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CMAAO Corona Facts And Myth COVID: Non COVID phase

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
1st September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1071: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Covid-19 Update” 29th August, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants: Member NMAs - Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Marthanda Pillai, Member World Medical Council, Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Dr Prakash Budhathoky, Nepal. Invitees: Dr Russell D’Souza, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Australia, Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group. Key points from the discussion... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 31st August, Acute manageable immuno-thrombo- inflammatory viral disease with post virus phase, 213 Countries

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
1st September 2020
Cases: 1M: April 2, 2 M April 15, 3 M: April 27, 4 M May 8; 5 M 20 May, 6 M 30th May, 7 M 7th June, 8M by 15 June, 9 M 22nd June, 10 M 29th June. 11 M 4th July, 16 M , 17 M 29 July, 18 M ist August, 21 .8 M 16 August, 25 M 30th August. 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: 25,393,704, Deaths: 850,673, Recovered: 17,710,802... Read more »
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Association of liver biochemical abnormalities and Turner syndrome in adolescents

1st September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
It has been observed that elevated liver function tests (LFTs) is a common finding in adult patients with Turner syndrome (TS). However, these data are lacking in children and adolescents. Wójcik and investigators conducted a trial to examine the occurrence of abnormal LFTs in children... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

1st 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 »
Zinc Update

Nutritional status of micronutrients as a possible and modifiable risk factor for COVID-19

1st September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Recent evidence suggests that the elderly are at an increased risk for COVID-19 infections – with those over 70 and 80 being the most impacted, especially, residents of care homes and in clinical settings, ethnic minorities, those who work indoors and those who are overweight and obese... Read more »

News From All Specialities

India COVID-19 cases rise to 3.6 million

1st September 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
India recorded 78,512 fresh novel coronavirus infections on Monday, slightly lower than the previous day record of the highest single-day tally of infections for any country during this pandemic. On Sunday, India recorded 78,761 new cases, which exceeded the previous record of 77,299 new cases... Read more »

New Vaccine Deal: Step Forward For India and Bangladesh

1st September 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Kolkata: With intensification of the race for a COVID-19 vaccine, Bangladesh's leading pharma company Beximco has announced its investment in Serum India Limited (SIL) for the development of the vaccine. The deal would ensure that Bangladesh is one of the first countries to attain an agreed amount of the vaccine... Read more »
Practice Updates

Aspirin as a prophylaxis of COVID-19-induced coagulopathy?

1st September 2020 Cardiology Public Health
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has been observed to present with an array of phenotypes, from asymptomatic to severe, rapid multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and death. While the mechanisms that...Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 affects 87k healthcare workers, IMA asks PM for better care

1st September 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his attention to more than 87,000 healthcare workers who have got infected with COVID-19 as well as 573 healthcare workers who have succumbed to the viral disease. IMA calls for more care for their welfare...Read more »
Practice Updates

Kids can carry coronavirus in respiratory tract for weeks, says study

1st September 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
The coronavirus can stay in the noses and throats of children for weeks altogether even if they don't show any symptoms, suggests a study from South Korea. This might explain the silent spread of the virus. The study included data on 91 asymptomatic,... Read more »

Long, Frequent Naps Can Predict Alzheimer's Dementia

1st September 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
Longer, more frequent naps during daytime in elderly adults appear to predict a higher risk of incident Alzheimer's dementia over time, suggested an actigraphy study. Elderly people who napped more than once a day had 1.3-times higher risk of developing future Alzheimer's dementia, reported a study presented at the virtual SLEEP 2020,...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is res ipsa loquitur?

1st September 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. ...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Trouble on the Roof

1st September 2020
Mike and Rob were laying tiles on a roof when a sudden gust of wind came and knocked down their ladder.
"I have an idea," said Mike. "We'll throw you down, and then you can pick up the ladder."
"What, do you think I'm stupid?" Rob replied." I have an idea. I'll shine my flashlight,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Estrogen replacement for postmenopausal symptoms causes a decrease in …

1st September 2020
a. LDL
b. Cholesterol
c. VLDL...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to prevent pneumonia

1st September 2020
• Get vaccinated with the flu and pneumococcal vaccines
• Practice respiratory and cough hygiene to protect yourself against respiratory infections that may lead to pneumonia.
• Respiratory hygiene: Keep a distance of minimum 3-6 ft, from a person who is coughing, sneezing or singing, to prevent cross infection,... Read more »

eSpiritual: The spiritual meaning of the word ‘Artha’

1st September 2020
Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha are the four fundamental principles of our very existence which means earning righteously with a desire to fulfil the inner happiness. Righteous earning is called ‘Artha’ and mistakenly it has been linked to materialistic money. In mythology,...Read more »

Inspirational: Determination and Persistence

1st September 2020
Engineer John Roebling started building the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, USA back in 1870. The bridge was completed in 1883, 13 years later. This creative engineer was excited about an idea of building a bridge that would connect New York with the Long Island...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid-19: WHO official says attempts to reach herd immunity naturally 'dangerous'

1st September 2020
Geneva: Attempts to reach herd immunity naturally would be dangerous and fraught with scores of deaths, while vaccination is a safer and more effective path, Maria van Kerkhove, the Covid-19 technical lead at the World Health Organization (WHO), said on Thursday...Read more »


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