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CMAAO IMA HCFI Corona Myth Busters

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th March 2020
1. Lopinavir–Ritonavir are the drug of choice in COVID 19
No, they are not the first line therapy, but still may be continued and given to hospitalised patients. In a study published in hospitalized adult patients with severe Covid-19, no benefit was observed with lopinavir–ritonavir treatment beyond standard care. However, research is required in patients with severe conditions to decide upon the potential clinical benefit of the treatment... Read more »
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Should the discharge policy of COVID-19 cases be changed?

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th March 2020
The current discharge policy states that, “In case the laboratory results are positive for SARS CO 19 virus, the case shall be managed as per the confirmed case management protocol. The case shall be discharged only after evidence of chest radiographic clearance and viral clearance in respiratory samples after two ... Read more »
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In phase 2 airports and in phase 3 hospitals are the hot spots for infection?

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th March 2020
In phase 2, airports are the hotspots
1. As on 19th March, UAE has only 113 cases.
2. However, 15 people who entered Maharashtra from Dubai have been tested positive.
3. According to them, they were not infected in Dubai, aircraft, Indian Immigration.
Then where did they get the infection from? Is it Dubai airport?... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

COVID 19 symptomatic cases testing or asymptomatic cases testing

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th March 2020
Symptomatic cases testing
1. To keep community transmission under check about 1000 sample checks will be done per week. 2. Sampling in private labs has been made available. 3. 72 functional labs of the apex medical body conducting tests and another 49 private NABL-accredited labs will soon be operational... Read more »

News From All Specialities

33 of the 47 cases confirmed in Singapore are imported cases

20th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Over 70% of Singapore's largest single-day rise in Covid-19 cases comprised people coming into the country from abroad, with a large majority of them being residents and long-term pass holders. Reports suggest that there were 101 cases from overseas in the past 1 week, in comparison to 34 in approximately 2 months prior... Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus seems to hit health care workers harder than others who contract the disease

20th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
Health care workers are at a greater risk for serious illness despite their younger age. Two doctors suffering from the coronavirus were in critical condition; a physician in his 40s in the state of Washington and a 70-year-old in New Jersey... Read more »
Practice Updates

Refrain from emptying shelves at the grocery stores, suggests FDA

20th March 2020 Public Health Pharmacists
According to the organization, there is no nation-wide food shortage, and folks should not be over-buying food at this time. Furthermore, it stated that low supplies at certain items will be restocked soon. Several regulations have been relaxed, including verification and audit requirements for suppliers that are using other methods to make sure...Read more »

Lack of walking, a major contributor to premature death in osteoarthritis patients

20th March 2020 Psychiatry Pharmacists
The researchers have revealed that people with osteoarthritis are at 11% greater risk of premature death compared to their healthy counterparts. A major contributing factor to this is lack of regular walking. Other underlying factors that were identified were unrefreshed sleep and depression and anxiety....Read more »

Multi-tissue model developed to study the relationships between different organs and the immune system

20th March 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A multi-tissue model has been created by biological engineers to study the relationships between different organs and the immune system on a microfluidic chip seeded with human cells. Using this ‘organs-on-a-chip’, also known as ‘physiome-on-a-chip’ model, the role of immune cells in ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory diseases could be explored,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there a law for curbing noise pollution in hospitals?

20th March 2020
Yes. The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 (hereinafter referred to as “Noise Rules, 2000) has been enacted and enforced in India with the object to regulate and control noise producing and generating sources with the objective of maintaining the ambient air quality standards in respect of noise...Read more »

eMedi Humor


20th March 2020
The guy approached a beautiful looking woman in a mall and asked, "You know, I’ve lost my wife here in the mall. Can you talk to me for a couple of minutes?"
"Why?" she asks...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A lesion of ventrolateral part of spinal cord will lead to loss (below the level of lesion) of:

20th March 2020
1. Pain sensation on the ipsilateral side.
2. Proprioception on the contralateral side.
3. Pain sensation on the contralateral side...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: FODMAPS free diet

20th March 2020
Symptoms of IBS and inflammatory bowel disease may be at least in part related to impaired absorption of carbohydrates. Fermentable oligo–, di– and monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs) in patients with IBS or IBD may enter the distal small bowel and colon where they are fermented, leading to symptoms and increased intestinal permeability ... Read more »

eSpiritual: Ganesha, the Stress Management Guru

20th March 2020
If Lord Krishna was the first counselor who taught the principles of counseling, Lord Ganesha taught us the principles of stress management. We should worship Lord Ganesha and become like him whenever we face any difficulty or are stressed out...Read more »

Inspirational: The wonders of motivation

20th March 2020
A man was lost while driving through the countryside. As he tried to reach for the map, he accidentally drove off the road into a ditch. Though he wasn't injured, his car was stuck deep in the mud. So the man walked to a nearby farm to ask for help...Read more »

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Coronavirus outbreak: How much testing should we do, and where are we on developing a vaccine?

Over 170,000 individuals across the world have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 6,509 have died, with cases and deaths outside China overtaking those in that country As government response and public concern over Covid-19 ratchet up, the medical community is looking at two aspects. First,...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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