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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Consensus Statement

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
6th October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
11010: CMAAO IMA Consensus Statement on Protocol recommended by CMAAO-IMA to reduce mortality among healthcare workers (HCWs) in Asian countries with special focus on resource-limited countries (Inputs: Round Table HCFI, CMAAO Weekly Meeting, IMA)
COVID-19: Definition - Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory notifiable viral disease.
Prevention : • All HCPs (caregivers) while on duty (clinical and non-clinical areas) should wear N95/FF2P/Surgical Three Layered Mask (correct and consistent use)...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 5th October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
6th 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. 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: 35,389,672, Deaths: 1,041,543, Recovered: 26,614,877... Read more »
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Coffee, Herbal Tea Consumption May Protect Against Liver Disease

6th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
An article published in HealthDay News reported that regularly drinking coffee or herbal tea may help prevent chronic liver disease—based on a study published the Journal of Hepatology. The present study investigated the possible protective effects of coffee and tea. Here, the researchers examined data on 2 424 Dutch individuals,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Efficacy of Combination Therapy with Amlodipine & ARBs in Asian Hypertensive Patients

6th October 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension (HTN) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular mortality across the globe. There are several studies that have compared the safety and efficacy between different antihypertensive classes;... Read more »
Zinc Update

Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of zinc

6th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
An article published in Inflammopharmacology reported that zinc is a trace element which is essential to the structure and function of several macromolecules, such as the enzymes that regulate cellular processes and cellular signaling pathways... Read more »

News From All Specialities

As cold weather arrives, U.S. sees record rise in COVID-19 cases

6th October 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Nine U.S. states have reported record surge in COVID-19 cases over the last seven days, particularly in the upper Midwest and West. On Saturday, four states - Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana and Wisconsin - noted record surge in new cases and around 49,000 new infections were reported across the nation... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 vaccine program to cover more than 25 cr people by July 2021: Union Health Minister

6th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: The government plans to cover nearly 25 crore individuals by July 2021 under the COVID-19 vaccine program, stated Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, on Sunday. The government has set a target of receiving and using 400-500 million doses of the vaccine in this period... Read more »

COVID-19 positivity rate in India shows marginal decline

6th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The positivity rate of COVID-19 infections in India has seen a marginal decline, reveal government data. The government has stated that aggressive testing helped authorities carry out effective treatment and maintain a low fatality rate. Over the past month, the positivity rate of COVID-19 infections came down...Read more »

Olive Oil as HFpEF Treatment

6th October 2020 Pharmacists Cardiology
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) appears promising as a secondary prevention therapy for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), reported a small uncontrolled study. Nine participants with HFpEF and obesity were supplemented with unsaturated fatty acid-rich foods and their...Read more »

Gluten in Baby's Diet Could Prevent Celiac Disease, says Study

6th October 2020 Pediatrics Pharmacists
Introducing high amounts of gluten into a baby's diet could prevent the development of celiac disease, suggests a new study. The strategy could have implications for other autoimmune diseases, suggests the research team led by King's College London (KCL); however, additional studies would be required before it could be put to practice... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is the meaning of consent for medical treatment?

6th October 2020
Consent for the purpose of medical treatment means grant of permission by the patient for an act to be carried out by the doctor, such as a diagnostic, surgical or therapeutic procedure. The doctor-patient contract is almost always of the implied type, except where a written informed consent...Read more »

eMedi Humor

I thought I was

6th October 2020
A certain little girl, when asked her name, would reply, "I’m Mr. Sugarbrown’s daughter."
Her mother told her this was wrong, she must say, "I’m Jane Sugarbrown."
The Vicar spoke to her in Sunday school and said, "Aren’t you Mr. Sugarbrown’s daughter?"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All of the following are known risk factors for development of endometrial carcinoma except:

6th October 2020
1. Obesity.
2. Family history.
3. Use of hormone replacement therapy ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Snorers at risk of sudden death

6th October 2020
Sleep apnea is a common problem wherein there are pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. Studies have linked sleep apnea during snoring to increased risk for death. Most studies have been conducted in sleep centers rather than in the general community... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescriptions - Controlling the Inner Noise

6th October 2020
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali define yoga as restraint of the mental states (Chapter 1.2). In the state of total restraint, the mind is devoid of any external object and is in its true self or the consciousness. To control the mind, many Vedic scholars have given their own formulae...Read more »

Inspirational: A Million Dollar Lesson

6th October 2020
A cab driver taught me a million dollar lesson in customer satisfaction and expectation. Motivational speakers charge thousands of dollars to impart his kind of training to corporate executives and staff. It cost me a $12 taxi ride...Read more »


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