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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 126: Myocardial injury

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
14th June 2020
946: Myocardial Injury among Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 Associated with Higher Risk of Death
Myocardial injury is prevalent among patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and is associated with higher risk of mortality, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Anuradha Lala, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York mentioned that they had found... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 13th June - 213 Countries affected: Wear mask at home

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
14th 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 17 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

Dr k k Aggarwal

Non-obese NAFLD patients have lower liver stiffness measurement values than obese patients

14th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The diagnostic performance of liver stiffness measurement (LSM) has a key role in the evaluation of fibrosis stages in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Appropriate treatment of eczema can reduce the impact and improve the quality of life

14th June 2020 Dermatology
Quality of life related to health is an important factor while evaluating the impairment of a disease and the benefit of treatment, especially in a chronic dermatologic condition such as eczema.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Blood Donor Day

14th June 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
The World Health Assembly designated a special day in the year 2005 to thank blood donors and encourage more and more people to donate blood freely. The World Blood Donor Day is observed every year on June 14. While thanking blood donors, the day aims to raise awareness about the global need... Read more »
Practice Updates

U.S. CDC warns restrictions may be needed again if COVID-19 cases rise

14th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
U.S. health officials have urged Americans to continue adhering to social distancing and other COVID-19 safety measures. Officials also warned that states may need to reimpose strict restrictions if COVID-19 cases surge. Jay Butler, deputy director of infectious diseases at the CDC,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Wearing masks can check spread of virus even without lockdown, says study

14th June 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Masks have surfaced as the most important non-pharmaceutical intervention in checking the spread of COVID-19, besides physical distancing and hand washing. Studies published recently have shown that even 75% mask adherence in a population can decrease COVID-19 reproduction number to less than 1,...Read more »

Maternal BMI Tied to Hypertension during Pregnancy

14th June 2020 Pharmacists Cardiology
Maternal obesity was found to be associated with higher risk of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy, which progressively increased with BMI, in a retrospective cohort study. In comparison with women who were not obese, those in the highest class of obesity, i.e., BMI ...Read more »
Practice Updates

Noninvasive Ventilation May Outplay Standard Oxygen for AHRF

14th June 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
Helmet or face mask noninvasive ventilation (NIV) may help patients survive acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (AHRF) or avoid endotracheal intubation, suggests a new study. Investigators conducted a systematic review and network meta-analysis of 25 randomized clinical trials with 3804 participants...Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

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

14th 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

What is the meaning of consent for medical treatment?

14th June 2020
Consent for the purpose of medical treatment means grant of permission by the patient for an act to be carried out by the doctor, such as a diagnostic, surgical or therapeutic procedure. The doctor-patient contract is almost always implied, except when a written informed consent is obtained,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

On Trial

14th June 2020
After a trial had been going on for three days, Finley, the man accused of committing the crimes, stood up and approached the judge’s bench. "Your Honor, I would like to change my plea from ‘innocent’ to ‘guilty’ of the charges."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A patient is diagnosed with myasthenia gravis and pyridostigmine bromide therapy is started. The dosage is frequently changed during the first week. While the dosage is being adjusted, the nurse’s priority intervention is to :

14th June 2020
A. Administer the medication exactly on time
B. Administer the medication with food or mild ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 5 steps to lower Alzheimer’s risk (HealthBeat)

14th June 2020
1. Maintain a healthy weight.
2. Check your waistline.
3. Eat mindfully. Put more emphasis on colorful, vitamin-rich vegetables and fruits; whole grains; fish, lean poultry, tofu,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Sewa is the best dharma

14th June 2020
Offering help is the best service to the humanity. As per Sikhism, Sewa (unconditional service), Simran (meditation) and Satsang (company of good people) is the trio for acquiring happiness and spiritual health. In Sikhism, Sewa is the main path for acquiring spiritualism. In Gurudwara,...Read more »

Inspirational: A new pair of shoes

14th June 2020
When I got sober, my sponsor told me that I had to be willing to change everything about my life -- everything. So, I wore blue jeans and switched to slacks. I wore western shirts and switched to T-shirts. But the one thing I just couldn't give up was my cowboy boots...Read more »

Medical Voice

New simplified Covid-19 antibody test developed'

14th June 2020
WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a new simplified Covid-19 diagnostic test that can be ramped up to analyse thousands of blood samples at labs lacking the resources of commercial medical centres, an advance that may help scale up testing for the deadly disease...Read more »


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Postprandial muscle protein synthesis following protein supplementation: Comparison between high whey protein, leucine-enriched supplement and a dairy-like product

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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 »


Intervention measures for maintenance in the remission stage of childhood asthma.

The goal of a recent study published in the Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics was toexplore the intervention measures used to maintain clinical control in children with asthma in the remission stage, when concomitant... Read more »

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