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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Co-Infection

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
21st September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1088: Flu, COVID-19 or Both? Don't Ignore Co-Infection
• When a patient presents with acute respiratory symptoms this winter, the CDC says that clinicians should consider three options: influenza, COVID-19, or co-infection. • Co-infection with both influenza and COVID-19 has been documented in case reports as well as case series. • The differentiating feature is loss of smell and loss of taste, which has not been reported with influenza virus infection...Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Viral load and mortality

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
21st September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1087: SARS-CoV-2 viral load can predict mortality in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 with and without cancer. DG Alerts Excerpts: 1. High COVID-19 viral load at admission predicts mortality in hospitalized patients with and without cancer, suggests a study published in Cancer Cell. 2. Investigators assessed cycle threshold (Ct) values from PCR assays of 100 patients with cancer and 2,914 patients without cancer, admitted to 3 hospitals in New York City from March 15 through May 14, 2020... Read more »
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Meta-analysis of 50 phase III clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of a herbal formulation in infective hepatitis

21st September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Kolhapure and Mitra conducted a meta-analysis of 50 published study reports to ascertain the efficacy and safety of an herbal formulation in hepatitis A virus infection. The formulation comprises of Capparis spinosa, Cichorium intybus, Solanum nigrum, Terminalia arjuna, Cassia occidentalis, Achillea millefolium and Tamarix gallica.... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

21st 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

Evaluating zinc deficiency by functional indicators

21st September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
A very essential micronutrient for growth and proper immune function of the body is zinc. Currently, there is no simple recommendation for the evaluation of the population-level of zinc deficiency. Trials of supplementation of zinc have shown positive effects of supplementation on clinical results and growth... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day

21st September 2020 Business and Medicine Neurology
World Alzheimer’s Day is observed every year on September 21. This day aims to raise awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia. World Alzheimer's Day is part of World Alzheimer's Month and the focus this year is on dementia. To tackle the global dementia challenge,... Read more »
Practice Updates

30 COVID-19 vaccine candidates under development: Health Ministry

21st September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: Around 30 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in pre-clinical and clinical stages are currently being developed by pharmaceutical industry and academia in India. Three of the vaccine candidates are in advanced stage of Phase I/II/III trials while 4 are in advanced pre-clinical development stage,... Read more »

Pregnant women with COVID-19 may be at increased risk of preterm delivery, says study

21st September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
According to a study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pregnant women with COVID-19 who are hospitalized may have an increased risk of giving birth prematurely. As per data, 12.6% of live births among hospitalized women with COVID-19 were preterm compared to...Read more »

Dose-Response Relationship between Exercise and Improvement in Diabetes

21st September 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
The more patients with type 2 diabetes exercise, the greater the decline in A1c, suggests a new post-hoc analysis of data collected over 6 months of supervised exercise. This dose-response relationship between exercise and fall in A1c was sustained for those who did aerobic training or combined aerobic and resistance exercises,...Read more »

Biologics for Psoriasis May Reduce Coronary Plaque

21st September 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Biologics used for the treatment of psoriasis may also help reduce lipid-rich necrotic core (LRNC), a high-risk plaque associated with cardiovascular events, suggests new research from a prospective, observational study. Cardiac CT scans were performed on patients with psoriasis 1 year following the initiation... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can an institution run by a physician be advertised? Should you advertise your medical practice?

21st September 2020
As per the provisions of Clause 6.1.1 of the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, soliciting of patients directly or indirectly by the physician or group of physicians or by institution or organization is unethical. Further, as per the provisions of Clause 6.1.1 of Indian Medical Council...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Just seem longer.

21st September 2020
Patient: Doctor, if I give up wine, women, and song, will I live longer?
Doctor: Not really, it will just seem longer...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

An enzyme involved in the catabolism of fructose to pyruvate in the liver is:

21st September 2020
1.Glyceraldehyde–3–phosphate dehydrogenase.
2. Phosphoglucomutase.
3. Lactate dehydrogenase...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: High fat diet increases risk of prostate cancer

21st September 2020
Diets high in saturated fat increase the risk of prostate cancer, according to a report published in the International Journal of Cancer.
• Men who consume high saturated animal fat diet are twice as likely to experience disease progression after prostate cancer surgery as men with lower saturated fat intake... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Scientific Aspects of Prayer

21st September 2020
It is natural for us to promise or offer to pray for someone who suffers from sickness. So many people believe in the power of prayer that it has now caught the attention of scientists and doctors. Today most hospitals and nursing homes are building prayer rooms for their patients,...Read more »

Inspirational: A Story for Passover

21st September 2020
Austrian baker Manfred Klaschka was once in the news because of his catalogue of cake designs. The catalogue was in the news this week because it included cakes decorated with swastikas as well as one with a baby raising its right arm in a Nazi salute. Klaschka insisted that he is not a Nazi...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.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »


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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