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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

World COVID Meter 17th November: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th November 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,...Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal Special

Perceptions of HCPs on aspirin use in patients recovered from COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO & Past National President IMA
18th November 2020
SARS-CoV-2 is the novel coronavirus that is causing the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). There are over 41 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally and the death toll has crossed the 1 million mark (as on October 22, 2020).1 While most patients develop mild symptoms, some may develop pneumonia, and even multi-organ failure, or cytokine storm.2 COVID-19 patients have often been reported to develop thrombotic complications... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Lipid and liver abnormalities: Characteristics found in haemoglobin A1c-defined prediabetes and type 2 diabetes

18th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The current study aimed to examine lipid abnormalities and liver steatosis in patients with HbA1c-defined prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in contrast to individuals with HbA1c-defined normoglycaemia. The study included 91 participants with prediabetes according to HbA1c, ranging from... Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

18th 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 in Anti-Cancer Defense Mechanisms and Immune Modulation

18th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Severe zinc deficiency is rare, but mild deficiencies are common globally. In a recent article published in Nutrients, it was reported that the human body cannot store zinc reserves, so a deficiency can arise relatively quickly – for example, through an improper diet.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

First-ever global commitment to eliminate a cancer

18th November 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
WHO’s Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer has been launched which delineates three pivotal steps: vaccination, screening and treatment. Successful implementation of all the three steps could decrease over 40% of the new cases of the disease and 5 million related deaths by the year 2050. ... Read more »

Pfizer to begin pilot program for COVID-19 immunization in four U.S. states

18th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Pfizer Inc PFE.N has stated that it is going to start a pilot program for COVID-19 vaccination in four U.S. states to help plan the delivery and deployment of its vaccine candidate. The company has selected Rhode Island, Texas, New Mexico, and Tennessee for the program owing to the differences in their overall size,... Read more »

Moderna claims its vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19

18th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Moderna Inc has said that its experimental COVID-19 vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19, on the basis of interim data from a late-stage clinical trial. Along with Pfizer Inc's vaccine, which has been shown to be more than 90% effective, the United States could have two vaccines authorized for emergency use... Read more »

Chronic Liver Conditions Increase Risk of Death in COVID-19 Patients

18th November 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Patients with chronic liver disease had an increased risk for poor COVID-19 outcomes, and liver-specific risk factors include alcoholic liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, and decompensated cirrhosis, suggests new research. A multicenter study, presented at the virtual annual meeting of the American Association for the Study... Read more »

Tezepelumab Effective for Both Allergic, Non-Allergic Asthma

18th November 2020 Allergy & Immunology Pharmacists
Investigational monoclonal antibody tezepelumab has been found to be an effective treatment for uncontrolled severe asthma in patients with and without perennial and seasonal allergies, in a post-hoc analysis of data from the phase II PATHWAY study. The subgroup analysis looked at patients who did and did not have baseline sensitivity... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

The patient was not getting cured. Can this be termed as medical negligence?

18th November 2020
No doctor can give 100% guarantee about the treatment or surgery. The only assurance which a doctor can give or can be understood to have given by implication is that he possesses the requisite skill in that branch of profession he is practising and while undertaking the performance of the task entrusted to him,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

What is it?

18th November 2020
When she went before the judge he asked her, "What did you steal?"
She replied, "Can of peaches."
The judge asked her why she had stolen the can of peaches and she replied that she was hungry. Then the judge asked her how many peaches were in the can. She replied 6...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A measure of location which divides the distribution in the ratio of 3:1 is:

18th November 2020
1. Median.
2. First quartile.
3. Third quartile...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Every arthritis is not the same

18th November 2020
Every arthritis is not the same. While osteoarthritis, also known as green arthritis, may require only painkillers and rehabilitation exercises, the red inflammation arthritis, called rheumatoid arthritis, if not treated early and aggressively, can end up with serious deforming complications... Read more »

eSpiritual: The lips of truth shall be recognized forever; a lying tongue is but for a moment

18th November 2020
This sutra from Bible has a very deep significance in day to day life. The truth is everlasting and always ends up in internal happiness and self-realization and in the long run, always gives you happiness and an all-win situation. On the contrary, a lying tongue will only give you pleasure momentarily but you will end up in some difficulty later in life...Read more »

Inspirational: The Given Light

18th November 2020
Once, a man had heard that in a faraway place, a holy flame was burning. He left his home to find the holy flame and bring some of its light back home. He thought that once he had this light, he will have happiness and life and all his near and dear ones will have it too...Read more »

Medical Voice

Britain to open two new 'megalabs' for Covid-19 tests in early 2021

18th November 2020
LONDON: Britain will open two new laboratories in early 2021 that will more than double the country's capacity for carrying out Covid-19 tests, the government said on Monday. The new "megalabs", one in Leamington Spa near the central English city of Birmingham, and the other in Scotland, will boost daily testing capacity by 600,000 when at full capacity...Read more »


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Effect of ethanol extract of Cissus quadrangularis Salisb on growth of lumbar bone in ovariectomized models

Cissus quadrangularis Salisb is a medicinal herb used to cure bone fractures. A study evaluated the impact of administration of C. quadrangularis Salisb extract (CQSE) on the histology of lumbar bone in ovariectomized experimental models... Read more »



Efficacy and Safety of Azilsartan and Olmesartan in Patients with Essential Hypertension

Several patients continue to have high blood pressure (BP) even after treatment with angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor blockers (ARBs). The present study, published in the International Heart Journal, compared the efficacy and safety... Read more »


Knowledge and attitude of mothers about oral rehydration solution

Scientific basis of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) has revolutionized the concept and management of diarrhea. The purpose of a study published in Health and Population – Perspectives and issues was to determine the use of oral rehydration solution (ORS) in women living... Read more »  


Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »


International guidelines and recommendations for surgery during Covid-19 pandemic

A new study published in the International Journal of Surgery aimed to review the available recommendations published by general Surgery Societies and Health Institutions and evaluate the underlying Literature providing clinical... Read more »

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