Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal


Dr KK Aggarwal    11 April 2018

  1. Humour Medical Slang: cabbage for a heart bypass (coronary artery bypass graft or CABG)
  2. The New Indian Express: Cutting down on the intake of salt can go a long way in preventing kidney diseases at a young age. Kidney failure is among the top five major causes of death in the country.
  3. Millennium Post: The Neurology department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences has initiated new techniques for treatment of brain tumour and removing it without making incisions by using 3D technology.
  4. Financial Express: Scientists have developed a transparent patch that can detect if food has gone bad, by monitoring the presence of harmful pathogens in real time. The patch can be incorporated directly into food packaging, and signal E coli and Salmonella contamination as it happens.
  5. A study found an association between freely available internet search query data and weekly reported cases of primary and secondary syphilis. Epidemiology. Published online April 7, 2018.
  6. 37 million U.S. adults binge drink about once a week, consuming an average of seven drinks per binge, according to CDC. Binge drinking brings a persons blood alcohol concentration to 0.08 grams percent or above. This is said to happen when men consume 5 or more drinks or women consume 4 or more drinks in about 2 hours.
  7. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the incidence of thyroid cancer in India amongst all cancers is only 0.1% to 0.2% in the country.
  8. Do you know In India, neonatal infections caused by drug resistant infections result in the death of nearly 60,000 new-borns each year(ICMR)
  9. Blood cultures should be obtained (prior to initiation of antimicrobial therapy) for in-patients with suspected bacteremia and selected outpatients with fever and leukocytosis or leukopenia. A normal white blood count however does not rule out bacteremia. Indications: sepsis, meningitis, osteomyelitis, arthritis, endocarditis, peritonitis, pneumonia, and fever of unknown origin.
  10. Medical Humour: Slang term Champagne tap for a flawless lumbar puncture, that is, one where erythrocyte count is zero.

Dr KK Aggarwal

Padma Shri Awardee

Vice President CMAAO

President HCFI

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