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Migrating citizens of India: Let them go with respect

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO and HCFI
22nd May 2020
Multispeciality
Over 5 crore or 50 million people are in process of migration from metro cities to their own native place in villages. Around 8% of migrants are found to be positive in Bihar when checked in various shelter places. It only means that required physical distance is not being followed by them in the transit. If this continues, we expect that the doubling time of COVID-19 will remain around 13 days and in the next two weeks,... Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 21st May: Living with COVID 1.0: End Fear Pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
22nd May 2020
Multispeciality
212 Countries affected, Nearly 99 K cases and 4.5 K deaths per day
Minimum Likely Deaths 336591. Total cases 5 M
President Trump on hydroxychloroquine; Moderna vaccine tested in people appeared to be safe and able to stimulate an immune response against the virus. WHO agreed to begin an inquiry into the global response to the pandemic, at the end of a rough annual meeting... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Anthropometric, biochemical and clinical assessment of malnutrition among children with chronic liver diseases

22nd May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Malnutrition is a common occurrence among children with chronic liver diseases (CLD). Inadequate nutrient intake linked to anorexia, metabolic derangement,... Read more »
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Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Pruritus in autoimmune connective tissue diseases is a characteristic symptom

22nd May 2020 Dermatology
Autoimmune connective tissue diseases (ACTDs) are a wide range of diseases that are featured by immune dysregulation. They often have multisystem involvement with noticeable skin manifestations... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Union Health Minister set to take charge as WHO Executive Board chairman

22nd May 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan is going to take charge as the chairman of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board on May 22, stated sources. The Executive Board meeting of the WHO is scheduled for May 22... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO chief applauds ‘landmark resolution’ to accelerate COVID-19 response

22nd May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
With unparalleled support, the World Health Assembly adopted a landmark resolution, outlining a roadmap of the actions that are required to sustain and expedite the COVID-19 response at national as well as international levels, the UN health agency chief said on Wednesday. WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Monkeys infected with COVID-19 develop immunity, suggest studies

22nd May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Two studies in monkeys present the first scientific evidence that surviving COVID-19 may yield immunity from reinfection, a positive sign that vaccines currently under development may succeed, stated researchers. In one of the studies, nine monkeys were infected with COVID-19...Read more »

High-Intensity Exercise Builds Bone in Older Men

22nd May 2020 Orthopedics Diabetes and Endocrinology
A high-intensity exercise program, already known to improve bone density and performance in women, has been found to be effective in older men with low bone density, suggested the LIFTMOR-M study, published in the journal Bone. The protocol involves barbell-based weightlifting and impact training involving jumping...Read more »
Practice Updates

Are ACE Inhibitors Protective Against Severe COVID-19?

22nd May 2020Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
A nationwide US observational study has suggested that ACE inhibitors may be protective against severe illness in older people with COVID-19, propelling a randomized clinical trial to test the strategy. Furthermore, a new meta-analysis of all the available data on the use of ACE inhibitors...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What action can be taken if patient threatens filing an FIR?

22nd May 2020
Threatening any person, i.e. criminal intimidation, is a criminal offence under Section 503 of Indian Penal Code and the same is punishable under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code. If any person threatens the doctor, then the doctor can lodge an FIR under Section 503/506 IPC against the said persons for committing the offence of criminal intimidation...Read more »

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22nd May 2020
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eMedi Quiz

Polyps are generally managed endoscopically. Which of the following is not an indication for resectional surgery?

22nd May 2020
a) Lymphovascular invasion
b) Poor differentiation
c) Flat or ulcerated lesion...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Shoe Hygiene

22nd May 2020
• Avoid poorly fitting shoes.
• Patients with diabetes should avoid walking bare feet.
• Very tight shoes can cause pressure ulcers... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: What do you mean by ‘food is Brahman’?

22nd May 2020
‘Food is Brahman’ is a Vedic Upanishad and Bhagavad Gita saying. Brahma is consciousness, therefore, food is consciousness. Though the traditional Vedic teaching has been that consciousness is present in everything, yet only food is considered Brahman. We never say that stone is Brahman nor dog is Brahman...Read more »

Inspirational: Story of Appreciation

22nd May 2020
One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the first interview; the director did the last interview, and made the last decision. The director discovered from the CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent all the way;...Read more »

Medical Voice

Quitting smoking might reduce severe coronavirus infection risk: Study

22nd May 2020
New York: Cigarette smoke spurs the lungs to make more of the receptor protein which the novel coronavirus uses to enter human cells, according to a study which suggests that quitting smoking might reduce the risk of a severe coronavirus infection. The findings, published in the journal Developmental Cell,...Read more »

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Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesitys

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 »

Allergy-and-Immunology

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 »

Dermatology

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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