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CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth COVID: Formula of six

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
25th August 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1065: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Asian countries update – Formula of Six”, 22nd August, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants: Member NMAs Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO, Dr Marthanda Pillai, Member World Medical Council, Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan, Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh, Dr Prakash Budhathoky, Nepal, Dr Subramaniam Muniandy, Malaysia... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 24th August, Acute manageable immuno-thrombo- inflammatory viral disease with post virus phase, 213 Countries

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
25th August 2020
Cases: 1M: April 2, 2 M April 15, 3 M: April 27, 4 M May 8; 5 M 20 May, 6 M 30th May, 7 M 7th June, 8M by 15 June, 9 M 22nd June, 10 M 29th June. 11 M 4th July, 16 M , 17 M 29 July, 18 M ist August, 21 .8 M 16 August. Ground Zero: Wuhan in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Coronavirus Cases: 23, 586, 867, Deaths: 812, 539, Recovered: 16, 086, 235, ACTIVE CASES 6, 688, 093... Read more »
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Effect of ethanol on lipid metabolism

25th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Hepatic lipid metabolism involves some complex processes that control influx and efflux of hepatic lipid pools as well as organismal pools. Lipid homeostasis is controlled by expression, substrate supply, oxidation and secretion which maintain relatively constant hepatic lipid pools.... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

25th August 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
Zinc Update

The immune response for multiple diseases by oral zinc supplementation

25th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is essential for multiple cellular functions, and particularly the immune system depends on an adequate availability of this vital trace element. In the last few decades, several studies had attempted to identify the outcome of various diseases by zinc supplementation.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

China approves human testing for vaccine grown in insect cells

25th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Business and Medicine
BEIJING: China has granted approval for human testing for a potential coronavirus vaccine that has been cultivated in insect cells, stated the local government in the southwestern city of Chengdu. This strategy of using insect cells to grow proteins for the coronavirus vaccine could ramp up large-scale production... Read more »

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19 Treatment

25th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given an emergency use authorization (EUA) for convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients. On the basis of available evidence, the FDA has stated that convalescent plasma may prove to be effective in treating COVID-19.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Continuing BP drugs helps hypertension patients survive COVID-19, says study

25th August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New research suggests that use of blood pressure medication improves survival rates from COVID-19 in patients with hypertension. The findings contradict earlier notions that these medications could worsen the disease. According to the study by researchers from the Norwich Medical School at the University...Read more »
Practice Updates

Remdesivir in Moderate COVID-19

25th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who received a shorter course of remdesivir were found to have significantly higher likelihood of experiencing clinical improvement in comparison with patients receiving standard care, suggested an open-label randomized trial. Researchers noted that on day 11,... Read more »

TNF Inhibitors Tied to Inflammatory CNS Events

25th August 2020 Neurology Pathology & Lab Medicine
According to a study published in the August issue of JAMA Neurology, use of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors in patients with autoimmune diseases may heighten the risk for inflammatory central nervous system (CNS) outcomes. This nested case-control study of over 200 individuals with diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis,...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

CPA/EE treatment improves overall quality of life ...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

Can a doctor print self-photograph?

25th August 2020
6.1.2 MCI Act: Printing of self-photograph, or any such material of publicity in the letter head or on sign board of the consulting room or any such clinical establishment shall be regarded as acts of self-advertisement and unethical conduct on the part of the physician...Read more »

eMedi Humor

At Ninety-Nine

25th August 2020
When a grandmother was in her late eighties, she decided to move to Israel. As part of the preparations, she went to see her doctor and get all her charts. The doctor asked her how she was doing, so she gave him a litany of complaints - this hurts, that's stiff, I'm tired and slower, etc...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Olfleck's phenomenon is seen due to which component

25th August 2020
a. Joint psoriasis
b. Mucosal psoriasis
c. Nail psoriasis...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Some tips to keep obesity under check

25th August 2020
• Skip carbohydrates once in a week.
• Combine a sweet food with a bitter food (for instance, choose to cook aloo methi over aloo matar).
• Opt for bitter green foods such as karela, methi, palak, bhindi, etc... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Five Interior Powers

25th August 2020
To be in a state of happiness, bliss and ananda is what the ultimate goal of life is. Everybody is born with certain inherent powers, which if cultivated in the right direction will lead to inner happiness. The ancient Shiva Sutra text talks about the concept of Shiva and Shakti. Shiva is silence, Shakti is power; Shiva is creativity,...Read more »

Inspirational: A harsh word

25th August 2020
A woman bought eggs and butter from a farmer who was reputed far and wide for the quality of his products, and for quick delivery. One day, when the woman was expecting guests, the farmer failed to come. On the next delivery, she spoke very harshly with him. After the delivery,...Read more »

Medical Voice

New high: India tests 10L samples in a day

25th August 2020
NEW DELHI: India has crossed a significant milestone of testing 10 lakh samples in a day to detect Covid-19 as the average number of tests conducted every week rises rapidly with the aim of the detection, containment and contact tracing strategy keeping the positivity rate below 10%. With 10,23,836 samples tested on Friday,...Read more »


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Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are the choice of therapy for post-stroke patients. A large-scale prospective study of 2667 post-stroke hypertensive patients treated with cilnidipine assessed BP control and adverse reactions in the patients... Read more »



How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis

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