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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: CMAAO Ten Sutras

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
29th September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1094: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “CMAAO countries consensus on COVID-19 as on date”, 26th September, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants, Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Treasurer, CMAAO; Dr Prakash Budhathoki, Nepal; Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh; Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad, Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association. Invitees: Dr Russell D’Souza, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Australia; Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group...Read more »
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Could Acetylsalicylic Acid be Useful in Adults with COVID-19?

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
29th September 2020
Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus known to cause the COVID-19 pandemic, has affected over 33 million individuals across the globe, with the death toll due to the infection rising to over 10 lakh (as of September 28, 2020).1
This virus has been shown to affect several organs, particularly the respiratory tract. COVID-19 is characterized by stimulation of an immune response with pro-inflammatory cytokine release,... Read more »
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Effects of circulating adipocytokines in the loss of appetite in underweight children

29th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
A study by Vehapoglu and colleagues evaluated serum concentrations of the novel adipokines, vaspin, apelin, and visfatin in underweight children and determined their relationship with anthropometric and nutritional markers of malnutrition. Investigators enroled 44 underweight prepubertal children,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Efficacy of Combination Therapy with Amlodipine & ARBs in Asian Hypertensive Patients

29th September 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension (HTN) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular mortality across the globe. There are several studies that have compared the safety and efficacy between different antihypertensive classes;... Read more »
Zinc Update

Current pandemic of COVID-19: Functional foods to boost immune function

29th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
A new article published in the Journal of Infection and Public Health discussed that the pandemic of novel coronavirus has resulted in a high number of hospitalizations and deaths and has led to a devastating toll on human and society health. Symptoms of the infected patients vary significantly—from life-threatening ... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Heart Day

29th September 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for nearly half of all deaths due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), thus making it the world’s leading cause of death. World Heart Day, observed every year on 29 September, is a platform for the CVD community to fight against CVD and reduce the global disease burden... Read more »
Practice Updates

India's COVID-19 recoveries cross 50 lakh mark

29th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: With 10 lakh recoveries in 11 days, India's total COVID-19 recoveries have crossed the 50 lakh-mark. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated that the country’s total recoveries crossed the landmark milestone of 50 lakh. It added that the increase from 1 lakh in June has been steep... Read more »

China reports asymptomatic coronavirus cases after 35 days

29th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
China recently reported its first local asymptomatic infections in more than a month after two port workers, who had unloaded frozen seafood, tested positive. These cases raise concern that contaminated imports could transmit the coronavirus. The two cases were detected in Shandong province’s...Read more »

In Patients with H. Pylori, Higher-Dose PPIs May Promote Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia

29th September 2020 Pharmacists Gastroenterology
Among patients positive for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), upper quartiles of cumulative proton pump inhibitor (PPI) doses had a significant association with precancerous gastric intestinal metaplasia (GIM) in a dose-dependent manner, reported a large retrospective study. Upper quartiles of PPI use were also tied to a 5- to 10-times...Read more »

Metabolic Blood Biomarkers May Help Distinguish Depression from Anxiety

29th September 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
According to a new study presented at the virtual 33rd European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress, metabolic alterations linked to inflammation and lipid metabolism can help differentiate depression from anxiety and ascertain disease severity. A Dutch study included 1400 individuals with anxiety,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

When is consent not necessary to be obtained by the doctor or hospital?

29th September 2020
In case of medical emergency, the doctor can operate on the patient without his or her consent and the doctor is protected by the defence of medical necessity of obtaining consent from the patient. The 3 Judges Constitution Bench of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the landmark judgment...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Ringing ears

29th September 2020
I remember one time I told my doctor I had a ringing in my ears.
His advice: "Don’t answer it."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The best management of the recalled Fidelis ICD lead is:

29th September 2020
a. Urgent removal electively
b. Removal for lead failure
c. Removal at the time of generator change...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Walking Tips

29th September 2020
• Walking requires no special clothes or equipment, and it’s free.
• Make walking fun by going to places you enjoy.
• Walk with someone else to enjoy a chat, or listen to your favorite music,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Definition of Health

29th September 2020
Health is not mere absence of disease; it is a state of physical, mental, social, spiritual, environmental and financial wellbeing. All aspects of health are not defined in allopathy. During MBBS, medical students are taught more about the physical health. Social and mental health are covered only in few lectures....Read more »

Inspirational Story: The Good you do, comes back to you

29th September 2020
A woman used to bake chapatis for members of her family and would make an extra one for a hungry passerby. She would keep the extra chapati on the window sill, for whosoever would take it away. A hunchback would come daily and take away the chapati. Instead of expressing gratitude, he would say:...Read more »

Medical Voice

A cheaper, faster Covid-19 test

29th September 2020
Stockholm: A method for fast, cheap, yet accurate testing for Covid-19 infection has been developed by a team of researchers. The method simplifies and frees the testing from expensive reaction steps, enabling upscaling of the diagnostics. This makes the method particularly attractive for places and situations...Read more »


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How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis

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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 »


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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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