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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: FDA Approves Remdesivir as the First Drug for COVID-19

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
25th October 2020
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1118: FDA Approves Remdesivir as the First Drug for COVID-19 a Week after WHO trial showed no survival benefit.
1. The US FDA has approved remdesivir for the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients. 2. The drug limits SARS-CoV-2 replication. 3. It is indicated for hospitalized patients aged 12 years and above, weighing at least 40 kg. 4. Previously, the injectable drug was available under an emergency use authorization (EUA)....Read more »
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World COVID Meter 24th October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
25th October 2020
Multispeciality
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, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16, 22M August 19, 23M August 21, 24M August 27, 25M August 30, 26M September 3, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17, 40M October 19, 41M October 22... Read more »
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Geriatric Hepatology: The Hepatic Diseases of the Elderly and Liver Transplant

25th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Geriatric patients show various changes in the liver, which play a role in the clinical characteristics of liver diseases in these patients. Geriatric patients with risk factors for hepatitis should be screened for liver disease, along with those that have a family history of liver diseases, or a history of long-term or... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

25th October 2020 Hypertension
The prevalence of hypertension, the most prominent modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease and mortality, continues to rise globally. It is estimated that, in 2010, nearly 31.1% of the global adult population worldwide suffered... Read more »
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Zinc Update

Roles of Zinc Signaling in Immune System

25th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
An article published in the Journal of Immunology Research stated that zinc is an essential micronutrient for basic cell activities such as cell growth, differentiation and survival. Researchers have suggested that zinc deficiency depresses both innate and adaptive immune responses; however, the precise physiological mechanisms... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Steroids boost survival of preterm babies in low-resource settings: Study

25th October 2020 Internal Medicine Pharmacists
A new clinical trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has revealed that dexamethasone can potentially boost survival of premature babies when given to pregnant women at risk of preterm birth in low-resource settings. The WHO ACTION-I trial thus settles the controversy over the efficacy of antenatal steroids... Read more »
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AstraZeneca resumes U.S. COVID-19 vaccine trial, J&J prepares to resume trial next week

25th October 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
AstraZeneca Plc resumed the U.S. trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine after receiving approval by regulators, while Johnson & Johnson is preparing to restart its trial on Monday or Tuesday. AstraZeneca had to halt its U.S. trial on September 6 following a report of a serious neurological... Read more »
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Bharat Biotech's Covaxin gets DCGI approval for phase 3 clinical trial

25th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: Bharat Biotech has received approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to conduct phase 3 clinical trials of the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine with certain conditions, stated officials. A subject expert committee on COVID-19 at the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation... Read more »
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India's Active COVID-19 Cases Below 7 Lakh After 2 Months

25th October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: The active caseload in India has come down to below 7 lakh for the first time after a span of 63 days. The total number of recoveries has crossed the 69 lakh mark, stated the Ministry of Health. The active caseload was below 7 lakh (6,97,330) last on August 22. The ministry added that as a high number...Read more »
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Higher Donor BMI Linked with Improved Lung Transplant Survival

25th October 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
Lung transplant patients who received a lung from obese donors were shown to have a 15-20% reduction in mortality at 1 year in one of the first studies to assess the impact of donor body mass index (BMI) and post-transplant survival. The retrospective trial included data on patients and donors registered... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is texting and email checking in OT allowed?

25th October 2020
In an operating room, long cases usually allow anesthesiologists, nurses, etc., to access their phones. Checking email or sending texts could be detrimental to patients, as the staff need to focus on patient monitoring. Due to boredom, the staff tend to check their phones. This is a growing problem in operating rooms....Read more »
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eMedi Humor

Spring Fever

25th October 2020
Four high school boys afflicted with spring fever skipped morning classes. After lunch, they reported to the teacher that they had a flat tire. Much to their relief she smiled and said, "Well, you missed a test today so take seats apart from one another and take out a piece of paper." Still smiling, she waited for them to sit down...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

The nurse is caring for a neonate with congenital clubfoot. The child has a cast to correct the defect. Before discharge, what should the nurse tell the parents?

25th October 2020
a. The cast will be removed in 6 weeks
b. A new cast is needed every 1 to 2 weeks
c. A short leg cast is applied when the baby is ready to walk ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Environmental impact on eye health

25th October 2020
An increase in the areas of dry land, air pollution and increased exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can potentially damage the eyes. The cornea, eyelid, sclera and lens have direct exposure to the environment. Increasing temperatures and shifting atmospheric circulation patterns are pushing... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Happy Dussehra: Fighting your health demons for a healthy life!

25th October 2020
Dussehra is one of the most important Hindu festivals, which marks the triumph of good over evil. During the festival, devotees worship Lord Rama, who ended the rule of Ravana thereby reinstating goodness in the world. Likewise, this Dussehra, each one of us should try and fight the evils within us for a healthy and long life....Read more »

Inspirational Story: God's Coffee

25th October 2020
A group of alumni, highly successful in their field, visited their old university professor. They all soon started complaining about the stress in work and life. The professor offered his guests coffee with a collection of cups, some made of porcelain, some plastic, other made of glass or crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, ...Read more »

Medical Voice

Unless the country invests in cancer care, the statistics for breast cancer will be bleak: Dr Anthony Pais, Cytecare Hospitals

25th October 2020
By Dr Anthony Pais, Senior Consultant and Clinical Director – Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Cytecare Hospitals, Yelahanka, Bengaluru Striving for better prognosis & personalised care for breast cancer,In India, there is a confirmed breast cancer diagnosis every four minutes,...Read more »
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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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From Other Newsletter

Nephrology

Orthopedics

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 »

Orthopedics

Orthopedics

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 »

Pediatrics

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 »

Surgery

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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