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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Indoor Pollution - Part1

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
9th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1136: Round Table - Expert Group on Environment Zoom Meeting on “Indoor Air Pollution - Part I” 25th October, 2020, 12 noon-1pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee and President, Heart Care Foundation of India. Prof Meenakshi Dhote, Dept. of Environmental Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. Dr SK Tyagi, Ex- Additional Director, Central Pollution Control Board. Dr Dipankar Saha, Ex- I/C Air Pollution Laboratory, Central Pollution Control Board. Sh Pradeep Khandelwal, Chief Engineer, East Delhi Municipal Corporation. Sh SA Verma,...Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Indoor pollution - Part2

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO and HCFI
9th November 2020
1137: Round Table - Expert Group on Environment Zoom Meeting on “Indoor Air Pollution - Part II” 1 st November, 2020, 12 noon-1pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee and President, Heart Care Foundation of India. Prof Meenakshi Dhote, Dept. of Environmental Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. Dr SK Gupta, Director, Envirotech Instrument, Delhi. Dr Dipankar Saha, Ex- I/C Air Pollution Laboratory, Central Pollution Control Board. Dr RS Tyagi, Ex- Member (Drainage), Delhi Jal Board. Dr KK Kalra, Director HCFI, Ex CEO NABH. Ms Ira Gupta, Advocate. Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group... Read more »
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The Role of Insulin Resistance in NAFLD

9th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Insulin resistance in Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by diminutions in whole-body, hepatic, and adipose tissue insulin sensitivity NAFLD. NAFLD is a common liver disorder which is strappingly connected with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes... 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

9th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Efficacy of zinc supplementation in patients with noise-induced hearing loss

9th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc plays an essential antioxidant role of metabolism in humans. Studies have demonstrated an association between noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and oxidative injury. But no analysis has focused precisely on the subgroup of NIHL associated tinnitus patients. The objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness... Read more »

News From All Specialities

26,000 health workers in rural Nashik to get COVID-19 vaccine first

9th November 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
NASHIK: Around 26,000 staff and medical professionals working with government and private medical establishments in rural Nashik have been identified to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, whenever it is available. The district administration has been asked by the Central government to prepare the list of persons engaged in healthcare facilities,... Read more »

US Cancer Patient Carried Coronavirus for 105 Days, says Study

9th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New York: While most people infected with COVID-19 tend to shed the pathogen for about eight days, an unusual case of a blood cancer patient has been reported who carried the virus for about 105 days, and remained infectious for at least 70 days, without having any symptoms through the entire duration... Read more »

WHO urges world leaders to prepare for next pandemic

9th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on world leaders to prepare for the next pandemic during its 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) held virtually. The agency said in its press release that it has been seen during this past year that countries with strong health emergency preparedness infrastructure were able to act quickly... Read more »

Poor diet tied to height gap between tallest and shortest nations

9th November 2020Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
Poor diets for school-age children appear to be associated with an average height gap of 20cm (7.9in) between the tallest and shortest nations, suggests a new study published in the Lancet. According to the analysis, in 2019, the tallest 19-year-old boys lived in the Netherlands (183.8cm or 6ft) while the shortest were in Timor Leste (160.1cm or 5ft 3in)... Read more »

New case points to in utero SARS-CoV-2 transmission

9th November 2020Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
A new report of mother-to-fetus transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through umbilical cord blood adds to the increasing evidence of virus transmission in utero. The case also suggests that these infections may not be easily detectable in neonates until days after birth. A report published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spouse relatives of the patient?

9th November 2020
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated.
The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 state:...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Law of Bag/Box Occupancy

9th November 2020
All bags and boxes in a given room must contain a cat within the earliest possible nanosecond...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The following separation technique depends on the molecular size of the protein:

9th November 2020
1. Chromatography on a carboxymethyl (CM) cellulose column.
2. Iso-electric focusing.
3. Gelfiltration chromatography...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Diet is linked to the diabetes epidemic

9th November 2020
A study published in the journal Diabetes Care highlights the importance of whole diet rather than focusing on certain foods or food groups that might be beneficial. A diet rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables (leafy green), nuts, and low-fat dairy may help people lower their risk of type 2 diabetes... Read more »

eSpiritual: Is the origin of ISO Certification from the Vedas?

9th November 2020
Whatever you say or do means you are ISO certified. In mythology, truthfulness means that you do what you think or say. ISO therefore is a Vedic stamp for truthfulness. You need ISO certification in Kalyug as majority being Kalyugis will not be doing what they say or think...Read more »

Inspirational: Good alphabet given by Swami Sivananda

9th November 2020
A………Adjust, adapt, accommodate
B………Be good, do good, be kind, be compassionate
C………Control anger by forgiveness and love...Read more »


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

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Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »



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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