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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
16th January 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1305: China puts 22 million people under lockdown, worst coronavirus flare-up since last summer: Authorities in China have ordered testing of every resident, and have shut down transportation and cancelled weddings and other events. Over 22 million people have been asked to stay in their homes, which is twice the number affected last January in Wuhan. The flare-ups; however, continue to remain small in comparison with the devastation facing other countries, with an average of 109 new infections a day over the past week. But, they threaten to undermine the success that the country has had in controlling the virus and restarting the economy... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 15th January 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
16th January 2021
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, 39M October 17, 40M October 19, 41M October 22, 42M October 24, 43M October 26, 44M October 28, 45M October 30,...Read more »
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Contribution of liver, kidney, and skeletal muscle in postprandial glucose homeostasis

16th January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Plethora of evidence demonstrate the role for the kidney in postabsorptive glucose homeostasis. The current study was conducted to assess the role of the kidney in postprandial glucose homeostasis and to compare its influence to that of liver and skeletal muscle. The authors used the double isotope technique... 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 January 2021 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Inhibition of cough reflex sensitivity by diphenhydramine during acute viral respiratory tract infection

16th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Although the first-generation antihistamine diphenhydramine, is classified as an antitussive by the United States Food and Drug Administration, it has rarely been shown to inhibit cough reflex sensitivity in subjects with pathological cough. A study published in the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19 infection gives some immunity, yet virus can still be spread: Study

16th January 2021 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Individuals who have had COVID-19 have a high likelihood of having immunity to it for at least five months. However, evidence suggests that those with antibodies may still be able to carry and spread the virus, noted a study of British healthcare workers. Preliminary findings suggest that reinfections in people... Read more »

Interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines not allowed: Health Ministry

16th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines is not allowed and pregnant and lactating women should not be given the vaccine as they have not been included in any anti-COVID vaccine clinical trial so far, stated the health ministry. In a letter to all states and Union territories, the ministry stated that under the emergency... Read more »

Over 90,000 Americans could die of COVID-19 in next three weeks: CDC forecast

16th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Over 38,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 in the first two weeks of 2021 and another 92,000 are projected to die from the disease over about the next three weeks, suggests an ensemble forecast published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Amid so many deaths from the viral disease,... Read more »

Greater Reductions in Knee OA Pain with Supportive Shoes vs. Flexible Ones

16th January 2021 Orthopedics Pharmacists
Patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) who wear stable supportive shoes for 6 months seem to have greater average reductions in knee pain when walking, in comparison with patients who wear flat flexible shoes, suggested a randomized trial of over 160 patients. The primary outcomes included changes in walking pain... Read more »

Smoking Heightens Risk of Colorectal Neoplasia in IBD Patients

16th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Pharmacists
Active and passive cigarette smoke exposure was found to raise the risk of colorectal neoplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), suggested a cohort study from the Netherlands. Incorporating this risk factor would improve current risk stratification for surveillance strategies for colorectal neoplasia... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?

16th January 2021
Yes, it is mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receipt/money receipt issued by him to his/her patients. As per the provisions of Clause 1.4.1 of Indian Medical Council...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Five minutes later

16th January 2021
Man calls up the doc at 2 a.m. "Doc, my wife is having severe abdomen pain. I think it's her appendix."
"What nonsense!" says the doc sleepily.
"I took out your wife's appendix two years ago. Go back to sleep."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 2-month-old baby with acute icteric viral hepatitis-like illness slips into encephalopathy after 48 hours. The mother is a known hepatitis B carrier. Mother's hepatitis B virus serological profile is most likely to be:

16th January 2021
1. HBsAg positive only. 2. HbsAg and HBeAg positive. 3. HBsAg and HBe antibody positive. ..Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: : Women above 65 should take extra care of their health

16th January 2021
All women must exercise a minimum of 30 minutes per day, but women who need to lose weight or maintain weight loss must engage in 60 to 90 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most, or preferably all, days of the week.
A heart-healthy diet should be rich in fruits, whole grains and fiber foods with a limited intake of alcohol and sodium... Read more »

eSpiritual: Thinking Differently

16th January 2021
There are three ways to manage stress. One is to think opposite, second is to think different and the third is to think positive. Thinking opposite was advocated by Patanjali, thinking differently by Adi Shankaracharya and thinking positive by Gautam Buddha. Out of the three approaches,...Read more »

Inspirational: Honesty

16th January 2021
Morality may be reflected in the courage of making a choice. Wickedness is easier than integrity, since it believes in taking a short cut to everything. But over time you understand that you cant make wrong work. There are always two choices, two paths. One is easy. And the only reward is that its easy...Read more »


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