Dr k k Aggarwal

Covid-19: Testing Times

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO and Past National President IMA
20th April 2020
Reproduced from: https://www.indialegallive.com/special/covid-19-widespread-testing-is-crucial-95702, April 11, 2020.
Various tests are being done to confirm if a patient has the disease, be it bronchoalveolar lavage, oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal swabs or rapid antibody tests. Hours after having advised “rapid antibody tests” in “hotspot areas” in an interim advisory, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) left the decision to states... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster 65: Oxygen Therapy

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th April 2020
With regular inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
Respiratory Care of The Nonintubated Patient: Specific aspects of respiratory care for deteriorating patients with COVID-19 before admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) include oxygenation with low flow and high-flow systems, noninvasive ventilation and the administration of nebulized medications... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Nutritional Assessment and Management of Patients with Chronic Liver Disease.

20th April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
An article published in The Korean Journal of Gastroenterology reported that when liver disease is severe, the prognosis can be worse if the patient is malnourished. Adequate nutritional support... Read more »

News From All Specialities

FDA Approves First Targeted Treatment for Patients with Cholangiocarcinoma

20th April 2020 Oncology Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given accelerated approval to pemigatinib, the first treatment approved for adults with certain types of previously treated, advanced cholangiocarcinoma. Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare form of cancer... Read more »
Practice Updates

Adherence to social distancing propels a fall in projected U.S. coronavirus deaths

20th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Better-than-expected social distancing practices have prompted a research model to lower its projected U.S. coronavirus death toll by 12%, while predicting that some states may be able to safely begin easing restrictions around May 4... Read more »
Practice Updates

Rate of growth in COVID-19 cases falls by 40% in India since April 1

20th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: India has seen a significant decline of 40% in growth of COVID-19 cases since April 1, compared to a fortnight earlier. The rate of doubling of cases has also come down from every three days prior to initiation of the national lockdown to 6.2 days currently,...Read more »

Co-Infections Revealed in One-Fifth of COVID-19 Samples

20th April 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
In a small sample in Northern California, 20.7% of respiratory specimens positive for SARS-CoV-2 were found to be positive for one or more additional pathogens as well, reported investigators in a research letter in JAMA...Read more »
Practice Updates

Aspirin Reduces Risk of Several GI Cancers

20th April 2020 Oncology Pathology & Lab Medicine
A meta-analysis has noted that regular aspirin use was associated with a diminished risk of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, with a dose effect seen with colorectal cancer (CRC). The systematic review of cohort and case-control studies demonstrated reduction in the risk of GI malignancies...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a patient dictate as to what all a doctor should write instead of following the protocol?

20th April 2020
No, the patient cannot dictate to any doctor as to what to write and doctors have to follow their protocol. As per the provisions of Clause 7.7 of the Indian Medical Council Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics Regulations, 2002,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Who discovered America?

20th April 2020
Teacher: George, go to the map and find North America.
George: Here it is!
Teacher: Correct. Now, class, who discovered America? ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Mummification refers to:

20th April 2020
1. Hardening of muscles after death.
2. Colliquative putrefaction.
3. Saponification of subcutaneous fat...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: OTC drugs should not be taken without a doctor’s advice

20th April 2020
Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs do not mean that they can be taken without a doctor’s advice. For example, OTC antacids are often used to relieve mild cases of heartburn or acid reflux. Though they are available without a doctor’s prescription, they should be taken only under a doctor’s advice... Read more »

eSpiritual: Mindfulness meditation

20th April 2020
• Sit on a straight-backed chair or cross-legged on the floor.
• Focus on an aspect of your breathing, such as the sensation of air flowing into your nostrils and out of your mouth, or your belly rising and falling as you inhale and exhale...Read more »

Inspirational: Time does not stop

20th April 2020
During the office coffee break a couple of days back, I was looking at the highway from the 34th floor of my office and noticed hundreds of cars passing at a high speed every minute. I pondered that each of these passengers is in a different mood right now. Someone belonging to Country-A might be sad because of some tragic incident,...Read more »


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How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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