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World Covid Meter 27th June - 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
28th June 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, 9 M June 22. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Doubling time India 18 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Metabolic syndrome common among lean NAFLD patients

28th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has a known association with obesity, which is known to be associated with metabolic syndrome (MS). The risk factors for NAFLD; however, in absence of obesity (leanness) are not appreciated. The present study assessed and compared the clinical characteristics,... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Elevated risk of psoriasis seen in children and elderly patients with asthma

28th June 2020 Dermatology
Numerous earlier studies had reported that there is an increased risk of asthma in children and elderly with psoriasis. The objective of this study is to cover the earlier research about the risk of psoriasis in children... Read more »

News From All Specialities

CDC updates, expands list of people at risk of severe COVID-19 illness

28th June 2020 Psychiatry Pharmacists
CDC has updated and expanded the list of people who are at increased risk for getting severely ill from COVID-19. While older adults and people with underlying medical conditions continue to be at increased risk for severe illness, CDC has further defined age- and condition-related risks... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves New Treatment for Dravet Syndrome

28th June 2020 Neurology Pediatrics
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to fenfluramine for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome in patients 2 years of age and older. The effectiveness of the drug for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome was shown... Read more »
Practice Updates

Vaccine against COVID-19 uncertain, maybe invented in a year, says WHO

28th June 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
BRUSSELS: It is not certain yet that scientists will be able to develop an effective vaccine against the COVID-19 virus, but it could take a year before one is invented, said the World Health Organization chief. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that if such a vaccine became a reality,...Read more »

Cancer Immunotherapy Linked to Severe COVID-19 Outcomes

28th June 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
Cancer patients receiving immunotherapy were found to be at a heightened risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19, suggest retrospective findings from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Among more than 400 cancer patients with symptomatic COVID-19,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Triple Treatment Reduces COPD Exacerbations

28th June 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
Inhaled triple therapy with budesonide, glycopyrrolate, and formoterol showed a signal of reducing all-cause mortality in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at higher (320 µg) budesonide doses, suggest new findings from the large, multicenter, 52-week ETHOS trial...Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

CCB + RAAS blocker rather than RAAS + HCTZ may be the combination of choice for high CV risk hypertensive patients

28th June 2020 Hypertension
Guidelines recommend combination therapy with complementary mechanism of actions in hypertension. The European guidelines further recommend a single pill combination to improve adherence. While calcium channel blockers (CCBs)... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spouse relatives of the patient?

28th June 2020
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated. The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 state:...Read more »

eMedi Humor


28th June 2020
One semester when my brother, Peter, attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, an art-student friend of his asked if he could paint Peter's portrait for a class assignment. Peter agreed, and the art student painted and submitted the portrait, only to receive a C minus...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is a basic teledermatology tool?

28th June 2020
a. Videoconference
b. Hybrid teledermatology
c. Store-and-forward teledermatology...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness:WHO Five Keys to Safer Food

28th June 2020
Key 1: Keep clean
• Wash hands before handling food and frequently during food preparation.
• Wash hands after using the toilet... Read more »

eSpiritual: Relieve Stress by Changing the Interpretation

28th June 2020
Stress is the reaction of the body or the mind to the interpretation of a known situation. Stress management, therefore, involves either changing the situation, changing the interpretation or taming the body the yogic way in such a way that stress does not affect the body...Read more »

Inspirational: Love in action

28th June 2020
One night a man came to our house and told me, "There is a family with eight children. They have not eaten for days." I took some food and I went. When I finally came to the family, I saw the faces of those little children disfigured by hunger. There was no sorrow or sadness in their faces, just the deep pain of hunger...Read more »

Medical Voice

Long wait for test report irks many in Delhi

28th June 2020
NEW DELHI: On Thursday, a north Delhi resident and her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, both Covid-positive patients, spent the entire day at the Narela care centre waiting anxiously for a report from the district surveillance officer (DSO). The report was to be the deciding factor...Read more »


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Bariatric surgery prevents severe CKD and ESRD

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