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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
23rd July 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
994: When the prevalence of COVID-19 is high, even atypical imaging features are more likely to be COVID-19. 995: Typical chest CT findings in COVID-19 pneumonia include bilateral, peripheral and basal-predominant ground-glass opacities (GGOs) and/or consolidation, followed later by a mixed pattern of crazy paving, architectural distortion and perilobular abnormalities superimposed on GGOs that slowly resolve... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 22nd July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
23rd 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 21 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 »
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Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Right Heart Intracardiac Mass in Patients with HBV Infection

23rd July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The characteristics of right heart intracardiac mass in hepatitis B virus infection patients are not clearly understood. Hence, a study was conducted to establish the ultrasonographic features and nature of such masses. Su and colleagues conducted a retrospective review of imaging reports of hepatitis B virus infection... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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

23rd 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

More than 23% in Delhi have coronavirus antibodies, suggests sero-survey

23rd July 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: Six months into the pandemic, 23.48% of the individuals in Delhi have been found to have developed anti-bodies for coronavirus, suggests a study commissioned by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The data are part of a sero-surveillance study by the National Centre for Disease Control... Read more »
Practice Updates

It is more likely to Contract COVID-19 At Home, says Study

23rd July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Epidemiologists from South Korea have noted that people appear to be more likely to contract the novel coronavirus from members of their own households than from contacts outside the home. The study evaluated 5,706 index patients who had tested positive for the coronavirus and over 59,000... Read more »
Practice Updates

Airborne coronavirus probably infectious, say experts

23rd July 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
WASHINGTON: It has been known for months now that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can remain suspended in microdroplets that are expelled when an infected person speaks and breathes; however, the infectious potential of these tiny particles was not clearly known. A study by scientists at the University of Nebraska has, for the first time,...Read more »

Mild Obesity Could Increase Severe COVID-19 Risks

23rd July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The risk for severe COVID-19 is significantly elevated in individuals with a body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or above, while those with a BMI of 35 and above have a considerably increased risk of death, suggests new research published in the European Journal of Endocrinology....Read more »
Practice Updates

Surgery for Pediatric OSA: Study shows Mixed Results

23rd July 2020 Pediatrics Pharmacists
There was minimal benefit from adenotonsillectomy (ATE) compared to observation in young children with mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in a small randomized trial. Both groups demonstrated a reduction in mean obstructive apnea-hypopnea (OAHI) index score,...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

When is it a case of negligence?

23rd July 2020
If no inquiry or experts are required, then it is a clear case of negligence. In such cases, medical negligence is established based on the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur (the thing speaks for itself).
• If there is any evidence of prima facie case, never events or mens rea (criminal intent)...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Work Wisdom

23rd July 2020
- Kauffman’s Paradox of the Corporation: The less important you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed.
-The Salary Axiom: The pay raise is just large enough to increase your taxes and just small enough to have no effect on your take–home pay. ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Immediately after cholecystectomy, the nursing action that should assume the highest priority is:

23rd July 2020
A. Encouraging the client to take adequate deep breaths by mouth
B. Encouraging the client to cough and deep breathe
C. Changing the dressing at least BID...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips for preventing back and spine problems

23rd July 2020
• Get moving. Physical activity helps in keeping the joints fluid. A person who is not physically active is more susceptible to back problems.
• Eat healthy. By maintaining good eating habits, one can not only maintain a healthy weight, but can also avoid putting unnecessary stress on the body... Read more »

eSpiritual: An empty mind is the devil’s house

23rd July 2020
It is an old saying that "Khali dimag shaitan ka ghar". Empty mind means when you are doing nothing and Shaitan means negative thoughts. In terms of Vedic science, negative thoughts mean absence of positive thoughts and they are often equated to darkness, which is absence of light...Read more »

Inspirational: List of things we dislike

23rd July 2020
A man and his girlfriend were getting married in an elaborate ceremony. All of their friends and family came to the wedding. Everyone had a wonderful time. The bride looked beautiful in her white wedding gown and the groom looked handsome in his black tuxedo. Everyone could tell that truly lover each other...Read more »

Medical Voice

Coronavirus vaccine likely by end of 2020 or early next year, says AIIMS director: Key points

23rd July 2020
NEW DELHI: The clinical trial of the indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine candidate Covaxin will be conducted in three phases, AIIMS director Randeep Guleria told reporters on Monday. Guleria, addressing the media, also said that the transmission of the virus in the national capital,...Read more »


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

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An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

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