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National Medical Commission: A shot in the arm for medical education

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO & Past National President IMA
26th October 2020
Multispeciality
Reproduced from: India Legal https://www.indialegallive.com/column-news/national-medical-commission-indian-medical-council-act/ , published August 29, 2020
The NMC Act will bring in much-needed reforms in the medical education sector by ensuring probity, bringing down costs, simplifying procedures and enhancing the number of medical seats in India. The National Medical Commission (NMC) has come into force from September 25, 2020, thereby repealing the nearly 64-year-old Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. All its bodies such as the Medical Council of India and Board of Governors, which superseded the MCI on September 26, 2018, have also been dissolved...Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Cumulative 15 minutes

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
26th October 2020
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1119: CDC Expands Definition of COVID-19 Exposure From Close Contact to Cumulative 15 minutes
1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its recommendations for likely person-to-person spread of SARS-CoV-2. 2. It cautions about the risk of multiple, brief, close contact encounters with others who are positive for COVID-19. 3. Each close encounter, within 6 feet of an infected person, can heighten the risk for transmission... Read more »
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Chronic liver disease in an ageing population

26th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Prevalence of chronic liver disease is increasing in the elderly. Onset is more insidious in older patients. Abnormal LFTs should be investigated thoroughly (unless inappropriate); liver biopsy is safe in the elderly. There are some subtle differences in treatment. Age-adjusted mortality is often greater in the elderly.... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

26th 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

Zinc inadequacy is common in pediatric population

26th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Currently, subclinical micronutrient insufficiencies are slowly gaining more prominence as a public health problem and drawing attention. Now it is known that to detect and treat people who have deficiency symptoms alone is not enough. It has become more important to detect and prevent any deficiency before it shows any clinical manifestations. Likewise,... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

New book urges world leaders to unite in response to health threats

26th October 2020Business and Medicine Public Health
On the occasion of the World Health Summit 2020 and the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, a new book was launched that urges world leaders and politicians to unite in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other threats to health and global economy.... Read more »
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Antibodies against coronavirus detectable up to seven months after COVID-19 onset: Study

26th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Antibodies against the novel coronavirus show a rapid rise within the first three weeks after symptoms, and are detectable for up to seven months after contracting the disease, suggests a new study that evaluated 300 patients infected with COVID-19 and 198 post-COVID-19 volunteers... Read more »
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The Americas facing risk of polio outbreak due to disruptions caused by pandemic

26th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Health experts are worried about an outbreak of the polio virus in the Americas during the COVID-19 pandemic caused by a delay in vaccinations and surveillance. Experts at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) stated that countries in the region should maintain polio vaccinations... Read more »
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Over Half a Million People in US May Die Of COVID by February, Suggest Estimates

26th October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
London: Over half a million people in the United States could die due to COVID-19 by the end of February 2021, suggest estimates from a modelling study. However, about 130,000 of those lives could be saved if everybody wears masks. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and...Read more »
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Finerenone Reduces Kidney, Heart Risks in CKD and T2D

26th October 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
An investigational anti-mineralocorticoid agent slowed the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in individuals with type 2 diabetes, suggested the phase III FIDELIO-DKD trial. Around 17.8% of the 2,833 patients on finerenone experienced a primary outcome event - kidney failure,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can an MBBS doctor treat a patient who is admitted under him & has a specific complaint?

26th October 2020
If a patient is admitted under an MBBS doctor and has a specific complaint, the MBBS doctor should refer the patient to the specialist or any other physician for consultation and treatment. The MBBS doctor cannot practice which is detrimental to his/her patient. Also,...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

Smart Kid

26th October 2020
So little Johnnie comes home with his report card for 5th grade, and shows it to his mother. His mom reads the report card and gets more and more upset as she sees his grades. "Johnnie, you have 5 "F’s" and a "D" in Math! Wait until your Father sees this!"...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

All the following are true regarding abscess of the spleen except:

26th October 2020
a) Majority of splenic abscesses result from hematogenous spread from other sites.
b) Both Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms are responsible for abscess of spleen.
c) Splenomegaly is present in most of the patients...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips on Water Hygiene

26th October 2020
• Travelers should avoid consuming tap water.
• Avoid ice made from tap water.
• Avoid any food rinsed in tap water... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: What is the importance of silence?

26th October 2020
True silence is the silence between the thoughts and represents the true self, consciousness or the soul. It is a web of energized information ready to take all, provided there is a right intent. The process of achieving silence is what meditation is...Read more »

Inspirational: It’s All Good

26th October 2020
There was a king in Africa who had a close friend he grew up with. The friend used to look at every situation, whether positive or negative, as good. One day, they went on a hunting expedition. The friend was loading and preparing the guns for the king. He might have done something wrong in preparing one of the guns...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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Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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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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