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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: The Vaccine Update

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
15th October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
10th October, 2020, 11am-12pm
Participants: Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Prof Mahesh Verma, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr Atul Kochhar, Dr Jayalal, Dr Anita Chakravarti, Dr KK Kalra, Dr Anil Kumar, Ms Meenakshi Datta Ghosh, Mrs Upasana Arora, Mr DK Gupta, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma. Faculty: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO.
Key points from the discussion : • There is a critical need for a COVID-19 vaccine as there is a need to end this epidemic; also, vaccine could be important to control future epidemics...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 14th October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
15th 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. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity ... Read more »
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Correlation of Liver Fibrosis and Loss of Skeletal Muscle Mass in Older Adults without History of Liver Diseases

15th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Liver cirrhosis is considered to be a risk factor for the loss of muscle mass, which is associated with numerous adverse health outcomes. In the current study, Ohnishi et al aimed to investigate the interrelationship of liver fibrosis with loss of skeletal muscle mass (SM) in older adults without any history of liver diseases.... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

15th 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

Zinc supplementation can reduce the incidence of acute diarrhoea in children: a meta-analysis

15th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Several evidence that supports the effect of therapeutic zinc supplementation on the duration and severity of diarrhoea in children under the age of five years is mostly derived from studies which are conducted in South Asia. China has also experienced a considerable portion of the global burden from diarrhoea,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Eli Lilly halts antibody drug trial over safety concern

15th October 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Eli Lilly and Co stated on Tuesday that the government-sponsored clinical trial of its COVID-19 antibody treatment, similar to the one given to U.S. President Donald Trump, has been halted due to a safety concern. The announcement came one day after Johnson & Johnson had to pause a large trial of its experimental... Read more »

India continues to report one of the lowest per million COVID-19 cases, deaths

15th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: India sustains its position of being among the countries with the lowest coronavirus cases per million as well as reported deaths per million, said the Union Health Ministry. From the last five weeks, India has seen a continuous decline in the average daily new cases. The weekly average... Read more »

Pfizer to start testing its COVID-19 vaccine in children

15th October 2020 Pediatrics Pharmacists
Pfizer is planning to initiate the testing of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in children as young as 12, the researcher leading the trial told CNN. This will be the first COVID-19 vaccine trial to enrol children in the United States. Cincinnati Children's Hospital will start vaccinating teenagers aged 16 and 17 this week,... Read more »

In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Common in COVID-19

15th October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Two recent studies have suggested that cardiac arrest is common among critically ill patients with COVID-19, and is tied to poor survival, especially among older patients. The first report revealed that 60 of 1309 (4.6%) patients hospitalized with COVID-19 had an in-hospital cardiac arrest...Read more »

Mother-Infant COVID-19 Transmission Not Very Common

15th October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
A study from New York has revealed that there was little evidence for vertical transmission of COVID-19 among a cohort of newborns whose mothers had confirmed or suspected COVID infection. Among 101 newborns, SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA was not detected in 95.7% of nasopharyngeal polymerase chain reaction... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Does a patient have the right to choose his/her doctor?

15th October 2020
Yes. According to the World Medical Association (WMA) 2005 Declaration of Lisbon on the Rights of the Patient, a patient has the “right to freedom of choice” and states as follows: 1. “The patient has the right to choose freely and change his/her physician and hospital or health service institution,...Read more »

eMedi Humor


15th October 2020
One day a girl came home crying to her mom. The mom asked what was wrong.
The girl responded, "I’m not a creation, God made men first! I’m nothing!"
Then the mom said, "Oh baby that’s not true, God may have made men first,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which one of the following is a recognized X-ray feature of rheumatoid arthritis?

15th October 2020
1. Juxta-articular osteosclerosis.
2. Sacroilitis.
3. Bone erosions...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Ways to get a restful sleep

15th October 2020
Limit caffeine intake: Those who take caffeine find it harder to fall asleep. Even a single cup of coffee taken in the morning may lead to sleeplessness at night. Caffeine tends to inhibit the effects of adenosine, a neurotransmitter that is believed to promote sleep... Read more »

eSpiritual: Following are the five types of people

15th October 2020
• Nastik: Those who do not believe in God.
• Astik: For whom God exists.
• Those who believe that God also exists in them (I and the God are the same)...Read more »

Inspirational: Happiness is a Voyage

15th October 2020
We always try to convince ourselves that life will be better once we are married, have a baby. However, after this happens, we get frustrated because our children are not old enough. Then we start believing that all will be well when they are older. But again, we get frustrated as our children reach adolescence...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid-19 antibodies may last for at least 3 months, but so may symptoms for many

15th October 2020
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus. Covid-19 antibodies last at least three months People infected with Covid-19 develop antibodies targeting the new coronavirus...Read more »


Medical voice

Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice...
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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?
Very confident
Moderately confident...


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