Dr k k Aggarwal

Every adversity is an opportunity: COVID-19 will end with a healthier society (For attention of Doctors)

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
27th March 2020
1. We have got an answer to pollution health emergency: Lock down for a week. In Anand Vihar we are seeing PM 2.5 levels of 24 -50. 2. In Nigam Bodh Ghat: number of deaths 21 on 24th March In January 1976, there was a strike in Los Angeles County, California. Doctors went on strike against the increasing medical malpractice insurance premiums... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO IMA HCFI Corona Myth Buster 18 (For attention of Doctors)

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
27th March 2020
Hydroxychloroquine Myth Busters
Hydroxychloroquine causes retinal toxicity

No. Retinal toxicity, which can result in irreversible retinopathy, is mainly associated with high daily doses and more than 5 years of use of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of rheumatic diseases. This side effect is seen with long-term use of chloroquine... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO IMA HCFI Corona Myth Buster 17 (For attention of Doctors)

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
27th March 2020
D Dimer is the only lab criteria for severity: No, Absolute lymphocytic count < 800, D Dimer > 100, CPK > 2x ULN, CRP > 100, LDH > 245, Trop I rising, Ferritin > 300
There are no standard lab guidelines: Daily tests: CBC with differential lymphocytes, CMP, CPK Risk stratification Q2-3 DAY PRN (as needed): D Dimer, Ferritin, ESR, CRP Once: HBV, HCV, HIV, Influenza A/B, RSV, Resp Biofire profile, Tracheal aspirate if intubated... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO IMA HCFI Corona Myth Buster 16 (For attention of Doctors)

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
27th March 2020
Corona has general flu like symptoms with no clinical clues
THINK of Corona:
Patient says he or she has sudden loss of sense of smell (American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO–HNS), Sudden loss of taste, TLC shows low lymphocytes count. Viral fever must have high lymphocyte count. Cough with exertional fall of SPO2 by > 4%, Sudden onset of fever and cough... Read more »

News From All Specialities

UN launches humanitarian appeal to keep COVID-19 from circling back

27th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
To tackle the unparalleled global challenge of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, UN officials launched a major humanitarian appeal to check its impact, especially on vulnerable countries with weak health systems. Secretary-General António Guterres, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Mark Lowcock,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Countries must not waste the chance to control coronavirus, says WHO

27th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Countries that have locked down their populations in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus need to focus on finding new cases and doing everything possible to control the virus, said the World Health Organization. WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Cardiac Injury Common in COVID-19

27th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
An observational study from Wuhan, China, has revealed that cardiac injury was observed in 19.7% of patients with confirmed COVID-19 disease and independently predicted in-hospital mortality. Mortality among patients with cardiac injury was estimated as 51.2%, compared with 4.5% among those without cardiac injury...Read more »

Magnetic Field Exposure in Utero May Increase Kids' Risk of ADHD

27th March 2020 Pharmacists Radiology
Babies exposed to relatively strong household magnetic fields (MF) in utero appeared to have higher odds of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), reported a longitudinal birth cohort study published in JAMA Network Open. Children whose mothers were exposed during pregnancy to fields...Read more »

Asthma, Type 1 Diabetes Often Co-occur in Children, Families

27th March 2020 Allergy & Immunology Pharmacists
Asthma and type 1 diabetes often co-occur in children and their family members, suggests new research. Siblings with either condition had an increased risk of the other compared with the general population. While individuals diagnosed with asthma first, at an average age of 3 years,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent for stenting be taken from the relatives, other than the spouse, of the patient?

27th March 2020
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated. The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 state: “MCI: 7.16: Before performing an operation the physician should obtain in writing the consent from...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Computer Gender

27th March 2020
Why computers should be considered masculine
1. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.
2. They have a lot of data but are still clueless...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) is defined as:

27th March 2020
1. The gain in weight of young animals per unit weight of protein-consumed.
2. The product of digestibility coefficient and biological value.
3. The percentage of protein absorbed into the blood...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Top 10 ways to keep the kidneys healthy

27th March 2020
1. Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.
2. Control weight.
3. Don't overuse over-the-counter painkillers.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Wahans (Vehicles) In Mythology

27th March 2020
In mythological world, the negative tendency of an individual is symbolized with animal nature. Gods in Indian mythology have been symbolized as living a positive behavior. Every God has a vehicle or Wahan. Both God and the Wahan symbolize how to live a positive life and how to control the animal tendencies. A few examples:...Read more »

Inspirational: Sincerity of purpose

27th March 2020
A man approached three workers who were doing the same job. "What are you doing?" he asked each one of them separately. "I am cutting the stones" replied the first. "I am earning my livelihood," replied the second. "I am building a mosque" replied the third...Read more »

Medical Voice

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Beware fake COVID-19 cyber cures warns EU medicines agency

The Hague, March 24, 2020 -Europe's medicines agency Tuesday warned consumers not buy any online medication claiming to be a treatment for COVID-19, saying doing so could cause serious harm. The Amsterdam-based European Medicines Agency advised online buyers only to use registered online pharmacies when buying medicines...Read more »  


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice...Read more »  
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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 »  


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Early phase-2 trial of TAS-205 in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive muscular disease characterized by chronic cycles of inflammatory and necrotic processes. Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is produced by hematopoietic PGD synthase (HPGDS), which is pathologically implicated in muscle necrosis... Read more »


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 »


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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