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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Sweden and COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
12th December 2020
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1189: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “An interaction with WMA President-elect on Sweden model for COVID-19” 5th December, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants: Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO; Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Treasurer, CMAAO; Dr Marthanda Pillai, India, Member World Medical Council; Dr Ravi Naidu, Malaysia Medical Association; Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan Medical Association; Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh Medical Association; Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad, Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association. Invitees: Dr Russell D’Souza, Australia UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Dr Suresh Mittal, Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group, Dr Meenakshi B Soni...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 11th December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
12th 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, 32M September 23, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8, 37M October 11,... Read more »
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Impact of body mass index on liver fat content in overweight and obese young adults

12th December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is becoming one of the most common chronic liver diseases and its prevalence in young adults is a growing health concern. It has been observed that the liver fat content (LFC) of an overweight/obese group was approximately three times higher in contrast to control... 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

12th 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

Today is International Universal Health Coverage Day

12th December 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
December 12 was proclaimed as the International Universal Health Coverage Day (UHC Day) by the United Nations on 12 December 2017. This Day aims to increase awareness of the need for strong and resilient health systems and universal health coverage. On this day,... Read more »
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U.S. FDA advisers back Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine authorization

12th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
A panel of outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has voted to endorse emergency use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, thus paving the way for the agency to authorize the vaccine. The committee voted 17-4 that the known benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks of taking the shot... Read more »
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COVID-19 cases decline in India, fall below 30,000-mark

12th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New daily COVID-19 cases in the country fell below the 30,000-mark on Thursday for the third time since July 13, continuing with the declining trend that is being seen since its peak on September 17. This represents the first time since July 13 when daily cases have declined below 30,000 on a day other than Monday... Read more »
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COVID-19's effects include seizures and movement disorders, even in moderate cases: Study

12th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
New research suggests that COVID-19 can lead to neurological complications, including strokes, seizures and movement disorders. The complications can occur even in moderate cases, suggests the study published in the journal Neurology: Clinical Practice. Investigators assessed data from 921 adults hospitalized at Boston Medical Center... Read more »
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Smoking Aggravates Crohn's Disease

12th December 2020 Allergy & Immunology Pharmacists
Current smoking has been found to be associated with increased odds of a severe phenotype of Crohn's disease after adjustment for the use of biologic therapy, suggest researchers. A multivariate analysis revealed that the use of biologic therapy was tied to increased risk of severe disease phenotype,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What information can a doctor put on his signboard?

12th December 2020
Regulation 7.13 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations 2002 has issued directions in this regard as follows: “It is improper for a physician to use an unusually large sign board and write on it anything other than his name, qualifications obtained from a University or a statutory body, titles and name of his speciality,...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

An English professor

12th December 2020
As an English professor, my father would often write little notes on student essays. Often, he worked late, and as the hours passed, his handwriting deteriorated. One day a student came to him after class with an essay that had been returned...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is not a good approach to managing stress?

12th December 2020
A. Talking directly to the person who is causing the stress.
B. Giving yourself a treat, like comfort food or a cocktail.
C. Accepting that there are things beyond your control...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 12 Steps to tackle heartburn

12th December 2020
1. Eat smaller meals, but more often.
2. Eat slowly.
3. Remain upright following meals... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Why do We Worship the Tulsi Plant?

12th December 2020
Yanmule sarvatirhaani
Yannagre sarvadevataa
Yanmadhye sarvavedaascha...Read more »

Inspirational: Temper Control

12th December 2020
Once there was a little boy with a bad temper. In order to teach him how to control his temper, his father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence. The first day the boy drove 37 nails into the fence...Read more »

Medical Voice

Hunt on for lead source that may have caused Andhra Pradesh mystery illness

12th December 2020
HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh government will begin an operation to look for possible sources of contamination that could have led to the mystery disease in Eluru town of the state that has left nearly 600 people ill and one dead. AP health authorities said lead and pesticides, along with other probable sources,...Read more »
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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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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?
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From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesitys

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 »

Allergy-and-Immunology

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

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »

Dermatology

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 »
 

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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