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Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Advisory on Corona Virus

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
19th January 2020
Multispeciality
· The deadly mystery Chinese virus has now crossed the ocean to Japan.
· Earlier it was detected in Thailand.
· As per WHO, it could spread around the globe.
· Taiwan has listed the mysterious Wuhan virus as an emerging communicable disease.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

CDC Maps America’s High Levels of Inactivity

19th January 2020Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
All states and territories had more than 15% of adults who were physically inactive and this estimate ranged from 17.3 to 47.7%, according to new state maps of adult physical inactivity prevalence released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).... Read more »
Practice Updates

Your Fitbit could help health officials predict flu outbreaks in real-time

19th January 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
That Fitbit you've been wearing could be doing a lot more than tracking your trips to the store. It may help health officials stop the flu from spreading, too. Researchers working at the Scripps Research Translational Institute reviewed de-identified data from...Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

Sepsis linked to 1-in-5 deaths worldwide, says study

19th January 2020 Critical Care Pediatrics
Sepsis played a direct role in the deaths of 11 million people in 2017, almost twice as many as previously estimated, according to a study published Thursday. That represents one death for every five cases of the condition, and one-in-five deaths from all causes worldwide,... Read more »

Less Tongue Fat From Weight Loss May Help Sleep Apnea

19th January 2020Diabetes and Endocrinology Neurology
Reduced tongue fat may be the reason that losing weight is linked to improved function among obese people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), new study indicates. The researchers studied 67 obese patients with OSA who were undergoing intensive lifestyle modification...Read more »  

Dasatinib Superior to Imatinib in Pediatric ALL

19th January 2020 Radiology Pharmacists
In a head-to-head phase III trial out of China, dasatinib (Sprycel) outperformed imatinib (Gleevec) for survival in kids with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and proved superior in other oncologic outcomes.... Read more »
 

Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spouse relatives of the patient?

19th January 2020
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated. The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 state:...Read more »

eMedi Humor

A traffic slogan

19th January 2020
Don’t let your kids drive if they are not old enough – or else they never will be...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The extent to which ionization of a drug takes place is dependent upon pKa of the drug and the pH of the solution in which the drug is dissolved. Which of the following statements is not correct?

19th January 2020
1. pKa of a drug is the pH at which the drug is 50% ionized.
2. Small changes of pH near the pKa of a weak acidic...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Slowly add fiber to diet

19th January 2020
Fiber is a plant substance that is required for a healthy diet. Lots of fiber is needed each day to help reduce the risk of heart disease, improve digestion, prevent constipation and maintain a healthy body weight. Fiber can be found in fruits, whole grains and vegetables.... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Why do We Burn Camphor in Any Pooja?

19th January 2020
No aarti is performed without camphor. Camphor burns itself out completely, when lit, without leaving a trace. Camphor represents our inherent tendencies or vasanas. When lit by the fire of knowledge about the self, the vasanas burn themselves out completely, not leaving a trace of ego....Read more »

Inspirational: A Message by a Woman

19th January 2020
Someone asked me "Are you a working woman or a housewife? I said: Yes I am a full time working Housewife. I work 24 hours a day; I am a Mom, a Wife, a Daughter and a Daughter-in-Law. I am an alarm clock, Cook, Maid, Teacher, Waiter, Nanny,... Read more »

Medbytes

From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Yoga and Ayurveda for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a genetic X chromosome-linked disorder, is marked by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. Presently, no cure exists for this condition. Medical and rehabilitative therapy for genetic defects may help maintain function and provide some comfort.... Read more »

Allergy-and-Immunology

Individual Characteristics and Blood Eosinophil Counts in Adults with Asthma or COPD.

Elevated blood eosinophil (bEOS) counts are markers of inflammation associated with poorer outcomes in individuals with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A new study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology aimed to determine the association...Read more »

Dermatology

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 »
 

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