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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster: COVID Update – Pulse oximeters; Steroids

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
23rd December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1. Pulse oximeters have 3-fold higher odds of missing oxygen starvation in Blacks as compared to whites. 2. Among 1,609 patients treated earlier this year at the University of Michigan Hospital, in Ann Arbor, 11.7% of Blacks were found to have an alarming arterial oxygen saturation of < 88%, measured directly in the blood, despite their pulse oximetry levels showing the normal range of 92% to 96%. The devices, originally designed for people with light skin, missed low oxygen levels in only 3.6% of whites, which represented a statistically significant difference.... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 22nd December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
23rd December 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,...Read more »
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Significance of Insulin resistance and whole-body energy homeostasis in obese adolescents with fatty liver disease

23rd December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Mounting evidences suggest that obese adolescents are at increased risk of developing NAFLD and type 2 diabetes. The authors of the study with the help of noninvasive tools determined the intrahepatic fat (IHF) content of obese adolescents to identify... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

23rd December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Efficacy and safety of guaifenesin pseudoephedrine hydrochloride oral solution treatment in children

23rd December 2020 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The present study was done to assess the safety and effectiveness of Guaifenesin compound pseudoephedrine hydrochloride oral solution (GCPHOS) for the cough, nasal congestion, expectoration, and runny nose treatment in children. A prospective, randomized, multicentre, single-blind,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

New COVID-19 variants under investigation as travel bans increase over UK mutation

23rd December 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The WHO chief has stated that scientists have been working to understand the new COVID-19 variants reported in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Over 40 countries have banned arrivals from the UK due to rising concerns over a new, more transmissible mutation of the new coronavirus... Read more »

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine cleared for first inoculations by EU

23rd December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The European Union prepares to begin mass vaccinations against COVID-19 just after Christmas as the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine cleared regulatory hurdles on Monday. European Union countries, including Germany, France, Austria and Italy plan to initiate vaccinations from December 27... Read more »

Be ready for vaccine rollout, says DDMA

23rd December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
After conducting a review of the COVID-19 situation in the capital, Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has directed officials to keep all necessary infrastructure and teams in place for the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. DDMA also directed them to make sure that tests and... Read more »

Singapore First Asian Country to Receive Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

23rd December 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Singapore has become the first Asian country to receive the delivery of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Last week, Singapore joined a few other countries, including Britain and the United States, which have approved the vaccine. The country plans to inoculate its 5.7 million people... Read more »

COVID-19's Impact on Epilepsy around the World

23rd December 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an enormous strain on patients with epilepsy across the world, suggests new research. Nearly 30% of respondents to a global survey, on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on epilepsy patients and services,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Check list in case of a dispute regarding consent

23rd December 2020
• Medical consent
• High-risk medical consent
• Surgical consent...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Desk is next to the door

23rd December 2020
A woman customer called the Canon Help Desk with a problem with her printer.
Tech support: Are you running it under windows?
Customer: "No, my desk is next to the door, but that is a good point...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

An anxious mother brought her 4 year old daughter to the pediatrician. The girl was passing loose bulky stools for the past 20 days. This was often associated with pain in abdomen. The pediatrician ordered the stool examination which showed the following organisms. Identify the organism.

23rd December 2020
1. Entamoeba histolytica 2. Giardia lamblia 3. Cryptosporidium ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Stress may increase smoking habits

23rd December 2020
Stress heightens the risk of heart attack by pushing people toward bad habits. A British study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggested that individuals with psychological stress had a 50% increased risk of a cardiovascular disease event over the follow-up period... Read more »

eSpiritual: Who is a Good Teacher?

23rd December 2020
A good teacher is the one who follows the principles of listening first, teaching in detail till confusion arises and then teaching with reasoning while going into the minutest details and finally summarizing the ‘take-home’ messages...Read more »

Inspirational: Height of perfection

23rd December 2020
The earth rotates on its axis at 1000 miles an hour; if it did so at 100 miles an hour, our days and nights would be ten times as long as they are now and the hot sun would have burnt up our vegetation during each long day while in the long night, any surviving sprout would freeze...Read more »


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Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesity

People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia or obesity alone... Read more »


The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

An article published in the World Allergy Organization Journal elaborated on how the skin barrier structure and function are essential to human health. The authors stated that unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show... Read more »


An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

Biofilm has often been cited as a key pathological factor in non-healing wounds. It therefore seems crucial to manage the biofilm in order to expedite wound healing and achieve the desired outcome. A study by Scully and colleagues compared the clinical and in vitro performance... Read more »

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