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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: So why quarantine/isolate for 14-17 days?

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
13th December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1195: HCFI Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “COVID-19 virus is infectious for 10 days in human body as per reports, so why quarantine/isolate for 14-17 days?” 5th December, 2020, 11am-12pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr JA Jayalal, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr YK Gupta, Dr Vikas Manchanda, Dr Anita Arora, Dr Anita Chakravarti, Dr Ashok Gupta, Mr Bejon Misra, Dr Suresh Mittal, Ms Upasana Arora, Mr Vivek Kumar, Dr KK Kalra, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma. Consensus Statement of HCFI Expert Round Table...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 12th December, Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
13th December 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, 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,... Read more »
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Effectiveness of dietary intervention and physical activity in children and adolescents with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease associated with obesity

13th December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Non alcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the most common chronic liver disease present in children and adolescent due to rising obesity. A study was conducted using seven databases to determine effectiveness of dietary interventions, antioxidant supplementation,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

13th December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »

News From All Specialities

India's coronavirus tally reaches 98,26,775

13th December 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
According to the Union Health Ministry data, India's Covid-19 tally of cases climbed to 98.26 lakh with 30,006 new cases in a day. The national recovery rate was reported to be 94.88% on Saturday as 93,24,328 people have recuperated so far... Read more »

The United States has approved its first Covid-19 vaccine

13th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The United States has authorised the use of the nation's first Covid-19 vaccine on December 11. Inoculations could begin in less than 24 hours, said the President, Donald Trump. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an emergency use authorisation for the vaccine,... Read more »

Accuracy of no-touch thermometers is in question

13th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
An observational study revealed that non-contact thermometers miss 5 out of 6 fevers. During this study, no-touch thermometers and temporal artery thermometers were used to record the body temperature. When the body temperatures read below 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit, they showed similar results... Read more »

Using PVP-I mouthwash against COVID-19

13th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more than 56 million cases and has taken over 1 million lives across the globe as of date (November 19, 2020).1 This highly contagious viral disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Saliva is a potential route of transmission of COVID-19... Read more »

CSI Update 2020 - When to intervene in myocardial bridge?

13th December 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
Myocardial bridge is common, benign and rarely necessitates testing or intervention. Beta-blockers or calcium channel blockers are useful treatment options. Document ischemia before intervention by dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE), DS- myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI),... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spouse relatives of the patient?

13th December 2020
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated.
The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 state:...Read more »

eMedi Humor


13th December 2020
One semester when my brother, Peter, attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, an art-student friend of his asked if he could paint Peter's portrait for a class assignment. Peter agreed, and the art student painted and submitted the portrait, only to receive a C minus...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is a basic teledermatology tool?

13th December 2020
a. Videoconference
b. Hybrid teledermatology
c. Store-and-forward teledermatology...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: WHO Five Keys to Safer Food

13th December 2020
Key 1: Keep clean Wash hands before handling food and frequently during food preparation.
Wash hands after using the toilet.
Wash and sanitize all surfaces and equipment used in food preparation. ... Read more »

eSpiritual: Relieve Stress by Changing the Interpretation

13th December 2020
Stress is the reaction of the body or the mind to the interpretation of a known situation. Stress management, therefore, involves either changing the situation, changing the interpretation or taming the body the yogic way in such a way that stress does not affect the body...Read more »

Inspirational: Love in action

13th December 2020
One night a man came to our house and told me, "There is a family with eight children. They have not eaten for days," I took some food and I went. When I finally came to the family, I saw the faces of those little children disfigured by hunger. There was no sorrow or sadness in their faces,...Read more »


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Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

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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 »


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 »


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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