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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Bone Marrow and COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
26th September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1092: COVID-19 May Damage Blood Marrow Immune Cells
(Medscape Excerpts) 1. The coronavirus may damage blood marrow cells in patients with severe COVID-19, suggests a new study. 2. The study is published in the journal Science Immunology. 3. Previous studies have shown that COVID-19 creates an exaggerated response from the immune system, and for some patients, this could occur in immune cells found in bone marrow. 4. Investigators analyzed the immune profiles of 43 hospitalized patients during the peak of the pandemic in the UK. Several shifts were identified in immune signatures, particularly monocytes, which are new immune cells released into the bloodstream from bone marrow...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 25th September: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
26th September 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. 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: 32,407,973, Deaths: 987,697, Recovered: 23,924,409... Read more »
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Importance of revised upper limits of normal serum ALT in obese children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

26th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) level is considered an important parameter for determining liver injury in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Nevertheless, owing to the fact that currently upper limits of normal (ULN) for serum ALT (ULN-ALT) are excessively high,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

26th September 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

Effectiveness of zinc supplements in child health and survival

26th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Deficiency of zinc is estimated to cause over 450,000 child deaths annually due to the increasing risk of diarrhea and pneumonia. Several trials on daily zinc supplementation have presented preventive benefits in childhood diarrhea with a 20% reduction in incidence. Also, the use of zinc supplements in treatment... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Active COVID-19 cases decline, positivity rate rises in India

26th September 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: The seven-day average growth rate in active COVID-19 cases in the country has dropped into the negative with recoveries exceeding daily new cases for last six consecutive days. This hints at a drop in the actual caseload of the infection. The seven-day average growth rate in active cases stood... Read more »
Practice Updates

Most people infected with COVID-19 develop symptoms, says study

26th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Most people infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus are not asymptomatic throughout the course of the disease, suggests a review of studies published in the journal PLOS Medicine. The latest study suggests that true asymptomatic cases of SARS-CoV-2 are only a minority of the infections... Read more »

Countries should not ease lockdowns unless they meet five criteria, says study

26th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Countries must not ease COVID-19 lockdown restrictions until they meet five criteria, and several nations are not even close, suggests a new analysis published in The Lancet. According to the research, the prerequisites for easing COVID-19 lockdown measures include...Read more »

Italy's COVID-19 Lockdown Improved T1D Glycemic Control

26th September 2020 Pharmacists Emergency Medicine
Glycemic control among patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in Italy was shown to improve during the pandemic lockdown there in a small study. An evaluation of 20 Italians with T1D who stopped work during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, revealed that glycemic control exhibited significant improvement within just the first week...Read more »

Uncontrolled CVD Risk Factors in Adolescents Predict Organ Damage

26th September 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The presence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in adolescence predicts target organ damage at a young age, suggests new research. It further supports the concept that adult CVD has its origins in childhood. The study, presented at the virtual American Heart Association... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What are the benefits of professional indemnity insurance?

26th September 2020
Benefits of professional indemnity insurance are as follows:
1. It is beneficial not only to the doctors or hospital but also to the patients and their dependents because the insurance company takes care of the compensation...Read more »

eMedi Humor

From skipping

26th September 2020
A blonde woman is terribly overweight, so her doctor puts her on a diet. "I want you to eat regularly for two days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for two weeks. The next time I see you, you’ll have lost at least five pounds." When the blonde returned, she shocked the doctor by losing nearly 20 pounds...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The pain management nurse notices a male patient grimacing as he moves from the bed to a chair. The patient tells the nurse that he is not experiencing any pain. The nurse's response is to:

26th September 2020
1. Clarify the patient's report by reviewing the patient's nonverbal behavior.
2. Confronting the patient's denial of pain.
3. Obtaining an order for pain medication...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Keeping blood pressure in the safe zone

26th September 2020
By keeping your BP below 120/80, you can avoid a number of diseases, such as heart disease, kidney failure and erectile dysfunction. When lifestyle changes fail to provide benefit, doctors can provide medication. • Limit sodium intake. DASH diet keeps sodium to 2,300 mg per day... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Skill of Controlling Anger

26th September 2020
Cynicism is one of the major risk factors for causation of coronary artery disease (blockages in the channels supplying blood to the heart). And anger, jealousy and irritability form the triad responsible for this. Anger is the enemy of peace, knowledge and devotion...Read more »

Inspirational Story: The Hotel Clerk

26th September 2020
On a stormy night, an elderly man and his wife entered a small hotel in Philadelphia, USA on a stormy night desperately looking for a shelter for the night. The man asked the front desk clerk if they could get a room. The clerk was a friendly man with a beautiful smile...Read more »

Medical Voice

Study focuses on neurological consequences of Covid-19

26th September 2020
Melbourne: A team of neuroscientists and clinicians are examining the potential link between Covid-19 and increased risk of Parkinson's disease, and measures to get ahead of the curve. The study has been published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease. "Although scientists are still learning...Read more »


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