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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Proning

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
23rd June 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
9532: Proning May Avoid Intubation in Awake COVID Patients
Moving awake, non-intubated COVID-19 patients with hypoxemic respiratory failure from a supine to a prone position may reduce the odds of need of a ventilator. A small study of 29 patients suggested that those willing to assume a prone position for at least an hour, had improved oxygenation and were less likely to be intubated... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 22nd June - 213 Countries affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
23rd June 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. 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 17 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Blood lead level associated with advanced liver fibrosis in NAFLD

23rd June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has an association with obesity and metabolic syndrome. There is a large amount of evidence pointing to the role of environmental toxins as well. A study published recently in Annals of Hepatology aimed to... Read more »

Derma Update

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Serum metabolome and lipidome can be potential biomarkers for seronegative rheumatoid arthritis versus psoriatic arthritis

23rd June 2020 Dermatology
The differential diagnosis of seronegative rheumatoid arthritis (negRA) and psoriasis arthritis (PsA) is very difficult because of the similarity of symptoms and... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Get MMR vaccine shot to protect against severe COVID-19, say experts

23rd June 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Washington: Administering the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine may diminish septic inflammation associated with the COVID-19 infection, say researchers. Vaccination with MMR in immunocompetent individuals has no contraindications and could possibly be effective for healthcare workers who are particularly easily exposed... Read more »
Practice Updates

Japan's Shionogi partners with universities to develop visual coronavirus test

23rd June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Shionogi & Co Ltd announced its partnership with Japanese universities in developing a saliva test for coronavirus that can yield visual results in 25 minutes. The method, STATIC, involves heating a sample of saliva and adding it to a reagent that changes color to indicate the presence of viruses... Read more »
Practice Updates

Intranasal DHE Promising in Migraine

23rd June 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
An intranasal form of dihydroergotamine (DHE) that targets the upper nasal region has been found to be safe and effective for the treatment of migraine, and ranked high in patient satisfaction, reported results from a phase 3 clinical trial. The new formulation could provide patients...Read more »

Probiotics Reduce Allergic Rhinitis in Children

23rd June 2020 Pharmacists Pediatrics
Breast-fed newborns who receive a Lactobacillus reuteri supplemental probiotic have a decreased likelihood of developing allergic rhinitis later in life, suggested a study of 9-year-old children. During the follow-up period, 19.6% of the children had developed allergic rhinitis or allergic...Read more »
Practice Updates

Physical activity prevents almost 4 million early deaths globally each year

23rd June 2020 Orthopedics Pharmacists
At least 3.9 million early deaths are being prevented on a global level every year by people being physically active, suggests a new study published in The Lancet Global Health. Researchers noted that worldwide, due to physical activity, the number of premature deaths was,...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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

23rd 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

Can doctor be held liable for not rendering a service or facility, which is not available in the hospital?

23rd June 2020
The doctor cannot be held liable for not rendering a facility, which was not available in the hospital. If the hospital knowingly fails to provide some amenities that are fundamental for the patients, then it would certainly amount to medical malpractice;...Read more »

eMedi Humor

A traffic slogan

23rd June 2020
Don’t let your kids drive if they are not old enough – or else they never will be...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

When teaching a 65-year-old patient to use a pain scale, a pain management nurse anticipates that:

23rd June 2020
a. Additional time is needed for the patient to process the information.
b. Older adults are unable to use pain scales reliably.
c. The Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale is appropriate for...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Is caffeine good for health?

23rd June 2020
• Caffeine is the most consumed stimulant in the world in the form of coffee and tea.
• Short-term benefits of caffeine intake include mental alertness and improved athletic performance.
• Short-term adverse effects include headache, anxiety, tremors and insomnia... Read more »

eSpiritual: Relieve Stress by Changing the Interpretation

23rd June 2020
Stress is the reaction of the body or the mind to the interpretation of a known situation. Stress management, therefore, involves either changing the situation, changing the interpretation or taming the body the yogic way in such a way that stress does not affect the body...Read more »

Inspirational: The Rebellion against the Stomach

23rd June 2020
Once a man had a dream in which his hands and feet and mouth and brain all began to rebel against his stomach. "You good–for–nothing sluggard!" the hands said. "We work all day long, sawing and hammering and lifting and carrying. By evening we’re covered with blisters and scratches,...Read more »

Medical Voice

New research on blood cancer raises new treatment hopes

23rd June 2020
Brisbane : A new research from QIMR Berghofer has identified an early genetic change in blood and bone marrow cells paves the way for the development of some blood cancers. The discovery provides a new target for the treatment of the blood cancers myelodysplastic syndrome...Read more »


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