Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO IMA HCFI Myths Buster 7

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
22nd March 2020
Doubling of cases in one day can be ignored
No. Cases are doubled in 7 days. Sudden doubling of cases is the first indication of community spread. For instance, on 20th March India has jumped to more than double cases then the previous day, which is a cause of worry.
One positive person can spread infection only to 3 people... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin in COVID 19 should be immediately approved for COVID treatment OR should doctors give it as an off label use

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
22nd March 2020
Recommended Use: Hydroxychloroquine, 200 mg three times per day for 10 days and Azithromycin, 500 mg once daily for ten days Both chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been reported to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in vitro, although hydroxychloroquine appears to have more potent antiviral activity (1)... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Water Day

22nd March 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
World Water Day, observed on March 22 every year since 1993, focuses on the significance of freshwater. The day is about taking action to deal with the global water crisis. This World Water Day, and any other day, it is important to wash your hands regularly with water and soap or with an alcohol-based hand gel... Read more »
Practice Updates

CDC Urges People to Donate Blood if Well

22nd March 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
There is a continuous need for donated blood, and blood centers are in urgent need of donations. CDC therefore urges people who are well to continue to donate blood if they are able, even while practicing social distancing on account of COVID-19. CDC has provided recommendations to blood centers to keep donors and staff safe,... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO message to youth on coronavirus

22nd March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Coronavirus can affect or kill young people as well; they must also avoid socializing and spreading it to older and more vulnerable people, said the World Health Organization on Friday. “Although older people are hardest hit, younger people are not spared...Read more »

Janata curfew to be a blow to coronavirus transmission chain

22nd March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Sunday’s countrywide social distancing by means of ‘janata curfew’ will be a blow to the transmission chain of coronavirus and will assist in checking further spread if it enters Stage 3 with community transmission, said Niti Aayog member VK Paul. Given the nature of the pandemic, the possibility of a wider spread of Covid-19...Read more »

Single Dose of THC Linked with Psychotic Symptoms in Healthy Adults

22nd March 2020Psychiatry Pharmacists
A single dose of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the approximate equivalent of one marijuana joint, has the potential to induce psychotic and other psychiatric symptoms in healthy adults who have no history of major mental illness, suggests a new meta-analysis.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are all consent given for medical treatment valid?

22nd March 2020
According to Section 10 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872, an agreement is a contract when it is made for some consideration, between parties who are competent, with their free consent and for a lawful object. Thus, for the purpose of entering into a contract, free consent is one of the essentials....Read more »

eMedi Humor


22nd March 2020
A woman sadly tells her husband: We will not be together in heaven as we may die at different times my dear.
After a pause her husband replied; my dear that is why the place is known as 'Heaven'...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A patient in the short-procedure unit is recovering from renal angiography in which a femoral puncture site was used. When providing postprocedure care, the nurse should:

22nd March 2020
a. Keep the client’s knee on the affected side bent for 6 hours.
b. Apply pressure to the puncture site for 30 minutes...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 5 tips to limit salt in your diet

22nd March 2020
1. Read food labels. Sodium content is always listed on food labels. Sodium content differs from brand to brand. Hence, compare and choose the lowest sodium product. Certain foods may not taste salty but are actually high in sodium, for instance cottage cheese. So, it is important to check labels... Read more »

eSpiritual: More about Debts

22nd March 2020
Hindu scriptures talk about three types of debts or Hrin – Dev Hrin, Pitra Hrin and Rishi Hrin. God gave us the consciousness, parents gave us body and teachers gave us the knowledge or intellect. In Vedic language, our body is a mix of mind, body and soul which can be equated to three Hrins of mind i.e. teachers, body i.e...Read more »

Inspirational Story: The Three Dolls

22nd March 2020
A sage presented a prince with a set of three small dolls. The prince was not amused. “Am I a girl that you give me dolls?” He asked. “This is a gift for a future king,” Said the sage. “If you look carefully, you’ll see a hole in the ear of each doll.” The sage handed him a piece of string...Read more »

Medical Voice

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Italy overtakes China’s coronavirus death toll

Italy, with a population of 60 million, recorded at least 3,405 deaths, or roughly 150 more than in China—a country with a population over 20 times larger. ET: The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus overtook China’s on Thursday in a stark illustration of how the outbreak has pivoted toward Europe and the US...Read more »  


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice...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?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  


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Early phase-2 trial of TAS-205 in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive muscular disease characterized by chronic cycles of inflammatory and necrotic processes. Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is produced by hematopoietic PGD synthase (HPGDS), which is pathologically implicated in muscle necrosis... 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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