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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: CMAAO meeting consensus and resolutions

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
15th August 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1049: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Asian countries update – part 2” 8th August 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO, Prof Ashraf Nizami, Pakistan, First Vice President CMAAO, Dr N Ganabaskaran, President Malaysian Medical Association, Dr Marthanda Pillai, Member World Medical Council, Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan, Dr Ashraf Nizami, Pakistan, Dr Sajjad Qaisar, Pakistan, Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh,... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 14th August: Acute immuno-inflammatory manageable virus disease with significant post viral phase, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
15th August 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 29th, 11M July 4, 12M July 8, 13M July 13, 14M July 17, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Coronavirus Cases: 21,077,546, Deaths: 753,390, Recovered: 13,910,356... Read more »
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Alcohol Rehabilitation within 30 Days of Hospital Discharge in Patients with Alcoholic Hepatitis

15th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Patients hospitalized for alcoholic hepatitis (AH) have a high risk of readmission and death. In the present study, researchers sought to identify the factors associated with readmission, alcohol relapse, and mortality. A retrospective analysis of 135 consecutive patients admitted ... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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CCB and ARB combination can prevent CV events in elderly high-risk hypertensive patients with CKD

15th August 2020 Hypertension
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is displayed by decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Globally, CKD is a public health disorder and a higher incidence can be seen in the older population. Evidence shows that... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc has an important role in antiviral immunity

15th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc deficiency is recognized in a malnourished group of people who presents with hepatosplenomegaly, hypogonadism, dwarfism and an increased risk of infection. Zinc is the 2nd most abundant trace metal in the human body after iron. It is a vital component of protein structure and function... Read more »

News From All Specialities

2 in 5 schools worldwide lacked basic handwashing facilities prior to COVID-19

15th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
A report from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) has shown that 43% of schools across the world did not have access to basic handwashing with soap and water in the year 2019. Access to handwashing facilities is pivotal for schools to be able to operate safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more »

Do not fear spread of COVID-19 in food, packaging, says WHO

15th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The World Health Organization has stated that there appears to be no evidence of spread of coronavirus by food or packaging. The agency has urged people not to be afraid of the virus entering the food chain. China had found traces of coronavirus in imported frozen chicken wings and on outer packaging of frozen shrimp,... Read more »
Practice Updates

TB vaccine shows promising results against coronavirus

15th August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
VPM1002, a tuberculosis vaccine, has exhibited encouraging results against the coronavirus infection in phase-III clinical trials underway in Germany. The good news for India is that the country will have access to this vaccine, as Serum Institute of India has tied up with the vaccine developer,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Recent-Onset Diabetes, Weight Loss Linked with Cancer in 30-Year Study

15th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Individuals with recent-onset diabetes associated with weight loss appeared to have an increased risk for pancreatic cancer and could benefit from surveillance, suggest researchers. A study published online in JAMA Oncology revealed that in a cohort of 159,025 individuals... Read more »

NAFLD A Predictor of Arrhythmia Recurrence Post-AF Ablation

15th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
New research suggests that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) confers a higher risk for arrhythmia recurrence after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Over 29 months of follow-up postablation, 56% of patients with NAFLD had bouts of arrhythmia,...Read more »

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Medicolegal Corner

Is membership in a medical society/association mandatory for a doctor?

15th August 2020
The MCI has issued guidelines in this regard as below. “1.2.2 Membership in Medical Society: For the advancement of his profession, a physician should affiliate with associations and societies of allopathic medical professions and involve actively in the functioning of such bodies...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Reading of the Will

15th August 2020
The relatives of the family's rich dowager gathered for the reading of her will after her long awaited death.
“Being of sound mind,” read the lawyer, “I spent every last cent before I died.”...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Elements of primary health care include all of the following except:

15th August 2020
1. Adequate supply of safe water and basic sanitation.
2. Providing essential drugs.
3. Sound referral system...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Types Of Smokers

15th August 2020
• Light: < 10 cigarettes per day
• Heavy: >25 cigarettes a day
• Chippers: Very light smokers (< 5 cigarettes a day) who regularly use tobacco without developing dependence... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why Do We Ring The Bell In A Temple?

15th August 2020
The vibrations of the ringing bell produce the auspicious primordial sound ‘Om’, thus creating a connection between the deity and the mind. As we start the daily ritualistic worship (pooja), we ring the bell, chanting:...Read more »

Inspirational: Steps to Happiness

15th August 2020
Everybody Knows: You can't be all things to all people. You can't do all things at once. You can't do all things equally well. You can't do all things better than everyone else. Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's. ...Read more »

Medical Voice

Common BP drugs don't increase COVID-19 severity: Study

15th August 2020
Washington: A class of drugs that is commonly used to treat patients with hypertension, and heart disease does not increase the risk of developing severe COVID-19 as previously feared, according to a study in mice. Scientists, including those from Northwestern University in the US,...Read more »


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Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are the choice of therapy for post-stroke patients. A large-scale prospective study of 2667 post-stroke hypertensive patients treated with cilnidipine assessed BP control and adverse reactions in the patients... Read more »



How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis

The American National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep per day for adults 18 years of age and older. There has been increasing amount of research into the association between osteoporosis and sleep. Longer sleep duration has been tied to increased risk of osteoporosis.... Read more »


Understanding how skin barrier evolves and reacts during the first few years of life

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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 »

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