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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
25th July 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1003: Pfizer will get $1.95 billion from the U.S. government to produce 100 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine candidate. (Reuters). 1004: More data suggest that humoral immunity faded rapidly in people with mild COVID-19 illness. (New England Journal of Medicine). 1005: A small study points to rapid decay of anti–SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in individuals with mild COVID-19.... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 24th July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
25th July 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, 10M June 29th, 11M July 4, 12M July 8, 13M July 13, 14M July 17. 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 21 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days,... Read more »
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Diagnosing Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure in Hepatitis B Patients: Role of T2 Values

25th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
A study published online June 25 in Current Medical Imaging sought to determine the value of hepatic T2 imaging for the evaluation of chronic hepatitis-B-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (HBV-ACLF). Patients were divided into 3 groups and were subjected to liver MRI using m-GRASE... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Evaluating renoprotective effects of CCB & ARB/ACEI or ARB/ACEI & diuretic in hypertensive patients

25th July 2020 Hypertension
Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to kidney damage. Blood pressure targets vary depending on comorbid conditions such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and maintaining blood pressure... Read more »

News From All Specialities

No return to old normal, says UN health chief, as COVID-19 cases cross 15 million

25th July 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The global tally of COVID-19 cases has crossed the 15 million mark, with around 620,000 deaths. The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged people across the globe to help prevent further spread of the disease. The agency cautioned that there will be no return to ‘the old normal’... Read more »
Practice Updates

15% of symptomatic cases in Delhi gave false negative in first antigen test

25th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: Just 15% of the symptomatic individuals testing negative for COVID-19 in the rapid antigen testing conducted in Delhi were later found to be positive in a confirmatory RT-PCR test, reported the health ministry. As per the health ministry,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Two or three layer masks provide best protection against COVID-19 virus, says study

25th July 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Home-made cloth face masks should have a minimum of two layers, preferably three, in order to prevent the spread of viral droplets from the nose and mouth, suggests a video case study published online in Thorax. Researchers from Australia compared the effectiveness of single...Read more »

COVID-19 Rates Probably 10-fold Higher than Reported, says CDC

25th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
As per a new study by CDC's COVID-19 Response Team, the number of COVID-19 infections were possibly 10 times higher from late March through mid-May than the number of cases reported during the time. The study evaluated antibodies in 10 locations across the US. In San Francisco,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Tocilizumab Increases GI Risks in Rheumatoid Arthritis

25th July 2020Internal Medicine Pharmacists
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) administered tocilizumab were found to have double the risk of gastrointestinal perforations compared to those on tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, suggests Swedish research. When compared with patients given TNF inhibitors,...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is res ipsa loquitur?

25th July 2020
Res ipsa loquitur is a legal Latin Maxim meaning “the thing (situation) speaks for itself.” The principle of res ipsa loquitur is an evidential principle, which, in some cases, allows the court to draw an inference of negligence. The maxim is applicable where an accident occurs in circumstances wherein accidents ...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Who shall brew the coffee?

25th July 2020
The wife said, "You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don’t have to wait as long to get our coffee". The husband said, "You are in charge of the cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee." ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

At the end of a balanced anesthesia technique with non-depolarizing muscle relaxant, a patient recovered spontaneously from the effect of muscle relaxant without any reversal. Which is the most probable relaxant the patient had received?

25th July 2020
1. Pancuronium.
2. Gallamine...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Social determinants of health

25th July 2020
There are several factors that determine our health, with access to social and economic facilities being the most prominent ones. The conditions in which people are born and the conditions in which they live, work and grow old can greatly affect an individual’s health.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Think differently in mythology

25th July 2020
• Lord Ganesha’s elephant head depicts that one should use his/her wisdom before taking any decision.
• Vishnu’s first incarnation, fish, symbolizes the need to learn to swim in the opposite direction.
• Brahma’s five heads mean to use all five senses before taking any decision...Read more »

Inspirational Story: The history of ‘APRONS’

25th July 2020
The kids today do not understand what an apron is. The major use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she had a few. Also, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material...Read more »

Medical Voice

Delhi : Screening begins for vaccine volunteers

25th July 2020
New Delhi: Health screening of people who volunteered for the trial of Covaxin — India’s indigenous vaccine for Covid-19 — has started. Delhi-based Dr Dangs Lab, which has been selected as the central lab for human clinical trials of Covaxin, said it has already started receiving samples from 50 to 100 subjects per day from various trial sites for safety testing...Read more »


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Effect of fast dietary proteins on muscle protein synthesis rate and muscle strength

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Azilsartan medoxomil in the management of hypertension: Its place in therapy

Azilsartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker indicated for the treatment of any stage of hypertension. A review of pharmacology and clinical role of azilsartan monotherapy and azilsartan/chlorthalidone or azilsartan/amlodipine combination therapies for hypertension management was published in the journal Core Evidence... Read more »


Benefits of breastfeeding for mothers

Breast milk is regarded as the infant’s only source of nutrition for the first 6 months of life. Complementary foods are added to the infant’s diet at 6 months of age. It is usually recommended that breastfeeding should be continued up to two years of age and beyond that.1... 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 of a next-generation ... Read more »

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