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Lateral Thinking

Dr KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India
23rd April 2020
Nosodes or autologous inactivated potentized pathogens - Heterologous convalescent plasma antibodies vs. autologous inactivated potentized virus antigen. The science is virgin for exploration as is disowned by homoeopaths and not recognized by Modern Medicine and Ayurveda... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 69

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
23rd April 2020
(With regular inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
Poison centers see 20% spike in calls related to cleaners, disinfectants: Poison centers in the United States have seen over 20% rise in calls for exposures to cleaners and disinfectants during the first 3 months this year compared with the same time period in 2019, according to a new MMWR report... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Liver Transplantation for Acute Liver Failure

23rd April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
An article published in Clinics in Liver Disease reported that the advent of liver transplant for acute liver failure (ALF) has drastically improved the survival rate. Liver transplant for ALF accounts for 8% of all transplant cases and the one-year... Read more »

News From All Specialities

PAHO Director calls for accelerating and expanding testing for COVID-19 in the Americas

23rd April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, called to expedite and expand testing for COVID-19 in countries of the Americas. “We need a clearer view of where the virus is circulating and how many people... Read more »
Practice Updates

CDC chief warns of worse second COVID-19 wave

23rd April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A second wave of the coronavirus is expected to hit the United States next winter and could possibly strike much harder than the first one since it would likely begin at the start of influenza season, warned the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... Read more »
Practice Updates

69% of coronavirus cases found positive in India were asymptomatic, says ICMR

23rd April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: COVID-19 tests that yielded positive results in India suggest that 69% of the positive cases were asymptomatic, while 31% were symptomatic, reflecting a ratio of 1:2, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)...Read more »

Sudden Loss of Taste and Smell Should Be Part of COVID-19 Screen

23rd April 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Accumulating evidence points to a sudden loss of smell and/or taste as a presenting symptom of COVID-19. As a result, the call to screen for these phenomena is growing. Several new publications show that a large number of people infected with COVID-19 report loss of smell and/or taste,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Gout Increases Risk of Heart Failure in Older Adults

23rd April 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Older adults with gout were found to have an increased risk for incident heart failure in a large population-based cohort study. Among participants enrolled in the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study,...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Atopic dermatitis itch scale: A new measure to assess pruritus in patients with atopic dermatitis

23rd April 2020 Dermatology
Pruritus represents the fundamental symptom of atopic dermatitis (AD). Martin and colleagues recently conducted a study to devise a patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument for daily administration in clinical... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can an MBBS doctor treat a patient who is admitted under him & has a specific complaint?

23rd April 2020
If a patient is admitted under an MBBS doctor and has a specific complaint, the MBBS doctor should refer the patient to the specialist or any other physician for consultation and treatment. The MBBS doctor cannot practice which is detrimental to his/her patient. Also,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Smart Kid

23rd April 2020
So little Johnnie comes home with his report card for 5th grade, and shows it to his mother. His mom reads the report card and gets more and more upset as she sees his grades. "Johnnie, you have 5 "F’s" and a "D" in Math! Wait until your Father sees this!"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The exaggerated lepromin test seen in cases of Lucio phenomenon is known as:

23rd April 2020
• Mitsuda’s reaction
• Medina-Ramirez reaction
• Fischer’s test...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips on Water Hygiene

23rd April 2020
• Travelers should avoid consuming tap water.
• Avoid ice made from tap water.
• Avoid any food rinsed in tap water... Read more »

eSpiritual: What is the importance of silence?

23rd April 2020
True silence is the silence between the thoughts and represents the true self, consciousness or the soul. It is a web of energized information ready to take all, provided there is a right intent. The process of achieving silence is what meditation is...Read more »

Inspirational: It’s All Good

23rd April 2020
I heard the story told recently about a king in Africa who had a close friend that he grew up with. The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that ever occurred in his life (positive or negative) and remarking, "This is good!"...Read more »

Medical Voice

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Covid-19 patient on plasma therapy off ventilator now

NEW DELHI: India’s first Covid-19 patient who had received plasma therapy has been weaned off ventilator and shifted to a normal room from ICU. The 49-year-old man from south Delhi, who was admitted to Max Saket (east block) on April 4, has also tested negative twice for the novel coronavirus which means he has recovered from the disease,...Read more »  


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice...Read more »  
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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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