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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 124: Antenatal Care

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
12th June 2020
944: IMA-CMAAO Webinar on COVID-19 in pregnancy, 6th June, 2020, 4-5 pm
Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr RV Asokan, Secretary General IMA; Dr Jayakrishnan Alapat; Dr Sanchita Sharma. Faculty: Dr Raina Chawla Bhatia, Associate Professor, Dept. of Obs & Gyn, ESIC Medical College, Faridabad... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 11th June - 213 Countries affected: Wear mask at home

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
12th June 2020
Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7 M June 7, 8M by 15 June
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 15 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 »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Real world data for NAFLD progression rates to cirrhosis and progression of cirrhosis to decompensation and mortality

12th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Risk factors and timing associated with disease progression and mortality in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are not... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Summary of risk factors associated with atopic eczema

12th June 2020 Dermatology
The editorial includes part of a series of annual updates summarizing the evidence base for atopic eczema (AE). It offers a summary of significant findings from 28 systematic analyses, which were published or indexed during 2017,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is International NASH Day

12th June 2020 Gastroenterology Pathology & Lab Medicine
International NASH Day is observed every year on June 12. The day aims to increase awareness about non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) among the general public, at-risk patients, the medical community, public health authorities, as well as the media... Read more »
Practice Updates

Still much to learn about new coronavirus, says WHO

12th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Research is going on to ascertain how the virus that causes COVID-19 can be transmitted by people who show no symptoms of the disease, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday. WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Doctors in South Korea identify risk factors for severe COVID-19 cases

12th June 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Doctors in South Korea have identified certain underlying conditions that may increase the risk of certain COVID-19 patients to be more severely affected by the disease, said a professor at Yeungnam University Medical Center. According to a paper published in the Journal of Korean Medical Science,...Read more »

FDA Authorizes First Next Generation Sequence Test for COVID-19

12th June 2020 Pharmacists Business and Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) to Illumina, Inc. for the first COVID-19 diagnostic test using next generation sequence technology. The Illumina COVIDSeq Test was given authorization for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2...Read more »
Practice Updates

Dietary habits associated with risk of adult acne

12th June 2020 Dermatology Pharmacists
Dietary habits, especially fats and carbohydrates, have been found to be associated with risk of acne in adults in a French study. Analyzing daily dietary records of around 25,000 individuals, researchers noted that consumption of one portion of fatty and sugary...Read more »
Practice Updates

New Long-term Data for Lurasidone in Pediatric Bipolar Depression

12th June 2020 Pediatrics Pharmacists
The antipsychotic lurasidone has been shown to have long-term efficacy in the treatment of bipolar depression (BD) in children and adolescents, in a new research. In an open-label extension study with patients aged 10 to 17 years, up to 2 years of treatment with lurasidone was tied to continued improvement in depressive symptoms...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Single-Pill Combination Therapy: Impact on Blood Pressure Control, Clinical Outcomes and Adherence

12th June 2020 Hypertension
It was the 2018 European Society of Cardiology/European Society of Hypertension Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension that incited the need for evidence supporting the use of single-pill combination (SPC) treatment over free-dosed therapy for the management of hypertension... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What are the duties of a doctor in respect of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents?

12th June 2020
Regulation 7.7 elaborates on the issue of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents. It states as follows: “Registered medical practitioners are in certain cases bound by law to give, or may from time to time be called upon or requested to give certificates, ...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Blonde Stop

12th June 2020
A police car pulled alongside a speeding car on the motorway. Glancing at the car he was astonished to see that the blonde behind the wheel was knitting!
Realizing that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the cop rolled down his window and shouted...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A patient using contact lens develops corneal infection. Laboratory diagnosis of acanthamoeba keratitis was established. Which of the following is the best drug for treatment:

12th June 2020
1. Propamidine.
2. Neosporin...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Don’t start if you do not drink; if you cannot stop, limit your intake

12th June 2020
• The definition of a standard drink differs in countries: US = 14-15 gm alcohol equivalent to 12 oz beer, 5 oz wine and 1.5 oz 80 proof liquor; UK 8 gm alcohol; Japan 19.75 gm alcohol and India 10 gm alcohol.
• A standard drink usually means a US drink.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Signs of Spiritual Awakening

12th June 2020
• More experiences of telepathy.
• More experiences of reverse telepathy.
• More spontaneous fulfilment of desires...Read more »

Inspirational: Live and Work

12th June 2020
Once there was a hardworking man who delivered bread as a living to support his family. He spent all his evenings after work attending classes, in a hope to improve himself and one day, find a better paying job. Except for Sundays, he hardly ate a meal together with his family....Read more »

Medical Voice

Targets for coronavirus vaccine identified by scientists

12th June 2020
New Delhi: Scientists have identified regions of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 to target with a vaccine, by harnessing tools used for the development of cancer immunotherapies. The researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the US employed the same approach used to elicit an immune response...Read more »


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Effect of ethanol extract of Cissus quadrangularis Salisb on growth of lumbar bone in ovariectomized models

Cissus quadrangularis Salisb is a medicinal herb used to cure bone fractures. A study evaluated the impact of administration of C. quadrangularis Salisb extract (CQSE) on the histology of lumbar bone in ovariectomized experimental models... Read more »



Efficacy and Safety of Azilsartan and Olmesartan in Patients with Essential Hypertension

Several patients continue to have high blood pressure (BP) even after treatment with angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor blockers (ARBs). The present study, published in the International Heart Journal, compared the efficacy and safety of azilsartan with olmesartan... Read more »


Knowledge and attitude of mothers about oral rehydration solution

Scientific basis of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) has revolutionized the concept and management of diarrhea. The purpose of a study published in Health and Population – Perspectives and issues was to determine the use of oral rehydration solution (ORS) in women living... Read more »

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