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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster: Covid Loss of Smell

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
30th July 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1030: Loss of smell associated with less severe COVID-19 infection: A study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, has revealed that loss of smell seems to be an independent positive prognostic factor of less severe COVID-19 infection. The study enrolled 949 patients with COVID-19. The patients were assessed at Rush University Medical Center... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 31st July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
1st 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. 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: 17,464,995 Deaths: 676,409, Recovered: 10,932,912,... Read more »
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Alcoholic Liver Disease and Mortality Risk in Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis

1st August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is often seen in patients with liver cirrhosis. Chronic alcoholic liver disease (CALD), alcoholic hepatitis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hemochromatosis, and autoimmune hepatitis are known to result in liver cirrhosis. There seems to be a link between in-hospital mortality in SBP and CALD... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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

1st 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 »

News From All Specialities

Dr VK Bahl appointed as Principal Director, Cardiac Sciences, at Max Super Speciality Hospital

1st August 2020 Cardiology Multispeciality
We, at emedinews.in, extend our heartiest congratulations to Dr VK Bahl, for being appointed as Principal Director, Cardiac Sciences, at Max Super Speciality Hospital from August 1, 2020. Dr VK Bahl is an eminent Cardiologist of the country and has contributed immensely to the field of Cardiology... Read more »

Gargling is a potential preventive strategy to reduce COVID-19 transmission

1st August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Coronavirus disease or COVID-19 is caused by a novel Coronavirus, which has been officially named as severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease is now six months old, but continues to be a global public health crisis and is showing no signs of stopping... Read more »
Practice Updates

World Breastfeeding Week 2020 – August 1-August 7

1st August 2020 Business and Medicine Psychiatry
Breastfeeding is the best possible start in life that a child can get. Breastfeeding is associated with health, nutritional and emotional benefits, both for the child and the mother. The theme of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”... Read more »
Practice Updates

Young people not invincible in ongoing pandemic, reminds WHO chief

1st August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
While older people are among the vulnerable groups that have the highest risk of COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief has cautioned the younger people that they are “not invincible.” According to the available evidence,...Read more »

WHO calls on countries to prioritize essential international travel

1st August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries to gradually lift international travel measures guided by a comprehensive risk assessment. The agency has also asked to prioritize essential travel for emergencies...Read more »
Practice Updates

Herd immunity not a strategic option for India: Govt

1st August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
For a country the size of India, herd immunity cannot be a strategic choice or option, says the Center, as this would come at a huge cost in terms of lakhs of people being infected and numerous deaths. Following social norms till a vaccine is introduced seems the only viable option. Health ministry OSD...Read more »
Practice Updates

Does the Flu Vaccine Protect Against Stroke, CV Events?

1st August 2020Emergency MedicinePharmacists
Individuals who get a flu vaccination have a significantly lower risk for cardiovascular events, suggests new research presented at the virtual American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2020 Scientific Sessions. A large retrospective cohort study revealed that individuals who were given the vaccination...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

Progestogenic and extra-progestogenic effects: CPA vs. other progestogens...Read more


Medicolegal Corner

Can a punishment be both penal erasure as well as a criminal prosecution?

1st August 2020
The answer to this lies in Chapter 7 of the MCI regulations relating to the Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics for registered medical practitioners, which states as follows: 7.6 Sex Determination Tests: On no account sex determination test shall be undertaken with the intent...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Can’t find printer

1st August 2020
Customer: Hi, good afternoon, this is Martha, I can’t print. Every time I try, it says ‘Can’t find printer’. I’ve even lifted the printer and placed it in front of the monitor, but the computer still says he can’t find it...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

After trying to conceive for a year, a couple consults an infertility specialist. When obtaining a history from the husband, the nurse enquires about childhood infectious diseases. Which childhood infectious disease most significantly affects male fertility?

1st August 2020
a. Chickenpox b. Measles c. Mumps...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Eating refined sugar can cause diabetes

1st August 2020
• Eating too much refined white sugar can cause insulin resistance and future diabetes.
• If one has diabetes, it does not mean that he/she cannot have desserts forever. While eating too many sugary foods should be avoided, one can have an occasional dessert, especially if one exercises and otherwise eats healthy... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we not touch papers, books and people with our feet?

1st August 2020
In every traditional Gurukul, no studies start without chanting the following
Saraswati namasthubhyam
Varade kaama roopini...Read more »

Inspirational: The Law of the Garbage Truck

1st August 2020
One day a man got into a taxi to go to the airport. They were in the right lane when a car jumped out of a parking space right in front of their taxi. The driver slammed on his brakes and missed the other car merely by inches! The driver of the other car started yelling at the taxi driver...Read more »

Medical Voice

New drug targets for lethal brain cancer discovered

1st August 2020
LONDON: Researchers have discovered more than 200 genes with novel and known roles in glioblastoma - the most aggressive type of brain cancer that offer promising new drug targets. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute,...Read more »


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From Other Newsletter



Curcumin for aging skeletal muscles

A fall in muscle mass and function as the age increases is termed sarcopenia. The affected individual is unable to perform normal daily activities, which eventually affects the quality of life. Increased oxidative stress seems to be a significant factor behind the development of sarcopenia... Read more »



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 »


Cutaneous barriers and immunity

The skin is the outer most barrier that ensures protection from external harm. The understanding of role of skin has evolved from an inert mechanical barrier to an active organ that can sense alarming signals and mount perfectly adapted defense measures in response to invading pathogens... Read more »


Pre-Operative Multimodal Analgesia Decreases Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Narcotic Use and Pain.

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery aimed to assess the efficiency of multimodal analgesia (MMA) in reducing reliance on opioid medications. This was retrospective review of 560 patients undergoing outpatient... Read more »

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