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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

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

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

Potential role of Aspirin in treatment of endotheliitis, thrombosis, and ischemia in COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
18th December 2020
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has presented an unprecedented challenge to healthcare across the globe. This viral illness is associated with immune response activation, pro-inflammatory cytokine release, overactivation of the coagulation cascade as well as platelet aggregation, resulting in micro and macrovascular thrombosis.1...Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

From pathophysiology to therapeutics - Obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

18th December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
A recent article published in Metabolism discussed that the obesity epidemic is closely associated with the rising prevalence and severity of NAFLD. Obesity is not only linked to simple steatosis (SS), but also with advanced disease; vis, NASH, NASH-related cirrhosis, as well as hepatocellular carcinoma... 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 December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Beneficial effects of Chlorpheniramine, Phenylephrine and Paracetamol therapy in the treatment of common cold

18th December 2020 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Acute coryza or common cold is the main symptom of infections affecting the upper airways. It is also observed to be associated with low-grade fever and systemic symptoms, and is typically present with at least two of the symptoms such as cough, dysphonia, throat discomfort, sore throat, nasal congestion,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO-led team to go to China in January to investigate COVID-19 origins

18th December 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A World Health Organization (WHO)-led international mission is likely to visit China in the first week of January to probe the origins of the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic. A team of 12-15 international experts will go to Wuhan to assess the evidence, including human and animal samples collected by researchers in China... Read more »

Covaxin induces robust immune response, no serious adverse events in Phase 1 trials

18th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
India’s first indigenous vaccine – Covaxin - successfully induced strong immune response without any serious adverse events during the Phase 1 trials. Bharat Biotech stated in a recent research paper, uploaded on ‘medRxiv’, that the trials were conducted on 375 volunteers in July-August... Read more »

A Quarter of World May Not Have Access to Coronavirus Vaccine Until 2022

18th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
About a quarter of the world's population may not be able to have access to a COVID-19 vaccine until the year 2022, suggests a study published in The BMJ. According to the study, it will be as challenging to deliver the vaccines as it is to develop them. According to the researchers, by November 15, 2020,... Read more »

Fast walking in narrow corridors can increase COVID transmission risk, says study

18th December 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
According to a study published in the journal Physics of Fluids, fast walking in narrow spaces behind a group of people can cause a significant rise in COVID-19 transmission risk, particularly in children. The study noted that respiratory droplets carrying the virus can trail behind infected individuals moving through narrow corridors... Read more »

Few Cases of Facial Paralysis after COVID-19 Vaccine

18th December 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
The FDA has issued a staff report recommending monitoring of individuals who take the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for potential cases of Bell's palsy. Though the condition is not considered a side effect of the vaccines, the staff stated that they intend to track the data on vaccine recipients to identify any potential cases... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a Doctor give 100% guarantee that the treatment and/or surgery would be beneficial to the patient?

18th December 2020
No doctor can give 100% guarantee that the treatment or surgery would be beneficial for the patient. No guarantee is given by any doctor or surgeon that the patient would be cured. The only assurance which a doctor can give or can be understood to have given by implication is that he possesses ...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Gorgeous, beautiful

18th December 2020
A man was just waking up from anesthesia after surgery, and his wife was sitting by his side.
His eyes fluttered open and he said, "You are gorgeous."
Then he fell asleep again. His wife had never heard him say that, so she stayed by his side...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The exaggerated lepromin test seen in cases of Lucio’s phenomenon is called as:

18th December 2020
a. Mitsuda's reaction
b. Medina-Ramirez reaction
c. Fischer's test...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Normal Aging Changes

18th December 2020
• Heart rate shows less variability.
• There is altered circadian pattern (24-hour cycle of the body).
• There is a delayed response of bone marrow to loss of blood or hypoxia (reduced oxygen)... Read more »

eSpiritual: Music as a Drug

18th December 2020
Our body is the largest pharmaceutical group in the world and has the capacity to heal each and every disease. The very fact that there is a receptor for every drug in the body means that the body has the capacity to produce that drug. Music is one such modality, which can heal by initiating various chains of chemical reactions in the body...Read more »

Inspirational: How often do you stop to count your blessings?

18th December 2020
In your daily struggle for more, how often do you feel joyful and thankful for the things you already have? Sometime today, stop and think about the things you have, the things you know, the people in your life, your spirituality, your skills, your opinions, your special perspective on life,...Read more »


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Curcumin for aging skeletal muscles

A fall in muscle mass and function as the age increases is termed sarcopenia. The affected individual is unable to perform normal daily activities, which eventually affects the quality of life. Increased oxidative stress seems to be a significant factor behind the development of sarcopenia... Read more »



Bariatric surgery prevents severe CKD and ESRD

Patients that underwent weight-loss surgery lowered their risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) when compared to conventionally treated patients, according to a study published in International Journal of Obesity... Read more »


Cutaneous barriers and immunity

The skin is the outer most barrier that ensures protection from external harm. The understanding of role of skin has evolved from an inert mechanical barrier to an active organ that can sense alarming signals and mount perfectly adapted defense measures in response to invading pathogens... Read more »


Pre-Operative Multimodal Analgesia Decreases Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Narcotic Use and Pain.

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery aimed to assess the efficiency of multimodal analgesia (MMA) in reducing reliance on opioid medications. This was retrospective review of 560 patients undergoing outpatient... Read more »

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