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Dr k k Aggarwal

Has COVID-19 established in South Korea due to a super-spreader?

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
22nd February 2020
Multispeciality
South Korea has a population of 5 crore with 24.7 lakh in the city of Daegu, which is facing an “unprecedented crisis” after coronavirus infections that centered on the “cult” church surged to 38 cases, out of country’s total of 104. The city, which is two hours south of the capital Seoul, was turned into a ghost town after health... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

COVID-19 Cases Doubled in 24 Hours in South Korea

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
22nd February 2020
Multispeciality
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Korea doubled in 24 hours, rising to 104 from 51, as per the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Several of the new cases have been linked to a Christian sect in Daegu, a city in southern South Korea. A woman who was the 31st confirmed patient in the country... Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

Clustering of coronavirus COVID-19 in jails, church, ship

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
22nd February 2020
Multispeciality
When we talk about coronavirus spreading in clusters, the largest cluster was Wuhan itself where over five crore people were locked down, ending up with over 2000 deaths. The second largest lockdown was in Japanese Diamond Princess ship where over 3000 patients were locked up and 21% (634) of them developed... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

COVID-19: Some of the unanswered or partially understood questions

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
22nd February 2020
Multispeciality
1. Why is the tripling rate in South Korea 72 Hours, which is much higher than in China?
2. Is the concept of super-spreader scientific? Why is WHO saying we do not agree with this term.
3. Is there a possibility of airborne transmission of COVID-19... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

21% infected on ship with 27 serious; 4000 likely deaths; super-spreader a reality? China reverses case definition; doubling time in Korea 2 days

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAA), HCFI AND Past National President IMA
22nd February 2020
Multispeciality
CMAAO Update 21st February on COVID-19 21% on ship got infected, 27 cases on ship in serious condition, over 4000 likely deaths, super-spreader a reality? China reverses case definition, includes only nucleic acid-positive cases (no CT + cases)... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Coronavirus cases surge in South Korea

22nd February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The mayor of a South Korean city has advised the residents to stay indoors as a rise in confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus linked to a local church increased the likelihood of more widespread transmission.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus: Two passengers from quarantined ship dead

22nd February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Two Japanese passengers who contracted the novel coronavirus infection on board the cruise ship, Diamond Princess, quarantined in Japan have died, stated officials. Both were in their 80s with underlying health conditions and were under treatment in hospitals after being disembarked from the cruise ship last week...Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

Common antibiotics tied to increased risk of birth defects, says study

22nd February 2020 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Pharmacists
Taking some of the common antibiotics during the first trimester of pregnancy seems to be associated with an increased risk of birth defects, suggested a new study. The study, published in BMJ, noted that there was an increased risk of birth defects in the children of women taking macrolides... Read more »

IL-31 Drug Effective for Prurigo Nodularis

22nd February 2020Pharmacists Dermatology
Nemolizumab, an investigational monoclonal antibody targeting interleukin-31 (IL-31) receptor A, seems to improve the symptoms of moderate-to-severe prurigo nodularis (PN), suggests a small randomized trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine. After a period of 4 weeks,...Read more »

Crohn's Disease Increases Risk of Death from Colorectal Cancer

22nd February 2020 Oncology Radiology
Individuals with Crohn's disease (CD) have a greater risk of developing and dying of colorectal cancer (CRC) in comparison with the general population, revealed the first population-based study of CRC-specific mortality in these patients. Overall, 499 of the 4,7035 CD patients in national registers were diagnosed with CRC... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What situations can be described as professional misconduct?

22nd February 2020
The MCI has enlisted 22 situations of professional misconduct -
1. Violation of any MCI regulation
2. Not maintaining indoor medical records...Read more »

eMedi Humor

I get the circle around it

22nd February 2020
Tech support: How may I help you?
Customer: I’m writing my first e-mail.
Tech support: OK, and what seems to be the problem?...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Biofeedback is a therapy used to:

22nd February 2020
a) Develop psycho-physiologic self-regulation.
b) Enhance drug delivery.
c) Increase release of serotonin....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Very low-calorie diet mimics benefits of bariatric surgery

22nd February 2020
Marked improvement in blood sugar control occurs in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus shortly after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB) and before there is major weight loss. A study determined whether the magnitude of this change is primarily due to caloric restriction or is unique to the surgical procedure.... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Consciousness

22nd February 2020
• Energy is the raw material of the universe.
• Information is the organization of energy into reproducible patterns.
• Consciousness is living information and energy (living energized information)...Read more »

Inspirational: The Obstacle in Our Path

22nd February 2020
A King once had a boulder placed on a roadway. He hid himself and kept a watch to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by, saw the boulder and simply walked around it. Many even blamed the King out loud for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything to get... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

API makers surge up to 110% in 50 days as virus hits Chinese exports

Brokerage sees coronavirus crisis as a positive for companies like Granules India and Natco. Shares of some of the API-focused pharma companies are making merry on Dalal Street, as the coronavirus epidemic has hit supplies of some critical active salts from China to drugmakers across the world...Read more »  

Survey

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 »  

Medbytes

From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

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 »

Allergy-and-Immunology

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 »

Dermatology

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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