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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 129: What is my risk

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
16th June 2020
948: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Am I at risk?” 13th June, 2020, Saturday; 9.30am-10.30am. Participants Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal; President CMAAO, Dr Rajan Sharma, National President, IMA; Dr N Gnanabaskaran, President Malaysian Medical Association; Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan; Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong; Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhary, Bangladesh Dr Prakash Budhathoky, Nepal... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 15th June - 213 Countries affected: 8 Million today, Doubling rate 8 days

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
16th June 2020
Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M by 15 June. 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 17 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Fetuin-A and Fetuin-B in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

16th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The extent to which fetuin-A and fetuin-B affect non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) still needs to be understood. The current study attempted to synthesize previous findings and arrive at a reliable estimation of... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Childhood asthma and allergies can influence hazardous occupational exposures in early adulthood

16th June 2020 Dermatology
Approximately, 15% of adult-onset asthma could be attributed to occupational exposures. Occupational exposures might also cause worsening or acute exacerbations of pre-existing asthma,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Dozens of coronavirus cases emerge from a Beijing food market

16th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Following weeks of almost no report of new coronavirus infections, Beijing has recorded dozens of new cases over the past few days. All the cases have been traced to a major wholesale food market, and have raised concerns about a resurgence of the disease. An infection was reported on June 12 in the city,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Consolidated COVID-19 testing recommendations: CDC

16th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released consolidated recommendations for COVID-19 testing, including interim guidelines for nursing home residents and healthcare personnel. The recommendations also include testing strategies for high-density critical infrastructure... Read more »
Practice Updates

Up to 45% of coronavirus infections may be asymptomatic, says study

16th June 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A review of studies has suggested that as much as 45% of people infected by the novel coronavirus never show symptoms of the disease, and that the virus may silently damage the bodies of these asymptotic individuals. Investigators analyzed public datasets on asymptomatic infections of SARS-CoV-2...Read more »

SGLT2 Inhibitors vs. GLP-1 Agonists for Diabetes in Real-World Study

16th June 2020 Pharmacists Cardiology
Drug adherence, healthcare use, medical costs, and heart failure rates were found to be better among patients with type 2 diabetes who were newly prescribed a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor compared to a glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist in a real-world, observational study...Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19: Higher Depression, Anxiety Risk among Pregnant Women

16th June 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Women pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic have double the odds of meeting the criteria for major depressive disorder or anxiety disorder compared to their pre-COVID counterparts, suggests a recent study conducted in Quebec, Canada. Overall, 496 women filled out a mental health survey...Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

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

16th 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 a doctor be held liable for not rendering a service or facility, which is not available in the hospital?

16th June 2020
The doctor cannot be held liable for not rendering a facility, which was not available in the hospital. If the hospital knowingly fails to provide some amenities that are fundamental for the patients, then it would certainly amount to medical malpractice;...Read more »

eMedi Humor


16th June 2020
A guy is walking up to a doctor’s office when a nun comes running out screaming and crying.
The guy walks in and says, "Doc, what’s with the nun?"
The doctor says, "Oh, I just told her she’s pregnant."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Epidermodysplasia verruciformis is caused by which of the following HPV serotypes:

16th June 2020
c.5...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: How to cut back on added sugar

16th June 2020
Many of the so-called healthy foods that people eat, such as energy bars, fruit, and flavored yogurt, contain sugar. Start with reading labels carefully and opting for products that are lower in sugar. The American Heart Association recommends keeping calories from added sugars to below... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Main Principle of Knowing the Truth

16th June 2020
The main figure in the Upanishads is sage Yajnavalkya, known as one of the greatest philosophers. Most of the great teachings of later Hindu or Buddhist philosophy are derived from him. He taught the great doctrine of neti-neti – this means that truth can be found only by the negation of all thoughts about it...Read more »

Inspirational Story: The Cookie Thief

16th June 2020
A woman was waiting at an airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop. She was engrossed in her book but happened to see that the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid-19: A cure still elusive, but science may find a way

16th June 2020
Countries are emerging from lockdowns even as the fear of a second wave of Covid-19 continues with new spikes seen in China and South Korea. India, too, continues to see new cases and is one of the few countries to witness a rise after substantially relaxing lockdown restrictions. Scientists at drug...Read more »


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