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Race for the Vaccine

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO & Past National President IMA
27th July 2020
Reproduced from: India Legal, https://www.indialegallive.com/special/race-for-the-vaccine,published July 10, 2020.
Though the ICMR is aiming for an August 15 deadline, it is a moot question whether a timeline can be issued when different phases and trials have to be done to ensure safety. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recently stated that... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID and Post COVID Illness

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
27th July 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1008: Chronic COVID or Post COVID Illness: COVID-19 could mean weeks' long illness, even in young adults and those without chronic conditions who have mild disease and are treated in outpatient settings, suggest survey results published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In a multistate telephone survey of symptomatic adults who tested positive... Read more »
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Pre-existing liver disease tied to poor outcome in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection: The APCOLIS Study

27th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
COVID-19 has been found to be associated with multisystem involvement, depending upon comorbidities. The profile of this new disease in patients with pre-existing chronic liver disease (CLD) is primarily unknown. Investigators in the present study assessed the liver injury patterns of SARS-CoV-2 in CLD patients,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Evaluating renoprotective effects of CCB & ARB/ACEI or ARB/ACEI & diuretic in hypertensive patients

25th July 2020 Hypertension
Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to kidney damage. Blood pressure targets vary depending on comorbid conditions such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and maintaining blood pressure... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19 in India: Positivity rate between 10.6% and 13%

27th July 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
India recorded another day of highest single day rise in COVID-19 infections, reporting 49,310 new cases in 24 hours, as the positivity rate was recorded between 10.66% and 13% over the last fortnight. Government officials have stated that the increase in cases has been due to increased testing and that... Read more »
Practice Updates

Obesity raises risks of death from COVID-19: Public Health England report

27th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Obese or overweight individuals have an increased risk of death or severe illness from COVID-19, suggests a report by Public Health England (PHE). Among people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-35, the risk of death from COVID-19 was shown... Read more »
Practice Updates

Researchers create reusable face mask that works like an N95 respirator

27th July 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have created a silicone mask, known as the iMASC, which can be safely reused without the fear of contamination. While the efficiency of the new mask to catch viral particles still needs to be analyzed,...Read more »

COVID-19 Harms Parkinson's Disease Patients

27th July 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
Most Parkinson's disease patients who contracted COVID-19 had experienced new or worsening motor and non-motor symptoms, suggests survey data from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Additionally, among Parkinson's patients who did not contract the virus, about two-thirds reported...Read more »
Practice Updates

Global Prevalence of OCD Higher in Women Compared to Men

27th July 2020 Psychiatry Pharmacists
A meta-analysis published online in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry suggests that women have a higher lifetime risk for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) compared to men. In all, 4045 studies were identified. Of these, 34 reported current, period, and/or lifetime OCD prevalence...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Check list in case of a dispute regarding consent

27th July 2020
• Medical consent
• High-risk medical consent
• Surgical consent...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Good News and Bad News

27th July 2020
This old man visits his doctor and after a thorough examination, the doctor tells him, "I have good news and bad news, what would you like to hear first?"
Patient: Well, give me the bad news first...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A lesion of ventrolateral part of spinal cord will lead to loss (below the level of lesion) of:

27th July 2020
1. Pain sensation on the ipsilateral side.
2. Proprioception on the contralateral side.
3. Pain sensation on the contralateral side...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Some facts on Malaria

27th July 2020
• Malaria is transmitted by the bite of a female anopheles mosquito.
• The mosquito mainly bites between dusk and dawn.
• Malaria can also be transmitted through blood transfusion, or through sharing of contaminated needles... Read more »

eSpiritual: Managing grief by free expressive writing

27th July 2020
The loss of a loved is often painful. The resultant grief makes it hard to eat, sleep and leads to loss of interest in routine life, affecting behavior and judgment. Some can feel agitated or exhausted, to sob unexpectedly, or to withdraw from the world and others may find themselves struggling with feelings of sorrow, numbness,...Read more »

Inspirational: True Treasure

27th July 2020
A young girl saw a colorful rainbow after a thunderstorm. She quickly called her mother to look out the window and see it. Looking at the beautiful rainbow, the mother was amazed at how its beauty could still elate her middle-aged heart. She recalled one of the very first times she ever saw a rainbow....Read more »


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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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The skin is the outer most barrier that ensures protection from external harm. The understanding of role of skin has evolved from an inert mechanical barrier to an active organ that can sense alarming signals and mount perfectly adapted defense measures in response to invading pathogens... Read more »


Pre-Operative Multimodal Analgesia Decreases Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Narcotic Use and Pain.

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery aimed to assess the efficiency of multimodal analgesia (MMA) in reducing reliance on opioid medications. This was retrospective review of 560 patients undergoing outpatient... Read more »

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