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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: CDC Updated Guidance does not Imply Immunity to Reinfection

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
22nd August 2020
Multispeciality
1055: People who are infected with COVID-19 do not necessarily have immunity to reinfection for three months, said CDC. It is possible that people may continue to test positive for SARS-CoV-2 for up to three months following diagnosis and not transmit the infection to others. But, this does not imply that infection confers immunity for that period... Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 21st August: Acute immuno-inflammatory manageable virus disease with significant post viral phase, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
22nd August 2020
Multispeciality
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, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16, 22M August 20. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity, Coronavirus Cases: 22,856,134, Deaths: 796,992, Recovered: 15,511,669... Read more »
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Role of alpha-1 antitrypsin in alcohol-related liver disease

22nd August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) has been shown to have potential anti-inflammatory activity in several preclinical and clinical trials. The present study evaluated the role of AAT in ALD. In all, 512 patients with cirrhosis were clinically characterized. Investigators compared the survival,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

CCB and ARB combination can prevent CV events in elderly high-risk hypertensive patients with CKD

22nd August 2020 Hypertension
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is displayed by decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Globally, CKD is a public health disorder and a higher incidence can be seen in the older population. Evidence shows that... Read more »
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Zinc Update

Impact of supplementation of zinc in immune function in older adults

22nd August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The diet intake especially in the elderly people does not provide an adequate level of nutrients that is required to maintain a satisfactory healthy status. It could be due to the micronutrient deficiencies and impaired immune response with consequent development of degenerative diseases. Nutrient "zinc" is a significant micronutrient,... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

South Korea urges more testing, quarantines

22nd August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
South Korean health authorities have cautioned that a cluster of COVID-19 infections in Seoul could spread as thousands of people attended a rally by political groups last week. Several cases among the current surge in infections have been among members of a church, some of whom attended the rally... Read more »
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Win-Col

COVID-19 case doubling rate at 29 days in India, 101 days in Delhi

22nd August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
COVID-19 cases are doubling at a rate of 28.8 days in India, and the doubling rate in Delhi is presently 101.5 days, according to data presented by the health department of Delhi government in a meeting of Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA)... Read more »
Practice Updates

Systolic Orthostatic Hypotension Linked with Dementia Risk

22nd August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Systolic, but not diastolic, orthostatic hypotension has been found to be associated with a 40% rise in the risk for incident dementia in a new study published online in Neurology. The risk is not affected by demographic variables or medical comorbidities, suggests the new research....Read more »
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Practice Updates

Povidone-iodine to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection

22nd August 2020 ENT Multispeciality
SARS-CoV-2, a novel coronavirus, known to cause Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), surfaced in Wuhan, China towards the end of the year 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a public health emergency of international concern on January 30, 2020.... Read more »
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Pollution tied to first time asthma in children: Study

22nd August 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Allergy & Immunology
The more children are exposed to pollution, the greater the risk they have of developing their first case of asthma, suggested a large study published in the BMJ. The study has added to the increasing evidence base that exposure to air pollution affects the development of chronic breathing problems...Read more »
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COVID-19 Patients Should Delay Flu Shot, says CDC

22nd August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Patients with COVID-19 should defer getting their influenza vaccine, said FDA officials. This is not because of any evidence about how the virus impacts vaccination, but to make sure that others in the healthcare setting are not exposed to the virus.... Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

CPA/EE improves the overall endocrinological profile in PCOS women...Read more »

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Medicolegal Corner

Are doctors supposed to administer medicine as per the instructions only?

22nd August 2020
A doctor is expected to administer the medicines to his patients as per the instructions, including the maximum dosage given on the package of the medicine. Doctor cannot depart from the instructions as given on the package of the medicine or any medical equipment....Read more »

eMedi Humor

Coffee Dilemma

22nd August 2020
A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The wife said, "You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don’t have to wait as long to get our coffee". The husband said,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The parameters of sensitivity and specificity are used for assessing:

22nd August 2020
1. Criterion validity.
2. Construct validity.
3. Discriminant validity...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Nine modifiable risk factors for heart attack

22nd August 2020
The majority of known risk factors for heart attack are modifiable by specific preventive measures. The nine potentially modifiable factors include smoking, dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, abdominal obesity, psychosocial factors, regular alcohol consumption, daily consumption... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Significance of Lighting a Lamp in Any Worship

22nd August 2020
Deepajyothi parabrahma
Deepa Jyotir Janaardanah
Deepo harati paapaani...Read more »

Inspirational: The Little Wave

22nd August 2020
Once there was a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a wonderful time. While he was enjoying the wind and the fresh air, he noticed the other waves in front of him crashing against the shore. The little wave felt terrible. He was worried what was going to happen to him...Read more »

Medical Voice

No proof of relapse, reinfection among recovered: ICMR

22nd August 2020
PUNE: Members of the Indian Council of Medical Research’s surveillance and clinical group told TOI on Wednesday that there has been no evidence so far of repeat Covid-19 infections, or relapses, in recovered patients. The members were asked about possible relapses after some members of...Read more »
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From Other Newsletter

Nephrology

Orthopedics

Practical efficacy of olmesartan vs. azilsartan in patients with hypertension: MUSCAT-4 study

A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan (olmesartan medoxomil, OL group) or 20mg of azilsartan (azilsartan, AZ group)... Read more »

Orthopedics

Orthopedics

Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesity

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 »

Pediatrics

The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

An article published in the World Allergy Organization Journal elaborated on how the skin barrier structure and function are essential to human health. The authors stated that unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show... Read more »

Surgery

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... Read more »
 

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