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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID-19 Long-term Effects

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
17th October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1109: COVID-19: Long-term effects - 1. COVID-19 symptoms can sometimes persist for months. 2. Most patients recover completely within a few weeks. However, some of them, even those who had mild disease, continue to experience symptoms after their initial recovery. 3. Older people and those with several serious medical conditions have the greatest odds of having lingering COVID-19 symptoms. 4. The most common signs include: Fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, headache. 5. Heart. Imaging tests done months after recovery from COVID-19 have revealed long-term damage to the heart muscle, even among those who experienced mild COVID-19 symptoms. This may heighten the risk of heart failure or other heart complications later on...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 16th October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
17th 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... Read more »
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Association between anorexia of ageing and sarcopenia

17th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Malnutrition has a key role to play in the pathogenesis for sarcopenia. Both food consumption and energy intakes decline with age. A major factor responsible for reduced energy intakes is anorexia of ageing. A study by Tsutsumimoto et al evaluated the association between anorexia of ageing... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

17th 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 might lead to growth retardation

17th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
More than 40 years ago, human growth retardation from deficiency of zinc was first reported. Recently, the marginal zinc deficiency was revealed to occur mostly during pregnancy and infancy, and is predominant in children throughout the world. Also, zinc with or without macronutrients along with other micronutrient deficits... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Trauma Day

17th October 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
World Trauma Day is observed every year on 17th October. This day draws attention to the increasing rate of accidents and injuries across the world, causing death and disability, as well as the need to prevent them. Every year, nearly 5 million people die from injuries worldwide. In India, one million people die and 20 million... Read more »

Solidarity Therapeutics Trial yields conclusive evidence on effectiveness of repurposed drugs for COVID-19

17th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Within just six months’ time, the world’s largest randomized control trial on COVID-19 therapeutics has provided conclusive evidence on the effectiveness of repurposed drugs for the treatment of this viral disease. Interim results from the Solidarity Therapeutics Trial have suggested that remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine,... Read more »

Lack of handwashing with soap puts millions at risk for COVID-19 and other infections

17th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Handwashing with soap is crucial to fight against infectious diseases, including COVID-19, but millions of people across the world do not have access to a hand washing facility, said UNICEF. Latest estimates suggest that only 3 out of 5 people across the globe have basic handwashing facilities.... Read more »

COVID-19 vaccine candidate from China's CNBG promising in human test, says study

17th October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
One of China’s COVID-19 vaccine candidates has been found to be safe and evoked immune responses in a combined early and mid-stage test in humans, noted researchers. The potential vaccine, BBIBP-CorV, being developed by the Beijing Institute of Biological Products,...Read more »

Bariatric Surgery Improves Life Expectancy, Suggest Long-Term Data

17th October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pediatrics
Bariatric surgery was associated with a reduction in the long-term risk of dying, and longer life expectancy, reported researchers in Sweden. An additional analysis of the ongoing Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study suggested that individuals that underwent bariatric surgery... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a punishment be both penal erasure as well as a criminal prosecution?

17th October 2020
The answer to this lies in Chapter 7 of the MCI regulations relating to the Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics for registered medical practitioners, which states as follows: 7.6 Sex Determination Tests: On no account sex determination test shall be undertaken with the intent to terminate the life of a female foetus developing in her mother’s womb,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Can’t find printer

17th October 2020
Customer: Hi, good afternoon, this is Martha, I can’t print. Every time I try, it says ‘Can’t find printer’.
I’ve even lifted the printer and placed it in front of the monitor, but the computer still says he can’t find it...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

After trying to conceive for a year, a couple consults an infertility specialist. When obtaining a history from the husband, the nurse enquires about childhood infectious diseases. Which childhood infectious disease most significantly affects male fertility?

17th October 2020
a. Chickenpox b. Measles c. Mumps..Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Eating refined sugar can cause diabetes

17th October 2020
• Eating too much refined white sugar can cause insulin resistance and future diabetes. • If one has diabetes, it does not mean that he/she cannot have desserts forever. While eating too many sugary foods should be avoided, one can have an occasional dessert, especially if one exercises and otherwise eats healthy... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we not touch papers, books and people with our feet?

17th October 2020
In every traditional Gurukul, no studies start without chanting the following: Saraswati namasthubhyam
Varade kaama roopini
Vidyaarambham karishyaami ...Read more »

Inspirational: The Law of the Garbage Truck

17th October 2020
One day a man got into a taxi to go to the airport. They were in the right lane when a car jumped out of a parking space right in front of their taxi. The driver slammed on his brakes and missed the other car merely by inches! The driver of the other car started yelling at the taxi driver...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid pandemic triggers anxiety disorder in people, say experts

17th October 2020
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage across the world, it has caused a cascading effect on jobs, salaries, livelihoods and businesses leading to a rise in stress and anxiety in people. The pandemic has halted 93% of mental health service across the world resulting in relapse or upping of reported cases...Read more »


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Aquatic Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare disorder known to cause progressive loss of motor abilities, for instance walking. Standard treatment for DMD includes physiotherapy. People with DMD are often unable to perform certain activities on the ground... 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 »


Understanding how skin barrier evolves and reacts during the first few years of life

The structure of the stratum corneum (SC) and corresponding skin barrier develops from before birth up to about 4 years of age. Understanding the evolution of skin barrier structure during the first few years of life is the first step to developing solutions for improved infant skin health... Read more »


Bariatric surgery prevents severe CKD and ESRD

Patients that underwent weight-loss surgery lowered their risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) when compared to conventionally treated patients, according to a study published in International Journal of Obesity... Read more »

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