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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: RTPCR Memory T Cells

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
12th August 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1046: A spurt of new studies has shown that a large proportion of the population — at some places, around 20-50% of people — might carry T cells that identify the new coronavirus despite having never encountered it before. Although it’s too early to ascertain how helpful they might be, but even a slight influence on immune response could make the disease milder... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 11th August:Acute immuno-inflammatory manageable virus disease with significant post-virus phase;213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
12th 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: 10thJanuary; Total cases are based on RT-PCR, 67% sensitivity Coronavirus Cases: 20,246,580... Read more »
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Role of Natural Killer Cells in Pathogenesis of Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis

12th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) contribute to neovascularization and endothelial repair during injury. An increase in the number and function of EPCs in circulation has been noted among patients with cirrhosis. Natural killer (NK) cells are known to regulate EPCs.... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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

12th 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 supplementation has a potential role in prophylaxis of COVID-19

12th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
COVID-19 or coronavirus disease till now has represented the largest acute health challenge globally. According to the WHO report dated 6th March, 2020), the crude mortality ratio is 3-4%, and however these rates differ by country, patient age, and existence of any comorbidities... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO head points to ‘green shoots of hope’ in COVID-19 pandemic

12th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
While COVID-19 cases hit the 20 million mark worldwide, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has hinted at ‘green shoots of hope.’ The WHO head has urged both governments and people across the globe to work to suppress... Read more »

29% of world’s new COVID-19 cases in India

12th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: India hit a new high on Sunday in its share of global COVID-19 case numbers. About 29% of all new cases and 21% of all deaths from coronavirus reported on the day were from India. India reported the largest share in the world numbers on the day in both the counts.... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA OKs New Opioid for Intravenous Use in Hospitals

12th August 2020 Internal MedicinePharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to oliceridine, an opioid agonist to manage moderate to severe acute pain in adults, where the pain is severe enough to need an intravenous opioid and alternative treatments are inadequate...Read more »
Practice Updates

AHA Recommends Dietary Screening at Routine Checkups

12th August 2020 Public Health Cardiology
A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) has recommended the inclusion of a rapid diet-screening tool into routine primary care in order to guide dietary counseling. It also recommends integration of the tool into patients' electronic health record (EHR) platforms across all healthcare settings.... Read more »

Malnutrition Tied to Worse Outcomes after Heart Attack

12th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Investigators in a large observational study from Spain have found a strong association between malnutrition and worse outcomes in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Malnutrition was found to have a significant association with increased risk for all-cause death...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

CPA/EE – An agent that can potentially reduce hair fall and help in hair regrowth...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?

12th August 2020
Yes, it is mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receipt/money receipt issued by him to his/her patients...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Kidneys and Livers

12th August 2020
Two old men were arguing the merits of their doctors. The first one said, "I don’t trust your fancy doctor. He treated old Jake Waxman for a kidney ailment for nearly a year, and then Jake died of a liver ailment." "So, what makes you think your doctor is any better?" asked his friend...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

An enzyme involved in the catabolism of fructose to pyruvate in the liver is:

12th August 2020
1. Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase.
2. Phosphoglucomutase.
3. Lactate dehydrogenase...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Diet is linked to the diabetes epidemic

12th August 2020
A study published in the journal Diabetes Care highlights the importance of whole diet rather than focusing on certain foods or food groups that might be beneficial. A diet rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables (leafy green), nuts, and low-fat dairy may help people lower... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why Do We Say Aum Shanti Thrice?

12th August 2020
“Trivaram satyam” - that which is said thrice comes true. In order to emphasize on a point, we repeat a thing thrice. In the court of law also, one who takes the witness stand says, "I shall speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth"...Read more »

Inspirational: The King's Teeth

12th August 2020
A king once dreamt that he had lost all his teeth. The king summoned two dream interpreters to decipher the meaning of his dream. The first man told the king that the dream means that all the royal family would die. Hearing this, the king had the guards beat and punish him outside. ...Read more »

Medical Voice

AIIMS-Patna patients to get antiviral drug for free

12th August 2020
PATNA: Union minister of state for health and family welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Sunday asked the officials of AIIMS-Patna to use antiviral drug Remdesivir on Covid-19 patients strictly as per the protocol. The drug will be made available to the patients at AIIMS-Patna on consultation...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

The structure of the stratum corneum (SC) and corresponding skin barrier develops from before birth up to about 4 years of age. Understanding the evolution of skin barrier structure during the first few years of life is the first step to developing solutions for improved infant skin health... Read more »


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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