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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Post Mortem of Lung

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
20th June 2020
950: Update on COVID-19 - A study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases showed that the predominant pattern of lung lesions in patients with COVID-19 patients was diffuse alveolar damage. Luca Carsana, at Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Bergamo, Italy, and colleagues assessed lung tissue samples from 38 patients who died from COVID-19 in 2 hospitals in northern Italy from February 29, 2020, to March 24, 2020... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 19th June - 213 Countries affected, Doubling Rate 8 days

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th June 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. 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 17 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 »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Effect of Androgen Deprivation Therapy on Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Patients with Prostate Cancer

20th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The present study by Sawazaki and colleagues assessed the impact of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) on the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in patients with prostate cancer (PCa). ... Read more »

Derma Update

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Narrowband UVB phototherapy can improve the skin automicroflora in psoriasis patients

20th June 2020 Dermatology
The objective of this study was to examine of skin microbial landscape and immune-endocrine parameters and the advanced treatment efficacy in patients with different clinical progression of psoriasis by narrowband UVB phototherapy... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Countries failing to prevent violence against children

20th June 2020 Business and Medicine Psychiatry
Nearly 1 billion children across the world are affected by physical, sexual or psychological violence every year, and suffer injuries, disabilities and death, as countries fail to follow strategies to protect them, suggests a new report published by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Blood type, genes linked with risk of severe COVID-19, says study

20th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
An individual’s blood type and other genetic factors may be associated with the severity of COVID-19 infection, suggest European researchers in a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The findings suggest that people with type A blood seem to have a higher risk of being infected... Read more »
Practice Updates

Low-Dose Radiation Therapy May Help COVID-19 Patients

20th June 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Low-dose chest radiation, usually given in a single treatment, may diminish lung inflammation in severely ill COVID-19 patients enough to wean them off ventilator or avoid it altogether. Several clinical trials of the treatment are ongoing or launching in the U.S. and elsewhere. Arnab Chakravarti,...Read more »

Adjunctive CGRP to Botox Treatment Safe, Effective for Migraine Prevention

20th June 2020 Pharmacists Neurology
Adjunctive preventive therapy with a calcitonin gene-related peptide monoclonal antibody (CGRP-mAb) medication has been found to be safe and effective in patients with chronic migraine who achieve a partial response to onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) treatment...Read more »
Practice Updates

Adverse Events with Biologics Increase with Age among Rheumatic Disease Patients

20th June 2020 Orthopedics Pharmacists
Among patients with rheumatic diseases, age and female sex appeared to be the key factors associated with the development of a first adverse event after initiating biologic treatment, suggests new research. In comparison with young patients (those below 25), the adjusted incidence rate ratio for a first adverse...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Bedtime Dosing Improves Asleep ABP Control and Reduces CV Mortality – The Hygia Chronotherapy Trial

20th June 2020 Hypertension
Sleep BP, a significantly more sensitive prognostic marker of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk than daytime office BP or 24hr mean BP, is normalized to a relatively more normal dipper profile... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?

20th June 2020
Yes, it is mandatory for a registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receipt/money receipt issued by him to his/her patients...Read more »

eMedi Humor


20th June 2020
Hypochondriac – a person who wants to have her ache and treat it too...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Acantholysis is characteristic of:

20th June 2020
1. Pemphigus vulgaris.
2. Pemphigoid.
3. Erythema multiforme...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: OTC drug does not mean it should be taken without a doctor’s advice

20th June 2020
An over-the-counter (OTC) antacid is 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. As per the American Academy of Family Physicians -... Read more »

eSpiritual: The vast power of the Spirit

20th June 2020
Om Poornamadah, “Om Poornamadah Poornamidam, Poornaat Poornamudachyate
Poornasya Poornamaadaaya, Poornameva Avasihyate”
The whole is whole; if you take away the whole away from the whole the whole will still remain...Read more »

Inspirational Story: Be a Good Friend

20th June 2020
One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, "Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd."...Read more »

Medical Voice

Steroid should be kept for serious coronavirus cases, WHO says

20th June 2020
By Kate Kelland and Emma Farge
LONDON/GENEVA: A cheap steroid that can help save the lives of patients with severe COVID-19 should be reserved for serious cases in which it has been shown to provide benefits, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday...Read more »


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Blood pressure control with cilnidipine treatment in Japanese post-stroke hypertensive patients

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European Commission Approves Dupilumab for Severe Asthma

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