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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 72

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
26th April 2020
(With regular inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
A special report published in the journal Radiology outlines prevention, diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with COVID-19 : From the analysis of available medical, laboratory, and imaging data on COVID-19, it has become quite clear that symptoms and diagnostic tests could not be explained by impaired pulmonary ventilation alone... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID-19 Meter 25th April

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
26th April 2020
210 Countries affected, over 2.83 M Cases; Deaths to Cross 250,000 with Current Trend of > 6000 deaths per day if new cases continue for another 10 days with Minimum 206024, First reported Case: 10th January, Situation around the Globe, Likely minimum deaths (197245 + 58523 x 15 = 8779) = 206024, Total cases: 2,830,051 (new Cases +105,616), Deaths: 197,245 (New Deaths 6174), Recovered: 798,772... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

26th April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
A recent article published in Metabolism discussed that the obesity epidemic is closely associated with the rising prevalence and severity of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Obesity is not only linked to simple steatosis (SS),... Read more »

News From All Specialities

‘Landmark collaboration’ to make COVID-19 testing and treatment accessible to all

26th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
World leaders, scientists, humanitarians and private sector partners came together on Friday in “a landmark collaboration” that aims to make new tools and medicines to diagnose and treat COVID-19, accessible to people everywhere... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19: FDA Re-emphasizes Importance of Close Patient Supervision for ‘Off-Label’ Use of Antimalarial Drugs to Mitigate Known Risks

26th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a Drug Safety Communication pertaining to the known side effects of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, including serious and potentially life-threatening heart rhythm problems,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Trial of Gilead's potential coronavirus treatment running ahead of schedule, says researcher

26th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Results for the U.S. government trial of Gilead Sciences Inc’s experimental coronavirus treatment may come out by mid-May, suggests the study’s lead investigator. Lead researcher Dr. Andre Kalil told Reuters that the preliminary findings from...Read more »

COVID-19 Tied to Large Vessel Stroke in Young Adults

26th April 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Physicians in New York City have reported significantly more acute, large vessel strokes in young adults infected with COVID-19. A rapid communication, scheduled to be published online April 29 in the New England Journal of Medicine,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Preschoolers with High BMI Have Greater Fracture Risk as Teens

26th April 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Children with overweight or obese body mass index measures at preschool age were found to have significantly increased odds of suffering upper- and lower-limb fractures before age 15 years in comparison with normal weight children, suggested data from almost 470,000 children...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

IL-37 protective in allergic contact dermatitis via mast cell inhibition

26th April 2020 Dermatology
Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a T cell-mediated inflammatory condition. It is marked by erythema, vesiculation, and pruritus. Mast cells (MCs) have a key role to play in the pathogenesis of ACD... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

How is consent documented?

26th April 2020
Patients may not accurately remember all the facts disclosed in a discussion. A physician must therefore document the content of informed consent sessions. 1. The informed consent discussion and its documentation should be done by the physician who will be performing the procedure...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Talking Clock

26th April 2020
While proudly showing off his new apartment to friends late one night, the drunk led the way to his bedroom where there was a big brass gong.
"What’s that big brass gong for?" one of the guests asked...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All of the following are known risk factors for development of endometrial carcinoma except:

26th April 2020
1. Obesity.
2. Family history.
3. Use of hormone replacement therapy...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Some healthy alterations that one can make in their lifestyle

26th April 2020
• Avoid stress: Start taking short breaks at regular intervals whenever working at the office or even at home. Eat foods like brown bread for carbohydrates instead of white bread, oranges and lemons for vitamin C and spinach for magnesium. A healthy diet and sufficient sleep help release chemicals like serotonin,... Read more »

eSpiritual: The very purpose of life is to face sufferings

26th April 2020
According to Hinduism, the very fact we are born means that in our last life, we did not get liberation or Moksha. It also means that some sufferings in our last birth still remained. Therefore, the purpose of this birth is to face those sufferings...Read more »

Inspirational: The cockroach theory for self-development

26th April 2020
At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady. She started screaming out of fear. With a panic-stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach...Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Door-to-door survey for Covid in Karnataka from today

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government will start a massive door-to-door survey from Thursday to gather data on people with influenza-like illness (ILI) and severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) and to check on the health status of patients with existing conditions such as non-communicable diseases,...Read more »  


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice...Read more »  
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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?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  


From Other Newsletter



How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis prevent against bone loss in osteoporosis

The American National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep per day for adults 18 years of age and older. There has been increasing amount of research into the association between osteoporosis and sleep... Read more »


Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »


Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »

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