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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 78

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
1st May 2020
(With regular inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
Post lock down surveillance: A surveillance initiative was implemented in Shenzhen, China, to isolate and contact trace people suspected of having the COVID-19 coronavirus. This resulted in faster confirmation of new cases and reduced the window of time during which people were infectious in the community... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 77

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
1st May 2020
(With regular inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
Evidence on spironolactone safety, COVID-19 reassuring for acne patients : Concerns have been raised about potential risks with the use of spironolactone for acne during the COVID-19 pandemic on social media; however, spironolactone and other androgen blockers might actually protect against the virus, ... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Gastrointestinal and Liver Manifestations of COVID-19

1st May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
The worldwide pandemic of COVID-19, known to be caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, is progressing at a rapid pace across the globe. Updated information is becoming available about the incidence... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Covid-19 outbreak likely to be deadlier than any flu since 1967 in US

1st May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
According to the University of Washington's predictive model, often cited by White House officials, the outbreak could take nearly 73,000 lives in the US by Aug 4, compared with an April 22 forecast of over 67,000. The reports of Johns Hopkins University have revealed 2,502 coronavirus deaths in the US in the past 24 hours,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Starchy snacks versus sports supplements for muscle recovery

1st May 2020 Orthopedics Pharmacists
A new study suggests that sports energy bars and drinks are no better than cheap, carb-rich foods, such as potato pancakes, hash browns, and fries to replenish muscles post-exercise. The implicit claim that their products are better than relatively cheap, ordinary snacks at restoring energy levels ... Read more »
Practice Updates

Remdesivir likely to have clear-cut power to fight coronavirus

1st May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A clinical trial conducted at hospitals across the world demonstrated that remdesivir cut the duration of symptoms from 15 days down to 11. As of now, the impact on deaths is not clear. The mortality rate was 8% in patients who received remdesivir in contrast to 11.6% in those who were given a placebo...Read more »

US cracks down on ethanol-based hand sanitizer

1st May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Restrictions on the use of ethanol in hand sanitizer have been tightened in the US, forcing suppliers of the corn-based alcohol to stop their sales at a time of high demand. On April 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued limits on certain chemicals permitted in alcohol-based hand sanitizer,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Neuromedin U mellitus plays a crucial role in learning and memory

1st May 2020 Pharmacists Neurology
A study conducted on roundworms, published in the journal Nature Communications unravelled that the signalling molecule Neuromedin U plays an essential role in the learning process. This protein has been found to allow the brain to recall negative memories and, as such, learn from the past...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Link between Atopic Dermatitis and Bacterial, Fungal, Viral, and Sexually Transmitted Skin Infections

1st May 2020 Dermatology
Atopic dermatitis (AD) has often been linked with altered skin barrier, microbiome, and immune dysregulation that tends to heighten the risk of skin infections. A recent study assessed if AD... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

When is consent not necessary to be obtained by the doctor or hospital?

1st May 2020
In case of medical emergency, the doctor can operate on the patient without his or her consent and the doctor is protected by the defence of medical necessity of obtaining consent from the patient. The 3 Judges Constitution Bench of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the landmark judgment titled as...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Embarrassing Traffic Stop

1st May 2020
A police car pulled me over near the high school where I teach. As the officer asked for my license and registration, my students began to drive past. Some honked their horns, others hooted, and still others stopped to admonish me for speeding. Finally the officer asked me...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

At the end of a balanced anesthesia technique with non-depolarizing muscle relaxant, a patient recovered spontaneously from the effect of muscle relaxant without any reversal. Which is the most probable relaxant the patient had received?

1st May 2020
1. Pancuronium. 2. Gallamine...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Treatment of fatty liver

1st May 2020
• A 10% weight loss can improve fatty liver and possibly inflammation.
• Metformin and ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) are not recommended.
• Statins are safe in patients with fatty liver but whether they can reduce fatty liver is not known... Read more »

eSpiritual: Facts about Soul and the Spirit

1st May 2020
• Energy is the raw material of the universe.
• Information is the organization of energy into reproducible patterns.
• Consciousness is living information and energy (living energized information). • Consciousness is, therefore, intelligence...Read more »

Inspirational: God has a Sense of Humor Too

1st May 2020
A woman received a call that her daughter was sick. She stopped by the pharmacy to get medication, got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys inside. The woman found an old rusty coat hanger left on the ground. She looked at it and said "I don’t know how to use this."...Read more »

Medical Voice

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COVID-19 has made it difficult to manage cancer care, says Oncologist

New Delhi: Amid the lockdown in the country, patients suffering from cancer are at a higher risk, the oncologist said that COVID-19 has made it difficult to manage the cancer care delivery system. A recent report of 'Cancer Care Delivery Challenges Amidst Coronavirus Disease - 19 (COVID-19) Outbreak' published in the journal...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 »  
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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



Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesitys

People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia or obesity alone... Read more »


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 »


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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