Dr k k Aggarwal

Caring for TB patients in the time of Coronavirus disease

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
30th March 2020
India continues to have the highest burden of both TB and drug-resistant TB in the world. India launched a TB Free India Campaign on March 13, 2018 at the Delhi End TB Summit and has set 2025 as the deadline of eliminating TB from the country. Today, with much of the global focus, including resources, being shifted towards COVID-19, other diseases such as TB run the danger of being relegated to the background... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

COVID-19 has given the answer for winter life-threatening pollution: Lock Down

Dr K K Aggarwal, President and Dr Anil Kumar Director Environment Department, Heart Care Foundation of India
30th March 2020
COVID-19 pandemic has shown a scary picture in a number of countries and as a preventive measure, entire India has been locked down for 21 days starting from 25-03-2020. In Delhi, the lock down is from 22-03-2020 (the day of Janta Curfew) and there has been almost no movement of people and vehicles on roads in last 5 days. This has resulted in improved air quality in Delhi. In Delhi, prominent pollutants are PM10 and PM2.5... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Despite challenges, UNICEF continues to ship vital supplies amid rising number of COVID-19 cases

30th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
As the cases of COVID-19 disease continue to rise, UNICEF is procuring and shipping vital supplies, including personal protective equipment (PPE), to the affected countries. UNICEF is engaged with nearly 1,000 suppliers and industry leaders across the globe, to find a solution to current market constraints.... Read more »
Practice Updates

11 Indian firms to roll out body suits, masks for medics, public

30th March 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: Eleven Indian firms, including garment manufacturers and healthcare companies, are making protective suits to be worn by healthcare workers at the frontline of COVID-19 fight while two others are producing masks for public. To fill the gap in demand and supply of protective gear... Read more »
Practice Updates

China: Coronavirus cases slow, people asked to stay vigilant

30th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
China’s official media has told people to exercise caution against the coronavirus, and restrictions on foreigners entering the country were exercised, as the country reported no new locally transmitted infections and a small decline in imported cases. “At this time, we must be extremely vigilant and cautious,...Read more »

More Evidence Suggests Acupuncture Beneficial for Migraine

30th March 2020 Pharmacists Neurology
A randomized single-blind study has revealed that participants receiving acupuncture experienced about two fewer headache days per month and fewer migraine attacks in comparison with those who received sham or usual care (UC). The therapeutic effect was noted earlier and was larger in patients...Read more »

Don’t Relax COVID-19 Social Distancing Too Soon, says Study

30th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
Strict social distancing measures, such as closing schools and workplaces, had helped slow community transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, to near zero as of mid-March; however, relaxing the restrictions now could be a mistake, suggests a modeling study.... Read more »

FDA Approves MS Drug Ozanimod

30th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
Ozanimod, an oral sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor modulator, has been approved by the FDA to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS), including clinically isolated syndrome, Bristol Myers Squibb announced. The approval has come 2 years after the FDA rejected the drug's original application,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Some patients ask for a bill for the drugs supplied by the registered medical practitioner. Should they be given a bill?

30th March 2020
According to Clause 3.7.1 of the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, a physician shall clearly display his fees and other charges on the board of his chamber and/or the hospitals he is visiting....Read more »

eMedi Humor

Nobel Prize

30th March 2020
A man is driving down a country road, when he spots a farmer standing in the middle of a huge field of grass. He pulls the car over to the side of the road and notices that the farmer is just standing there, doing nothing, looking at nothing....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Halfway through the administration of blood, the female patient complains of lumbar pain. After stopping the infusion, the nurse should:

30th March 2020
a. Increase the flow of normal saline
b. Assess the pain further...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Facts about exercise

30th March 2020
• Exercise for 80 minutes a day and brisk exercise 80 minutes a week.
• The speed of walking should be at least 80 steps per minute.
• Do resistance or weight-bearing exercises twice in a week... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we Burn Camphor in any Pooja?

30th March 2020
No Aarti is performed without camphor. Camphor, when lit, burns itself out completely without leaving a trace of it. Camphor represents our inherent tendencies or vasanas. When lit by the fire of knowledge about the self, the vasanas burn themselves out completely,...Read more »

Inspirational: Is your hut burning?

30th March 2020
The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed for God to rescue him, and every day he would look at the horizon for help, but no help seemed to come. Exhausted, he built a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself, and to store his few possessions...Read more »


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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Early phase-2 trial of TAS-205 in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive muscular disease characterized by chronic cycles of inflammatory and necrotic processes. Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is produced by hematopoietic PGD synthase (HPGDS), which is pathologically implicated in muscle necrosis... Read more »


Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »


Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »

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