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CMAAO COVID Guidelines for doctors

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th March 2020
Multispeciality
1. Health care professionals should be flexible in their professional behaviour in face of the significant epidemic.
2. Readiness to work outside the comfort zone of clinical practice in the increasingly likely scenario of widespread community transmission of COVID-19... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

COVID MEDtalks: “Test, test, test”. Test every suspected case

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th March 2020
Multispeciality
Test, test, test. Test every suspected case; if they test positive, isolate them and find out who they have been in contact with two days before they developed symptoms and test those people, too. WHO is calling on nations to carry out more tests for coronavirus as health officials say there has been a rapid escalation of COVID-19 cases... Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

NOVEL COVID Ideas

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th March 2020
Multispeciality
1. Use tissue paper and make a mask if in shortage
2. Take 60% alcohol and add 40% aloe vera gel for making sanitizers
3. Have side to side meeting and not face to face meeting
4. Acquire all hotels under epidemic disease act and make them... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

17th March: CMAAO COVID 19 PANDEMIC

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th March 2020
Multispeciality
India - States 14, Total cases 11 4 (MOH), 129 World Meters, Serious: Zero, Death: 2, Community spread: zero; Super spreader: Zero; Men more than women. ICMR: Testing across 52 labs (ICMR-National Institute of Virology, Pune is the apex laboratory for reconfirmation of any positive samples); additionally, 57 other labs to help sample collection... Read more »

News From All Specialities

FDA allows States to approve own coronavirus tests

18th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
An administration official said that this new policy gives states the option to take responsibility for tests developed and used by laboratories in their states. It is similar to the action granted to the New York state Department of Health by the FDA last week... Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus cases are comparatively lesser in children than adults

18th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
Data from Chinese health officials report that the number of coronavirus cases in children is not the same as in adults. In addition, they told that children are not developing severe symptoms. The theory most likely underlying the notion that the children are getting infected and not getting sick is that they do have some level of immunity... Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

Ibuprofen, a commonly prescribed drug should be used with caution

18th March 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
An experimental study suggested that have an impact on liver health. The changes were different, depending on the gender of the experimental model. In the males’, changes occurred in at least 34 metabolic pathways, including those that help regulate some essential components of health like amino acids, hormones,...Read more »

The first human trial for a vaccine against the coronavirus has begun in US

18th March 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The vaccine is known as mRNA-1273. It was developed by US National Institutes of Health scientists and collaborators at biotechnology company Moderna, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Moderna candidate vaccine carries the genetic information of the spike of coronavirus in a substance called messenger...Read more »

Lactic acid bacteria isolated from a Korean food item activates vitamin D receptor-autophagy signalling pathways

18th March 2020Gastroenterology Pharmacists
According to a study published in the Inflamm Bowel Dis journal, probiotic lactic acid bacteria exerts anti-inflammatory action and induces autophagy. These effects have been reported to depend on the expression of vitamin D receptor... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can drugs be supplied by the registered practitioner to his patient?

18th March 2020
The registered medical practitioner is entitled to supply the drugs to his patients which have been prescribed by him but the same are with certain conditions of exemptions as mentioned in Item No. 5 of the Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945....Read more »

eMedi Humor

You should write more legibly

18th March 2020
As an English professor, my father would often write little notes on student essays. Often he worked late, and as the hours passed, his handwriting deteriorated. One day a student came to him after class with an essay that had been returned....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A recent fitness walk left you breathless, and you’ve been having trouble sleeping. You’ve also been dealing with an upset stomach and occasional dizziness. These could be symptoms of:

18th March 2020
A. Depression.
B. Heart disease...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Managing wounds at home

18th March 2020
• A wound is a disruption of the normal structure and function of the skin.
• Antibiotic therapy is not indicated in all wounds and is reserved only for infected wounds.
• It is important to keep blood sugar under control while managing a wound... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Do we get a human birth each time we die?

18th March 2020
As per Vedic sciences, Hindu philosophy believes in rebirth unless your Sanchit and Prarabdha Karmas are totally exhausted. It also believes in liberation wherein once your past karmas debt is over, you do not take a rebirth...Read more »

Inspirational: If and When

18th March 2020
IF and WHEN were friends. Every week they met and had lunch. Their conversation usually centered on all the things they were going to achieve. They both had many dreams and they loved to talk about them... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Covid-19 cases to be discharged only after 2 negative tests in 24 hours: Govt

The government has issued a discharge policy for Covid-19 cases under which a positive case shall be managed as per protocol and discharged after only two samples test negative within 24 hours and there’s evidence of chest radiographic clearance and viral clearance in respiratory samples...Read more »  

Survey

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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice...Read more »  
Medical voice

How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  

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From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

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 »

Allergy-and-Immunology

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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