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Plasma Therapy: Not a Magic Cure

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
22nd June 2020
Reproduced from: India Legal, https://www.indialegallive.com/special-story/plasma-therapy-not-a-magic-cure published June 15, 2020
While the therapy has been touted as a remedy for corona, there can be transfusion reactions or the disease worsening. This includes acute lung injury or acute respiratory distress. A 47-year-old woman, who was the first Covid-19 patient to receive plasma therapy at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune, tested negative for the disease. ICMR has now given permission to many government and private hospitals to use plasma therapy for off-label use in Covid-19 conditions... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Headache in COVID

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
22nd June 2020
952: Headache as presenting symptom of COVID-19 : In a case series published in the journal Headache, Jyotika Singh, DO, Henry Ford Health System, Department of Neurology, Detroit, Michigan, US, and another colleague, describe two cases of women with a history of migraine whose first symptom of COVID-19 was a severe persistent headache. The first case was that of a 31-year-old female, with a history of episodic migraine... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Glomerular Hyperfiltration Tied to Liver Disease Severity in Children with NAFLD

22nd June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Yodoshi et al conducted a study to establish the prevalence of renal impairment in a cohort of youths with histologically confirmed nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The investigators also aimed to ascertain its association with liver disease severity... Read more »

Derma Update

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IL-17A and neutrophilic granulocytes have a significant role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis

22nd June 2020 Dermatology
The objective of this study is to find the expression of IL-17A in the inflammatory infiltrating cells in the plaques as an important factors in the pathological progression in moderate to severe psoriasis... Read more »

News From All Specialities

UN and partners launch guidelines to address needs of most vulnerable groups during COVID-19

22nd June 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Vulnerable groups, especially women, displaced people, migrants, elderly and people with disabilities, may experience the most adverse impacts of COVID-19. The Eastern Mediterranean RCCE Working Group, an inter-agency coordination platform that provides technical support... Read more »
Practice Updates

Sewage study in Italy shows COVID-19 was there in December 2019

22nd June 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Scientists in Italy found traces of the new coronavirus in wastewater collected from Milan and Turin in December 2019. The finding suggests that COVID-19 was already circulating in northern Italy before China reported the first cases. The Italian National Institute of Health assessed 40 sewage samples... Read more »
Practice Updates

Headache May Predict Clinical Evolution of COVID-19

22nd June 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Headache may be a key symptom of COVID-19 and may predict the disease's clinical evolution in individual patients, suggests new research. An observational study of over 100 patients revealed that headache onset could occur during the presymptomatic...Read more »

Ertugliflozin Treatment Safe for Heart in Patients with T2D

22nd June 2020 Pharmacists Cardiology
The SGLT-2 inhibitor ertugliflozin was considered safe for the heart in the phase III VERTIS-CV trial. In comparison with those on placebo, patients who received either 5 mg or 15 mg daily ertugliflozin did not encounter any significant differences in the rate of major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE)...Read more »
Practice Updates

Circadian Rhythm Changes Linked to Future Parkinson's Risk

22nd June 2020 Psychiatry Pharmacists
Abnormalities in circadian rhythm may be an important feature in the very early stages of Parkinson's disease prior to development of symptoms, suggests a new study. Men with abnormal circadian rhythms were found to have 3 times the risk of developing Parkinson's disease...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Bedtime Dosing Improves Asleep ABP Control and Reduces CV Mortality – The Hygia Chronotherapy Trial

22nd June 2020 Hypertension
Sleep BP, a significantly more sensitive prognostic marker of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk than daytime office BP or 24hr mean BP, is normalized to a relatively more normal dipper profile... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there any restriction on the use of loud speakers/public address system in India?

22nd June 2020
Yes. The Noise Rules, 2000 put restriction on the use of loud speakers/public address system and the same cannot be used without written permission. The loudspeakers/public address system/sound producing instruments/musical instruments cannot be...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Three Vampires Walk into a Bar

22nd June 2020
Three vampires walk into a bar and sit down at a table. The waitress comes over and asks the first vampire what he would like. The first vampire responds, "I vould like some blood." The waitress turns to the second vampire and asks what he would like. The vampire responds, "I vould like some blood."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A measure of location which divides the distribution in the ratio of 3:1 is:

22nd June 2020
1. Median.
2. First quartile.
3. Third quartile...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 5 Steps to reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease

22nd June 2020
1. Maintain a healthy weight.
2. Check your waistline.
3. Eat mindfully. Emphasize on colorful, vitamin rich vegetables and fruits; whole grains; fish,... Read more »

eSpiritual: The spiritual prescription "I am sorry"

22nd June 2020
Two hardest words for a doctor to say: "I’m sorry." Most defence lawyers counsel doctors to not apologize to patients. Their view is that if you say you’re sorry for something, you are implicitly taking some degree of responsibility for whatever has happened. In other words, you are pleading guilty...Read more »

Inspirational: Laughter is the Best Medicine

22nd June 2020
Many years ago, Norman Cousins was diagnosed as "terminally ill". He was given six months to live. His chance for recovery was 1 in 500. He could see the worry, depression and anger in his life contributed to, and perhaps helped cause, his disease. He wondered, "If illness can be caused by...Read more »


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Bariatric surgery prevents severe CKD and ESRD

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