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IMA-CMAAO Webinar on "Eye Manifestations and COVID-19"

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
13th October 2020
Multispeciality
26th September, 2020, 4-5pm
Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr RV Asokan, Hony Secretary General IMA; Dr Ramesh K Datta, Hony Finance Secretary IMA; Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet; Dr VK Goel, Dr RS Hazuria; Dr S Sharma. Faculty: Dr AK Grover, Chairman, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Chairman, Vision Eye Centres, Siri Fort Road and West Patel Nagar, New Delhi.
Key points from the discussion : • Left eye conjunctivitis is most common in COVID-19. • VP Mike Pence, USA, was seen with left eye involvement ?COVID-19. • Transmission can occur through the ocular surface or aerosol contact with the conjunctiva...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 12th October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
13th October 2020
Cardiology
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, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8, 37M October 11. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity... Read more »
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Correlation of iron metabolism and cognitive impairment in older individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

13th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) not only disrupts liver function, but also triggers complex extrahepatic metabolic processes. It is known to effect brain and cause visual spatial impairment and executive function damage... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

13th October 2020 Hypertension
The prevalence of hypertension, the most prominent modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease and mortality, continues to rise globally. It is estimated that, in 2010, nearly 31.1% of the global adult population worldwide suffered... Read more »
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Zinc Update

Positive effect of zinc supplementation in children under 5 years of age

13th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc plays an essential role in cellular differentiation, cellular growth and metabolism. Earlier meta-analyses outcomes assessing the effect of zinc supplementation on linear growth are varying. An updated and evaluated evidence according to Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) criteria are made available... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Feluda test soon to be rolled out to test COVID-19: Union Health Minister

13th October 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Feluda test is soon going to be rolled out to test COVID 19, stated Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday. On the basis of the tests done in more than 2,000 patients during the trials at the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) and testing done in private labs, the test was shown to have... Read more »
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Novel coronavirus can persist on glass, currency for 28 days, says study

13th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The virus known to cause COVID-19 can survive on banknotes, glass and stainless steel for up to 28 days, suggest Australian researchers in a study published in Virology Journal. The study conducted by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, revealed that in a very controlled environment, the virus remained infectious...Read more »
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India's COVID-19 Tally Crosses 71 Lakh Mark

13th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The downward trend in India's COVID-19 cases continued on Sunday, as the country reported less than 70,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time since September 1. Overall, 66,732 patients tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, with the country's tally crossing the 71.2-lakh mark, revealed Health Ministry data... Read more »
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Asian COVID-19 patients could be at higher risk of in-hospital deaths

13th October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
According to a study from London, patients of Asian ethnicity have a greater risk of dying in hospital from COVID-19, while those of Black ethnicity were shown to have an increased risk of requiring hospital admission. The findings from the study thus suggest that different treatment strategies... Read more »

Sustained Lipid Reductions over Statins with LIB003

13th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Novel anti-PCSK9 compound LIB003 considerably decreases low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels over 52 weeks in patients already receiving maximally tolerated statins, suggests an open-label trial extension. The study included 32 patients from the dose-ranging trial and revealed that over 52 weeks,...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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

13th October 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 »
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eMedi Humor

Murphy's Laws for Humor

13th October 2020
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you ever tried...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

Granulocytopenia, gingival hyperplasia and facial hirsutism are all possible side effects of one of the following anticonvulsant drugs.

13th October 2020
1. Phenytoin.
2. Valproate.
3. Carbamazepine...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Four of the best exercises you can do

13th October 2020
• Swimming. It is the perfect exercise. Swimming is good for those who have arthritis as it is less weight-bearing.
• Strength training. Lifting light weights will help keep your muscles strong. Our muscles tend to lose their strength over time if we don’t use them... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Let the mud settle down

13th October 2020
Once, while traveling, Buddha passed a lake. He asked his disciple to get him some water from that lake as he was thirsty. The disciple noticed some people washing clothes in the water. At that very moment, a bullock cart also crossed through the lake...Read more »

Inspirational: The Little Wave

13th October 2020
Once there was a little wave, bouncing along in the ocean, having a wonderful time. While he was enjoying the wind and the fresh air, he noticed the other waves in front of him crashing against the shore. The little wave felt terrible. He was worried what will happen to him...Read more »

Medical Voice

Seasonal flu, viral fever haunt people in times of pandemic

2nd October 2020
HYDERABAD: Symptoms of the common flu and viral fever have worried residents in times of a pandemic. Cautioning against unnecessary panic, doctors advise rest and staying calm as the best route to recovery. “Almost 60% of cases coming to us over the past week have been patients,...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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Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Aquatic Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare disorder known to cause progressive loss of motor abilities, for instance walking. Standard treatment for DMD includes physiotherapy. People with DMD are often unable to perform certain activities on the ground... Read more »

Allergy-and-Immunology

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 »

Pediatrics

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 »

Surgery

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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