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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 122: Home Management Guidelines

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
10th June 2020
942: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Home Management Guidelines”, 6th June, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am
Participants Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO; Dr Ravi Naidu, Past President CMAAO, Malaysia; Dr N Gnanabaskaran, President Malaysian Medical Association; Dr Thirunavukarasu Rajoo, Hon. General Secretary,... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 121: With COVID or From COVID

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
10th June 2020
941: Are Patients Dying 'From' COVID or 'With' COVID?
Death certificates are required to be completed by the attending physician, the one, who is expected to know the most about the patient's medical conditions. But, in a hospital setting, often the physician who pronounces death may never have seen the patient before... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Clinical presentation of alcoholic liver disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Spectrum and diagnosis

10th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are the most common causes of chronic liver disease in the developing as well as... Read more »

Derma Update

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Consumption of fish at 1 year of age reduces risk of allergy-related outcomes in children at 6 years

10th June 2020 Dermatology
There has been a gradual increase in the incidence of allergy-related diseases, such as eczema or atopic dermatitis, asthma, allergic rhino-conjunctivitis and food allergies. Oily fish is a major dietary source... Read more »

News From All Specialities

No time to relax as pandemic worsens: WHO

10th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The COVID-19 pandemic is worsening globally, with over 136,000 cases recorded on Sunday, the highest in a single day, reported the World Health Organization (WHO). “More than six months into this pandemic, this is not the time for any country to take its foot off the pedal”, said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus... Read more »
Practice Updates

Lockdowns saved many lives, easing them is risky: Scientists

10th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Lockdowns imposed to check the spread of COVID-19 have saved millions of lives and easing them at this point is associated with high risks, stated two international studies published on Monday. The study by researchers at Imperial College London evaluated the impact of lockdowns and social... Read more »
Practice Updates

Health Ministry drafts rules to help COVID-19 patients access new drugs

10th June 2020 PharmacistsPathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: In order to assist with the availability of experimental drugs for severely-ill COVID-19 patients, the Union Health Ministry has issued a draft notification for "compassionate use" of any unapproved drug which is in the phase-III clinical trial globally. The ‘New Drugs and Clinical Trials (Amendment) Rules’...Read more »

Does CSF Antibody Testing Confirm Coronavirus in the Brain?

10th June 2020 Pharmacists Neurology
Testing for antibodies in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) may confirm that COVID-19 has affected the brain. A case series of three patients attending an inner city US hospital who had severe, laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 and encephalitis revealed that while only one had abnormal white blood cells or protein in CSF,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Repetitive Negative Thinking Tied to Alzheimer's Pathology

10th June 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
Repetitive negative thinking was linked with cognitive and neuropathological markers of Alzheimer's disease, revealed a longitudinal study published in Alzheimer's & Dementia. Patterns of repeated rumination or worry were found to be associated with subsequent declines in global cognition, immediate memory,...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is Bolam’s test?

10th June 2020
“The stringent standards regarding disclosure laid down in Canterbury, as necessary to secure an informed consent of the patient is not accepted in the English courts. In England, the standard applicable is popularly known as the Bolam’s test, first laid down in a trial relating to negligence of a medical practitioner...Read more »

eMedi Humor

And I work in the dark!

10th June 2020
A doctor of psychology was doing his normal morning rounds, and he entered a patient's room to find his patient sitting on the floor, sawing at a piece of wood with the side of his hand. Meanwhile, another patient was in the room, hanging from the ceiling by his feet...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The exaggerated lepromin test seen in cases of Lucio phenomenon is called as

10th June 2020
a. Mitsuda's reaction
b. Medina-Ramirez reaction
c. Fischer's test...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Do not heat leafy vegetables twice

10th June 2020
Nitrates in foods like spinach, beet root and lettuce stimulate the production of nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide is known to relax the blood vessels. Ingested nitrate is reduced by oral, commensal, bacteria to nitrite, which is further reduced to nitric oxide... Read more »

eSpiritual: Negative Thoughts are Absence of Positive Thoughts

10th June 2020
Darkness cannot be removed physically; it can only be removed by switching on the light or going into sunlight or lighting a fire. Similarly, negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts. In Bhagavad Gita, it has been said that in the period of Uttarayana with longer days,...Read more »

Inspirational: The Comfort Zone

10th June 2020
I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn't fail. The same four walls and busy work were really more like jail. I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before, but stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor...Read more »

Medical Voice

Scientists discover differences in the blood samples of severe, mild COVID-19 patients

10th June 2020
LONDON: Researchers have identified proteins in the blood of COVID-19 patients which are linked to the disease severity, an advance that may lead to markers that provide information on the progression of their illness. The scientists, including those from the University of Cambridge in the UK,...Read more »


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Effect of ethanol extract of Cissus quadrangularis Salisb on growth of lumbar bone in ovariectomized models

Cissus quadrangularis Salisb is a medicinal herb used to cure bone fractures. A study evaluated the impact of administration of C. quadrangularis Salisb extract (CQSE) on the histology of lumbar bone in ovariectomized experimental models... Read more »



Efficacy and Safety of Azilsartan and Olmesartan in Patients with Essential Hypertension

Several patients continue to have high blood pressure (BP) even after treatment with angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor blockers (ARBs). The present study, published in the International Heart Journal, compared the efficacy and safety of azilsartan with olmesartan... Read more »


Knowledge and attitude of mothers about oral rehydration solution

Scientific basis of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) has revolutionized the concept and management of diarrhea. The purpose of a study published in Health and Population – Perspectives and issues was to determine the use of oral rehydration solution (ORS) in women living... Read more »

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