Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Surge

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th August 2020
1052: Update on COVID-19: IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “Understanding Coronavirus differently”15th August, 2020; 4-4.30pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr RV Asokan, Hony Secretary General IMA,Dr Ramesh K Datta, Hony Finance Secretary IMA, Dr S Sharma. Faculty: Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, President, CMAAO & HCFI. Key points from the discussion : • The new coronavirus behaves in six different ways: Viral, bacterial, HIV-like, it causes immunoinflammation, thromboinflammation and cytokine storm.... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 16th August: Acute immuno-inflammatory manageable virus disease with significant post viral phase, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th August 2020
Cases: 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. 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: 21,822,356, Deaths: 772,965, Recovered: 14,556,972... Read more »
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Impact of an herbal formulation in acute alcoholic hepatitis

18th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
A study was conducted to determine the clinical efficacy and safety of a polyherbal formulation, containing Capparis spinosa, Cichorium intybus, Mandura bhasma, Solanum nigrum, Terminalia arjuna, Cassia occidentalis, Achillea millefolium and Tamarix gallica, in acute alcoholic hepatitis.... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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CCB and ARB combination can prevent CV events in elderly high-risk hypertensive patients with CKD

18th August 2020 Hypertension
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is displayed by decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Globally, CKD is a public health disorder and a higher incidence can be seen in the older population. Evidence shows that... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc plays a role of a gatekeeper of immune function

18th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Earlier zinc deficiency was very rare but nowadays, it is considered to be very common in developing countries. In developing countries, zinc deficiency is the 5th leading cause for the loss of healthy years of life. In developed countries, the elderly population is mainly affected by zinc deficiency... Read more »

News From All Specialities

FDA issues emergency use authorization for saliva test for COVID-19

18th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Yale School of Public Health has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization (EUA) for its COVID-19 diagnostic test that makes use of a new method of processing saliva samples to test for COVID-19 infection... Read more »

Weekly COVID cases touch new high, growth rate slows in India

18th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: The coronavirus cases and deaths continued to rise over the past seven days; however, the growth rate of both new cases as well as deaths has slowed during this time. COVID-19 cases increased by slightly more than 4.3 lakh during the week from August 10-16... Read more »
Practice Updates

ADT for prostate cancer and risk of COVID-19 infection

18th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Men who received androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer had a significantly lower risk of COVID-19 infection, reported a large retrospective study of Italian patients. Among 5,273 men treated with ADT, only four tested positive for the novel coronavirus,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Mammography Beginning at 40 Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer Death

18th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Yearly mammography from 40-49 years of age was associated with a significant 25% reduction in breast cancer mortality during the first 10 years of follow-up, suggest data from the UK Age Trial. Investigators calculated that 1150 women needed to undergo screening in the age group of 40-49... Read more »

Russia starts production of COVID-19 vaccine

18th August 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
Russia has started the production of the first batch of vaccines against COVID-19, stated its health ministry on Saturday. Russian President Vladimir Putin had announced the world's first registered vaccine, Sputnik V, against the novel coronavirus,...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

CPA/EE vs. metformin for hirsutism management in women with PCOS...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

What procedure and safeguard is to be followed if there is no advance medical directive?

18th August 2020
In the landmark judgment titled as “Common Cause versus Union of India, 2018 (5) SCC 1 passed by the Hon’ble Constitution Bench of 4 Judges of the Supreme Court of India, it has held that: “192. It is necessary to make it clear that there will be cases where there is no Advance Directive...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Threatening Letters

18th August 2020
The fellow stormed into the postmaster’s office in a fury. "I’ve been getting threatening letters in the mail for months and I want them stopped." "Of course," said the postmaster. "Sending threatening letters through the mail is a federal offense...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Adenoidectomy should be avoided in:

18th August 2020
a) Submucous cleft palate
b) Bifid uvula
c) Significant history of nasal regurgitation as an infant...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Is caffeine good for health?

18th August 2020
Caffeine is the most consumed stimulant in the world in the form of coffee and tea. Currently, there is lack of scientific data for promoting or discouraging coffee and/or tea consumption in the daily diet. Short-term benefits of caffeine intake include mental alertness and improved athletic performance... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescriptions – Controlling the Inner Noise

18th August 2020
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali define yoga as restraint of the mental states (Chapter 1.2). In the state of total restraint, the mind is devoid of any external object and is in its true self or the consciousness. To control the mind, many Vedic scholars have given their own formulas...Read more »

Inspirational: Joy of Giving

18th August 2020
A woman was once traveling alone in the mountains. She found a precious stone in a stream. Next day she met another traveler who was hungry. The woman opened her bag and offered him her food. The hungry traveler noticed the precious stone in the woman’s bag and asked her to give it to him...Read more »

Medical Voice

India's COVID-19 count crosses 25 lakhs, death toll at 49,036

18th August 2020
New Delhi: With an increase of 65,002 COVID-19 cases and 996 deaths reported in India in the last 24 hours, the coronavirus count in the country crossed 25 lakhs on Saturday. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the tally rose to 25,26,193, including 6,68,220 active cases,...Read more »


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A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan (olmesartan medoxomil, OL group) or 20mg of azilsartan (azilsartan, AZ group)... Read more »



Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesity

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The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

An article published in the World Allergy Organization Journal elaborated on how the skin barrier structure and function are essential to human health. The authors stated that unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show... Read more »


An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

Biofilm has often been cited as a key pathological factor in non-healing wounds. It therefore seems crucial to manage the biofilm in order to expedite wound healing and achieve the desired outcome. A study by Scully and colleagues compared the clinical and in vitro performance... Read more »

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