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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: When Opinion Differs

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
8th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1135: HCFI Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “What to do when opinion differs regarding usefulness of a particular drug in presence of varying scientific reports!” 31st October, 2020, 11am-12pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr AK Agarwal, Dr Jayalal JA, Prof Mahesh Verma, Dr Suneela Garg, Dr Anita Chakravarti, Dr RK Mani, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr SK Singh, Mr Bejon Mishra, Ms Upasana Arora, Dr KK Kalra, Dr Uday Kakroo, Dr Anil Kumar, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma...Read more »
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Affordable Comprehensive Care for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO and HCFI
8th November 2020
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) affects almost 77 million Indians1 and inflicts considerable health, mortality, and economic burden on patients and their families. The burden is not only due to diabetes per se but also its complications causing inevitable expenses for consultation, investigations, treatment, hospitalization, etc., among other indirect costs. Cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure, are a major complication of T2DM that remarkably impact the quality of life of patients. Patients with T2DM have two to four times higher risk of developing adverse cardiovascular events,... Read more »
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Inflammation as a budding link between insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

8th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major health problem measured to be the utmost common chronic liver disorder in the Western countries. NAFLD is estimated to touch at least 30% of the general population. Cytokines and adipokines plays a key role in inflammatory processes,... 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

8th 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

8th 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... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Need for emergency action to prevent major polio, measles epidemics

8th November 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
Millions of children across the globe face an increased risk of polio and measles amid disruptions to vital immunization programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, stated UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO). The two agencies have stated that the immunization rates in some countries... Read more »

FDA Approves First Test to Detect Neutralizing Antibodies from Recent or Prior SARS-CoV-2 Infection

8th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the first serology test to detect neutralizing antibodies from recent or prior SARS-CoV-2 infection. These antibodies bind to a specific part of a pathogen and have been observed in a laboratory setting to diminish SARS-CoV-2 infection of cells... Read more »

Second virus wave likely if rules ignored: ICMR

8th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Senior epidemiologists from the Indian Council of Medical Research caution that states should not ignore the threat from a possible COVID-19 second wave and must focus on building up individual protection. As several regions unlock and inter-state movement increases, the odds of spikes are high... Read more »

Lockdowns imposed in Denmark amid mink coronavirus fears

8th November 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
Authorities in Denmark state that a lockdown will be imposed in some areas over a coronavirus mutation found in mink that can potentially spread to humans. The government also cautioned that the effectiveness of any future vaccine could be affected by the mutation. Bars, restaurants,... Read more »

Lifestyle Intervention Fails to Counteract Effects of Obesogenic Medications

8th November 2020Internal Medicine Pharmacists
Drugs which cause weight gain prevented some adults with obesity from losing weight despite applying lifestyle intervention, revealed a post hoc analysis of the Look AHEAD trial. Middle-age individuals with overweight or obesity and type 2 diabetes who were prescribed one or more obesogenic... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What action can be taken if patient threatens filing an FIR?

8th November 2020
Threatening any person, i.e. criminal intimidation, is a criminal offence under Section 503 of Indian Penal Code and the same is punishable under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code. If any person threatens a doctor, then the doctor can lodge an FIR under Section 503/506 IPC against the said person...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Nobel Prize

8th November 2020
A man is driving down a country road, when he spots a farmer standing in the middle of a huge field of grass. He pulls the car over to the side of the road and notices that the farmer is just standing there, doing nothing, looking at nothing...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

An enzyme involved in the catabolism of fructose to pyruvate in the liver is:

8th November 2020
1. Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase.
2. Phosphoglucomutase.
3. Lactate dehydrogenase...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Don’t ignore women’s health

8th November 2020
Women are not diagnosed or treated as aggressively as men. Even though more women die of heart disease each year compared to men, they receive only 33% of all angioplasties, stents and bypass surgeries, 28% of implantable defibrillators and 36% of open-heart surgeries, reported the National Coalition for Women... Read more »

eSpiritual: Never Hurt Ego of a Person

8th November 2020
It is a well-known Vedic fact that if you hurt the ego of a person, he will never forgive you, especially, if you have insulted or implicated him in character assassination, cast implications, financial embezzlement or in public, you call a woman as old or a man as impotent. For example, if I hurt the ego of a chowkidar,...Read more »

Inspirational: Great Attitude

8th November 2020
Once a bird asked a bee, didn’t it feel sad when it prepared honey after continuous hard work, but a man stole the honey. The bee replied that it never felt sad about that. It said that a man can only steal the honey, not the art of making honey...Read more »

Medical Voice

Wear N95 mask to beat Meerut's 'severe' air pollution, say doctors

8th November 2020
MEERUT: As Air Quality Index in Meerut registered ‘severe’ on Thursday, health authorities at Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial (LLRM) Medical College started gearing up to receive patients with breathing issues and eye allergies. Doctors have been advised to maintain social distancing and wear N95 masks...Read more »


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

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Practical efficacy of olmesartan vs. azilsartan in patients with hypertension: MUSCAT-4 study

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

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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