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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Managing COVID-19 - Imaging

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
11th July 2020
968: Update on Covid-19 - IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “Imaging and Covid-19”4th July, 2020, 4-5pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President, CMAAO; Dr RV Asokan, Hony Secretary General, IMA; Dr Ramesh K Datta, Hony Finance Secretary, IMA; Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet; Dr Tulsi; Dr Brahm Prakash; Dr VK Venugopal; Dr Rajan; Dr Manish Jha; Dr DS Chadha; Dr Promila Pankaj; Dr VK Goel; Dr LC Jain; Dr Arpita Joshi; Kabir Mahajan; Jacob Ninan; Dr Divakar Rana; Mr HK Gohil; Mr Vijay Khanna; Ravi Bindra; Dr S Sharma... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World Covid Meter 10th July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
11th 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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Molecular Characterization of Hepatitis A Virus Circulating in Uttar Pradesh, India

11th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Hepatitis A is one of the leading causes of acute viral hepatitis in India. There are major geographical variations in hepatitis A endemicity which could be attributed to hygiene and sanitary conditions and other indicators of the level of... Read more »

Derma Update

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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor can predict chronic stress in patients with acne vulgaris

11th July 2020 Dermatology
Several dermatological diseases can have a huge impact on the psychological state of patients, such as urticaria, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and acne vulgaris. To find a "gold standard"... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO announces independent evaluation of global COVID-19 response

11th July 2020 Business and MedicineEmergency Medicine
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has announced the initiation of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR) to assess the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO Director-General stated that the Panel will be co-chaired by former Prime Minister... Read more »
Practice Updates

New WHO guidance calls for more evidence on airborne transmission

11th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The World Health Organization issued new guidelines on Thursday on the transmission of the novel coronavirus acknowledging some reports of airborne transmission; however, it did not confirm that the virus transmits through the air. The WHO recognized that some reports of outbreaks related to indoor crowded spaces indicate the... Read more »
Practice Updates

43% of COVID-19 deaths in India in 30-59 yrs age group

11th July 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: Although individuals above 45 continue to be more at risk from COVID-19 in terms of fatalities, nearly 43% deaths have been noted in the relatively younger age groups of 30-44 and 45-59, stated official data. People above 45 years of age are most at risk from coronavirus infection,...Read more »

Do PPIs Increase COVID-19 Risk?

11th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) every day was found to be associated with increased odds of testing positive for COVID-19, revealed a population-based online survey. Compared with non-users, those taking PPIs once a day had an odds ratio (OR) for positivity of 2.15...Read more »
Practice Updates

Primary Prevention Statins Decrease Mortality Even in the Very Elderly

11th July 2020Cardiology Pharmacists
Patients in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) system aged 75 years or older, free of cardiovascular (CV) disease and given statins for the first time, were noted to have a one-fourth lower risk for death and a 20% lower risk for CV death over an average of 7 years than comparable patients...Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Intensive treatment for hypertension management

11th 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

Can license to practice be revoked pending inquiry by the criminal court?

11th July 2020
Yes. In its order, MCI-211(2)/2011-Ethics/ 10th May, 2011, Complaint against Dr. RV, F No 396/2009, the MCI stated “The Ethics Committee considered the complaint against RV and after hearing both the parties and perusing the records and FIR, it is noted that RV has been accused...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Talking to an envelope

11th July 2020
This baby was talking in to an envelope.
I asked her what she was doing, she said ‘sending voice mail’...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Tetracycline is used for the prophylaxis of?

11th July 2020
A. Brucellosis
B. Leptospirosis
C. Cholera ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Facts about exercise

11th July 2020
• Exercise for 80 minutes a day and brisk exercise 80 minutes a week.
• The speed of walking should be at least 80 steps per minute.
• Do resistance or weight-bearing exercises twice in a week... Read more »

eSpiritual: Vedic Fasting

11th July 2020
Fasting and starvation are two different terms commonly confused with each other. Starvation means not eating or drinking altogether, while fasting means control and restrain of five sensory and five motor senses...Read more »

Inspirational: Is your hut burning?

11th July 2020
The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed for God to rescue him, and every day he would look at the horizon for help, but no help seemed to come. Exhausted, he built a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself, and to store his few possessions...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid-19: Short of doctors, Karnataka set to deploy robots at care units

11th July 2020
BENGALURU: Karnataka is mulling introducing robots to monitor asymptomatic and mild Covid-19 cases at the 10,100-bed Covid Care Centre that is coming up at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, in view of the shortage of doctors and other healthcare personnel to treat the patients...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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