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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Fertility and COVID-19

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
6th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1131: IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “Fertility and ART Practice during COVID-19”31st October, 2020, 4-5pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr RV Asokan, Hony Secretary General IMA, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr S Sharma. Faculty: Dr Hrishikesh Pai, Director Bloom IVF.
Key points from the discussion • There is no evidence of viremia or presence of the virus in ovary, uterus, testes or semen. The COVID-19 virus is not present in follicular fluid or seminal plasma. It is also not associated with gametes or embryo...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 5th November: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
6th 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,... Read more »
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Newer developments on obesity and NAFLD in Asia.

6th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Over the past two decades, swift suburbanization in many Asian countries has brought in trends of inactive lifestyle and overnutrition, inclining to the epidemic of obesity. A study published in the Journal of Hepatology reviewed the epidemiological prevalence of obesity in Asia with a special emphasis on the emerging condition of NAFLD.... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

6th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Effects of zinc supplementation in overweight type 2 diabetes patients

6th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Even with following of the current guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), many patients struggle with the hyperglycemia concerns. Diabetic patients are more susceptible to the damages of oxidative stress, particularly due to imbalance in zinc homeostasis... Read more »

News From All Specialities

British Govt prepares for COVID-19 vaccine as Oxford anticipates result this year

6th November 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
Late-stage trial results of a potential COVID-19 vaccine, under development by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, could be presented this year, as Britain prepares for a vaccination rollout in late December or by early 2021. The vaccine being developed by Oxford and licensed to British drugmaker AstraZeneca AZN... Read more »

Ivermectin can prevent COVID spread: AIIMS study claims

6th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Bhubaneswar: AIIMS Bhubaneswar claims in a recent study that ivermectin can prevent COVID-19 infection to a considerable extent. Researchers are hopeful that the low-cost drug will provide an opportunity to governments and authorities to contain the virus spread... Read more »

COVID-19 Recovery Rate Over 92% in India, Case Fatality Rate At 1.49%

6th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed Wednesday that India’s COVID-19 recovery rate reached 92.09%, while the case fatality rate stood at 1.49%. According to a Ministry release, 53,357 patients had recovered and discharged over the past 24 hours,... Read more »

Prothrombotic autoantibodies in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

6th November 2020Cardiology Pharmacists
Over half of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 have prothrombotic antiphospholipid (aPL) autoantibodies in their blood that may contribute to venous and arterial thromboembolism commonly seen in these patients, suggests new research. Researchers measured eight types of aPL antibodies in the serum obtained from 172 patients... Read more »

Memory Loss Slower among Working Women

6th November 2020Neurology Pharmacists
Working women appeared to have slower memory decline as they aged, compared to women who had not worked outside the home, suggested a longitudinal study. Non-working mothers had double the odds of developing memory impairment at age 70 compared to working married mothers, reported researchers in Neurology... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Does a patient have the right to choose his/her doctor?

6th November 2020
Yes. According to the World Medical Association (WMA) 2005 Declaration of Lisbon on the Rights of the Patient, a patient has the “right to freedom of choice” and states as follows:
1. The patient has the right to choose freely and change his/her physician and hospital or health service institution,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

C to a B average

6th November 2020
A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car. His father said he'd make a deal with his son: 'You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible a little, and get your hair cut. Then we'll talk about the car...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All of the following features can be observed after the injury to axillary nerve except:

6th November 2020
1.Loss of rounded contour of shoulder.
2.Loss of sensation along lateral side of upper arm.
3.Loss of overhead abduction...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Some healthy alterations that one can make

6th November 2020
• Avoid stress: Start taking short breaks at regular intervals whenever working at the office or even at home. Eat foods like brown bread for carbohydrates instead of white bread, oranges and lemons for vitamin C and spinach for magnesium. A healthy diet and sufficient sleep help release chemicals like serotonin, which helps to reduce stress... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Allopathic Ramayana

6th November 2020
Navratras to Diwali is the season of revisiting the messages from Ramayana, the largest epic of our country which was once classified as one of the Puranas. One can understand the story of Ramayana as the story of mind, body and soul and the story of causation and prevention of a disease,...Read more »

Inspirational: How much do you make an hour?

6th November 2020
With a timid voice a little boy greeted his father as he returned from work. He asked his father how much he made an hour. Surprised by the question, the father said that he was tired and asked him not to bother him. But the boy insisted and asked again. The father finally said that he made twenty dollars an hour...Read more »


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

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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 »


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

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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