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World COVID Meter 11th May: Living with COVID 1.0: Building new set of social norms and culture

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
12th May 2020
Let us end the social pandemic before the medical pandemic. Let’s live with it.
212 Countries affected, Crosses 4.17M, Nearly 80,000 cases per day, Minimum Likely Deaths 290900, Deaths to Cross 300,000 this Week.
World: Cases: 1M: April 2, 2 M: April 15, 3 M: April 27, 4 M: May 8. 1st Case: 10th January. Total cases are based on RT PCR which has only 67% sensitivity. Does not include clinical cases... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 93

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
12th May 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
830: Three drugs better : Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 receiving a combination therapy with three antivirals, including-protease inhibitor lopinavir-ritonavir (Kaletra), nucleoside analogue ribavirin, and injectable interferon beta-1b (Betaseron, Extavia), exhibited significantly shorter median time to a negative SARS-CoV-2 test compared to controls,... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Palliative therapies for cancer-associated anorexia: A review

12th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Numerous patients with advanced, incurable cancer suffer from loss of appetite, or cancer-associated anorexia. Cancer-associated loss of appetite is not an isolated symptom but often occurs in association with pain, fatigue, and weakness... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is International Nurses Day

12th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated on May 12 every year across the globe. The day is organized by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth, the founder of modern nursing. The day signifies the contribution of nurses towards people’s health... Read more »
Practice Updates

Men have high levels of enzyme key to COVID-19 infection, says study

12th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Men’s blood has higher levels of a key enzyme used by the novel coronavirus to infect cells in comparison with women, suggests a European study. This could explain why men are more prone to infection with COVID-19.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Global cases cross 4 million; Wuhan sees first COVID case in over a month

12th May 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Reports of new clusters of coronavirus cases from different parts of the world have raised concerns about a second wave. Over four million people have already been infected globally. The Chinese city of Shulan bordering North Korea imposed martial law on Sunday after 11 people tested positive for COVID-19....Read more »

New COVID-19 Test Approved

12th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The FDA has provided emergency use authorization (EUA) to the first SARS-CoV-2 antigen test that provides results indicating active infection in 15 minutes. It is less sensitive than the current PCR-based molecular tests and comes with significant limits on its use. The Quidel's Sofia 2 SARS Antigen FIA is a lateral flow immunofluorescent assay...Read more »
Practice Updates

Five Days of G-CSF Adequate for Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

12th May 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Five days of prophylactic granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) has been found to be as effective as 7 to 10 days for preventing chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia in patients with early breast cancer, suggests a randomized trial...Read more »

Derma Update

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Kallikrein 5 expression and eosinophil infiltration involved in severity of itching in mycosis fungoides

12th May 2020 Dermatology
Mycosis fungoides (MF) is the most common variation of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL). In patients with CTCL, itching can be a most important symptom but itching associated with MF is not relieved by conventional therapy using anti-histamines... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it necessary for the doctor to maintain medical records of his patients?

12th May 2020
It is the duty of doctor or hospital to preserve, maintain the medical record for certain specified period under different laws like Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, Limitation Act, Consumer Protection Act, the Directorate General of Health...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Getting Rid of the Problem

12th May 2020
A farmhand is driving around the farm, checking the fences. After a few minutes he radios his boss and says, "Boss, I’ve got a problem. I hit a pig on the road and he’s stuck in the bull–bars of my truck. He's still wriggling. What should I do?"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All of the following regarding aromatase inhibitors are correct except:

12th May 2020
1. Unlike tamoxifen, AIs are associated with an increased risk of endometrial cancer.
2. AIs have been shown to reduce bone density, and increase the risk of fractures.
3. AIs are not indicated in premenopausal women...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: All about depression

12th May 2020
• Depression is a major public health problem and a leading predictor of functional disability and mortality.
• Optimal depression treatment improves outcome for most patients.
• Most adults with clinical significant depression never see a mental health professional but they often see a primary care physician... Read more »

eSpiritual: What are Satvik offerings in Vedic literature?

12th May 2020
1. Food Offerings: Panchashasha - grains of five types, i.e., brown rice, mung or whole green gram, til (sesame), mashkalai (white urad dal) or any type of whole black leguminous seed, jowar or millet.
2. Panchagobbo: Five items obtained from cow: milk, ghee or clarified butter, curd, cow dung and gomutra; curd, honey, brown sugar, three big noibiddos,...Read more »

Inspirational: I Tried to Climb the Mountain Today

12th May 2020
I tried to climb the mountain today. As I inched my way up the path, I felt overwhelmed, so I had to turn back. I tried to climb the mountain today. On my journey, darkness started to fall, and I was full of fear, so I had to return to a safe place....Read more »

Medical Voice

Plasma medicine research highlights its antibacterial effects, potential uses

12th May 2020
Washington D.C. [USA]: A team of researchers say that the direct low-temperature plasma (LTP) treatment and plasma-activated media are effective treatments against bacteria found in liquid cultures. The researchers also say they have devised a unique way to create plasma directly in liquids...Read more »


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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 »


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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