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Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
21st August 2020
1054: Meta-analysis evaluates impact of cardiovascular risk profile on COVID-19 outcome
1. Patients with COVID-19 with cardiovascular comorbidities or risk factors have higher odds of developing cardiovascular complications while hospitalized for COVID-19 and have a higher mortality risk, suggests a study published in PLOS One. 2. Investigators from Italy assessed data from 21 published observational studies on 77,317 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in Asia, Europe, and the United States.... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 20th 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
21st 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... Read more »
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Alcohol Consumption and Metabolic Syndrome – Impact on Mortality in Patients with Nonalcoholic and Alcohol-Related Fatty Liver Disease

21st August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Non-alcoholic and alcohol-related fatty liver disease tend to overlap. Metabolic syndrome and alcohol consumption are known to have a role in progressive liver disease in these conditions. A study was conducted to determine the impact of alcohol consumption and metabolic syndrome on mortality in individuals with fatty liver... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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

21st 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, oxidative stress and chronic inflammation

21st August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is important for several cellular functions, including immunity. Investigators have used zinc supplementation to impact the outcomes of several diseases. The objective of these efforts has been either to support immunity through zinc administration or to improve the zinc dependent immune functions in individuals with zinc deficiency... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Bangladesh to conduct trials of Indian COVID-19 vaccines

21st August 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
DHAKA - Bangladesh is set to conduct trials of potential COVID-19 vaccines being developed by India. The country will receive early supplies of a successful vaccine candidate, stated officials. Bangladesh is willing to participate in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, and its trial,... Read more »

Less than 5% of COVID positive children need ICU care

21st August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: Children affected with COVID-19 are often asymptomatic or have mild infection. Less than 5% of the children who test positive for COVID-19 go on to need ICU care. This has been confirmed by Pediatricians from AIIMS, PGI Chandigarh and other leading medical institutions... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate Declines To 1.91% in India

21st August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
New Delhi: As 60,091 people recover from coronavirus infection in a day, the total recoveries on Wednesday crossed the 2 million mark. The recovery rate stood at 73.64%, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate came down to 1.91%, said the Union Health Ministry...Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 Linked to Development of Myasthenia Gravis

21st August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
According to new research, myasthenia gravis should be added to the list of potential neurological sequelae of COVID-19. Clinicians from Italy report on possibly the first three reported cases of acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody-positive myasthenia gravis following COVID-19 infection... Read more »

Where does the COVID-19 Virus First Strike?

21st August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
A lab study of human tissue samples has suggested that one particular part of the nose may provide insights into the transmission, symptoms, and treatment options for COVID-19. Researchers reported that ACE2 receptor expression was 200- to 700-times higher in the olfactory epithelium in comparison with other areas of the nose and trachea....Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

Impact of CPA therapy on free androgen index in women with PCOS...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

What is Bolam’s test?

21st August 2020
“The stringent standards regarding disclosure laid down in Canterbury, as necessary to secure an informed consent of the patient is not accepted in the English courts. In England, the standard applicable is popularly known as the Bolam’s test, first laid down in a trial relating to negligence...Read more »

eMedi Humor

And I work in the dark!

21st August 2020
A doctor of psychology was doing his normal morning rounds, and he entered a patient's room to find his patient sitting on the floor, sawing at a piece of wood with the side of his hand. Meanwhile, another patient was in the room, hanging from the ceiling by his feet....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The exaggerated lepromin test seen in cases of Lucio phenomenon is called as

21st August 2020
a. Mitsuda's reaction
b. Medina-Ramirez reaction
c. Fischer's test...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Do not heat leafy vegetables twice

21st August 2020
Nitrates in foods like spinach, beet root and lettuce stimulate the production of nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide is known to relax the blood vessels. Ingested nitrate is reduced by oral, commensal, bacteria to nitrite, which is further reduced to nitric oxide... Read more »

eSpiritual: Negative Thoughts are Absence of Positive Thoughts

21st August 2020
Darkness cannot be removed physically; it can only be removed by switching on the light or going into sunlight or lighting a fire. Similarly, negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts. In Bhagavad Gita, it has been said that in the period of Uttarayana with longer days, the first half at full moon,...Read more »

Inspirational: The Comfort Zone

21st August 2020
I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn't fail. The same four walls and busy work were really more like jail. I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before, but stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor...Read more »

Medical Voice

Testing ramped up to 9L a day, positivity rate now 6.1%

21st August 2020
New Delhi: In what are the best numbers in a while, India conducted close to 9 lakh tests on a single day while the daily positivity rate fell to 6.1% on Tuesday, reports Sushmi Dey. The lower positivity rate, despite higher testing, is seen as a reassuring development as the daily count of cases...Read more »


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Practical efficacy of olmesartan vs. azilsartan in patients with hypertension: MUSCAT-4 study

A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan (olmesartan medoxomil, OL group) or 20mg of azilsartan (azilsartan, AZ group)... Read more »



Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesity

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 »


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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