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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: CDC New Testing Guidance

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
22nd September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1088: CDC Reverses COVID-19 Testing Guidance Once Again: Exposed Individuals Without Symptoms Need Tests The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) triggered an outcry among state public health officials and experts in late August by stating that people who do not have symptoms may not need to get tested. Prior to August 24, the CDC had encouraged testing for all those who were exposed. The recent update returns the CDC's testing guidance to what it said before it was changed in late August...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 21st September: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
22nd September 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. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Coronavirus Cases: 31,227,480, Deaths: 965,030, Recovered: 22,821,301... Read more »
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Atherogenic lipoprotein profile in children with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

22nd September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a known independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Among adults, histologic severity of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has been linked with a more atherogenic profile. A study was recently conducted to determine the cardiovascular disease... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

22nd September 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
Zinc Update

Impact of zinc supplementation in children with selected infections: A review study

22nd September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Nowadays, zinc deficiency is widely recognized as one of the leading risk factors for morbidity and mortality. It is estimated to be accountable for nearly 800,000 excess deaths annually in children below 5 years of age. The objective of this study is to assess the effect of zinc supplementation as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of pneumonia,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

For first time in 4 months, weekly COVID-19 cases fall in India

22nd September 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: For the first time in nearly four months of the COVID-19 pandemic, weekly cases in the country have recorded a fall. Though the decline in new cases was marginal, as compared to the previous week’s numbers, but it was significant as weekly cases had been increasing till now since at least the first week of May.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Study says most homemade masks block large cough droplets

22nd September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the US looked into the effectiveness of common household fabrics used to make homemade masks in blocking droplets produced by coughing and sneezing, and noted that they provide appreciable protection even as a single layer.... Read more »

DCGI approves commercial launch of COVID-19 test ‘Feluda’

22nd September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: The Drugs Controller General of India has granted approval for the commercial launch of ‘Feluda’. This is a Tata CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) COVID-19 test, states the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)...Read more »

Antidepressants for Dementia Prevention

22nd September 2020 Pharmacists Neurology
Treatment with the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) escitalopram tends to decrease amyloid-beta-42 (Aβ42) levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of cognitively normal older adults, suggest researchers, pointing to a potential role for these drugs in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease (AD)...Read more »

CDK4/6 Inhibition Improves Progression-free Survival in Endometrial Cancer

22nd September 2020Internal Medicine Pharmacists
Women with advanced, hormone receptor (HR)-positive cervical cancer lived over twice as long without disease progression if they were given the CDK inhibitor palbociclib in association with hormonal therapy, suggested a small randomized trial. Median progression-free survival... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it obligatory for hospitals to provide copy of the case record to patient or his legal representative?

22nd September 2020
Yes, it is obligatory for doctors, hospitals to provide the copy of the case record or medical record to the patient or his legal representative. The Medical Council of India has imposed an obligation on doctors as per the Indian Medical Council (Professional Ethics, Etiquette & Conduct) Regulations, 2002 notified on 11th March 2002,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Rice Preference

22nd September 2020
The young woman really thought she'd been very patient, through a protracted period of dating with no talk of marriage. One night her steady boyfriend took her to a Chinese restaurant. As he perused the menu, he casually asked her, "So . . . how do you like your rice? Boiled? Steamed?...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A man came to the outpatient department because he had suddenly developed double vision. On examination it was found that his right eye, when at rest, was turned medially. The most likely anatomical structures involved are:

22nd September 2020
1. Medial rectus and superior division of oculomotor nerve. 2. Inferior oblique and inferior division of oculomotor nerve. 3. Lateral rectus and abducent nerve...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to prevent diabetes

22nd September 2020
• Do not eat white refined carbohydrates.
• Eat less at a time.
• Work out at least 30 minutes a day... Read more »

eSpiritual: Science behind Training and Development

22nd September 2020
Training in any field requires gaining knowledge, skills and positive mental attitude towards the object of learning. Knowledge is everything about what and why. In Yoga, it correlates with the Gyan (Gnana) Marg. The skill is all about how to do it and correlates with Karma Marg....Read more »

Inspirational: Remember the Small Things

22nd September 2020
Some of my sisters work in Australia. On a reservation, among the Aborigines, there was an elderly man. I can assure you that you have never seen a situation as difficult as that poor old man's. He was completely ignored by everyone. His home was disordered and dirty. I told him,...Read more »

Medical Voice

ICMR allows states to make use of local labs

22nd September 2020
PUNE: The ICMR has allowed states to take help of local laboratories and not just depend on the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)-accredited facilities to carry out the rapid antigen tests. As many as 1,751 laboratories in the country are currently conducting tests...Read more »


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