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CMAAO IMA Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 97

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
16th May 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
New facts : 842: Most children hospitalized for COVID-19 had pre-existing conditions, with around 40% who needed invasive mechanical ventilation (study of U.S. and Canadian PICUs) 843: Gastrointestinal symptoms affected 26% of hospital employees hospitalized with presumptive COVID-19 infection, suggested the results of a study from Wuhan,... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 15th May: Living with COVID 1.0: End Fear Pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
16th May 2020
212 Countries affected, Crosses 4.52 M, Nearly 95K cases and 5K deaths per day
Minimum Likely Deaths 309906, Deaths Crosse 300,000 and total number to cross 5 M by 21st May Wuhan is re-testing 11M people; South Korea has 100 new cases linked to night club; Singapore, Germany R0>1; New cases in Hong Kong... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Cause of anorexia and proportion of its recovery in older adults without underlying disease

16th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Determining whether or not end-of-life care is necessary for frail older adults with anorexia without underlying disease is often difficult. A study was conducted to ascertain the cause of anorexia,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

People living longer and healthier lives but COVID-19 threatens to throw progress off track

16th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to significant loss of life and is threatening the recent advances in health and progress towards global development goals that have been highlighted in the 2020 World Health Statistics... Read more »
Practice Updates

UN leads call to protect most vulnerable from mental health crisis during and after COVID-19

16th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed decades of neglect and underinvestment in addressing the mental health needs of people, said the UN, as it called for commitments from countries in the way they treat psychological illness,... Read more »
Practice Updates

U.S. gives doctors guidance on how to identify rare COVID-linked syndrome in children

16th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidance to doctors on how to recognize and report cases of a rare, life-threatening syndrome in children associated with the new coronavirus...Read more »

Guidelines for RT-PCR based pool sampling of migrants, returnees from abroad

16th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: The government has decided on using one time RT-PCR based pooled sampling for COVID-19 screening among migrant workers and people returning from abroad kept in quarantine facilities. The same technique would also be...Read more »
Practice Updates

Modify Risk Factors to Manage ICU Delirium in Patients with COVID-19

16th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
COVID-19 patients treated in intensive care units have a heightened risk of delirium. A bedside risk management strategy that is based on modifiable risk factors can help prevent lasting effects on cognition, suggests an article published in Critical Care. Investigators stated that several factors can contribute...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

The relation between colorectal cancer risk and atopic dermatitis

16th May 2020 Dermatology
The most common chronic inflammatory skin disease is atopic dermatitis (AD), which has a significant effect on quality of life. Atopic allergic conditions (AACs) such as AD, asthma, hay fever, and food allergies have been surveyed in association ... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is the punishment for issuing a false certificate?

16th May 2020
IPC 197: Issuing or Signing False Certificate: Whoever issues or signs any certificate required by law to be given or signed, or relating to any fact of which such certificate is by law admissible in evidence, knowing or believing that such certificate is false in any material point,...Read more »

eMedi Humor


16th May 2020
One day a girl came home crying to her mom. The mom asked what was wrong.
The girl responded, "I’m not a creation, God made men first! I’m nothing!"
Then the mom said, "Oh baby that’s not true,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 40-year-old male had undergone splenectomy 20 years ago. Peripheral blood smear examination would show the presence of:

16th May 2020
1. Dohle bodies
2. Hypersegmented neutrophils...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Even the elderly should exercise

16th May 2020
Research has found that older runners live longer and suffer fewer disabilities than healthy non-runners. This observation applies to a variety of aerobic exercises, including walking. A study by authors, from Stanford University School of Medicine,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Search for happiness in the present moment

16th May 2020
Happiness should not be considered as being synonymous with pleasure. Pleasure is transient and is always associated with pain later on. Any transient addiction to any of the five senses will either lead to pleasure or pain. Pleasure leads to attachment resulting in more intense and greater desires,...Read more »

Inspirational: Monetary Reminder

16th May 2020
Imagine there is a bank, which credits your account each morning with £86,400, carries over no balance from day to day, allow you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day...Read more »

Medical Voice

India to test four drugs for Covid-19 as part of the WHO solidarity trial

16th May 2020
MUMBAI: India will start clinical trials on the effectiveness of four anti viral drugs against Covid-19 as part of the World Health Organization solidarity trial, under a fast tracked study, a move that offers hope for a possible cure for the disease. On Wednesday the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) announced...Read more »


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Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

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Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »

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