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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Immunological memory; Fluvoxamine in COVID; T-cell test

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
24th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1158: Most COVID-19 survivors may develop lasting protection if they become reinfected. A study of 185 patients, including 41 who had been infected over six months prior, by investigators at La Jolla Institute for Immunology in California, revealed that immune system recognized the novel coronavirus for at least 8 months. Memory B cells were found to be more abundant six months after infection as compared to at one month, reported the researchers in a paper posted on bioRxiv. The immune system can remember the virus for years...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 23rd November: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
24th November 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, 41M October 22,... Read more »
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Beneficial role of liver enzymes in diagnosing NAFLD in patients with impaired glucose tolerance and newly detected untreated type 2 diabetes

24th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The concept of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is currently changing as it is no longer considered as an uncommon and benign condition. It was observed that approximately, 70% type 2 diabetes mellitus... 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

24th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Efficacy of zinc supplementation in patients with noise-induced hearing loss

24th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc plays an essential antioxidant role of metabolism in humans. Studies have demonstrated an association between noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and oxidative injury. But no analysis has focused precisely on the subgroup of NIHL associated tinnitus patients... Read more »

News From All Specialities

FDA: Monoclonal Antibodies Authorized for Treatment of COVID-19

24th November 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) for casirivimab and imdevimab to be given together to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients, aged 12 years or above weighing at least 40 kg, with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 testing,... Read more »

COVID-19 vaccine could reach first Americans by mid-December, says top health official

24th November 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
U.S. healthcare workers and others who have been recommended for the country’s first COVID-19 inoculations could start getting the shots within a day or two of regulatory consent next month, stated a top official of the government’s vaccine development effort. Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief scientific adviser for “Operation Warp Speed,”... Read more »

Indian Govt may get Oxford vaccine in Jan-Feb

24th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: India would probably get the first lot of anti-COVID-19 vaccine in late January or early February, thus allowing some of the frontline workers, including doctors, nurses and municipal staff, to get the vaccine. India plans to grant emergency use approval to Serum Institute of India (SII) for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine... Read more »

India’s COVID-19 fatality rate declines to 1.46%

24th November 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The COVID-19 case fatality rate (CFR) in India declined to 1.46% on Sunday, with 133,771 of 9,140,191 infected persons having succumbed to the infection in the country thus far. With the CFR coming down steadily, India is moving closer to the target that the government has set, which is achieving a CFR of 1% or below... Read more »

COVID-19 Takes Heavy Toll on Nurses

24th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
As COVID-19 deaths have crossed a million worldwide, two recent reports highlight the grim toll that the viral disease continues to take on nurses globally. An analysis from the International Council of Nurses (ICN) has revealed that 1,500 nurses have died from COVID-19 as of October 31... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can license to practice be revoked pending inquiry by the criminal court?

24th November 2020
Yes. In its order, MCI-211(2)/2011-Ethics/10th May, 2011, Complaint against Dr. RV, F No 396/2009, the MCI stated “The Ethics Committee considered the complaint against RV and after hearing both the parties and perusing the records and FIR,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Talking to an envelope

24th November 2020
This baby was talking in to an envelope.
I asked her what she was doing, she said ‘sending voice mail’...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Tetracycline is used for the prophylaxis of?

24th November 2020
A. Brucellosis
B. Leptospirosis
C. Cholera...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Facts about exercise

24th November 2020
• Exercise for 80 minutes a day and brisk exercise 80 minutes a week.
• The speed of walking should be at least 80 steps per minute.
• Do resistance or weight-bearing exercises twice in a week... Read more »

eSpiritual: Vedic Fasting

24th November 2020
Fasting and starvation are two different terms commonly confused with each other. Starvation means not eating or drinking altogether, while fasting means control and restrain of five sensory and five motor senses. During fasting, one may continue eating or drinking but under discipline...Read more »

Inspirational: Is your hut burning?

24th November 2020
The only survivor of a shipwreck was brought to a small, uninhabited island by the ocean waves. He prayed for God to rescue him, and every day he would look at the horizon for help, but no help seemed to come. Exhausted, he built a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself,...Read more »

Medical Voice

COVID-19 infection creates immunity for at least six months: study

24th November 2020
Individuals infected with coronavirus are unlikely to catch the illness again for at least six months, researchers at the University of Oxford said Friday. The finding comes as part of a large-scale study into Covid-19 reinfection after observations from healthcare professionals that the phenomenon was relatively rare...Read more »


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Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

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International guidelines and recommendations for surgery during Covid-19 pandemic

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