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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Cytotoxic T Cells

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
2nd October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1095: Cytotoxic T Cell Therapy Might Be Possible in COVID-19 Cytotoxic T cell therapy may be possible in patients with COVID-19, despite there being a potential obstacle. The approach involves treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with T-lymphocytes obtained from donors who recovered from the disease. However, steroids, being increasingly used to treat these patients, are toxic to lymphocytes, likely negating any beneficial effects of the immunotherapy...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 1st October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
2nd 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. 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: 34,147,215, Deaths: 1,018,209, Recovered: 25,420,059... Read more »
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Aging and liver disease

2nd October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Aging is a condition in which a person gradually loses the ability to maintain homeostasis, due to structural alteration or dysfunction. Aging is a major risk factor for most chronic diseases. The goal of a study published in Current Opinion in Gastroenterology was to assess the effect of aging on clinical liver diseases... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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

2nd October 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

Zinc Status and Autoimmunity

2nd October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is an essential trace element, known to have a role in biological processes. Zinc has a vital role in over 300 enzymes and contributes to cell communication, proliferation, differentiation and survival. Additionally, this micronutrient has a role to play in the regulation of the immune system.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

People over 60 hardest hit by COVID-19 in the Americas

2nd October 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Health systems in the Americas are not adequately responding to the requirements of older adults and need to be adapted, considering the current COVID-19 pandemic, state experts at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The organization called for person-centered,... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 prevalence in England high but growth slowing, says study

2nd October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The prevalence of COVID-19 infections in England is far higher as compared to what it was at the end of August; however, there are signs of slowing of growth in infection rate, suggests a study by Imperial College. The study revealed that 1 in 200 people were infected and that the reproduction R rate came down... Read more »

September was worst as India added 41% of cases, 34% of deaths

2nd October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: Active COVID-19 cases increased in India on Wednesday after recording a fall for two consecutive days, with September turning out to be the worst time for the country during the pandemic. The month accounted for the highest number of deaths in any month...Read more »

High Prevalence of Fatigue Following COVID-19 Infection Independent of COVID-19 Severity

2nd October 2020 Pharmacists Emergency Medicine
Persistent fatigue is observed in over half of patients recovered from COVID-19, irrespective of the severity of their infection, suggests research presented at the 2020 ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID), held online September 23-25. The study included 128 participants, mean age 50 years,...Read more »

Caffeine and Parkinson's Disease

2nd October 2020Neurology Pharmacists
According to new research, published in Neurology, individuals with Parkinson's disease had lower plasma caffeine levels compared to those without Parkinson's, and the levels were even lower for Parkinson's patients having the LRRK2 gene mutation. Researchers reported that plasma caffeine concentration... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?

2nd October 2020
Yes, it is mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receipt/money receipt issued by him to his/her patients....Read more »

eMedi Humor

Funny definitions

2nd October 2020
Inflation: Cutting money in half without damaging the paper...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A female patient is admitted for treatment of chronic renal failure (CRF). The nurse knows that this disorder increases the risk of:

2nd October 2020
a. Water and sodium retention secondary to a severe decrease in the glomerular filtration rate. b. A decreased serum phosphate level secondary to kidney failure. c. An increased serum calcium level secondary to kidney failure...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to relieve heartburn

2nd October 2020
• Try to avoid foods that seem to trigger any symptoms.
• Eat small portions and don't overeat; chew food slowly and completely.
• Avoid smoking, eating quickly, chewing gum, and drinking carbonated beverages as they lead to swallowing excess air... Read more »

eSpiritual: The science behind observing Shradhs

2nd October 2020
Shradhs are observed every year in Dakshinayana during Chaturmas in the Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month. Many rituals are performed to satisfy the unfulfilled desires of three generations of our ancestors. According to the Vedas, every individual has three debts to be paid off - firstly, of the Devtas...Read more »

Inspirational: A simple gesture

2nd October 2020
A little boy had to sell magazines for school. He walked up to a house that people seldom visited. It was an old, run down and the owner rarely came out. And whenever he did come out, he would not talk to anyone. The boy knocked on the door...Read more »

Medical Voice

Moderna Covid-19 vaccine appears safe, shows signs of working in older adults: Study

2nd October 2020
CHICAGO: Results from an early safety study of Moderna Inc's coronavirus vaccine candidate in older adults showed that it produced virus-neutralizing antibodies at levels similar to those seen in younger adults, with side effects roughly on par with high-dose flu shots, researchers said on Tuesday...Read more »


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