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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID experience in Mumbai

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
19th December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1216: IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “COVID experience in Mumbai” 28th November, 2020, 4-5pm.
Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr RK Datta; Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet; Dr Brijendra Prakash; Dr S Sharma. Faculty: Dr Rahul Pandit, Director Critical Care Medicine & ICU, Fortis Hospital, Mumbai COVID Task Force Member, Maharashtra
Key points from the discussion : • Cases in Mumbai have reduced since November and are now 400-500 per day. In September, there were around 2000 cases every day... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 18th December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
19th 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, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23,...Read more »
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Beneficial effects of lifestyle modification in morbid obese patients with NASH

19th December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Obesity-related nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is becoming an epidemic due to its rising incidence is rising. This may further progress to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which can further advance into liver cirrhosis. Usually recommended therapy for managing obesity-related NASH is weight loss... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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

19th December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Evaluation of the safety profile of cough and cold medication in paediatric population

19th December 2020 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The safety of cough and cold medication (CCM) use in children has always been probed. This study will describe the safety profile of CCMs in children below the age of 12 years from a multisystem surveillance program. Cases having adverse events (AEs) after ingestion of minimum 1 index CCM ingredient... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Baseline report for Decade of Healthy Ageing launched by WHO

19th December 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
Around 14% of all people aged 60 years and above, amounting to over 142 million people, are unable to meet their basic daily needs, suggests the Baseline report for the Decade of Healthy Ageing, launched by the World Health Organization. The Decade of Healthy Ageing begins in 2021 and aims at optimizing functional ability... Read more »

Babies born to COVID-19 mothers have antibodies: Singapore study

19th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
All five babies born to women with COVID-19 infection have had antibodies against the virus, revealed a study in Singapore. However, the investigators stated that it was not clear what level of protection this may offer. The study of 16 women also noted that most were mildly infected,... Read more »

COVID-19 recovery rate in India one of the highest in the world

19th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The COVID-19 recovery rate in India is amongst the highest in the world, stated the Union Health Ministry, adding that countries like the US, Brazil, Russia, and Italy have reported lesser recovery rates. Focused strategy and proactive measures of the Center and the States and UTs have helped the country sustain a very high... Read more »

US To Revise COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance Following Allergic Reactions

19th December 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with Pfizer on revising a fact sheet for people receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after two people developed allergic reactions. The two individuals, both health workers, were vaccinated in Alaska and one of them developed a serious or anaphylactic reaction requiring hospitalization... Read more »

FDA Authorizes Home Use of BinaxNOW 15-Minute COVID-19 Antigen Test

19th December 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
The US FDA has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 detection. The test can now be used at home with a prescription. In August, the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card was authorized by the FDA as a point-of-care test in clinical settings,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there a difference between active euthanasia and passive euthanasia?

19th December 2020
Yes. Active euthanasia and passive euthanasia differ from each other. Active euthanasia means where death is caused by the administration of a lethal injection or drugs. Active euthanasia also includes physician-assisted suicide, where the injection or drugs are supplied by the physician,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Law of Refrigerator Observation

19th December 2020
If a cat watches a refrigerator long enough, someone will come along and take out something good to eat...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

When developing a postoperative plan of care for an infant scheduled for cleft lip repair, the nurse should assign highest priority to which intervention?

19th December 2020
a. Comforting the child as quickly as possible
b. Maintaining the child in a prone position..Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Sodium phosphate enemas should be avoided in the elderly

19th December 2020
Sodium phosphate enemas are used in the treatment of constipation and for preparation for flexible sigmoidoscopy. Sodium phosphate enema use in older adults (mean age 80 years, range 61 to 89 years) is associated with hypotension, volume depletion, hyperphosphatemia, hypo- or hyperkalemia, metabolic acidosis,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we put on Tilak on the forehead?

19th December 2020
The Tilak signifies auspiciousness and invokes a feeling of respect in the wearer and others. It is recognized as a religious mark. Its form and color vary depending on one’s caste, religious sect or the form of worship of the person in question. Tilak is applied on the forehead with sandal paste,...Read more »

Inspirational: Follow your dream

19th December 2020
Once, there was an eagle’s nest along a large mountainside. It had four large eggs. An earthquake rocked the mountain one day and one of the eggs rolled down, to a chicken farm, located in the valley. The chickens decided that they must protect and care for the eagle’s egg...Read more »

Medical Voice

International team seeking Covid-19 origin to go to China in January: WHO

19th December 2020
Geneva: The World Health Organization said Wednesday that a team of international experts would travel to China next month to help investigate the animal origins of Covid-19. "I can confirm that this will take place in January," WHO spokesman Hedinn Halldorsson told AFP when asked about reports that the expert team...Read more »


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