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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 57

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
17th April 2020
Can BCG flatten the curve
A report titled "Mandated Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination predicts flattened curves for the spread of COVID-19" analyzes daily reports of COVID-19 cases and related deaths in over 50 countries.... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 56

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
17th April 2020
How many healthcare workers have been affected in USA: At least 9,282 healthcare workers have contracted the coronavirus in the United States in a two-month period that has resulted in 27 deaths, according to a report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

The changing epidemiology of liver diseases in the Asia-Pacific region.

17th April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
A recent review published in the Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology presented current epidemiological trends of the most common liver diseases in Asia-Pacific countries:... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Relaxing lockdowns without improving care could lead to new COVID spike, says WHO

17th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
As some European countries begin to relax lockdown measures after weeks of confinement to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a potential second wave of COVID-19 infections... Read more »
Practice Updates

Man on ventilator given plasma therapy; responding, say doctors

17th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: A man in his 50s who developed severe symptoms after being diagnosed COVID-19-positive has been administered the convalescent plasma therapy at a private hospital in Delhi. This could possibly be the first case of clinical... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19. How safe is PVP-I?

17th April 2020 Public Health Pathology & Lab Medicine
PVP-I is well-tolerated when compared with other gargled antiseptic agents commonly used. Clinical trials have shown that nasal inhalation and gargling with PVP-I can reduce the incidence of nosocomial pneumonia by reducing pharyngeal bacterial colonisation...Read more »

Coronavirus hospitalizations in New York decrease for second day

17th April 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Hospitalizations for the novel coronavirus declined for a second day in New York, pointing that the worst-hit U.S. state is gaining some control over the outbreak, said Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo shared an outline of his plan to reopen New York’s closed economy,...Read more »

FDA Approves First Therapy for Low-Grade Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer

17th April 2020 PharmacistsPathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to Jelmyto (mitomycin gel), the first therapy to treat low-grade upper tract urothelial cancer (UTUC). Urothelial cancer is a cancer of the lining of the urinary system. Jelmyto is an alkylating drug that inhibits the transcription of DNA into RNA,...Read more »

Interim Guidance for CPR in Patients with COVID-19

17th April 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The American Heart Association (AHA), in association with seven other medical societies, has issued interim guidance to inform treatment of victims of cardiac arrest with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The guidance focuses on reducing provider exposure,...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Should difference of opinion after consultation be conveyed to the patient?

17th April 2020
Regulation 3.4 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations “Statement to Patient after Consultation” has clarified this as below: “3.4.1 All statements to the patient or his representatives should take place in the presence of the consulting physicians,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Seen on a famous beauty parlor in bombay

17th April 2020
Don’t whistle at the girl going out from here. She may be your grandmother!...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The estimated median incubation period for H1N1 flu is:

17th April 2020
1. 1.5 to 3 days
2. 3-7 days
3. 7-10 days...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Cough Hygiene

17th April 2020
• When you cough or sneeze, you tend to expel out respiratory waste, which can be droplets (larger than 5 micron) or airborne droplets less than 5 micron; both have different clinical implications... Read more »

eSpiritual: Am I a spiritual seeker?

17th April 2020
Every one cannot be a spiritual seeker. In fact, majority is not interested in seeking spiritual knowledge and they keep themselves busy in the worldly desires. To become a good seeker, one needs to acquire many qualities. In Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna, in a state of disturbed mind,...Read more »

Inspirational Story: Emotional management

17th April 2020
When someone is doing something or is about to do something, in a way we don’t want it to be done and when we are not able to accept it, we become angry. However, when someone is doing something or is about to do something, in a way we don’t want it to be done...Read more »

Medical Voice

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Corona: Govt targets 40,000 tests per day, to rope in more labs

NEW DELHI: The government plans to ramp up testing capacity to 40,000 tests per day by the end of April, say high level sources. As of Tuesday, ICMR said at the daily briefing that they are conducting 21,000 tests per day. The empowered testing committee of the government led by CK Mishra,...Read more »  


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice...Read more »  
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How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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Emblica officinalis and Cissus quadrangularis prevent against bone loss in osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone degenerating disorder marked by decreased bone strength. While hormone replacement therapy is often resorted to for the treatment of osteoporosis, it is associated with serious side effects... Read more »


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

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »


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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