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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Back to Basics in Management of COVID-19

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
21st October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1115: Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Back to basics in Management of COVID-19” 17th October, 2020, 11am-12pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr AK Agarwal, Prof Mahesh Verma, Dr Suneela Garg, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr KK Kalra, Dr Anita Chakravarti, Dr Anil Kumar, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma. Key points from the discussion : • The WHO Solidarity trial has shown that remdesivir, interferon, hydroxychloroquine and ritonavir + lopinavir are not effective. • Eli Lilly has halted its trial of its coronavirus antibody drug; J& J paused the trial of its vaccine; although Astra Zeneca has resumed the trial of its vaccine in the UK, India, South Africa, Brazil, the US FDA has not given the go-ahead for the trial to restart...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 20th October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
21st 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, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17, 40M October 19... Read more »
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Different forms of viral hepatitis in elderly population

21st October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Epidemiological surveys suggest that majority of people are not immune to Hepatitis A virus (HAV) in developed countries and its morbidity and mortality increases with age. The current study was aimed to assess the epidemiology, manifestations, therapy, and prevention of viral hepatitis in elderly along with its prevention and management... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

21st 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

Serum zinc levels are low in seborrheic dermatitis patients

21st October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Seborrheic dermatitis (SD) is defined as a chronic inflammatory skin disease, which is localized to areas that are rich in sebaceous glands, i.e. the scalp, upper chest, face and back. There are several factors that contribute to the pathogenesis of SD, that includes hormonal factors, comorbidities, inflammatory status,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19 vaccine: UNICEF to stock over half a billion syringes by year end

21st October 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
As countries and pharmaceutical companies across the world gear up to distribute COVID-19 vaccines following trials, UNICEF has initiated the groundwork for rapid, safe and efficient delivery of the vaccines by buying and pre-positioning syringes and other equipment. UNICEF said that as soon as vaccines are licensed for use,... Read more »

Daily COVID-19 positivity rate in India down over 5 weeks to 6.1%

21st October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: The average daily positivity rate of COVID-19 infection has fallen over last five weeks to 6.1% during the last week (Oct 14-19), from 9.2% during September 16-22. The cumulative positivity rate has come down to below 8% and remained so for the past four days in a row. As per the health ministry,... Read more »

CDC issues strong recommendation for masks on airplanes, trains

21st October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a “strong recommendation” mandating all passengers and employees on airplanes, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-share vehicles to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The interim guidance also includes facial coverings at transportation hubs,... Read more »

50% Indians Likely To Have Had COVID-19 by Next February, Says Government Panel

21st October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
At least half of India’s 1.3 billion people are likely to have been infected with COVID-19 by next February, stated a member of a central government committee working to provide projections. India has reported 7.55 million COVID-19 cases thus far and is second only to the United States with regard to total number of infections...Read more »

PCOS Linked with Cardiovascular Disease Risk after Menopause

21st October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) prior to menopause appear to have a higher risk of stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular events after menopause, suggest findings presented at the virtual American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2020 Scientific Congress... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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

21st October 2020
Not disclosing the names of doctors in the surgical team may be 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

21st 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:

21st October 2020
1. Dohle bodies
2. Hypersegmented neutrophils.
3. Spherocytes ..Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: First Aid in Burns

21st 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

21st 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: Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your biggest strength

21st 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 »

Medical Voice

PTSD common among health workers even after a year of pandemic

21st October 2020
London: Almost a quarter of health-care workers (23.4 per cent) experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms during the most acute phase of the previous pandemic outbreaks -- with 11.9 per cent of front-line workers experiencing symptoms almost a year on, new research has revealed...Read more »


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