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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 103: Lab Parameters

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
23rd May 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
889 What are the common lab findings : Lymphopenia is the most common laboratory finding seen in 83% of hospitalized patients. Worsening lymphopenia is a bad sign. Procalcitonin is usually normal on admission, but the levels may increase among those admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU)... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 22nd May: Living with COVID 1.0: End Fear Pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
23rd May 2020
212 Countries affected, Nearly 99 K cases and 4.5 K deaths per day. Minimum Likely Deaths 341456. Total cases 5 .2 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 initiate an inquiry into the global response to the pandemic,... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Nutritional support in chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

23rd May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Liver plays a key role in maintaining an appropriate nutritional status in healthy individuals through metabolism of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. In individuals with chronic liver disease (CLD),... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Clinical features of Group A streptococcal vulvitis in adult women and its association with psoriasis.

23rd May 2020 Dermatology
Group A streptococcus (GAS) vulvitis is very rare but primarily reported in association with vaginitis. An analysis was done to examine the clinical features of GAS vulvitis in adults, its presence with other... Read more »

News From All Specialities

UN launches initiative to fight COVID-19 misinformation through ‘digital first responders’

23rd May 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
The UN has launched a new initiative with the aim to fend off the growing number of lies and hate in tandem with the COVID-19 pandemic, by enabling people across the world to share accurate information to help save lives and promote global solidarity... Read more »
Practice Updates

Smithsonian Science Education Center in collaboration with WHO Launches New COVID-19 Guide for Youth

23rd May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The Smithsonian Science Education Center, in association with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), a partnership of 140 national academies of science, engineering and medicine, has developed a new rapid-response guide for youth 8-17 years of age,... Read more »
Practice Updates

India's COVID-19 cases rise by 5,800, toll by 148

23rd May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: The COVID-19 cases continue to spike in India, with the number of new cases rising to 5,864 on Thursday, the fifth peak in daily cases in six days. Nearly 148 deaths were reported by state governments during the day, the third highest thus far...Read more »

HCPs More Likely to Get COVID-19 in the Community

23rd May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The COVID-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in a hospital in Wuhan, China, was found to be higher among non-frontline healthcare workers compared to frontline healthcare workers, noted researchers. Among healthcare workers in fever clinics,...Read more »
Practice Updates

TNF Inhibitors May Diminish COVID-19 Severity

23rd May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Patients on a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor for rheumatic disease when they contracted COVID-19 infection had considerably lesser odds of subsequently requiring hospitalization, suggests early evidence from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance Registry. Contrarily, the registry patients taking...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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

23rd May 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

Daughter in College

23rd May 2020
Did you hear about the banker who was recently arrested for embezzling $100,000 to pay for his daughter’s college education?
As the policeman, who also had a daughter in college, was leading him away in handcuffs, he said to the banker,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The following separation technique depends on the molecular size of the protein:

23rd May 2020
1. Chromatography on a carboxymethyl cellulose column.
2. Iso–electric focusing.
3. Gel filtration chromatography...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: All will not benefit by reducing salt

23rd May 2020
An analysis from the large international PURE trial reopened the debate over the link between sodium and blood pressure. Presenting PURE SODIUM at the European Society of Cardiology 2013 Congress, Dr Andrew Mente (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON) and colleagues said that only... Read more »

eSpiritual: Confession

23rd May 2020
Confession is one of the many ways of detoxifying the mind. It has its roots in Hindu mythology but today it is mainly practiced in Christian religion as a hardcore ritual. Among Christians one usually goes to a Church and confesses to the Bishop without disclosing his or her identity....Read more »

Inspirational: What's important now

23rd May 2020
Even when the day gets off to a bad start you can still give it a good ending. Just because you have been unproductive doesn’t mean you have to stay that way. Look back at the opportunities you’ve missed just long enough to give yourself a little inspiration. Then look ahead to the opportunities that you now can fulfil...Read more »

Medical Voice

Top HIV scientist says he wouldn't count on a vaccine for coronavirus soon

23rd May 2020
A top U.S. scientist said on Wednesday that governments should not count on a successful vaccine against COVID-19 being developed anytime soon when deciding whether to ease restrictions imposed to curb the pandemic. William Haseltine, a groundbreaking researcher of cancer,...Read more »


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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 »


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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