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First death in India: The case calls for implementation of IPC 270 and Epidemic Disease Act

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
14th March 2020
Severe violation of epidemic guidelines in the first death
In an epidemic, one needs to follow one protocol, police should be informed for ‘left against medical advice’, suspected COVID-19 cases cannot be shifted to other state hospital. Suspected cases should be treated as positive cases unless tested negative. One such case with pneumonia (LRTI has high viral load) can make all the difference in the... Read more »
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It's official IPL 2020 postponed to April 15

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
14th March 2020
We wrote to the PM and BCCI, also asked to be postponed. The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will not begin on March 29 as per the existing schedule. The tournament is being postponed to April 15th.
The postponement will allow them to see if the threat of the virus ceases any time soon, remains in control, or gets worse. Depending on these scenarios and what the central... Read more »
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Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
14th March 2020
127 countries, deaths to cross 6000, > 1000 deaths in Italy, 1 death in India
India: States 13, Total cases 74, MOH Website (78 Media Reports), Serious: Zero, Death: 1,Community spread: zero, Super spreader: Zero.
Men more than women, Age group (3-45 years), Delhi age group: 45, 25,52,25
ICMR: Testing across 52 labs (ICMR-National Institute of Virology, Pune is the apex laboratory for reconfirmation of any positive samples); additionally, 57 other labs to help sample collection... Read more »

News From All Specialities

UN addresses school disruptions, suspends public access to New York Headquarters amidst coronavirus outbreak

14th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
In a bid to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, classrooms have been closed across the world, with a record number of students missing school, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said... Read more »
Practice Updates

Asthma and T1D in Kids

14th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
Children with asthma have increased odds of having co-occurring type 1 diabetes; however, the reverse is not true, suggests a Swedish registry study. Among over one million children, those with asthma had a small but significant increased risk of being subsequently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes compared with children... Read more »
Practice Updates

Number of coronavirus cases outside China crosses 37,000 mark, says WHO

14th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
Geneva (Switzerland): The World Health Organization (WHO) has registered over 4,590 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside of China, with the total number of infected people exceeding 37,370. The WHO stated in its new coronavirus disease situation report that the number of confirmed cases ...Read more »

Excessive Sleepiness Tied to Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes

14th March 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Hypersomnolence, or excessive daytime sleepiness, in older adults appears to be a risk factor for developing several serious medical conditions, including hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, suggests new research scheduled to be presented in April at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2020 Annual Meeting....Read more »

Continuing ACE/ARB Therapy in Worsening Kidney Disease Beneficial

14th March 2020Nephrology Pharmacists
Patients receiving an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) with mild chronic kidney disease (CKD) that became advanced reported better 5-year survival if they continued the medication, reported a large, real-world study. Discontinuing therapy with an ACE inhibitor or... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a medical accident be termed medical negligence?

14th March 2020
The Supreme Court of India has observed in its judgement in Jacob Mathew v. State of Punjab SC/0457/2005: (2005) 6 SCC 1 as follows: “Mere accident is not evidence of negligence.” In the same judgement, the Apex Court has clarified that difference of opinion...Read more »

eMedi Humor

What’s for Dinner?

14th March 2020
I have changed my system for labeling homemade freezer meals. I used to carefully note in large clear letters, "Meatloaf" or "Pot Roast" or "Steak and Vegetables or "Chicken and Dumplings" or "Beef Pot Pie." However, I used to get frustrated when I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner because he never asked for any of those things...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

High resolution computed tomography of the chest is the ideal modality for evaluating:

14th March 2020
1. Pleural effusion.
2. Interstitial lung disease.
3. Lung mass...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Some tips to avoid dyspepsia from HCFI

14th March 2020
Identify the triggers. For some, these triggers could be food such as dairy products. Identifying the foods that trigger the symptoms and avoiding them is crucial. Go for less gassy foods. Avoid beans, cabbage, and cauliflower as these can cause gas. Consume more of foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids... Read more »

eSpiritual: Positive Attitudes

14th March 2020
All those out there who feel you are at your wits end wondering how things don’t ever work out for you, can now relax and dwell on all those failures that life has taken you through and turn failure into success. • Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure. But it does mean you haven’t succeeded yet...Read more »

Inspirational: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

14th March 2020
One day an expert in time management was speaking to a group of students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget. As he stood in front of the group of high–powered overachievers, he said, "Okay, time for a quiz." Then he pulled out a one–gallon, wide mouthed Mason jar and set it on the table... Read more »

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Qiagen boosting production of chemical needed to test for coronavirus

The company said extraordinary demand was "challenging" its capacity to supply RNA extraction kits used for some coronavirus testing German molecular testing company Qiagen said on Wednesday it was ramping up production of a chemical used in some coronavirus tests,...Read more »  


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Protective effects of resveratrol in osteoporosis

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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 »

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