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Italian elderly couple (one doctor) with respiratory distress in India given anti-HIV drugs to treat the virus

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
12th March 2020
“Let us all pray for their recovery”
Business Today Extracts: The elderly Italian couple who are currently undergoing treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19) at a hospital in Jaipur have been administered a combination of two drugs, lopinavir and ritonavir which are second line drugs used for controlling HIV infection, approved by DCGI under 'restricted' use... Read more »
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Coronavirus Medtalks - Around the Globe 11th March

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
12th March 2020
WHO: It would be the “first pandemic in history that could be controlled.” It is an “uneven epidemic at the global level” because 93% of cases are from four countries. WHO guidelines define a pandemic as a worldwide spread of a new disease. WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that there are still things... Read more »
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11th March CMAAO COVID-19 An Uneven, Near Controllable Pandemic Revisited

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
12th March 2020
As expected, a wave of 18 cases on 10th March in India, Kerala under lock down. Indian scenario: On 10th March, it was confirmed that three more people in Karnataka, including wife and child of the infected Bangalore techie, were diagnosed with the virus. Kerala reported six new cases in Pathanamthitta, all of whom were linked to the five previously confirmed cases from the town. Three more people in Pune,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

IFRC, UNICEF, WHO issue guidance to protect children and support safe school operations amidst COVID-19 outbreak

12th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) have issued new guidance in order to help protect children and schools from COVID-19 virus transmission... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 may cost economy $1 trillion during 2020: UN trade agency

12th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
Besides the catastrophic health consequences, the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic has also incited an economic uncertainty that will likely cost the global economy $1 trillion in 2020, the UN’s trade and development agency, UNCTAD, said on Monday...Read more »
Practice Updates

Three new coronavirus cases in Bengaluru

12th March 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
BENGALURU: Three new cases of COVID-19 infection have been confirmed in Bengaluru, taking the total number of cases in the state to four. The confirmed cases include the 47-year-old wife and 13-year-old daughter of the state’s first positive case, a 46-year-old software engineer from Dell. The girl is Karnataka's first pediatric case.... Read more »

First Treatment for Group of Progressive Interstitial Lung Diseases Gets FDA Approval

12th March 2020Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given approval to nintedanib oral capsules for treatment of patients with chronic fibrosing (scarring) interstitial lung diseases (ILD) with a progressive phenotype (trait). This is the first FDA-approved treatment for this group of fibrosing lung diseases...Read more »

Gabapentin may benefit in alcohol use disorder

12th March 2020Psychiatry Pharmacists
The anticonvulsant drug gabapentin may help check alcohol use and reduce withdrawal symptoms in patients with alcohol use disorder (AUD), suggests new research published online March 9 in JAMA Internal Medicine. The randomized controlled trial revealed that patients treated with gabapentin... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What are the different types of euthanasia?

12th March 2020
The landmark judgment titled as “Common Cause versus Union of India, 2018 (5) SCC 1 passed by the Hon’ble Constitution Bench of 4 Judges of the Supreme Court of India, has discussed about various types of euthanasia which are:...Read more »

eMedi Humor

After a Bad Accident

12th March 2020
Patient: I'm in a hospital! Why am I in here?
Doctor: You've had an accident involving a train.
Patient: What happened?...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The earliest immunoglobulin to be synthesized by the fetus is:

12th March 2020
1. IgA.
2. IgG.
3. IgE...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Some common mistakes in taking medicines

12th March 2020
• Prescribing liquid medications in teaspoons and tablespoons: A teaspoon (tsp) can be confused with a tablespoon (tbsp). Their sizes may vary. Hence, all liquid medications should be prescribed in millilitres (mL) and they should be taken with a dosing device such as a small cup which should have mL markings... Read more »

eSpiritual: Do not tell others, it’s a Secret

12th March 2020
Most Asians are known for two habits, firstly a ‘crab’ nature and secondly the habit of telling others that "I am telling you a secret and please do not tell others." Crab nature means pulling each other’s legs and not allowing any one to rise. Most people, especially women, will gossip and tell all secrets that they know...Read more »

Inspirational Story: Keep moving!

12th March 2020
One fine day, a college class was graduating. It was a hot and humid day. As the graduates walked past the platform and received their diplomas, the president of the college smiled, shook their hands, and said loudly, “Congratulations!” After that, in a much lower voice, he said, “Keep moving.”... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

35 drugs in the race to treat new coronavirus

Big pharma companies like GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi to small biotechs such as Moderna and Gilead Sciences are in the race but the researchers worldwide feel a vaccine to treat COVID-19 is at least 12 month away...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?
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Moderately confident...Read more »  


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Protective effects of resveratrol in osteoporosis

Resveratrol is a stilbene found in red grapes. It has often been shown to have a protective role in osteoporosis. Several studies have shown the beneficial effects of resveratrol. An in vivo study demonstrated that resveratrol significantly increased bone mineral density (BMD) and femoral porosity in osteoporotic experimental models... Read more »


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 »


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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