Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Steroid and Diabetes

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
14th August 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1048: New guidance from the UK National Diabetes COVID-19 Response Group (August 2 in Diabetic Medicine)
1. Address the triple insult of dexamethasone-induced impaired glucose metabolism, COVID-19-induced insulin resistance, and COVID-19 impaired insulin production. 2. Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial revealed that dexamethasone led to reduction in deaths in patients with COVID-19 on ventilators or receiving oxygen therapy. The dose used in the trial was 6 mg daily for 10 days, which is 5 to 6 times greater than the therapeutic glucocorticoid replacement dose... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 13th August: Acute immuno-inflammatory manageable virus disease with significant post viral phase, 213 countries affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
14th August 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. 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: 20,803,706, Deaths: 752,584, Recovered: 13,701,570... Read more »
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Patients with decompensated alcohol-related liver disease, steatohepatitis and mDF < 32 – A look at long-term outcomes

14th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The 5-year mortality of patients with alcoholic hepatitis and an mDF < 32 is nearly 50%, suggests a new study by Degré and colleagues, published in the Journal of Hepatology. Alcoholic hepatitis and a modified Maddrey's discriminant function (mDF)... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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CCB and ARB combination can prevent CV events in elderly high-risk hypertensive patients with CKD

14th August 2020 Hypertension
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is displayed by decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Globally, CKD is a public health disorder and a higher incidence can be seen in the older population. Evidence shows that... Read more »
Zinc Update

Oral zinc supplement is crucial in COVID-19 Treatment

14th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Coronavirus Disease 2019 outbreak as pandemic on 11thMarch 2020, which is caused by another member of the Coronaviridae family—SARS-CoV-2. Symptoms of COVID-19 include a combination of fever, non-productive or dry cough, chest pain, and difficulty in breathing... Read more »

News From All Specialities

In New Delhi, for every positive coronavirus case, Govt to test 20 others

14th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: The government has directed each district to test 20 times more people than the number of current COVID-19 positive cases there on a daily basis. The focus will be given to high-risk groups and areas that have been reporting multiple cases of late... Read more »

FDA OKs Targeted Treatment for Rare Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Mutation

14th August 2020Pathology & Lab MedicinePharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given accelerated approval to viltolarsen injection to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in patients with a confirmed mutation of the DMD gene, amenable to exon 53 skipping... Read more »
Practice Updates

Lupus Anticoagulant Linked with COVID Thrombosis

14th August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Prothrombotic autoantibodies were shown to be raised in COVID-19 and associated with the development of thrombosis, suggested a small observational study. Lupus anticoagulant (LA) was found in 44% of COVID-19 patients tested compared to 22% of other patients...Read more »
Practice Updates

Supplement-Probiotic Combo May Improve Depressive Symptoms

14th August 2020 Internal Medicine Pharmacists
According to new research, a combination of the supplement S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) and the probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus plantarum (L. plantarum) HEAL9 may speedily relieve the symptoms of depression and anxiety... Read more »

NIAID Testing Remdesivir Plus MS Drug for COVID-19

14th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A randomized controlled trial is currently ongoing to test the safety and efficacy of the broad-spectrum antiviral remdesivir in combination with the immunomodulator interferon beta-1a, a drug used to treat multiple sclerosis, for patients with COVID-19...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

CPA/EE therapy of choice in patients with gross androgenic symptoms...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

What action can be taken if patient threatens filing an FIR?

14th August 2020
Threatening any person i.e. criminal intimidation is a criminal offence under Section 503 of Indian Penal Code and the same is punishable under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code. If any person threatens the doctor, then the doctor can lodge an FIR under Section...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Stop Following Me!

14th August 2020
A man was walking home alone one night when he heard a "BUMP…BUMP…BUMP…" behind him. Walking faster, he looked back, making out an image of an upright coffin banging its way down the middle of the street towards him…"BUMP…BUMP…BUMP…"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The following separation technique depends on the molecular size of the protein:

14th August 2020
1. Chromatography on a carboxymethyl (CM) cellulose column.
2. Iso-electric focusing.
3. Gelfiltration chromatography...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 5 steps to lower Alzheimer's risk

14th August 2020
1. Maintain a healthy weight.
2. Check your waistline.
3. Eat mindfully. Emphasize on colorful, vitamin rich vegetables and fruits; whole grains; fish, lean poultry, tofu, and beans and other legumes as protein sources in addition to healthy fats. Limit unnecessary calories from sweets, sodas,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescriptions: Satsang

14th August 2020
Satsang is a common household word and is often organized in residential colonies. Traditionally, Satsang means the regular meeting of a group of elderly or women of an area with a common intention of attaining inner happiness or peace through Bhajans or devotional songs for a particular...Read more »

Inspirational: Hiding their weaknesses and highlighting their strength

14th August 2020
Once, there was a King who had only one eye and one leg. He called all the painters in town and asked them to draw a beautiful portrait of him. But none of them could do so. How could they paint him beautifully with the defects in his eye and leg?...Read more »

Medical Voice

Experts develop a breakthrough genetic risk score for Heart Disease in South Asia

14th August 2020
Bengaluru: MedGenome Lab has conducted a first-ever study on Indian population that validates a novel ‘CAD-PRS’ (coronary artery disease-genome-wide polygenic risk score) to precisely predict the risk of developing a coronary artery disease/myocardial infarction (MI) using a person’s genetic makeup...Read more »


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Blood pressure control with cilnidipine treatment in Japanese post-stroke hypertensive patients

Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are the choice of therapy for post-stroke patients. A large-scale prospective study of 2667 post-stroke hypertensive patients treated with cilnidipine assessed BP control and adverse reactions in the patients... Read more »



How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis

The American National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep per day for adults 18 years of age and older. There has been increasing amount of research into the association between osteoporosis and sleep. Longer sleep duration has been tied to increased risk of osteoporosis.... Read more »


Understanding how skin barrier evolves and reacts during the first few years of life

The structure of the stratum corneum (SC) and corresponding skin barrier develops from before birth up to about 4 years of age. Understanding the evolution of skin barrier structure during the first few years of life is the first step to developing solutions for improved infant skin health... Read more »


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 »

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