Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID-19 and Dentistry

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
27th August 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1067: IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “COVID-19 and Dentistry”, 22nd August, 2020, 4-5pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Ramesh K Datta, Hony Finance Secretary IMA, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr S Sharma. Faculty: Prof (Dr) Mahesh Verma, Prosthodontist, Vice Chancellor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Former Director and Principal of Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 26th August: Acute manageable immuno-thrombo-inflammatory viral disease with post viral phase, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
27th August 2020
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, 10M June 29th, 11M July 4, 12M July 8, 13M July 13, 14M July 17, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16, 22M August 19, 23M August 21. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Coronavirus Cases: 24,048,856, Deaths: 823,180, Recovered: 16,597,318... Read more »
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Alcohol consumption and the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis B cirrhosis

27th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are commonly encountered diseases in developing countries. Guan et al enroled 1095 decompensated hepatic cirrhotic patients admitted to a hospital from September 2014 to August 2019 in this study... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

27th August 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
Zinc Update

Immunomodulatory role of zinc

27th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
COVID-19 is a global public health distress triggered by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and represents a significant danger to healthcare worldwide. Zinc has the potential to be a supportive treatment in COVID-19 patients owing to its anti-viral and immunomodulatory properties... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Treating COVID-19 could result in increased antimicrobial resistance

27th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
WASHINGTON: The use of antibiotics in COVID-19 patients could lead to increased resistance to their benefits among the wider population, suggests a new study. Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are receiving a combination of medications to prevent secondary bacterial infections... Read more »

Coronavirus re-infections raise concerns

27th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
It has been confirmed that two European patients have been re-infected with COVID-19. This has raised concerns about immunity to the coronavirus. The cases, in Belgium and the Netherlands, have been reported after researchers in Hong Kong reported about a man who got infected by a different strain of the virus four... Read more »
Practice Updates

India Records More Coronavirus Recoveries than Fresh Infections

27th August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: For the first time, around 6,000 more people recovered from COVID-19 than were infected in India over the last 24 hours, stated the Health Ministry; however, the country continued to document the highest number of daily cases in the world...Read more »
Practice Updates

CDC Updates Recommendations for Travelers

27th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated the recommendations for travelers. It has dropped the requirement for self-quarantine for 14 days after returning from countries or areas with a high concentration of COVID-19 cases... Read more »

Laparoscopic Surgery Appears Safe in Early Gastric Cancer

27th August 2020 OncologyPharmacists
A randomized trial, published in JAMA Oncology, has revealed that laparoscopic surgery, performed by an experienced surgeon, is a safe alternative to open surgery for patients with stage I gastric cancer. The trial included 214 patients undergoing total gastrectomy with lymphadenectomy...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

Women with PCOS may confidently take on the world – CPA/EE yields a range of benefits...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

Are advance medical directives legal in India?

27th August 2020
Yes, in the landmark judgment titled as “Common Cause versus Union of India, 2018 (5) SCC 1 passed by the Hon’ble Constitution Bench of 4 Judges of the Supreme Court of India, it has duly held that the advance medical directives are legal in India...Read more »

eMedi Humor

A bad headache

27th August 2020
Doctor, Doctor Have you got something for a bad headache?
Doc: Of course. Just take this hammer and smash yourself in the head.
Then you’ll have a bad headache...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All of the following conditions may predispose to pulmonary embolism except:

27th August 2020
1. Protein S deficiency.
2. Malignancy.
3. Obesity...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Some tips to prevent type 2 diabetes

27th August 2020
• Exercise - Exercise has various benefits such as preventing weight gain, controlling blood sugar levels, and other conditions. A minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity on a daily basis is highly beneficial.
• Eat healthy - A diet rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables is very good for the body... Read more »

eSpiritual: The very purpose of life is to face sufferings

27th August 2020
According to Hinduism, the very fact we are born means that in our last life, we did not get liberation or Moksha. It also means that some sufferings in our last birth still remained. Therefore, the purpose of this birth is to face those sufferings...Read more »

Inspirational: A True friend

27th August 2020
It was horrifying for the World War I soldier to see his lifelong friend fall in battle. Caught in a trench with continuous gunfire over his head, the soldier asked his lieutenant if he could go out into the no man’s land and bring his fallen fellow soldier back...Read more »

Medical Voice

Scarcity of labs may slow down vaccine trials

27th August 2020
Mumbai: A scarcity of laboratories equipped to handle necessary tests and meet all safety requirements may delay trials of potential Covid-19 vaccines in India, some vaccine developers said. At least five Covid-19 vaccine candidates are in various stages of development in the country. However,...Read more »


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Doctors Survey

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Blood pressure control with cilnidipine treatment in Japanese post-stroke hypertensive patients

Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are the choice of therapy for post-stroke patients. A large-scale prospective study of 2667 post-stroke hypertensive patients treated with cilnidipine assessed BP control and adverse reactions in the patients... Read more »



How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis

The American National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep per day for adults 18 years of age and older. There has been increasing amount of research into the association between osteoporosis and sleep. Longer sleep duration has been tied to increased risk of osteoporosis.... Read more »


Understanding how skin barrier evolves and reacts during the first few years of life

The structure of the stratum corneum (SC) and corresponding skin barrier develops from before birth up to about 4 years of age. Understanding the evolution of skin barrier structure during the first few years of life is the first step to developing solutions for improved infant skin health... Read more »


Bariatric surgery prevents severe CKD and ESRD

Patients that underwent weight-loss surgery lowered their risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) when compared to conventionally treated patients, according to a study published in International Journal of Obesity... Read more »

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