Dr k k Aggarwal

Trust in today’s patient-doctor relationship

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th February 2020
On Monday, I was invited to participate in Apollo Republic Health Conclave and there was a discussion on trust deficit in today’s patient-doctor relationship. Over 2 crore people are seen by doctors daily, which amounts to 730 crore patients in a year. Incidents of major violence occurring once or twice in a year do not... Read more »

Diamond Princess COVID-19 Cases

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
20th February 2020
Dear Colleague I am enclosing the NIID report sent to me by our Japan CMAAO colleague, Marie Urabe. Great work being done. National Institute of Infectious Disease (NIID) Excerpts: 1. A cruise ship, Diamond Princess, had travel that originated in Yokohama on 20 January and included stops in Japan... Read more »

Drop in new cases for 6th straight day, 20 cases on ship in serious condition

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th February 2020
CMAAO Update 19th February on COVID-19
Summary COVID-19 virus possibly behaves like SARS; causes mild illness in 82%, severe illness in 15%, critical illness in 3% and death in 2.3% cases (15% of admitted serious cases, 71% with comorbidity); affects all ages but predominantly males (56%) with median age 59 years (2-74 years, less in children below 15);... Read more »

Role of CMAAO in COVID-19 started as early as 9th January

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th February 2020
Dear Colleague I have completed six months of my Presidentship of CMAAO which has 19 member countries. One of my biggest achievements has been the role played by CMAAO in COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. As early as 7th January,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

World failing to provide healthy life and climate fit for the future to its children: WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission

20th February 2020 Business and MedicinePediatrics
No country is providing the requisite protection to its children’s health, their environment and their futures, suggests a landmark report by a Commission of child and adolescent health experts from across the world... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO continues to work night and day to prevent the global coronavirus crisis

20th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
With COVID-19 continuing to spread, the head of the United Nations health agency stated that there was still a chance to prevent a broader global crisis. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the WHO, updated journalists on Tuesday that at 6:00 am Geneva time, there were 72,528 cases, including 1,870 deaths,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Inactive teens more likely to develop depression

20th February 2020 Psychiatry Pharmacists
Sedentary teenagers may be more inclined than their active counterparts to be depressed, and even light exercise, like walking, might decrease this risk, suggests a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry. Investigators followed over 4,000 young people ages 12 to 18, and noted that physical activity levels declined as kids got older.... Read more »

Screen for Cervical Cancer Every 3 Years

20th February 2020 Oncology Radiology
A unique study from New Mexico suggests that screening every 3 years can potentially reduce the rate of cervical cancer. The study revealed that 3 years represents a safe interval, and that more frequent screening does not improve detection rates...Read more »

GI Events Common with Colchicine Treatment

20th February 2020 Orthopedics Pharmacists
A meta-analysis published online in Arthritis Research & Therapy has revealed that the most common adverse events (AEs) associated with colchicine treatment include diarrhea and other gastrointestinal (GI) problems. In an analysis of 19 studies, the estimated relative risk for diarrhea among patients given colchicine... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there a limitation for filing of a complaint?

20th February 2020
Limitation refers to the time period within which a complaint must be lodged. If this time lapses and no complaint is lodged, it is treated as “Time Barred.” However, in many laws, there is a provision empowering the authority/court to accept the delay if the complaint...Read more »

eMedi Humor

The three in my left hand

20th February 2020
A man was making a lot of noise in the kitchen! His wife came in and asked the reason. The man replied: "I am killing flies." A little while later, his wife came back and saw that he was still making a lot of noise! She asked: "Well, how many flies have you...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Elements of primary healthcare include all of the following except:

20th February 2020
1. Adequate supply of safe water and basic sanitation.
2. Providing essential drugs.
3. Sound referral system...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: ECG not a reliable marker for predicting heart disease

20th February 2020
Doing an ECG has limited utility when it comes to predicting future heart problems for people being examined for chest pain. Chest pain is the most common reason for seeking medical care for a possible heart trouble, and an ECG is commonly done.... Read more »

eSpiritual: How long can one fast?

20th February 2020
As per Allopathy, one cannot live without air or oxygen for more than 3 minutes, without water for more than three days and without food for more than 3 weeks. According to the Chandogya Upanishad, food is responsible for the making...Read more »

Inspirational: Determination and Persistence

20th February 2020
Engineer John Roebling started building the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, USA back in 1870. The bridge was completed in 1883, 13 years later. This creative engineer was excited about an idea of building a bridge that would connect New York... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

WHO warns against novel coronavirus 'blanket measures'

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday warned against "blanket measures" over the novel coronavirus outbreak, pointing out the epidemic outside of China was only affecting a "tiny" proportion of the population...Read more »


Medical voice

How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  


From Other Newsletter



Curcumin for aging skeletal muscles

A fall in muscle mass and function as the age increases is termed sarcopenia. The affected individual is unable to perform normal daily activities, which eventually affects the quality of life. Increased oxidative stress seems to be a significant factor behind the development of sarcopenia. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric,... Read more »


Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »


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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