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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 127: Mouth Rinse

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
15th June 2020
947: Can oral rinses help stop the spread of COVID-19?
The SARS-CoV-2 virus is surrounded by a lipid envelope. The spike glycoproteins are inserted into this bio-membrane. The membrane can be disrupted. A known virucidal strategy against several coronaviruses is to interfere with their lipid envelope. The coronavirus can replicate in the salivary glands and throat. Additionally, a high viral load in the mouth may contribute to the spread of disease in early stages of infection... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Extract of a polyherbal formulation ameliorates experimental nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

15th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
A study by Azeemuddin et al assessed the effect of the extract of a hepatospecific polyherbal formulation in an experimental model of high-fat diet (HFD)-induced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The polyherbal formulation comprises of a mixture of... Read more »

Derma Update

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Healthy microbiome is beneficial for the primary prevention of eczema

15th June 2020 Dermatology
Globally, eczema is increasing with related increases in health expenses with decrease in quality of life. Many factors are considered that interact in the development of eczema which includes genetics and environmental exposures... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Health experts concerned about indirect effects of COVID-19 on women and youth

15th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rise, the World Health Organization (WHO) is expressing concern about its impact on women, children and young people. WHO chief, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that the indirect effects of the pandemic on these groups may be greater than the number of deaths... Read more »
Practice Updates

Doubling time of coronavirus cases in India improves to 17.4 days

15th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: The doubling time of coronavirus cases in India has shown improvement and reached 17.4 days from 15.4 days a couple of weeks ago, said the Union health ministry. At the time of imposing the lockdown on March 25, the doubling rate of COVID-19 cases was 3.4 days,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Common BP medicines do not put patients at greater COVID-19 risk, suggests new study

15th June 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New research offers reassurance to millions of people with high blood pressure that popular anti-hypertension drugs do not increase their risk from COVID-19, as some experts had feared. ACE inhibitors and ARBs seem to trigger activity along the same biological pathways used by the ...Read more »

FDA Approves Nivolumab for Second-Line Esophageal Cancer

15th June 2020 PharmacistsRadiology
The FDA has granted approval to single-agent nivolumab as a second-line treatment for advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, irrespective of PD-L1 expression. Treatment with the drug is indicated for patients with unresectable, recurrent, or metastatic disease after progression...Read more »
Practice Updates

Mortality Differs by LVEF between Women and Men

15th June 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
A real-world, observational study has found clinically significant sex-based differences in left ventricular ejection fraction related to mortality. The analysis from the ongoing National Echocardiography Database of Australia (NEDA) involved 499,153 participants who underwent...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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

15th 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

Can license to practice be revoked pending inquiry by the criminal court?

15th June 2020
Yes. In its order, MCI-211(2)/2011-Ethics/ 10th May, 2011, Complaint against Dr. RV, F No 396/2009, the MCI stated “The Ethics Committee considered the complaint against RV and after hearing both the parties and perusing the records and FIR,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Price you pay for being Good

15th June 2020
Three men were waiting to go to heaven. St Peter was at the gate and said, "However good you were to your wife that is the vehicle you will get in heaven". The first guy comes up to the gate and says, "I never, ever cheated on my wife and I love her". So St. Peter gives him a Rolls Royce...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A vitreous aspirate has been collected in an emergency at 9 pm. What advice would you like to give to the staff on duty regarding the overnight storage of the sample?

15th June 2020
1. The sample should be kept at 4°C.
2. The sample should be incubated at 37°C...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Reduce your risk of stroke

15th June 2020
Stroke is preventable. About 90% of strokes are associated with 10 risks factors that are modifiable.
1. Control high blood pressure
2. Indulge in moderate exercise 5 times a week... Read more »

eSpiritual: Do Your Duty with Discipline and Devotion

15th June 2020
“Vasudhaiva kutumbakam” (the whole world is one family) and “Ekam Sat Viprah Bahudavanti” (truth is one but the wise call it by various names) are two basic statements, which come from the ancient Rig Veda and form the fundamentals of Vedic philosophy. One should do one’s duty with devotion and discipline...Read more »

Inspirational Story: The way to feel good is to do good.

15th June 2020
The way to feel good is to do good. The way to feel successful is to take the actions that bring about success. You cannot truly feel what you do not truly live. Be honest and authentic with yourself, with others, and with life, because anything less is just cheating yourself...Read more »


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Bariatric surgery prevents severe CKD and ESRD

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