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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster - Antigen Testing

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
26th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1168: In Thailand, among the 10% of individuals who did not wear a mask or wear one correctly, nearly three-fifths did not wear the masks correctly, such as under their chin, while two-fifths did not wear a mask at all, reported Richard Maude of Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok. Not wearing masks correctly was found to be more frequent among adults 19-60 years of age, as compared to young children or older adults. Additionally, men were more likely to wear masks incorrectly compared to women,...Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 25th November: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
26th November 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, 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,... Read more »
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A Novel Gene-Based Personalized treatment for coexisting NAFLD and Diabetic patients

26th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is becoming prevalent worldwide and is characterized by excessive fat accumulation in the liver. It is observed to occur with metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes (T2D), obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Mounting evidences suggest that the presence... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

26th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Transient neonatal zinc deficiency

26th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Breast milk is the most ideal nutrient mix for infants till the age of 6 months. But, in certain cases, because of genetic modifications along with nutrient deficiencies in nursing mothers, infants might suffer from inadequate levels of micronutrients even in exclusive breastfeeding. As a result, transient neonatal zinc deficiency... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Plasma from recovered patients shows little benefit in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, says study

26th November 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Using blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors for the treatment of patients with severe pneumonia due to COVID-19 showed little benefit, reported a clinical trial in Argentina. Convalescent plasma therapy did not lead to any significant improvement in patients’ health status or reduce the risk of death... Read more »

Active COVID-19 cases in India rise again

26th November 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Active COVID-19 cases in India increased again on Tuesday, this being the third surge over the past four days, with new infections outnumbering recoveries by more than 5,500 in the country. This represented the highest single-day rise in active cases since October 1. Active cases had been constantly declining... Read more »

1 Crore Healthcare Workers in India to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine in First Phase

26th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: Around one crore frontline healthcare workers will be given the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, whenever available, as about 92% of government hospitals and 55% of private hospitals across the country provide data identifying the workers, stated official sources... Read more »

U.S. COVID-19 Cases Could Cross 20 Million in January

26th November 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. could reach over 20 million COVID-19 cases by late January, nearly doubling its current 12.4 million cases, according to a forecasting model by Washington University. The Washington University model accurately forecast the rate of COVID-19 growth during the summer, and has issued a new update in Scientific Reports... Read more »

Pregnancies, Later Menopause Linked with Progressive MS Onset Age

26th November 2020 NeurologyPharmacists
Women with multiple sclerosis (MS) who had never given birth and those who had premature menopause developed progressive MS earlier, reported a single-center observational analysis. Nulliparous women experienced progressive MS onset at a mean age of 41.9, while those with one or more full-term pregnancies... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spousal relatives of the patient?

26th November 2020
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated. The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 state: “MCI: 7.16: Before performing an operation the physician should obtain in writing the consent from the husband or wife,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Declaration of Independence

26th November 2020
Teacher: Rick, where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
Rick: At the bottom!...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

An increase in which of the following parameters will shift the O2 dissociation curve to the left?

26th November 2020
1. Temperature.
2. Partial pressure of CO2
3. 2,3 diphosphoglycerate (DPG) level..Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to prevent deficiency of Vitamin B12

26th November 2020
Avoid consumption of alcohol. Consuming alcohol in excess leads to gastritis and damages the intestinal lining. This can further interfere with absorption of vitamin B12.
Quit smoking. It has been observed that serum vitamin B12 levels are usually lower in smokers... Read more »

eSpiritual: Do we get a human birth each time we die?

26th November 2020
As per Vedic sciences, Hindu philosophy believes in rebirth unless your Sanchit and Prarabdha Karmas are totally exhausted. It also believes in liberation, in which, once your past karmas debt is over, you do not take a rebirth.
On the other hand, Garuda Purana says that you can take rebirth in animal species,...Read more »

Inspirational: The Starfish

26th November 2020
A man was taking a morning walk at the beach when he saw that the morning tide brought with it hundreds of starfish to the beach and when the tide receded, the fish were left behind. He realized that with the morning sun rays, they would die. The man went towards the fish, picked one and threw it into the water...Read more »

Medical Voice

89% of patients getting plasma recover at GIMS, most are men

26th November 2020
GREATER NOIDA: In an analysis of plasma treatment in the district which began at Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS), which is the only other centre after SGPGI, Lucknow, in the state to have conducted the therapy, the maximum number of patients is men. Of the total 335 patients who received plasma therapy from May 9 this year,...Read more »


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