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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: We can reduce the mortality

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
24th September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1090: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “If Sri Lanka can do it, why not others?”, 19th September, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants: Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair of Council, CMAAO, Dr Ravi Naidu, Malaysia, Immediate Past President, CMAAO, Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan, Dr Ashraf Nizami, President, Pakistan Medical Association, Dr Prakash Budhathoki, Nepal. Invitees: Dr Russell D’Souza, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Australia, Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 23rd September: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
24th 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, 31M September 21. 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: 31,771,441, Deaths: 975,315, Recovered: 23,386,714... Read more »
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Alanine Aminotransferase, Gamma Glutamyl Transpeptidase Predict Histologic Improvement in Pediatric NASH

24th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
There is a need for predictive, non-invasive tools that can help monitor key features of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children that point to improvement in liver histology. A study was therefore designed to determine the relationship between liver chemistries and liver histology using... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

24th 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

Public health benefits of supplementation with zinc

24th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is very essential for physiological processes that include defense against several infections. Deficiency of zinc is accountable for almost 4% of child morbidity and mortality globally. Zinc supplements are to be given for 10-14 days along with low-osmolarity oral rehydration solution (Lo-ORS) and are also... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Tobacco accounts for 20% of deaths from coronary heart disease

24th September 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
About 1.9 million people die every year from tobacco-induced heart disease, suggests a new report released by the World Health Organization, World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle Australia ahead of World Heart Day, observed on 29 September. This amounts to 1 in 5 of all deaths from heart disease... Read more »
Practice Updates

UN chief calls for global solidarity to overcome COVID-19 at General Assembly

24th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Addressing the unprecedented 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Secretary-General António Guterres appealed for global solidarity to fight the COVID-19 crisis. Mr. Guterres characterized the pandemic as a wake-up call as well as ‘a dress rehearsal’ for challenges ahead.... Read more »

India Reports World's Highest Rate of Coronavirus Recoveries, says Union Health Ministry

24th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has stated that India has reported the highest rate of COVID-19 recoveries in the world, with the number surging past the 80% mark. Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry, said that though the country has more than 50 lakh cases,...Read more »

Even Moderate Drinking May Increase Hypertension Risk in Diabetes

24th September 2020 Pharmacists Cardiology
Even moderate alcohol consumption may heighten the risk of hypertension in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), suggests new research. Data from more than 10,000 adults participating in the ACCORD trial was assessed and the investigators noted that moderate alcohol consumption increased...Read more »

Novel Once-Weekly Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes

24th September 2020Internal Medicine Pharmacists
According to a randomized, placebo-controlled phase II trial, a novel insulin formulation administered once weekly appeared to be as safe and effective as a conventional daily insulin product for type 2 diabetes. When compared with once-daily insulin glargine U100,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it necessary for the doctor to maintain medical records of his patients?

24th September 2020
It is the duty of the doctor or hospital to preserve and maintain the medical record for certain specified period under different laws like Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, Limitation Act, Consumer Protection Act, the Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS),...Read more »

eMedi Humor

A Following Person

24th September 2020
A teacher was sitting at her desk grading papers when her first-grade class came back from lunch. Alice informed the teacher, "Paul has to go to the principal’s office."
"I wonder why," the teacher mused.
"Because he’s a following person," Alice replied...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Abortion stick used in criminal abortion causes abortion by the mechanism of

24th September 2020
a) Uterine contraction
b) Stimulation of uterine nerves
c) Uterine infection & necrosis...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Predicting sudden cardiac death

24th September 2020
• Normally people can walk a distance of 400-700 meters in 6 minutes.
• A 6-minute walking distance of less than 300 meter is a simple and useful predictor of sudden cardiac death in a patient with mild to moderate heart failure.
• Patients with interstitial lung disease who can cover less than 200 meters during 6 minute walk test are 4 times more likely to die than those who can walk greater distance... Read more »

eSpiritual: Science behind regrets

24th September 2020
In a US-based study, dying people were asked about their regrets, if any. The top five regrets were:
1. I wish I had the courage to live a life I wanted to live and not what others expected me to live.
2. I wish I had worked harder...Read more »

Inspirational: Cure for Sorrow

24th September 2020
A woman’s only son died. Grief-stricken, she went to a holy man and asked what prayers or magical incantations did he have to bring her son back to life. Instead of arguing with her, the holy man asked the woman to bring a mustard seed from a home that has never known sorrow...Read more »

Medical Voice

Fall in testing pushes up daily positivity rate too

24th September 2020
NEW DELHI: Even as the daily Covid-19 positivity rate rose to 11.8% on Sunday mainly due to drop in testing, 76% of the new 86,961 confirmed cases were reported from 10 states, health ministry said. Daily tests fell to 7,31,534 samples on Sunday after a record 12,06,806 tests on Saturday...Read more »


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