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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: 2nd COVID-19 infection more severe

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
25th September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1091: Second COVID-19 infection more severe than first infection in 4 Mumbai health workers (Excerpts from TOI story by Malathy Iyer). 1. COVID-19 reinfection has been confirmed using whole genome sequencing in four healthcare workers from Mumbai. 2. All of them have a more severe infection as compared to the earlier episode, reports a preprint published on The Lancet medical journal’s website. 3. The reinfected patients include three doctors from the BMC-run Nair Hospital, and another healthcare worker from Hinduja Hospital, Mahim...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 24th September: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
25th 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: 32,090,798, Deaths: 981,927, Recovered: 23,674,178... Read more »
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Association of abnormal glucose tolerance with biopsy-proven non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in children and adolescents

25th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major chronic liver disease in children and is associated with insulin resistance and diabetes. In accordance with these findings, the present study compared the prevalence of prediabetes and diabetes in children/adolescents with and without NAFLD.... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

25th 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

A meta-analysis of zinc supplementation in prevention of diarrhea and respiratory infections in children

25th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The effect of zinc supplementation to avoid childhood diarrhea and respiratory infections is still unclear. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was conducted regarding the supplementation of zinc. Randomized controlled trials of zinc supplementation for above or equal to 3 months... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19: Countries urged to act against spread of harmful information

25th September 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO), in association with the UN, as well as specialized agencies and partners, urged countries to work towards implementing action plans promoting timely propagation of science-based information and to prevent the circulation of false information.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Bharat Biotech, Washington University to make nasal vaccine

25th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Hyderabad: Bharat Biotech has entered into a licensing agreement with the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis (WashU) for developing, conducting clinical trials, manufacturing and distributing a chimp-adenovirus, single dose intranasal vaccine candidate for COVID-19... Read more »

FDA Issues EUA for First Point-of-Care Antibody Test for COVID-19

25th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first serology point-of-care (POC) test for COVID-19. The Assure COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Device was authorized for emergency use by some labs in July 2020 in order to identify individuals with antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, pointing to recent...Read more »

J&J’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advances to Phase 3 Testing

25th September 2020 Pharmacists Emergency Medicine
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has announced that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which uses the same technology as an Ebola vaccine that has already been approved by European regulators, has advanced into phase 3 testing. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...Read more »

Additional Evidence for Cognitive Benefits with Metformin in Type 2 Diabetes

25th September 2020Neurology Pharmacists
In older patients with diabetes, use of metformin was found to be associated with slower cognitive decline and reduced risk of dementia in a prospective observational study, published online in Diabetes Care. In over 1,000 patients followed for 6 years, the rate of decline in global cognition was shown... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are all consent given for medical treatment valid?

25th September 2020
According to Section 10 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872, an agreement is a contract when it is made for some consideration, between parties who are competent, with their free consent and for a lawful object. Thus, for the purpose of entering into a contract, free consent is one of the essentials...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Top Secret Communications Center

25th September 2020
When my son was in the Air Force, my wife and I visited quite often. On our first visit, we were allowed inside this top secret Communications Center, but everything in sight was covered up so we could look around everywhere –– Heck, even the toilet paper in the Men’s room was disguised...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Dietary gluten intake is postulated to be a possible etiologic factor in all the following dermatologic diseases except

25th September 2020
A. Acne vulgaris
B. Psoriasis
C. Dermatitis herpetiformis...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Drinking coffee prevents Parkinson’s disease

25th September 2020
Nicotine present in tobacco has been used for its medicinal value for quite some time for diseases like Parkinson’s disease and ulcerative colitis. A study from University of Miami School of Medicine, USA revealed that people from families prone to Parkinson’s disease are less likely to develop... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual prescriptions learnt from patients

25th September 2020
As doctors we are witness to human suffering. When we were young in medical college, we were quite disturbed seeing the sufferings of the people. But, in our practice, we have learnt many spiritual prescriptions from our patients. These have not only helped us heal our patients...Read more »

Inspirational Story: No regrets about today

25th September 2020
If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly, and pray the Lord, your soul to keep. If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss, and call you back for one more...Read more »

Medical Voice

Second infection more severe for four Mumbai health workers: Lancet

25th September 2020
MUMBAI: Reinfection of Covid-19 has been confirmed using whole genome sequencing in four healthcare workers from Mumbai. All four have a more severe Covid-19 infection as compared to their earlier episode, according to a preprint published on The Lancet medical journal’s website....Read more »


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