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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

World Covid Meter 26th October, Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
27th October 2020
Cases:1M: April 2, 2 M April 15, 3 M: April 27, 4 M May 8; 5 M 20 May, 6 M 30th May, 7 M 7th June, 8M by 15 June, 9 M 22nd June, 10 M 29th June. 11 M 4th July, 16 M , 17 M 29 July, 18 M 1st August, 21 .8 M 16 August, 25 M 30th August, 28 M 10 September, Ground Zero: Wuhan in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity...Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal Special

Aspirin Improving Outcome in Hospitalized COVID 19 Patients - A New Study

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
27th October 2020
Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is associated with hypercoagulability and increased thrombotic risk in critically ill patients 1 . Reduced mechanical ventilation, ICU admission, and in- hospital mortality in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 have been reported to be linked with a new study published in the Anaesthesia & Analgesia Journal 2. In a retrospective, observational cohort study including adult COVID-19 patients admitted to different hospitals in the United States... Read more »
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Drug-induced liver injury in Elderly

27th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
In elderly, Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is an important reason of hospitalization and of medication deregistration. Vulnerability to DILI is affected by changes in physiology and increased interindividual variability, compounded by an increased prevalence of disease and the frailty syndrome.... Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

27th October 2020 Hypertension
The prevalence of hypertension, the most prominent modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease and mortality, continues to rise globally. It is estimated that, in 2010, nearly 31.1% of the global adult population worldwide suffered... Read more »
Zinc Update

Immune functions related to zinc insufficiency

27th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Worldwide, a extensive nutritional deficiency of zinc is observed throughout the developing countries. Also, a conditioned deficiency of zinc is identified to happen in several diseased states. Zinc is recognized to play a significant role in the immune system and people who are zinc deficient might experience increased... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19 recovery rate touches 90% in India

27th October 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: With 70,78,123 people having recovered from COVID-19, the national recovery rate for the disease has touched 90%, stated the Union Health Ministry. A total of 62,077 people recovered in a span of 24 hours as against 50,129 new cases reported in the same period. It added that the total recoveries top the active cases... Read more »

Singapore temporarily pauses use of two flu vaccines after deaths in South Korea

27th October 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
Singapore has temporarily paused the use of two influenza vaccines as a precautionary measure after some people died in South Korea who had received these vaccines. South Korea has reported that 48 people have died as of Saturday after getting the flu shots. However, it would continue with the state-run vaccination... Read more »

Spain Declares National State of Emergency over COVID-19

27th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Spain has declared a state of emergency and a curfew for the entire country except the Canary Islands to contain a second wave of COVID-19 cases. The state of emergency will continue until early May, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in his speech. He emphasized that the situation being faced was extreme... Read more »

Face Shields Averted COVID-19, HAIs at Texas Hospital

27th October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A program of universal face shields for healthcare personnel (HCP) at a Texas hospital was associated with fewer COVID-19 infections as well as fewer hospital-associated infections (HAI), reported a researcher at the virtual IDWeek. In the pre-intervention period, conducted from April 17-July 5, HCP infection rate increased...Read more »

Statins Tied to Lower Mortality Risk from Sepsis

27th October 2020 Critical Care Pharmacists
Among individuals admitted to hospitals with sepsis, statin users were found to have a lower mortality, compared to nonstatin users in a recent analysis of a large and diversified cohort of patients in California. Hazard ratios for mortality at 30 and 90 days were lower by nearly 20% for statin users admitted for sepsis,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can an institution run by a physician be advertised? Should you advertise your medical practice?

27th October 2020
As per the provisions of Clause 6.1.1 of the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, soliciting of patients directly or indirectly by the physician or group of physicians or by institution or organization is unethical. Further, as per the provisions of Clause 6.1.1 of Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Who Would Know?

27th October 2020
The man passed out in a dead faint as he came out of his front door onto the porch. Someone called 911. When the paramedics arrived, they helped him regain consciousness and asked if he knew what caused him to faint. "It was enough to make anybody faint,"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Beta-oxidation of odd-chain fatty acids produces:

27th October 2020
1.Succinyl CoA.
2. Propionyl CoA.
3. Acetyl CoA...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: A mix of exercise protocol is better

27th October 2020
A combination of weight training and aerobic exercise seems to be the ideal prescription for overweight patients at risk for diabetes and heart disease. Only aerobic exercise is also as good as it reduces weight and takes inches off the waist. Just weight lifting alone has very little benefit... Read more »

eSpiritual: Best time to sign a deal is at 4 pm

27th October 2020
As per Ayurveda, 2-6 pm in the evening and 2-6 am in the morning are the periods of Vata or creativity. Most poets and writers do their creative work during these times of the day, especially 2-6 am in the morning. Vata period is more creative and you are less likely to make mistakes...Read more »

Inspirational: Gossip

27th October 2020
A farmer with a troubled conscience went to a monk to seek advice. He confessed that he had circulated a bad story about a friend, and later found out that the story was not true. The monk said that if he wants to make peace with his conscience, he has to fill a bag with goose downs, go to every door in the village,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Antibodies against coronavirus detectable up to seven months post COVID-19 onset, says study

27th October 2020
The study revealed that 90 per cent of subjects have detectable antibodies up to seven months post contracting COVID-19. It also found that age was not a confounding factor in levels of antibodies produced, but disease severity is. Antibodies against the novel coronavirus follow a classic pattern...Read more »


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An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

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