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CME with Dr KK
14th January, 2018
President Trump’s Health

President Donald J. Trump underwent his first official health check-up since he entered the White House in January 2017.
Age 71
Examined on: January 12, 2018
Examined at: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland
Physician: White House physician, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, MD
Report made public by: Dr Jackson and Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary

Report: Healthy
His last health information: September 2016 by Harold Bornstein, MD.

  • Height: 6 feet 3 inches
  • Weight: 236 pounds
  • BP: 116/70
  • Fasting sugar: 99
  • HDL: 63
  • LDL: 94
  • TG: 61
  • Coronary artery calcium score (in 2013): 98
  • Chest X ray and ECG: Normal
  • PSA: 0.15
  • Colonoscopy (in 2013) found no polyps
  • Testosterone: 441.6
  • LFT and TFT: Normal
  • TTE: Normal

Medications: Rosuvastatin, low-dose aspirin, finasteride (baldness) and antibiotics for rosacea. ... read more

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Govt. to launch a clean air campaign for two-weeks in Delhi next month

Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that starting from February 10, the Union Government will launch a joint campaign for two weeks, with Delhi Government, NDMC, CPCB and other municipal agencies, for clean air in Delhi. “The campaign seeks to sensitize ground-level functionaries and general public to enforce the habit of environmental protection”, the Minister pointed out. Chairing a meeting on mitigation of air pollution, Dr. Harsh Vardhan emphasized that there will be a team of 70 officers, led jointly by one officer each from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and one officer from the State Government of Delhi. ... read more

Practice Updates

First treatment for breast cancer with a certain inherited genetic mutation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approved use of the PARP inhibitor Lynparza, (olaparib tablets) to include the treatment of patients with certain types of breast cancer that have spread (metastasized) and whose tumors have a “BRCA” gene mutation.... read more


Children aged 6 months can now also be given the Fluarix quadrivalent flu vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication for the four-strain influenza vaccine Fluarix Quadrivalent (GlaxoSmithKline) to children as young as 6 months. The vaccine is approved for use in adults and children aged 3 years and older to prevent disease.... read more


Static perimetry feasible in children with glaucoma

Static perimetry appeared to be effective and appropriate in children with glaucoma younger than 10 years and for detecting mild field restriction, and far-peripheral kinetic perimetry was feasible and added value to assessment of older children, especially with severe visual field restriction in the Optimal Perimetric Testing in ... read more


Short term discontinuation of ART does not expand HIV reservoir

A short-term analytical treatment interruption (ATI) and subsequent reinitiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) does not lead to lasting expansion of the HIV reservoir nor cause irreversible damage to the immune system, according to a new study from the NIH published January ... read more


Obese children with psoriasis prone to comorbidities

A new retrospective cohort study published online January 10, 2018 in JAMA Dermatology has shown that children with psoriasis are at greater risk of developing obesity, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, nonalcoholic liver disease,... read more


Impact of radiation treatment for breast cancer in women with scleroderma

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore have shown that few women with scleroderma who received radiation for breast cancer had acute skin toxicity such as blistering or ulceration, but about half of them experienced long-term radiation-induced skin fibrosis... read more

 
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No blood transfusion unless the Hb is < 7 gm% in stable patients
One unit of blood can save approximately three lives
 
New Delhi, 14 January 2018: Only 9.9 million units are collected against the estimated annual requirement of 10 to 12 million units. An average healthy person can donate blood four times a year, once every three months. One unit of donated blood can save up to three lives. Estimates by the World Health Organization indicate that blood donation by 1% of a country's population is generally sufficient to meet its basic requirements for safe blood. Another way is to transfuse only when necessary and considering IV iron when iron deficiency is the cause.
 
Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Immediate Past National President Indian Medical Association (IMA), said, “ A unit of blood (450 ml) can potentially save at least three lives. If the blood has not been segregated into its components, it can be stored for up to 35 days, when kept in CPDA anti-coagulant solution and refrigerated at 2 to 4 degrees Celsius.
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