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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
28th July 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1009: Can the Virus Disrupt the Endocrine System?: Considering its effects on angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), researchers from Louisiana State University suggest that SARS-CoV-2 could potentially disrupt various endocrine functions throughout the body. 1010: Potential Treatments, but Hard to Test : Dipyridamole is a relatively cheap, FDA-approved drug given with blood thinners to prevent strokes... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 27th July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
28th July 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. 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: 16,412,794, Deaths: 652,039, Recovered: 10,042,362, Active Cases: 5,718,393... Read more »
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Meta-analysis of 50 phase III clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of a herbal formulation in infective hepatitis

28th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Kolhapure and Mitra conducted a meta-analysis of 50 published study reports to ascertain the efficacy and safety of an herbal formulation in hepatitis A virus infection. The formulation comprises of Capparis spinosa, Cichorium intybus, Solanum nigrum, Terminalia arjuna, Cassia occidentalis,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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CCB and ARB combination can prevent CV events in elderly high-risk hypertensive patients with CKD

28th July 2020 Hypertension
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is displayed by decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Globally, CKD is a public health disorder and a higher incidence can be seen in the older population. Evidence shows that... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Hepatitis Day

28th July 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
World Hepatitis Day, observed every year on July 28, is aimed at raising awareness about viral hepatitis. The disease causes inflammation of the liver, eventually giving way to an array of health problems, including liver cancer. Viral hepatitis continues to cause thousands of deaths every day amid the ongoing pandemic... Read more »
Practice Updates

PM Modi says coronavirus risk continues in India

28th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
During a public address on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the people of India need to exercise extra caution as the novel coronavirus threat persists. The country registered a record number of patient recoveries in a day... Read more »
Practice Updates

Health ministry against itolizumab inclusion in COVID-19 clinical management protocols

28th July 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
The National Task Force on COVID-19 has decided against including itolizumab in the COVID-19 clinical management protocols despite the drug being approved by Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) under "restricted emergency use" in infected patients...Read more »

Mothers unlikely to pass coronavirus to newborns with proper safety techniques

28th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Mothers infected with the novel coronavirus will not likely pass the infection to their newborns if appropriate health precautions are taken, suggests a study published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. There were no cases of viral transmission among 120 babies born to 116 COVID-positive mothers,...Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19: WHO chief scientist sees no herd immunity yet

28th July 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
According to World Health Organization chief scientist, nearly 50% to 60% of the population needs to be immune to the novel coronavirus for protective “herd immunity” effect to set in. In a social media event, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan mentioned that studies from some hard-hit countries...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are doctors supposed to share the pictures or video recording of surgery or any case notes other than the discharge summary with the patient or his relative?

28th July 2020
Yes, it is obligatory for doctors, hospitals to provide the copy of the case record or medical record and also share the pictures or video recording of surgery or any case notes other than the discharge summary to the patient or his legal representative as the patients generally have a right to review them,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Trouble on the Roof

28th July 2020
Mike and Rob were laying tiles on a roof when a sudden gust of wind came and knocked down their ladder.
"I have an idea," said Mike. "We'll throw you down, and then you can pick up the ladder."
"What, do you think I'm stupid?" Rob replied."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The right coronary artery supplies all of the following parts of the conducting system in the heart except:

28th July 2020
SA node.
2. AV node.
3. AV bundle...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Fat but fit no longer good for health

28th July 2020
A study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology challenged the concept that by being physically fit, individuals who are obese can fully compensate mortality risk. The study suggested that physically fit obese men have a higher risk for death compared to men who are of normal weight but... Read more »

eSpiritual: The spiritual meaning of the word ‘Artha’

28th July 2020
Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha are the four fundamental principles of our very existence which means earning righteously with a desire to fulfil the inner happiness. Righteous earning is called ‘Artha’ and mistakenly it has been linked to materialistic money...Read more »

Inspirational: Determination and Persistence

28th July 2020
Engineer John Roebling started building the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, USA back in 1870. The bridge was completed in 1883, 13 years later. This creative engineer was excited about an idea of building a bridge that would connect New York ...Read more »

Medical Voice

Health dept to conduct Covid-19 testing at 28 centres

28th July 2020
Agra: Following orders of the state government to increase Covid-19 testing, the Agra district health department has established rapid antigen testing facility at 28 centres in the district. Around 10 testing facilities will operate at 10 different primary health centres (PHC) in the city areas and 18 community health centres (CHC) in rural areas...Read more »


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Curcumin for aging skeletal muscles

A fall in muscle mass and function as the age increases is termed sarcopenia. The affected individual is unable to perform normal daily activities, which eventually affects the quality of life. Increased oxidative stress seems to be a significant factor behind the development of sarcopenia... 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 »


Cutaneous barriers and immunity

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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