Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Asia Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
21st July 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
993: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “COVID Asia Update”18th July, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants, Member NMAs, Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO, Prof Ashraf Nizami, Pakistan First Vice President CMAAO, Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Treasurer CMAAO, Dr Ravi Naidu, Past President CMAAO, Malaysia, Dr Marthanda Pillai, Member World Medical Council,... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 20th July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
21st July 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. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity Doubling time India 20 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days,... Read more »
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Polyvalent Human Immune Globulin: Anti-Hepatitis A Virus Antibody Levels, Pharmacokinetics, and Safety in HAV-Seronegative Healthy Subjects

21st July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Analytical data had revealed that intramuscular immunoglobulin (IGIM) may yield decreased protection against hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection, thus prompting an update in the recommended IGIM dose (0.2 ml/kg). A prospective, open-label,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Evaluating renoprotective effects of CCB & ARB/ACEI or ARB/ACEI & diuretic in hypertensive patients

21st July 2020 Hypertension
Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to kidney damage. Blood pressure targets vary depending on comorbid conditions such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and maintaining blood pressure... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Record single-day global rise in coronavirus cases: WHO

21st July 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The number of new COVID-19 cases surged by nearly 260,000 in one day, representing the largest rise since the onset of the pandemic in a single day, said the World Health Organization (WHO). For the first time, the number of new daily infections has gone past a quarter of a million according to WHO,... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA issues first emergency use authorization for COVID-19 rRT-PCR pool testing

21st July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The US Food and Drug Administration on Saturday issued an emergency use authorization to Quest Diagnostics allowing the laboratory to pool samples from up to four individuals for COVID-19 testing. This is the first COVID-19 diagnostic test in the United States that has been authorized for use... Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus symptom tracker app identifies six different types of infection

21st July 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
British scientists have been evaluating data from a widely-used COVID-19 symptom-tracking app and have come across six distinct types of the disease, each differentiated by a cluster of symptoms. The findings could assist doctors in predicting which COVID-19 patients are most at risk and likely...Read more »

Managing Prediabetes to Ward Off Heart Disease

21st July 2020Internal Medicine Pharmacists
According to a meta-analysis published online in The BMJ, prediabetes was shown to be a risk factor for all-cause death and heart-related events. Among the general population without a history of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, prediabetes was found to be associated...Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 spread may rise in monsoon, winter, says IIT-AIIMS study

21st July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A joint study by researchers at IIT-Bhubaneswar and the AIIMS suggests that the spread of COVID-19 may spike during peak monsoon and winter with fall in temperatures. Rainfall, decline in temperatures and cooling of the atmosphere as we head towards winter, may facilitate...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a doctor use a sign board?

21st July 2020
Yes, a doctor can use a sign board. However, the MCI Code of Medical Ethics Regulations, 2002 have prescribed criteria for the information to be carried on the sign board in section 7.13 as follows: 7.13 MCI Act: It is improper for a physician to use an unusually large sign board and write on it anything other than his name,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

10 Guinness’ in 10 Minutes

21st July 2020
An American walks into an Irish pub and says, "I’ll give anyone $100 if they can drink 10 Guinness’ in 10 minutes."
Most people just ignore the absurd bet and go back to their conversations. One guy even leaves the bar...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Raised serum level of lipoprotein (a) is a predictor of:

21st July 2020
1. Cirrhosis of liver.
2. Rheumatic arthritis.
3. Atherosclerosis...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Make some healthy alterations to lifestyle

21st July 2020
Avoid stress: Start taking short breaks at regular intervals whenever working at the office or even at home. Eat foods like brown bread instead of white bread, oranges and lemons for vitamin C and spinach for magnesium. A healthy diet and sufficient sleep help release chemicals like serotonin, which helps to reduce stress... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why Do We Offer Food to God in Every Pooja?

21st July 2020
We follow a ritual of offering ‘bhog’ to the deity we worship. The ritual also involves sprinkling water all around the place where we sit down to eat food. Many people have advocated that the sprinkling of water is related to preventing ants and insects from approaching the food...Read more »

Inspirational: AWESOME!! A MUST READ FOR ALL!!!

21st July 2020
The cockroach theory for self-development – A story told in a speech by Sundar Pichai – an IIT-MIT Alumnus and Global Head Google Chrome At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady...Read more »

Medical Voice

State revises Covid-19 action plan to arrest spurt in cases

17th July 2020
VISAKHAPATNAM: The state health department has drafted a refocused action plan in view of the sudden surge in Covid-19 cases over the last few weeks. The two major objectives of the action plan are to reduce the time gap between the onset of Covid-19 symptoms and detection of the case to a maximum of 24 hours,...Read more »


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An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

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