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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

World Covid Meter 15th October, Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
16th October 2020
Multispeciality
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, 38M October 14. 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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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

Could Acetylsalicylic Acid be Useful in Adults with COVID-19?

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
16th October 2020
Cardiology
Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus known to cause the COVID-19 pandemic, has affected over 33 million individuals across the globe, with the death toll due to the infection rising to over 10 lakh (as of September 28, 2020).1
This virus has been shown to affect several organs, particularly the respiratory tract. COVID-19 is characterized by stimulation of an immune response with pro-inflammatory cytokine release,... Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

Simplified Nutritional Appetite Questionnaire for Appetite Assessment in Elder Patients with Liver Cirrhosis

16th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The Simplified Nutritional Appetite Questionnaire (SNAQ) is a self-assessment nutritional screening tool. It could be used to screen the risk of malnutrition and weight loss. A study was conducted to determine the usefulness of SNAQ in appetite assessment in patients with liver cirrhosis. The study enrolled 70 patients... Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

16th 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 »
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Zinc Update

Iron and zinc supplementation show improvement in short term memory of children

16th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The present study is to assess the effect of iron and zinc deficiency in children in the age group of 6-11 years with on short term memory and also to evaluate the response to supplementation therapy. 100 children in the age group of 6-11 years from an urban corporation school were selected. After collecting the demographic data,... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Global TB progress at risk, says WHO

16th October 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Several countries were making steady progress in fighting tuberculosis (TB) before the COVID-19 pandemic began, with a 9% reduction in incidence from 2015 to 2019 and a 14% decline in deaths over the same period. However, a new WHO report has revealed that access to TB services remains a challenge,... Read more »
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FDA Grants Approval to First Treatment for Ebola Virus

16th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to atoltivimab, maftivimab, and odesivimab-ebgn, a combination of three monoclonal antibodies, as the first treatment approved by the FDA for Zaire ebolavirus (Ebola virus) infection in adult and pediatric patients... Read more »
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People with blood type O may have lower risk of COVID-19 infection and severe illness

16th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
People with blood type O may be less prone to COVID-19 infection and may also have decreased odds of getting severely ill, suggest two studies published Wednesday; however, experts state that more research is needed. The research provides additional evidence that blood type may have a role to play in a person's... Read more »
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Russia approves second coronavirus vaccine before Phase-3 trials

16th October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Russian health authorities have granted approval to a COVID-19 vaccine developed by a former biological weapons research laboratory for public use. A vaccine developed by the Vector State Virology and Biotechnology Centre in Siberia has been registered, said President Putin,...Read more »
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Pediatric IBD patients at relatively low risk of severe COVID-19

16th October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pediatrics
An analysis of two international databases has suggested that pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients appear to have a relatively low risk of severe COVID-19, even when receiving biologic and other immune-suppressive therapies... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Informed refusal

16th October 2020
At times, patients may refuse treatment. It is the duty of the doctor to first fully explain to the patient or his or her attendants about the risks and the possible adverse outcomes, if they refuse the recommended treatment or the diagnostic procedure...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

Weighing machine without spectacles

16th October 2020
The doctor asks the patient: What is your weight?
The patient replies: It is 55 kg with spectacles.
The doctor asks: And without spectacles?...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

Burtonian line is seen with poisoning of:

16th October 2020
A. Mercury
B. Lead
C. Arsenic...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Fog vs Smog

16th October 2020
Whenever the humidity is high, air movement is less and temperature is low, fog is the automatic result. It occurs when water droplets are suspended in the air. Smog, on the other hand, is the combination of smoke and fog. When the level of pollutants is high in the atmosphere,... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Man Vachan Kaya

16th October 2020
Man, Vachan, Kaya are the three fundamental principles used to define non-violence (ahimsa) and truthfulness (satya). Being truthful means whatever you are thinking, speaking and doing, it is the same. You should be one in whatever you think, do or speak. Ahimsa is the fundamental principle of Jainism,...Read more »

Inspirational: The seeker of truth

16th October 2020
After years of searching, the seeker was told to go to a cave, in which he would find a well. ‘Ask the well what is truth’, he was advised, ‘and the well will reveal it to you'. Having found the well, the seeker asked that most fundamental question. And from the depths came the answer,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid +ve woman suffers memory loss, brain fog

16th October 2020
Mumbai: When 47-year-old Palghar resident Shaista Pathan complained of an ache in her abdomen and head, doctors had no way of knowing that she had a rare manifestation of Covid-19 involving the brain. Covid’s neurological complications, which include stroke, are now getting attention...Read more »
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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
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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?
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Medbytes

From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Aquatic Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare disorder known to cause progressive loss of motor abilities, for instance walking. Standard treatment for DMD includes physiotherapy. People with DMD are often unable to perform certain activities on the ground... Read more »

Allergy-and-Immunology

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 »

Pediatrics

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 »

Surgery

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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