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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: LY-CoV555 Antibody

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
3rd November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1130: Neutralizing antibody LY-CoV555 hastens SARS-CoV-2 viral clearance in outpatients
1. A single intravenous infusion of the neutralizing antibody LY-CoV555 2800 mg can accelerate the natural fall in viral load over time among outpatients with recently diagnosed mild or moderate COVID-19, reported a phase 2 study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. 2. The interim analysis revealed that patients who received LY-CoV555 had fewer hospitalizations and a lower symptom burden compared to those given placebo, with the effects most marked in high-risk cohorts...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 2nd November: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
3rd November 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, 45M October 30... Read more »
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An insight into the management of association of NAFLD and diabetes

3rd November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) are common conditions that act synergistically to produce adverse outcomes. Combination of both diseases increases the risk of the development of complications of diabetes as well as progression of NAFLD into more severe forms such as cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and death... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

3rd November 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

A meta-analysis: Zinc supplementation as an adjunct therapy for managing and preventing diabetes

3rd November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The assumed effects of zinc supplementation on glycemic control are lacking, even though several studies have shown that low zinc status is associated with diabetes. The main objective of this meta-analysis of controlled and randomized trials is to evaluate the effects of zinc supplementation in managing... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Bharat Biotech to launch COVID-19 vaccine candidate in second quarter of 2021

3rd November 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
India’s Bharat Biotech plans to launch its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the second quarter of 2021 once it gets approval from Indian regulatory authorities, stated a company executive. The company has received initial approval from the Drugs Controller General of India to conduct late-stage trials for its vaccine candidate COVAXIN... Read more »

Accelerated review for AstraZeneca's potential COVID-19 vaccine starts in Britain

3rd November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
AstraZeneca Plc has stated that Britain's health regulator had initiated an accelerated review of its potential COVID-19 vaccine. An AstraZeneca spokesperson said that the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has started the rolling review of their potential COVID-19 vaccine. Under rolling reviews,... Read more »

India among Countries with Lowest COVID-19 Cases Per Million Population

3rd November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Active COVID-19 cases in India continued to be less than 6 lakh for the third consecutive day, comprising only 6.97% of the total caseload, stated the Union Health Ministry on Sunday. Karnataka has reported a steep drop in the active cases in a span of 24 hours... Read more »

Lung Ultrasound More Sensitive than X-Ray in COVID Pneumonia Screening

3rd November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Portable ultrasound scans were found to be more sensitive compared to X-rays at the preliminary detection of atypical pneumonia in patients who may have COVID-19, suggests new research. A study of possible COVID-19 patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) suggested that ultrasound sensitivity... Read more »

COVID-19 Infection Fatality Ratio Nearly 1.15%, Says Imperial College Study

3rd November 2020 Emergency MedicinePharmacists
According to a new study by researchers at Imperial College London, the COVID-19 infection fatality ratio is nearly 1.15% of infected people in high-income nations and 0.23% in low-income countries. Investigators screened 175 studies and identified 10 antibody surveys to estimate the infection fatality ratio... 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?

3rd November 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. Prescription should also make clear if the Physician himself dispensed any medicine.”...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Bank name

3rd November 2020
Mother decided that 10-year-old Cathy should get something 'practical' for her birthday. "Suppose we open a savings account for you?" mother suggested. Cathy was delighted. "It's your account, darling," mother said as they arrived at the bank, "so you fill out the application."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is not a good approach to managing stress?

3rd November 2020
A. Talking directly to the person who is causing the stress.
B. Giving yourself a treat, like comfort food or a cocktail.
C. Accepting that there are things beyond your control...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Bystander CPR better when more people help

3rd November 2020
Patients experiencing a cardiac arrest are more likely to receive good quality bystander-initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation if several people assist. Among cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, CPR quality has been linked with multiple rescuers initiating bystander CPR,... Read more »

eSpiritual: The very purpose of life is to face sufferings

3rd November 2020
According to Hinduism, the very fact we are born means that in our last life, we did not get liberation or Moksha. It also means that some sufferings in our last birth still remained. Therefore, the purpose of this birth is to face those sufferings. When the purpose of our life is to face sufferings, then why suffer from them?...Read more »

Inspirational: The Duck and the Devil

3rd November 2020
A little boy was visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods, but failed to hit the target. He got a little discouraged and headed back for dinner. As he was walking back, he saw his Grandmas pet duck...Read more »


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