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CMAAO IMA Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 99: IDSA Guidelines on Diagnosis

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
18th May 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
867: Summary of the IDSA guidelines on the diagnosis of COVID-19 (Infectious Diseases Society of America) Recommendation 1 SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid amplification test in symptomatic individuals in the community suspected of having COVID-19, even when the clinical suspicion is low (strong recommendation, very low certainty of evidence)... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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FAACT-Anorexia Cachexia Scale: Cutoff Value for Anorexia Diagnosis in Advanced NSCLC

18th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Lung cancer (LC) is tied to an increased incidence of anorexia, which is known to have a negative impact on the quality-of-life and prognosis... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Declining vaccination rates in the DRC could lead to resurgence in deadly diseases

18th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
The decline in vaccination rates reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is going to put children at a heightened risk of contracting deadly diseases such as polio, measles and yellow fever, cautioned the UNICEF... Read more »
Practice Updates

Focused action in new normal COVID-19 world should be guided by local epidemiology

18th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
SEAR/PR/1732: As COVID-19 cases continue to rise and countries in WHO South-East Asia Region begin easing lockdowns in a phased manner, WHO said that careful assessment of local epidemiology should guide future actions... Read more »
Practice Updates

MoHFW advisory for managing healthcare workers in hospitals

18th May 2020Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has issued guidelines on measures to be adopted by healthcare workers deployed in both the COVID as well as non-COVID areas of hospitals. The ministry has asked healthcare facilities to activate their Hospital Infection Control Committee (HICC),...Read more »

Fearing second wave, Wuhan fortifies coronavirus tests

18th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Authorities in Wuhan have tested more than 3 million residents for the novel coronavirus in April and May and aim to test all of the rest, as the city fears a second wave of infections. Priority will be given to residents who have not undergone a test before, and people living in residential...Read more »
Practice Updates

Dual Maintenance in BRCA-Mutant Ovarian Cancer

18th May 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Combination maintenance therapy with bevacizumab and olaparib in newly diagnosed, advanced BRCA-associated ovarian cancer appeared to be superior to olaparib alone in a population-adjusted comparison of two phase III trials. After adjustment for baseline differences in BRCA-mutant patients in the SOLO-1 and PAOLA-1 trials,...Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Issues Alert on Accuracy of Abbott ID NOW Rapid Test for COVID-19

18th May 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Preliminary data suggest that Abbott Labs' ID NOW rapid test for COVID-19, currently under use to screen White House staff, may yield false negative results, said the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in an alert on Thursday. The FDA has received 15 adverse event reports about the test,...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Efficacy and safety of microfocused ultrasound in moderate to severe atrophic acne scars

18th May 2020 Dermatology
The study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of microfocused ultrasound with visualization (MFU-V) in treating moderate to severe atrophic acne scars. Healthy participants (N=20) who were in search of correction... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What are the different types of euthanasia?

18th May 2020
The landmark judgment titled as “Common Cause versus Union of India, 2018 (5) SCC 1 passed by the Hon’ble Constitution Bench of 4 Judges of the Supreme Court of India, has discussed about various types of euthanasia, which are: In common parlance, euthanasia can be of three types, namely,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

What if I have a bath

18th May 2020
Mum: If you wash your face, Sammy, you can have one slice of chocolate cake. But if you wash your neck, too, you can have two slices.
Sammy: What if I have a bath?..Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The main enzyme responsible for activation of xenobiotics is:

18th May 2020
1. Cytochrome P-450
2.Glutathione S-transferase.
3. NADPH cytochrome P-450-reductase...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Do not replace saturated fat with refined carbohydrates

18th May 2020
It would be wrong to say eat less fat. The actual message should be eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. While advocating low-fat diets, it is easier for patients to understand the advice if given in terms of foods, for instance, "Eat more fresh fruit", rather than nutrients, or "Reduce your intake of fat to less... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescription: Yoga Nidra

18th May 2020
Many people in the East and the West are attracted to yogic practices, for they think they can find a solution to every problem therein, be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Hence, much importance is attached to relaxation techniques that one thinks might help a person in easing the...Read more »

Inspirational: Sand and Stone

18th May 2020
It’s a story of two friends who were walking through the desert. In a specific point of the journey, they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one, who got slapped, was hurt, but without anything to say, he wrote in the sand: "Today, my best friend slapped me in the face"...Read more »


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Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

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