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Dr k k Aggarwal

Time for containment, don't allow infection to come to your country, we are not at mercy of virus

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
13th March 2020
Multispeciality
CMAAO COVID-19 - It’s official: COVID 19 is now a pandemic but not the time for countries to move to mitigation, Must still try to suppress transmission, continue with containment efforts
All Travel from Europe to the United States suspended for 30 days, ban will not apply to the UK... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

To flatten the curve: Decontaminate surfaces, wash hands and stay away from people with fever, cough

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
13th March 2020
Multispeciality
Here is how CMAAO countries should flatten the curve and make it blue from red
Decontaminate surfaces, wash hands and stay away from people with fever and cough

Once it is a pandemic, for example India has 60 cases and possible 1000 contacts under observation. Using 1:1 isolation method kit will be possible to stop formation of clusters... Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

COVID 19 PANDEMIC

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
13th March 2020
Multispeciality
But not the time for countries to move to mitigation, Must still try to suppress transmission, continue with containment efforts
All Travel from Europe to the United States suspended for 30 Days, Ban will not apply to the UK INDIA ISOLATES ITSAELF Trump had said earlier: "I am fully prepared to use the full power of the Federal Government to deal with our current challenge of the CoronaVirus!"... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Coronavirus Pandemic Alert, Countries Need to do More Against COVID-19

13th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Countries need to strengthen their commitment towards efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, the UN health agency said, after announcing that the global emergency can now be described as a pandemic. UN Secretary-General António Guterres described the announcement as “a call to action – for everyone, everywhere.”... Read more »
Practice Updates

India quarantines itself from the world for a month

13th March 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: With COVID-19 spreading fast across continents, and WHO terming the disease a pandemic, the Indian government on Wednesday decided to virtually quarantine itself from the rest of the world. All visas, except those issued for diplomatic, official, UN-international organizations, employment and projects,... Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

Single-digit cases for first time in China’s Hubei

13th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
China reported eight new coronavirus infections in Hubei province. This is the first time the epicenter of the outbreak recorded a daily number in single-digits. The domestic spread of the disease has considerably decelerated over the past week, which could be attributed to weeks of strict measures imposed to contain the movement...Read more »

Early GI Symptoms in COVID-19 May Point to Fecal Transmission

13th March 2020Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
Fecal-oral transmission may be part of the COVID-19 clinical picture, suggest two reports published in Gastroenterology. Researchers noted that RNA and proteins from SARS-CoV-2 are shed in feces early in infection and persist after respiratory symptoms subside. In one of the two articles, researchers reported that viral RNA...Read more »

Fasting Tool Assists in Diabetes Care during Ramadan

13th March 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A culturally appropriate clinical decision tool emphasizing patient empowerment seems to help with the management of patients with type 2 diabetes who choose to fast during Ramadan, suggests new research published online in the March/April issue of Annals of Family Medicine. In the study involving 97 Muslim patients with type 2... Read more »

FDA launches new campaign to help consumers use the new nutrition facts label

13th March 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Diabetes and Endocrinology
The US Food and Drug Administration has launched an initiative to help consumers use the new Nutrition Facts label that appears on packaged foods to maintain healthy dietary practices. The campaign with the tagline “What’s In It For You?” ... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Does a patient have the right to choose his/her doctor?

13th March 2020
Yes. According to the World Medical Association (WMA) 2005 Declaration of Lisbon on the Rights of the Patient, a patient has the “right to freedom of choice” and states as follows: a. The patient has the right to choose freely and change his/her physician and hospital or health service institution,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Organized Crime

13th March 2020
No matter how much the government fights it, organized crime just seems to get more organized every day. The police pulled in a Mob kingpin recently and reminded him he had the right to make a phone call...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Heat labile instruments for use in surgical procedures can be best sterilized by:

13th March 2020
1. Absolute alcohol.
2. Ultraviolet rays.
3. Chlorine releasing compounds...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Cough hygiene

13th March 2020
1. When you cough or sneeze, you tend to expel out respiratory waste, which can be droplets (larger than 5 microns) or airborne droplet less than 5 microns; both have different implications. 2. Droplets remain suspended in the air only for a limited period and exposure ... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Swayambhu or self-manifested

13th March 2020
Swayambhu or ???????? is a Sanskrit word that means "self-manifested", "self-existing" or "that is created by its own accord". In Sikh prayer it is called Ajuni Saibham. In Tibetan, this word appears as "Rangjung"...Read more »

Inspirational: Planting Potatoes

13th March 2020
While growing up, we had several gardens around our house. The largest of them all was used for growing potatoes. I still remember those potato planting days. The whole family used to help. My Dad used to till the soil, and then my Mom, brothers,... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

100-year-old Chinese man recovers from coronavirus

According to Xinhua, the centenarian patient was discharged on Saturday from a hospital in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak. Wuhan (CHINA): A 100-year-old Chinese man has fully recovered from the novel coronavirus, making him the oldest known patient to beat the deadly virus,...Read more »  

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Doctors Survey

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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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Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Protective effects of resveratrol in osteoporosis

Resveratrol is a stilbene found in red grapes. It has often been shown to have a protective role in osteoporosis. Several studies have shown the beneficial effects of resveratrol. An in vivo study demonstrated that resveratrol significantly increased bone mineral density (BMD) and femoral porosity in osteoporotic experimental models... 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 »

Dermatology

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 »
 

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