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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Understanding Masking

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
17th September 2020
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1083: Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Considerations for Wearing Face Masks in Pandemic era in different situations” 12th September, 2020, 11am-12pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr AK Agarwal, Dr Suneela Garg, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr JA Jayalal, Dr KK Kalra, Dr AM Kochhar, Dr Atul Pandya, Dr Anoop Mohta, Dr DR Rai, Dr Anil Kumar, Mrs Upasana Arora, Dr Pragati Sawhney, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma. Key points from the discussion
• When virus enters the cell (naso oropharyngeal), different scenarios can result. • One, it is taken up and is killed by the macrophages. No antibodies are formed, the patient remains asymptomatic. ... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 16th September: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
17th September 2020
Multispeciality
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 29th, 11M July 4, 12M July 8, 13M July 13, 14M July 17, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16, 22M August 19, 23M August 21, 24M August 27, 25M August 30, 26M September 3, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Coronavirus Cases: 29,715,706, Deaths: 938,425, Recovered: 21,529,478... Read more »
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Two dimensional shear wave elastography technique and transient elastography: Useful diagnostic tools for liver fibrosis in children

17th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Childhood obesity is growing as a real health problem worldwide, and the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that over 40 million children are either overweight or obese. It has been observed that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most frequently encountered chronic condition in developed countries... Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

17th September 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
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Zinc Update

Clinical aspects of zinc in wound healing

17th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is a very important trace element in the human body and its significance in health and disease is appreciated worldwide. It also assists as a cofactor in several transcription factors and enzyme systems that includes zinc-dependent matrix metalloproteinases augmenting auto-debridement and keratinocyte migration in wound repair... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Today is World Patient Safety Day

17th September 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
While no one should be harmed in healthcare, thousands of patients globally still suffer avoidable harm, or face a risk of injury, while receiving healthcare every day. The very first World Patient Safety Day was observed on September 17, 2019. This day calls for global solidarity and coordinated... Read more »
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Practice Updates

Scientists predict COVID-19 will become a seasonal virus, but not yet

17th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A new review suggests that COVID-19 will likely become seasonal in countries with temperate climates, but only after herd immunity is achieved. Until then, COVID-19 will continue to circulate across the seasons. The findings, published in Frontiers in Public Health,... Read more »

COVID-19 cases cross 5m mark in India, last million in 11 days

17th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: India has become the second country in the world, after the US, to report 5 million COVID-19 cases. The last 1 million were added in a record time of 11 days. India reached the grim milestone on Tuesday, when more than 90,000 new infections were reported. The deaths from COVID-19 rose by 1,275,...Read more »
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COVID-19 Risk 10 Times Higher for Opioid Abusers

17th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Substance use disorders (SUD), especially opioid use disorder (OUD), were found to considerably increase the risk for COVID-19, suggested an analysis of electronic health records (EHR). Among more than 73 million patients, the risk of COVID-19 was greater among patients diagnosed with...Read more »
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More Dairy Consumption Decreases Risk of Falls, Fractures in Frail Elderly

17th September 2020Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
Consuming more milk, cheese, or yogurt might represent a simple, low-cost means to enhance bone health and prevent some falls and fractures in older people living in long-term care facilities, suggests a new randomized study presented at the virtual American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2020 annual meeting.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it necessary for the doctor to mention his/her Registration Number issued to him/her by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the prescription made by him/her to his/her patient?

17th September 2020
Yes, the doctor should mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the prescription made by him to his patients. It is mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by ...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

Murphy's Laws for Humor

17th September 2020
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you ever tried...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

In a patient with a tumor in superior mediastinum compressing the superior vena cava, all the following veins would serve as alternate pathways for the blood to return to the right atrium, except:

17th September 2020
1. Lateral thoracic vein.
2. Internal thoracic vein.
3. Hemiazygos vein...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: All diabetics must get an eye check-up done

17th September 2020
The vast majority of diabetes patients who develop diabetic retinopathy (eye involvement) have no symptoms until the very late stages (by which time it may be too late for effective treatment). Since the rate of progression may be rapid, therapy can be beneficial for both symptom amelioration as well... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Three great sentences of importance apart from mahavakyas

17th September 2020
Brahma Satyam Jagan Mithya Jivo Brahmaiva Na Aparah. Brahman only exists truly, the world is false, and the individual soul is Brahman only and no other.
Ekam Evadvitiyam Brahma. Brahman is one, without a second (There is one absolute reality, without any secondary parts)...Read more »

Inspirational Story: The Three Dolls

17th September 2020
A sage presented a prince with three small dolls. The prince said that he was not a girl and asked the sage why was he giving him dolls. The sage replied that this was a gift for a future king. He asked the prince to look carefully; there was a hole in the ear of each doll. The sage then gave him a piece of string and asked him to pass it through each doll...Read more »

Medical Voice

Lack of regulation an ailment for the Indian diagnostic industry

17th September 2020
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) 70 per cent of clinical decisions are based on a diagnostic report and yet, in India, all it takes to open and run a medical laboratory is a simple shop and establishment act. A largely unregulated environment has left a lot of room for malpractice...Read more »
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Aquatic Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare disorder known to cause progressive loss of motor abilities, for instance walking. Standard treatment for DMD includes physiotherapy. People with DMD are often unable to perform certain activities on the ground... Read more »

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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 »

Dermatology

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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