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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 91

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
10th May 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudeva)
823: Herd Immunity : Some experts use the term to describe the proportion immune among individuals in a population. Others may use it with regard to a particular threshold proportion of immune individuals that should lead to a fall in incidence of infection. Yet another group of experts may use it to refer to a pattern of immunity... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 9th May: It’s not Lockdown 3.0 but Living with COVID 1.0

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
10th May 2020
212 Countries affected, Crosses 4M, Nearly 100,000 cases per day, Minimum Likely Deaths 283520, Deaths to Cross 300,000 this Month. World: Cases: 1M: April 2, 2 M: April 15, 3 M: April 27, 4 M: May 8. First reported Case: 10th January. Total cases and numbers are based on RT PCR test which has only 67% sensitivity (no false positive). Total number likely to be higher by 25-33%. GOOD NEWS: Nearly controlled in China, South Korea, Hong Kong,... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Liver injury in COVID-19 – The challenges faced

10th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
SARS-CoV-2 has been reported to share 82% genome sequence similarity to SARS-CoV and 50% with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Liver impairment has been noted in around 60% of patients with SARS. Liver injury has also... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO prepares coronavirus app for checking symptoms, possibly contact tracing

10th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to launch an app to help people in under-resourced countries assess whether they may have the novel coronavirus. The agency is also considering a Bluetooth-based contact tracing feature... Read more »
Practice Updates

UN continues search for animal link to human COVID-19 infections

10th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The pivotal work of tracing the animal transmission source of the COVID-19 infection in humans is underway and must be executed to prevent future health emergencies, stated a top UN health agency scientist, after the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed over 3.5 million cases of coronavirus and 250,000 deaths across the globe... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves First Therapy for Patients with Lung and Thyroid Cancers with a Certain Genetic Mutation or Fusion

10th May 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to selpercatinib capsules for the treatment of three types of tumors, namely non-small cell lung cancer, medullary thyroid cancer and other types of thyroid cancers,...Read more »

Cytokine Targeting for COVID-19 Treatment

10th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A small retrospective study in Italy noted that the survival rates were significantly higher, but mechanical ventilation-free survival was not different between hospitalized COVID-19 patients treated with high-dose anakinra, an interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, and patients given only standard treatment...Read more »
Practice Updates

Novel Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Possibly Linked to COVID-19

10th May 2020 Pharmacists Cardiology
A novel clinical presentation in children that involves symptoms seen with atypical Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome may be associated with COVID-19 infection, suggest reports from National Health Service England, The Lancet, and the New York City health department...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Early-life atopic dermatitis can be predicted with events in normal skin

10th May 2020 Dermatology
The pathobiology of lesional and non-lesional skin in atopic dermatitis (AD) and the endotypes are poorly understood. Non-lesional skin in atopic dermatitis is an abnormal occurrence. The Mechanisms of Progression from AD to Asthma in Children... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What should be done if a non-pharmacist is found dispensing a drug in a pharmacy?

10th May 2020
As per the provisions of Section 42 of the Pharmacy Act 1948, only a registered pharmacist can compound, prepare, mix, or dispense any medicine on prescription of a medical practitioner. Also, the medical practitioner can dispense medicine to his own patients or with the general or special sanction...Read more »

eMedi Humor

So we all use our work phones

10th May 2020
The phone bill was exceptionally high. Man called a family meeting to discuss.
Dad: This is unacceptable. I don't use home phone, I use my work phone.
Mum: Me too. I hardly use home phone. I use my company phone...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Isotopic response is seen in scars of which condition

10th May 2020
a. Orolabial herpes
b. Herpes genitalis
c. Pyoderma gangrenosum...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to prevent Dengue and Malaria

10th May 2020
• Both malaria and dengue mosquitoes bite during day time.
• It is the female mosquito which bites.
• Dengue mosquito takes three meals in a day while malaria mosquito takes one meal in three days... Read more »

eSpiritual: Panchamrit body wash

10th May 2020
Panchamrit is taken as a Prasadam and is also used to wash the deity. In Vedic language, anything which is offered to God can also be done to the human body. Panchamrit bath, therefore, is the original and traditional complete bath prescribed in Vedic literature. It consists of the following:...Read more »

Inspirational: Helping Yourself

10th May 2020
Well my story starts 3 years ago. I was working in a retail store; I like to talk to everybody and know what’s going on in their lives. I remember this one girl who started working there a few months after me. I remember always seeing her. I don’t know why but for a weird reason, we would never talk...Read more »

Medical Voice

Blood thinners may boost survival rates of Covid-infected patients: Study

10th May 2020
WASHINGTON D.C: Treating coronavirus patients with blood thinners may help in boosting their prospects for survival, according to preliminary findings from physicians at New York City's largest hospital system that offers another source of hope in treating the deadly infection. The Washington Post reported that the results of the analysis,...Read more »


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Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesitys

People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia or obesity alone... Read more »


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

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »


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 »

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