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CMAAO IMA Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 98: COVID in Children

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
17th May 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
851: Children — Symptomatic infection in children seems to be relatively uncommon. When it occurs, it is usually mild; however, there have been reports of severe cases.
1. Cui Y, Tian M, Huang D, et al. A 55-Day-Old Female Infant infected with COVID 19: presenting with pneumonia, liver injury, and heart damage. J Infect Dis 2020. .. Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Evaluation of clinical profile of patients with alcoholic liver disease

17th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Alcohol consumption is known to impact both mental and physical function of the body. A recent prospective study conducted at a tertiary care hospital involved 50 patients diagnosed with acute onset alcoholic... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Substantial investment needed to prevent mental health crisis

17th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The need to urgently enhance the investment in services for mental health has been brought to light by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, states a policy brief on COVID-19 and mental health issued by the United Nations. “The impact of the pandemic on people’s mental health... Read more »
Practice Updates

World leaders call for ‘people’s vaccine’, free to all

17th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
UNAIDS has initiated a petition from global leaders requesting that as a successful COVID-19 vaccine is developed, it should be made available to all free of charge. Over 140 world leaders and figures have signed an open letter requesting that the Governments unite... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves First Drug for Fourth-Line Treatment of Advanced Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

17th May 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to ripretinib as the first new drug approved as a fourth-line treatment for advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). The drug is indicated for adults who have been administered three or more kinase...Read more »

India reports 3,500+ cases, surpasses China

17th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
India came to the 11th position among countries with the highest number of reported COVID-19 cases, overtaking China’s count on Friday. The new infections nationwide were higher than 3,500 for the sixth straight day. A total of 3,787 new cases were reported, taking India’s...Read more »
Practice Updates

Stent Type not Important in TWILIGHT Trial

17th May 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
High-risk patients had a consistent benefit of ticagrelor monotherapy following stenting, regardless of the type of drug-eluting stent (DES) used, revealed a prespecified analysis of the TWILIGHT trial. Compared to those receiving ticagrelor plus aspirin,...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Effectiveness of isotretinoin and antihistamine compared with isotretinoin alone in moderate to severe acne

17th May 2020 Dermatology
Acne vulgaris is most commonly seen in young adolescents. It has a significant effect on physical and psychological health of these young boys and girls. Isotretinoin has been considered the most effective drug available for acne treatment... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Some patients ask for a bill for the drugs supplied by the registered medical practitioner. Should they be given a bill?

17th May 2020
According to Clause 3.7.1 of the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, a physician shall clearly display his fees and other charges on the board of his chamber and/or the hospitals he is visiting....Read more »

eMedi Humor

Bank name

17th May 2020
Mother decided that 10-year-old Cathy should get something 'practical' for her birthday. "Suppose we open a savings account for you?" mother suggested. Cathy was delighted. "It's your account, darling," mother said as they arrived at the bank, "so you fill out the application." Cathy was doing fine until she came to the space for...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is not a good approach to managing stress?

17th May 2020
A. Talking directly to the person who is causing the stress.
B. Giving yourself a treat, like comfort food or a cocktail.
C. Accepting that there are things beyond your control...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Bystander CPR better when more people help

17th May 2020
Patients experiencing a cardiac arrest are more likely to receive good quality bystander-initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation if several people assist. Among cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, CPR quality has been linked with multiple rescuers initiating bystander CPR,... Read more »

eSpiritual: The very purpose of life is to face sufferings

17th May 2020
According to Hinduism, the fact that we are born means that in our last life, we did not get liberation or Moksha. It also means that some sufferings in our last birth still remained. Therefore, the purpose of this birth is to face those sufferings. When the purpose of our life is to face sufferings,...Read more »

Inspirational: Reaction vs Response

17th May 2020
Suddenly, a cockroach flew from somewhere and sat on her. I wondered if this was the cockroach’s response to all the glory that was spoken about it! She started screaming out of fear. With panic stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach...Read more »

Medical Voice

Simpler methods of saliva test being employed for coronavirus testing

17th May 2020
Washington D.C: Several simpler methods apart from nasopharyngeal swab technique are being used to conduct coronavirus testing that may help flatten the transmission curve in order to prevent a sharp spike in cases. One such test is at-Home COVID-19 Saliva Test which is simpler as well as for those who may not be able to go to...Read more »


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