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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: HCFI-CMAAO Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Is my COVID serious?”

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
16th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1146: HCFI-CMAAO Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Is my COVID serious?” 7th November, 2020, 11am-12pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr AK Agarwal, Dr Jayalal JA, Prof Mahesh Verma, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Ms Upasana Arora, Dr KK Kalra, Dr Anil Kumar, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma. Consensus Statement of HCFI Expert Round Table • Most cases of COVID-19 are mild to moderate. But some become serious. We do not know who will become serious...Read more »
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Plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients: Handle with care

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO & Past National President IMA
16th November 2020
Reproduced from: India Legal https://www.indialegallive.com/column-news/plasma-therapy-covid-19-sars-cov-2-who/, published October 30, 2020 There has been much debate about the pros and cons of the therapy and trials have shown that it improves symptoms like difficulty in breathing and fatigue. But the decision is best left to the physician. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes Covid-19, is proving to be a mysterious virus even though knowledge about the disease is evolving every day. Accordingly, the guidelines for the management of patients are developed and regularly updated, based on the latest research... Read more »
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Overexpression of Hepassocin in Diabetic Patients with NAFLD may Enable Increased Hepatic Lipid Accumulation

16th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Insulin resistance is the actual determining factor for both Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and diabetes, and can simplify the accumulation of triglycerides in the liver. Overexpression of hepassocin (HPS) increased the accumulation of hepatic fat and NAFLD activity scores (NAS) in mice... 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

16th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Correlation of breast milk zinc concentrations and maternal zinc status in breastfed infants

16th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is an important nutrient for the normal growth, development and immune function of infants. Infants have hepatic stores of zinc from intrauterine life that provides zinc for utilization during their 4-6 months of life. After six months, they get zinc from their daily dietary intake... Read more »

News From All Specialities

CDC projects up to 282,000 COVID-19 deaths by December, suggests new forecast

16th November 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has predicted that there will be 260,000 to 282,000 COVID-19 deaths by December 5, according to a new forecast published Thursday. At present, there are at least 10.5 million COVID-19 cases in the US and over 242,000 have died,... Read more »

Australian COVID-19 vaccine candidate produces antibody response in early tests

16th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Early testing of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Queensland and CSL Ltd found it to be safe and produce an antibody response, stated Minister for Health Greg Hunt. Hunt said that although slightly behind other candidates, the vaccine candidate developed by the University... Read more »

Masks Protect Wearers and Others: CDC Guidance

16th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Face masks can protect wearers as well as others from contracting COVID-19, suggests new CDC guidance. The update shifts previous guidance that face masks largely prevent a person from spreading the virus to others, rather than protecting one from others. The CDC stated that masks also help reduce... Read more »

Inhaled Interferon May Help Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

16th November 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
Hospitalized COVID-19 patients receiving SNG001, inhaled nebulized interferon beta-1a, appeared to have higher odds of showing clinical improvement compared to those receiving placebo, reported a small pilot study from the U.K. Patients randomized to receive SNG001... Read more »

Melatonin A Possible Treatment for COVID-19?

16th November 2020Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Melatonin could be a possible treatment for those who contract COVID-19, suggested a new study from the Cleveland Clinic. The hormone known to regulate the body's circadian rhythm and sleep-wake cycle was found to be associated with 30% reduced odds of testing positive for COVID-19. However, additional studies... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a medical accident be termed medical negligence?

16th November 2020
The Supreme Court of India has observed in its judgement in Jacob Mathew v. State of Punjab SC/0457/2005: (2005) 6 SCC 1 as follows: “Mere accident is not evidence of negligence.” In the same judgement, the Apex Court has clarified that difference of opinion or error of judgement...Read more »

eMedi Humor

The Coma

16th November 2020
The woman’s husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet she had stayed by his bedside every single day. One day, when he came to, he motioned for her to come nearer. As she sat by him, he whispered, eyes full of tears, "You know what? You have been with me all through the bad times...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Drug of choice for rheumatic fever prophylaxis in penicillin allergic patients is

16th November 2020
a) Erythromycin
b) Clindamycin
c) Vancomycin...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Fits or Epilepsy

16th November 2020
• A seizure refers to a sudden change in behavior as a consequence of brain dysfunction.
• Around 0.5-1% of population has epilepsy.
• Some seizures are provoked, i.e., they occur in the metabolic derangement, drug or alcohol withdrawal and in situations such as acute paralysis or acute encephalitis... Read more »

eSpiritual: The science behind Bhai Dooj

16th November 2020
Bhai Dooj is celebrated two days after Diwali. Like Raksha Bandhan, it’s a day dedicated to the sacred love between a brother and sister. Both Raksha Bandhan and Bhai Dooj fall in Chaturmas - one at the start and the other at the end of these four months of negative state of mind...Read more »

Inspirational: I Wanted to Change the World

16th November 2020
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family...Read more »


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