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Dr k k Aggarwal

Coranxiety: Corona Anxiety - Spread Facts and not Fears

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
27th February 2020
Multispeciality
I attended a WHO webinar yesterday on preparedness on mental health aspects of coronavirus. The virus so far has infected over 80000 people from 41 countries, with 503 new cases and 12 deaths outside China. The expected total deaths are 4095 world over. When mobile phones entered the world,... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Getting prepared for the worst: Here are the numbers

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
27th February 2020
Multispeciality
WHO has asked for countries and cities to prepare for the disaster that coronavirus threatens to cause. We hope COVID-19 behaves like SARS and MERS and never enters India, but we need to be prepared for the worst. If coronavirus comes to India, what will happen? Let us take Delhi as example with 1.67 crore population... Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

Swine flu in Delhi: Six Apex Court Judges Have Swine Flu

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
27th February 2020
Multispeciality
Some facts about swine flu : 1. Among human influenza A viruses, three major subtypes of hemagglutinins - H1, H2, and H3 - and two subtypes of neuraminidases - N1 and N2 – are known. Influenza B viruses have been shown to have a lesser inclination for antigenic changes, and merely antigenic drifts in the hemagglutinin... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Preparing for community transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
27th February 2020
Multispeciality
There is currently an explosion of sustained person-to-person community spread of COVID-19 in several countries, including South Korea, Italy, Iran, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Singapore. The strategy of containing the disease at the borders may no longer be enough. The strategy would shift from a containment strategy to that... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

41 countries affected, 503 new cases and 12 deaths outside China yesterday

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI AND Past National President IMA
27th February 2020
Multispeciality
CMAAO Update 26th February on COVID-19. Only 20% will have symptoms and will go for testing, rest may self-quarantine, 15% of serious will die. In Iran, 16 died of 95 tested; this means they are only testing serious patients. 41 countries, 503 new cases and 12 deaths outside China yesterday; Cases in eight countries have been traced to Iran... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19: Joint WHO and ECDC mission underway in Italy

27th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
With Italy reporting a rapid surge in laboratory-confirmed cases of novel coronavirus since 21 February 2020, initial investigations by authorities noted several clusters of cases in different regions of northern Italy. Evidence of local transmission of COVID-19 has been reported... Read more »
Practice Updates

U.S. warned to prepare for coronavirus pandemic, Europe lockdowns second hotel

27th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A senior U.S. health official said that a coronavirus pandemic was imminent and urged Americans to prepare for the same while Europe locked down its second hotel on Wednesday as authorities across the globe fight hard to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus...Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

FDA Approves First Quadrivalent, Adjuvanted Flu Vaccine for Older Adults

27th February 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval for the first quadrivalent, adjuvanted influenza vaccine for adults aged 65 years or older for protection against seasonal influenza. The approval is supported by data from several clinical studies showing the safety and efficacy... Read more »

Gefapixant May Help Relieve Long-term Cough, Says Study

27th February 2020Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
A new agent, gefapixant appears promising in relieving chronic cough, even when the cough has prevailed for more than 15 years, suggested a phase 2b trial. In the current study, 253 patients with unexplained cough for an average 14.5 years were randomized to receive...Read more »

Serum Urate Tied to Atherosclerosis in Men

27th February 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
A new research has found high levels of serum urate to be associated with the presence of coronary artery calcification in men, but not in women. In a multivariate analysis, the odds ratio for coronary artery calcification being detected in men with serum urate... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?

27th February 2020
Yes, it is mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receipt/money receipt issued by him to his/her patients...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Five minutes later

27th February 2020
Man calls up the doc at 2 a.m. "Doc, my wife is having severe abdomen pain. I think it's her appendix."
"What nonsense!" says the doc sleepily.
"I took out your wife's appendix two years ago. Go back to sleep."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 2-month-old baby with acute icteric viral hepatitis-like illness slips into encephalopathy after 48 hours. The mother is a known hepatitis B carrier. Mother's hepatitis B virus serological profile is most likely to be:

27th February 2020
1. HBsAg positive only.
2. HbsAg and HBeAg positive...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Women above 65 should take extra care of their health

27th February 2020
• All women should exercise a minimum of 30 min per day, but women who need to lose weight or maintain weight loss are advised to engage in 60 to 90 min of moderate-intensity activity on most, or preferably all, days of the week... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Thinking Differently

27th February 2020
There are three ways to manage stress. One is to think opposite, second is to think different and the third is to think positive. Thinking opposite was advocated by Patanjali, thinking differently by Adi Shankaracharya and thinking positive by Gautam Buddha...Read more »

Inspirational: Honesty

27th February 2020
Morality may be reflected in the courage of making a choice. Wickedness is easier than integrity, since it believes in taking a short cut to everything. But over time you understand that you can’t make wrong work. There are always two choices, two paths. One is easy. And the only reward is that it’s easy... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Abbott launches new vaccine for wide protection against influenza

Globally approved, this 3rd generation quadrivalent vaccine, offers wide coverage protection against four flu virus strains for children and adults vs. three strains in previous generation NEW DELHI, India; February 24, 2020 — Abbott recently launched a new inactivated quadrivalent vaccine for influenza,...Read more »  

Survey

Medical voice

How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  

Medbytes

From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Yoga for improving bone mineral density

Osteoporosis and osteopenia are known to affect millions of people globally. The numbers tend to increase with the aging population. A safe, effective, and low-cost intervention is the need of the hour to manage these conditions... 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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