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World COVID Meter 10th December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
11th December 2020
Multispeciality
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, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21,...Read more »
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Gargling as a potential preventive strategy for COVID-19: Revisiting the role of povidone-iodine

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
11th December 2020
Multispeciality
The oral cavity acts both as a portal of entry for the SARS-CoV-2 virus into the body as well as a reservoir for the virus.1 The virus mainly replicates in the throat. A German study has shown that shedding of virus from the pharynx was very high during the first week after infection, with a peak at 7.11 × 108 RNA copies per throat swab on the fourth day of the illness.2. Asymptomatic individuals share viral load similar to that in the symptomatic patients making them potential sources of infection.3.. Read more »
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Drug-induced liver injury caused by treatment of Covid-19 patients with pre-existing metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease

11th December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Recent findings suggest that obese patients who present with non-alcoholic fatty liver of metabolic origin, also known as metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) are at increased risk of getting infected with coronavirus disease 2019... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

11th December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

WHO reveals leading causes of death and disability worldwide

11th December 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Noncommunicable diseases account for 7 of the world’s top 10 causes of death, reveal WHO’s 2019 Global Health Estimates. This represents a rise from 4 of the 10 leading causes in the year 2000. The new data cover the period from 2000 to 2019. The estimates highlight the need for increased focus on prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases,... Read more »
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UK issues anaphylaxis warning on Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

11th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
UK’s medicine regulator has stated that anyone with a history of anaphylaxis to a medicine or food should not get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, providing fuller guidance on an earlier allergy warning about the vaccine. UK started mass vaccinating its population on Tuesday, starting with the elderly and frontline workers,... Read more »
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Canada health regulator approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

11th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Canada's health regulator approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday. The vaccine is intended to be used in people 16 years of age and above. Pfizer-BioNTech are conducting further clinical trials on children of all age groups. The vaccine has already been approved by the United Kingdom and U.S. approval... Read more »
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First over-the-counter, non-prescription COVID-19 test system for home use authorized by FDA

11th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The first non-prescription, over-the-counter COVID-19 test kit for at-home use has been granted emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration. The LabCorp Pixel COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit can be used by anyone aged 18 and above to collect nasal swab samples at home... Read more »
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Low-Vent Pressure Appears OK for Relatively Healthy Lungs

11th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Low positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) protocols in the ICU for patients without acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) didn't appear to be any worse when compared with higher levels, revealed the RELAx randomized trial. The lowest PEEP level between 0 and 5 cm H2O led to the same amount of time alive and off the ventilator... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

A patient is admitted under an MBBS doctor with a specific complaint, but is not seen by specialist. If anything untoward happens, is it part of medical negligence?

11th December 2020
Yes, it is a part of medical negligence, if the patient is admitted under MBBS doctor and has a specific complaint but is not seen by a specialist. It is the duty of the MBBS doctor to refer the patient to the specialist or any other physician for consultation and treatment...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

Will I live longer?

11th December 2020
Patient: Doctor, if I give up wine, women, and song, will I live longer?
Doctor: Not really, it will just seem longer...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

An enzyme involved in the catabolism of fructose to pyruvate in the liver is:

11th December 2020
1.Glyceraldehyde–3–phosphate dehydrogenase.
2. Phosphoglucomutase.
3. Lactate–dehydrogenase...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: American Academy of Ophthalmology lists 7 common myths about children’s eye health

11th December 2020
Pink eye only happens in young children. Young kids are known for getting pink eye, on account of close contact in day care centers. The same holds true for teenagers, college students, and adults, particularly those who don’t clean their contacts properly... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: The Scientific Aspects of Prayer

11th December 2020
It is natural for us to promise or offer to pray for someone who suffers from sickness. So many people believe in the power of prayer that it has now caught the attention of scientists and doctors. Today most hospitals and nursing homes are building prayer rooms for their patients,...Read more »

Inspirational: A Story for Passover

11th December 2020
Austrian baker Manfred Klaschka was once in the news because of his catalogue of cake designs. The catalogue was in the news this week because it included cakes decorated with swastikas as well as one with a baby raising its right arm in a Nazi salute. Klaschka insisted that he is not a Nazi...Read more »

Medical Voice

Healthcare workers 7 times as likely to have severe Covid-19 as other workers

11th December 2020
London: Healthcare workers are 7 times as likely to have severe Covid-19 infection as those with other types of 'non-essential' jobs, finds research focusing on the first UK-wide lockdown. The research was published online in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine. And those with jobs in the social care...Read more »
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Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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From Other Newsletter

Nephrology

Orthopedics

Practical efficacy of olmesartan vs. azilsartan in patients with hypertension: MUSCAT-4 study

A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan (olmesartan medoxomil, OL group) or 20mg of azilsartan (azilsartan, AZ group)... Read more »

Orthopedics

Orthopedics

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 or obesity alone... Read more »

Pediatrics

The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

An article published in the World Allergy Organization Journal elaborated on how the skin barrier structure and function are essential to human health. The authors stated that unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show... Read more »

Surgery

An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

Biofilm has often been cited as a key pathological factor in non-healing wounds. It therefore seems crucial to manage the biofilm in order to expedite wound healing and achieve the desired outcome. A study by Scully and colleagues compared the clinical and in vitro performance... Read more »
 

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