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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID and Anemia

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
28th August 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1068: Anemia associated with severe COVID-19 illness.
DG Alerts excerpts: A study published in the Journal of Medical Virology suggests that anaemia could be an independent risk factor linked with severe COVID-19. The odds ratio (OR) of anemia related to severe manifestations of COVID-19 was found to be 3.47 and 3.77 after adjustment for baseline data and laboratory indices, respectively. This retrospective, observational study included 222 patients with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. Patients were admitted to Wuhan Ninth Hospital between December 1, 2019... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 27th August: Acute manageable immuno-thrombo-inflammatory viral disease with post viral phase, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
28th August 2020
Cases: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. 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: 24,323,115, Deaths: 828,890, Recovered: 16,866,897... Read more »
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Alcohol consumption and liver disease in the Asia-Pacific region

28th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Alcohol use is linked with over 3.3 million deaths annually across the globe and one of the major contributors to liver diseases. The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology Commission by Shiv Sarin and colleagues has noted that in the Asia-Pacific region, 24% of deaths from liver cirrhosis and other... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

28th August 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

Essential Role of Zinc in Child Immunity and Health

28th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
A 2017 review stated that vitamin C, vitamin D and the mineral zinc play a major role in the maintenance of an optimal immune system. These essential nutrients, through their complementary and synergistic effects, support components of both innate and adaptive immunity. Furthermore,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO African Region certified as wild polio-free

28th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
The WHO African Region has been certified as wild polio-free by the Africa Regional Certification Commission, after four years without a case. Five of the six WHO regions, having more than 90% of the world’s population, are now declared free of the wild poliovirus... Read more »

FDA Authorizes First Diagnostic Test for COVID-19 that Enables Reading Results Directly From Testing Card

28th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 antigen test that enables reading the results directly from the testing card, somewhat similar to some pregnancy tests. This is a fast and efficient test for healthcare providers and patients... Read more »
Practice Updates

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine appears to work well in older adults

28th August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
As per Moderna Inc, its experimental COVID-19 vaccine induced immune responses in older adults similar to those observed in younger participants. The findings raise hope that the vaccine will be effective in people considered to be at high risk for severe complications from COVID-19...Read more »
Practice Updates

CDC Changes COVID-19 Testing Guidance

28th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed the COVID-19 recommendations stating that testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection is now optional for asymptomatic individuals, irrespective of potential personal exposure... Read more »

Men and women have different immune responses to COVID-19

28th August 2020 Allergy & Immunology Pharmacists
According to a small lab study, men and women seem to have different immune responses to COVID-19, which might explain some of their differing clinical courses. Among patients with moderate COVID-19, men experiencing deterioration were older...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

CPA/EE for coexisting acne and seborrhea...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

What action can be taken if patient threatens filing an FIR?

28th August 2020
Threatening any person, i.e., criminal intimidation, is a criminal offence under Section 503 of Indian Penal Code and the same is punishable under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code. If any person threatens the doctor, then the doctor can lodge an FIR under Section 503/506 IPC against the said...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Three Vampires Walk into a Bar

28th August 2020
Three vampires walk into a bar and sit down at a table. The waitress comes over and asks the first vampire what he would like. The first vampire responds, "I would like some blood." The waitress turns to the second vampire and asks what he would like. The vampire responds,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

High resolution computed tomography of the chest is the ideal modality for evaluating:

28th August 2020
1. Pleural effusion.
2. Interstitial lung disease
3. Lung mass...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Flu in children

28th August 2020
• The classical features of uncomplicated flu in children include abrupt onset of fever, headache, muscle pain and malaise, affected by manifestations of respiratory tract illness – sore throat, cough and nasal discharge.
• All the above features may not be present in children... Read more »

eSpiritual: The spiritual prescription "I am sorry"

28th August 2020
Two hardest words for a doctor to say: "I’m sorry." Most defence lawyers counsel doctors to not apologize to patients. Their view is that if you say you’re sorry for something, you are implicitly taking some degree of responsibility for whatever has happened. In other words, you are pleading guilty...Read more »

Inspirational: Laughter is the Best Medicine

28th August 2020
Several years ago, Norman Cousins was diagnosed as terminally ill and was given six months to live. He was told that his chance for recovery was 1 in 500. He came to realize that worry, depression and anger in his life had contributed to his disease...Read more »

Medical Voice

Treating Covid-19 could lead to increased antimicrobial resistance

28th August 2020
WASHINGTON: The use of antibiotics in people with Covid-19 could result in increased resistance to the drugs' benefits among the wider population, a new study suggests. Patients hospitalised as a result of the virus are being given a combination of medications to prevent possible secondary bacterial infections...Read more »


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