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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Thymus and COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
2nd September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1072: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “COVID-19 Update”
Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Role of thymus in enhancing immunity against COVID-19”
, 29th August, 2020, 11am-12noon. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr AK Agarwal, Dr Suneela Garg, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr DR Rai, Dr Tripathi, Dr Angeli Misra, Dr Atul Pandya, Prof Bejon Misra, Dr Anil Kumar, Mrs Upasana Arora, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma. Faculty: Dr Jagat Kaul,... Read more »
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Acute manageable immuno-thrombo-inflammatory viral disease with post viral phase; 213 countries affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
2nd September 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. 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: 25,632,203, Deaths: 854,685, Recovered: 17,937,062... Read more »
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Review of clinical and laboratory findings, histological profile, treatments, and outcomes of autoimmune hepatitis in children and adolescents

2nd September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), a progressive chronic liver disease, is typified by periportal inflammation, bridging necrosis, liver cell rosetting, and marked plasma cell infiltration. To study the disease in pediatric population, Porta and colleagues conducted a trial to assess clinical presentation,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

2nd September 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
Zinc Update

Nutritional status in irritable bowel syndrome

2nd September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 12% of the population and the evidence supporting current medical interventions is poor. There is increasing focus on the therapeutic benefit of diet and supplementation. A new study published in JGH Open compared dietary composition and hematologic and biochemical markers... Read more »

News From All Specialities

90% of countries suffer disruptions to essential health services due to ongoing pandemic

2nd September 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
The first indicative survey on the impact of COVID-19 on health systems has been recently published by the World Health Organization (WHO), which has data from 105 countries. The data compiled from five regions from March through June 2020 suggest that nearly every country,... Read more »

Opening up without control of COVID-19 would be disastrous, says WHO

2nd September 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Countries that are facing significant active spread of COVID-19 must prevent the intensifying events, as opening up without controlling the virus would turn out to be disastrous, stated the World Health Organization. According to WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Aspirin as a prophylaxis of COVID-19-induced coagulopathy?

2nd September 2020 Cardiology Public Health
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has been observed to present with an array of phenotypes, from asymptomatic to severe, rapid multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and death. While the mechanisms that...Read more »
Practice Updates

India records around 2 million COVID-19 cases in August, sets global record

2nd September 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: India reported around 2 million COVID-19 cases in the month of August, the highest number recorded in any country for any month since the outbreak of the pandemic. India also recorded a rise in deaths from the coronavirus, with 28,859 fatalities reported in August, representing...Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves First-of-its-Kind Automated Insulin Delivery and Monitoring System for Pediatric Patients

2nd September 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
The US Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to a hybrid closed loop diabetes management device aimed at automatically monitoring glucose and providing appropriate basal insulin doses, for individuals with type 1 diabetes aged 2 to 6 years. The device would require little... Read more »

BP Treatment Decreases CVD Risks, Even in Patients with Normal Levels

2nd September 2020 Internal Medicine Pharmacists
The treatment of systolic blood pressure, even among those without evidence of cardiovascular disease, seems to decrease the risk of a composite of cardiovascular events, suggests new research presented at the European Society of Cardiology virtual meeting...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a patient seek redressal for grievances regarding treatment received?

2nd September 2020
Yes. The National Board for Accreditation of Healthcare (NABH) Patient Charter has provisions for this.
5. Right to redress : • Patient has the right to justice by lodging a complaint through an authority dedicated for this purpose by the healthcare provider organisation or with government health authorities...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Stop Following Me!

2nd September 2020
A man was walking home alone one night when he heard a "BUMP…BUMP…BUMP…" behind him. Walking faster, he looked back, making out an image of an upright coffin banging its way down the middle of the street towards him…"BUMP…BUMP…BUMP…" ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The following separation technique depends on the molecular size of the protein:

2nd September 2020
Chromatography on a carboxymethyl (CM) cellulose column.
2. Iso-electric focusing.
3. Gel filtration chromatography...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 5 Steps to Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s disease

2nd September 2020
1. Maintain a healthy weight.
2. Check your waistline.
3. Eat mindfully. Emphasize on colorful, vitamin rich vegetables and fruits; whole grains; fish, lean poultry, tofu,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescriptions: Satsang

2nd September 2020
Satsang is a common household word and is often held in many residential colonies. Traditionally, Satsang means the regular meeting of a group of elderly or women of an area with a common intention of attaining inner happiness or peace through Bhajans or devotional songs for a particular God or Gods...Read more »

Inspirational : Hiding their weaknesses and highlighting their strength

2nd September 2020
Once, there was a King who had only one eye and one leg. He called all the painters in town and asked them to draw a beautiful portrait of him. But none of them could do so. How could they paint him beautifully with the defects in his eye and leg?...Read more »

Medical Voice

Maharashtra: Free treatment for Covid-19 and other ailments now till October 31

2nd September 2020
PUNE: The state extended the time period for citizens to avail free treatment for a host of ailments including Covid-19 under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPJY) till October 31. Every Maharashtra resident is eligible for this benefit, irrespective of financial status. On May 23, the state had initially allowed citizens to avail...Read more »


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