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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Understanding Cytokine Crisis

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
16th September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1082: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Understanding Immuno-inflammation” 12th September, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants: Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Marthanda Pillai, Member World Medical Council; Dr Ravi Naidu, Malaysia, Immediate Past President, CMAAO; Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong; Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan; Dr Debora Cavalcanti, Brazil; Dr Prakash Budhathoky, Nepal; Dr Qaisar Sajjad, Pakistan. Invitees: Dr Russell D’Souza, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Australia; Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 15th September Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
16th September 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, 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. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Coronavirus Cases: 29,434,142, Deaths:932,422, Recovered: 21,268,732... Read more »
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Presence of biliary atresia in term and preterm neonates

16th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Biliary atresia (BA) is characterized as an obstructive cholangiopathy involving both the intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile ducts. It presents as persistent jaundice, clay-colored stools, and hepatomegaly in neonates. Usually the etiology of BA is unknown. The current study evaluated the etiologies of neonatal cholestasis among term and preterm neonates... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

16th September 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
Zinc Update

Role of the zinc transporter in transient neonatal zinc deficiency

16th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Breast milk is the most ideal nutrient mix for infants till the age of 6 months. But, in certain cases, because of genetic modifications along with nutrient deficiencies in nursing mothers, infants might suffer from inadequate levels of micronutrients even in exclusive breastfeeding.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

China COVID-19 vaccine may be ready for public use in November

16th September 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
BEIJING (Reuters) – The COVID-19 vaccines being developed by China may be ready for use by the general public around November, stated an official with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). China presently has four vaccines in the final stage of clinical trials... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19: October, November to Be Tougher, Says WHO Europe

16th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Copenhagen, Denmark: The World Health Organization expects a surge in the daily number of COVID-19 deaths in October and November in Europe, said the head of the WHO’s European branch. Cases in Europe have shown a sharp rise in recent weeks, particularly across Spain and France... Read more »

Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill in Lok Sabha

16th September 2020 Urology Obstetrics and Gynaecology
New Delhi: The Central Government moved to standardize protocols of the fertility industry and introduced the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020, in the Lok Sabha on the first day of the monsoon session of the Parliament. The ART Bill mandates all fertility clinics and banks...Read more »

Evening Eating Tied to Higher Calorie Intake, Lower Diet Quality

16th September 2020 Public Health Pharmacists
Eating a lot in the evening tends to heighten overall daily energy intake and is linked with a poorer quality diet, suggests a new study that looked into the calorie content and nutritional value of food relative to the time of day of consumption. Investigators obtained data on 1177 adults from the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey,...Read more »

Depression, Suicidal Thoughts Common in MS

16th September 2020Neurology Pharmacists
Depression was common among people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and was equally prevalent among patients with relapsing-remitting and progressive forms of the disease, suggested a cross-sectional study presented at MS Virtual 2020, the joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS meeting. There were no group differences between people with progressive... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

When is informed consent not required?

16th September 2020
Informed consent is not required in the following situations:
• Emergency situations, where a delay in treatment in order to obtain consent would result in harm to the patient.
• When the patient waives the consent process...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Funny definitions

16th September 2020
Dictionary: A place where success comes before work…..Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The commonest variation in the arteries arising from the arch of aorta is:

16th September 2020
1. Absence of brachiocephalic trunk.
2. Left vertebral artery arising from the arch.
3. Left common carotid artery arising from brachiocephalic trunk...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Avoid drunk or drugged driving

16th September 2020
The dangers of drinking alcohol and driving are well known to all. But, it is also important to recognize that taking drugs and driving too can be as dangerous. Drugged driving or driving under the influence of any drug that acts on the brain can adversely affect your vision,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why is the Garud Puran not read in routine life?

16th September 2020
As per Hindu mythology, Garud Puran should not be read unless there is a death in the family. What can be the rationale for this? One of the philosophies of Vedanta is that one should always talk and think positive and face adversity like a cricketer right from the first ball he faces...Read more »

Inspirational Story: Never Give Up

16th September 2020
Life is how you want it to be, open your eyes, and you will see…
No matter what, you can have fun, and always remember, when it’s done …
The memories of what has been, the mistakes, so you won’t make them again… ..Read more »

Medical Voice

India considers emergency authorisation of vaccine as Covid-19 cases surge

16th September 2020
By Rajendra Jadhav,MUMBAI: India said on Sunday it was considering granting an emergency authorisation for a Covid-19 vaccine, particularly for the elderly and people in high-risk workplaces, as the country's number of reported infections passed 4.75 million. India,...Read more »


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