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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: D614G, F924F and P4715L Mutations

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
25th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1164: DG Alerts excerpts: A whole genome study in children with COVID-19, published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases, noted a greater than expected genetic diversity across the SARS-CoV-2 genome, increased mutation, and a high prevalence of the D614G mutation, which is tied to increased disease transmission. An analysis of serum from 141 pediatric patients who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 from March 19 through June 16, 2020, revealed that all but 1 of the 141 isolates (99.3%) had the D614G mutation in the spike protein...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 24th November: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
25th 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, 42M October 24, 43M October 26,... Read more »
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Significance of oral glucose tolerance test in young patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

25th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Mounting evidence suggests that a correlation exists between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. This association has been well demonstrated in obese men and middle-aged men. The current study was conducted to estimate the interrelationship between ... 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

25th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Role of zinc supplementation in children with autism spectrum disorder

25th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The current research study was performed to explain the role of zinc (Zn) supplementation on the plasma concentration and gene expression along with the effects on cognitive-motor performance, in a cohort of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children. The study was carried out on a cohort of 30 paediatric participants with ASD,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Carbon dioxide levels reach new high

25th November 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere hit a new record of 410.5 parts per million in 2019, and are expected to keep increasing this year, stated the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. The global threshold of 400 parts per million was breached in 2015,... Read more »

UNICEF, global airlines and freight providers working to plan delivery of COVID-19 vaccines

25th November 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
UNICEF is working in association with major global airlines and freight providers to escalate the efforts to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to more than 92 countries across the globe as soon as vaccines become available. UNICEF, along with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA),... Read more »

COVID-19 vaccine can be 90% effective, says AstraZeneca

25th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
LONDON: AstraZeneca has stated that its COVID-19 vaccine was 70% effective in pivotal trials and could be up to 90% effective, giving the world a third weapon in the fight against the pandemic. The vaccine was found, on average, to prevent 70% of COVID-19 cases in late-stage trials in Britain and Brazil. However,... Read more »

IDSA Updates Guidelines for Antibodies, Antivirals, Other Drugs for COVID-19 Treatment

25th November 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
In updated guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), released November 18 and 22, an infectious disease expert panel has cautioned against routine use of bamlanivimab and noted that remdesivir can reduce the clinical course of COVID-19... Read more »

FDA Expands Approval for Baloxavir Marboxil to Post-Exposure Prevention

25th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approval for baloxavir marboxil to include post-exposure prevention of influenza (flu) for patients aged 12 years and above following contact with an individual who has the flu. The drug, which was previously available only in tablet form, is now also available as granules... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a patient seek redressal for grievances regarding treatment received?

25th November 2020
Yes. The National Board for Accreditation of Healthcare (NABH) Patient Charter has provisions for this.
“5. Right to redress : • Patient has the right to justice by lodging a complaint through an authority dedicated for this purpose by the healthcare provider organisation or with government health authorities...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Doctor complaining to mechanic

25th November 2020
A doctor is taking to a car mechanic, "your fee is several times more per hour then we get paid for medical care." ‘Yeah, but you see, doc, you have always the same model! It hasn’t changed since Adam. But we have to keep up to date with new models coming every month"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The absolute contraindication of hormone replacement therapy is

25th November 2020
a. Thrombosis
b. Fibrocystic disease
c. Fibroadenoma...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Guidelines on Health

25th November 2020
• Keep your blood cholesterol less than 160 mg%. Even 1% reduction in cholesterol reduces the chances of heart attack by 2%.
• Uncontrolled diabetes and blood pressure can precipitate a heart attack. Keep these under check.
• Eat less, walk more... Read more »

eSpiritual: Sewa the best dharma

25th November 2020
Offering help is the best service to the humanity. As per Sikhism, Sewa (unconditional service), Simran (meditation) and Satsang (company of good people) constitute the trio to acquire happiness and spiritual health. In Sikhism, Sewa is the main path for acquiring spiritualism. In Gurudwara, one even offers sewa...Read more »

Inspirational: Trust Your Relationship

25th November 2020
When you see a couple fight or having a petty argument, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Probably you think that you will never allow arguments to set in your relationship (especially when you get married), or will never start one, but arguments seem to come naturally...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid steaming fad leads to rise in cases of burns

25th November 2020
MUMBAI: The misconception that steam inhalation can inhibit or kill the virus causing Covid-19 has led to a crisis of another kind: a significant increase in steam inhalation related scald burns both in children and adults. Some hospitals have seen between three to ten-fold rise in scald burns since May. Accidental spillage of hot water while trying...Read more »


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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 »


International guidelines and recommendations for surgery during Covid-19 pandemic

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