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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster: Anti-coagulation or not

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
12th September 2020
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1080: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) widely used among patients requiring both short-and long-term anticoagulation. DOACs are preferred agents owing to their ease of use, favorable pharmacokinetic profilr with fixed dosing, decreased drug-drug interactions, and the lack of monitoring requirements. With the increasing use of DOACs, physicians must be able to manage patients on these medications in the perioperative period, while balancing the risk of bleeding with that of thromboembolic events... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 11th September: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
12th September 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. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Coronavirus Cases: 28,316,605, Deaths: 913,284, Recovered: 20,331,799... Read more »
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Association of Cholestasis in preterm infants with adverse neonatal outcomes

12th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Neonatal cholestasis is characterized by a conjugated hyperbilirubinemia and indicates the presence of a severe underlying condition. A population-based retrospective case-control study, conducted by Teng J et al, determined the outcomes associated with neonatal cholestasis in preterm infants... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

12th September 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
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Zinc Update

Inherited zinc deficiency in infants and children

12th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc nutrition is very important in infants and children. Zinc deficiency can be due to poor zinc absorption, which leads to an extensive range of consequences such as diarrhea, alopecia, skin lesions, loss of appetite, taste disorders, impaired immune function and neuropsychiatric changes with growth retardation,... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

China gives nod to first nasal spray COVID-19 vaccine for trials

12th September 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
BEIJING: China has given approval for trials for its first nasal spray COVID-19 vaccine. China's nasal spray vaccine against the COVID-19 infection is expected to enter phase I clinical trials in November. The trial will enrol 100 volunteers. This is the only vaccine of its kind which has been approved by China's ... Read more »
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WHO: AstraZeneca Vaccine Trial Halt a Wake-Up Call

12th September 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Zurich: The halt on AstraZeneca's experimental vaccine for the coronavirus following the illness of a participant serves as a wake-up call; however, it should not discourage researchers, said World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist. Soumya Swaminathan addressed this as a wake-up call to recognize that ups and downs happen... Read more »
Practice Updates

India likely had 6.4 million coronavirus infections in May, says ICMR serosurvey

12th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
For every confirmed case of COVID-19 in the month of May, there were about 82-130 undetected infections in India. The country probably had 6.4 million infections during May, suggests the first sero-survey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research. The peer-reviewed paper has now been published online in the Indian Journal of Medical Research... Read more »
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Risk Score to Predict COVID-19 Mortality

12th September 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
Clinical observations, patient demographics, and blood measurements at hospital admission combined in a brief score appeared to predict the odds of in-hospital mortality in a prospective, observational cohort of over 57,000 individuals with COVID-19. The Coronavirus Clinical Characterization Consortium...Read more »

Add-on mepolizumab benefits in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

12th September 2020 Internal Medicine Pharmacists
In patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, add-on mepolizumab was shown to decrease both polyp size and the need for surgery in the SYNAPSE study. Findings from the 52-week, phase III, multicenter trial revealed that treatment with the IL-5 inhibitor biologic led to...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it necessary to obtain consent of the patient in India?

12th September 2020
In India, the patient possesses a legal right to autonomy and self determination as mentioned within Article 21 of the Constitution of India, 1950. The patient has the right to refuse treatment except in case of an emergency situation where the doctor need not get consent for treatment. The provision of Article 21 of the Constitution of India,...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

A Dishonest Honest Man

12th September 2020
A woman went shopping. At the cash counter she opened her purse to pay. The cashier noticed a TV remote in her purse.
He couldn´t control his curiosity and asked, "Do you always carry your TV remote with you?"
She replied, "No, not always, but my husband refused to accompany me for shopping today...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All of the following are the ECG features of severe hyperkalemia except:

12th September 2020
1. Peaked T waves.
2. Presence of U waves.
3. Sine wave pattern...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Normal Aging Changes

12th September 2020
• Heart rate shows less variability.
• There is altered circadian pattern (24-hour cycle of the body).
• There is a delayed response of bone marrow to loss of blood or hypoxia (reduced oxygen). ... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Music as a Drug

12th September 2020
Our body is the largest pharmaceutical group in the world and has the capacity to heal each and every disease. The very fact that there is a receptor for every drug in the body means that the body has the capacity to produce that drug. Music is one such modality, which can heal by initiating various chains of chemical reactions in the body...Read more »

Inspirational: How often do you stop to count your blessings?

12th September 2020
In your daily struggle for more, how often do you feel joyful and thankful for the things you already have? Sometime today, stop and think about the things you have, the things you know, the people in your life, your spirituality, your skills, your opinions, your special perspective on life, your family,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Obesity greatest risk factor for young adults with Covid-19

12th September 2020
Young adults with underlying conditions such as morbid obesity, diabetes and hypertension are at the highest risk of being placed on a ventilator or dying from Covid-19, according to a study of 3,000 hospitalized patients aged 18 to 34. The analysis, published Wednesday in the journal Jama Internal Medicine,...Read more »
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Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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From Other Newsletter

Nephrology

Orthopedics

Practical efficacy of olmesartan vs. azilsartan in patients with hypertension: MUSCAT-4 study

A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan (olmesartan medoxomil, OL group) or 20mg of azilsartan (azilsartan, AZ group)... Read more »

Orthopedics

Orthopedics

Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesity

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 »

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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