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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Unusual CNS Manifestations

Dr KK Aggarwal, President, CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
1st July 2020
Multispeciality
961: Update on Covid-19 - IMA-CMAAO Webinar on "Neurological complications in COVID-19 – Part 2" 27th June, 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 Sanchita Sharma. Faculty: Dr MV Padma Shrivastava, Prof & Head, Dept of Neurology, AIIMS, New Delhi... Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

World Covid Meter 30th June: 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
1st July 2020
Multispeciality
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 29. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Doubling time India 19 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days... Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

Increasing Burden of Hepatitis A in Adolescents and Adults: A Review from the Indian Subcontinent

1st July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Hepatitis A is endemic in the Indian subcontinent. Poor sanitary conditions tend to expose most of the population to the virus in childhood. The disease at this age is asymptomatic and tends to provide life-long protection... Read more »
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Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

SF-12 questionnaire is useful to assess the physical and mental health status in psoriasis patients

1st July 2020 Dermatology
In psoriasis patients, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is commonly measured using disease or dermatology specific questionnaires. The objective of this survey is to use the generic 12-item Short... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Today is National Doctors’ Day

1st July 2020 Multispeciality
Doctors’ Day is celebrated in India every year on July 1st. The day honors renowned physician Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, whose birth and death anniversary fall on this day. Dr Roy served as the second Chief Minister of West Bengal. The Government of India instituted the observance of Doctors' Day in the year 1991... Read more »
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Practice Updates

COVID-19 pandemic not even close to being over, warns WHO chief

1st July 2020Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Nearly six months after the new coronavirus first surfaced, the COVID-19 pandemic caused by it seems “not even close to being over”, warned the World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. WHO chief urged for renewed global commitment to save lives as cases crossed the 10 million mark... Read more »
Practice Updates

New virus in pigs with human pandemic risk, warn Chinese researchers

1st July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
A new flu virus has been identified in Chinese pigs that has become more infectious to humans and needs to be closely evaluated in case it becomes a potential “pandemic virus”, reported a study; however, experts stated that there is no imminent threat...Read more »

Positive antibody tests not proof of immunity

1st July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Mumbai: The antibody tests used to ascertain if a person has developed immunity to COVID-19 infection may not be helpful as “immunity passports” by individuals since clarity is still lacking on long-term immunity against the disease, as per Raman Gangakhedkar, the head of epidemiology ...Read more »
Practice Updates

Three Stages to COVID-19 Brain Damage

1st July 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
A new review has delineated a three-stage classification of the impact of COVID-19 on the central nervous system and recommends that hospitalized patients with the virus must undergo MRI to indicate potential neurologic damage and inform post-discharge monitoring...Read more »
Practice Updates

Fish Oil and Vitamin D Not Helpful in Knee OA

1st July 2020 Orthopedics Pharmacists
Dietary supplementation with vitamin D or fish oil failed to relieve chronic knee pain in older adults, suggested a secondary analysis of data from the large randomized VITAL trial. Baseline pain scores on the 100-point Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) Arthritis Index...Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Combination Therapy Achieves BP Goal, Reduces CV Risk

1st July 2020 Hypertension
Adequate BP control is the most important factor in the fight against hypertension. Guidelines recommend target BP goals to maximize protection, yet a majority of the patients do not achieve the target goal... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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

1st July 2020
No, the patient cannot dictate to any doctor as to what to 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

Who discovered America?

1st July 2020
Teacher: George, go to the map and find North America.
George: Here it is!
Teacher: Correct. Now, class, who discovered America?...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Mummification refers to:

1st July 2020
1. Hardening of muscles after death.
2. Colliquative putrefaction.
3. Saponification of subcutaneous fat...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: OTC drugs should not be taken without a doctor’s advice

1st July 2020
Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs do not mean that they can be taken without a doctor’s advice. For example, OTC antacids are often used to relieve mild cases of heartburn or acid reflux. Though they are available without a doctor’s prescription, they should be taken only under a doctor’s advice... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Mindfulness meditation

1st July 2020
• Sit on a straight-backed chair or you may also sit cross-legged on the floor.
• Move your focus to a particular aspect of your breathing, for instance, the sensation of air flowing into the nostrils and out of the mouth, or the movement of your abdomen rising and falling as you inhale and exhale...Read more »

Inspirational: Time does not stop

1st July 2020
During the office coffee break a couple of days back, I was looking at the highway from the 34th floor of my office and noticed hundreds of cars passing at a high speed every minute. I pondered that each of these passengers is in a different mood right now...Read more »

Medical Voice

Positive antibody tests not proof of immunity

1st July 2020
Mumbai: The antibody tests used to check if a person has developed immunity to Covid-19 infections may not be helpful as "immunity passports" by individuals as there is lack of clarity on long-term immunity against the disease, according to Raman Gangakhedkar, the head of epidemiology and communicable...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?
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Moderately confident...Read more » 

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From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Impact of Cissus quadrangularis Linn on the development of ovariectomy-induced osteopenia

Potu and colleagues designed a study to determine the efficacy of petroleum ether extract of Cissus quadrangularis (CQ) on the development of osteopenia in ovariectomy-induced experimental models. The models were ovariectomized or Sham operated... Read more »

Nephrology

Orthopedics

Practical efficacy of olmesartan vs. azilsartan in patients with hypertension: MUSCAT-4 study

A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan... Read more »

Pediatrics

Intervention measures for maintenance in the remission stage of childhood asthma.

The goal of a recent study published in the Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics was toexplore the intervention measures used to maintain clinical control in children with asthma in the remission stage, when concomitant with acute upper respiratory infection (AURI)... Read more »
 

Surgery

An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

Biofilm has often been cited as a key pathological factor in non-healing wounds. It therefore seems crucial to manage the biofilm in order to expedite wound healing and achieve the desired outcome. A study by Scully and colleagues compared the clinical and in vitro performance of a next-generation antibiofilm... Read more »
 

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