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A significant drop in air pollution levels across India after about a month COVID-19 lockdown

Dr K K Aggarwal, President HCFI and Dr Anil Kumar, Director, HCFI
28th April 2020
The levels of NO2 and ozone across India are within the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. No clear relationship observed between current air quality vs confirmed COVID-19 cases in India.
During COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown enforced, countries across the world have reported a significant drop in air pollution and witnessed improvement in air quality... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 74

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
28th April 2020
(With regular inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
What are COVID toes: Purple or red lesions on the toes and hands, have been termed “COVID toes” and has gained clinicians’ attention over the recent weeks.
What should patients do if they notice them? : Pernio, also known as chilblains, is a condition where red or purple tender bumps develop on the fingers or toes... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Clinical Presentation and Determinants of Mortality in Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

28th April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
The incidence of alcohol-related liver disease has shown a startling increase in India with late presentation and short survival. There is a need for better understanding of factors affecting mortality for optimal utilization... Read more »

News From All Specialities

‘No evidence’ that recovered COVID-19 patients cannot be reinfected: WHO

28th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has cautioned that there is currently no evidence to state that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies cannot get a second infection. In a scientific brief issued on Friday, the WHO stated there was no proof that one-time infection... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO/Europe publishes considerations for gradual easing of COVID-19 measures

28th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
WHO/Europe has published key considerations to gradually lift the lockdown restrictions introduced by many countries to tackle the spread of COVID-19 across the European Region. Challenges and circumstances differ for every country ... Read more »
Practice Updates

New diagnostic test for COVID-19 may deliver results within half an hour, says study

28th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
PCR-analyses are currently being routinely used to test if a patient has been infected with COVID-19. While this method can find very small quantities of a pathogen, it requires trained personnel and sophisticated laboratory equipment,...Read more »

High-Dose CQ Linked with Death, Cardiac Events in COVID-19 Patients

28th April 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 infection administered high-dose chloroquine diphosphate (CQ) in association with azithromycin or oseltamivir experienced higher rates of death and adverse cardiac events compared with a low-dose group, suggested an unplanned interim analysis of a phase IIb trial...Read more »
Practice Updates

Benign Kidney Tumors Shrink With mTOR Inhibitor

28th April 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Most patients with a nonmalignant form of kidney tumor exhibited significant tumor shrinkage with the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor everolimus, revealed a small multicenter clinical trial. Within 4 months after the initiation of treatment for angiomyolipomas,...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Criteria Suggesting Psychological Components of Itch and Somatoform Itch

28th April 2020 Dermatology
Psychological factors are important in many patients with chronic pruritus; yet all patients cannot be given psychologic, psychosomatic or psychiatric consultation. An exploratory study by Schneider and colleagues... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

When is it a case of negligence?

28th April 2020
If no inquiry or experts are required, then it is a clear case of negligence. In such cases, medical negligence is established based on the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur (the thing speaks for itself). 1. If there is any evidence of prima facie case, never events or mens rea (criminal intent)...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Bite my eye

28th April 2020
A man walks into a bar, has a few drinks and asks what his tab was. The bartender replies that it is twenty dollars plus tip. The guy says, "I'll bet you my tab double or nothing that I can bite my eye." The bartender accepts the bet, and the guy pulls out his glass eye and bites it...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Dietary gluten intake is postulated to be a possible etiologic factor in all the following dermatologic diseases except

28th April 2020
A. Acne vulgaris
B. Psoriasis
C. Dermatitis herpetiformis ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Explaining cardiac interventions

28th April 2020
For any traffic management, following are the options:
• Placing traffic signals can be equated to dos and don’ts of lifestyle management.
• Posting a traffic inspector on the crossing - This can be equated with clinical cardiologist... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescription: Yoga, the Greatest Healer

28th April 2020
The Sanskrit word for ‘healthy’ is ‘Svastha’ - Sav-Stha - means being established in one’s own true self. This is only possible when the body is in union with the mind and the consciousness. The Bhagavad Gita (Ch. IV shloka 36), says Api chedasi papebhya sarvebhya pap kritama...Read more »

Inspirational: A Great Story

28th April 2020
Good morning, said a woman as she walked up to the man sitting on ground. The man slowly looked up. This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new. She looked like she had never missed a meal in her life. His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him,...Read more »

Medical Voice

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COVID-19: FDA warns against side effects of hydroxychloroquine

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a safety communication regarding the known side effects of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, touted by President Donald Trump for treating coronavirus patients. The side effects include serious and potentially life-threatening heart rhythm problems...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?
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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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