Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: ICMR Vaccine

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
16th July 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
975: Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Covid-19 vaccine update” 14th July, 2020, 11am-12pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr AK Agarwal, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr Suneela Garg, Dr DR Rai, Dr Narottam Puri, Dr JA Jayalal, Dr Jayakrishnan AV, Dr Alex Thomas, Dr Atul M Kochhar, Dr Glory Alexander, Ms Meenakshi Datta Ghosh, Mrs Upasana Arora, Dr K Kalra, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 15th July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
16th 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, Turkey 37 days... Read more »
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Hepatitis A Virus-related Pediatric Liver Disease Burden in the Indian Subcontinent

16th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Sood and colleagues conducted a study to assess the Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection-related pediatric liver disease burden in the Indian sub-continent. Investigators obtained the hospital records of 431 children, aged below 18 years,... Read more »

Derma Update

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Pruritus can trigger sleep problems in patients with psoriasis

6th July 2020 Dermatology
Psoriasis is one of the most predominant skin disorders affecting many individuals. Psoriasis also impairs multiple areas of quality of life (QoL) in affected individuals. A common symptom observed in patients with psoriasis is pruritus. Pruritus can affect sleep directly but studies exploring it are limited... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Moderna vaccine Phase 1 results show coronavirus vaccine safe

16th July 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The experimental COVID-19 vaccine by Moderna Inc has been found to be safe and elicited immune responses in all 45 healthy volunteers in an ongoing early-stage study, reported U.S. researchers. Volunteers receiving two doses of the vaccine were found to have high levels of antibodies... Read more »
Practice Updates

Over 30,000 COVID-19 cases in India in a day, toll crosses 24k

16th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen in the country, new cases crossed the 30,000 mark on Tuesday. The number of deaths from the coronavirus has surpassed 24,000, with the second-highest single-day number of 582 fatalities. Around 30,142 new infections were recorded across the nation on Tuesday,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Topical PDE-4 Inhibitor for Psoriasis Effective in Phase 2b Trial

16th July 2020 Dermatology Pharmacists
Administration of once-daily topical roflumilast improved the signs and symptoms of chronic plaque psoriasis, including the lesions in tough-to-treat intertriginous areas, reported a phase 2b, randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled clinical trial. Roflumilast is a selective topical phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor....Read more »

Blood Test Could Point to More Severe COVID-19 Risk

16th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A low lymphocyte count in people coming to the hospital with COVID-19 could assist physicians in identifying those at higher risk for intensive care unit (ICU) admission, suggests a retrospective cohort study. Patients with lymphocytopenia were found to have a more than 3-times higher risk for requiring ICU...Read more »
Practice Updates

No Improvement in Remission with Combo Therapy for IBD

16th July 2020Internal Medicine Gastroenterology
Combination therapy with immunomodulators in addition to the newer biologics ustekinumab or vedolizumab was found not to improve the rates of clinical remission or response, endoscopic remission, or persistence of therapy at 1 year in patients with Crohn's disease...Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

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

16th 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 doctor/surgeon/consultant be held liable for not rendering a service or facility, which is not available in the hospital?

16th July 2020
The doctor cannot be held liable for not rendering a facility which was not available in the hospital. If the hospital knowingly fails to provide some amenities that are fundamental for the patients,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Write more legibly

16th July 2020
As an English professor, my father would often write little notes on student essays. Often, he worked late, and as the hours passed, his handwriting deteriorated. One day a student came to him after class with an essay that had been returned. "Mr. McDonald," he said,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A post-operative complication of mastectomy is lymphedema. This can be prevented by:

16th July 2020
A. Ensuring patency of wound drainage tube
B. Placing the arm on the affected side in a dependent position
C. Restricting movement of the affected arm...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Gaining weight & losing strength vs. losing weight & gaining strength

16th July 2020
When we gain weight, we must acquire more strength and when we lose weight, we must lose the strength. This is the fundamental principle. If we gain weight and feel weak, it is a disease and when we lose weight and gain strength, we are recovering from the disease... Read more »

eSpiritual: The 3 C’s: Don’t Criticize, Condemn, or Complain!

16th July 2020
• Don’t Criticize. Always look for positive in a person or a situation. There is always something positive in every situation.
• Don’t Condemn a situation (and a person) howsoever small it may be.
• Don’t Complain unless it is a must...Read more »

Inspirational: Paid in Full

16th July 2020
We miss God’s blessings because they are not packaged as we expected A young man was getting ready to graduate college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer’;s showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted...Read more »

Medical Voice

Telangana: RT-PCR not done on those who test antigen negative

14th July 2020
HYDERABAD: While Telangana, after much delay, has started rapid antigen testing, it is not following the protocol strictly. Though the ICMR has suggested that those who test negative in an antigen test, need to undergo a RT-PCR test, the government has decided to ask symptomatic people to go into isolation,..Read more »


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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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