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Every Breath You Take…

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO & Past National President IMA
20th July 2020
Reproduced from: India Legal, https://www.indialegallive.com/special-story/every-breath-you-take, published July 6, 2020.
The need of the hour during the Covid-19 pandemic is a medical oxygen plant that can replace oxygen cylinders. This will avert India’s oxygen shortage crisis and help those with lung problems. Covid-19 is here to stay. Even as it subsumes all countries,... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Viral Load

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
20th July 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
992: DG alert: Non-hospitalized patients with COVID-19, with less severe symptoms, have been found to have a higher SARS-CoV-2 viral load (VL) compared to hospitalized patients with more severe symptoms in a study published in The American Journal of Pathology. In a cohort of 205 patients treated at a tertiary care center in New York City... Read more »
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Oral HD-03/ES for chronic hepatitis B virus infection: Analysis of safety and efficacy

20th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
In order to determine the safety and efficacy of the formulation HD-03/ES in the management of patients with chronic hepatitis B infection, Rajkumar and colleagues enrolled 25 patients with chronic hepatitis B in the present study... Read more »

Derma Update

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Atopic eczema in adulthood has increased risk of depression and anxiety

20th July 2020 Dermatology
A common and devastating ailment that is associated with depression and anxiety is atopic eczema; however, the exact nature of this association still remains unclear. A cohort study was performed to investigate the temporal correlation between... Read more »

News From All Specialities

0.35% of COVID patients on ventilators, says Health Ministry

20th July 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: The health ministry stated on Friday that only 0.35% of COVID-19 patients are on ventilators, less than 1.9% are in ICUs and about 2.8% are on oxygen beds. The actual case load across the country is more than 3.4 lakh. Nearly 80% of asymptomatic and mild cases have been advised home isolation... Read more »
Practice Updates

Three COVID-19 Symptoms Are Most Common: CDC

20th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
While COVID-19 disease can present with an array of symptoms, the CDC has stated that a vast majority of patients in a recent study presented with one of three symptoms - fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The CDC study involved 164 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 16 states... Read more »
Practice Updates

Scientists unsure if recovered COVID patients lose immunity with time

20th July 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Data from recent studies suggest that those recovering from COVID-19 may have antibodies only for a few months, thus indicating that it is hard to attain long-term immunity. However, some scientists state that it is too soon to ascertain if such individuals can catch the infection again...Read more »

Australian researchers develop 20-minute coronavirus blood test

20th July 2020Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Australian researchers at the Monash University have developed a test that can detect novel coronavirus infection in nearly 20 minutes using blood samples; the researchers call it a world-first breakthrough. Researchers stated that the test could ascertain if an individual is infected at present and if they have had the infection in the past...Read more »
Practice Updates

MI May Incite Breast Cancer Recurrence, Mortality

20th July 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
Cardiovascular events could significantly heighten the risk of cancer recurrence and cancer death among survivors of early breast cancer, suggested a review of 1,700 patients. The risk of breast cancer recurrence was found to increase by 59% and cancer-specific death by 60% in patients who had a heart attack, stroke,...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Efficacy of Combination Therapy with Amlodipine & ARBs in Asian Hypertensive Patients

20th July 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension (HTN) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular mortality across the globe. There are several studies that have compared the safety and efficacy between different antihypertensive classes;... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it essential to disclose the names of the members of a surgical team?

20th July 2020
Not disclosing the names of doctors in the surgical team may amount to deficiency of service. In a judgement, the Kerala State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission presiding members M.K. Abdulla Sona and A. Radha directed the Travancore-Cochin Medical Councils-Kerala (TCMC-K) to instruct all doctors...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Priceless definitions

20th July 2020
Wrinkles: Something other people have, similar to my character lines...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 40-year-old male had undergone splenectomy 20 years ago. Peripheral blood smear examination would show the presence of:

20th July 2020
1. Dohle bodies
2. Hypersegmented neutrophils...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: First Aid in Burns

20th July 2020
• Patients with severe thermal burns have a considerable risk of death and morbidity.
• Check for evidence of respiratory distress and smoke inhalation injury, which is a common cause of death in case of acute burn injury... Read more »

eSpiritual: Astik Vs Nastik

20th July 2020
Traditionally, people believe that Nastik are people who do not go to temples or related places of worship. They also do not believe in God. To differentiate between Astik and Nastik, we need to first understand the concept of Sanatan Dharma and Arya Samaj Dharma...Read more »

Inspirational Story: Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your biggest strength

20th July 2020
Once there was a 10-year-old boy who wished to study Judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a car accident. He started having lessons with an old Japanese Judo master. The boy was doing well. But he couldn’t understand the reason as to why, even after three months of training, the master had...Read more »


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Azilsartan medoxomil in the management of hypertension: Its place in therapy

Azilsartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker indicated for the treatment of any stage of hypertension. A review of pharmacology and clinical role of azilsartan monotherapy and azilsartan/chlorthalidone or azilsartan/amlodipine combination therapies for hypertension management was published in the journal Core Evidence... Read more »


Benefits of breastfeeding for mothers

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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 ... Read more »

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