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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 104 Mantra, Alphabets and Speech

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
24th May 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev, Ashok Chakradhar and Preti Prajapati)
893: Speech May Spread COVID-19 : Yes, Normal human speech is capable of emitting droplets that can carry the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The droplets may linger in the air for up to 14 minutes, thus reinforcing the importance of masking... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 23rd May: Living with COVID 1.0: End Fear Pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
24th May 2020
212 Countries affected, Nearly 100 K cases and 5 K deaths per day, Minimum Likely Deaths 346610, Total cases 5.3 M
Cases: 1M: April 2, 2 M April 15, 3 M: April 27, 4 M May 8; 5 M 20 May. 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 14 days, USA 27 days,... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Clinicohematological profiles of Hepatitis C virus (HCV): A hospital based study

24th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Acute viral hepatitis C is an organ-specific virus known to affect the liver. A hospital-based study conducted in Karnataka, India, assessed the clinical presentations and... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Association of pruritus in patients with chronic liver disease

24th May 2020 Dermatology
In patients with chronic liver disease, pruritus is a very common symptom. But the frequency and severity of pruritus in patients with chronic liver disease is still unclear. A large cohort investigated the frequency, severity and predictive factors... Read more »

News From All Specialities

At least 80 million children below one at risk of diseases like diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts

24th May 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
COVID-19 has adversely affected the provision of life-saving immunization services across the world and has increased the risk of diseases like diphtheria, measles and polio for millions of children, warn the World Health Organization,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Recommendations for Communities of Faith: CDC

24th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
CDC has recently released guidance to assist with the prevention of exposure to COVID-19 in facilities used by communities of faith and to keep their staff and attendees healthy while exercising their faith. Given the reports of COVID-19 outbreaks incited by large gatherings,... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 vaccines must be recognized as public goods, says WHO

24th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated again that COVID-19 vaccines must be recognized as public goods and all countries must contribute. "We can't prevent pathogens, germs from crossing our borders. And that's why these vaccines have to be recognized as protecting...Read more »

Hydroxychloroquine Is Ineffective, Harmful in COVID-19

24th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, with or without azithromycin or clarithromycin, appear to have no benefit in treating patients with COVID-19 and are linked with ventricular arrhythmias and higher mortality, suggests a new international study. In the largest observational study of its kind,...Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves Apomorphine Sublingual Film for 'Off' Episodes in PD

24th May 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to apomorphine hydrochloride sublingual film for acute, intermittent treatment of 'off' episodes in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). This is the first approval for a sublingual therapy for this indication,...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is texting and email checking in OT allowed?

24th May 2020
In operating room, long cases allow anesthesiologists, circulating nurses, as well as perfusionists to access their cell phones. Checking email, sending texts, and surfing the net, can be potential hazards to patients, when personnel need to be focused on patient monitoring. Boredom drives staff to check...Read more »

eMedi Humor

The Leave Application

24th May 2020
From an employee who was performing the “mundan” ceremony of his 10 year old son: “as I want to shave my son’s head, please leave me for two days...”Read more »

eMedi Quiz

An 8-month-old is admitted to the pediatric unit following a fall from his high chair. The child is awake, alert, and crying. The nurse should know that a brain injury is more severe in children because of:

24th May 2020
a. Increased myelination
b. Intracranial hypotension...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: How to make bones strong

24th May 2020
Everyone builds bone up to the age of 30, and then, the process of bone resorption begins. It is, therefore, important for children to build strong bones so that they are not prone to fractures when they grow old. Here are some tips:... Read more »

eSpiritual: Self-esteem in Mythology

24th May 2020
For spirituality, one needs to control two things, first, lust and then the ego. Among, Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha and Ahankara, ego and lust both are slow poisons and do not allow one to be spiritually healthy. There are many examples of how to control ego in mythology. Fundamentally,...Read more »

Inspirational: Cracked Pots

24th May 2020
A water bearer in China had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck. One pot had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full...Read more »

Medical Voice

Study identifies new strategy for diabetes treatment

24th May 2020
Washington D.C. [USA]: A new study has found how a once-popular but largely abandoned treatment for Type 2 diabetes could be used again in combination with another drug to eliminate problematic side effects. Rosiglitazone, sold under the brand name Avandia,...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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