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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Skin and Long COVID-19

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
7th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1132: Skin Conditions Persistence beyond 60 days in some cases, particularly with pernio/chilblains
1. Benign, potentially painful skin conditions may persist for months among certain patients with COVID-19. Nearly 5% of patients with pernio, or chilblains, appeared to have long-hauler toe symptoms continuing for 60 days or longer. In two cases, the toe symptoms lasted for 4 to 5 months. 2. The findings have been obtained from the international COVID-19 Dermatology Registry, hosted by the American Academy of Dermatology. The registry has accumulated data on over 1,000 patients from 41 countries...Read more »
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Improving the Pharmacoeconomics of Renal Protection in Diabetes with generic Dapagliflozin

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO and HCFI
7th November 2020
The entry of generic forms of the proven reno-protective dapagliflozin in the market is expected to improve the pharmacoeconomics of diabetes care in India. The resultant huge price reduction in therapy is expected to benefit the Indian population with diabetes by prevention and reduction in progression of renal and cardiovascular complications of diabetes. Diabetes exerts an immense economic impact with a major chunk of costs attributed to the late stage complications. One such complication is diabetic nephropathy or chronic kidney disease... Read more »
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The role of Hepatic de novo lipogenesis within NAFLD

7th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Hepatic de novo lipogenesis (DNL) is a vital biosynthetic pathway within the liver, contributing to the lipids that are stockpiled and secreted by hepatocytes. This procedure is an extension of the compound metabolic networks at play within the liver, and is provided with substrate primarily through glycolysis and the metabolism of carbohydrates... 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

7th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

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

7th 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 and preventing diabetes... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Indian COVID-19 vaccine could be launched as early as February

7th November 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
NEW DELHI: An Indian government-backed coronavirus vaccine could be launched as early as February, as last-stage trials start this month and studies have shown thus far that it is safe and effective, stated a senior government scientist. Senior ICMR scientist Rajni Kant, also a member of its COVID-19 task-force,... Read more »

US sets grim new COVID-19 daily case record with over 120,000 infections

7th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The US set a grim new COVID-19 case record on Thursday with over 120,000 new infections reported in a single day. It was the second consecutive day the country reported over 100,000 infections. Health experts had cautioned earlier that the country’s daily case tally could reach six digits, but the alarming numbers hit sooner than anticipated... Read more »

Supreme Court asks Center to Ban Use of Disinfectants and UV Rays on Humans

7th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Center to ban the use of disinfectant tunnels, fumigation, sprays, and ultraviolet rays on human beings as part of dealing with COVID-19, within a month’s time. The order came from a bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, in response to a public interest... Read more »

COVID-related Strokes More Severe, Result in Worse Outcomes

7th November 2020Cardiology Pharmacists
Ischemic strokes in COVID-19 patients appeared to be more severe compared to those in other individuals, suggested a case-control study from the U.K. Stroke characteristics and outcomes among 86 stroke patients with COVID-19 were different from uninfected stroke patients... Read more »

Coronavirus from a cough may travel farther than 6 feet

7th November 2020Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Droplets from a cough may travel beyond 6 feet and could carry enough COVID-19 virus to infect another person, suggested a new study. The new study from Singapore evaluated how droplets of various sizes might travel from a person coughing to a person standing either 1 or 2 meters away,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there a law for curbing noise pollution in hospitals?

7th November 2020
Yes. The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 (hereinafter referred to as “Noise Rules, 2000) has been enacted and enforced in India with the aim to regulate and control noise producing and generating sources in order to maintain the ambient air quality standards in respect of noise. Noise Rules, 2000 are also applicable on hospitals...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Never be rude to anyone

7th November 2020
An American tourist asked a boat guy in Zanzibar, "Do you know Biology, Psychology, Geography, Geology or Criminology?"
The boat guy said, "No. I don’t know any of these." The tourist then said, "What the hell do you know on the face of this Earth? You will die of illiteracy!"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

How often should you have a Pap smear?

7th November 2020
A. Once a year after puberty.
B. Once a year after either turning 21 or having sexual intercourse for the first time.
C. Once a year after age 21 and every two years after 30...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Drinking coffee prevents Parkinson’s disease

7th November 2020
Nicotine present in tobacco has been used for its medicinal value for quite some time for diseases like Parkinson’s disease and ulcerative colitis. A study from University of Miami School of Medicine, USA revealed that people from families prone to Parkinson’s disease are less likely to develop the disease if they drink coffee on a regular basis... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do people suffer?

7th November 2020
1. 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. 2. The second reason is your present deeds till today starting from birth. If your sum total of bad deeds is more than good deeds, they get added to your previous birth’s debts...Read more »

Inspirational: Remain gracious in the face of rudeness

7th November 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 »


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The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

An article published in the World Allergy Organization Journal elaborated on how the skin barrier structure and function are essential to human health. The authors stated that unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show... Read more »


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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