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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Tests Available; and Thrombi not Emboli

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
1st November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1123: Most Popular COVID-19 Tests
US FDA has authorized around 230 diagnostic tests for COVID-19. The tests are segregated as molecular versus antigen tests. Molecular tests identify viral RNA (often through PCR testing), while antigen tests detect viral surface proteins. Either of them can yield rapid tests, but antigen tests are faster. Antigen tests are not as sensitive as molecular tests, and have a greater likelihood of false negatives. Emergency use authorization for each antigen test points to use only in symptomatic patients...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 31st October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
1st November 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, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17, 40M October 19, 41M October 22, 42M October 24, 43M October 26, 44M October 28... Read more »
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Pathophysiological association between NAFLD and type 2 diabetes

1st November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis. Although hepatic steatosis and steatohepatitis is majorly associated with multiple diseases affecting the liver, such as hepatitis A, B and C, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, and hypothyroidism, it has been observed... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

1st November 2020 Hypertension
The prevalence of hypertension, the most prominent modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease and mortality, continues to rise globally. It is estimated that, in 2010, nearly 31.1% of the global adult population worldwide suffered... Read more »
Zinc Update

Association between zinc supplementation and incidence of kidney stones in adults

1st November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The relationship between zinc intake and the associated risk of kidney stones is still controversial. The main objective of this study was to examine the associations between dietary zinc intake, serum zinc levels, supplemental zinc intake and the incidence of kidney stones in adults. Adult participants were included from... Read more »

News From All Specialities

As COVID-19 continues to spread, IHR Emergency Committee urges focus on measures that work

1st November 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
The Emergency Committee on COVID-19 convened on October 29 in order to review the situation and progress made on the temporary recommendations. The committee stated that the pandemic continues to be a public health emergency of international concern, and appealed for focus on response efforts... Read more »

Long-term symptoms of COVID-19 a concern: WHO chief

1st November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
As some COVID-19 patients report long-term symptoms, including damage to major organs, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called on Governments to ensure that necessary care is given to these patients. WHO chief, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that for a large number of people,... Read more »

New face mask with anti-viral layer to deactivate novel coronavirus

1st November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Washington: Scientists have designed a novel face mask that has an anti-viral layer to deactivate the novel coronavirus. Researchers from the Northwestern University in the US stated that they intend to modify mask fabrics with antiviral chemicals that can sanitize exhaled respiratory droplets. Researchers noted that a lint-free... Read more »

Role of antiviral mouthwash in COVID-19 scenario

1st November 2020 Emergency Medicine ENT
The current COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to an unprecedented crisis globally. Over 200 countries have been affected with more than 35 million confirmed cases and over 1 million deaths due to this viral disease across the globe.1 SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID 19 pandemic, is quite similar to the SARS-CoV at the level of amino acids....Read more »

Add Skin Conditions to COVID-19 Long-term Effects

1st November 2020 DermatologyPharmacists
Benign, potentially painful skin conditions may persist for months in certain COVID-19 patients, reveal preliminary data from an international registry. Nearly 5% of patients with pernio, or chilblains, had long-hauler toe symptoms that continued for 60 days or more. In two cases, the toe symptoms lasted 4 to 5 months.... Read more »

Nearly 17% of COVID-19 Survivors Retest Positive in Follow-Up Study

1st November 2020 Emergency MedicinePharmacists
For reasons not clearly understood, nearly 1-in-6 people who recovered from COVID-19 later retested positive at least 2 weeks later, reported researchers in an Italian study. Sore throat and rhinitis were the only symptoms linked with a positive result. Study lead author,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are all consent given for medical treatment valid?

1st November 2020
According to Section 10 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872, an agreement is a contract when it is made for some consideration, between parties who are competent, with their free consent and for a lawful object. Thus, for the purpose of entering into a contract, free consent is one of the essentials...Read more »

eMedi Humor

No Exit

1st November 2020
A person checks into a hotel for the first time in his life, and goes up to his room. Five minutes later he calls the desk and says, "You've given me a room with no exit. How do I leave?" The desk clerk says, "Sir, that's absurd. Have you looked for the door?"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is not a post transcriptional modification of RNA?

1st November 2020
1. Splicing.
2.5' Capping.
3. 3' polyadenylation...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Don’t start if you do not drink; if you cannot stop, limit your intake

1st November 2020
• The definition of a standard drink differs in countries: US = 14-15 gm alcohol equivalent to 12 oz beer, 5 oz wine and 1.5 oz 80 proof liquor; UK 8 gm alcohol, Japan 19.75 gm alcohol and India 10 gm alcohol.
• A standard drink usually means a US drink... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Science behind Training and Development

1st November 2020
Training in any field requires gaining knowledge, skills and positive mental attitude towards the object of learning. Knowledge is everything about what and why. In Yoga, it correlates with the Gyan (Gnana) Marg. Skill is all about how to do it and correlates with Karma Marg...Read more »

Inspirational: Look Fear in the Face

1st November 2020
Look fear in the face. Be brave and bold. Don't be scared of the unknown. Accept your own wrongdoings as an opportunity to search deep within your soul. This way, you won’t be able to blame others for your problems. Be strong and admit defeat. Stand tall with dignity and pride....Read more »

Medical Voice

New virus strain causing surge in cases across Europe

1st November 2020
A coronavirus strain that emerged in Spain in June has spread across Europe and now makes up a large proportion of infections in several countries, researchers said, highlighting the role of travel in the pandemic and the need to track mutations. The variant 20A.EU1, which has not been found to be inherently...Read more »


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