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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster - Air Pollution

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
30th October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1122: IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “COVID-19 and air pollution”24th October, 2020, 4-5pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr RV Asokan, Hony Secretary General IMA, Dr Ramesh K Datta, Hony Finance Secretary IMA, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr GM Singh, Dr Brijendra Prakash, Dr S Sharma. Faculty: Dr Tushar Joshi, Former Director, Center for Environmental Research. Key points from the discussion • Air pollution is not a new phenomenon. Of all the pollutants, particle pollutants are the best studied. • Air pollution has become the most significant environmental health risk in India....Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID-19 and anti-inflammatory drugs

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
30th October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1125: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “CMAAO Update & COVID-19 and anti-inflammatory drugs”27th October, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants: Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO; Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Treasurer, CMAAO; Dr Ravi Naidu, Malaysia; Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan; Dr Christine Tinio, Philippines; Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad, Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association; Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh; Dr Lochan Karki, Nepal Invitees: Dr Russell D’Souza, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Australia; Dr Suneela Garg; Dr Anita Kant; Dr RP Pareek; Dr Ketan Mehta; Dr Major Prachi Garg; Ms Pooja Banerjee, Editor IJCP Group; Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group... Read more »
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Drug-induced liver injury in elderly

30th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a vital cause of hospitalisation and of medication deregistration. Susceptibility to DILI in elderly is influenced by changes in physiology and increased interindividual variability, along with an increased prevalence of disease and the frailty syndrome... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

30th 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

Effect of zinc supplementation in children with autism spectrum disorder

30th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The current research study was performed to explain the role of zinc (Zn) supplementation on the plasma concentration and gene expression along with the effects on cognitive-motor performance, in a cohort of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children. The study was carried out on a cohort of 30 paediatric participants with ASD,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19 antibody treatment reduced medical visits in trial: Regeneron

30th October 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc has stated that its coronavirus antibody cocktail, the experimental treatment that was given to U.S. President Donald Trump, led to significant reduction in medical visits in a trial of around 800 patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19. The patients who received the treatment, REGN-COV2,... Read more »

India continues to be among countries with lowest per million COVID cases, deaths

30th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: Focused strategy of the Center and the states and UTs has helped India sustain its global position of recording one of the lowest COVID-19 cases as well as deaths per million population, stated the Union health ministry. The global figure for COVID-19 cases per million stands at 5,552. India is reporting 5,790 cases per million population... Read more »

Small but Increasing Number of Patients Have Fallen Ill with COVID-19 Twice

30th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Antibody response to the novel coronavirus may decrease over time, suggests a study showing the natural defense dwindling in people in UK who had been exposed to the virus. Of the 365,000 randomly selected adults who tested themselves at home, around 4.4% had antibodies in the month of September,... Read more »

Updated Guidance Allows Sports Sooner After COVID-19

30th October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Updated testing guidance from sports cardiologists for return to practice and competition after COVID-19 remained fairly conservative, while reducing the recommended period of exercise abstinence for competitive athletes without symptoms after a positive COVID-19 test to 10 days from 14 days previously...Read more »

Probiotic Blend May be Beneficial for Patients with GI Symptoms

30th October 2020 Gastroenterology Pharmacists
A new study, presented at the virtual American College of Gastroenterology 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting, suggested that a novel five-strain probiotic blend could provide relief for patients with functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Lead investigator Lucinda A. Harris, MD, MS, from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Scottsdale,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

If the doctor waives off his fees, will he still be held liable for medical negligence?

30th October 2020
Waiving off fee does not take away the responsibility of the doctor. If the doctor has not charged his fee but has committed medical negligence or does not treat his patient properly, then also the doctor shall be liable to pay compensation to the patient and/or patient’s relatives for the same....Read more »

eMedi Humor

Price you pay for being Good

30th October 2020
Three men were waiting to go to heaven. St Peter was at the gate and said, "However good you were to your wife that is the vehicle you will get in heaven". The first guy comes up to the gate and says, "I never, ever cheated on my wife and I love her". So St. Peter gives him a Rolls Royce...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A vitreous aspirate has been collected in an emergency at 9 pm. What advice would you like to give to the staff on duty regarding the overnight storage of the sample?

30th October 2020
1. The sample should be kept at 4°C.
2. The sample should be incubated at 37°C....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips for preventing back and spine problems

30th October 2020
• Get moving. Physical activity helps in keeping the joints fluid. A person who is not physically active is more susceptible to back problems. • Eat healthy. By maintaining good eating habits, one can not only maintain a healthy weight, but can also avoid putting unnecessary stress on the body... Read more »

eSpiritual: Do Your Duty with Discipline and Devotion

30th October 2020
“Vasudhaiva kutumbakam” (the whole world is one family) and “Ekam Sat Viprah Bahudavanti” (truth is one but the wise call it by various names) are two basic statements, which come from the ancient Rig Veda and form the fundamentals of Vedic philosophy...Read more »

Inspirational: Soar like an Eagle

30th October 2020
Are you aware of the fact that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle tends to fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. As the storm hits, it sets its wings and the wind picks the eagle up and lifts it above the storm. As the storm rages below,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Study: Antibody immunity wanes over time

30th October 2020
London: Antibodies against the coronavirus declined rapidly in the British population during the summer, a study found on Tuesday, suggesting protection after infection may not be long lasting and raising the prospect of waning immunity in the community. Scientists at Imperial College London have tracked antibody...Read more »


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The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

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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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