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Clinic Establishment and Practice Guidelines for Coronavirus Patients (For attention of Doctors)

Dr KK Aggarwal (President CMAAO); Dr Rajan Sharma (National President IMA); Dr R V Asokan (HSG IMA); Dr V K Monga (Chairman HBI)
24th March 2020
Multispeciality
Safe practice guidelines for doctors
• Provide as many paid tele consultations as possible for next two weeks.
• Doctors aged more than 65 years with uncontrolled diabetes, immunocompromised, who have six minutes’ walk distance < 200 meters, are unvaccinated for flu and pneumonia... Read more »
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Off label use of Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin in COVID 19 (For attention of Doctors)

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
24th March 2020
Multispeciality
Recommended treatment regimen: Hydroxychloroquine (200 mg three times per day and Azithromycin 500 mg once daily for 10 days. COVID-19 infection is linked with 155 mortality in patients above the age of 80 years, 85 in patients over 70 years and 3% in patients over 60 years. With no proven treatment yet available so far,... Read more »
Important
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CMAAO IMA HCFI CORONA MYTH BUSTER 11 (For attention of Doctors)

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
24th March 2020
Multispeciality
One can consume alcohol during lock down During lock down, it’s important to continue to look after your physical and mental health. Here’s WHO’s advice for keeps
• Eat healthy to boost your immunity.
• Limit intake of alcohol and sugary drinks.... Read more »
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Check for lymphopenia on day 1, 7 and 14 in COVID-19 patients (For attention of Doctors)

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
24th March 2020
Multispeciality
Dengue taught us the value of platelet count interpreted along with hematocrit and COVID-19 is now teaching us the value of lymphocytes in blood test.
It has been a standard teaching that all viral fevers will have high lymphocyte counts. Low count will only occur with HIV, SARS-like illness, measles and hepatitis. All studies have now shown it to be an important marker of COVID-19.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Tuberculosis Day

24th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Every year, World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is observed on March 24 in order to raise awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB. It is also aimed at stepping up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The theme of World TB Day this year is ‘It’s time’... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Issues First Emergency Use Authorization for Point of Care Diagnostic for COVID-19

24th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued the first emergency use authorization for a point-of-care COVID-19 diagnostic for the Cepheid Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test. The test will provide Americans with results within hours,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Fall in new coronavirus cases in China; all new cases imported

24th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Mainland China has seen a fall in its daily tally of new coronavirus cases, reversing four straight days of rise, as Beijing escalates measures to contain the number of infections coming from abroad. China saw 39 new confirmed cases on Sunday,...Read more »

DCGI to fast-track COVID-19 drug, vaccine approval

24th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Mumbai: The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has stated that it is going to fast-track the approval of all companies which have a drug or vaccine for COVID-19 treatment, in an attempt to accelerate research and development (R&D) that could offer treatment or cure for the disease...Read more »

MEK Inhibitor Shrinks Painful Neurofibromas

24th March 2020Psychiatry Pharmacists
Over half of children with inoperable plexiform neurofibromas responded to the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) kinase (MEK) inhibitor selumetinib, with responses proving durable in most cases, suggested a phase II trial. Single-agent selumetinib yielded objective responses in 35 of 50 patients,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

If the doctor waives off his fees, will he still be held liable for medical negligence and pay compensation to his patients?

24th March 2020
Waiving off fee does not take away the responsibility of the doctor. If the doctor has not charged his fees but has committed medical negligence or does not treat his patient properly, then also the doctor shall be liable to pay compensation to the patient and/or patient’s relatives for the same...Read more »

eMedi Humor

New Disease

24th March 2020
A recent college graduate took a new job in a hilly city and began commuting each day to work through a tiring array of tunnels, bridges and traffic jams. Thinking it would make the trip more bearable, he invited several coworkers to share the ride. However,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Treatment for bleeding duodenal diverticulum is

24th March 2020
a) Diverticulectomy
b) Diverticulopexy
c) Diverticulization...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: White rice most dangerous

24th March 2020
White rice is more dangerous in terms of glycemic index in comparison with white bread. It has glycemic index of 102. People are often advised not to take cola drinks but they keep eating white bread. The glycemic index for white bread is 100% and that for cola drink is 90%... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Facts about Soul and the Spirit

24th March 2020
• Energy is the raw material of the universe.
• Information is the organization of energy into reproducible patterns.
• Consciousness is living information and energy (living energized information)...Read more »

Inspirational Story: God has a Sense of Humor Too

24th March 2020
A woman received a call that her daughter was sick. She stopped by the pharmacy to get medication, got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys inside. She didn’t know what to do, so she called home and told the baby sitter what had happened. The baby sitter told her that her daughter’s fever was getting worse. She said,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Coronavirus: Air India flight carrying 263 Indian evacuated from Rome lands in Delhi

The flight landed at the airport at 9:15 am. The evacuees - mostly students - will be taken to an Indo-Tibetan Border Police-managed quarantine facility in Chhawla shortly after undergoing thermal screening and immigration at the airport...Read more »  

Survey

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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 »  
Medical voice

How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  

Medbytes

From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Early phase-2 trial of TAS-205 in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive muscular disease characterized by chronic cycles of inflammatory and necrotic processes. Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is produced by hematopoietic PGD synthase (HPGDS), which is pathologically implicated in muscle necrosis... Read more »

Allergy-and-Immunology

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 »

Dermatology

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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