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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster 49

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
14th April 2020
Multispeciality
What are ICMR testing results - ICMR was earlier conducting tests only on suspected patients, i.e., those who had travelled abroad, those who had come in contact with them and were symptomatic. Only 3% of them tested positive for coronavirus. ICMR then started a sentinel surveillance program from 15 February to 19 March at over 50 major hospitals in India.... Read more »
Important
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster 47

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
14th April 2020
Multispeciality
Can COVID-19 recur - The WHO confirmed that it is investigating reports of some recovered coronavirus patients who have tested positive for the illness after initially testing negative.
Why WHO is investigating reinfections... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Impact of sweet snacks vs. fruits and vegetables on visceral or liver fat content

14th April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and hepatic triglyceride content (HTGC) are crucial risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases. A study was recently conducted to assess the association of dietary intake of the main food groups... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Chagas Disease Day

14th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is also known as a “silent and silenced disease”. It has a slowly progressing clinical course and affects mainly poor people who have no political voice or access to healthcare. World Chagas Disease Day is observed on 14 April,... Read more »
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Practice Updates

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization to Decontaminate N95 Respirators

14th April 2020 Business and Medicine Critical Care
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) to allow decontamination of nearly 4 million N95 or N95-equivalent respirators per day in the U.S. to be reused by healthcare workers in hospital settings... Read more »
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Practice Updates

ICMR releases plasma trial protocol, seeks registrations

14th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The Indian Council of Medical Research has released the protocol of the trial for plasma therapy for critically ill COVID-19 patients. This will facilitate the first official clinical trial in the country towards finding a cure for the disease. The ICMR has asked medical institutions, including those under state governments,...Read more »

Surge in China’s new coronavirus cases

14th April 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
China’s northeast Heilongjiang province that borders Russia has become a combat zone against the coronavirus. Authorities have reported the highest number of new daily cases in nearly six weeks, attributed to infected travelers from overseas...Read more »

Guselkumab Effective in Phase III for PsA

14th April 2020 Orthopedics Pathology & Lab Medicine
The monoclonal antibody guselkumab, which binds to the interleukin (IL)-23 p19 subunit, has been found to be effective for psoriatic arthritis in two large clinical trials, reported researchers in The Lancet. In the DISCOVER-1 trial,...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

When is it a case of negligence?

14th April 2020
If no inquiry or experts are required, then it is a clear case of negligence. In such cases, medical negligence is established based on the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur (the thing speaks for itself). • If there is any evidence of prima facie case, never events or mens rea (criminal intent)...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Work Wisdom

14th April 2020
– Kauffman’s Paradox of the Corporation: The less important you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed.
–The Salary Axiom: The pay raise is just large enough to increase your taxes...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Immediately after cholecystectomy, the nursing action that should assume the highest priority is:

14th April 2020
A. Encouraging the client to take adequate deep breaths by mouth
B. Encouraging the client to cough and deep breathe
C. Changing the dressing at least BID...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips for preventing back and spine problems

14th April 2020
• Get moving. Physical activity helps in keeping the joints fluid. A person who is not physically active is more susceptible to back problems.
• Eat healthy. If you maintain good eating habits, you not only will maintain a healthy weight, but you also will not put unnecessary stress on your body... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: An empty mind is the devil’s house

14th April 2020
It is an old saying that "Khali dimag shaitan ka ghar". Empty mind means when you are doing nothing and Shaitan means negative thoughts. In terms of Vedic science, negative thoughts mean absence of positive thoughts and they are often equated to darkness, which is absence of light...Read more »

Inspirational: List of things we dislike

14th April 2020
A man and his girlfriend were married. It was a large celebration. All of their friends and family came to see the lovely ceremony and to partake of the festivities and celebrations. A wonderful time was had by all. The bride was gorgeous in her white wedding gown and the groom was very dashing in his black tuxedo...Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Pune firm first in India to get government funding for Covid vaccine

NEW DELHI: The Union science and technology ministry will fund a Pune-based firm to develop a vaccine for Covid-19 which is expected to enter phase-1 trial in 18-20 months. Seagull Biosolutions is the first company the government is financially backing for coronavirus vaccine efforts...Read more »  

Survey

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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice...Read more »  
Medical voice

How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  

Medbytes

From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Emblica officinalis and Cissus quadrangularis prevent against bone loss in osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone degenerating disorder marked by decreased bone strength. While hormone replacement therapy is often resorted to for the treatment of osteoporosis, it is associated with serious side effects... 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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