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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: SNG001 Recombinant Interferon Beta

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
20th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1148: SNG001 recombinant interferon beta for inhaled delivery in COVID-19.
Interferons represent a group of signaling proteins which are made and released by host cells in response to the presence of several viruses. A virus-infected cell releases interferons which causes the nearby cells to escalate their anti-viral defenses. IFNs belong to the large class of proteins, termed cytokines, which are used for communication between cells to incite the protective defenses of the immune system that help eliminate the pathogens...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 19th November: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th 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,... Read more »
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Screening of diabetic patients for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

20th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Type 2 diabetes is considered as an important risk factor for chronic liver disease such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, current guidelines offers contradictory recommendations on the screening of diabetic patients for NAFLD. The current study determined the approach of screening diabetic patients by FibroScan... 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

20th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc supplementation reduce common cold duration in healthy adults

20th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The common cold is generally characterized by acute inflammation of the nose, sinuses, pharynx, and larynx mainly because of viral infection. Episodes of cold are usually mild and do not develop to serious health problems such as pneumonia or bacterial infections, nor does it require hospitalization. But the high morbidity of this infection,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Latest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo declared over

20th November 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
An outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been declared over after a five-month response that was supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO Director General, tweeted, “This great achievement shows that together we can overcome any health challenge”... Read more »

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine delivery could begin before Christmas

20th November 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Pfizer Inc PFE.N and BioNTech 22UAy.DE could obtain emergency U.S. and European authorization for their COVID-19 vaccine in December as the final trial results revealed that it had a 95% success rate and no serious side effects, stated the drugmakers. The vaccine’s efficacy was consistent across different age groups and ethnicities... Read more »

After frontline healthcare workers, those aged 65 and above may get vaccine in India

20th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: The government is considering a COVID-19 vaccine plan that intends to prioritize individuals 65 years of age and above, after covering frontline healthcare workers, state people who have knowledge of the matter. The Center is finalizing the National Vaccine Administration policy,... Read more »

T-Cell Test Appears Better than Antibodies Test to Detect Past COVID-19 Infection

20th November 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A first of its kind T-cell test seems to be more effective in comparison with a commercially available antibody test in detecting past COVID-19 infections. Preliminary results from a study noted that the T-cell test could detect 97% (68/70) of past COVID-19 infections among residents... Read more »

Elective Sigmoidectomy Improves QOL in Recurrent Diverticulitis

20th November 2020 General Surgery Pharmacists
A randomized study published in JAMA Surgery has shown that laparoscopic sigmoid resection led to a significant improvement in the quality of life (QOL) in patients with recurrent, complicated, or persistent painful diverticulitis. However, it was associated with a small but significant risk of major complications... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

When is it a case of negligence?

20th November 2020
If no inquiry or experts are required, then it is a clear case of negligence. In such cases, medical negligence is established based on the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur (the thing speaks for itself).
1. If there is any evidence of prima facie case, never events or mens rea (criminal intent)...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Work Wisdom

20th November 2020
– Kauffman’s Paradox of the Corporation: The less important you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed.
–The Salary Axiom: The pay raise is just large enough to increase your taxes and just small enough to have no effect on your take–home pay. ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Immediately after cholecystectomy, the nursing action that should assume the highest priority is:

20th November 2020
A. Encouraging the client to take adequate deep breaths by mouth
B. Encouraging the client to cough and deep breathe
C. Changing the dressing at least BID...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips for preventing back and spine problems

20th November 2020
• Get moving. Physical activity helps in keeping the joints fluid. A person who is not physically active is more susceptible to back problems.
• Eat healthy. By maintaining good eating habits, one can not only maintain a healthy weight, but can also avoid putting unnecessary stress on the body... Read more »

eSpiritual: An empty mind is the devil’s house

20th November 2020
It is an old saying that "Khali dimag shaitan ka ghar".
Empty mind means when you are doing nothing and Shaitan means negative thoughts. In terms of Vedic science, negative thoughts mean absence of positive thoughts and they are often equated to darkness, which is absence of light...Read more »

Inspirational: List of things we dislike

20th November 2020
A man and his girlfriend were getting married in an elaborate ceremony. All of their friends and family came to the wedding. Everyone had a wonderful time. The bride looked beautiful in her white wedding gown and the groom looked handsome in his black tuxedo. Everyone could tell that truly lover each other...Read more »

Medical Voice

Immunity to the Coronavirus may last years, new data hint

20th November 2020
By Apoorva Mandavilli:How long might immunity to the coronavirus last? Years, maybe even decades, according to a new study — the most hopeful answer yet to a question that has shadowed plans for widespread vaccination. Eight months after infection, most people who have recovered still have enough immune...Read more »


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