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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Mortality Reduction in CMAAO countries - Drug Protocol for Treating Doctors

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
29th June 2020
Multispeciality
958: CMAAO GUIDELINES
1. Evidence of fever, hyper immune inflammatory response (High ESR, CRP or ferritin): Tab HCQS (hydroxychloroquine) 400mg 1 tab twice on first day,... Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

Alanine Aminotransferase, Gamma Glutamyl Transpeptidase Predict Histologic Improvement in Pediatric NASH

29th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
There is a need for predictive, non-invasive tools that can help monitor key features of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children that point to improvement in liver histology. A study was therefore designed to determine the relationship... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Obesity is associated with different types of skin changes

29th June 2020 Dermatology
The incidence of obesity is alarmingly increasing over the past two decades posing a universal major public health problem. The consequences of obesity in the skin are often underestimated. The effect of obesity on the skin that includes the increased body mass index affecting skin physiology, skin barrier along with the... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Global partners require $31 billion to speed up COVID-19 medicines for all

29th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
Over $31 billion will be needed over the next 12 months to develop medicines that will be effective against COVID-19, and make them available to all, said the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners. Ahead of a major pledging summit, journalists were updated on an initiative to accelerate... Read more »
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Practice Updates

New COVID-19 cases rise in China, including 17 in Beijing

29th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Mainland China reported the highest number of new coronavirus cases in four days on Saturday, impelled by a resurgence in the Chinese capital of Beijing. The National Health Commission reported 21 new confirmed cases in mainland China on Friday, rising from 13 a day earlier and the highest since Monday.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Covid-19 samples to be preserved for research

29th June 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: The government is going to create a repository of samples collected for Covid-19 diagnosis to facilitate research on genomic epidemiology of coronavirus, fast track validation of testing kits, assess newer diagnostic tests and for quality control purposes. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued guidelines...Read more »

Guidances Issued for MIS-C and Pediatric Rheumatic Disease during COVID-19 Pandemic

29th June 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pediatrics
Two new clinical guidance documents issued by the American College of Rheumatology provide evidence-based recommendations for managing pediatric rheumatic disease during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as diagnostic and treatment recommendations for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19...Read more »
Practice Updates

In Late-Stage Kidney Disease, Urate-Lowering Drug Seems of No Help

29th June 2020 Nephrology Pharmacists
In advanced-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD), allopurinol didn't slow the deterioration in kidney function, noted the CKD-FIX study. In the 104-week randomized controlled trial, daily allopurinol treatment did not slow down the yearly decline in eGFR in comparison...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

29th 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

Is the consent given for a diagnostic procedure also valid as consent for therapeutic treatment?

29th June 2020
No. The two procedures are different and require a separate consent for each. In the case of Samira Kohli vs. Dr. Prabha Manchanda and Ors. I (2008) CPJ 56 (SC), the Hon’ble Supreme Court summarized the principles relating to consent as follows: “32. iii: Consent given only for a diagnostic procedure,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

What's the Big deal?

29th June 2020
The phone bill was exceptionally high. Man called a family meeting to discuss.
Dad: This is unacceptable. I don't use home phone, I use my work phone.
Mum: Me too. I hardly use home phone. I use my company phone...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A lesion of ventrolateral part of spinal cord will lead to loss (below the level of lesion) of:

29th June 2020
1. Pain sensation on the ipsilateral side.
2. Proprioception on the contralateral side.
3. Pain sensation on the contralateral side...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Don’t ignore women’s health

29th June 2020
Women are not diagnosed or treated as aggressively as men. Even though more women die of heart disease each year compared to men, they receive only 33% of all angioplasties, stents and bypass surgeries; 28% of implantable defibrillators and 36% of open-heart surgeries,... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Is it necessary to take a dip in Ganga to remove your sins?

29th June 2020
Ganga, Jamuna and Saraswati, the trio Sangam in Allahabad, is believed to be the holiest place in the country where taking a dip can wash away all past sins. After death, ashes are also submerged in Ganga water with an assumption that the past sins will be removed...Read more »

Inspirational: A most important lesson

29th June 2020
During my second month of nursing school, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"...Read more »

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Doctors Survey

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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

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Impact of Cissus quadrangularis Linn on the development of ovariectomy-induced osteopenia

Potu and colleagues designed a study to determine the efficacy of petroleum ether extract of Cissus quadrangularis (CQ) on the development of osteopenia in ovariectomy-induced experimental models. The models were ovariectomized or Sham operated... Read more »

Nephrology

Orthopedics

Practical efficacy of olmesartan vs. azilsartan in patients with hypertension: MUSCAT-4 study

A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan... Read more »

Pediatrics

Intervention measures for maintenance in the remission stage of childhood asthma.

The goal of a recent study published in the Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics was toexplore the intervention measures used to maintain clinical control in children with asthma in the remission stage, when concomitant with acute upper respiratory infection (AURI)... Read more »
 

Surgery

An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

Biofilm has often been cited as a key pathological factor in non-healing wounds. It therefore seems crucial to manage the biofilm in order to expedite wound healing and achieve the desired outcome. A study by Scully and colleagues compared the clinical and in vitro performance of a next-generation antibiofilm... Read more »
 

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