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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

COVID-19 and air-conditioners: Fresh and Filtered

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO & Past National President IMA
15th November 2020
Reproduced from: India Legal https://www.indialegallive.com/column-news/covid-19-ventilation-airborne-transmission-respiratory-droplets/, published October 10, 2020. The chances of contracting the infection are high in enclosed areas and poorly ventilated spaces. Trapping and killing the virus through pressurisation and filtration are effective in destroying it. Person to person transmission is a well-established route for the spread of Covid-19. And it’s not just symptomatic persons, even asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic people can spread the virus to others...Read more »
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Gargles and mouth washes can prevent the spread of COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
15th November 2020
A critical review recently published in the Journal of Dental Research examined evidence for various mouth rinses with regard to their potential anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity.1 The review concluded that mouthwashes with antiviral ingredients could help decrease COVID-19 transmission by reducing viral loads in the mouths of infected patients when they cough, sneeze or speak.2 Only one study was found to investigate the use of mouth rinses containing chlorhexidine against SARS-CoV-2... Read more »
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NASH /NAFLD in patients with type 2 diabetes and associated treatment choices.

15th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
In an article published in the Journal of Endocrinological, authors discussed that type 2 diabetes (T2D) can decrease life expectancy and patients’ quality of life due to its micro- and macro-vascular complications and higher risk of several types of cancer. The authors specified that an emergent important factor in this population... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

15th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

The genetic basis of altered resistance to contagion due to zinc deficiency

15th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is identified as it plays a central role in the immune system. Zinc-deficient individuals might experience increased susceptibility to a diversity of pathogens. The immunologic mechanisms in which zinc modulates has increased susceptibility to infection and these have been studied for several decades... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Measles surges as COVID-19 disrupts vaccinations

15th November 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
Measles surged to infect nearly 870,000 people globally in 2019, the worst numbers in almost a quarter of a century, as vaccination levels declined below critical levels, stated a report. The report, co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO), has stated that millions of children are at risk... Read more »

Resolutions on meningitis control and epilepsy endorsed at 73rd World Health Assembly

15th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Neurology
Member States at the 73rd World Health Assembly recommended the adoption of two resolutions on meningitis control and epilepsy. Committee A decided to recommend the adoption of the first-ever resolution on meningitis, which would approve a global roadmap to beat meningitis by 2030... Read more »

Indian Finance Minister Announces 900 Crore Grant for COVID-19 Vaccine Research

15th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: Minister of Finance Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman has announced a 900 crore grant to the Department of Biotechnology for COVID-19 vaccine research. The minister said, "We are providing 900 crore for research and development of COVID-19 vaccine... Read more »

Researchers identify new mutation in COVID genome for testing

15th November 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
Mangaluru: A team of researchers at Nitte University in Karnataka's Mangaluru identified a new mutation in the COVID-19 genome for testing its virus strain. Nitte senior director Iddya Karunasagar stated that the novel mutation will have implications for the diagnostic RT-PCR-based detection of the virus... Read more »

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked with Accelerated Alzheimer's Risk

15th November 2020Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Patients with a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) have an increased risk for dementia-related pathology, including more amyloid deposition and less cortical thickness, in comparison with those without TBI, suggested new research presented at the virtual Alzheimer's Association International Conference... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there a limitation for filing of a complaint?

15th November 2020
Limitation is the time period within which a complaint has to be lodged. If this time lapses and no complaint has been lodged, it is treated as “Time Barred.” However, in many laws, there is a provision empowering the authority/court to condone the delay if the complaint is lodged beyond time...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Everything I told you.

15th November 2020
This old man visits his doctor and after a thorough examination, the doctor tells him, "I have good news and bad news, what would you like to hear first?" Patient: Well, give me the bad news first. Doctor: You have stomach cancer;...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Emergency treatment for allergic reactions caused by multiple stings of bee includes:

15th November 2020
a) Epinephrine (adrenaline)
b) Oxygen
c) IV antihistamines and cortisone...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Annakoot emphasizes the importance of eating mixed vegetables

15th November 2020
Annakoot festival is observed on the day of Govardhan Pooja after Diwali. There are many mythological scientific descriptions for this pooja. 1. On this day, there is a change in the season, so is a change in the availability of fruits and vegetables in the market... Read more »

eSpiritual: What is the importance of Govardhan Pooja?

15th November 2020
The mistake of the Intellect is responsible for the disturbed state of mind. Even if the mind is under control, the intellect can disturb the mind. It is the discriminative faculty of the mind and can be very destructive. It is the main cause of ignorance. External desires and the uncontrolled five senses...Read more »

Inspirational: The Power of Words

15th November 2020
A group of frogs were traveling through a dense forest, when two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. The pit was deep. They told the two frogs that they will soon be dead. The two frogs; however, ignored the comments of the other frogs...Read more »


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Efficacy and Safety of Azilsartan and Olmesartan in Patients with Essential Hypertension

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Knowledge and attitude of mothers about oral rehydration solution

Scientific basis of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) has revolutionized the concept and management of diarrhea. The purpose of a study published in Health and Population – Perspectives and issues was to determine the use of oral rehydration solution (ORS) in women living... Read more »  


Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »


Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »


International guidelines and recommendations for surgery during Covid-19 pandemic

A new study published in the International Journal of Surgery aimed to review the available recommendations published by general Surgery Societies and Health Institutions and evaluate the underlying Literature providing clinical... Read more »

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