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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: FDA OKs First Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for COVID-19

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
14th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1144: FDA OKs First Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for COVID-19
Eli Lilly's bamlanivimab has become the first monoclonal antibody drug for the treatment COVID-19 patients to receive the FDA’s emergency use authorization (EUA). The drug is authorized for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in both adult and pediatric patients weighing at least 88 pounds and at high risk of progressing to severe disease. The treatment is to be administered intravenously as a single dose by healthcare providers. It is not meant for patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 or who require oxygen therapy...Read more »
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Generic Dapagliflozin: Converging Paradigms towards Gliflozins

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO and HCFI
14th November 2020
The management of diabetes demands an equal emphasis on the dual goals of treatment i.e. effective glycemic control and prevention or slowing down the progression of complications. This can be achieved by considering treatments that work effectively and safely by controlling blood glucose levels, and at the same time have independent action on diabetes-associated comorbidities.However, there is a paucity of affordable treatments that offer extra glycemic benefits... Read more »
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Association of Dupuytren disease with diabetes and liver disease

14th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
A little is known about the role of diabetes mellitus, liver disease, and epilepsy as risk factors for Dupuytren disease. The investigators of the current study investigated the strength and consistency of these associations. The current systematic review and meta-analysis included MEDLINE,... 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

14th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

A preventive treatment for people at risk for COVID-19

14th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The novel coronavirus disease of 2019, also known as COVID-19 is caused by a severe respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV-2 virus) in humans. There are limited research findings regarding the antiviral effects of zinc. Initially, it was shown that zinc lozenges that coat the oral cavity with zinc... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Diabetes Day

14th November 2020 Business and Medicine Diabetes and Endocrinology
Over the past 10 years or so, the prevalence of diabetes has increased faster in low and middle-income countries compared to high-income countries. This chronic disease is a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke and lower limb amputation. In the year 2007, the General Assembly designated November 14... Read more »

Zydus Cadila completes phase 2 clinical trial in COVID-19 patients with biological therapy

14th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: Zydus Cadila has stated that it has successfully completed a phase 2 clinical trial in COVID-19 patients with its biological therapy named PegiHep. The company will now start the phase 3 clinical trial. In a regulatory filing, the firm stated that a phase 2 clinical trial in COVID-19 patients... Read more »

Povidone-iodine: An antimicrobial mouthwash to reduce COVID-19 risk

14th November 2020 Multispeciality Infectious-Diseases
People across the globe are witnessing uncertain times amid the COVID-19 outbreak, which is spreading fast and continues to claim lives. Respiratory droplets are a known source of transmission for this viral infection and the nasal cavity, oropharynx, nasopharynx, and saliva have been found to carry high viral load.... Read more »

COVID-19 fatality rate down 30% since April: IHME study

14th November 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
The odds that a COVID-19 infection will prove fatal declined by nearly one-third since April on account of improved treatment, suggested researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). In the United States, this viral disease now kills nearly 0.6% of the infected people,... Read more »

Half of COVID-19 Patients Report Ongoing Fatigue

14th November 2020Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Slightly over half of people who recover from COVID-19 report fatigue, even weeks after getting better, suggests a new study published in PLOS One. Irrespective of the severity of infection, nearly 52% of the patients said that they still felt extremely tired 10 weeks after contracting COVID-19.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Guidelines for clinical research

14th November 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: 6.8.1 (e) Medical Research: A medical practitioner may carry out,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

For crying out loud

14th November 2020
With all the new technology regarding fertility, an 88–year–old woman was able to give birth to a baby recently. When she was discharged from the hospital and went home, various relatives came to visit. "May we see the new baby?" one of them asked. "Not yet," said the mother...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All of the following are known risk factors for development of endometrial carcinoma except:

14th November 2020
1. Obesity.
2. Family history.
3. Use of hormone replacement therapy ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 5 steps to healthy bones

14th November 2020
Regular exercise: Weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening and balance-training exercises are ideal. Diet rich in bone-healthy nutrients: Calcium, vitamin D and proteins are vital for bone health. Safe exposure to sunlight helps one get enough vitamin D. Avoid negative lifestyles: Maintain a healthy body weight,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Diwali - The Festival of Inner Purnima on Outer Amavasya

14th November 2020
Diwali is celebrated on the day of Amavasya, but the festival is symbolized by inner happiness, lighting or Purnima. In mythology, the moon is symbolized as cool positive thoughts. Purnima is marked by positive thoughts, whereas Amavasya is predominantly marked by negatives thoughts...Read more »

Inspirational: To Risk

14th November 2020
To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement...Read more »

Medical Voice

Indian researchers find new mutation in Covid genome for testing

14th November 2020
Mangaluru: A team of researchers at Nitte University in Karnataka's Mangaluru have identified a new mutation in the Covid-19 genome for testing its virus strain, a top varsity official said on Wednesday. "The novel mutation will have implications for the diagnostic RT-PCR-based detection of the Covid-19 virus,...Read more »


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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... 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 »  


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 »


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 »


International guidelines and recommendations for surgery during Covid-19 pandemic

A new study published in the International Journal of Surgery aimed to review the available recommendations published by general Surgery Societies and Health Institutions and evaluate the underlying Literature providing clinical... Read more »

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