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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Post-COVID-19 Inflammation

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
26th August 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1066: Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Post-COVID-19 Inflammation”, 22nd August, 2020, 11am-12pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr AK Agarwal, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr JA Jayalal, Dr Atul Pandya, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr Shantanu Tripathi, Prof Bejon Misra, Dr (Major) Prachi Garg, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma. Key points from the discussion : • Delhi has seroprevalence of 28%, but asymptomatic persons with no increase in CRP/ESR do not develop antibodies. We have been able to tackle the disease in Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. ... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 25th August: Acute manageable immuno-thrombo-inflammatory viral disease with post viral phase, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
26th August 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. 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: 23,806,794, Deaths: 816,950, Recovered: 16,356,848... Read more »
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Link between changes in fecal bacterial microbiota and disease severity in alcoholic hepatitis

26th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The gut microbiome plays a key role in the development and progression of alcoholic hepatitis. However, little is known about the association of specific changes in the composition of the gut bacterial microbiome with disease severity... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

26th 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

Potential role of zinc in COVID-19 pandemic

26th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is being considered as a potential adjuvant therapy in treatment of COVID 19 on account of its immune modulatory effect and direct antiviral effect
• Zinc deficiency is linked with inflammatory alterations of lung extracellular matrix predisposing to fibrosis... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO cautious on COVID-19 plasma, US issues emergency use authorization

26th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization is wary about supporting the use of recovered COVID-19 patients' plasma to treat those who are ill. The agency has stated that the evidence that convalescent plasma works is of low quality. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the use of convalescent plasma... Read more »

Virus-killing coating approved for American Airlines

26th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The American Airlines has received emergency approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency to use a disinfectant against the coronavirus on certain surfaces that lasts for about seven days. EPA is also analyzing if the disinfectant could be effective in places like schools... Read more »
Practice Updates

First Brain Stimulation Device Cleared to Help Smokers Quit

26th August 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for the BrainsWay deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) system to assist adult smokers quit tobacco. The system has already received FDA approval as a treatment for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and major depressive disorder...Read more »
Practice Updates

Coffee intake during pregnancy tied to negative birth outcomes

26th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pediatrics
Even at moderate levels, coffee intake during pregnancy is associated with negative birth outcomes, suggests a research based on a literature review. According to the report published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, coffee consumption during pregnancy was found to be linked with a heightened risk of adverse pregnancy... Read more »

BP Drugs That May Protect Against Depression

26th August 2020 Psychiatry Pharmacists
A Danish population-based study has outlined a short list of antihypertensive medications that may be associated with decreased risk of depression. Significantly lower risk of depression incidence was noted in population-based registries for the ACE inhibitors enalapril and ramipril; calcium channel blockers amlodipine,...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

CPA/EE regulates menstrual cycle...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?

26th August 2020
Yes, it is mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receipt/money receipt issued by him to his/her patients...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Wedding rings

26th August 2020
A friend recently explained why he refuses to get married.
He says the wedding rings look like miniature handcuffs...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 20-year-old man complains of difficulty in reading the newspaper with his right eye three weeks after sustaining a gunshot injury to his left eye. The most likely diagnosis is:

26th August 2020
1. Macular edema.
2. Sympathetic ophthalmia.
3. Optic nerve avulsion...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Smoking makes you 5 years older

26th August 2020
• Men tend to have a higher likelihood of dying than women, and smoking heightens any adult’s risk of death just as if five years were suddenly added to their age.
• Among men who have never smoked, heart disease seems to be greatest risk for death at any age, exceeding the likelihood of dying from lung, colon and prostate cancer combined... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we apply holy ash?

26th August 2020
Bhasma is the holy ash produced from the Homa, the sacrificial fire, wherein special wood along with ghee and other herbs are offered as a part of pooja. By the time a Bhasma is formed, no trace of original matter remains in the ash. Ash obtained from any burnt object is not bhasma...Read more »

Inspirational: Four Burning Candles

26th August 2020
There were four candles burning in a room. The ambiance of the room was so soft that one could hear them talking. The first one said that it was PEACE; however, nobody could keep it lit. It believed that it would go out...Read more »

Medical Voice

Delhi: With 1,450 cases, highest single-day spike in August

26th August 2020
NEW DELHI: Delhi on Sunday recorded 1,450 fresh Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day spike in August. The total death toll reached 4,300. Sunday also saw the number of containment zones going up from 591 to 627. On Saturday, Delhi had recorded 1,412 fresh Covid-19 cases,...Read more »


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Blood pressure control with cilnidipine treatment in Japanese post-stroke hypertensive patients

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

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. Longer sleep duration has been tied to increased risk of osteoporosis.... Read more »


Understanding how skin barrier evolves and reacts during the first few years of life

The structure of the stratum corneum (SC) and corresponding skin barrier develops from before birth up to about 4 years of age. Understanding the evolution of skin barrier structure during the first few years of life is the first step to developing solutions for improved infant skin health... Read more »


Bariatric surgery prevents severe CKD and ESRD

Patients that underwent weight-loss surgery lowered their risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) when compared to conventionally treated patients, according to a study published in International Journal of Obesity... Read more »

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