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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 60: Off Label Policy

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th April 2020
Off label use of Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin in COVID-19
A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court that seeks directions to the government to introduce necessary changes in the treatment guidelines for seriously ill COVID-19 patients, who are being given a combination of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine and antibiotic azithromycin, claiming that they have serious side effects... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 59: AC Special

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th April 2020
With inputs from Mr Ashish Rakheja (AEON Integrated Building Design Consultants) and Dr K K Kalra (former CEO NABH)
Why we are talking about AC as a concern: From January 26 to February 10, 2020, an outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus disease in an air-conditioned restaurant in Guangzhou, China, involved 3 family clusters. The airflow direction was consistent with droplet transmission. In order to prevent the spread of the virus in restaurants,... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Asia-Pacific Working Party – NAFLD guidelines 2017: Prevalence in children and adolescents

18th April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
According to the Asia-Pacific Working Party, the prevalence of NAFLD in children and adolescents widely differs, based on epidemiologic studies. Assessment of liver ultrasonography... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO polio surveillance team, other field staff to join COVID-19 fight

18th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
SEAR/PR/1729: New Delhi – Drawing on the best practices and resources that made India win the war against polio, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and World Health Organization have introduced a systematic engagement of WHO’s national polio surveillance network,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Recovery rate of patients at 12.02% exceeds fatality rate of 3.3%, says Health Minister

18th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in India, at 12.02%, far exceeds the fatality rate of 3.3%, stated the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare statistics. Joint secretary (health) Lav Agarwal said, “This is the result of containment protocols being followed on the ground and rigorous testing.”... Read more »
Practice Updates

Povidone-iodine in COVID-19

18th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
As of now, there are no standard treatments for COVID-19, hence it is important to avoid or further spreading of the infection. For healthcare workers, personal protective equipment should be put on and taken off properly while caring a probable or confirmed patients...Read more »

FDA approves synthetic swabs for coronavirus testing

18th April 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration stated on Thursday that spun synthetic swabs could be used for coronavirus testing by collecting a sample from the front of the nose. Such testing would allow self-collection by patients, thus limiting exposure of healthcare providers. U.S. Cotton,...Read more »

Obesity Linked to Severe COVID-19, Particularly in the Under 60s

18th April 2020 PharmacistsPathology & Lab Medicine
It is increasingly being observed that obesity is a major risk factor for severe COVID-19 disease, especially among younger patients. Recent data from New York has suggested that among those under 60, obesity was twice as likely to result in hospitalization for COVID-19...Read more »

Checkpoint Combo Better than Single Agent in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

18th April 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Dual immune-checkpoint inhibition increased the response rate almost three-fold in patients with advanced ovarian cancer in comparison with a single agent, suggested a small randomized trial. The overall response rate increased from...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

If the doctor waives off his fees, will he still be held liable for medical negligence?

18th April 2020
Waiving off fee does not take away the responsibility of the doctor. If the doctor has not charged his fees but has committed medical negligence or does not treat his patient properly, then also the doctor shall be liable to pay compensation to the patient and/or patient’s relatives for the same...Read more »

eMedi Humor


18th April 2020
A guy approached a beautiful looking woman in a mall and asked, "You know, I’ve lost my wife here in the mall. Can you talk to me for a couple of minutes?"
"Why?" she asks...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 2-month-old baby with acute icteric viral hepatitis like illness slips into encephalopathy after 48 hours. The mother is a known hepatitis B carrier. Mother's hepatitis B virus serological profile is most likely to be:

18th April 2020
1. HBsAg positive only.
2. HbsAg and HBeAg positive...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Clinicians should aggressively treat unhealthy lifestyles

18th April 2020
Unhealthy behaviors should be managed as aggressively as hypertension, high cholesterol, and other heart disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association policy statement published in the journal Circulation... Read more »

eSpiritual:Why do We Burn Camphor in Any Pooja?

18th April 2020
No Aarti is performed without camphor. Camphor, when lit, burns itself out completely without leaving a trace. Camphor represents our inherent tendencies or vasanas. When lit by the fire of knowledge about the self, the vasanas burn themselves out completely, not leaving a trace of ego...Read more »

Inspirational: Hitting Unseen Target

18th April 2020
Yogi Raman, a true master of the art of archery, one morning, invited his favorite disciple to watch a display of his skill. Although the disciple had seen this several times before, yet he obeyed his teacher. They went into the woods and as they reached a magnificent oak tree, Yogi Raman took a flower and placed it on one of the branches...Read more »

Medical Voice

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32 more testing labs can come up with AIIMS as mentor

Nagpur: Many ministers and political bigwigs in Maharashtra have announced that Covid-19 testing laboratories will be established in their constituencies. Some have also sanctioned funds for them. But mere announcements and funds would not be enough for labs to start...Read more »  


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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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 »


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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