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COVIDences 11

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
11th April 2020
(Source: DHS Science and Technology, Master Question List for COVID-19 (caused by SARS-CoV-2), Weekly Report, 18 March 2020)
Forensics (Part 11). Natural vs intentional use? Tests to be used for attribution.
What is known?
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Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 44

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
11th April 2020
WHICH IS THE DEADLIEST PANDEMIC: The Spanish flu or 1918 flu pandemic was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic.
How long did it last: January 1918 to December 1920
How many people did it infect: 500 million people – this translates to about a quarter of the world's population at that time.... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Spectrum of respiratory viral infections in liver disease patients

11th April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
The role of respiratory viruses (RVs) in the etiology of pneumonia in liver disease patients with cirrhosis is undervalued. A study assessed the spectrum of RVs in cirrhotic patients with pneumonia who were admitted in critical care units (CCUs)... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19: New India cases top 750 in a day for 1st time

11th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: India’s COVID-19 count rose sharply on Thursday with 781 new cases confirmed by states. This is by far the highest single-day tally and 30% higher than the previous highest of 598 recorded on Wednesday... Read more »
Practice Updates

Drop in new coronavirus hospitalizations in New York, deaths continue to rise

11th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New York state saw a sharp decline in the number of new admissions to a hospital in the past 24 hours to the lowest level since the coronavirus outbreak began, a sign that social distancing seems to be working, said Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday. Cuomo however stated that the number of deaths increased to 799 on Wednesday,... Read more »
Practice Updates

CDC Issues New Return-to-Work Guidelines

11th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The CDC is set to release new guidance on return-to-work rules for critical workers exposed to a COVID-19 case, or a suspected case, replacing previous guidance to stay home for 14 days. CDC director Robert Redfield said at a White House briefing that it was important to keep the critical workforce working...Read more »

Heat-Inactivated Probiotic May Ease IBS Symptoms

11th April 2020 PharmacistsPathology & Lab Medicine
A heat-inactivated form of the probiotic Bifidobacterium bifidum MIMBb75 has been found to be associated with almost twice the reduction in abdominal pain, and significant relief of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms over at least 50% of the treatment period, in comparison with placebo, suggests new research...Read more »

Metformin Appears to Protect Diabetic Patients from Post-Op Death

11th April 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
In patients with type 2 diabetes undergoing surgery, metformin seems to offer some protection against poor outcomes, suggested researchers. In an analysis of 10,088 adults with diabetes undergoing a major surgical intervention,...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is the decision of a treating doctor to withhold or withdraw medical intervention in the case of patient protected by law?

11th April 2020
Yes, the decision by a treating doctor to withhold or withdraw medical intervention in the case of a patient in the terminal stage of illness or in a persistently vegetative state or the like where artificial intervention will merely prolong the suffering and agony of the patient is protected by the law...Read more »

eMedi Humor

An addiction

11th April 2020
Connie told her 4-year-old grandson not to jump on the beds. After several warnings, she punished him, explaining that should he fall, he would hurt himself badly.
Several minutes passed and he was back to jumping on the beds. ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 31-year-old female patient complains of bilateral impairment of hearing for the past 5 years. On examination, tympanic membrane is normal and audiogram shows a bilateral conductive deafness. Impedance audiometry shows Type A curve and acoustic reflexes are absent. All constitute part of treatment, except:

11th April 2020
1. Hearing aid. 2. Stapedectomy...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: All about tea

11th April 2020
When we speak of tea, it is commonly assumed to be black tea with milk and sugar. However, the word ‘Tea’ means any herb. This means even hot Tulsi water is Tulsi tea or hot mint water is Mint tea. Many herbs can be converted into tea such as jasmine tea, lemon tea, lemon grass tea, masala tea, sounf tea, etc... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescriptions: Satsang

11th April 2020
The Sanskrit word ‘Satsang’ literally means gathering together for guidance, mutual support or in search of truth. It may involve talking together, eating together, working together, listening together or praying together. Most scriptures describe Sat and asat. They suggest that this world is maya (asat) and God is Divine....Read more »

Inspirational:Heaven and Hell

11th April 2020
A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, "Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like." The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in...Read more »

Medical Voice

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COVID-19 tests must be free in government, private labs: Supreme Court

Laying emphasis on the urgency of increased testing for novel coronavirus, the Supreme Court today directed the government to issue directions to approved testing laboratories for conducting COVID-19 tests free of cost. This comes hours after the top court suggested that the Centre should create a mechanism wherein private laboratories...Read more »  


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice...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?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  


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Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

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Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »

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