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Dr k k Aggarwal

COVID Models to Know Future Numbers (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)
25th March 2020
Multispeciality
1. Case fatality rate: Number of deaths/number of cases, As on 5 pm 23rd March, 14924/345289 = 4.32 %
2. Correct formula: CFR = deaths at day.x /cases at day.x-(T), (where T = average time period from case confirmation to death, which is 14 days) Deaths on 23rd March = 14924; Cases 14 days before 10th March = 114381 Correct CFR = 14924/114381= 13%... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO IMA HCFI Corona Myths Buster (12-15) (For attention of Doctors)

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
25th March 2020
Multispeciality
One should stock up on bottled water: The water supply is not at risk, and there is no need to stock up on bottled water. If you normally drink tap water, you can keep drinking it. Maids working at home are OK: The Harvard Medical School suggests the following:... Read more »
Important

News From All Specialities

New WHO recommendations to prevent tuberculosis

25th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidance to help countries speed up efforts to stop people with tuberculosis (TB) infection becoming sick with TB by giving them preventive treatment. A large number of people are estimated to be infected with TB bacteria... Read more »
Practice Updates

Water access critical to fight COVID-19 spread in slums

25th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Regular hand washing is key to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The UN and its partners are taking steps to ensure that people living in informal settlements have access to running water at this crucial time. UN-Habitat stated that the impact of the new coronavirus disease... Read more »
Practice Updates

New coronavirus infections double in China due to imported cases

25th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Mainland China has seen a doubling in new coronavirus cases owing to a hike in infected travelers returning home from overseas. This has raised the risk of transmissions in Chinese cities and provinces that had reported no new infections in recent days. China reported 78 new cases on Monday,...Read more »

COVID-19 in India: Total lockdown in 30 states/UTs; curfew pass needed to enter Delhi

25th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: As most of India entered a shutdown phase in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, complete lockdowns were announced in 30 states/UTs and 548 districts. As Delhi prepares to step up measures to keep people at home, Delhi Police is set to issue “curfew passes”...Read more »

Value of Alcohol Use Screening

25th March 2020Psychiatry Pharmacists
Screening for alcohol use may help identify patients who should be subjected to further screening for adverse mental health conditions and other substance use, suggests a new study. Investigators have noted that high alcohol used scores were significantly associated with depression,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?

25th March 2020
Yes, it is mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receipt / money receipt issued by him to his/her patients....Read more »

eMedi Humor

For crying out loud

25th March 2020
With all the new technology regarding fertility, an 88-year-old woman was able to give birth to a baby recently. When she was discharged from the hospital and went home, various relatives came to visit. "May we see the new baby?" one of them asked. "Not yet," said the mother. "I‘ll make coffee and we can visit for a while first."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

What is the main reason women have trouble becoming pregnant after age 30?

25th March 2020
A. Their ovaries release fewer eggs.
B. Their eggs have begun to degenerate.
C. They have sex less frequently...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to relieve heartburn

25th March 2020
• Avoid foods that trigger your symptoms.
• Eat small portions and don't overeat; chew food slowly and completely.
• Avoid smoking, eating quickly, chewing gum,... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: The science behind observing Shradhs

25th March 2020
According to the Vedas, every individual has three debts to be paid off, firstly, the Devtas (Dev Rin), secondly of Guru and teachers (Rishi Rin) and, thirdly, of Ancestors (Pitra Rin). From the scientific point of view, devtas represent people with Daivik qualities; teachers the ones who have taught us and Pitra,...Read more »

Inspirational: A simple gesture

25th March 2020
A little boy selling magazines for school walked up to a house that people rarely visited. The house was very old and run down and the owner hardly ever came out. When he did come out, he would not say hello to neighbors or passers-by but simply just glare at them....Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Covid-19: French researcher reports successful drug trial

Amid the novel coronavirus scare around the world, a French researcher has reported successful trial of a new treatment line for Covid-19, with early tests suggesting it can stop the virus from becoming contagious in just six days...Read more »  

Survey

Medical voice

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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