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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Early Blood Thinners in COVID-19

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
17th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1147: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Early blood thinners in COVID-19” 7th November, 2020, Saturday, 9.30 am-10.30 am. Participants: Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO; Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Treasurer, CMAAO; Dr Marthanda Pillai, India, Member World Medical Council; Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh. Invitees: Dr Russell D’Souza, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Australia; Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group ...Read more »
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Covid-19 and Testing: Govt. should not Limit Tests

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO & Past National President IMA
17th November 2020
Reproduced from: India Legal https://www.indialegallive.com/column-news/covid-19-testing-epidemic-diseases-act-disaster-management-act/, published November 5, 2020.
Under the Epidemic Diseases Act and the Disaster Management Act, the government has a duty under Articles 47 and 21 to save and protect lives. It, therefore, cannot put curbs on testing of Covid-19 patients. The number of patients suffering from Covid-19 is rapidly increasing worldwide, with the death toll also shooting up. In India, in spite of various measures taken by the government and different states and Union Territories, the number of patients and deaths is increasing daily... Read more »
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Role of Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease as a cardiometabolic risk factor for type 2 diabetes and its complications

17th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the leading chronic liver diseases affecting developed counties, and is getting increasingly diagnosed worldwide. The current study assessed the role of NAFLD as a novel cardiometabolic risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and other chronic complications... 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

17th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc role in oxidative stress, immunity and chronic inflammation

17th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is essential for several cellular functions including immunity. Investigators have used zinc supplementation in an effort to affect the consequence of several diseases. The objective of these efforts at either supporting immunity through zinc administration or improving the zinc dependent immune functions in zinc deficient individuals... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Air quality deteriorates in Delhi post-Diwali

17th November 2020 Multispeciality Public Health
New Delhi: People in Delhi witnessed further increase in air pollution as the city continued to remain covered in a blanket of smog after Diwali, with the air quality index being in 'severe' and 'very poor quality' at several places on Sunday morning. The areas around ITO were covered in heavy smog... Read more »

Insomnia, dementia, anxiety most common among COVID-19 patients, says study

17th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Around one-fifth, or 18 in 100 patients, presented with a psychiatric diagnosis within 14 to 90 days of COVID-19 infection, suggested an Oxford University study published in the Lancet that included 62,354 individuals with COVID-19. Instances of COVID-associated psychiatric problems were found... Read more »

OCD drug may be used in early treatment for COVID-19

17th November 2020 Multispeciality Infectious-Diseases
A drug commonly used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, if taken within seven days of first symptoms of COVID-19, may decrease the risk for respiratory deterioration, suggest scientists. A study, published in the journal JAMA, revealed that none of the 80 patients who were given the antidepressant... Read more »

Semaglutide Appears Promising in NASH

17th November 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Nearly 60% of patients with biopsy-confirmed nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and liver fibrosis reported NASH resolution following treatment with semaglutide, suggested a phase 2, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Around 40% of patients treated with 0.1 mg semaglutide,... Read more »

FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Advanced TNBC

17th November 2020 Oncology Pharmacists
The US FDA has given accelerated approval to pembrolizumab for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients with metastatic or locally recurrent unresectable disease. TNBC is the 18th cancer indication for pembrolizumab. The drug was first approved in the year 2014... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spousal relatives of the patient?

17th November 2020
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated. The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 state: “MCI: 7.16: Before performing an operation the physician should obtain in writing the consent from the husband or wife,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Those four letter words

17th November 2020
A young couple got married and left on their honeymoon. When they got back, the bride immediately called her mother. Her mother asked, "How was the honeymoon?"
"Oh, mama," she replied, "The honeymoon was wonderful! So romantic…"
Suddenly she burst out crying. "But, mama, as soon as we returned Sam started using the most ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is true about ulcerative colitis with malignancy?

17th November 2020
a) It has a better prognosis.
b) It is related to disease activity.
c) It is related to duration of ulcerative colitis...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Children should be screened for the heart before playing any sports

17th November 2020
Sudden cardiac death among athletes is a rare but a devastating event. Most victims are usually young and, apparently healthy, but many have underlying undiagnosed heart disease. As per American Heart Association guidelines, children and adolescents undergoing athletic training need medical clearance... Read more »

eSpiritual: : Spirituality is the Key to Health

17th November 2020
To stay healthy, one should eat right, get plenty of exercise and rest, and avoid bad habits such as smoking. But, now it is said that "what you believe in" can also have a huge impact on health and longevity. Many studies have shown that patients with strong spirituality may improve their health from chronic conditions,...Read more »

Inspirational: The way to feel good is to do good

17th November 2020
The way you can feel good is by doing good and the way to feel successful is by taking the actions that open the doors to success. It is not possible to truly feel what one does not truly live. Be honest with yourself, with others, and with life; anything less would be just cheating yourself...Read more »

Medical Voice

‘Covid-19 could have long-term diabetes effect’

17th November 2020
We expect a tsunami of diabetes cases and higher blood sugar levels due to the Covid crisis,” said endocrinologist Dr Shashank Joshi, dean, Indian College of Physicians, who is a member of Maharashtra state task force on Covid-19. The 1,000-day IMPACT India campaign, supported by pharma major Novo Nordisk,...Read more »


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