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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Drugs Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
24th July 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1002: Drug treatment – Remdesivir: The much sought-after results from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' clinical trial of remdesivir, published in May, confirmed preliminary findings indicating that the drug reduces the disease course for hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 23rd July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
24th 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,... Read more »
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Immunogenicity, Long-term Protection and Safety of Subcutaneous Hepatitis A Vaccine in Patients with Hemophilia and Other Bleeding Disorders

24th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
It is recommended to provide hepatitis A vaccine to all individuals with hemophilia; however, intramuscular (IM) injections should be avoided in patients with bleeding disorders. There is limited data showing that subcutaneous (SC) route immunogenicity is comparable to the IM route... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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

24th 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

First COVID-19 vaccinations not likely until early 2021: WHO expert

24th July 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
There is considerable progress in developing vaccines against COVID-19, with some of them being in late-stage trials; however, the first use of these vaccines cannot be expected until early 2021, stated a World Health Organization (WHO) expert... Read more »
Practice Updates

Record recoveries in single day in India

24th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: India recorded the highest single-day recoveries from COVID-19 thus far with 28,472 people recovering from the infection in one day. However, 37,724 new cases were reported in the 24 hours taking the total confirmed cases to around 12 lakh. Of the 11,92,915 total cases,... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves Low-Sodium Treatment Option for Narcolepsy

24th July 2020 Internal MedicinePharmacists
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval to an oral solution of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium oxybates to treat cataplexy or excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in patients as young as age 7 years with narcolepsy. This novel oxybate product has a unique cation composition,...Read more »

IL-7 May Help Severe COVID-19 Patients

24th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Administration of interleukin 7 (IL-7) immunotherapy to critically ill COVID-19 patients was shown to be associated with significantly restored lymphocyte counts in a case series in Belgium. In all, 12 critically ill COVID-19 patients with low lymphocyte levels were administered IL-7,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Thyroid treatment has no LVEF benefit in patients with acute MI

24th July 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
Among individuals with subclinical hypothyroidism and acute myocardial infarction (MI), treatment with levothyroxine was not much helpful for improving left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), suggested a new study. A randomized trial involving 95 adults...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is deficiency of service?

24th July 2020
It is important to understand the general principles regarding medical negligence. “According to Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence (Tenth Edition, 2001), in current forensic speech, negligence has three meanings. They are:...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Funny quote on a husband’s T–Shirt

24th July 2020
All girls are devils,
but my wife is the queen...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

High resolution computed tomography of the chest is the ideal modality for evaluating:

24th July 2020
1. Pleural effusion.
2. Interstitial lung disease.
3. Lung mass...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Besan or gram flour has health benefits

24th July 2020
If you are in doubt that your food may be the cause of your illness, try substituting one food each day. To begin with, it’s best to use besan (gram flour) in place of wheat flour. People suffering from celiac disease cannot digest a protein called gluten,... Read more »

eSpiritual: The spiritual meaning of the word ‘Artha’

24th July 2020
Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha are the four fundamental principles of our very existence, which means earning righteously with a desire to fulfil the inner happiness. Righteous earning is called ‘Artha’ and it has been mistakenly linked to materialistic money...Read more »

Inspirational: Laughter is the Best Medicine

24th July 2020
Several years ago, Norman Cousins was diagnosed as terminally ill and was given six months to live. He was told that his chance for recovery was 1 in 500. He came to realize that worry, depression and anger in his life had contributed to his disease. He started wondering that if illness could be caused by negativity,...Read more »

Medical Voice

No cold, cough medicines without prescription

24th July 2020
RAJKOT: Jamnagar district collector, Ravi Shankar, on Monday has asked the medical shops in the district not to give give cold and cough medicines without prescriptions by doctors, in view of the increasing Covid-19 positive cases in the district. “The cases have spiralled because patients don’t see doctors at initial stages...Read more »


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Effect of fast dietary proteins on muscle protein synthesis rate and muscle strength

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

Azilsartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker indicated for the treatment of any stage of hypertension. A review of pharmacology and clinical role of azilsartan monotherapy and azilsartan/chlorthalidone or azilsartan/amlodipine combination therapies for hypertension management was published in the journal Core Evidence... Read more »


Benefits of breastfeeding for mothers

Breast milk is regarded as the infant’s only source of nutrition for the first 6 months of life. Complementary foods are added to the infant’s diet at 6 months of age. It is usually recommended that breastfeeding should be continued up to two years of age and beyond that.1... Read more »


An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

Biofilm has often been cited as a key pathological factor in non-healing wounds. It therefore seems crucial to manage the biofilm in order to expedite wound healing and achieve the desired outcome. A study by Scully and colleagues compared the clinical and in vitro performance of a next-generation ... Read more »

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