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Dr k k Aggarwal

World Covid Meter 26th June: 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
27th June 2020
Multispeciality
Cases: 1M 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. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Doubling time India 18 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days... Read more »
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Important
Dr k k Aggarwal

Link between NAFLD and carotid artery atherosclerosis among nondiabetic individuals

27th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is marked by the infiltration of fat in liver cells. High liver fat levels are associated with increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, high cholesterol, and metabolic syndrome... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Pruritus is a key characteristic in psoriatic patients

27th June 2020 Dermatology
Psoriasis (Ps) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease that is associated with pruritus in approximately 64-98% of patients. However, few modestly sized studies assess factors associated with psoriatic pruritus... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Ebola outbreak in DRC declared over

27th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
The 10th outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been declared over. The long and complex outbreak has been overcome due to the leadership and commitment of the Government of the DRC, supported by the World Health Organization (WHO),... Read more »
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Practice Updates

‘Hand Hygiene for All’ joint initiative

27th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
In a joint statement by Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, on the launch of the ‘Hand Hygiene for All’ joint initiative, the agencies stressed that to control COVID-19, hand hygiene has to be made... Read more »
Practice Updates

New-Onset Brain Complications in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

27th June 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Neurology
Brain complications in hospitalized COVID-19 patients included both neurologic and psychiatric conditions, suggested an early analysis of the CoroNerve surveillance study. Among 125 hospitalized coronavirus patients selected by specialist physicians in the U.K.,...Read more »

Results from Two Phase 3 Trials of Bimekizumab Reported

27th June 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Dermatology
Results from two late-breaking phase 3 trials of the investigational interleukin-17A and IL-17F inhibitor bimekizumab have revealed that most patients with moderate to severe psoriasis could achieve clearance at week 16 and maintained clinical response at 1 year...Read more »
Practice Updates

One in 10 Cardiac Surgery Patients Develop Persistent Opioid Use

27th June 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Nearly one-tenth of patients who underwent cardiothoracic surgery and were prescribed opioids on discharge continued to take them for at least 3 months, suggests a new study. Investigators retrospectively analyzed data on around 36,000 patients who underwent cardiothoracic surgery,...Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

CCB + RAAS blocker rather than RAAS + HCTZ may be the combination of choice for high CV risk hypertensive patients

27th June 2020 Hypertension
Guidelines recommend combination therapy with complementary mechanism of actions in hypertension. The European guidelines further recommend a single pill combination to improve adherence. While calcium channel blockers (CCBs)... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can an MBBS doctor treat a patient who is admitted under him & has a specific complaint?

27th June 2020
If a patient is admitted under an MBBS doctor and has a specific complaint, the MBBS doctor should refer the patient to the specialist or any other physician for consultation and treatment. The MBBS doctor cannot practice which is detrimental to his/her patient...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Smart Kid

27th June 2020
So little Johnnie comes home with his report card for 5th grade, and shows it to his mother. His mom reads the report card and gets more and more upset as she sees his grades. "Johnnie, you have 5 "F’s" and a "D" in Math! Wait until your Father sees this!"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All the following are true regarding abscess of the spleen except:

27th June 2020
a) Majority of splenic abscesses result from hematogenous spread from other sites.
b) Both Gram positive and gram negative organisms are responsible for abscess of spleen.
c) Splenomegaly (enlargement of spleen) is present in most of the patients...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips on Water Hygiene

27th June 2020
• Travelers should avoid consuming tap water.
• Avoid ice made from tap water.
• Avoid any food rinsed in tap water... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: What is the importance of silence?

27th June 2020
True silence is the silence between the thoughts and represents the true self, consciousness or the soul. It is a web of energized information ready to take all, provided there is a right intent. The process of achieving silence is what meditation is....Read more »

Inspirational: It’s All Good

27th June 2020
There was a king in Africa who had a close friend he grew up with. The friend looked at every situation that ever occurred in his life, whether positive or negative, and remarked, "This is good!" One day the king and his friend went on a hunting expedition. The friend used to load and prepare the guns for the king...Read more »

Medical Voice

Rash of trouble: HCQ sparks new worry

27th June 2020
New Delhi: The efficacy of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), an anti-malaria drug, in treating or preventing Covid-19 is unclear. However, thousands of healthcare workers and common people continue to have them in the hope that it may guard them against novel coronavirus infection...Read more »

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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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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?
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From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Impact of Cissus quadrangularis Linn on the development of ovariectomy-induced osteopenia

Potu and colleagues designed a study to determine the efficacy of petroleum ether extract of Cissus quadrangularis (CQ) on the development of osteopenia in ovariectomy-induced experimental models. The models were ovariectomized or Sham operated... Read more »

Nephrology

Orthopedics

Practical efficacy of olmesartan vs. azilsartan in patients with hypertension: MUSCAT-4 study

A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan... Read more »

Pediatrics

Intervention measures for maintenance in the remission stage of childhood asthma.

The goal of a recent study published in the Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics was toexplore the intervention measures used to maintain clinical control in children with asthma in the remission stage, when concomitant with acute upper respiratory infection (AURI)... Read more »
 

Surgery

An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

Biofilm has often been cited as a key pathological factor in non-healing wounds. It therefore seems crucial to manage the biofilm in order to expedite wound healing and achieve the desired outcome. A study by Scully and colleagues compared the clinical and in vitro performance of a next-generation antibiofilm... Read more »
 

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