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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Human Challenge Trials

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
13th August 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1047: Human Challenge Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine and the Risk
Human challenge trials for the COVID-19 vaccine — These trials involve volunteering to receive an unproven vaccine, being exposed to the virus deliberately, instead of waiting to be exposed and for infection to occur naturally in the community. The goal of such trials is to hasten vaccine development. Over 32,000 people from the United States and 139 other countries have signed up with an online registry, 1Day Sooner... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 12th August, Acute immuno-inflammatory manageable virus disease with significant post-viral phase; 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
13th August 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. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10thJanuary; Total cases are based on RT-PCR, 67% sensitivity. Coronavirus Cases: 20,504,855, Deaths: 744,695, Recovered: 13,427,265... Read more »
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Intestinal fungi: A potential therapeutic target in alcoholic hepatitis

13th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Chronic alcohol consumption is associated with an increased intestinal permeability and alterations in the intestinal microbiota. This potentially leads to the development and progression of alcohol-related liver disease. Data is scarce about commensal fungi in the gut... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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CCB and ARB combination can prevent CV events in elderly high-risk hypertensive patients with CKD

13th August 2020 Hypertension
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is displayed by decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Globally, CKD is a public health disorder and a higher incidence can be seen in the older population. Evidence shows that... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc supplementation should be considered in the combination of chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19

13th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, (SARS-CoV-2), has rapidly spread to nearly every country causing coronavirus disease-19 or COVID-19. At present, there are no approved vaccines or pharmaceutical treatments available for prevention or treatment of COVID-19 infection... Read more »

News From All Specialities

New Zealand reports return of coronavirus after 102 days

13th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Wellington: New Zealand has reported its first locally transmitted coronavirus infections after over 100 days and has imposed a stay-at-home lockdown for the country's largest city. After being appreciated across the globe for containing the coronavirus,... Read more »

Russia first to approve a COVID-19 vaccine

13th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin has stated that Russia has become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a vaccine for COVID-19 after less than two months of human testing. The vaccine, to be called “Sputnik V”, has not yet completed its final trials... Read more »
Practice Updates

Delhi Reports 8 COVID-19 Deaths in 24 Hours, Lowest in more than 2 Months

13th August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Delhi recorded 1,257 new coronavirus cases, and 8 deaths in the last 24 hours, authorities stated on Tuesday. This has been the lowest number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the capital in over two months. For the first time in more than two months,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Concussion Linked to Risk for Dementia, Parkinson's, ADHD

13th August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
According to new research, published in Family Medicine and Community Health, a BMJ journal, concussion is linked with increased risk for subsequent development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as dementia and Parkinson's disease... Read more »

Chronic Fatigue A Long-term Effect of COVID-19

13th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
As per a new CDC report, over one-third of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms don't feel that they're back to normal, even weeks later. A large number of people who contract the coronavirus do not fully recover in a few weeks,...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

CPA/EE – A reliable treatment option for menstrual disturbances in women with PCOS...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

What are the MCI guidelines for clinical research?

13th August 2020
Regulation 6.8 “Code of conduct for doctors in their relationship with pharmaceutical and allied health sector industry” of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations 2002 has issued the following guidelines regarding clinical research or trials:...Read more »

eMedi Humor

I'm crazy

13th August 2020
There was this man driving along in his car when he suddenly got a flat tire. When he pulled over, he was at the fence of a mental hospital. When he got out of the car one of the patients came to the fence and asked "Can I help you?" And the man said "No, I need to figure out how to make it home with only 2 lugs on this wheel."..Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The earliest immunoglobulin to be synthesized by the fetus is:

13th August 2020
1. IgA.
2. IgG.
3. IgE...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Women Beware of Heart Disease

13th August 2020
Cardiovascular disease is very common in women. The warning signals of heart attack include:
• Pressure, squeezing sensation, fullness or pain in the center of the chest. It may continue for more than a few minutes, or may fade and come back... Read more »

eSpiritual: Negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts

13th August 2020
Darkness cannot be removed physically; it can only be removed by switching light or going into sunlight or lighting fire. Similarly, negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts. In Bhagavad Gita also, it has been said that the period of Uttarayana with longer days,...Read more »

Inspirational: Our Time in History

13th August 2020
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less. We have bigger houses but smaller families; more conveniences, but less time....Read more »

Medical Voice

Not a Covid shield, but flu shot can help: Docs

13th August 2020
NEW DELHI: Amid the pandemic, doctors and experts are advising people of all ages to take a flu shot as a primary protection against other respiratory viral illnesses like common seasonal flu and H1N1 — some of which can cause pneumonia and make people vulnerable to coronavirus. Influenza or flu is a viral disease caused by influenza viruses...Read more »


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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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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Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are the choice of therapy for post-stroke patients. A large-scale prospective study of 2667 post-stroke hypertensive patients treated with cilnidipine assessed BP control and adverse reactions in the patients... Read more »



How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis

The American National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep per day for adults 18 years of age and older. There has been increasing amount of research into the association between osteoporosis and sleep. Longer sleep duration has been tied to increased risk of osteoporosis.... Read more »


Understanding how skin barrier evolves and reacts during the first few years of life

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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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