Dr k k Aggarwal


Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
23rd March 2020
Coronaviruses have same weight as other viruses
COVID-19 virus is physically larger and heavier than other known respiratory viruses. COVID-19 infects hosts through mucus droplets but its infectious range is lower than other viruses as its mass affects the distance it can travel before giving in to gravity. Coronaviruses can only travel about one to two meters, less than seven feet, before falling to the ground. More infectious viruses such as measles or chickenpox,... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO IMA HCFI Corona Myth Buster 9

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
23rd March 2020
Doubling time is same for each country 10-Day Lagging Doubling Times for COVID-19 for Eight Countries (as on March 12): South Korea 23.33; Singapore 11.61; Japan 7.78; Hong Kong 23.33; Iran 5.38; Italy 3.18; France 2.33; United States 1.75 A decline in doubling time suggests that the infection rate is increasing (as the cases double in fewer days); however, an increase of doubling time indicates that the regional infection... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Breaking home quarantine may lead to jail, warn officials

23rd March 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: Those who defy the law and do not comply with home quarantine can face up to six months in jail along with a fine, the health ministry said as it urged people to strictly follow the advisories, protocols and guidelines... Read more »
Practice Updates

Asian nations facing second wave of imported cases

23rd March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
South Korea, China and Singapore are facing a second coronavirus wave, incited by people importing it from outside. China confirmed on Wednesday that it had no new domestic cases for the first time since the outbreak began. However, it reported 34 new cases among people who recently returned to China... Read more »
Practice Updates

Daily meditation could delay aging in brain, says study

23rd March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Adopting meditation while sheltering-in-place may help you cope with the stress of the coronavirus pandemic, and may even keep your brain from aging. An 18-year analysis of the mind of a Buddhist monk, conducted by the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,...Read more »

FDA allows expanded use of devices to monitor patients’ vital signs remotely

23rd March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to tackle the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), the agency has issued a new policy allowing manufacturers of certain FDA-cleared non-invasive, vital sign-measuring devices to expand their use in order to enable healthcare providers to monitor patients remotely...Read more »

Statins during Cancer Treatment Tied to Fewer Later Heart Failure Events

23rd March 2020Cardiology Pharmacists
Anthracycline and trastuzumab therapy does not appear to be so cardiotoxic in women with breast cancer who are on statins, suggests a retrospective cohort study. With a rate of about 4%, people given a statin while on anthracyclines had a decreased risk of hospitalization or emergency department visits for heart failure... Read more »

FDA to Study Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

23rd March 2020Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The FDA is considering hydroxychloroquine, the malaria and rheumatology drug, as a treatment for COVID-19, said FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn. Hydroxychloroquine is one of the several drugs already approved for other indications that the president wants the FDA to look at as possible treatment option for COVID-19,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it necessary to obtain consent of the patient in India?

23rd March 2020
In India, the patient has a legal right to autonomy and self-determination enshrined within Article 21 of the Constitution of India, 1950. The patient can refuse treatment except in an emergency situation where the doctor need not get consent for treatment. The provision of Article 21 of the Constitution of India,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Fishing for birds

23rd March 2020
I was teaching my son how to fly a kite in the park when a guy walks by and says: "Flying a kite?" I said:
"No, fishing for birds."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

In which of the following locations is carcinoid tumor most common?

23rd March 2020
1. Esophagus
2. Stomach
3. Small bowel ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Diagnosis of hypertension in childhood calls for repeated BP measurements

23rd March 2020
The diagnosis of hypertension should be confirmed based on three blood pressure measurements at separate clinical visits. Normative BP percentiles are based on data on gender, age, height, and blood pressure measurements from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and other population-based studies... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we place our hands over the flame?

23rd March 2020
Flame is the “flame” of true knowledge. At the end of any aarti, we place our hands over the flame and then touch our eyes and the top of the head. It means – “May the light that illuminated the Lord light up my vision; May my vision be divine and my thoughts noble and beautiful.”...Read more »

Inspirational Story: The Waste in Worry

23rd March 2020
If we start keeping a record of all the things we worried about, we would find that a majority of these anticipated problems never come to pass. Therefore, most of the time we devote to worrying, even the constructive kind that urges us to come up with a solution, is wasted...Read more »


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

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

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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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