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CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth COVID Train Travel

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
10th August 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1033: The risk of COVID-19 transmission in train passengers: an epidemiological and modelling study; Maogui Hu, Hui Lin, Jinfeng Wang, Chengdong Xu, et all; Clinical Infectious Diseases, 29 July 2020. Despite the trains being one of the commonest modes of public transport across the world, the risk of COVID 19 transmission among individuals traveling by train remains ambiguous... Read more »
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CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth COVID Informed Consent

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
10th August 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1034: Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Consent in Covid era - Need for Change”1st August 2020, 11am-12pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr AK Agarwal, Prof Mahesh Verma, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr Shashank Joshi, Dr JA Jayalal, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr Anil Kumar, Mrs Upasana Arora, Dr KK Kalra, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr Sanchita Sharma... Read more »
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Trace element deficiency in patients with alcoholic hepatitis

10th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Malnutrition is commonly seen in patients with alcohol-related liver disease. Trace elements such as cobalt, copper, iron, selenium and zinc are crucial for several cellular processes including antioxidant pathways. The prevalence and significance of trace element deficiency... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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CCB and ARB combination can prevent CV events in elderly high-risk hypertensive patients with CKD

10th August 2020 Hypertension
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is displayed by decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Globally, CKD is a public health disorder and a higher incidence can be seen in the older population. Evidence shows that... Read more »
Zinc Update

Protective effect of zinc supplementation during COVID-19

10th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The hunt for potential protecting and therapeutic antiviral approaches is very essential and urgent due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, which is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus, also known as coronavirus. Zinc is identified and considered to modulate antiviral... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19 vaccine may be only partially effective, warns Fauci

10th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
A vaccine that is approved for coronavirus could end up being effective only 50-60% of the time. This means that public health measures will still be necessary to control the pandemic, stated Dr. Anthony Fauci, top U.S. infectious diseases expert... Read more »

India’s COVID-19 recovery rate at 68%

10th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: COVID-19 cases in India surpassed the 20 lakh mark on Friday after a record addition of 62,538 new cases in the previous 24 hours. The total number of recovered patients stood at 13,78,105. The recovery rate is presently estimated as 68%... Read more »
Practice Updates

Heart attack patients may be dying due to coronavirus fears, says study

10th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
Investigators from the Providence Heart Institute system in the US northwest analyzed the records of over 15,000 heart attack patients from December 30 to May 16 of this year and noted key changes in heart attack hospitalization rates...Read more »
Practice Updates

Povidone-iodine has proven efficacy against SARS-CoV-2

10th August 2020ENT Multispeciality
As of August 5, 2020, close to 19 million people have been infected with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-coronavirus (CoV)-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.1 Respiratory droplets and physical contact from contaminated surfaces are the primary sources... Read more »

FDA OKs Oral Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

10th August 2020 Orthopedics Pharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to risdiplam for the treatment of patients aged two months and older with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), making it the second drug and the first oral drug approved to treat this disease...Read more »

Hearing Loss Linked with Dementia Pathology

10th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Hearing impairment was associated with neuropathological hallmarks of dementia, revealed an autopsy study published in Neurology. In cognitively normal older adults, impaired hearing was found to be associated with tau neurofibrillary degeneration, reported researchers. Additionally,..Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

CPA/EE vs. drospirenone/EE for decreasing sebum production...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

Are doctors supposed to administer medicine as per the instructions only?

10th August 2020
A doctor is expected to administer the medicines to his patients as per the instructions, including the maximum dosage given on the package of the medicine. A doctor cannot depart from the instructions as given on the package of the medicine or any medical equipment...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Coffee Dilemma

10th August 2020
A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The wife said, "You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don’t have to wait as long to get our coffee"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The parameters of sensitivity and specificity are used for assessing:

10th August 2020
1. Criterion validity.
2. Construct validity.
3. Discriminant validity...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Nine modifiable risk factors for heart attack

10th August 2020
The majority of known risk factors for heart attack are modifiable by specific preventive measures. The nine potentially modifiable factors include smoking, dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, abdominal obesity, psychosocial factors, regular alcohol consumption,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Significance of Lighting a Lamp in Any Worship

10th August 2020
Deepajyothi parabrahma
Deepa Jyotir Janaardanah
Deepo harati paapaani...Read more »

Inspirational: The Little Wave

10th August 2020
Once there was a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a wonderful time. While he was enjoying the wind and the fresh air, he noticed the other waves in front of him crashing against the shore. The little wave felt terrible. He was worried what was going to happen to him...Read more »


Medical voice

Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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Blood pressure control with cilnidipine treatment in Japanese post-stroke hypertensive patients

Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are the choice of therapy for post-stroke patients. A large-scale prospective study of 2667 post-stroke hypertensive patients treated with cilnidipine assessed BP control and adverse reactions in the patients... Read more »



How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis

The American National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep per day for adults 18 years of age and older. There has been increasing amount of research into the association between osteoporosis and sleep. Longer sleep duration has been tied to increased risk of osteoporosis.... Read more »


Understanding how skin barrier evolves and reacts during the first few years of life

The structure of the stratum corneum (SC) and corresponding skin barrier develops from before birth up to about 4 years of age. Understanding the evolution of skin barrier structure during the first few years of life is the first step to developing solutions for improved infant skin health... Read more »


Bariatric surgery prevents severe CKD and ESRD

Patients that underwent weight-loss surgery lowered their risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) when compared to conventionally treated patients, according to a study published in International Journal of Obesity... Read more »

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