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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 68

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
22nd April 2020
(With regular inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
COVID-19 Neurological manifestations : Five more cases of Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) in association with COVID-19 have been reported. The cases from Italian researchers are reported a little more than 2 weeks following the first reported case of COVID-19 presenting as GBS. The article, with lead author Gianpaolo Toscano, MD, IRCCS C. Mondino Foundation, Pavia, Italy, was published online April 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine. ... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 21st April

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
22nd April 2020
210 countries affected, over 2.48 M cases, Deaths cross 200,000 with current trend with minimum expected deaths over 178938, 21.9 deaths per million population
April 9 US: 9,282 healthcare workers, 723 hospitalizations and 27 deaths. India doubling time 7 days. 1st 100,000 cases in 67 days, 2nd in 11 days, 3rd in 4 days, 4th in 3 days, 5th in 2.5 days, 6th in 2 days, 7th in 2 days, and subsequent in 1.5 days... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Genetic pathways in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

22nd April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
A new article published in Hepatology reported that the etiology of NAFLD involves multiple interactions between environmental and genetic factors. Here, the authors reviewed the major pathways and dominant genetic modifiers in human... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is International Mother Earth Day

22nd April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Mother Earth is giving a clear signal and urging a call to action. Nature is suffering. Australian fires, heat records and the worst locust invasion in Kenya, and now COVID -19, a worldwide health pandemic link to the health of our ecosystem.... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO guidance to help detect iron deficiency and protect brain development

22nd April 2020 NeurologyPathology & Lab Medicine
Iron deficiency in children below two years of age can have significant adverse effects on brain development, resulting in negative consequences on learning and school performance later in life. The World Health Organization has issued new guidance, “World Health Organization guidelines on the use of... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 in India: Case-doubling rate slows down to 7.5 days from 3.4

22nd April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: The rate of doubling of COVID-19 cases in India has gone up to 7.5 days from 3.4 days prior to the national lockdown was imposed on March 24. This highlights the impact of strict social distancing and containment measures, officials said...Read more »

Hong Kong extends restrictions to preserve success of coronavirus efforts

22nd April 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Hong Kong’s government is set to continue with the restrictions to tackle the coronavirus for another 14 days so that the city’s success in keeping the number of cases down is sustained, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday. The extension came as governments around the world, including Australia,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Screen Time for Babies Linked with Autism Symptoms Later

22nd April 2020 Pharmacists Psychiatry
Babies who watched television or video screens at 12 months of age had more autism-like symptoms when they reached age 2, suggested a prospective study. Furthermore, 12-month-old infants who played daily with their parents had fewer autism-like symptoms at age 2,...Read more »

Derma Update

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A comparison of therapeutic management of adults with atopic dermatitis with psoriasis and chronic urticaria

22nd April 2020 Dermatology
The management options in atopic dermatitis are based on consensus-based guidelines, also established for psoriasis and chronic urticaria... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a registered medical practitioner compel or force his patient to purchase the drug/medicine from him only?

22nd April 2020
No, a registered medical practitioner cannot compel or force his patient to purchase the drug/medicine from him only. Though as per Item No. 5 of the Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 and Clause 6.3 of the Code of Medical Ethics,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Organized Crime

22nd April 2020
No matter how much the government fights it, organized crime just seems to get more organized every day. The police pulled in a Mob kingpin recently and reminded him he had the right to make a phone call. "Just fax the arrest report to my lawyer,"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All the following are true regarding abscess of the spleen except:

22nd April 2020
a) Majority of splenic abscesses result from hematogenous spread from other sites.
b) Both Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms are responsible for abscess of spleen.
c) Splenomegaly (enlargement of spleen) is present in most of the patients...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Cough and Cold

22nd April 2020
• Cough and cold are commonly seen in the winter season and should not be ignored.
• Throat pain without cough is usually bacterial in origin and calls for medical attention.
• Sore throat with cough is viral in origin and requires no antibiotics... Read more »

eSpiritual: Positive Attitudes

22nd April 2020
All those out there who feel you are at your wits’ end wondering how things don’t ever work out for you, can now relax and dwell on all those failures that life has taken you through and turn failure into success. 1. Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure. It means you haven’t succeeded yet...Read more »

Inspirational: Let the mud settle down

22nd April 2020
Once, Buddha, while travelling, happened to pass a lake. He told one of his disciples that he was thirsty and asked him to get some water for him from that lake. The disciple noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake...Read more »

Medical Voice

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Covid-19 changes medication needs of masses

New Delhi: The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought about a sudden change in the medication needs of masses with a clear preference being shown for respiratory, anti-diabetic, cardiac therapies as compared to anti-infective, gastro, vitamin or pain therapies that had commanded higher demand in pre-Covid period. In the month of March, demand for Cardiac drugs grew by..Read more »  


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis prevent against bone loss in osteoporosis

The American National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep per day for adults 18 years of age and older. There has been increasing amount of research into the association between osteoporosis and sleep... 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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