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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID in the South

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
30th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1172: IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “Current situation of COVID-19 in the South” 21st November, 2020, 4-5pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr Brijendra Prakash, Dr S Sharma. Faculty: Dr JA Jayalal, National President-Elect, IMA. The webinar was dedicated to the memory of Dr Gangadhar Rao, Past National President, IMA and was named “Dr Gangadhar Rao Memorial Lecture”.
Key points from the discussion • Earlier, Tamil Nadu was contributing the major share of the total number of COVID cases in the country...Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: IBD

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
30th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1173: Anti-cytokine therapy controls inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) symptoms by normalizing decreased or raised ACE2 levels, and could play a protective role in COVID-19. ACE2 is known to be highly expressed in the bowel. As per Dr. Dermot P. B. McGovern of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, ACE2 expression is altered in IBD and is linked with response to the anti-cytokine drug, infliximab. A paper published in Cell suggests that individuals with COVID-19 have high TNF levels and that mouse models were relatively protected... Read more »
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Diabetic Hepatopathy

30th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Liver disease is an important cause of death in type 2 diabetes. Diabetes, by most estimates, is now the most common cause of liver disease. Cryptogenic cirrhosis, of which diabetes is, by far, the most common cause, has become the third leading indication for liver transplantation. A large study of patients... 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

30th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc deficiency and Risk of infections

30th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
An important micronutrient for human growth, development along with proper functioning of the immune system is zinc. Deficiency of zinc can impair the overall immune function and resistance to various infections. Mild to moderate zinc deficiency can be distinguished through a positive response to supplementation trials... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Ireland to ease COVID-19 curbs ahead of many European countries

30th November 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
DUBLIN - Ireland is set to allow shops, restaurants, gyms and pubs serving food to reopen, and authorize travel between counties from December 18, to facilitate a different but special Christmas, stated Prime Minister Micheal Martin. Ireland was one of the first European countries to reimpose strict... Read more »

Delhi’s COVID-19 positivity rate under 9% for third day

30th November 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePediatrics
New Delhi: The positivity rate of COVID-19 in Delhi remained below 9% for the third consecutive day on Friday. Over the previous 24 hours, the state health department stated that 64,455 people were tested for the infection and of them, 5,482 (8.5%) were found to be positive... Read more »

COVID-19 virus survives on surfaces within thin films, says IIT Bombay study

30th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The COVID-19 virus tends to survive on surfaces by clinging to thin liquid films, suggests a study by researchers at IIT-Bombay, providing key insights into how the virus persists for hours or days on solid surfaces under ambient conditions. The study has been published in the journal Physics of Fluids and suggests that the long survival time... Read more »

Age No Barrier to Weight Loss in Those with Morbid Obesity

30th November 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
Hospital-based lifestyle interventions should be recommended for older adults in order to reduce weight, suggested investigators in a study published online November 22 in Clinical Endocrinology, as they noted no difference in weight loss between older and younger subjects in their program for individuals with morbid obesity... Read more »

Incidence of Stroke Increasing Among Young

30th November 2020 Emergency MedicinePharmacists
While the incidence of stroke appears to be increasing steadily among young adults, the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) continues to remain stable, suggests a new analysis presented at the European Stroke Organization-World Stroke Organization (ESO-WSO) Conference 2020.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is Bolam’s test?

30th November 2020
“The stringent standards regarding disclosure laid down in Canterbury, as necessary to secure an informed consent of the patient is not accepted in the English courts. In England, the standard applicable is popularly known as the Bolam’s test, first laid down in a trial relating to negligence of a medical practitioner...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Don’t get too comfortable

30th November 2020
The CEO of a large TPA dies and goes to heaven. St. Peter shows him to a lovely villa, wonderful music, great views, full staff of servants, gourmet meals, etc. The CEO says, "This is terrific!" "Don’t get too comfortable," says St. Peter. "You’re only approved for a three–day stay."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Thirty-eight children consumed eatables procured from a single source at a picnic party. Twenty children developed abdominal cramps followed by vomiting and watery diarrhea 6-10 hours afterwards. The most likely etiology for the outbreak is:

30th November 2020
1. Rotavirus infection.
2. Enterotoxigenic E. coli infection
3. Staphylococcal toxin...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Some tips to keep obesity under check

30th November 2020
• Skip carbohydrates once in a week.
• Combine a sweet food with bitter food (for instance, choose to cook aloo methi over aloo matar).
• Opt for bitter green foods such as karela, methi, palak, bhindi, etc... Read more »

eSpiritual: The very purpose of life is to face sufferings

30th November 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. When the purpose of our life is to face sufferings,...Read more »

Inspirational: The Touchstone

30th November 2020
When the great library of Alexandria burned, one book was saved. But it was not a valuable one. So, a poor man, who could read a little, bought it for a few coppers. The book wasn't very interesting; however, between its pages, there was something very interesting. It was a thin strip of vellum which had the secret of the "Touchstone" written on it...Read more »


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