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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Antiviral Drugs

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
18th September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1084: Update on COVID-19 - IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “Antiviral drugs”12th September 2020: 4-5pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr RV Asokan, Hony Secretary General IMA, Dr Ramesh K Datta, Hony Finance Secretary IMA, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet,Dr Brijendra Prakash, Dr S Sharma. Faculty: Dr KK Sharma, Advisor, National Academy of Medical Sciences Former Head, Dept. of Pharmacology, UCMS.. Read more »
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World COVID Meter 17th September: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th September 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. 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: 30,025,473, Deaths: 944,705, Recovered: 21,792,847... Read more »
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Enteroviruses: A rare cause of acute liver failure in neonates

18th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Acute liver failure (ALF) in neonates is a severe condition with a high mortality rate up to 70%. It has been reported that human enterovirus (HEV) infections in newborns are related with myocarditis, meningoencephalitis and in rare cases, ALF with a fulminant course... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

18th September 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
Zinc Update

Effect of the zinc deficiency on human health

18th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The importance of zinc was recognized decades ago. Deficiency of zinc has resulted in growth retardation, immune dysfunction, hypogonadism and cognitive impairment. Due to the high phytate content in the cereal proteins, which is consumed in the developing countries,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO: More research needed on COVID-19 effects on children

18th September 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
According to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), more research is required into the factors that heighten the risk of severe COVID-19 disease among children and adolescents. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus added that although children may not have... Read more »
Practice Updates

AstraZeneca trial illnesses may not be due to COVID-19 vaccine, says Oxford University

18th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The adverse events that caused a halt in the trials evaluating AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate may not be linked with the vaccine itself, suggests a document describing participant information, posted online by the Oxford University. Enrolment in the trials of the AstraZeneca vaccine,... Read more »

One in three people in Delhi has COVID-19 antibodies, suggests latest sero survey

18th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: About 33% of Delhi’s population has developed COVID antibodies, suggests the initial analysis of the third serological survey which included 17,000 samples collected from all 11 districts. The results of this survey are expected to be officially announced next week...Read more »

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Fewer Heart Events in Hypertensives

18th September 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
Among morbidly obese patients with hypertension, bariatric surgery led to improvement in cardiovascular outcomes and reduced all-cause mortality, thus suggesting that it should be considered as a treatment option for this patient group, state experts. Over 11,000 patients were followed for approximately 5 years...Read more »

DCIS Linked with Higher Chance of Breast Cancer Death

18th September 2020Radiology Pharmacists
Women with a ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) diagnosis were found to have over 3-fold increased likelihood of dying from breast cancer compared to those in the general population, in a retrospective study. Among more than 140,000 women who underwent surgery after being diagnosed with DCIS,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is the consent given for a diagnostic procedure also valid as consent for therapeutic treatment?

18th September 2020
Consent given for a diagnostic procedure is not a valid consent for therapeutic treatment as the diagnostic procedure and therapeutic treatment are different and separate consent for both are required. The registered medical practitioner, hospital should always inform the patient..Read more »

eMedi Humor

Don’t answer it

18th September 2020
I remember one time I told my doctor I had a ringing in my ears.
His advice: "Don’t answer it."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Clubbing of the fingers is associated with which of the following?

18th September 2020
a. Asthma
b. Emphysema
c. Bronchitis...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Exercise impact on the knee

18th September 2020
Different exercises lead to varying impacts on the knee joints. The best and safest exercises that cause minimum impact on the knee in patients post knee replacement or knee arthritis are walking, biking, hiking, riding an exercise bike, riding an elliptical trainer and walking on the treadmill. In sports,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Definition of health

18th September 2020
Health is not mere absence of disease; it is a state of physical, mental, social, spiritual, environmental and financial well-being. Allopathy does not define all aspects of health. During MBBS, medical students are taught more about the physical health. Social and mental health are covered only in few lectures...Read more »

Inspirational Story: The Good you do, comes back to you

18th September 2020
A woman used to bake chapatis for members of her family and would make an extra one for a hungry passerby. She would keep the extra chapati on the window sill, for whosoever would take it away. A hunchback would come daily and take away the chapati. Instead of expressing gratitude,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Lack of regulation an ailment for the Indian diagnostic industry

18th September 2020
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) 70 per cent of clinical decisions are based on a diagnostic report and yet, in India, all it takes to open and run a medical laboratory is a simple shop and establishment act. A largely unregulated environment has left a lot of room for malpractice...Read more »


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