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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 130: Triggers of sudden deterioration in COVID patients

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
17th June 2020
949: Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Triggers of sudden deterioration in COVID patients” 13th June, 2020, 11am-12pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal (Chair); Dr AK Agarwal; Dr Girdhar Gyani; Dr Ashok Gupta; Dr DR Rai; Dr JA Jayalal; Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet; Dr PN Arora; Dr N Kamat; Mrs Upasana Arora; Mr Bejon Misra; Ms Meenakshi Datta... 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
17th 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 June 15. 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

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Prevalence of NAFLD and hypercholesterolemia in patients with gallstone disease undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy

17th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Gallstone disease (GSD) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) share common risk factors for their occurrence. Evidence points to a potential association between these lifestyle-induced diseases... Read more »

Derma Update

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Differences are present between childhood-onset and late-onset atopic dermatitis disease

17th June 2020 Dermatology
Globally, atopic eczema is one of the most predominant diseases and a common dermatological disorder. Existing data shows that the occurrence of the disease is still increasing, in children and... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Amid COVID-19, preparations for southern flu season must be a priority

17th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Amidst the ongoing global response to COVID-19, the world cannot lose sight of the significant public health risk influenza poses, which affects every country every year, said World Health Organization (WHO) Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Warns of Potential Drug Interaction That May Reduce Effectiveness of a COVID-19 Treatment Authorized for Emergency Use

17th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned health professionals of a newly discovered potential drug interaction of the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir, which was given emergency use authorization for the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients with severe disease... Read more »
Practice Updates

India's COVID-19 case count crosses 3.32 lakh, death toll rises to 9,520

17th June 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 3.32 lakh mark on Monday with an increase of 11,502 new cases in the last 24 hours. The death toll reached 9,520 with 325 persons succumbing to the virus in the last 24 hours. The increase in cases is only slightly lower than the spike of 11,929 cases reported a day earlier...Read more »

Adherence to BP Meds Linked to Reduced Mortality Risk in the Elderly

17th June 2020 Pharmacists Cardiology
Good adherence to antihypertensive treatment is tied to a significant reduction in mortality risk among the elderly, even for the frailest, suggests new research. Investigators noted that among individuals with good clinical status, high adherence to antihypertensive...Read more »
Practice Updates

Glucose Monitor System Cuts Hospitalizations for DKA

17th June 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pathology & Lab Medicine
Ketoacidosis rates were greatly reduced with initiation of a continuous glucose monitor, reports a French study presented at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) virtual meeting. Among people who started on the FreeStyle Libre system, annual rates of diabetic ketoacidosis decreased...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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

17th 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

Is texting and email checking in OT allowed?

17th June 2020
In operating room, long cases allow anesthesiologists, circulating nurses, as well as perfusionists to access their cell phones. Checking email, sending texts, and surfing the net, can be potential hazards to patients, when personnel need to be focused on patient monitoring. Boredom drives staff to check...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Spring Fever

17th June 2020
Four high school boys afflicted with spring fever skipped morning classes. After lunch, they reported to the teacher that they had a flat tire. Much to their relief she smiled and said, "Well, you missed a test today so take seats apart from one another and take out a piece of paper." Still smiling, she waited ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The nurse is caring for a neonate with congenital clubfoot. The child has a cast to correct the defect. Before discharge, what should the nurse tell the parents?

17th June 2020
a. The cast will be removed in 6 weeks
b. A new cast is needed every 1 to 2 weeks...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Environmental impact on eye health

17th June 2020
Expanding areas of dry land, air pollution and increased exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, all can present potential health hazards to the eyes. The cornea, eyelid, the sclera and the lens, are all exposed directly to the environment. Rising temperatures... Read more »

eSpiritual: The three types of Debts

17th June 2020
Hindu scriptures have talked about three types of Hrin (debts): Dev Hrin, Pitra Hrin and Rishi Hrin. God or the devtas gave us the consciousness, parents gave us our body and teachers gave us the knowledge or intellect. In Vedic language, our body is a mix of mind, body and soul,...Read more »

Inspirational: God's Coffee

17th June 2020
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee...Read more »

Medical Voice

Health centres told to screen patients with symptoms

17th June 2020
GHAZIABAD: After launching a SARI (severe acute respiratory infection) ward at the MMG District Hospital, the district administration on Sunday directed the medical staff deputed at all community health centres (CHCs) and primary health centres (PHCs) to screen patients arriving there for breathing troubles,...Read more »


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