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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Autopsy reports of COVID-19 patients

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
24th August 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1064: Autopsy reports(Medscape excerpts) : 1. Every organ in the body seems to be affected. 2. Conducting autopsies on COVID patients has been like a police line-up where it might not be possible to identify the perpetrator but it may be possible to eliminate the unlikely suspects. 3. Autopsy has revealed that there's no direct tissue pathology that can explain the acute symptoms seen in the heart,... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Reasons for loss of smell

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
24th August 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1063: ERS: Study of nose and throat reveals why people with COVID-19 may lose their sense of smell. Researchers who have been studying tissue removed from patients’ noses during surgery believe that they may have identified the reason for loss of sense of smell among COVID-19 patients, even when they have no other symptoms... Read more »
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Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Rarely Detected at Early Stages

24th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
There have been several advancements in the treatment of viral hepatitis. Yet, liver-related mortality remains high. This could possibly be attributed to the huge burden of advanced alcohol-related liver disease (ALD)... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

24th August 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
Zinc Update

Important aspect of zinc on human health

24th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The significance of micronutrients in health and nutrition is inevitable. Zinc is an essential element that is important to health. Deficiency of zinc might play a critical role in diseases. Zinc is one of the most significant trace elements in the organism, with three chief biological roles, as catalyst, structural, and regulatory ion... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO chief hopes COVID-19 pandemic will last less than two years

24th August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic will be shorter than the 1918 Spanish flu and will last less than two years, stated WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, if we are successful in finding a vaccine. WHO chief said that the 1918 Spanish flu took two years to end... Read more »
Practice Updates

Over 40% of participants enrolled for COVID-19 vaccine trial: Moderna

24th August 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Moderna Inc stated on Friday that it has enrolled 13,194 participants thus far in the ongoing late-stage U.S. trial of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which has to include 30,000 volunteers. According to a company tweet, around 18% of the participants currently enrolled in the vaccine trial include Black,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Influenza Vaccination Critical During Pandemic: CDC

24th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has urged all people who do not have any contraindications to receive the influenza vaccine for the 2020-2021 influenza season. The agency says that it is even more critical to receive the vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the normal years... Read more »

70,000 lives could be saved over next 3 months if more Americans wore masks

24th August 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Emergency Medicine
Over 130,000 people could lose their lives over the next few months from COVID-19 if safety measures like masks are not implemented across the US, state researchers. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington suggests...Read more »

Older Age and Male Sex Increase Cancer Risk in Lupus

24th August 2020Pharmacists Oncology
According to a large multicenter cohort study, among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), cancer risks are associated with older age at diagnosis and male sex, while lung cancer specifically is associated with smoking... Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

CPA/EE is better for hirsutism management vs. drospirenone...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

Does contributing articles to the press amount to advertising?

24th August 2020
7.11: A physician should not contribute to the lay press articles and give interviews regarding diseases and treatments which may have the effect of advertising himself or soliciting practices; but is open to write to the lay press under his own name on matters of public health, hygienic living or to deliver public lectures,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Printer is working fine

24th August 2020
A woman customer called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer.
Tech support: Are you running it under windows?
Customer: "No, my desk is next to the door, but that is a good point...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

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

24th August 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: Follow a healthy diet for a healthy heart

24th August 2020
• Diet should be low in sodium and one should not consume more than 6 gm of sodium chloride in a day.
• Consumption of trans fats, which is found in hydrogenated oils or vanaspati ghee, should be minimal as they are bad for the heart and reduce the good HDL cholesterol and increase the bad LDL cholesterol... Read more »

eSpiritual: Never hurt the ego of a person

24th August 2020
It is a well-known Vedic fact that if you hurt the ego of a person, he will never forgive you, especially, if you have insulted or implicated him in character assassination, or have cast implications about financial embezzlement or you call a woman as old or a man as impotent in public...Read more »

Inspirational: It’s All Good

24th August 2020
There was a king in Africa who had a close friend he grew up with. The friend looked at every situation that ever occurred in his life, whether positive or negative, and remarked, "This is good!" One day the king and his friend went on a hunting expedition...Read more »


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Practical efficacy of olmesartan vs. azilsartan in patients with hypertension: MUSCAT-4 study

A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan (olmesartan medoxomil, OL group) or 20mg of azilsartan (azilsartan, AZ group)... Read more »



Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesity

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 »


The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

An article published in the World Allergy Organization Journal elaborated on how the skin barrier structure and function are essential to human health. The authors stated that unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show... 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... Read more »

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