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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster - Favipiravir now in India

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
24th June 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
954: Favipiravir update
1. Currently under investigation for use in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
2. Safety and efficacy have not yet been established.
3. COVID-19 (off-label use): Oral: Optimal dose and duration are unknown with only limited data available; 1,600 mg twice daily on day 1, followed by 600 mg twice daily... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 23rd June: 213 Countries

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
24th 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, 9M June 22. 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 18 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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Association between Mean Arterial Pressure and Incident NAFLD among Nonobese Females with Normal LDL-C Levels

24th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Investigators at First Affiliated Hospital of Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, Guangdong, China conducted a study to ascertain the independent effect of mean arterial pressure (MAP) on incident nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)... Read more »

Derma Update

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Ultrasound elastography could be diagnostic for nail bed involvement in psoriasis

24th June 2020 Dermatology
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that predominantly affects the skin, joints, and nails. The main objective of this study is to examine the effectiveness of sonoelastographic assessment for evaluating nail involvement and psoriasis severity... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO reminds people to remain vigilant through Mr Bean's Essential COVID-19 Checklist

24th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A Public Service Announcement (PSA) has been launched under the partnership of the World Health Organization (WHO), Project Everyone and Tiger Aspect Productions, making use of the well-known comedy cartoon star, Mr Bean. As the cases of COVID-19 continue to surge across the globe,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Countries must act over potential HIV drug shortages, within next two months

24th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Medication stocks for HIV patients could exhaust over the next two months, owing to higher costs due to lockdowns and COVID-19 border closures, UNAIDS said. Urging countries and manufacturers to take precautionary action, the agency stated that both the production of generic antiretroviral drugs... Read more »
Practice Updates

India's Covid-19 cases per lakh population among lowest in world, says Health ministry

24th June 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry Monday said that India's Covid-19 case count per lakh population is one of the lowest in the world in spite of its high population density. It further stated that the recovery rate has reached almost 56%...Read more »

FDA Approves Implantable Neurostimulator for Intractable Low Back Pain

24th June 2020 Pharmacists Neurology
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to an implantable neurostimulation system - ReActiv8 - for the treatment of intractable chronic low back pain that is linked with multifidus muscle dysfunction observed on imaging or physiologic testing in adults who fail to respond...Read more »
Practice Updates

Could Extended Anticoagulation Help After COVID-19?

24th June 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
Following hospitalization for medical illness, an extended course of low-dose anticoagulation reduced arterial and venous thromboembolic events combined, revealed a secondary analysis of a randomized trial suggested. This finding could have implications for post-COVID care...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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

24th 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

When is it a case of negligence?

24th June 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).
1. If there is any evidence of prima facie case, never events or mens rea (criminal intent)...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Bite my eye

24th June 2020
A man walks into a bar, has a few drinks and asks what his tab was. The bartender replies that it is twenty dollars plus tip. The guy says, "I'll bet you my tab double or nothing that I can bite my eye." The bartender accepts the bet, and the guy pulls out his glass eye and bites it...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Dietary gluten intake is postulated to be a possible etiologic factor in all the following dermatologic diseases except

24th June 2020
A. Acne vulgaris
B. Psoriasis
C. Dermatitis herpetiformis...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Explaining cardiac interventions

24th June 2020
For any traffic management, following are the options:
• Placing traffic signals can be equated to dos and don'ts of lifestyle management.
• Posting a traffic inspector on the crossing - This can be equated with clinical cardiologist... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescription: Yoga, the Greatest Healer

24th June 2020
The Sanskrit word for 'healthy' is 'Svastha' - Sav-Stha - means being established in one's own true self. This is only possible when the body is in union with the mind and the consciousness. The Bhagavad Gita (Ch. IV shloka 36),...Read more »

Inspirational: A Great Story

24th June 2020
Good morning, said a woman as she walked up to the man sitting on ground. The man slowly looked up. This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new. She looked like she had never missed a meal in her life. His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Unusual symptoms of Covid-19 on the rise in Kolkata

24th June 2020
KOLKATA: Covid-19 cases with “unusual symptoms”, which the union health ministry has spoken about, are on the rise in Kolkata, say city doctors. The health ministry expanded the Covid symptom list on June 12 to include muscle pain, diarrhoea and loss of taste and smell...Read more »


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