Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID in Children, Neurology

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
15th July 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
9743: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “COVID in children & COVID and Neurology”11th July, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants, Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO, Prof Ashraf Nizami, Pakistan, First Vice President CMAAO, Dr N Gnanabaskaran, President Malaysian Medical Association, Dr Marthanda Pillai, Member World Medical Council, Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan,... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World Covid Meter 14th July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
15th July 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 29, 11M July 4, 12M July 10. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Doubling time India 21 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days,... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Levels Related to Spontaneous Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Seroconversion in Inactive Hepatitis B Carriers

15th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Hepatitis B cure is characterized by hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) seroclearance and seroconversion. Predictors of spontaneous seroconversion are not well understood. The present study was therefore designed to determine the predictors... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Higher prevalence of skin infections, infestations and papular urticaria among adolescents in tropics

6th July 2020 Dermatology
Acne is a common inflammatory disorder of the pilosebaceous gland, and it is also the most common and frequent dermatosis in adolescents worldwide. Infectious dermatoses are very common... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Around 690 million went hungry in 2019, malnutrition persists: UN report

15th July 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
An annual study by the United Nations reports that more people are going hungry, with the latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World estimating that nearly 690 million people went hungry in the year 2019, rising by 10 million from the previous year... Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus cases increase by one million in five days, WHO raises alarm

15th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A Reuters tally has estimated that the number of coronavirus cases around the world reached 13 million on Monday, rising by a million in just five days. The World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that there seems to be no return to the old normal in the near future, more so,... Read more »
Practice Updates

India’s coronavirus cases cross 9 lakh, over 28,000 cases on Monday

15th July 2020 Business and MedicinePulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: The COVID-19 case count in India crossed the 9 lakh mark, within just three days of going past 8 lakh. Over 28,600 cases and 538 deaths were recorded on Monday. As 28,648 new cases were added on Monday, the total caseload rose to 9,07,041, according to data from state governments...Read more »

COVID-19 Symptoms May Persist for Months

15th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Some recovered COVID-19 patients discharged from acute care need continuous monitoring for long-term effects, reports a study from Italy. Investigators from the Gemelli Against COVID-19 Post-Acute Care Study Group in Rome, Italy suggest that...Read more »
Practice Updates

Hyperglycemia a Predictor of COVID-19 Death Even Without Diabetes

15th July 2020Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
About half of hospitalized COVID-19 patients without prior diabetes have hyperglycemia, and hyperglycemia independently predicts mortality at 28 days, suggests new research. A retrospective analysis of 605 patients with COVID-19 at two hospitals in Wuhan, China noted that ...Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Efficacy of Combination Therapy with Amlodipine & ARBs in Asian Hypertensive Patients

15th July 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension (HTN) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular mortality across the globe. There are several studies that have compared the safety and efficacy between different antihypertensive classes;... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spouse relatives of the patient?

15th July 2020
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated. The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 state: “MCI: 7.16: Before performing an operation the physician should obtain in writing the consent from...Read more »

eMedi Humor


15th July 2020
One semester when my brother, Peter, attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, an art-student friend of his asked if he could paint Peter's portrait for a class assignment. Peter agreed, and the art student painted and submitted the portrait, only to receive a C minus...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is a basic teledermatology tool?

15th July 2020
a. Videoconference
b. Hybrid teledermatology
c. Store-and-forward teledermatology...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: WHO Five Keys to Safer Food

15th July 2020
1. Cleanliness
• Wash hands before handling food and frequently while preparing food.
• Wash hands after using the toilet... Read more »

eSpiritual: Relieve Stress by Changing the Interpretation

15th July 2020
Stress is the reaction of the body or the mind to the interpretation of a known situation. Stress management, therefore, involves either changing the situation, changing the interpretation or taming the body the yogic way in such a way that stress does not affect the body...Read more »

Inspirational: Love in action

15th July 2020
One night a man came to our house and told me, "There is a family with eight children. They have not eaten for days," I took some food and I went. When I finally came to the family, I saw the faces of those little children disfigured by hunger...Read more »


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