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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Acute Kidney Injury

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
18th June 2020
950: Update on COVID-19. IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “Acute kidney injury in COVID-19” 13th June, 2020, 4-5pm
Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr RV Asokan, Secretary General IMA; Dr Ramesh K Dutta; Dr Jayakrishnan Alapat; Dr Uday Kakroo; Dr K Kalra; Mr Vivek Kumar; Mr Anil Ahuja; Mr Saurabh Aggarwal; Mr Dheeraj Kumar; Mr Sanjeev Khanna; Ms Ira Gupta; Ms Vandana Rawat; Dr Sanchita Sharma... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 17th June - 213 Countries affected; Crosses 8 Million, Doubling Rate 8 days

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th June 2020
Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8; 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M by June 15. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Doubling time India 17 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days,... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Natural History of NAFLD: A Study with Paired Liver Biopsies

18th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
A study looked into the rate of progression to NASH and advanced fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and also determined the factors associated with progression. Thirty six patients with NAFLD were subjected to histological assessment... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Atopic Dermatitis can increase the burden of depression and psychological distress in adults

18th June 2020 Dermatology
Anxiety and depression, along with its symptoms, can add to the overall existing burden of atopic dermatitis (AD). Yet, the burden of mental health symptoms and psychological suffering in AD... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Preliminary results on dexamethasone in treating critically ill COVID-19 patients

18th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed the initial clinical trial results showing that dexamethasone can be a lifesaving option for patients critically ill with COVID-19. For patients on ventilators, treatment with dexamethasone was found to reduce mortality by about one third, and for patients requiring only oxygen,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Pneumonia vaccine price drop for lower-income countries

18th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Lower-income countries across the globe will now have access to life-saving pneumococcal conjugate vaccines for US$ 2 per dose. This was made possible by a new supply agreement between UNICEF, Gavi’s procurement partner, and the Serum Institute of India (SII)... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves First Treatment for Adult Onset Still’s Disease

18th June 2020 PharmacistsPathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for canakinumab injection for the treatment of Active Still’s disease, including Adult-Onset Still’s Disease (AOSD). The drug was previously approved for Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA) in patients aged 2 years and older...Read more »

Dapagliflozin Slows T2D Onset in Heart Failure Patients

18th June 2020 Pharmacists Cardiology
Treatment of patients with heart failure but without diabetes with dapagliflozin led to a reduction in the relative incidence of new-onset diabetes over a median follow-up of 18 months in a prespecified analysis from the DAPA-HF trial that included 2,605 heart failure patients without diabetes at baseline...Read more »
Practice Updates

Face Mask Type Matters When Sterilizing, says Study

18th June 2020 Dermatology Pathology & Lab Medicine
When sterilizing face masks, the type of face mask and the method of sterilization affect filtration efficiency, suggests new research. The greatest reduction in filtration efficiency post sterilization was found in surgical face masks...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Single-Pill Combination Therapy: Impact on Blood Pressure Control, Clinical Outcomes and Adherence

18th June 2020 Hypertension
It was the 2018 European Society of Cardiology/European Society of Hypertension Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension that incited the need for evidence supporting the use of single-pill combination (SPC) treatment over free-dosed therapy for the management of hypertension... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it essential to disclose the names of the members of a surgical team?

18th June 2020
Not disclosing the names of doctors in the surgical team may be deficiency of service. In a judgement, the Kerala State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission presiding members M.K. Abdulla Sona and A. Radha directed the Travancore-Cochin Medical Councils-Kerala...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Priceless definitions

18th June 2020
Wrinkles: Something other people have, similar to my character lines...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 40-year-old male had undergone splenectomy 20 years ago. Peripheral blood smear examination would show the presence of:

18th June 2020
1. Dohle bodies
2. Hypersegmented neutrophils...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: First Aid in Burns

18th June 2020
• Patients with severe thermal burns have a significant risk of death and major morbidity.
• Check for respiratory distress and smoke inhalation injury, a common cause of death in the acute burn victim.
• Laryngeal edema can develop suddenly... Read more »

eSpiritual: Astik Vs Nastik

18th June 2020
Traditionally, people believe that Nastik are people who do not go to temples or related places of worship. They also do not believe in God. To differentiate between Astik and Nastik, we need to first understand the concept of Sanatan Dharma and Arya Samaj Dharma...Read more »

Inspirational Story: Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your biggest strength

18th June 2020
Once there was a 10-year-old boy who wished to study Judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a car accident. He began lessons with an old Japanese Judo master. The boy was doing well. But he couldn’t understand the reason as to why, even after three months of training,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid-19 and swine flu can coinfect, make diagnosis difficult: Docs

18th June 2020
Hyderabad: With the monsoon having set in, doctors do not rule out the possibility of coinfection of Covid-19 and human influenza A (swine flu). China has already recorded a case of coinfection in which both Covid-19 and swine flu viruses were present making it difficult for the doctors to diagnose the problem...Read more »


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