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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster: Cohorting during unlocking

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
31st October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1121: HCFI Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Cohorting during Unlocking — Different approaches” 24th October, 2020, 11am-12pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr AK Agarwal, Prof Mahesh Verma, Dr JA Jayalal, Dr Suneela Garg, Dr Alex Thomas, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Mr Bejon Mishra, Dr Rajikul Islam, Dr KK Jain, Dr KK Kalra, Dr Anil Kumar, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma. Consensus Statements of HCFI Expert Round Table - • Masking, physical distancing, hand hygiene and surface disinfection are known protective strategies. • CDC has redefined close contact as “someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (individual exposures added together over a 24-hour period)”...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 30th October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
31st 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, 34M October 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17, 40M October 19, 41M October 22, 42M October 24, 43M October 26, 44M October 28. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity... Read more »
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Enhancing the Nutritional Support of Adult Patients in the Setting of Cirrhosis

31st October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Malnutrition has become progressively common in end-stage liver disease (ESLD). The occurrence of malnutrition has been reported in a remarkable proportion of patients with cirrhosis and ranges from 10% to 100%, depending on severity of hepatic decompensation in the setting of cirrhosis.... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

31st 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

Efficacy of zinc supplementation in patients with cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy

31st October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Low serum zinc level is linked to hepatic encephalopathy (HE); however, the efficacy of zinc supplementation is still uncertain. The objective of the present study is to investigate the effects of zinc supplementation on HE treatment in cirrhosis patients. MEDLINE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Reduce risk to stave off era of pandemics, caution experts

31st October 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
International experts have cautioned in a UN-backed report that unless there is a dramatic change in the way countries collectively deal with infectious diseases, future pandemics will appear more often, spread more rapidly, result in greater damage to the global economy and kill a greater number of people compared to COVID-19... Read more »

First U.S. COVID-19 vaccines could be available by late December or early January, says expert

31st October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
If everything goes well, the first doses of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine will likely become available to some high-risk Americans in late December or early January, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious diseases expert. Going by the present estimations from Moderna Inc and Pfizer Inc,... Read more »

COVID-19 risk in air travel lower than in eating out, suggests study

31st October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The risk of getting infected by COVID-19 is lower on board an aircraft as compared to that during grocery shopping or eating out, suggested a study published by Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health. However, flyers should wear face masks, aircraft AC/filtration systems should be functioning well,... Read more »

An App to Detect Asymptomatic COVID-19 Cases

31st October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that can potentially differentiate asymptomatic COVID-19 patients from healthy individuals through cough recordings and can demonstrate the findings on a smartphone app. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology...Read more »

Leisure Activity and Dementia Risk

31st October 2020 NeurologyPharmacists
Participating in leisure activities at the age of 56 was found not to be associated with less dementia risk 18 years later in the longitudinal Whitehall II study. However, higher participation at age 66 was found to be linked with lower odds of dementia over 8.3 years, reported researchers in Neurology... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

A patient admitted under an MBBS doctor with a specific complaint, but is not seen by specialist. If anything untoward happens, is it part of medical negligence?

31st October 2020
Yes, it is a part of medical negligence, if the patient is admitted under MBBS doctor and has a specific complaint but is not seen by a specialist. If something wrong happens to the patient, it is the duty of the MBBS doctor to refer the patient to the specialist or any other physician for consultation and treatment...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Science Lesson

31st October 2020
Miss Jones had been giving her second-grade students a lesson on science. She had explained about magnets and showed how they would pick up nails and other bits of iron. Now it was question time, and she asked, "My name begins with the letter ‘M’ and I pick up things. What am I?"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 20-year-old man complains of difficulty in reading the newspaper with his right eye, three weeks after sustaining a gunshot injury to his left eye. The most likely diagnosis is:

31st October 2020
1. Macular edema.
2. Sympathetic ophthalmia.
3. Optic nerve avulsion...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Normal Aging Changes

31st October 2020
• Heart rate shows less variability. • There is altered circadian pattern (24-hour cycle of the body). • There is a delayed response of bone marrow to loss of blood or hypoxia (reduced oxygen). • The function of the white blood cells is impaired.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Vedic principles behind cognitive behavior therapy

31st October 2020
1) What is counseling?
A: The mental process involves generation of a thought or idea, which is analyzed and then acted upon. Thought, analysis and action, therefore, are the primary three processes of human mind. Counseling involves actions at all three levels...Read more »

Inspirational: An Office Boy

31st October 2020
A jobless man applied for the position of ‘office boy’ at a reputed company. The employer interviewed him and then asked him to clean the floor. After that, the employer told him that he was hired. The employer then asked him to share his email address, and said that he will send him the application to fill, and the date of joining...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid-19 antibodies may provide immunity for at least 5 months: Study

31st October 2020
New York: While some reports have come out saying antibodies to coronavirus go away quickly, a new study has revealed that the vast majority of individuals infected with mild-to-moderate Covid-19 mount a robust antibody response that is relatively stable for at least five months. The study, published in the journal Science,...Read more »


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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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