Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID disputes

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
5th August 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev.
1040: Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Role of e-mediation - online dispute redressal”, 25th July, 2020, 11am-12pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr AK Agarwal, Prof Mahesh Verma, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr Suneela Garg, Dr JA Jayalal, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr Anil Kumar, Mrs Upasana Arora, Dr S Sharma, Dr KK Kalra, Advocate Ira Gupta. Key points from the discussion... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 4th August: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
5th August 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 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: 18,447,759, Deaths: 697,245... Read more »
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Fecal microbiota transplantation for alcohol related liver diseases

5th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
There are a multitude of limitations to the current standard of care for severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) as only up to one-third of the patients can be given steroid therapy. Steroid therapy also has certain limitations. Some patients do not respond to treatment, while the long-term benefit is dubious among those who do respond... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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CCB and ARB combination can prevent CV events in elderly high-risk hypertensive patients with CKD

5th August 2020 Hypertension
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is displayed by decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Globally, CKD is a public health disorder and a higher incidence can be seen in the older population. Evidence shows that... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO concerned over India's rising COVID-19 cases

5th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
A World Health Organization (WHO) top official has expressed concern that the COVID-19 outbreak is moving into India’s rural areas, where the inadequate healthcare systems can be easily overpowered and result in higher mortality rates... Read more »

Antibody cocktail prevents and treats COVID-19 in animals: Regeneron

5th August 2020Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
US biotech company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc has stated that the COVID-19 antibody drug combination it is working on prevented and treated the disease in rhesus macaques and hamsters. According to the company, in the animal study, not yet been peer reviewed, the cocktail of two... Read more »
Practice Updates

Up to 11,000 People Could Die Weekly in August, says CDC

5th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
As per a new forecast released by the CDC on Friday, deaths due to COVID-19 could increase to 11,000 weekly by late August. The estimate involves predictions from 32 groups about U.S. deaths in the forthcoming weeks. It is estimated that during the week of August 16-22,...Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves New Indication for Esketamine Nasal Spray

5th August 2020 Internal Medicine Pharmacists
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval for the supplemental new drug application for esketamine nasal spray for the treatment of depressive symptoms in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) and acute suicidal ideation or behavior. Esketamine nasal spray was approved for treatment-resistant depression in March 2019... Read more »

Viral RNA Detected on Environmental Surfaces in Eye Exam Room

5th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A small study from Turkey noted that SARS-CoV-2 could be detected on a minority of environmental samples from an exam room where asymptomatic patients were subjected to a routine ophthalmology examination...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

CPA/EE treatment effective over long term for hyperandrogenic symptoms...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

Is it mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to specify in which specialty he has done his postgraduation?

5th August 2020
No, it is not mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to specify in which specialty he has done his post-graduation qualification (MD/MS) on the prescription made by him to his patient. As per the provisions of Clause 1.4.2 of Indian Medical Council...Read more »

eMedi Humor

I am driving

5th August 2020
A wife was making breakfast of fried eggs for her husband. Suddenly, her husband burst into the kitchen. ‘Careful,’ he said, ‘CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my Gosh! You’re cooking too many at once...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

When should you have your first cholesterol screening?

5th August 2020
A. At age 10.
B. At age 20.
C. At age 35...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Exercise impact on the knee

5th August 2020
Different exercises produce different impacts on the knee joints. The best and safest exercises causing minimum impact on the knee for patients post knee replacement or knee arthritis are walking, biking, hiking, riding an exercise bike, riding an elliptical trainer and walking on the treadmill. In sports,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do people suffer?

5th August 2020
As per Garud Puran and Hindu mythology, one of the reasons for suffering is the debts of your past birth. Your purpose of life is to face sufferings to pay these debts. The second reason is your present deeds till today starting from birth. If your sum total of bad deeds is more than good deeds,...Read more »

Inspirational: Remain gracious in the face of rudeness

5th August 2020
Once there was a newspaper vendor who had a very rude customer. Every morning, the Customer would walk by, not returning the greeting, take the paper off the shelf and throw the money at the vendor. The vendor would pick up the money, smile and thank the customer...Read more »

Medical Voice

India's COVID-19 count at 16,95,988, recovery rate stands at 64.53 pc

5th August 2020
New Delhi: With 57,117 new COVID-19 cases, India's coronavirus count reached 16,95,988, said the Union Health Ministry. ,At present, there are 5,65,103 active cases while 764 deaths due to COVID-19 have taken the death toll to 36,511. ,However, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) stood at 2.15 per cent,...Read more »


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A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan (olmesartan medoxomil, OL group) or 20mg of azilsartan (azilsartan, AZ group)... 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

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