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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: AI in COVID

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
23rd October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1116 IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “Artificial intelligence in #COVIDTIMES” 17th October, 2020, 4-5pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr RV Asokan, Hony Secretary General IMA, Dr Ramesh K Datta, Hony Finance Secretary IMA, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr GM Singh, Dr Brijendra Prakash, Dr Ranjan Wadhwa, Dr S Sharma. Faculty: Dr Vidur Mahajan, Associate Director, Mahajan Imaging & Head R&D, Centre for Advanced Research in Imaging, Neurosciences & Genomics, New Delhi. Key points from the discussion...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 22nd October Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
23rd 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, 39M October 17, 40M October 19... Read more »
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Effect of old age on Critically Ill Patients with Cirrhosis

23rd October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Mounting evidence suggest that usually the prognosis of critically ill patients with cirrhosis is poor. The authors of the present study evaluated the effect of different age groups (< 65 years, 65–74 years, and = 75 years) on the short- and medium-term outcomes of cirrhotic patients in the intensive-care-unit (ICU) setting... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

23rd 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

Effect of zinc supplementation in infants less than six months of age

23rd October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is an important micronutrient for humans and is necessary for protein synthesis, cell growth, and differentiation. Severe zinc deficiency can result in slower cognitive, physical and sexual growth. It can cause skin disorders, reduce immunity, increase prevalence of acute diseases in infants and children and can also contribute to childhood stunting... Read more »

News From All Specialities

15% of deaths across Mediterranean attributed to environmental factors: UN report

23rd October 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
Nearly 15% of deaths in the Mediterranean could be attributed to preventable environmental factors, revealed a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report released on Wednesday. In the year 2016, over 228,000 people died prematurely from exposure to air pollution, revealed UNEP’s State of the Environment... Read more »

Number of South Koreans dying following flu shot increases

23rd October 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
At least 13 South Koreans have died after they received flu shots in recent days, stated official and local media reports, prompting worries about vaccine safety. Authorities have; however, ruled out a link. Health authorities have stated that they had no plans of suspending a program to inoculate around 19 million... Read more »

Daily COVID-19 cases below 60K for 3 consecutive days in India

23rd October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
New Delhi: India recorded less than 60,000 new COVID-19 cases for the third consecutive day (not including Monday’s tally). The daily death toll continued to be over 700 for the second day in a row. Last week, India recorded a daily average of over 61,000 COVID-19 cases, while in the week preceding that,... Read more »

IIT-Kharagpur's "COVIRAP" COVID-19 Test Receives ICMR Certification

23rd October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kharagpur has developed a low-cost portable COVID-19 testing device that can deliver results within an hour. The test has been certified by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). IIT-Kharagpur officials stated that COVIRAP is a cuboid-shaped portable testing device,...Read more »

Could Vertebral Fractures Predict Outcome for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients?

23rd October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Among COVID-19 patients, vertebral fractures (VFs) may predict in-hospital mortality, suggests an Italian study. Charts for 114 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 revealed that nearly 36% had thoracic vertebral fractures detected on lateral chest x-rays performed in the emergency department. Of those with vertebral fractures,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What does the United Nations say about the right to healthcare?

23rd October 2020
The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 has recognized the rights of all human beings in its preamble and Article 1, 3 and 25. “Article 1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Price you pay for being Good

23rd October 2020
Three men were waiting to go to heaven. St Peter was at the gate and said, "However good you were to your wife that is the vehicle you will get in heaven". The first guy comes up to the gate and says, "I never, ever cheated on my wife and I love her". So St. Peter gives him a Rolls Royce...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A vitreous aspirate has been collected in an emergency at 9 pm. What advice would you like to give to the staff on duty regarding the overnight storage of the sample?

23rd October 2020
1. The sample should be kept at 4°C.
2. The sample should be incubated at 37°C.
3. The sample should be refrigerated in deep freezer...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Reduce your risk of stroke

23rd October 2020
Stroke is preventable. About 90% of strokes are associated with 10 risk factors that are modifiable.
1. Make efforts to control high blood pressure
2. Indulge in moderate exercise 5 times a week... Read more »

eSpiritual: Do Your Duty with Discipline and Devotion

23rd October 2020
“Vasudhaiva kutumbakam” (the whole world is one family) and “Ekam Sat Viprah Bahudavanti” (truth is one but the wise call it by various names) are two basic statements, which come from the ancient Rig Veda and form the fundamentals of Vedic philosophy....Read more »

Inspirational Story: The way to feel good is to do good.

23rd October 2020
The way you can feel good is by doing good and the way to feel successful is by taking the actions that open the doors to success. It is not possible to truly feel what one does not truly live. Be honest with yourself, with others, and with life; anything less would be just cheating yourself...Read more »

Medical Voice

Plasma therapy may soon be off Covid treatment protocol

23rd October 2020
New Delhi: Citing findings of India's study on the convalescent plasma therapy for Covid that the treatment is ineffective in reducing mortality among severe patients, Indian Council of Medical Research chief Dr Balram Bhargava said the therapy is likely to be off the standard treatment protocol for management of the diesese...Read more »


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Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

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