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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Re-testing positive

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
11th August 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1043: RT-PCR can be redetected but not re-positive.
Medscape excerpts: 1. A positive real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) antigen test is highly accurate, pointing to the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA. 2. There seems to be no significant cross-reactivity with other respiratory viruses or other coronaviruses. 3. A study from Korea suggests that patients with persistent positive tests, beyond 10 days from the initial positive test, who do not have any symptoms are no longer infectious... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 10th August: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
11th August 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. 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: 20,031,552, Deaths: 734,098, Recovered: 12,904,042... Read more »
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Fecal Microbiome Distinguishes Alcohol Consumption from Alcoholic Hepatitis

11th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The role of the intestinal microbiome in alcoholic hepatitis is not clearly understood. Smirnova and colleagues carried out a study to outline the fecal microbial ecology associated with alcoholic hepatitis, link microbiome changes to disease severity, and to surmise the functional significance of alterations... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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

11th 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

Zinc plays an important role in elderly immunity during COVID-19 crisis

11th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The Corona Virus Disease 2019, also known as COVID-19 had started in Wuhan, the largest city of the Chinese in the province of Hubei, in December 2019. The infection resulted due to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and predominantly affected patients aged 60 years and above... Read more »

News From All Specialities

IMA urges PM to intervene to prevent doctors’ deaths

11th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: Overall, 196 doctors in the country have succumbed to COVID-19 thus far, stated the Indian Medical Association, as it requested PM Narendra Modi for his attention on this crucial issue. A vast majority of the doctors who have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in India have been general practitioners... Read more »

New Zealand reaches 100 days mark without domestic virus case

11th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
WELLINGTON - New Zealand recorded 100 days without domestic transmission of the coronavirus on Sunday. However, people were cautioned against complacency as countries like Vietnam and Australia, where the virus was once under control, are now fighting a resurgence... Read more »
Practice Updates

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 found in around 600 US children, says CDC

11th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Around 600 children were admitted to U.S. hospitals with a rare inflammatory syndrome - Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) - associated with COVID-19, over a period of 4 months during the peak of the pandemic, states a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention..Read more »
Practice Updates

No increase in death risk with immune checkpoint inhibitors for COVID-19 cancer patients

11th August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Use of immune checkpoint inhibitors was not associated with an increased mortality risk from COVID-19 in patients with cancer, reported an international observational study. The study included 113 cancer patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 within 12 months... Read more »

Only 16 volunteers to take part in coronavirus vaccine trials at AIIMS-Delhi

11th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
New Delhi: The COVID-19 vaccine trial at AIIMS-Delhi will include only 16 volunteers in the first phase. While it was initially planned to include 100 volunteers for the trial, the number was reduced as several locals who intended to participate were found to have antibodies against the virus...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

CPA improves hirsutism in women with PCOS...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

If the doctor waives off his fees, will he still be held liable for medical negligence and pay compensation?

11th August 2020
Waiving off fee does not take away the responsibility of the doctor. If the doctor has not charged his fees but has committed medical negligence or does not treat his patient properly, then also the doctor shall be liable...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Priceless definitions

11th August 2020
Dust: Mud with the juice squeezed out...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Dennis receives a blood transfusion and develops flank pain, chills, fever and hematuria. The nurse recognizes that Dennis is probably experiencing:

11th August 2020
A. An anaphylactic transfusion reaction
B. An allergic transfusion reaction ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Have Leg Artery Blockages? Walk on a Treadmill

11th August 2020
A planned program of walking is good for people with blockage of leg blood vessels called peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Normally, when there is pain in the calf muscles in the leg on walking, the usual tendency is to rest and not walk... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescription: Yoga - The Greatest Healer

11th August 2020
The Sanskrit word for ‘healthy’ is ‘Svastha’ - Sav-Stha means being established in one’s own true self. This is only possible when the body is in union with the mind and the consciousness. The Bhagavad Gita (Ch. IV shloka 36), says “Api chedasi papebhya sarvebhya pap kritama” ...Read more »

Inspirational: Socrates philosophy

11th August 2020
In ancient Greece from around 469 - 399 BC, Socrates was known for his wisdom. One day a person ran up to Socrates excitedly and said that he wanted to tell him something about Diogenes. Socrates interrupted him and said that before telling him anything,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Off-label plasma use in Nagpur soon to curb Covid-19 deaths

11th August 2020
NAGPUR: Maharashtra’s Project Platina is the world’s biggest clinical trial of plasma therapy, but more importantly it aims at saving lives of serious and critical Covid-19 patients through off-label use of collected plasma. ,After sudden spike in deaths of Covid-19 patients in Nagpur district,...Read more »


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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

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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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