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World COVID Meter 18th August: Acute immuno-inflammatory manageable virus disease with significant post viral phase, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
19th August 2020
Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M June 15, 9M June 22, 10M June 29th, 11M July 4, 12M July 8, 13M July 13, 14M July 17, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Coronavirus Cases: 22,041,304, Deaths: 777,194, Recovered: 14,783,670... Read more »
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Dos & Don’ts in COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
19th August 2020
It’s been now seven months since COVID-19 was first detected last year in December in Wuhan, China. We have come a long way since then and the knowledge and experience gained over this time has certainly helped to better manage the patients. Timely diagnosis and treatment give the patient the best chance to recover from COVID-19. It is important to carefully elicit the medical history. Otherwise, important health cues can be missed and the disease may be misdiagnosed,... Read more »
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Role of fructose and uric acid in alcoholic liver disease

19th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Fructose, its metabolite uric acid, and aldose reductase (AR) are strongly implicated in the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The role of AR or its metabolites is not clearly known in ALD. Investigators recently evaluated the role of AR or its metabolites in ALD ... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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CCB and ARB combination can prevent CV events in elderly high-risk hypertensive patients with CKD

19th August 2020 Hypertension
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is displayed by decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Globally, CKD is a public health disorder and a higher incidence can be seen in the older population. Evidence shows that... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc signals directly affect immunity

19th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is essential for the proper functioning of the immune system. But, information about zinc homeostasis, zinc deficiency, and associated diseases is relatively new. In 1963, Dr. Prasad had proved for the first time the presence of zinc deficiency in man.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

More infectious coronavirus mutation may be good, says expert

19th August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A mutation of the novel coronavirus seen in Europe, North America and parts of Asia could be more infectious but seems to be less lethal, stated a prominent infectious diseases specialist. According to Paul Tambyah, who is a senior consultant at the National University of Singapore... Read more »

COVID-19 in India: Positivity rate stable at 8%

19th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: The COVID-19 positivity rate has been observed to stabilize at around 8% over the last fortnight, as daily testing increased by nearly 10-fold as compared to the previous month. India has crossed a total of more than three crore samples tested cumulatively... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves Treatment for NMOSD

19th August 2020 NeurologyPharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to satralizumab-mwge for the treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) in adults with a particular antibody. This includes patients who are anti-aquaporin-4 or AQP4 antibody-positive...Read more »
Practice Updates

Heartburn Drug May Help COVID-19 Patients

19th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
More data from observational studies has shown that famotidine, used for the treatment of heartburn, was associated with improved clinical outcomes in COVID-19 patients. Use of famotidine in 83 patients was linked with a lower risk of in-hospital mortality... Read more »

COVID-19 Risk by Diabetes Type: Data from newly published articles

19th August 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
Two studies of risk factors associated with COVID-19 mortality in type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients that were issued as preprints have now been published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology after peer review. One of the analyses, which was a nationwide whole-population analysis, suggests that both type 1 ...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

Continue CPA/EE treatment over several months for best results...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spouse relatives of the patient?

19th August 2020
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated.
The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 state:...Read more »

eMedi Humor


19th August 2020
One semester when my brother, Peter, attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, an art-student friend of his asked if he could paint Peter's portrait for a class assignment. Peter agreed, and the art student painted and submitted the portrait, only to receive a C minus...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is a basic teledermatology tool?

19th August 2020
a. Videoconference
b. Hybrid teledermatology
c. Store-and-forward teledermatology...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: WHO Five Keys to Safer Food

19th August 2020
Key 1: Keep clean : Wash hands before handling food and frequently during food preparation.
Wash hands after using the toilet.
Wash and sanitize all surfaces and equipment used in food preparation... Read more »

eSpiritual: Relieve Stress by Changing the Interpretation

19th August 2020
Stress is the reaction of the body or the mind to the interpretation of a known situation. Stress management, therefore, involves either changing the situation, changing the interpretation or taming the body the yogic way in such a way that stress does not affect the body...Read more »

Inspirational: Love in action

19th August 2020
One night a man came to our house and told me, "There is a family with eight children. They have not eaten for days," I took some food and I went. When I finally came to the family, I saw the faces of those little children disfigured by hunger...Read more »

Medical Voice

High BMI linked to Covid-19 death risk, especially in men: Study

19th August 2020
New York: Researchers have found a striking association between body mass index (BMI) and the risk of death among patients (especially men) diagnosed with Covid-19. According to the study, published in journal Annals of Internal Medicine, this association was iThe findings suggest...Read more »


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An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

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