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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Current status of COVID-19 in CMAAO countries

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
14th October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1107 Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on "Current status of COVID-19 in CMAAO countries: NMA Presentation", 10th October, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants: Member NMAs - Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore, Chair CMAAO; Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Treasurer, CMAAO; Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan; Dr Ravi Naidu, Malaysia’; Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh; Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad, Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association Invitees: Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 13th October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
14th 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, 37M October 11... Read more »
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Prevalence and mortality risk in elderly patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

14th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is highly prevalent in the general population worldwide and is associated with high health burden. However, more studies are required to assess the prevalence and outcomes of NAFLD among elderly. The current study is aimed to evaluate the prevalence,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

14th 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

Positive effect of zinc supplementation in children under 5 years of age

14th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc plays an essential role in cellular differentiation, cellular growth and metabolism. Earlier meta-analyses outcomes assessing the effect of zinc supplementation on linear growth are varying. An updated and evaluated evidence according to Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Herd immunity, an unethical COVID-19 strategy, warns WHO chief

14th October 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Using the principle of herd immunity to curb the COVID-19 pandemic is unethical and “not an option” that the countries should follow to fight the coronavirus, cautioned the WHO chief. WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated that herd immunity is a concept that is used for vaccination,... Read more »

J&J halts COVID-19 vaccine trials due to unexplained illness in participant

14th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Johnson & Johnson JNJ.N has temporarily halted its COVID-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials owing to an unexplained illness in one of the study participants. An independent data and safety monitoring board and the company's clinical and safety physicians are reviewing the participant's illness...Read more »

Even a little extra weight increases risk of severe COVID-19, says CDC

14th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, has warned that not just the obese but even those with moderately excess weight may have a higher risk of severe COVID-19. The warning issued by the CDC may have serious implications for Indians as almost 40% of the Indians are obese and overweight,... Read more »

Mother’s Anxiety and Depression Tied to Asthma in Kids

14th October 2020 Psychiatry Pharmacists
Children whose mothers had depression and anxiety during pregnancy were found to have a higher risk of asthma in later childhood in a prospective cohort study from the Netherlands. Mothers who had stress or depression during pregnancy had children with a... Read more »

Delayed Cancer Screening Could Cause Increase in Deaths

14th October 2020 Oncology Pharmacists
Delays in colorectal cancer screening due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could result in higher rates of advanced-stage cancer and death, reports a new study. Compared with a delay of less than three months, the longer delay seen this year may cause an 11.9% increase in death rates....Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are all consent given for medical treatment valid?

14th October 2020
According to Section 10 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872, an agreement is a contract when it is made for some consideration, between parties who are competent, with their free consent and for a lawful object. Thus, for the purpose of entering into a contract, free consent is one of the essential...Read more »

eMedi Humor

My Grades

14th October 2020
A high school student came home one night rather depressed.
"What’s the matter, Son?" asked his mother.
"Aw, gee," said the boy, "It’s my grades. They’re all wet."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Injury to radial nerve in lower part of spiral groove:

14th October 2020
1. Spares nerve supply to extensor carpi radialis longus.
2. Results in paralysis of anconeus muscle.
3. Leaves extension at elbow joint intact...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Expressive writing can relieve stress

14th October 2020
One can significantly boost mental and physical health by spending 30 minutes each day for four days to write out the innermost thoughts and feelings. This so-called expressive writing requires only pen and a paper. In expressive writing therapy,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Understanding exact speech

14th October 2020
Upanishads, Yoga sutras of Patanjali and teachings of Gautam Buddha, all talk about "the right speech". As per Gautam Buddha, the right speech has three components:
• It should be based on truthfulness.
• It should be necessary...Read more »

Inspirational: : The Doctor and the Father

14th October 2020
A doctor hurriedly entered the hospital as he was called in for an urgent surgery. He immediately changed his clothes and went directly to the surgery block. The patient was a young boy, whose father was pacing in the hall, impatiently waiting for the doctor. On seeing him, the boy’s father yelled and asked the doctor why he was so late,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid-rain diseases coinfection claimed 37 lives across Maharashtra

2nd October 2020
MUMBAI: Coinfection with Covid-19 and mosquito-borne diseases, like malaria and dengue, has claimed 28 lives in the state. Covid-19 has also presented with the bacterial disease leptospirosis in seven victims in the state. There have also been two deaths where the patients suffered from both Covid-19 and typhoid. According to state data,...Read more »


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