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India’s Coronavirus Mystery

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
19th March 2020
Multispeciality
New York Times is baffled by India’s coronavirus mystery. India has 138 confirmed cases, and it’s a bit of a puzzle how the world’s second-most-populous nation, with 1.3 billion people, has seemingly remained unscathed so far from COVID 19. Could it be possible that there could be many more cases in India than have been detected, because of the difficulties of getting tested?... Read more »
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Should doctors prefer thrombolysis over primary PCI in COVID 19 patients with acute heart attack

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
19th March 2020
Multispeciality
New challenges can lead to new clinical approach, or at least new protocols based on the available evidence.
In a Medscape article, the authors argue against a "thrombolysis first" approach to treating acute heart attack being practised in China. However, ACC/SCAI statement propose that fibrinolysis can be considered as an option for the relatively stable STEMI patient with active COVID-19,... Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

Self-Distancing Guidelines.

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
19th March 2020
Multispeciality
Whenever people gather, there are opportunities to spread germs
At a recent corporate conference in Boston, with a gathering of 175 people, COVID 19 spread to more than 100 people. Even though, not every place will be so contagious, it is impossible to know. Also there are several asymptomatic carriers. .. Read more »
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COVID 19 or coronavirus particles can stay stable for hours on surfaces

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
19th March 2020
Multispeciality
SARS-CoV-2 stability is similar to original SARS virus: According to a new study from National Institutes of Health, Princeton University, CDC and UCLA scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine has found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS COV 2) virus can remain stable for several hours... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

COVID Medtalks around the globe

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
19th March 2020
Multispeciality
Confirmed Cases and Deaths in 163 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan). The day is reset after midnight GMT+0. The "New" columns for China display the previous day changes (as China reports after the day is over). For all other countries, the "New" columns display the changes for the current day while still in progress... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Coronavirus can remain viable in air for hours and on surfaces up to days

19th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The scientists have shown that when the virus is carried by the droplets released by someone through coughing or sneezing, it remains viable, or is capable to infect people, in aerosols for at least 3 hours. Viable virus could be detected on plastic and stainless steel even after 3 days. However, it was noteworthy that on cardboard,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Single joint may cause temporary psychiatric symptoms

19th March 2020 Psychiatry Pharmacists
Recent research indicates that a single dose of the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, that is equal to one joint can temporarily induce psychiatric symptoms, including those associated with schizophrenia in otherwise healthy people. The symptoms are distressing and could affect thinking... Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

High-pitched sounds can be reduced, propose physicists

19th March 2020 Public Health Pharmacists
Materials made up of tapered chains of spherical beads could help in dampening sounds that lie at the upper range of human hearing or just beyond it. The best set-up found by the theoretical physicists consisted of tapered chains of beads made from a metal called tungsten carbide,...Read more »

People who do not yet display any symptoms transmitted nearly 10% of infections

19th March 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
People can transmit the virus even before symptoms begin, a scenario known as pre-symptomatic transmission. It has been estimated that the proportion of such people who had not yet developed symptoms transmitted around 10% of the cases...Read more »

Extreme heat and humidity projected to affect areas home to 1.2 billion people

19th March 2020Public Health Pharmacists
Extreme heat and humidity causing heat stress will annually affect areas now home to 1.2 billion people by 2100, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. The figure is more than 4 times the number of people affected currently,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a patient dictate as to what all a doctor should write instead of following the protocol?

19th March 2020
No, the patient cannot dictate to any doctor as to what write and doctors have to follow their protocol. As per the provisions of Clause 7.7 of the Indian Medical Council Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics Regulations, 2002,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

You should write more legibly

19th 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. "Mr. McDonald," he said,...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:

19th March 2020
A. Depression.
B. Heart disease...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Even the elderly should exercise

19th March 2020
Research has found that older runners live longer and suffer fewer disabilities than healthy non–runners. This observation applies to a variety of aerobic exercises, including walking. A study by authors, from Stanford University School of Medicine, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has shown ... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Be Positive, Be Different and Be Persistent

19th March 2020
You should be not only positive, different but also persistent. In ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu, the first is a fish, which indicates to be different in life. The second incarnation is the tortoise, which indicates that you should be different but learn to withdraw when the need arises....Read more »

Inspirational: The Bumblebee

19th March 2020
According to scientists, the bumblebee's body is too heavy and its wing span too small. Aerodynamically, the bumblebee cannot fly. But the bumblebee doesn't know that and it keeps flying. When you don't know your limitations, you go out and surprise yourself... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Researchers in US give first shot to person in experimental COVID-19 vaccine test

According to a report by the Associated Press (AP), scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle begin an 'anxiously awaited first-stage study of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed in record time'...Read more »  

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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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