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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Efficacy of public health measures to control the transmission of COVID-19 in young adults

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
21st November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1149: The efficacy of public health measures to control the transmission of COVID-19 in young adults.
NEJM EXCERPTS: A study evaluated SARS-CoV-2 infections among U.S. Marine Corps recruits who were subjected to a 2-week quarantine at home and a second supervised 2-week quarantine at a closed college campus that required them to wear mask, practice social distancing, and daily temperature and symptom monitoring...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 20th November: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
21st November 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, 31M September 21, 32M September 23, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17, 40M October 19, 41M October 22, 42M October 24, 43M October 26,... Read more »
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The role of oxidative stress and inflammation: Mechanisms of Diabetes-Induced Liver Damage

21st November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Liver damage is a severe problem between patients with Diabetes Mellitus (DM). DM is a world-wide public health problem with an intensifying occurrence and dominance, mainly in developing and newly developed countries. Quite a few critical trails have been recognized as causing liver damage in diabetic patients... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

21st November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Effect of zinc supplementation on psychological and physical symptoms in young females with premenstrual syndrome

21st November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is an essential nutrient that is known to have several beneficial effects that includes antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant actions. Evidence on the effects of supplementation of zinc on biomarkers of oxidative stress, inflammation and antidepressant-like effects in young women with premenstrual syndrome... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Remdesivir no silver bullet for COVID-19 treatment, says WHO

21st November 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
An advisory body of the World Health Organization (WHO) is not recommending the use of the antiviral drug remdesivir for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, stating that there is lack of evidence that it improves survival outcomes or decreases the need for ventilation. A WHO Guideline Development Group (GDG)... Read more »

Feluda test to be available in Delhi soon

21st November 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: Feluda, the world’s first CRISPR Cas-9 (gene-editing tool)-based diagnostic test for COVID-19, will be available in Delhi-NCR from the first week of December and will soon be rolled out in Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Pune, thereafter. This would considerably increase the country’s testing capacities... Read more »

India Could Get Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine By April 2021, says Serum Institute CEO

21st November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: According to the Serum Institute of India's CEO Adar Poonawalla, the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine should be available for healthcare workers and the elderly by around February next year and by April for the general public. The vaccine will cost a maximum of 1,000 for two necessary doses for the public, depending on the final trial results and regulatory approvals.... Read more »

COVID-19 Patients Most Infectious in First Week of Illness

21st November 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A systematic review and meta-analysis has revealed that SARS-CoV-2 viral load in the upper respiratory tract reached a maximum during the first week of illness based on cycle threshold values; however, individuals continued to shed viral matter for over 2 weeks. None of the 79 studies included in the review could find live virus beyond 9 days,... Read more »

Fertility Preservation Improves Live Births after Breast Cancer

21st November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Data obtained from a Swedish cohort suggested that fertility preservation (FP) was successful for women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Around 23% of women who underwent FP had one or more live births following treatment for breast cancer,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Check list in case of a dispute regarding consent

21st November 2020
• Medical consent
• High-risk medical consent
• Surgical consent...Read more »

eMedi Humor


21st November 2020
This old man visits his doctor and after a thorough examination, the doctor tells him, "I have good news and bad news, what would you like to hear first?"
Patient: Well, give me the bad news first.
Doctor: You have stomach cancer; I estimate that you have about two years left...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

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

21st November 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: Some facts on Malaria

21st November 2020
• Malaria is transmitted by the bite of a female anopheles mosquito.
• The mosquito mainly bites between dusk and dawn.
• Malaria can also be transmitted through blood transfusion, or through sharing of contaminated needles... Read more »

eSpiritual: Managing grief by free expressive writing

21st November 2020
The loss of a loved one is often painful. The resultant grief makes it hard to eat, sleep and leads to loss of interest in routine life, affecting behavior and judgment. Some can feel agitated or exhausted, to sob unexpectedly, or to withdraw from the world and others may find themselves struggling with feelings of sorrow, numbness,...Read more »

Inspirational: True Treasure

21st November 2020
A young girl saw a colorful rainbow after a thunderstorm. She quickly called her mother to look out the window and see it. Looking at the beautiful rainbow, the mother was amazed at how its beauty could still elate her middle-aged heart. She recalled one of the very first times she ever saw a rainbow...Read more »

Medical Voice

Indiscriminate use of convalescent plasma therapy in Covid patients not advisable: ICMR

21st November 2020
The country's apex health research body, ICMR, has issued an advisory stating that indiscriminate use of convalescent plasma therapy (CPT) in coronavirus infected patients is not advisable. The Covid-19 caseload in India has mounted to over 89 lakh. In an "Evidence Based Advisory to address Inappropriate Use of Convalescent Plasma...Read more »


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Several patients continue to have high blood pressure (BP) even after treatment with angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor blockers (ARBs). The present study, published in the International Heart Journal, compared the efficacy and safety... Read more »


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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 »


International guidelines and recommendations for surgery during Covid-19 pandemic

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