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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Lab Testing

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
14th July 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
973: IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “COVID testing” 11th July, 2020 4-5pm.
Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr RV Asokan, Hony Secretary General IMA, Dr Ramesh K Datta, Hony Finance Secretary IMA, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr Brijendra Prakash, Dr Girdhari Kanuga, Dr Sanchita Sharma... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 13th July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
14th July 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 29, 11M July 4, 12M July 10. 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 21 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days,... Read more »
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Differentiating Between Acute Hepatitis B and Chronic Hepatitis B with Acute Exacerbation

14th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Acute exacerbations of chronic hepatitis B (CHB-AEs) are commonly encountered in endemic areas. These are often considered as acute hepatitis B (AHB) owing to the similarities in clinical and serological aspects, thus posing a major... Read more »

Derma Update

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Corticosteroid administration is an independent risk factor for relapses in patients treated for acute urticaria

14th July 2020 Dermatology
In acute urticaria, the usage and benefits of corticosteroids are quite controversial. The objective of this study was to determine the factors which are related with relapses in patients with acute urticaria... Read more »

News From All Specialities

IMA seeks setting up of all-India medical services for healthcare administration

14th July 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) demands setting up of an Indian Medical Service (IMS), on the lines of IAS, IPS and IFS, to achieve a radical change in the healthcare sector. According to the IMA, a drastic change in health administration is needed... Read more »
Practice Updates

Biocon receives approval to use itolizumab in coronavirus patients

14th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
India’s Biocon Ltd has secured regulatory approval for its drug itolizumab for use in coronavirus patients suffering from moderate to severe respiratory distress, stated the biopharmaceutical company in a statement on Saturday. The drug was cleared by the Drug Controller General of India... Read more »
Practice Updates

SARS-CoV-2 Rarely Transmitted by Children within Households

14th July 2020 Business and MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Children seem to be less likely than adults to be the first cases of COVID-19 within a household, suggest data from families of 39 children below 16 years. A study published in Pediatrics assessed data from COVID-19 patients below 16 years of age identified between March 10,...Read more »

CT of No Use for COVID-19 Diagnosis, Says Study

14th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Pneumonia from COVID-19 and from influenza could not be distinguished on CT scans, even with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) software, reported a study from China. No significant differences could be noted between the two viral pneumonias with regard to the properties of the largest lesion, presence of ground-glass opacities,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Spanish study questions herd immunity feasibility

14th July 2020Emergency Medicine Public Health
A Spanish study has called into question the feasibility of herd immunity as a way of tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, published in the Lancet, of over 60,000 people estimates that around 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Efficacy of Combination Therapy with Amlodipine & ARBs in Asian Hypertensive Patients

14th July 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension (HTN) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular mortality across the globe. There are several studies that have compared the safety and efficacy between different antihypertensive classes;... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a patient seek redressal for grievances regarding treatment received?

14th July 2020
Yes. The National Board for Accreditation of Healthcare (NABH) Patient Charter has provisions for this.
5. Right to redress : • Patient has the right to justice by lodging a complaint through an authority dedicated for this purpose...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Doctor complaining to mechanic

14th July 2020
A doctor is talking to a car mechanic, "your fee is several times more per hour then we get paid for medical care."
‘Yeah, but you see, doc, you always have the same model! It hasn’t changed since Adam. But we have to keep up to date with new models coming every month"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The absolute contraindication of hormone replacement therapy is …

14th July 2020
a. Thrombosis
b. Fibrocystic disease
c. Fibroadenoma...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Guidelines on Health

14th July 2020
• Keep your blood cholesterol below 160 mg%. Even 1% reduction in cholesterol reduces the chances of heart attack by 2%.
• Uncontrolled diabetes and blood pressure can precipitate a heart attack. Keep these under check.
• Eat less, walk more... Read more »

eSpiritual: Sewa the best dharma

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

Inspirational: Trust Your Relationship

14th July 2020
When you see a couple fight or having a petty argument, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Probably you think that you will never allow arguments to set in your relationship (especially when you get married), or will never start one,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Telangana: Make prescription must for oxygen cylinder sale, say doctors

14th July 2020
HYDERABAD: It’s not just beds and staff, city hospitals are running out of oxygen cylinders too, courtesy panic buying by people. With the market swept clean of its stock — largely by domestic users — the medical fraternity is now mulling using industrial cylinders to replenish the requirement in city hospitals...Read more »


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Doctors Survey

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Curcumin for aging skeletal muscles

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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 »


Cutaneous barriers and immunity

The skin is the outer most barrier that ensures protection from external harm. The understanding of role of skin has evolved from an inert mechanical barrier to an active organ that can sense alarming signals and mount perfectly adapted defense measures in response to invading pathogens... Read more »


Pre-Operative Multimodal Analgesia Decreases Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Narcotic Use and Pain.

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery aimed to assess the efficiency of multimodal analgesia (MMA) in reducing reliance on opioid medications. This was retrospective review of 560 patients undergoing outpatient... Read more »

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