Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Drugs Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
26th July 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1007: Redefine cardiac injury marker cut-offs to predict 28 days mortality in COVID-19 inpatients. The abnormal cardiac biomarker pattern that is observed in patients with COVID-19 has a significant association with an increased risk of death. The cut-offs of these markers for effective prognosis of 28-day mortality of COVID-19 seems to be much lower than that for regular heart disease,... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 25th July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
26th July 2020
Cases: M 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. 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: 15,939,175, Deaths: 642,622, Recovered: 9,723,365, ACTIVE CASES: 5,573,188 Currently Infected Patients... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Glucocorticoid or Traditional Therapy for Hepatitis B Virus-Related Acute-On-Chronic Liver Failure?

25th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Glucocorticoid treatment appears to be more effective for reducing total bilirubin level, significantly decreasing in-hospital mortality and ascites events in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) patients, suggested a systematic review ... Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Evaluating renoprotective effects of CCB & ARB/ACEI or ARB/ACEI & diuretic in hypertensive patients

25th July 2020 Hypertension
Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to kidney damage. Blood pressure targets vary depending on comorbid conditions such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and maintaining blood pressure... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Young, healthy adults with mild COVID-19 can take weeks to recover, says CDC

26th July 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
It can take weeks for even young, previously healthy adults to recover completely from even a mild COVID-19 infection, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As per CDC, nearly one-fifth of the patients aged below 35 years reported that they had not returned to their usual state of health up to 21 days after testing positive.... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19: Race for Indian vaccine picks up pace

26th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The quest for an indigenous vaccine against the new coronavirus is fervently on. Human trials using the vaccine candidates of Bharat Biotech and Zydus Cadila are going on in six cities. Both Bharat Biotech and Zydus Cadila received permission for Phase I and II clinical trials... Read more »
Practice Updates

First Cell-Based Gene Therapy for Adult Patients with Relapsed or Refractory MCL Receives FDA Approval

26th July 2020 Oncology Pharmacists
Brexucabtagene autoleucel, a cell-based gene therapy for the treatment of adults with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) who do not respond to or relapse after other treatments, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration...Read more »

Belimumab Beneficial for Kids with SLE

26th July 2020 Pediatrics Pharmacists
Intravenous belimumab was found to be beneficial as a treatment for children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the first trial of this drug for patients 5 to 17 years of age, reported researchers online in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases...Read more »
Practice Updates

Self-Swab COVID-19 Home Testing Appears Comparable

26th July 2020Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
According to a new study, symptomatic people who seek COVID-19 testing can effectively swab themselves at home. The study noted that the results of such testing were comparable to that with traditional nasopharyngeal swabbing by clinicians...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it obligatory for hospitals to provide copy of the case record to patient or his legal representative?

26th July 2020
Yes, it is obligatory for doctors and hospitals to provide the copy of the case record or medical record to the patient or his legal representative. The Medical Council of India has imposed an obligation on doctors as per the Indian Medical Council (Professional Ethics, Etiquette & Conduct) Regulations,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

First day at School

26th July 2020
A school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. It fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all. On the first day of the term, still with the cast under his shirt, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in school...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Because of difficulties with hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis is initiated to treat a female patient’s uremia. Which finding signals a significant problem during this procedure?

26th July 2020
a. Potassium level of 3.5 mEq/L
b. Hematocrit of 35%...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Normal Aging Changes

26th July 2020
• Heart rate shows less variability.
• There is altered circadian pattern (24-hour cycle of the body).
• There is a delayed response of bone marrow to loss of blood or hypoxia (reduced oxygen)... Read more »

eSpiritual: You look at people the same way as you are

26th July 2020
Honest people regard everybody as honest and dishonest people regard everybody as dishonest. It all depends on the type of people you interact with. If you do not take bribe, nobody will come and offer bribe to you and you will feel everybody is honest...Read more »

Inspirational: The Seed of Honesty

26th July 2020
A successful businessman was growing old and was looking for a successor to take over the business. He decided not to choose one of his Directors or his children. He thought of something different. He called the young executives in his company for a meeting...Read more »

Medical Voice

Common BP drugs don't increase COVID-19 severity: Study

26th July 2020
Washington: A class of drugs that is commonly used to treat patients with hypertension, and heart disease does not increase the risk of developing severe COVID-19 as previously feared, according to a study in mice. Scientists, including those from Northwestern University in the US, said there have been widespread concerns...Read more »


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