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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Neurology

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
25th June 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
955: Update on Covid-19: IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “Neurological complications in Covid-19” 6th June, 2020, 4-5pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr RV Asokan, Hony Secretary General IMA, Dr Ramesh K Datta, Hony Finance Secretary IMA, Dr Sanchita Sharma. Faculty: Dr Jyoti Sehgal, Senior Consultant Neurologist, Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon Key points from the discussion... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 24th June: 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
25th 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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Safety and efficacy of a polyherbal formulation in the management of NASH

25th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is marked by histological features that resemble alcoholic liver disease and occurs in individuals who consume little or no alcohol. NASH forms a part of the spectrum of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)... Read more »

Derma Update

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High resolution radiography can visualize progression of psoriatic arthritis

25th June 2020 Dermatology
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a diverse multifactorial disease with involvement of musculoskeletal system that is generally manifested as monoarthritis, oligoarthritis or polyarthritis. In few patients, it can also affect the axial skeleton... Read more »

News From All Specialities

'Fast track' coronavirus testing in Beijing as cases rise

25th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Mass testing for the new coronavirus in Beijing is set to enter a “fast track”, said a senior municipal health official on Tuesday. COVID-19 screening in China’s capital is about to gather pace in order to curb the latest outbreak. Beijing can now administer over 300,000 nucleic acid tests in a day... Read more »
Practice Updates

Covid testing increased to over 2 lakh a day in India

25th June 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: India has increased Covid-19 testing to more than 2 lakh samples per day. The network of laboratories under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has been expanded to 1,000 across the country, stated senior officials... Read more »
Practice Updates

Diabetes Drug to Slow Cognitive Decline?

25th June 2020 Psychiatry Neurology
An exploratory analysis of dulaglutide cardiovascular outcome trial suggests that the drug can lower cognitive decline in type 2 diabetes. REWIND suggested that a weekly injection of 1.5 mg dulaglutide could reduce major adverse cardiovascular events by...Read more »

USPSTF Reaffirms Hypertension Screening Recommendation

25th June 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Cardiology
The US Preventive Services Task Force has posted a draft recommendation statement reaffirming that clinicians must screen all adults for high blood pressure to improve the health of their patients. This is a Grade A recommendation. Screening less frequently, i.e., every 3 to 5 years, appears appropriate for adults 18 to 39 years of age...Read more »
Practice Updates

MS Disease Activity Linked to Comorbidities

25th June 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
Comorbidities were linked with disease activity in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, revealed a secondary analysis of the CombiRx trial. Anxiety (HR 1.25, 95% CI 1.01-1.55) and dyslipidemia (HR 1.32, 95% CI 1.01-1.72) were found to be linked to an increased hazard...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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CCB + RAAS blocker rather than RAAS + HCTZ may be the combination of choice for high CV risk hypertensive patients

25th June 2020 Hypertension
Guidelines recommend combination therapy with complementary mechanism of actions in hypertension. The European guidelines further recommend a single pill combination to improve adherence. While calcium channel blockers (CCBs)... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a punishment be both penal erasure as well as a criminal prosecution?

25th June 2020
The answer to this lies in Chapter 7 of the MCI regulations relating to the Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics for registered medical practitioners, which states as follows: 7.6 Sex Determination Tests: On no account sex determination test shall be undertaken with the...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Can’t find printer

25th June 2020
Customer: Hi, good afternoon, this is Martha, I can’t print. Every time I try, it says ‘Can’t find printer’.
I’ve even lifted the printer and placed it in front of the monitor, but the computer still says he can’t ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

After trying to conceive for a year, a couple consults an infertility specialist. When obtaining a history from the husband, the nurse enquires about childhood infectious diseases. Which childhood infectious disease most significantly affects male fertility?

25th June 2020
a. Chickenpox...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Eating refined sugar can cause diabetes

25th June 2020
Eating too much refined white sugar can cause insulin resistance and future diabetes. Diabetes does not mean that one cannot have desserts forever. While eating too many sugary foods should be avoided, one can have an occasional dessert, especially if one exercises and otherwise eats healthy... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we not touch papers, books and people with our feet?

25th June 2020
In every traditional Gurukul, no studies start without chanting the following:
Saraswati namasthubhyam
Varade kaama roopini...Read more »

Inspirational: The Law of the Garbage Truck

25th June 2020
One day, I boarded a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were in the right lane when a car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. The taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by mere inches! The driver of the other car...Read more »

Medical Voice

Critically ill Covid-19 patients 10 times more likely to develop heart rhythm disorders: Study

25th June 2020
WASHINGTON: COVID-19 patients who are admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) may be ten times more likely than others hospitalised with the viral infection to suffer cardiac arrest or heart rhythm disorders, according to a new study which may help better protect those most vulnerable to the disease...Read more »


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