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CMAAO IMA HCFI Corona Myth Buster 21

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
29th March 2020
Multispeciality
Loss of Smell & Taste is not a screening test
NEJM: The American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery has proposed to add anosmia and dysgeusia to the list of screening items for potential COVID-19 disease. Informally, these symptoms have been noted among some patients who've tested positive for COVID-19, and in some cases, anosmia was the only symptom... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

28th March COVID-19 Update - Deaths will cross 30,000 in 199 countries, Minimum 27052

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
29th March 2020
Multispeciality
1st one lac cases in 67 days, 2nd in 11 days, 3rd in 4 days, 4th in 3 days, 5th in 2.5 days, 6th in 2 days. 0.1% population of Italy infected; Italy and Spain report more deaths than China. 5909 new cases and 919 new deaths in Italy; Highest number of new deaths since the beginning of the epidemic in Italy. 46 doctors have died to date. 6414 health workers have tested positive. (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/)... Read more »
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Breaking News

RSSDI Guidance for People with Diabetes on COVID - 19 for Healthcare Professionals ( For the Attention of Doctors)

RSSDI, 29 March 2020 Multispeciality
1. How to implement infection prevention and control measures for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID - 19 infection
2. Know more on when should a Diabetologist suspect COVID-19? And the treatment options available: to download details on COVID & Diabetes, please click here »
Breaking News

RSSDI advice for people living with diabetes and their families for Corona Virus ( COVID-19) ( For Patients)

RSSDI, 29 March 2020 Multispeciality
1. How does COVID-19 affect those living with diabetes? People with diabetes are equally (not more) likely as the general population to get COVID-19. However, COVID-19 can cause more severe symptoms and complications in some people living with diabetes.
2. Get more details on what are the steps to reduce exposure to the virus and protect your health: To download details on COVID & Diabetes, please click here

News From All Specialities

Protect ‘healthcare heroes’ from COVID-19: UN rights expert

29th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
States and business leaders need to escalate efforts to ensure that the doctors, nurses, first-responders and other medical professionals who are working selflessly on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic receive adequate protective equipment, said a UN rights expert... Read more »
Practice Updates

Abbott wins U.S. approval for test that can detect coronavirus within minutes

29th March 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Abbott Laboratories said Friday that it has won U.S. marketing approval for a diagnostic test for the coronavirus that can yield results within minutes and be used in physicians’ offices and urgent care clinics, as well as hospitals. The approval was granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Read more »
Practice Updates

India: Hydroxychloroquine categorized as Schedule H1 drug, hoarding leads to shortage

29th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The Ministry of Health, on Thursday night, made a special amendment and categorized hydroxychloroquine (HCQS) drug as a schedule H1 drug. The drug cannot be sold over the counter. The move followed reports of hoarding and shortage of the drug due to the national lockdown. The hoarding and shortage began...Read more »

Stay on Angiotensin Drugs during COVID-19 Pandemic, says EMA

29th March 2020 Pharmacists Pulmonary Medicine
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a statement advising patients to continue treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), despite reports that the agents could worsen coronavirus disease. "It is important that patients do not interrupt their treatment...Read more »

Success for Oral CKD-Related Pruritus Agent in Phase II Trial

29th March 2020 Dermatology Pharmacists
The investigational oral treatment difelikefalin was found to reduce pruritus in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a phase II trial. In 269 patients with moderate-to-severe CKD, 1 mg of difelikefalin significantly reduced itching intensity in comparison with placebo as measured by the daily 24-hour... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it necessary for the doctor to mention his or her Registration Number issued to him or her

29th March 2020
Yes, the doctor should mention his registration number issued to him by the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the prescription made by him to his patients. It is mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him...Read more »

eMedi Humor

I am the ninth letter of the alphabet

29th March 2020
Teacher: Ellen, give me a sentence starting with "I".
Ellen: I is…
Teacher: No, Ellen. Always say, I am...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A vitreous aspirate has been collected in an emergency at 9 pm. What advice would you like to give to the staff on duty regarding the overnight storage of the sample?

29th March 2020
1. The sample should be kept at 4°C.
2. The sample should be incubated at 37°C...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Types of smokers

29th March 2020
• Light: < 10 cigarettes per day
• Heavy: > 25 cigarettes a day
• Chippers: Very light smokers (< 5 cigarettes a day) who regularly use tobacco without developing dependence... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Five Types of People - from Nastik to Astik

29th March 2020
Following are the five types of people:
1. Nastik: Those who do not believe in God.
2. Astik: For whom God exists...Read more »

Inspirational:: Happiness is a Voyage

29th March 2020
We convince ourselves that life will be better once we are married, have a baby, then another. Then we get frustrated because our children are not old enough and that all will be well when they are older. Then we are frustrated because they reach adolescence and we must deal with them...Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Heat may slow corona but early summer unlikely

NEW DELHI: Many Indians have been praying for an early onset of peak summer this year in the light of some studies that have shown that transmission of Covid-19 infections may slow down in high heat. That hope may be dashed, with met department forecasts showing that the chances of summer setting in early are low...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?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  

Medbytes

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Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Early phase-2 trial of TAS-205 in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive muscular disease characterized by chronic cycles of inflammatory and necrotic processes. Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is produced by hematopoietic PGD synthase (HPGDS), which is pathologically implicated in muscle necrosis... Read more »

Allergy-and-Immunology

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 »

Dermatology

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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