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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: First Reinfection Death

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
18th October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1110: First Reinfection Death Could have been due to underlying high IL-6 levels. Dutch woman dies after contracting COVID-19 twice, the first reported reinfection death
1. An elderly Dutch woman, aged 89, has become the first known person to die from contracting COVID-19 twice. 2. The woman in Netherlands suffered from a Waldenström's macroglobulinemia. (WM). 3. Her immune system was compromised owing to the cell-depleting therapy that was given to her...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 17th October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th October 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, 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... Read more »
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Impact of age and other risk factors on non-invasive diagnosis of NAFLD

18th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
There is limited data on the diagnostic performance of fibrosis scoring systems in the diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). A study was thus designed to ascertain the risk factors of NAFLD and to assess the diagnostic performance of noninvasive fibrosis scoring systems... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

18th October 2020 Hypertension
The prevalence of hypertension, the most prominent modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease and mortality, continues to rise globally. It is estimated that, in 2010, nearly 31.1% of the global adult population worldwide suffered... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc Deficiency has higher risk of morbidity among preschool children

18th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Deficiency of zinc is an important cause of morbidity due to infections and slowing of growth among young children. Preschool children, especially who are living in low socioeconomic communities are predisposed at a higher risk of zinc deficiency due to increased demand of zinc for rapid growth and also decreased intake... Read more »

News From All Specialities

New electronic survey manual to support countries fight micronutrient deficiencies

18th October 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
A new Micronutrient survey manual (2020) and toolkit has been developed by WHO, CDC, UNICEF and Nutrition International to meet the demand of countries that intend to evaluate the micronutrient status of their populations. This new manual and toolkit is user-friendly and allows program managers,... Read more »

COVID-19 fatality rate 1.52% in India, lowest since March 22

18th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: India has one of the lowest COVID-19 deaths per million population in the world, at 81 deaths per million population, with less than 1,000 fatalities registered daily since October 4. The fatality rate of 1.52% on Friday has been the lowest since March 22, the Union Health Ministry said. Overall,... Read more »

Young and healthy may have to wait until 2022 for vaccine, says WHO scientist

18th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
According to experts, the young and healthy may have to wait for immunization. The World Health Organization's chief scientist has suggested that the delay could even last over a year for some. As per Soumya Swaminathan, a lot of guidance will come out and an average healthy,... Read more »

PVP-I Mouthwash against COVID-19: The Potential Role

18th October 2020 ENT Multispeciality
Antiseptic mouthwashes are known to have a key role in restricting the number of microorganisms in the oral cavity. Mouthwashes are commonly used to rinse the mouth, prior to oral surgery as well. Antiseptic mouthwashes can diminish the number of microorganisms in the oral cavity and the colony-forming units in dental aerosols.1,2...Read more »

Oxford University Develops COVID Test that Gives Result in 5 Minutes

18th October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Scientists at the Oxford University's physics department have developed a COVID-19 test that can provide the results in 5 minutes or less, revealed a news release from the university. The speed in returning results would mean that the test could be used in businesses, airports, etc., to help provide coronavirus-free spaces. ... Read more »

Women seem to fare Worse in Treatment for Spine Disease

18th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Despite there being only few differences in patient and disease characteristics between men and women with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), women were found to have significantly lower rates of response to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, suggested Swiss researchers... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can an MBBS doctor treat a patient who is admitted under him & has a specific complaint?

18th October 2020
If a patient is admitted under an MBBS doctor and has a specific complaint, the MBBS doctor should refer the patient to the specialist or any other physician for consultation and treatment. The MBBS doctor cannot practice which is detrimental to his/her patient. Also, in case of serious illness or in doubtful or difficult condition,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Smart Kid

18th October 2020
So little Johnnie comes home with his report card for 5th grade, and shows it to his mother. His mom reads the report card and gets more and more upset as she sees his grades. "Johnnie, you have 5 "F’s" and a "D" in Math! Wait until your Father sees this!" So Johnnie’s dad comes home from his job at the lab,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All the following are true regarding abscess of the spleen except:

18th October 2020
a) Majority of splenic abscesses result from hematogenous spread from other sites.
b) Both Gram positive and Gram negative organisms are responsible for abscess of spleen.
c) Splenomegaly is present in most of the patients...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips on Water Hygiene

18th October 2020
• Travelers should avoid consuming tap water.
• Avoid ice made from tap water.
• Avoid any food rinsed in tap water... Read more »

eSpiritual: What is the importance of silence?

18th October 2020
True silence is the silence between the thoughts and represents the true self, consciousness or the soul. It is a web of energized information ready to take all, provided there is a right intent. The process of achieving silence is what meditation is...Read more »

Inspirational: It’s All Good

18th October 2020
There was a king in Africa who had a close friend he grew up with. The friend used to look at every situation, whether positive or negative, as good. One day, they went on a hunting expedition. The friend was loading and preparing the guns for the king. He might have done something wrong in preparing one of the guns...Read more »

Medical Voice

Prognostic test helps select breast cancer patients avoid chemotherapy

18th October 2020
Pune: An advanced prognostic test is helping select breast cancer patients avoid chemotherapy, especially at a time when the scare of Covid-19 has confined many high-risk individuals to their homes. It helped doctors a great deal in the case of Prabhakar, in his 60s, who was diagnosed with a malignant tumour...Read more »


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