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World Covid Meter 14th September, Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease Pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
15th September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
Cases: 1M: April 2, 2 M April 15, 3 M: April 27, 4 M May 8; 5 M 20 May, 6 M 30th May, 7 M 7th June, 8M by 15 June, 9 M 22nd June, 10 M 29th June. 11 M 4th July, 16 M, 17 M 29 July, 18 M 1st August 21 .8 M 16 August, 25 M 30th August, 28 M 10 September, 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: 29, 188, 603, Deaths: 928, 325, Recovered: 21,031,679... Read more »
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“Prevention is better than cure”: Protocols for preventing Covid-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
15th September 2020
Prevention, we know, is always better than cure. This age-old adage has stood the test of time and has become all the more relevant now in the current pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It has high transmissibility and has spread rapidly to more than 200 countries. Since December 2019 when it first emerged, around 28 million people worldwide have been infected with the virus.... Read more »
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Effect of perioperative reactive oxygen species in infants with biliary atresia

15th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Biliary atresia (BA), a devastating cholestatic disorder of infants, is characterized by an idiopathic obstruction to the bile flow. It usually presents itself during the first several months after birth. Without early diagnosis, Kasai portoenterostomy, and meticulous follow-ups, the resulting cholestasis causes progressive liver failure.... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

15th September 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc deficiency is common in the paediatric age group

15th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Nowadays, subclinical micronutrient deficiencies are gradually gaining more importance as a public health problem and drawing attention also of the healthcare authorities. Now it is known that to detect and treat people who have deficiency symptoms alone is not enough. It has become more important to detect... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Amid surge in cases, India considers emergency authorization of COVID-19 vaccine

15th September 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
MUMBAI: India is considering giving an emergency authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine, especially for the elderly and people in high-risk workplaces, as the case numbers across the country surged past 4.75 million. India has consistently reported more than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths daily this month... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO Reports Record One-Day Rise in COVID-19 Cases

15th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The World Health Organization reported a record single day surge in global COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with the total number soaring by 307,930 in 24 hours. The biggest increases were reported from India, the United States and Brazil. Deaths increased by 5,537 in a day to take the tally to 917,417... Read more »

Prone position may save severe COVID-19 patients, may damage limb nerves

15th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
A prone position can ease breathing in severely ill COVID-19 patients on ventilators; however, the face-down posture can cause permanent nerve damage in these patients, say experts. Researchers state that the nerve damage occurs as a result of reduced blood flow and inflammation, which non-COVID-19 patients on ventilators in this position rarely experience...Read more »

Kids Can Progress from White Coat Hypertension to True Hypertension

15th September 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
Among adolescents diagnosed with white coat hypertension, many subsequently developed sustained hypertension, suggested new research. Of 101 pediatric patients with white coat hypertension on ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring, 51 continued to have normal BP,...Read more »

Oral Postpartum Depression Drug Beneficial for New Mothers

15th September 2020Internal Medicine Pharmacists
An oral GABA-active agent appeared to reduce symptoms for women with postpartum depression in a phase III trial. Among 151 women with postpartum depression who were at most 6 months' postpartum, those given zuranolone were found to have significantly improved symptoms from baseline compared... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are life-saving machines, devices and equipments like CPAP machine covered under insurance policy?

15th September 2020
Life-saving machines and devices such as pacemaker, CPAP, BiPAP, orthopedic implants, intracardiac valve replacements, vascular stents, relevant laboratory diagnostic tests, X-ray and such similar implants and machines are often prescribed by registered medical practitioners to their patients...Read more »

eMedi Humor


15th September 2020
When a guy’s printing on his printer began to grow faint, he called a local repair shop where a friendly man informed him that the printer probably needed only to be cleaned. Because the store charged $50 for such cleanings, he told him he might be better off reading the printer’s manual and trying the job himself...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 September 2020
1. The sample should be kept at 4° C.
2. The sample should be incubated at 37°C. 3. The sample should be refrigerated deep freezer...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Sodium phosphate enemas should be avoided in the elderly

15th September 2020
Sodium phosphate enemas are used in the treatment of constipation and for preparation for flexible sigmoidoscopy. Sodium phosphate enema use in older adults (mean age 80 years, range 61 to 89 years) is associated with hypotension,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we put on Tilak on the forehead?

15th September 2020
The Tilak signifies auspiciousness and invokes a feeling of respect in the wearer and others. It is recognized as a religious mark. Its form and color vary depending on one’s caste, religious sect or the form of worship of the person in question. Tilak is applied on the forehead with sandal paste, sacred ash or kumkum, a red turmeric powder...Read more »

Inspirational Story: Follow your dream

15th September 2020
Once, there was an eagle’s nest along a large mountainside. It had four large eggs. An earthquake rocked the mountain one day and one of the eggs rolled down, to a chicken farm, located in the valley. The chickens decided that they must protect and care for the eagle’s egg....Read more »

Medical Voice

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 and transverse myelitis

15th September 2020
1.AstraZeneca had voluntarily halted a randomized clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine after a volunteer developed transverse myelitis (NY Times). Phase 1/2, single-blind, randomized controlled trial at five trial sites in the UK of a chimpanzee adenovirus-vectored vaccine (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19)...Read more »


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