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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Around the globe

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
17th July 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
976: Good news: So far, there has been no documented outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S. that can be traced to a dental office, states the American Dental Association. 977: The SARS-CoV-2 IgG assay has been found to have a sensitivity and specificity of 0.976 and 0.988, respectively, when the test is performed at least 14 days after onset of symptoms... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 16th July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
17th July 2020
Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M June 15, 9M June 22, 10M June 29, 11M July 4, 12M July 10. 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 21 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days... Read more »
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Decline in Hepatitis A seroprevalence in Western India

17th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Reduced seroprevalence of Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is tied to improvements in socioeconomic conditions of the community. The National Institute of Virology, Pune has been associated with evaluating the seroprevalence of hepatitis viruses in Pune over the last four decades... Read more »

Derma Update

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New insights in the psychology of chronic itch

6th July 2020 Dermatology
Itch is generally considered as unpleasant and troubling and is often accompanied by impairments in functioning of daily life. Also, the correlated scratching behavior can result in many negative consequences for the patient's emotional well being... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Decline in vaccinations during COVID-19 pandemic, warn WHO and UNICEF

17th July 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization and UNICEF have cautioned that there has been a fall in the number of children receiving life-saving vaccines across the globe. The alarming drop in vaccinations can be attributed to the disturbances in the delivery and uptake of immunization services owing to the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more »
Practice Updates

Study shows improved survival rate for COVID-19 ICU patients

17th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The death rate for COVID-19 patients in intensive care has come down by nearly a third since the onset of the pandemic, partly owing to better hospital care, suggests a review of published studies in the journal Anaesthesia... Read more »
Practice Updates

99 doctors have succumbed to COVID-19, IMA issues 'Red alert'

17th July 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: With data stating that as many as 99 doctors across the nation have succumbed to COVID-19, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has issued a 'red alert' for the safety of medical practitioners and medical administrators who are involved in the efforts to contain the coronavirus...Read more »

Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked with Midlife Cognitive Decline

17th July 2020 Cardiology Psychiatry
New research published online July 15 in Neurology, suggests that cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs), such as hypertension, diabetes, and smoking, are tied to a significantly increased risk for cognitive decline in midlife in a dose-dependent manner...Read more »
Practice Updates

Subcutaneous Nemolizumab Can Relieve Itching in Atopic Dermatitis

17th July 2020Internal Medicine Pharmacists
Addition of subcutaneous nemolizumab to topical treatments for atopic dermatitis (AD) can significantly improve itching, in comparison with placebo, suggests a phase 3 study of 215 patients. The study randomly allocated 143 patients with AD and moderate to severe pruritus...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Efficacy of Combination Therapy with Amlodipine & ARBs in Asian Hypertensive Patients

17th July 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension (HTN) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular mortality across the globe. There are several studies that have compared the safety and efficacy between different antihypertensive classes;... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is a medical accident?

17th July 2020
If something goes wrong when one is undergoing medical treatment, it is called a ‘medical accident’ or ‘adverse event’. If the treatment has not worked or there have been complications, this does not always mean that there has been a mistake, or that someone is to be blamed. In some cases, one has to accept errors...Read more »

eMedi Humor

On Trial

17th July 2020
After a trial had been going on for three days, Finley, the man accused of committing the crimes, stood up and approached the judge’s bench. "Your Honor, I would like to change my plea from ‘innocent’ to ‘guilty’ of the charges."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

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

17th July 2020
c.5...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 5 foods to fight high cholesterol

17th July 2020
1. Oats provide soluble fiber. Adding a banana or some strawberries to the diet can provide more soluble fibers.
2. Nuts: Nuts like almonds, walnuts, peanuts, etc., are good for your heart... Read more »

eSpiritual: The lips of truth shall be recognized forever

17th July 2020
This sutra from Bible has a very deep significance in day to day life. The truth is ever lasting and always ends up in internal happiness and self-realization. And, in the long run, it always gives you happiness and an all-win situation. A lying tongue, on the contrary...Read more »

Inspirational: A new pair of shoes

17th July 2020
When a person got sober, his sponsor told him that he had to be willing to change everything about his life. He wore blue jeans, but switched to slacks. He wore western shirts but switched to T-shirts. However, he could not give up one thing, and that was his cowboy boots...Read more »

Medical Voice

Telangana: RT-PCR not done on those who test antigen negative

17th July 2020
Scientists have demonstrated that two small, stable antibody variants derived from the South American mammals llamas can neutralise the novel coronavirus in lab-cultured cells, an advance which may lead to the development of new therapeutics against COVID-19...Read more »


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Bariatric surgery prevents severe CKD and ESRD

Patients that underwent weight-loss surgery lowered their risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) when compared to conventionally treated patients, according to a study published in International Journal of Obesity... Read more »


Cutaneous barriers and immunity

The skin is the outer most barrier that ensures protection from external harm. The understanding of role of skin has evolved from an inert mechanical barrier to an active organ that can sense alarming signals and mount perfectly adapted defense measures in response to invading pathogens... Read more »


Pre-Operative Multimodal Analgesia Decreases Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Narcotic Use and Pain.

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery aimed to assess the efficiency of multimodal analgesia (MMA) in reducing reliance on opioid medications. This was retrospective review of 560 patients undergoing outpatient... Read more »

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