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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Solidarity Trial Results

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
20th October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1112: After months of testing some repurposed drugs, researchers in the largest study for potential COVID-19 treatments have noted that many of them are not effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. 1. The WHO’s Solidarity trial is the world’s largest ongoing randomized control trial of potential COVID-19 therapeutics. 2. The agency released an interim report of patient responses to repurposed drugs, including remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon, for the treatment of COVID-19. 3. In all, 2,750 volunteers received Remdesivir, 954 were given HCQ, 1,411 received Lopinavir, 651 were administered Interferon plus Lopinavir, 1,412 received only Interferon, and 4,088 received placebo...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 19th October Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th October 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... Read more »
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Significance of Macrophages in the progression of liver diseases in elderly

20th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Epidemiological surveys suggest that the number of individuals aged 65 or older is expected to increase from 524 million in 2010 to nearly 1. 5 billion in 2050, worldwide. These geriatric individuals are at increased risk for developing chronic illness, and have reduced ability of regeneration of healthy tissue... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

20th October 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

Zinc deficiency can cause poor oral health in children

20th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc deficiency in children and especially their oral health is still unclear and also the effect of systemic zinc deficiency is not widely known. The main objective of this study is to do comparison of the incidence of dental caries and gingival health status of zinc-deficient children with healthy children... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Osteoporosis Day

20th October 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) is observed every year on October 20. This day aims to raise awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. The emphasis of WOD is on making osteoporosis and fracture prevention a global health priority by reaching out to healthcare professionals,... Read more »

Active COVID-19 cases below 8 lakh for 2nd consecutive day in India

20th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: Continuing with a steady declining trend, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country stayed below eight lakh for the second day in a row on Sunday, comprising 10.45% of the total caseload, stated the Union Health Ministry. The total number of active cases of coronavirus infection stood at 7,83,311... Read more »

COVID-19 rate among dentists less than one per cent: Report

20th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
A report from the US has suggested that less than 1% of dentists were found to be COVID-19 positive worldwide. This is a first-of-its-kind report based on data collected in June 2020. Nearly 99% of the dentists are using improved infection control procedures,... Read more »

Drug Overdose Deaths Increased During Early Days of COVID-19 Pandemic: CDC

20th October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
According to a report from the CDC, deaths from drug overdoses showed a sharp rise during the first part of this year compared to the previous year. Experts suggest that isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is the cause. The CDC reported that 19,416 people died from drug overdoses from January through...Read more »

Early Data for ALS Drug Show Promise

20th October 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
Starting treatment earlier with an investigational, proprietary combination of sodium phenylbutyrate and taurursodiol was associated with longer survival in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in an open-label extension of the phase II CENTAUR trial.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

If the doctor waives off his fees, will he still be held liable for medical negligence?

20th October 2020
Waiving off fee does not take away the responsibility of the doctor. If the doctor has not charged his fees but has committed medical negligence or does not treat his patient properly, then also the doctor shall be liable to pay compensation to the patient and/or patient’s relatives for the same...Read more »

eMedi Humor


20th October 2020
A guy approached a beautiful looking woman in a mall and asked, "You know, I’ve lost my wife here in the mall. Can you talk to me for a couple of minutes?"
"Why?" she asks. ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The substances present in the gall bladder stones or the kidney stones can be best identified by the following technique:

20th October 2020
1. Fluorescence spectroscopy.
2. Electron microscopy.
3. Nuclear magnetic resonance...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Clinicians should aggressively treat unhealthy lifestyles

20th October 2020
Unhealthy behaviors should be managed as aggressively as hypertension, high cholesterol, and other heart disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association policy statement published in the journal Circulation. Doctors should create "interprofessional practices" to connect patients with behavior-change specialists... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do We Burn Camphor in Any Pooja?

20th October 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: The Three Fish

20th October 2020
There were three big fish living in a lake who were very close friends. They were quite different from one another. The first one believed in fate and thought that things cannot be changed; what had to happen will happen, no matter what, he thought. The second one was intelligent...Read more »


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