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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Dermatology Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
22nd July 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
Update on COVID-19: IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “Dermatology Update and COVID-19” 18th June, 2020, 4-5pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr RV Asokan, Hony Secretary General IMA; Dr Ramesh K Datta, Hony Finance Secretary IMA; Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet; Dr Sanchita Sharma. Faculty: Dr Anil Ganjoo, Senior Dermatologist,... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 21st July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
22nd July 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. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Doubling time India 20 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days,... Read more »
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Poor Response to Hepatitis A Vaccination in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

22nd July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection is commonly encountered in developing countries. According to the World Health Organization, HAV vaccine should be incorporated into the national vaccination calendar for children aged... Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Evaluating renoprotective effects of CCB & ARB/ACEI or ARB/ACEI & diuretic in hypertensive patients

22nd July 2020 Hypertension
Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to kidney damage. Blood pressure targets vary depending on comorbid conditions such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and maintaining blood pressure... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID testing up, worry over false negatives missing re-test

22nd July 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: Use of rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 has come under scrutiny owing to several instances of false negatives and samples testing negative not being tested through RT-PCR, as has been directed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)... Read more »
Practice Updates

Promising study results raise hopes for coronavirus vaccines

22nd July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Preliminary data from trials of three potential COVID-19 vaccines have shown promise that a vaccine can equip the immune system to fight the novel coronavirus without serious side effects. If any of these efforts will give way to a vaccine that can protect billions of people and end the pandemic still remains to be seen... Read more »
Practice Updates

Government Cautions against Use of N-95 Masks With Valved Respirators

22nd July 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The Central Govt has written to all States and Union Territories and has cautioned against the use of N-95 masks with valved respirators by people. It stated that these can harm the measures adopted for the containment of the virus. The Director-General of Health Services (DGHS),...Read more »

Predictors of Improvement in Disorders of Consciousness

22nd July 2020Neurology Pharmacists
New research, published online July 13 in Neurology, states that younger age, shorter time since injury, higher level of responsiveness and consciousness, and EEG reactivity to eye opening are predictors of 6-month improvement in patients in a vegetative or minimally conscious state from a severe brain injury...Read more »
Practice Updates

ICDs for Primary Prevention: Long-term Survival Benefit

22nd July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy was found to maintain a survival benefit in the long run, although it was not consistent for all types of heart failure (HF), suggests new research published in the July 28 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?

22nd July 2020
Yes, it is mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receipt/money receipt issued by him to his/her patients...Read more »

eMedi Humor


22nd July 2020
Hypochondriac – a person who wants to have her ache and treat it too.
Most people just ignore the absurd bet and go back to their conversations. One guy even leaves the bar...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Acantholysis is characteristic of:

22nd July 2020
1. Pemphigus vulgaris.
2. Pemphigoid.
3. Erythema multiforme...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: OTC drug does not mean it should be taken without a doctor’s advice

22nd July 2020
An over-the-counter (OTC) antacid is often used to relieve mild cases of heartburn or acid reflux. Though they are available without a doctor’s prescription, they should be taken only under a doctor’s advice... Read more »

eSpiritual: The vast power of the Spirit

22nd July 2020
Om Poornamadah, “Om Poornamadah Poornamidam, Poornaat Poornamudachyate
Poornasya Poornamaadaaya, Poornameva Avasihyate”
The whole is whole; if you take away the whole from the whole, the whole will still remain....Read more »

Inspirational Story: Be a Good Friend

22nd July 2020
One day, John saw a kid from his class walking home from school. His name was Kyle. He was carrying all of his books. John thought to himself that Kyle must be a nerd to be carrying home all his books on a Friday. John had his weekend planned with parties and a football game with his friends next afternoon,...Read more »

Medical Voice

FDA issues first emergency use authorisation for COVID-19 pool testing

22nd July 2020
Washington D.C: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Saturday (local time) issued an emergency use authorisation (EUA) to Quest Diagnostics that allows pool samples from up to four individuals to test for COVID-19. The Quest test is the first COVID-19 diagnostic test to be authorised for use...Read more »


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Effect of fast dietary proteins on muscle protein synthesis rate and muscle strength

Sarcopenia is characterized by age-related loss of muscle mass and strength. Energy restriction (ER) delays fiber loss as it limits the damaging effects of reactive oxygen species on muscle. Insufficient protein intake during ER seems to affect muscle mass and function... Read more »



Azilsartan medoxomil in the management of hypertension: Its place in therapy

Azilsartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker indicated for the treatment of any stage of hypertension. A review of pharmacology and clinical role of azilsartan monotherapy and azilsartan/chlorthalidone or azilsartan/amlodipine combination therapies for hypertension management was published in the journal Core Evidence... Read more »


Benefits of breastfeeding for mothers

Breast milk is regarded as the infant’s only source of nutrition for the first 6 months of life. Complementary foods are added to the infant’s diet at 6 months of age. It is usually recommended that breastfeeding should be continued up to two years of age and beyond that.1... 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 of a next-generation ... Read more »

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