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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Italy-like situation

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
13th June 2020
945: Over Half of People Tested in the Italian City of Bergamo Have COVID-19 Antibodies - A sample survey has shown that over half the residents of the northern Italian city of Bergamo have COVID-19 antibodies. Of the 9,965 residents who underwent blood tests from April 23 to June 3, 57% were found to have antibodies, thus suggesting that they had come into contact with the coronavirus. The health authorities said that the sample was sufficiently broad to reliably indicate the number of people... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 12th June - 213 Countries affected: Wear mask at home

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
13th June 2020
Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M by June 15. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity Doubling time India 15 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Atherogenic lipoprotein profile in children with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

13th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a known independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Among adults, histologic severity... Read more »

Derma Update

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Eczema can cause loss of productivity and economic burden

13th June 2020 Dermatology
Eczema is a chronic dermatological disease and has been known to cause an economic burden all over the world. The objective of this prospective study was to calculate the financial hardships and damages suffered by eczema patients... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Only 0.7% of population in 83 districts exposed to COVID, says ICMR

13th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: About 0.73% of the population appears to be exposed to COVID-19 infection, according to the results of the first part of the sero-survey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 83 districts. The low prevalence made the government state... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 Treatment Could Be Authorized by September

13th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The chief scientist at Eli Lilly and Co. has stated that a drug designed to treat COVID-19 could be authorized for use by September, if testing goes well. He said that if in August or September, the people who got treated do not progress to hospitalization, it would be powerful data... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves New Therapy for Rare Disease Affecting Optic Nerve, Spinal Cord

13th June 2020 NeurologyPathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to inebilizumab-cdon injection for intravenous use for the treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) in adults with a particular antibody - those who are anti-aquaporin-4 or AQP4 antibody positive...Read more »

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Better Immune Function

13th June 2020 Pharmacists Psychiatry
Psychosocial interventions, especially cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), are linked with enhanced immune system function, suggests new research. A systematic review and meta-analysis of 56 randomized controlled trials and over than 4000 participants revealed that over time,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Sleeve Gastrectomy Tied to Lower Fracture Risk

13th June 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
In severely obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery, sleeve gastrectomy was associated with a lower risk for bone fractures, while Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) was not, reported researchers online in JAMA Network Open. The retrospective study included 49,113 patients...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Single-Pill Combination Therapy: Impact on Blood Pressure Control, Clinical Outcomes and Adherence

13th June 2020 Hypertension
It was the 2018 European Society of Cardiology/European Society of Hypertension Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension that incited the need for evidence supporting the use of single-pill combination (SPC) treatment over free-dosed therapy for the management of hypertension... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a registered medical practitioner compel or force his patient to purchase the drug/medicine from him only?

13th June 2020
No, a registered medical practitioner cannot compel or force his patient to purchase the drug/medicine from him only. Though as per Item No. 5 of the Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 and Clause 6.3 of the Code of Medical Ethics,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Write more legibly

13th June 2020
As an English professor, my father would often write little notes on student essays. Often, he worked late, and as the hours passed, his handwriting deteriorated. One day a student came to him after class with an essay that had been returned. "Mr. McDonald," he said, "I can’t make out this comment you...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A post-operative complication of mastectomy is lymphedema. This can be prevented by:

13th June 2020
A. Ensuring patency of wound drainage tube
B. Placing the arm on the affected side in a dependent position
C. Restricting movement of the affected arm...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Gaining weight & losing strength vs. losing weight & gaining strength

13th June 2020
When we gain weight, we must acquire more strength and when we lose weight, we must lose the strength. This is a fundamental principle. If we gain weight and feel weak, it is a disease and when we lose weight and gain strength, we are recovering from the disease. One should not gain more than 5kg... Read more »

eSpiritual: The 3 C’s: Don’t Criticize, Condemn, or Complain!

13th June 2020
• Don’t Criticize, always look for positive in a person or a situation. There is always something positive in every situation.
• Don’t Condemn a situation (and a person) howsoever small it may be...Read more »

Inspirational: Trust Your Relationship

13th June 2020
When you've seen a couple fight or having a petty argument, what is the first thing that comes in your mind? Probably you think that you will never allow arguments to set in your relationship (especially when you get married), or will never think to start one, but arguments seem to come naturally...Read more »

Medical Voice

Researchers analyse genomic determinants of coronavirus pathogenicity

13th June 2020
Washington DC (USA): A recent analysis led by a team of researchers found crucial genomic features that are unique to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and two other deadly coronaviruses, SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV...Read more »


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Effect of ethanol extract of Cissus quadrangularis Salisb on growth of lumbar bone in ovariectomized models

Cissus quadrangularis Salisb is a medicinal herb used to cure bone fractures. A study evaluated the impact of administration of C. quadrangularis Salisb extract (CQSE) on the histology of lumbar bone in ovariectomized experimental models... Read more »



Efficacy and Safety of Azilsartan and Olmesartan in Patients with Essential Hypertension

Several patients continue to have high blood pressure (BP) even after treatment with angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor blockers (ARBs). The present study, published in the International Heart Journal, compared the efficacy and safety of azilsartan with olmesartan... Read more »


Knowledge and attitude of mothers about oral rehydration solution

Scientific basis of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) has revolutionized the concept and management of diarrhea. The purpose of a study published in Health and Population – Perspectives and issues was to determine the use of oral rehydration solution (ORS) in women living... Read more »

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