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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Health Patrol

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
10th September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1078: Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Fake News”, 5th September, 2020, 11am-12noon. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr AK Agarwal, Dr Veena Aggarwal, Dr Suneela Garg, Dr Girdhar Gyani, Dr Narottam Puri, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr Atul Kochhar, Prof Mahesh Verma, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr Jayalal, Dr DR Rai, Dr Anita Arora, Dr Anita Chakravarti, Dr Anul Mohta, Dr Reshma Hingorani, Dr Pragati Sawhney, Dr Atul Pandya, Prof Bejon Misra, Dr Anil Kumar, Dr KK Kalra, Mrs Upasana Arora, Ms Ira Gupta, Mr Saurabh Aggarwal, Dr S Sharma. This meeting was dedicated to the memory of all those who lost their lives in the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 9th September, Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
10th September 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 29th, 11M July 4, 12M July 8, 13M July 13, 14M July 17, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16, 22M August 19, 23M August 21, 24M August 27, 25M August 30, 26M September 3. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Coronavirus Cases: 27,728,642, Deaths: 901,629, Recovered: 19,820,162... Read more »
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Importance of neurodevelopmental outcomes in significant neonatal jaundice

10th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Significant neonatal jaundice (NJ) in newborns is quite different from physiological jaundice because of earlier and/or more rapid increase in bilirubin level. These cases warrant the need of admission as their bilirubin level meet with the criteria for intervention followed by investigations... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

10th September 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
Zinc Update

Evaluation of zinc deficiency and toxicity in pediatric population

10th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
In several developed countries, zinc deficiency is often overlooked in infants, children, and adolescents during their important growth periods. The objective of the review article is to assess the evidence of deficiencies and toxicities of zinc along with its treatment in the pediatric population.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day

10th September 2020 Business and Medicine Psychiatry
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), someone takes their own life every 40 seconds. That amounts to nearly 800,000 people across the world every year. Some estimates even put the figure closer to 1 million. World Suicide Prevention Day is observed every year on September 10... Read more »

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine study halted following one illness

10th September 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New York: Late-stage studies of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine candidate have been temporarily paused as the company investigates if the potentially unexplained illness in a recipient is a side effect of the shot. The company issued a statement on Tuesday evening suggesting... Read more »
Practice Updates

Convalescent Plasma Therapy Didn't Help Reduce COVID-19 Deaths, says ICMR Study

10th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: Convalescent plasma (CP) therapy did not help reduce death due to COVID-19, stated an India Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study. This open-label, parallel-arm, phase II, multicentre, and randomized controlled trial was conducted from April 22 to July 14 this year. Overall,... Read more »

Differentiating COVID-19 from Flu in Kids a Challenge

10th September 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Among children with COVID-19, rates of hospitalization, ICU admission, and ventilator use appeared to be similar to those for children with influenza, but rates differed in other respects, suggested a study published online in JAMA Network Open. Investigators evaluated the commonalities...Read more »

Novel DPP1 Inhibitor Improves Bronchiectasis Outcomes

10th September 2020 Internal Medicine Pharmacists
Treatment with novel reversible dipeptidyl peptidase 1 (DPP1) inhibitor brensocatib was shown to extend the time to first exacerbation for patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, and result in fewer exacerbations overall in a randomized phase II study presented at the virtual meeting of...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent be taken a few days before the procedure?

10th September 2020
Recall of informed consent is not affected by the timing of obtaining informed consent before any procedure.
Evidence: Sixty patients scheduled for colonoscopy or esophagogastroduodenoscopy were recruited in a prospective, randomized study...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Flashing Traffic Camera

10th September 2020
A man was driving when he saw the flash of a traffic camera. He figured that his picture had been taken for exceeding the limit, even though he knew that he was not speeding. Just to be sure, he went around the block and passed the same spot,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Acantholysis is characteristic of:

10th September 2020
• Pemphigus vulgaris.
• Bullous pemphigoid.
• Erythema multiforme...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Smoking in women can increase risk of colorectal cancer

10th September 2020
Women who smoke are at twice the risk of developing cancer of the rectum and the risk goes up with the increase in number of cigarettes smoked per day, duration of smoking and older age at smoking cessation. Women should never smoke... Read more »

eSpiritual: Writing a Vedic Will – as I understand it

10th September 2020
Sometime back, I used to think that a ‘will’ simply meant how my finances would be controlled by my wife and my children after my death. As I started acquiring Vedic knowledge, my interpretation changed. Following is the gist for writing a Will, as I understand it the Vedic way. Of course,...Read more »

Inspirational: Take Time

10th September 2020
Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul. Take time to think, it is the source of power.
Take time to play, it is the source of perpetual youth. Take time to read, it is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray, it is the greatest power on earth. Take time to love and be loved, it is a God-given privilege...Read more »

Medical Voice

Researchers develop therapy that can detect lung cancer at early stage

10th September 2020
New Delhi: Lung cancer, the most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, is tough to detect at early stages, making it difficult to treat. However, the scientists may soon have a solution for it. The researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)...Read more »


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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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