The present prospective study was aimed to examine... Read more »
Important

News From All Specialities

Airborne COVID-19 transmission a concern, droplets appear dominant: WHO

12th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
WHO technical lead on the COVID-19 pandemic, Maria Van Kerkhove, has stated that airborne transmission of the new coronavirus had always been a concern; however, droplets appeared to be the most common route of infection... Read more »
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Practice Updates

India's COVID-19 case fatality rate declines to 2.72 percent

12th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: From 2.82% a month earlier, India's COVID-19 case fatality rate has come down to 2.72% - lower than that of many other countries – said the Union Health Ministry. Thirty states and Union Territories (UTs) have a fatality rate lower than the national average... Read more »
Practice Updates

Face Masks Reduce Wearer's COVID-19 Infection Risk by 65%, says Expert

12th July 2020 Business and MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Dean Blumberg, MD, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children's Hospital, recently stated that wearing a facial covering not only checks the spread of the coronavirus but also reduces the mask wearer's risk of contracting the virus by 65%...Read more »

Hep C Treatment Seems Promising in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

12th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Gastroenterology
Clinical improvement was noted in a higher percentage of hospitalized COVID-19 patients treated with sofosbuvir and daclatasvir (SOF/DCV), a two-drug hepatitis C virus (HCV) combination therapy, compared to patients receiving control medication, noted a small sample of patients...Read more »
Practice Updates

Problem-solving skills may reduce stress, boost student wellbeing in India

12th July 2020Psychiatry Neurology
Problem-solving-based counseling provided by non-specialists may serve as a cost-effective intervention to improve a wide range of stress-inducing problems that high school students in India usually face, suggests a recent study...Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Intensive treatment for hypertension management

12th July 2020 Hypertension
The therapeutic blood pressure (BP) targets to be attained have long been a topic of debate. Several clinical studies and meta-analyses, especially the SPRINT trial, have shown the advantages of intensive... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Informed refusal

12th July 2020
At times, patients may refuse treatment. It is the duty of the doctor to first fully explain to the patient or his or her attendants about the risks and the possible adverse outcomes, if they refuse the recommended treatment or the diagnostic procedure...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Weighing machine without spectacles

12th July 2020
The doctor asks the patient: What is your weight?
The patient replies: It is 55 kg with spectacles.
The doctor asks: And without spectacles? ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Burtonian line is seen with poisoning of:

12th July 2020
A. Mercury
B. Lead
C. Arsenic...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Fog vs Smog

12th July 2020
Whenever the humidity is high, air movement is less and temperature is low, fog is the automatic result. It occurs when water droplets are suspended in the air. Smog, on the other hand, is the combination of smoke and fog. When the level of pollutants is high in the atmosphere, the pollutant particles get mixed into the fog,... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Man Vachan Kaya

12th July 2020
Man, vachan, kaya are the three fundamental principles used to define non-violence (ahimsa) and truthfulness (satya). Being truthful means whatever you are thinking, speaking and doing, it is the same. You should be one in whatever you think, do or speak. Ahimsa is the fundamental principle of Jainism,...Read more »

Inspirational: The seeker of truth

12th July 2020
After years of searching, the seeker was told to go to a cave, in which he would find a well. ‘Ask the well what is truth’, he was advised, ‘and the well will reveal it to you'. Having found the well, the seeker asked that most fundamental question. And from the depths came the answer, 'Go to the village crossroad:...Read more »

Medical Voice

Rapid antigen tests soon at dispensaries, polyclinics in Delhi

12th July 2020
NEW DELHI: A day after it asked the districts to carry out focused testing in corona-prone areas outside the containment zones and hotspots, Delhi government on Thursday decided to open its dispensaries and polyclinics for eligible individuals to walk in for rapid antigen testing. ,An order issued by the directorate general of health...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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From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Curcumin for aging skeletal muscles

A fall in muscle mass and function as the age increases is termed sarcopenia. The affected individual is unable to perform normal daily activities, which eventually affects the quality of life. Increased oxidative stress seems to be a significant factor behind the development of sarcopenia... Read more »

Nephrology

Orthopedics

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 »

Pediatrics

Cutaneous barriers and immunity

The skin is the outer most barrier that ensures protection from external harm. The understanding of role of skin has evolved from an inert mechanical barrier to an active organ that can sense alarming signals and mount perfectly adapted defense measures in response to invading pathogens... Read more »

Surgery

Pre-Operative Multimodal Analgesia Decreases Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Narcotic Use and Pain.

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery aimed to assess the efficiency of multimodal analgesia (MMA) in reducing reliance on opioid medications. This was retrospective review of 560 patients undergoing outpatient... Read more »
 

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