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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster: Statins before admission

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
27th September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1093: Statin use prior to hospital admission
1. Statin use during the 30 days before hospital admission for COVID-19 was found to be associated with a decreased risk of developing severe disease, and a faster time to recovery among patients without severe COVID-19, in a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology. 2. The impact of statins, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) on COVID-19 severity and recovery is important, considering their high prevalence of use among individuals at risk for severe COVID-19...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 26th September: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
27th September 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, 24M August 27, 25M August 30, 26M September 3, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23. 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: 32,744,614, Deaths: 992,914, Recovered: 24,167,552... Read more »
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Adverse outcomes of progression of fatty liver disease in children

27th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has emerged as the most common chronic liver disease in children. It is known to encompass a spectrum of liver diseases, which includes simple hepatic steatosis and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). This, in turn, can progress into fibrosis, cirrhosis,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

27th September 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

Effects of oral zinc supplements in the treatment of acute and persistent diarrhea

27th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Several children in developing countries are at an increased risk for zinc deficiency. Zinc supplements have been earlier shown to deliver therapeutic benefits in diarrhea. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of oral zinc supplements during recovery from acute or persistent diarrhea.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Updated influenza vaccine advice from WHO

27th September 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Amid a potential dearth in influenza vaccines on a global level and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has advised countries to protect the elderly and healthcare workers first. Dr Ann Moen, Chief, Influenza Preparedness and Response at the WHO,... Read more »
Practice Updates

National Medical Commission comes into existence replacing MCI

27th September 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
NEW DELHI: The National Medical Commission (NMC) has come into existence from Friday, replacing the Medical Council of India (MCI), as the country's apex regulator of medical education and profession. As the NMC comes into being, the Board of Governors (BoG) which superseded the MCI... Read more »

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine evokes strong immune response in early trial

27th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Interim results reported that a single dose of Johnson & Johnson's experimental COVID-19 vaccine evoked a strong immune response against the novel coronavirus in an early-to-mid stage clinical trial. The vaccine - Ad26.COV2.S – was found to be equally well-tolerated at two different doses...Read more »

Therapeutic vs. prophylactic anticoagulation for severe COVID-19

27th September 2020 Pharmacists Emergency Medicine
Therapeutic-level dosing of enoxaparin was shown to improve respiratory outcomes in severe COVID-19 in a pilot randomized trial, published in Thrombosis Research. Gas exchange measured by the PaO2/FiO2 ratio appeared to improve significantly over time...Read more »

COVID-19: Children May Have Better Immune Response than Adults

27th September 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A new study, published in Science Translational Medicine, suggests that children infected with COVID-19 may fare better than adults owing to a better immune system response. Investigators assessed 65 children and 60 adults with COVID-19 at a hospital system in New York City... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can the relatives/attendants ask for medical records of a patient who was earlier admitted in another hospital?

27th September 2020
Yes. The relatives/attendants can ask the previous hospitals to give a copy of the records quoting MCI rules. The MCI Code of Ethics Regulations, 2002 holds that “If any request is made for medical records either by the patients / authorized attendant or legal authorities involved,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Got that?

27th September 2020
Nurse to Patient: How old are you, Mrs. Smith?
Patient: None of your business.
Nurse: But the doctor must know your age for his records...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The pain management nurse assesses a 67-year-old patient for reports of episodic, sudden-onset and right-sided facial pain. The patient describes the pain as fleeting, electric-like and triggered by light touch and brushing of the teeth. The pain management nurse suspects:

27th September 2020
a. Facet syndrome. b. Myofascial pain syndrome. c. Temporomandibular disorder...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: OTC does not mean that these drugs can be taken without a doctor’s advice

27th September 2020
An over-the-counter antacid is often used to relieve mild cases of heartburn or acid reflux. Though they are available without a doctor’s prescription, they should be taken only under a doctor’s advice. As per American Academy of Family Physicians:... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why are coconut and the kalash used in all poojas?

27th September 2020
‘If nature wanted you to drink coconut water in non-coastal areas it would not have grown coconuts in the coastal areas’ is a common naturopathic saying. Coconut water is the treatment for most humidity-related illnesses in coastal areas. It is sterile water and has been used in surgical...Read more »

Inspirational Story: House of 1000 Mirrors

27th September 2020
There was place known as the House of 1000 Mirrors. A small, happy little dog came to know about this place and decided to visit. When he arrived there, he bounced happily up the stairs to the doorway of the house. He looked through the doorway with his ears lifted high and his tail wagging fast...Read more »

Medical Voice

Plasma therapy can check hypoxia in Covid patients: Study

27th September 2020
KOLKATA: The Centre of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and Bengal government’s randomized control trial on use of convalescent plasma therapy in severe Covid-19 patients has shown an immediate reduction in hypoxia (oxygen deprivation) as compared to patients on standard therapy...Read more »


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