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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Mortality Score

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
19th September 2020
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
4C mortality score predicts mortality in hospitalized patients with COVID-19
4C (Coronavirus Clinical Characterisation Consortium) Mortality Score can be used to accurately categorize patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as being at low, intermediate, high, or very high risk of death, according to a study published in The BMJ. The 4C Mortality Score uses 8 variables -- age, sex, number of comorbidities, respiratory rate, peripheral oxygen saturation, level of consciousness, urea level, and C reactive protein -- to calculate a score that ranges from 0 to 21 points...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 18th September: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
19th September 2020
Multispeciality
Cases: 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, 22M August 19, 23M August 21, 24M August 27, 25M August 30, 26M September 3, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18. 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: 30,338,614, Deaths: 950,377, Recovered: 22,028,130... Read more »
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Efficacy and safety of alginate microencapsulated human hepatocytes infusion in children with acute liver failure

19th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Acute liver failure (ALF) in children is a rare but a relevant condition with severe consequences. Although liver transplantation is considered to be the most efficient management approach, it has numerous limitations such as crucial surgical risks and the need for life-long immunosuppression... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

19th September 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
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Zinc Update

Biochemical and clinical manifestation of zinc deficiency in human

19th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The importance of zinc for humans has long been recognized. Deficiency of zinc in humans is attributed to the nutritional factors and various disease states. High phytate content of cereal proteins can decrease the availability of zinc, increasing the incidence of zinc deficiency in the population surviving on cereal proteins mostly... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Keep health workers safe to keep patients safe, says WHO

19th September 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on governments and healthcare leaders to address the threats to the health and safety of health workers and patients. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the key role that health workers play in relieving suffering and saving lives... Read more »
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Practice Updates

Adult obesity increasing: CDC data

19th September 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that the prevalence of adult obesity is increasing with persistence of racial and ethnic disparities. The 2019 Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps indicate that twelve states have adult obesity prevalence at or above 35%. The states include Alabama,... Read more »

Recoveries in India exceed active cases of COVID-19 by more than 30 lakh

19th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: COVID-19 recoveries in India have crossed the 40 lakh mark and have exceeded the number of active cases by 30,15,103, with the recovery rate now standing at 78.64%, stated the Union Health Ministry. The total number of active cases in the country has surged past 10 lakh as on date. Currently,...Read more »
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Povidone iodine solution to prevent infection spread during ongoing pandemic

19th September 2020 Multispeciality Infectious-Diseases
SARS-CoV-2, the virus wreaking havoc across the globe by causing the COVID 19 pandemic, is quite similar to the SARS-CoV. Povidone iodine (PVP-I), a potent antimicrobial iodine complex, has been shown in previous in vitro studies to be highly effective against SARS-CoV. Treatment of SARS-CoV with different preparations...Read more »
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New cases of COVID-19 in children seem to be leveling off, say American Academy of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Association

19th September 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Rise in new COVID-19 cases among children has eased off in recent weeks; however, children now account for 10% of all COVID-19 cases in the United States, and the figure has been rising throughout the pandemic, suggests a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.... Read more »
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Higher Coffee Intake Linked with Better Colorectal Cancer Outcomes

19th September 2020 Pharmacists Radiology
According to a large cohort study, higher coffee consumption seems to be linked with a decreased risk of disease progression and death in patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). A significant association with both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee was evident in 1,171 patients with advanced CRC,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is the difference between real and informed consent?

19th September 2020
There is a difference in the nature of express consent of the patient, known as ‘Real’ consent in the United Kingdom (UK) and as ‘Informed’ consent in the United States (US). According to the Department of Health in the UK, consent is the voluntary and continuing permission of the patient...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

Simple Operation

19th September 2020
A man was wheeling himself frantically down the hall of the hospital in his wheelchair, just before his operation. A nurse stopped him and asked, "What's the matter?"
He said, "I heard the nurse say, 'It's a very simple operation, don't worry, I'm sure it will be all right.'"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Estrogen administration in a postmenopausal woman increases the …

19th September 2020
a. Gonadotropin secretion
b. LDL-cholesterol
c. Bone mass...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 10 surprising benefits of walking

19th September 2020
1. It helps maintain a healthy weight.
2. Regular walking is linked with longevity.
3. It strengthens bones and muscles... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Spirituality - The Key To Health

19th September 2020
To stay healthy, we must eat right, get plenty of exercise and rest, and avoid bad habits, such as smoking. But now it is said that “what you believe in” can have a big impact on health and longevity. There have been a lot of studies that show how patients with strong spirituality can improve their health from a variety of chronic conditions,...Read more »

Inspirational Story: Be a Believer to be an Achiever

19th September 2020
A professor was addressing his class of senior molecular biology students who were about to pass out the final exam. He told them that it had been his privilege to be their instructor for that semester, and that he knew how hard they had worked to prepare for the test...Read more »

Medical Voice

Coronavirus-linked ailment afflicts children in Kolkata

19th September 2020
Kolkata: While Covid has largely been sparing children, an increasing number of youngsters in the city are being afflicted with a relatively new condition called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS -C). Doctors said this is linked to a delayed immune response to Covid...Read more »
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Orthopedic

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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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