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Need of the Hour

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO & Past National President IMA
17th August 2020
Reproduced from: India Legal, https://www.indialegallive.com/cover-story-articles/focus/need-of-the-hour, August 8, 2020.
In order to better understand the coronavirus, ICMR has mooted a proposal for a Covid-19 registry. This powerful tool will analyse data of all Covid-19 patients in hospitals and should include those being home-managed. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in collaboration with the health ministry and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences has plans to create a rigorous database of Covid-19 patients who are admitted in hospitals across the country... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Surge

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
17th August 2020
1050: Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Will COVID-19 surge come back again?”, 8th August, 2020, 11am-12noon. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Prof Mahesh Verma, Dr Suneela Garg, Dr Narottam Puri, Dr Alex Thomas, Dr Atul Kochhar, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr JA Jayalal, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr Anil Kumar, Mrs Upasana Arora, Dr KK Kalra, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma... Read more »
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Serum transferrin predicts mortality in severe alcoholic hepatitis

17th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Atkinson and colleagues conducted a study recently to ascertain the prognostic ability of iron parameters in severe alcoholic hepatitis (sAH). Investigators assessed the levels of serum ferritin, iron, transferrin, transferrin saturation, soluble transferrin receptor, nontransferrin-bound iron,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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CCB and ARB combination can prevent CV events in elderly high-risk hypertensive patients with CKD

17th August 2020 Hypertension
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is displayed by decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Globally, CKD is a public health disorder and a higher incidence can be seen in the older population. Evidence shows that... Read more »
Zinc Update

Oral zinc might be a prophylactic treatment for people at risk for COVID-19

17th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The novel coronavirus disease of 2019, also known as COVID-19, is caused by a severe respiratory syndrome virus (SARS-CoV-2 virus) in humans. There are limited research findings regarding the antiviral effects of zinc. Initially,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

U.S. set to make coronavirus strain for human challenge trials

17th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
U.S. government scientists have initiated efforts for manufacturing a strain of the novel coronavirus for use in human challenge trials of vaccines, wherein healthy volunteers will be given the vaccination and deliberately infected with the virus... Read more »

WHO in talks with Russia for more vaccine information

17th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
GENEVA: A senior expert of the World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that it is currently in conversation with Russia to obtain additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine that Russia will soon start production for... Read more »
Practice Updates

Success with HAE Tx in Severe COVID-19

17th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Hospitalized COVID-19 patients administered icatibant, the bradykinin inhibitor used for hereditary angioedema (HAE), appeared to have lesser need for oxygen supplementation compared to controls in a small retrospective study from the Netherlands...Read more »
Practice Updates

Low Secondary COVID-19 Transmission Risk in Most Settings

17th August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
According to new research published online August 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the risk of secondary transmission was found to be less than 4% overall among close contacts of people diagnosed with COVID-19 and differed by settings and disease severity.... Read more »

COVID-19 Damage in Olfactory System

17th August 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
A report from Italy has revealed that SARS-CoV-2 particles and associated inflammation were noted in the olfactory nervous system of patients with severe COVID-19. Minimally invasive autopsy with nasal endoscopic dissection exhibited viral particles and CD163-positive microglial cells in the olfactory complex of two COVID patients,...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

Remarkable efficacy of CPA/EE in hirsutism...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

What action can be taken if patient threatens filing an FIR?

17th August 2020
Threatening any person, i.e., criminal intimidation is a criminal offence under Section 503 of Indian Penal Code and the same is punishable under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code. If any person threatens the doctor, then the doctor can lodge...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Medical Definitions

17th August 2020
A traffic slogan: Don’t let your kids drive if they are not old enough – or else they never will be..Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following may cause your hair to fall out by the fistful?

17th August 2020
A. A medical condition like lupus, a thyroid disorder, or a recent high fever or case of the flu.
B. A fungal infection on the scalp.
C. Hormonal shifts caused by pregnancy, changes in birth-control-pill use, or menopause...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Normal Aging Changes

17th August 2020
Heart rate shows less variability. There is altered circadian pattern (24–hour cycle of the body).
There is a delayed response of bone marrow to loss of blood or hypoxia (reduced oxygen).
The function of the white blood cells is impaired.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Are We Honest?

17th August 2020
Most of us are relatively honest. If I introspect myself, I consider myself as an honest doctor but when I go deep into introspection, I see that I am only relatively honest. I have given money to the TTE to get a reservation in a train, buy a cinema ticket in black,...Read more »

Inspirational: The Three Races

17th August 2020
Once, there was a young athletic boy hungry for success. For him, winning was everything. One day, he was preparing himself for a running competition in his native village. He had to compete with two other young boys. A large crowd had gathered to witness the sporting spectacle...Read more »


Medical voice

Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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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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Blood pressure control with cilnidipine treatment in Japanese post-stroke hypertensive patients

Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are the choice of therapy for post-stroke patients. A large-scale prospective study of 2667 post-stroke hypertensive patients treated with cilnidipine assessed BP control and adverse reactions in the patients... Read more »



How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis

The American National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep per day for adults 18 years of age and older. There has been increasing amount of research into the association between osteoporosis and sleep. Longer sleep duration has been tied to increased risk of osteoporosis.... Read more »


Understanding how skin barrier evolves and reacts during the first few years of life

The structure of the stratum corneum (SC) and corresponding skin barrier develops from before birth up to about 4 years of age. Understanding the evolution of skin barrier structure during the first few years of life is the first step to developing solutions for improved infant skin health... Read more »


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 »

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