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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster: Future of lung function screening

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
29th October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1120: Voice-Based Screening Predicts Lung Function
1. A preliminary study has revealed that novel voice and breath analysis using a smartphone app could be a useful measure of lung function. 2. It may serve as a valuable tool for the identification and monitoring of respiratory disease. 3. Automated voice and breath analysis was shown to be effective for predicting lung function, with an 82% accuracy for predicting patients with and without obstructive lung disease...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 28th October, Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
29th October 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, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17, 40M October 19, 41M October 22, 42M October 24, 43M October 26... Read more »
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Macrophages in the Aging Liver and Age-Related Liver Disease

29th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Aging is a key risk factor for the development of liver fibrosis, mainly in hepatitis, which can lead to portal hypertension and cirrhosis. Elderly people continue to increase worldwide and are predominantly at risk for yielding to liver failure owing to the declines in reformative capacity, reduced survival post-liver transplantation,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

29th October 2020 Hypertension
The prevalence of hypertension, the most prominent modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease and mortality, continues to rise globally. It is estimated that, in 2010, nearly 31.1% of the global adult population worldwide suffered... Read more »
Zinc Update

Effects of zinc supplementation on nutritional status in children with CKD

29th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is an important micronutrient for humans and deficiency of zinc can affect their normal growth and development. The main objective of this study is to assess the outcome of two doses of zinc supplementation (ZS) on the nutritional status in chronic kidney disease (CKD) children.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Stroke Day

29th October 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
Stroke is the leading cause of disability across the world and the second leading cause of death. However, almost all strokes can be prevented. Several stroke survivors experience significant challenges, including physical disability, communication difficulties, loss of work, income and social networks, etc... Read more »

FDA OKs Lotion for Nonprescription Use to Treat Head Lice

29th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a lotion to treat head lice for nonprescription or over-the-counter (OTC) use. The approval has been granted through a process called a prescription (Rx)-to-OTC switch. Initially, the FDA approved ivermectin lotion,... Read more »

Russia applies for WHO emergency use tag for Sputnik V

29th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Applications have been submitted by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to the World Health Organization for an Emergency Use Listing as well as prequalification of its COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, stated Russia’s sovereign wealth fund. An Emergency Use Listing (EUL) helps make a vaccine available across the globe faster.... Read more »

5 states account for nearly 50% of new COVID-19 cases in India

29th October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: The Centre is concerned over five states - Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi - that account for nearly 50% of new COVID-19 cases detected on Monday. The Centre is focussing on states where cases are growing while the average daily new COVID-19...Read more »

Initial GI Symptoms Independently Associated with Poor COVID-19 Outcomes

29th October 2020 Critical Care Pharmacists
Initial presence of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in patients presenting at the hospital with suspected COVID-19 independently predicted worse outcomes, suggested an electronic records review of over 1,000 patients. Based on the number of initial GI symptoms (score 1: only one GI symptom, score 2: two or three GI symptoms),... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there a difference between active euthanasia and passive euthanasia?

29th October 2020
Yes. Active euthanasia and passive euthanasia differ from each other. Active euthanasia means where death is caused by the administration of a lethal injection or drugs. Active euthanasia also includes physician-assisted suicide, where the injection or drugs are supplied by the physician, but the act of administration is undertaken by the patient himself. Active euthanasia is not permissible in most countries...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Funny meanings...

29th October 2020
Conference: The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Isotopic response is seen in scars of which condition?

29th October 2020
a. Orolabial herpes
b. Herpes genitalis
c. Pyoderma gangrenosum...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: All about Diabetes

29th October 2020
• India is the diabetes capital of the world. • People with diabetes are nearly twice as likely as people without diabetes to die from heart disease, and have a higher risk for kidney, eye and nerve diseases, among other complications. • Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented, and type 1 and 2 diabetes can be managed to prevent complications... Read more »

eSpiritual: Is it necessary to take a dip in Ganga to remove your sins?

29th October 2020
Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, the sangam of the three rivers in Allahabad, is believed to be the holiest place in the country where, if one takes a dip, one washes away his or her past sins. After death, ashes are also submerged in the Ganga with an assumption that the past sins will be removed...Read more »

Inspirational: Virtually instant ways to improve your life

29th October 2020
Several problems that we face come from within our own minds. They aren’t the result of events, bad luck, or other people. We ourselves cause them through our own poor mental habits. Here are the habits you should set aside right away...Read more »

Medical Voice

Air pollution may hinder India's fight against Covid-19, say scientists

29th October 2020
NEW DELHI: The causal link between air pollution and Covid-19 cases is yet to be established conclusively but long-term exposure will certainly make people more vulnerable to lung infections, warn scientists as the skies over large parts of north India, including Delhi, turn smoky and the air quality deteriorates...Read more »


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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... Read more »

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