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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: HCQ

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
9th October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1103: Meta-analysis Points to Hydroxychloroquine Benefit Outside Hospitals
1. Pooled data meta-analysis from five randomized controlled trials of hydroxychloroquine for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 noted that early use of the drug by people who were not hospitalized was associated with a statistically significant 24% decrease in risk of infection, hospitalization or death. 2. In the individual trials, the drug did not show a statistically significant impact on prevention or treatment...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 8th October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
9th 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: 36,386,455, Deaths: 1,060,382, Recovered: 27,406,422... Read more »
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The Effects of Old Age on Hepatic Stellate Cells

9th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Aging is associated with marked changes in the hepatic sinusoid, yet the effect of old age on hepatic stellate cells (HSC) has not been well described. The aim of a study published in Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research was to assess the effects of aging on hepatic stellate cells (HSC) in the liver... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

9th October 2020 Hypertension
The prevalence of hypertension, the most prominent modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease and mortality, continues to rise globally. It is estimated that, in 2010, nearly 31.1% of the global adult population worldwide suffered... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc – a primary growth-limiting nutrient for infants

9th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
A placebo controlled double-blind trial was conducted to evaluate the effect of a zinc supplement on growth, body composition, appetite, and morbidity in stunted and non-stunted rural Ethiopian infants aged 6-12 months. The infants were randomly allocated to a placebo or zinc (zinc sulfate) supplement that is administered... Read more »

News From All Specialities

One stillbirth occurs every 16 seconds, report joint UN estimates

9th October 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Nearly 2 million babies are stillborn every year, report the first ever joint stillbirth estimates by UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank Group and the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. This translates to 1 stillbirth every 16 seconds.... Read more »

Asthma patients may be less likely to die from COVID-19

9th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Patients with asthma who contract the new coronavirus infection appear to have no higher risk of hospitalization or need for mechanical breathing assistance in comparison with COVID-19 patients without asthma, suggests a new study. Additionally, asthma patients appear less likely to die from the viral illness...Read more »

Delhi air quality drops to poor

9th October 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
NEW DELHI: After a period of three months, Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) again dropped to the poor category on Wednesday, stated data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Last time Delhi recorded poor air quality was on June 29 when the AQI was recorded as 230. On Wednesday,... Read more »

Antipsychotic Added to Antidepressant Tied to Higher Mortality

9th October 2020 Internal Medicine Pharmacists
Adding an atypical antipsychotic to depression treatment has been found to be linked with an increased risk of mortality in a new study. A population-based cohort study revealed that among middle-aged adults with depression taking an antidepressant, those who also took a second-generation antipsychotic had a higher mortality risk... Read more »

Reproductive Health Linked with CVD in Women

9th October 2020 Cardiology Diabetes and Endocrinology
Pregnancy complications and fertility issues taking place through the course of life may escalate a woman's risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life, suggested an umbrella review. An array of female sex-specific reproductive health factors from first menstruation to menopause have been found...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

If the doctor waives off his fees, will he still be held liable for medical negligence and pay compensation?

9th October 2020
Waiving off fee does not take away the responsibility of the doctor. If the doctor has not charged his fees but has committed medical negligence or does not treat his patient properly, then also the doctor shall be liable to pay compensation to the patient and/or patient’s relatives for the same...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Priceless definitions

9th October 2020
Dust: Mud with the juice squeezed out...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A patient receives a blood transfusion and develops flank pain, chills, fever and hematuria. The nurse recognizes that he is probably experiencing:

9th October 2020
A. An anaphylactic transfusion reaction
B. An allergic transfusion reaction
C. A hemolytic transfusion reaction...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Have Leg Artery Blockages? Walk on a Treadmill

9th October 2020
A planned program of walking is good for people with blockage of leg blood vessels called peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Normally, when there is pain in the calf muscles in the leg on walking, the usual tendency is to rest and not walk. A study of 156 people with PAD published in JAMA had shown that regular 6-minute walks... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescription: Yoga - The Greatest Healer

9th October 2020
The Sanskrit word for ‘healthy’ is ‘Svastha’ - Sav-Stha means being established in one’s own true self. This is only possible when the body is in union with the mind and the consciousness. The Bhagavad Gita (Ch. IV shloka 36), says “Api chedasi papebhya sarvebhya pap kritama” or in other words,...Read more »

Inspirational: Socrates philosophy

9th October 2020
In ancient Greece from around 469 - 399 BC, Socrates was known for his wisdom. One day a person ran up to Socrates excitedly and said that he wanted to tell him something about Diogenes. Socrates interrupted him and said that before telling him anything, he’ll have to pass a little test - the Triple Filter Test...Read more »

Medical Voice

Early steroid use can worsen Covid infection, caution doctors

2nd October 2020
Mumbai: Steroids, the latest class of medication given to US President Donald Trump, are a double-edged sword as far as Covid patients are concerned. Doctors said steroids could worsen the infection if given too early, but work like magic in critically ill patients. Traditionally associated with inflammatory...Read more »


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