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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Asian Update Part 2

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th August 2020
1053: Update on COVID-19. Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Asian countries update – part 2” 15th August, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants: Member NMAs - Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO; Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong; Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan; Dr Sajjad Qaisar, Pakistan; Dr Prakash Budhathoky, Nepal. Invitees: Dr Russell D’Souza, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Australia; Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 19th August: Acute immuno-inflammatory manageable virus disease with significant post viral phase, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th 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, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16. 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: 22,304,094, Deaths: 784,307, Recovered: 15,044,682... Read more »
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Hyperactivation of Endothelial Cells in Patients with Alcoholic Hepatitis

20th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Patients with alcoholic hepatitis (AH) have hepatic infiltration of leukocytes. There is upregulation of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) on endothelial cell (EC) activation which has a significant role to play in leukocyte transendothelial migration. EC surface can shed CAMs, which accumulate in the blood,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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

20th 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 »
Zinc Update

Role of zinc in immunity and inflammation

20th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The nutritional importance of zinc is known for quite some time, but in the past few decades, zinc’s importance in immune modulation has risen. The objective of this review article is to describe the mechanisms that are involved in the regulation of zinc homeostasis and assess their effects on the immune reaction... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Oxford vaccine could be the first shot for India

20th August 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine candidate could likely be India’s first shot against COVID-19. It may be available for Indians by the end of 2020. Locally developed candidates are also being watched closely. They are also expected to enter the market with a gap of a few weeks if they are cleared in trials... Read more »

Could COVID-19 be the cause of surge in childhood type 1 diabetes?

20th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
In a small UK study, cases of type 1 diabetes among children increased nearly two-fold during the peak of Britain’s COVID-19 outbreak. This could point to a possible link between the two diseases; however, it needs further investigation... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 Effects on Thyroid Gland

20th August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Rates of thyrotoxicosis appear to be significantly higher among patients who are critically ill with COVID-19 compared to critically ill patients who do not have COVID-19, suggests new research. The study, published online in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, compared critically ill...Read more »
Practice Updates

Bariatric Surgery and Fewer BP Medications

20th August 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
Obese patients with hypertension who underwent bariatric surgery experienced a reduction in the medications needed to achieve blood pressure (BP) control, suggests the GATEWAY trial. In the 100-person study, 73% of those who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB)... Read more »

Compression Therapy Reduces Cellulitis Risk in Chronic Leg Edema

20th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
According to findings published online August 12 in The New England Journal of Medicine, among patients with chronic leg edema and recurrent cellulitis, risk for future cellulitis is decreased by 77% by wearing compression stockings or wraps...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

Freedom from shaving/waxing with CPA/EE...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

Is the consent given for a diagnostic procedure also valid as consent for therapeutic treatment?

20th August 2020
No. The two procedures are different and require a separate consent for each. In the Samira Kohli vs. Dr. Prabha Manchanda and Ors. I (2008) CPJ 56 (SC), the Hon’ble Supreme Court summarized the principles relating to consent as follows: “32. iii: Consent given only for a diagnostic procedure,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

What's the Big deal?

20th August 2020
The phone bill was exceptionally high. Man called a family meeting to discuss.
Dad: This is unacceptable. I don't use home phone, I use my work phone.
Mum: Me too. I hardly use home phone. I use my company phone...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

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

20th August 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: Don’t ignore women’s health

20th August 2020
Women are not diagnosed or treated as aggressively as men. Even though more women die of heart disease each year compared to men, they receive only 33% of all angioplasties, stents and bypass surgeries; 28% of implantable defibrillators... Read more »

eSpiritual: Is it necessary to take a dip in Ganga to remove your sins?

20th August 2020
Ganga, Jamuna and Saraswati, the trio Sangam in Allahabad, is believed to be the holiest place in the country where taking a dip can wash away all past sins. After death, ashes are also submerged in Ganga water with an assumption that the past sins will be removed. In Vedic era, what was the intention of the rishis and munis while making this ritual?...Read more »

Inspirational: A most important lesson

20th August 2020
During her second month of nursing school, Suzzane’s professor gave them a pop quiz one day. Being a conscientious student, Suzzane had excelled through the questions, until she read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"...Read more »

Medical Voice

Karnataka: 8,000 treated for mental health issues linked to Covid-19 since May

20th August 2020
BENGALURU: While reports and anecdotal evidence suggest Covid-19 has impacted people psychologically, mere counselling was not enough and hundreds of them required psychiatrist intervention. Since May, according to data accessed by TOI, the government has conducted 4.8 lakh...Read more »


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The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

An article published in the World Allergy Organization Journal elaborated on how the skin barrier structure and function are essential to human health. The authors stated that unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show... Read more »


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... Read more »

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