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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Lateral thinking

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
23rd September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1089: Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Lateral thinking in COVID era”, 19th September, 2020; 11am-12pm.
Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr JA Jayalal, Dr Alexander Thomas, Dr DR Rai, Dr Anita Chakravarti, Dr Atul Pandya, Prof Bejon Misra, Dr Anil Kumar, Dr KK Kalra, Mrs Upasana Arora, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma. Key points from the discussion • Lateral thinking is the only way to find solutions in situations where problems are not well defined. Some examples of lateral thinking in the current COVID-19 pandemic are conversion of hotels/rail coaches/stadiums into makeshift hospitals...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 22nd September: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
23rd 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: 31,472,205, Deaths:968,913, Recovered: 23,097,279... Read more »
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Glomerular Hyperfiltration Tied to Liver Disease Severity in Children with NAFLD

23rd September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Yodoshi et al conducted a study to establish the prevalence of renal impairment in a cohort of youths with histologically confirmed nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The investigators also aimed to ascertain its association with liver disease severity... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

23rd 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

Zinc supplementation reduces diarrhea and pneumonia mortality in children

23rd September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc deficiency is predominantly seen in children, particularly in developing countries. Deficiency of zinc plays a role in reduced immunity and increased risk of infection. Preventive supplementation of zinc in healthy children can decrease the mortality due to common causes like diarrhea,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Bill to Protect Healthcare Workers against Violence Passed

23rd September 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a legislation providing for up to seven years in jail for those attacking healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic or during any situation similar to the current pandemic. The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Dengue may provide some immunity against COVID-19, says study

23rd September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
RIO DE JANEIRO - A new study evaluating the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil noted an association between the spread of the virus and past outbreaks of dengue fever, suggesting that exposure to dengue may provide some level of immunity against COVID-19... Read more »

Vaccines must work in at least 50% cases to be approved in India

23rd September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Mumbai: Companies working on a COVID-19 vaccine in India are required to exhibit that at least 50% of the people who receive it are protected from the infection and that the vaccine induces superior antibody and cellular responses, in order to get approval...Read more »

Diabetes, hypertension common comorbidities in COVID-19 patients, says Health Ministry

23rd September 2020 Pharmacists Neurology
An analysis of COVID-19 patients under the Union Health Ministry’s disease surveillance initiative has revealed that hypertension and diabetes are the most common comorbidities found in these patients, with 5.74% and 5.20% suffering from these two conditions, respectively...Read more »

Sleep Duration Linked with Cognitive Decline

23rd September 2020Psychiatry Pharmacists
Global cognitive function was shown to drop faster among individuals with either very short or very long sleep duration compared to people who slept 7 hours a night, suggest combined data from England and China. Over 100,000 person-years of follow-up,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What are the benefits of professional indemnity insurance?

23rd September 2020
Benefits of professional indemnity insurance are as follows: 1. It is beneficial not only to the doctors or hospital but also to the patients and their dependents because the insurance company takes care of the compensation. 2. Retroactive Benefit: The insured will be covered for any professional act or omission occurring during the period of insurance...Read more »

eMedi Humor

I thought I was

23rd September 2020
A certain little girl, when asked her name, would reply, "I’m Mr. Sugarbrown’s daughter."
Her mother told her this was wrong, she must say, "I’m Jane Sugarbrown."
The Vicar spoke to her in Sunday school and said, "Aren’t you Mr. Sugarbrown’s daughter?"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Burtonian line is seen with poisoning of

23rd September 2020
A. Mercury
B. Lead
C. Arsenic...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Even Children Can Have Acidity

23rd September 2020
Children with continuing recurrence of cough and croup could probably be suffering from stomach acid reflux problems. Croup or ‘Kali Khansi’, as it is called in local parlance, is recognized by a loud cough that often sounds like the barking of a seal... Read more »

eSpiritual: Search for Happiness in the Present Moment

23rd September 2020
Happiness should not be considered as being synonymous with pleasure. Pleasure is transient and is always associated with pain later on. Any transient addiction to any of the five senses will either lead to pleasure or pain. Pleasure leads to attachment resulting in more intense and greater desires,...Read more »

Inspirational: Monetary Reminder

23rd September 2020
Imagine there is a bank, which credits your account each morning with Rs. 86,400 and carries over no balance from one day to the next. It allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening, it cancels the amount you failed to use during the day. In such a case, you would draw out every penny...Read more »

Medical Voice

Rheumatoid arthritis associated with 23 pc increased risk of diabetes: Study

23rd September 2020
Washington D.C.: A new study shows that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with a 23 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and may indicate that both diseases are linked to the body's inflammatory response. The research was conducted by Zixing Tian and Dr Adrian Heald, University of Manchester,...Read more »


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