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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Managing COVID-19 - Recovery is the rule

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
10th July 2020
Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Recovery is the rule in COVID-19 and death is an exception” 4th July, 2020, 11am-12noon. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Shashank Joshi, Prof Mahesh Verma, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr Suneela Garg, Dr JA Jayalal, Dr Jayakrishnan AV, Dr Alex Thomas, Dr Shiv K Harti, Vaidya Sushil Dubey, Mrs Upasana Arora, Dr K Kalra, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 9th July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
10th July 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 29, 11M July 4, 12M July 8. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Doubling time India 21 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days... Read more »
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Hepatitis A Outbreak with Concurrent Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Poona infection in India

10th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Investigators at Christian Medical College, Vellore, India recently studied an outbreak of hepatitis A infection among children in an urban settlement of Vellore. Fifty eight cases of jaundice were reported from April through August, 2019... Read more »

Derma Update

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Air conditioning filters should be assessed for dust mite allergens to prevent allergic diseases

10th July 2020 Dermatology
Increasing use of air conditioners (AC) in modern lifestyles has been related with breathing problems, dryness, irritation and other symptoms. Dust mites were isolated from AC filters that were causing allergic... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Global coronavirus cases cross 12 million

10th July 2020 Business and MedicineEmergency Medicine
The number of coronavirus cases crossed the 12 million mark on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally. Since the first case was reported in China in early January, it took 149 days to reach 6 million cases. But it has taken just 39 days to double to 12 million cases,... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves New Therapy for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) That Can Be Taken at Home

10th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to decitabine and cedazuridine tablets for the treatment of adult patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML)... Read more »
Practice Updates

Weight Loss, Not Fiber Intake, Linked with Better A1c in Diabetes

10th July 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pathology & Lab Medicine
A small study of overweight patients with type 2 diabetes revealed that consuming fewer calories resulting in weight loss of around 2 kg was tied to better glycemic control than consuming more fiber. Investigators recruited 78 patients...Read more »

COVID-19 Lungs May Be More Likely to Leak

10th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Pneumothorax and other barotrauma was found to be more common in COVID-19 patients on invasive mechanical ventilation compared to other patients on ventilators, revealed a retrospective study. Among invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) patients at NYU Langone Health in New York City...Read more »
Practice Updates

Image-Guidance Tied to Improved Resection in Recurrent CRC

10th July 2020Cardiology Pharmacists
In comparison with historical controls, use of image-guidance during surgery resulted in improved rates of complete resection in locally advanced rectal cancer patients with recurrent disease, reported a single-center Dutch study...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Intensive treatment for hypertension management

10th July 2020 Hypertension
The therapeutic blood pressure (BP) targets to be attained have long been a topic of debate. Several clinical studies and meta-analyses, especially the SPRINT trial, have shown the advantages of intensive... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Check list in case of a dispute regarding consent

10th July 2020
1. Medical consent
2. High-risk medical consent
3. Surgical consent...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Trouble on the Roof

10th July 2020
Mike and Rob were laying tile on a roof when a sudden gust of wind came and knocked down their ladder.
"I have an idea," said Mike. "We'll throw you down, and then you can pick up the ladder."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Valsalva maneuver can result in bradycardia. Which of the following activities will not stimulate Valsalva's maneuver?

10th July 2020
A. Use of stool softeners
B. Enema administration
C. Gagging while toothbrushing...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Harvard Medical School 4 exercising tips for people with diabetes

10th July 2020
Get a preflight check
1. Talk to your doctor before starting or changing a fitness routine, especially if you are overweight or have a history of heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, or diabetic neuropathy... Read more »

Soul does not leave the body immediately after the death

10th July 2020
According to Prashna Upanishad, at the time of death, the Prana Vayu (life force and respiration) merges with Udana Vayu (brain stem reflexes) and leaves the body. But this does not happen immediately after clinical death, which is defined as stoppage of heart and respiration...Read more »

Inspirational: Our Time in History

10th July 2020
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time...Read more »

Medical Voice

One in 4 infected individuals sent to hospital in New Delhi

10th July 2020
NEW DELHI: In terms of percentages, 12% of the 2,935 people who tested Covid positive in New Delhi district in the last 23 days needed to go to Covid care centres, while 24% required hospitalisation in the relatively upscale district. At the same time, a significantly high 63.3% proved either asymptomatic...Read more »


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Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesity

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... Read more »



Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in patients with essential hypertension treated with cilnidipine

In the present study, published in Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy, cilnidipine was given to 14 hospitalized patients with essential hypertension, and 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring was performed. Once-daily administration of cilnidipine... Read more »


Effect of Baby Swimming and Baby Lotion on the Skin Barrier of Infants Aged 3-6 Months

Skin care is important especially in infancy as skin barrier matures during the first year of life. The goal of a study published in Journal of the German Society of Dermatology was to examine the effects of baby swimming and baby lotion... Read more »


Pre-Operative Multimodal Analgesia Decreases Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Narcotic Use and Pain.

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery aimed to assess the efficiency of multimodal analgesia (MMA) in reducing reliance on opioid medications. This was retrospective review of 560 patients undergoing outpatient... Read more »

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