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Dr k k Aggarwal

Respective Governments should pay for the treatment of their Citizens trapped in China with Corona Virus: NMAs should raise the issue with respective Governments

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO and HCFI, Past National President and Past Honorary Secretary General, IMA
27th January 2020
Multispeciality
Preeti Maheshwari the first Indian victim of pneumonia in China needs Rs. 1 crore for treatment. The Indian Government should pay. As per reports she is suffering from Corona secondary srteptococcal bacterial infection.... Read more »

Dr k k Aggarwal

CoV behaves like SARS, has its origin from bats, spreads like large droplets and from people having lower respiratory infections AND so preventable to an extant

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and past National President IMA
27th January 2020
Multispeciality
Every decade a zoonotic coronavirus crosses species to infect human populations and in this decade we have a virus, provisionally called 2019-nCoV, first identified in Wuhan, China, in persons exposed to a seafood or wet market.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Blood Test Accurately Detects Multiple GI Cancers

27th January 2020 Oncology Pathology & Lab Medicine
A single blood-based test proved accurate in detecting multiple gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, and in most cases could pinpoint a tumor's location, a prospective case-control study showed. With a specificity of greater than 99%, sensitivity of a targeted methylation-based cell-free DNA assay reached... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA approves first treatment option specifically for patients with epithelioid sarcoma

27th January 2020 Pharmacists Oncology
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to Tazverik (tazemetostat) for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients aged 16 years and older with metastatic or locally advanced epithelioid sarcoma not ...Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

Adolescent Depression – Causes, Risks and Consequences

27th January 2020 Neurology Psychiatry
Depressive disorders in adolescence represent a significant public health concern. About 4-8% of adolescents suffer from depression at any given point of time. Risk is highest in children whose parents experienced early-onset depression. Environmental stressors and adverse life events are major contributors... Read more »

Psychiatric Practice – Some Personal Observations

27th January 2020 Neurology Psychiatry
• Practice in government hospitals and private psychiatric clinic should be the same, irrespective of the setting. There is a steady increase in the number of patients attending the clinic. The number of new patients has not changed much but the number of revisits has increased. Large number of patients visiting the clinic were second ...Read more »  

Erectile Dysfunction: Diagnostic Procedures

27th January 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Psychiatry
• Erectile dysfunction (ED) cases seen by us in the OPD are only the tip of the iceberg.
• About 90% of the ED cases are organic and only 10% are psychogenic.
• High degree of suspicion is necessary to rule out organicity in ED.... Read more »
 

Assessment Tools in Child Psychiatry for Private Practice: A Critique

27th January 2020 Neurology Psychiatry
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood psychiatric conditions. It is wellestablished that ADHD frequently is comorbid with other psychiatric disorders – oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), anxiety and mood disorders, and substance use disorder.... Read more »
 

Medicolegal Corner

Is there any restriction on the use of loud speakers or public address system in India?

27th January 2020
No, the registered medical practitioner cannot compel or force his patient to purchase the drug/medicine from him only. Though as per Item No. 5 of the Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 and Clause 6.3 of the Code of Medical Ethics,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

A Large family

27th January 2020
The mother of a large family was explaining why she dressed her children alike, right down to the youngest baby. "When we had just four children, I dressed them alike so we wouldn’t lose any of them." ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is not true for malignancy of familial adenomatous polyposis?

27th January 2020
a) Adrenals
b) Thyroid
c) Astrocytomas...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Vaccination for elderly

27th January 2020
The best gift to your grandparents is to get them vaccinated if they have not been vaccinated earlier.
• Annual influenza or flu vaccine is recommended for all persons... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: You are born with a quota, use it judicially

27th January 2020
Everyone is born with a passport with a defined battery life to live up to 100 years after which one has to go back to renew or recharge the batteries. If the battery is overused or misused and is depleted early, one may have to go back prematurely for...Read more »

Inspirational: The Mouse Trap

27th January 2020
A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. "What food might this contain?" the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning:... Read more »

Medbytes

From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Yoga and Ayurveda for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a genetic X chromosome-linked disorder, is marked by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. Presently, no cure exists for this condition. Medical and rehabilitative therapy for genetic defects may help maintain function and provide some comfort.... Read more »

Allergy-and-Immunology

Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »

Dermatology

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 »
 

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