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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Trump as Patient

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
7th October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1102: Trump Started on Dexamethasone; will he be started on newer oral anticoagulants or LMW heparin?
The only surprising thing is no one mentions about low molecular weight heparin on him 1. President Trump was administered dexamethasone for COVID-19 treatment and had two episodes of low oxygen saturation levels requiring supplemental oxygen, stated doctors at Walter Reed Medical Center at a press conference on Sunday. 2. As per the U.K.'s RECOVERY trial, incidence of mortality was found to be significantly lower for patients receiving mechanical ventilation, and those receiving supplemental oxygen without mechanical ventilation; however,...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 6th October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
7th 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: 35,695,406, Deaths: 1,045,892, Recovered: 26,865,091... Read more »
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Liver Regeneration and Aging

7th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
An article published in Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research discussed that several organ systems undergo significant age-related deficits; however, based on studies in old animal models and elderly humans, the liver appears to be relatively protected from such changes.... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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

7th 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

Role of Zinc in Infection and Inflammation

7th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc, an essential micronutrient, has a potential role in the regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses. Malnutrition is a major cause of zinc deficiency. This multipurpose metal is vital for the growth and function of all cells. The immune system is particularly affected by alteration of zinc homeostasis... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19 disrupting mental health services in most countries, says WHO

7th October 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption in critical mental health services in 93% of countries across the world while the demand for mental health is increasing, reports a new WHO survey. The survey includes 130 countries and provides the first global data that highlights the disastrous... Read more »
Practice Updates

70% of COVID cases located in just 10 countries

7th 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 »

CDC Updates ‘How COVID is Spread’ Webpage

7th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The CDC has issued updated guidance to its ‘How COVID-19 Spreads’ website, which includes information about the potential for airborne spread of the virus. CDC continues to believe, on the basis of current science, that people have increased likelihood of contracting...Read more »

With 828 tests/day per million population, India exceeds WHO advisory on COVID-19 testing

7th October 2020 Pharmacists Emergency Medicine
India has clearly surpassed the 140 tests per day per million population, as advised by the World Health Organization (WHO) for comprehensive surveillance of COVID-19 by around 6-fold, stated the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). It added that some States/UTs have performed better than the national average...Read more »

Phrenic Nerve Stimulation for Central Sleep Apnea

7th October 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
Five-year data support the long-term safety and effectiveness of transvenous phrenic nerve stimulation (TPNS) for central sleep apnea (CSA), suggest researchers. Investigators reported that CSA severity diminished in patients after device implantation and continued to stay that way up to 5 years.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it essential to disclose the names of the members of a surgical team?

7th October 2020
Not disclosing the names of doctors in the surgical team may amount to deficiency of service. In a judgement, the Kerala State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission presiding members M.K. Abdulla Sona and A. Radha directed the Travancore-Cochin Medical Councils-Kerala...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Priceless definitions

7th October 2020
Wrinkles: Something other people have, similar to my character lines...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 40-year-old male had undergone splenectomy 20 years ago. Peripheral blood smear examination would show the presence of:

7th October 2020
1. Dohle bodies
2. Hypersegmented neutrophils.
3. Spherocytes...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: First Aid in Burns

7th October 2020
• Patients with severe thermal burns have a considerable risk of death and morbidity.
• Check for evidence of respiratory distress and smoke inhalation injury, which is a common cause of death in case of acute burn injury.
• Laryngeal edema can develop suddenly... Read more »

eSpiritual: Astik Vs Nastik

7th October 2020
Traditionally, people believe that Nastik are people who do not go to temples or related places of worship. They also do not believe in God. To differentiate between Astik and Nastik, we need to first understand the concept of Sanatan Dharma and Arya Samaj Dharma...Read more »

Inspirational Story: Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your biggest strength

7th October 2020
Once, there was a 10-year-old boy, who wished to study Judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a car accident. He started having lessons with an old Japanese Judo master. The boy was doing well. But he couldn’t understand the reason as to why, even after three months of training,...Read more »


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