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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: SARS-CoV-2 serologic testing

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
20th September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1086: New guidelines from IDSA on use of SARS-CoV-2 serologic testing in a variety of settings
DG Alerts: The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has published evidence-based recommendations for the optimal use of COVID-19 serologic tests. The guideline is published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The guideline panel agreed on 8 diagnostic recommendations: 1. The panel suggests against using serologic testing for the diagnosis of COVID-19 infection during the first 2 weeks (14 days) following symptom onset (conditional recommendation, very low certainty of evidence)....Read more »
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World COVID Meter 19th September: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th September 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, 22M August 19, 23M August 21, 24M August 27, 25M August 30, 26M September 3, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18. 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: 30,690,576, Deaths: 956,350, Recovered: 22,333,057... Read more »
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Safety of Antiviral Therapy and Drug Withdrawal to Prevent Mother-To-Child Transmission of HBV during Pregnancy

20th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Prenatal antiviral therapy (AVT) is known to prevent vertical transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV). The evidence is scarce; however, on the safety of postpartum cessation of AVT, which may induce alanine aminotransferase (ALT) elevation. A study published in the Journal of Medical Virology explored the necessity of prolonging maternal AVT after delivery... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

20th 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

Predicting growth in zinc-deficient stunted infants with supplemental zinc in a dynamic model

20th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Deficiency of zinc can limit infant growth and increase their susceptibility to infections that can further affect their growth. Supplementation of zinc can improve the growth of zinc-deficient stunted infants. However, the frequency, amount and duration of zinc supplementation that is required to restore... Read more »

News From All Specialities

U.S. again reverses COVID-19 testing guidance

20th September 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. government has reversed the guidance on COVID-19 testing for a second time, urging people exposed to those infected with the virus to get tested even if they do not have symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in late August, had said that people... Read more »
Practice Updates

UK experiencing start of COVID-19 second wave, says British PM

20th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
London: The United Kingdom is currently enduring the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic's second wave, said Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The Prime Minister also hinted at tougher social distancing restrictions being introduced.... Read more »

Russia Grants Approval to First COVID-19 Prescription Drug for Sale in Pharmacies

20th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Moscow: Russia has granted approval to R-Pharm's treatment for outpatients with mild to moderate COVID-19 infection. The antiviral drug could be available to pharmacies across the country as early as next week, stated the company. The approval of Coronavir as a prescription drug comes after another Russian...Read more »

Pesco-Mediterranean Diet, Fasting Promising to Reduce CVD

20th September 2020 Pharmacists Public Health
A Pesco-Mediterranean diet that consists of plants, legumes, nuts, whole grains, extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), moderate amounts of dairy products, and fish and/or seafood, along with intermittent fasting (time-restricted eating), can potentially limit the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), suggests a new review...Read more »

Parkinson's Disease and COVID-19

20th September 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
There appears to be no robust evidence that having Parkinson's disease heightens the likelihood of COVID-19, or that COVID-19 predisposes to a greater risk of Parkinson's disease. However, there have been reports of worsening Parkinson's symptoms in infected patients, suggested K. Ray Chaudhuri,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

When is it a case of negligence?

20th September 2020
If no inquiry or experts are required, then it is a clear case of negligence. In such cases, medical negligence is established based on the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur (the thing speaks for itself).
• If there is any evidence of prima facie case, never events or mens rea (criminal intent)...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Leave application by a student

20th September 2020
As my headache is paining please grant me leave for the day...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

High resolution computed tomography of the chest is the ideal modality for evaluating:

20th September 2020
1. Pleural effusion.
2. Interstitial lung disease.
3. Lung mass....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Winter smoking may be dangerous

20th September 2020
Winter smoking can precipitate heart attack, paralysis and acute rise in blood pressure. Smoking in winter can also increase the risk of erectile dysfunction in men. Men who smoke 20 cigarettes a day are 40% more likely to struggle with erectile dysfunction than men who do not smoke. ... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we light a lamp during pooja?

20th September 2020
|| Deepajyothi parabrahma | Deepa Jyotir Janaardanah
Deepo harati paapaani | Sandhyaa deepa namostute ||...Read more »

Inspirational: Short test of how you think

20th September 2020
This is a test
You are driving down in your car on a stormy night, and pass by a bus stop. You see three people waiting for the bus:
• An old lady who looks as if she is about to die. • An old friend who once saved your life. • The perfect partner you have been dreaming about...Read more »

Medical Voice

Delhi: Scaling up of RT-PCR tests an uphill task

20th September 2020
New Delhi: Following Delhi High Court’s order to scale up RT-PCR tests for Covid-19, Delhi government is working out the modalities for expanding the use of the test, considered the most reliable for establishing infection. But experts say that increasing the number of RT-PCR tests is fraught with challenges...Read more »


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People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia or obesity alone... Read more »


Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

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Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »

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