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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: UP Government Protocol

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
1st October 2020
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1095: IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “Healthcare workers’ COVID protection - UP Government Protocol”, 26th September, 2020, 4-5pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr RV Asokan, Hony Secretary General IMA, Dr Ramesh K Datta, Hony Finance Secretary IMA, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr SC Srivastava, Dr S Sharma. Faculty: Dr Surya Kant, Prof. & Head, Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, King George Medical University, Lucknow; Member, KGMU Corona Task Force. Key discussion points : • We have to prevent our medical fraternity and community from getting the infection till we get an effective vaccine. This is the only vaccine till then...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 30th September: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
1st October 2020
Cardiology
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, 31M September 21, 32M September 23, 33M September 28. 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: 33,837,708, Deaths: 1,012,578, Recovered: 25,143,031... Read more »
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Relationship between aging and liver disease

1st October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Aging is not an ailment but is considered as a major risk factor for all the chronic diseases, which account for 60% of all deaths across the world. Aging indicates a multidimensional process of organism degeneration. The liver is a vital organ with varied functions that include protein synthesis,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Efficacy of Combination Therapy with Amlodipine & ARBs in Asian Hypertensive Patients

1st October 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension (HTN) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular mortality across the globe. There are several studies that have compared the safety and efficacy between different antihypertensive classes;... Read more »
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Zinc Update

Zinc: Dietary intake and impact of supplementation on immune function in older adults

1st October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
An article published in Age stated that diet in the elderly does not provide a sufficient level of nutrients needed to maintain an adequate health status, leading to micronutrient deficiencies and impaired immune response with subsequent development of degenerative diseases... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Today is International Day of Older Persons

1st October 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons. This year has also seen the COVID-19 outbreak. Older persons face a higher risk during the outbreak of pandemics, such as COVID-19. Policy and programmatic interventions, therefore, must work towards raising awareness of the special needs of older persons... Read more »
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Practice Updates

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine appears safe in older adults

1st October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
An early safety study of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate among older adults revealed that virus-neutralizing antibodies were produced at levels similar to those seen in younger adults. The side effects were roughly comparable to high-dose flu shots, stated researchers.... Read more »

7.1% of Adults Exposed to COVID by August: India’s Second National Sero-survey

1st October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: Nearly 7.1% of India's adults (aged 18 and above) were exposed to the coronavirus by the end of August, suggest the results of the second national sero-survey, conducted by ICMR from August 17 through September 22. This represents an enormous rise from the 0.73% logged in the first survey,...Read more »
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Povidone-iodine gargle: A prophylactic measure to impede COVID-19 transmission

1st October 2020 Pharmacists Emergency Medicine
Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, caused by the SARS-COV-2 virus, has crossed the 33 million case mark across the world, with the death toll surpassing 1 million (as on September 28, 2020).1 Human-to-Human transmission occurs through close contact with an infected person. Infection can also occur...Read more »
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Regeneron says its COVID-19 treatment reduces viral levels

1st October 2020Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc has stated that its experimental two-antibody cocktail reduced viral levels and improved symptoms among non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients, thus improving its odds of becoming a treatment for COVID-19 disease. Regeneron Chief Scientific Officer, George Yancopoulos,... Read more »
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Chronic PPI Use Linked to Diabetes Risk

1st October 2020Internal Medicine Pharmacists
According to new research, regular use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is associated with modest duration-dependent risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In a prospective study of three large U.S. cohorts, and in more than 2,127,471 person-years of follow-up,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is res ipsa loquitur?

1st October 2020
Res ipsa loquitur is a legal Latin Maxim which means “the thing (situation) speaks for itself.” The principle of res ipsa loquitur is an evidential principle, which, in some cases, allows the court to draw an inference of negligence. The maxim is applicable where an accident occurs in circumstances...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

Interview with Chris Gayle’s son

1st October 2020
Beta, which standard are you in? –SIX
And how far is your school?
– At a distance of 10 SIXES from home...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is not a post transcriptional modification of RNA?

1st October 2020
1. Splicing.
2. 5' Capping.
3. 3' polyadenylation...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: In Paralysis, Act Fast

1st October 2020
Brain attack should be tackled like a heart attack. As time is brain, a patient with suspected paralysis/stroke or brain attack should be shifted to hospital at the earliest and given a clot dissolving therapy if the CT scan is negative for brain hemorrhage. Prevention for paralysis is the same as prevention for heart attack... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: You Cannot Hate Strangers

1st October 2020
You can only hate somebody whom you have loved. Hatred, therefore, is withdrawal of love. Love is the opposite of fear and not hate. Most of us assume that love and hatred are opposite to each other but hatred is withdrawal of love and manifestation of fear; it’s not opposite...Read more »

Inspirational Story: Darts

1st October 2020
A young girl named Sally once described an experience she had in a Seminary Class, given by her teacher, Dr. Smith, who was known for his elaborate object lessons. Sally walked into the seminary one day and saw a big target on the wall and several darts on a nearby table...Read more »

Medical Voice

Sustaining a Healthy Heart against Trans Fatty Acid (TFA)

1st October 2020
By Dr Sundeep Mishra : Even as the ongoing pandemic takes a toll on the health and well-being of the world, the other silent epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including cardio-vascular diseases, stroke, cancer, and diabetes continue to kill 41 million people annually. Cardiovascular account for nearly half of al...Read more »
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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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From Other Newsletter

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 »
 

Nephrology

Orthopedics

Blood pressure control with cilnidipine treatment in Japanese post-stroke hypertensive patients

Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are the choice of therapy for post-stroke patients. A large-scale prospective study of 2667 post-stroke hypertensive patients treated with cilnidipine assessed BP control and adverse reactions in the patients... Read more »

Orthopedics

Orthopedics

How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis

The American National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep per day for adults 18 years of age and older. There has been increasing amount of research into the association between osteoporosis and sleep. Longer sleep duration has been tied to increased risk of osteoporosis.... Read more »

Pediatrics

Understanding how skin barrier evolves and reacts during the first few years of life

The structure of the stratum corneum (SC) and corresponding skin barrier develops from before birth up to about 4 years of age. Understanding the evolution of skin barrier structure during the first few years of life is the first step to developing solutions for improved infant skin health... Read more »

Surgery

Bariatric surgery prevents severe CKD and ESRD

Patients that underwent weight-loss surgery lowered their risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) when compared to conventionally treated patients, according to a study published in International Journal of Obesity... Read more »
 

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