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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

World Covid Meter 27th January 2021, Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
28th January 2021
Cases: 1M: April 2, 2 M April 15, 3 M: April 27, 4 M May 8; 5 M 20 May, 6 M 30th May, 7 M 7th June, 8M by 15 June, 9 M 22nd June, 10 M 29th June. 11 M 4th July, 16 M , 17 M 29 July, 18 M 1st August, 21 .8 M 16 August, 25 M 30th August, 28 M 10 September, 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: 100,809,750, Deaths: 2,165,081, Recovered: 72,818,634, ACTIVE CASES 25,823,591, Currently Infected Patients 25,715,865 (99.6%) in Mild Condition, 110,170 (0.4%) Serious or Critical, CLOSED CASES 74,986,159...Read more »
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Aspirin for primary prevention of ASCVD in patients with diabetes

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
28th January 2021
Patients with diabetes mellitus have an increased risk of cardiovascular complications in the long run. Better control of hyperglycemia, along with other cardiovascular risk factors, has been tied to a reduction in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and death in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, the burden of death and hospitalization for ASCVD in diabetes patients continues to be twice that in the matched non-diabetic population.1 Lifestyle interventions, as well as drugs like statins and low-dose aspirin,... Read more »
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Determination of Nutrition in various stages of liver cirrhosis

28th January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The current study was aimed to assess the prevalence of protein-calorie malnutrition, characteristics, and clinical importance of nutrition disorders in patients with liver cirrhosis on the basis of severity of disease. The study included 60 patients with cirrhosis (33 male and 27 female) and their nutritional assessment on the parameters of subjective... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

28th January 2021 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Efficacy of antitussive treatment of acute respiratory infection cough

28th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The effectiveness of an antitussive beta 2 sympathomimetic combination, such as dextromethorphan and salbutamol combination were compared with dextromethorphan, which is a plain antitussive and a placebo in a double-blind clinical trial in almost 108 out-patients who had cough and is associated with acute respiratory infection... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO recommends dapivirine vaginal ring for HIV prevention among women at considerable risk

28th January 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Business and Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended the use of dapivirine vaginal ring (DPV-VR) as an added option for women at considerable risk of HIV infection. DPV-VR has to be used as a component of combination approaches for the prevention of HIV infection. It was noted in two Phase III randomized controlled trials that the use... Read more »

WHO expert panel issues guidance on second COVID-19 vaccine doses

28th January 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
An expert panel of the WHO has released the first guidance on the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The agency has stated that the vaccine must be given to the beneficiaries in two separate doses, at a gap of 28 days. The agency’s advisory group of experts on immunization, SAGE, added that in some unprecedented situations, this gap could be extended to 42 days... Read more »

India attains vaccination milestone, over 20 lakh inoculated

28th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
India reached yet another milestone on Monday as more than 20 lakh individuals were vaccinated against COVID-19. The new infections and the daily fatalities were at their lowest in nearly eight months, with 9,102 fresh cases and 117 deaths reported across the country on Monday. The states accounting for more than ... Read more »

With right precautions, in-person learning possible during pandemic: CDC

28th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have suggested that if appropriate measures to check the spread of coronavirus are followed, low-risk, in-person learning is possible. According to a paper appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers suggest that the type of... Read more »

Colchicine for Early COVID-19

28th January 2021Pathology & Lab MedicineEmergency Medicine
Findings from the COLCORONA trial suggest that the anti-inflammatory drug colchicine improved COVID-19 outcomes among patients with relatively mild disease. The drug was found to diminish the risk of death or hospitalizations by 21% in comparison with placebo. The results reached statistical significance.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it necessary to obtain consent of the patient in India?

28th January 2021
In India, a patient has the legal right to autonomy and self-determination as mentioned in Article 21 of the Constitution of India, 1950. The patient can refuse treatment except in an emergency situation. In such a situation, the doctor need not obtain consent for treatment. The provision of Article 21 of the Constitution of India, 1950 is reproduced hereunder:...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Fishing for birds

28th January 2021
I was teaching my son how to fly a kite in the park when a guy walks by and says: "Flying a kite?" I said: "No, fishing for birds."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

In which of the following locations is carcinoid tumor most common?

28th January 2021
1. Esophagus
2. Stomach
3. Small bowel...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Diagnosis of hypertension in childhood calls for repeated BP measurements

28th January 2021
The diagnosis of hypertension should be confirmed on the basis of three blood pressure measurements at separate clinic visits. Normative BP percentiles are based on data on gender, age, height, and blood pressure measurements from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and other population-based studies... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we place our hands over the flame?

28th January 2021
Flame refers to the flame of true knowledge. At the end of any aarti, we place our hands over the flame and then touch our eyes and the top of the head with those hands. It means – “May the light that illuminated the Lord light up my vision; May my vision be divine and my thoughts noble and beautiful.”...Read more »

Inspirational: The Waste in Worry

28th January 2021
If we start keeping a record of all the things we worried about, we would find that a majority of these anticipated problems never occur. Therefore, most of the time we spend in worrying, even if it is the constructive type of worry that urges us to find a solution, is wasted. Hence, we not only subject ourselves to unnecessary anguish,...Read more »


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