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COVID-19 & Critical Care: Ethical Dilemmas

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, and Past National President IMA
25th May 2020
Reproduced from: India Legal, https://www.indialegallive.com/special/covid-19-critical-care-ethical-dilemmas-99521, published May 16, 2020
As demand for critical care outstrips supply, doctors have had to agonise over rationing ICU beds and ventilators based on who has the greatest chance of survival. Guidance documents help in this regard... Read more »
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CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth Buster 105 Super Spreader

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
25th May 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
916: Super spreader a must for becoming a hot spot of Coronavirus : Without a super spreader the cases in the country may die out of its own. Super spreader, is a term loosely used for people who infect a disproportionately large number of others, whether because of genetics, social habits or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Medical comorbidities and endocrine dysfunction in low-weight females with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder: A comparison with anorexia nervosa and healthy controls

25th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Aulinas et al recently conducted a study to better understand the medical complications and endocrine alterations in patients... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

A prospective study of microneedling of scars with long-term follow-up

25th May 2020 Dermatology
Nowadays, microneedling has been progressively used to treat various dermatologic conditions, which also includes scars. Even though earlier studies revealed improvement of atrophic scars with microneedling, the total number... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Donated plasma benefits COVID-19 patients, suggests study

25th May 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
Patients with severe COVID-19 administered plasma from someone who recovered from the disease had increased odds of stabilizing or requiring less oxygen support compared to other similar hospital patients, suggested the results of a small U.S. study released on Friday... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 mortality rate down from 3.13% to 3.02% in India, says Health ministry

25th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry on Friday stated that the COVID-19 fatality rate has declined from 3.13% to 3.02%. The ministry further stated that the authorities involved in handling the viral infection are concentrating on containment... Read more »
Practice Updates

Sleep Disturbance May Predict Rapid Cognitive Decline in AD

25th May 2020 Neurology Psychiatry
Excessive sleep disturbances are associated with increased cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), suggests new research presented on AAN.com as part of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2020 Science Highlights...Read more »

Does miscarriage predict type 2 diabetes?

25th May 2020 Pharmacists Diabetes and Endocrinology
Later life diabetes risk was associated with a history of miscarriage, with what could be considered a dose response, reported a Danish study online in Diabetologia. Women had a higher likelihood of later developing type 2 diabetes if they had ever lost a pregnancy compared...Read more »
Practice Updates

Mother’s Oral Fluconazole Use Tied to Bone and Muscle Defects in Baby

25th May 2020 Pharmacists Diabetes and Endocrinology
Use of oral fluconazole in pregnancy has been linked with increased risk for congenital bone and muscle abnormalities in a population-based cohort study. Investigators noted that mothers who took low-dose fluconazole during the first trimester...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a patient dictate as to what all a doctor should write instead of following the protocol?

25th May 2020
No, the patient cannot dictate to any doctor as to what to write and doctors have to follow their protocol. As per the provisions of Clause 7.7 of the Indian Medical Council Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics Regulations, 2002, the name of the doctor will be deleted from the register of Medical Council,...Read more »

eMedi Humor


25th May 2020
Driver: That 5 rupee tip you gave me was an insult.
Lady: Well, how much should I tip you?
Driver: Minimum 10 rupees...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A patient returns from the recovery room at 9AM alert and oriented, with an IV infusing. His pulse is 82, blood pressure is 120/80, respirations are 20, and all are within normal range. At 10 am and at 11 am, his vital signs are stable. At noon, however, his pulse rate is 94, blood pressure is 116/74, and respirations are 24. What nursing action is most appropriate?

25th May 2020
A. Notify his physician. B. Take his vital signs again in 15 minutes...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Smoking makes you 5 years older

25th May 2020
• Men have a greater chance of dying than women, and smoking increases any adult's risk of death just as if five years were suddenly added to their age.
• For men who have never smoked, heart disease presents their greatest risk for death at any age, exceeding the odds of dying from lung, colon and... Read more »

eSpiritual: Music therapy

25th May 2020
Music therapy can ameliorate physical and emotional distress. It can improve distress caused by pain, decrease muscle tension and promote relaxation, decrease anxiety, improve chemotherapy-related nausea and emesis, and improve overall mood...Read more »

Inspirational: You are unique

25th May 2020
Think what a remarkable, unduplicatable, and miraculous thing it is to be you! Of all the people who have come and gone on the earth, since the beginning of time, not ONE of them is like YOU! No one who has ever lived or is to come has had your combination of abilities, talents...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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