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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 107 Immuno-hyper inflammation

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
26th May 2020
926: IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “Update on Covid-19 - Immuno-hyper inflammation” 23rd May, 2020, 4-5 pm . Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Rajan Sharma, National President IMA, Dr RV Asokan, Honorary Secretary General IMA, Dr Ramesh K Dutta, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr Sanchita Sharma Faculty: Dr Rohini Handa... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 106 - Remdesivir will be in India soon

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
26th May 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
917: For hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19, start remdesivir if available (Grade 1C). 918: Remdesivir for the Treatment of COVID-19 — Preliminary Report
A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of intravenous remdesivir was conducted in adults hospitalized with COVID-19 with evidence of lower respiratory tract involvement.... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Association between Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in PPARA and EPAS1 Genes and High-Altitude Appetite Loss

26th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Loss of appetite is a common symptom encountered at high altitudes (HA) for lowlanders. Hypoxia has been reported to be the key initiating factor... Read more »

Derma Update

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A common and most neglected problem in chronic leg ulcers is pruritus

26th May 2020 Dermatology
There is a lack of studies concerning pruritus in patients with chronic leg ulcers. Records were collected by using freshly developed questionnaires for patients and physicians to assess pruritus in patients with chronic leg ulcers... Read more »

News From All Specialities

First indications if a COVID-19 vaccine works possible in autumn – GAVI

26th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
First indications if a potential vaccine against coronavirus is effective may be available in the autumn, said the head of the GAVI vaccine alliance, while foreseeing a long road from there to extensive availability. “Unfortunately, we really do not know which vaccine will work and whether there will be one at all... Read more »
Practice Updates

India at No. 10 among COVID-hit nations; 6,500+ cases on Sunday

26th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: As the country's COVID-19 case count continued to rise, India overtook Iran on Sunday to take the 10th spot among the worst-hit nations in total recorded cases of the coronavirus. New cases reported in the past 24 hours reached 6,566, the highest single-day increase thus far,... Read more »
Practice Updates

'Clear Signature' of ALS Found in Children's Teeth

26th May 2020 Neurology Pediatrics
Adults who develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) metabolize metals differently compared to those who do not develop the neurodegenerative disease, and the signs are seen in teeth during childhood, suggests new research. Investigators noted increased uptake of a mix of metals,...Read more »

Remdesivir Data from NIAID Trial Published

26th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Peer-reviewed findings have been published recently from one of the key trials of remdesivir, possibly the most promising antiviral agent for COVID-19, confirming topline results announced a month ago. Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 administered remdesivir had a median recovery time ...Read more »
Practice Updates

Social Isolation Linked with Higher Risk of CV Events, Death

26th May 2020 Psychiatry Pharmacists
Social isolation is associated with a heightened risk of a cardiovascular event of more than 40%, and of all-cause mortality around 50%, suggests new research presented at the sixth Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) 2020 virtual/online meet....Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can drugs be supplied by the registered practitioner to his patient?

26th May 2020
The registered medical practitioner is entitled to supply the drugs (medicines) to his patients which have been prescribed by him but the same are with certain conditions of exemptions as mentioned in Item No. 5 of the Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945. However, the registered medical practitioner...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Knock on wood

26th May 2020
Three sisters, ages 92, 94 and 96 live in a house together. One night the 96-year-old draws water for a bath. She puts her foot in and pauses. She yells to the other sisters: "Was I getting in or out of the bath?" The 94-year-old yells back: "I don't know. I'll come up and see." She starts up the stairs and pauses...”Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A client with head injury is confused, drowsy and has unequal pupils. Which of the following nursing diagnosis is most important at this time?

26th May 2020
A. Altered level of cognitive function
B. High risk for injury ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Prevention strategy relies on lifestyle

26th May 2020
Stenting may not always be the answer to treating heart disease with stable angina. A German study has shown that patients with stable coronary artery disease who were put on an exercise regimen had significantly higher rates of event-free survival than those who had undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)... Read more »

eSpiritual: Persist in your efforts and you will be successful

26th May 2020
All success stories are stories of great failures. The key is that every time they failed, they bounced back. This is termed as failing forward, rather than backward. You learn and move forward. Learn from your failure and keep moving. The third avtara of Vishnu, the boar,...Read more »

Inspirational: Doctor’s Service!

26th May 2020
A doctor hurriedly entered the hospital after being called in for an urgent surgery. He quickly changed his clothes and rushed to the surgery block. The boy’s father was walking back and forth in the hall waiting for the doctor. On seeing the doctor, the dad shouted: “What took you so long?...Read more »

Medical Voice

Hydroxychloroquine tied to higher risk of deaths, heart issues: Study

26th May 2020
New York: Antimalaria drugs that US President Donald Trump has touted for treatment of Covid-19 were linked to an increased risk of death and heart ailments in a study. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine didn't benefit patients with the coronavirus,...Read more »


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Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesitys

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 »


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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