Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Endocrinology

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
16th August 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1050: Update on COVID-19: IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “COVID-19 and Endocrinology”25th July, 2020, 4-5pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr RV Asokan, Hony Secretary General IMA; Dr Ramesh K Datta, Hony Finance Secretary IMA; Dr Avtar Krishna; Dr S Sharma. Faculty: Dr Ambrish Mithal, Chairman & Head, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Max Healthcare. • Postpone elective endocrine clinic visits; encourage alternative communication means such as telehealth.... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 15th August : Acute immuno-inflammatory manageable virus disease with significant post viral phase, 213 Countries Affected.

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
16th August 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 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. 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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Sarcopenia tied to worse outcomes in alcoholic hepatitis

16th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Excessive alcohol intake is associated with the development of alcoholic hepatitis. There are several risk factors for the development of alcoholic hepatitis. The current study assessed the link between sarcopenia and severity, mortality, 30 days readmission rate,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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CCB and ARB combination can prevent CV events in elderly high-risk hypertensive patients with CKD

16th August 2020 Hypertension
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is displayed by decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Globally, CKD is a public health disorder and a higher incidence can be seen in the older population. Evidence shows that... Read more »
Zinc Update

Optimal zinc is necessary for prevention of COVID-19

16th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). SARS-coronavirus (SARS-CoV) replication has shown to be repressed by zinc supplementation. By using the combination of zinc ions and the zinc-ionophore,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

INCB, WHO and UNODC statement on access to internationally controlled medicines during pandemic

16th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) urge governments to make sure that the procurement and supply of controlled medicines meet patient needs... Read more »

Updated Isolation Guidance Does Not Imply Immunity to COVID-19: CDC

16th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The CDC updated its isolation guidance on August 3, 2020, on the basis of latest information about COVID-19 showing that people can test positive for up to 3 months after diagnosis but not transmit the infection to others. However, this science does not suggest that... Read more »
Practice Updates

National Digital Health Mission Launched

16th August 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the National Digital Health Mission on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day. While addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Stress-Induced Brain Activity Tied to Chest Pain in CAD Patients

16th August 2020 NeurologyPharmacists
The brain's reaction to stress might contribute to chest pain in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), suggests a cohort study. Investigators explored if there is an association between stress-induced frontal lobe activity and angina. In all, 148 patients with stable CAD were included in the study... Read more »

Ear Stimulation Could Relieve IBS Pain in Teens

16th August 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
A noninvasive device that delivers percutaneous electrical nerve field stimulation to the external ear seems to reduce abdominal pain and improve quality of life in adolescents with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), suggests a prospective double-blind study...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

CPA/EE – An all-in-one combo for hyperandrogenic symptoms and beyond...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

What is a medical accident?

16th August 2020
If something goes wrong when one is undergoing medical treatment, it is called a ‘medical accident’ or ‘adverse event’. If the treatment has not worked or there have been complications, this does not always mean that there has been a mistake, or that someone is to be blamed. In some cases,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Medical Definitions

16th August 2020
Artery – Study of painting
Bacteria – Back door of cafeteria
Bowel – Letter like A.E.I.O.U...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A client has been diagnosed with hypertension. The nurse priority nursing diagnosis would be:

16th August 2020
a. Ineffective health maintenance
b. Impaired skin integrity
c. Deficient fluid volume...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Smoking

16th August 2020
Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of death in the country.
• Six million deaths occur worldwide because of smoking.
• About 50% of smokers are expected to die because of tobacco-related illnesses... Read more »

eSpiritual: Think positive and think different

16th August 2020
The Mantra to acquire spiritual health is to think positive and differently. Positive thinking produces positive hormones and takes you from sympathetic mode to parasympathetic mode. When you think different, it gives you several opportunities and then from the multiple options available,...Read more »

Inspirational: Never leave the mind vacant

16th August 2020
An empty mind is the devil’s workshop. All evil actions start in a vacant mind. Hence, it is important to keep the mind occupied in something worthwhile. One can follow a hobby or do something that holds their interest. One has to decide what exactly they value more: money or peace of mind...Read more »

Medical Voice

New low-cost test can diagnose Covid-19 in just 20 minutes

16th August 2020
Melbourne: Scientists have developed a new low-cost nasal swab test which can accurately diagnose the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19 in just 20 minutes. The findings, published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, show the test called N1-STOP-LAMP,...Read more »


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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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Practical efficacy of olmesartan vs. azilsartan in patients with hypertension: MUSCAT-4 study

A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan (olmesartan medoxomil, OL group) or 20mg of azilsartan (azilsartan, AZ group)... Read more »



Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesity

People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia or obesity alone... Read more »


The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

An article published in the World Allergy Organization Journal elaborated on how the skin barrier structure and function are essential to human health. The authors stated that unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show... Read more »


An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

Biofilm has often been cited as a key pathological factor in non-healing wounds. It therefore seems crucial to manage the biofilm in order to expedite wound healing and achieve the desired outcome. A study by Scully and colleagues compared the clinical and in vitro performance... Read more »

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