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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Illness in Bangladesh

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
29th July 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1018: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “CMAAO view on COVID-19 in Bangladesh”, 25th July, 2020, Saturday; 9.30 am-10.30 am. Participants: Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO; Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan; Dr Ashraf Nizami, Pakistan; Dr Sajjad Qaisar, Pakistan; Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 28th July India Number 3, 213 Countries

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
29th 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, 16M July 25. 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: 16,642,264, Deaths: 656,488, Recovered: 10,231,567, ACTIVE CASES 5,754,209... Read more »
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Histological Changes and Antiviral Efficacy in Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection Patients with Normal Alanine Aminotransferase

29th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
A proportion of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection patients with normal alanine aminotransferase (ALT) should start antiviral therapy on the basis of liver biopsy. A study was designed to ascertain the proportion of such patients,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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

29th 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

Spread of hepatitis B in children below five lowest in decades

29th July 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The prevalence of hepatitis B in children below five years of age across the globe declined to under 1% in 2019, coming down from 5% between the 1980s and early 2000s, reported the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Serum Institute of India conducting phase III trial of TB vaccine

29th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The Serum Institute of India is carrying out phase III clinical trial of the BCG vaccine candidate VPM1002 to determine its ability to limit infection and severe disease outcomes of COVID-19 among high-risk persons of advanced age, comorbidities and high-exposure healthcare workers (HCWs)... Read more »
Practice Updates

First Phase 3 clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine begins in the US

29th July 2020 Emergency Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The first Phase 3 clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine, developed by Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a part of the National Institutes of Health, started on Monday in the United States...Read more »

UK PM commits 2 billion pounds in cycling and walking health drive

29th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has committed to spend 2 billion pounds on walking and cycling projects across the country in an attempt to improve public health and make use of the shift away from cars during the COVID-19 pandemic...Read more »
Practice Updates

Kidney Dysfunction before Pregnancy Tied to Preterm Birth

29th July 2020Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Pregnant women with kidney dysfunction before conception were found to have a higher likelihood of having a preterm birth, reported a population-based cohort study. For women whose creatinine levels were measured in the 10 weeks preceding the estimated date of conception,...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a patient dictate as to what all a doctor should write instead of following the protocol?

29th July 2020
No, a patient cannot dictate to any doctor as to what to write and doctors have to follow their protocol. As per the provisions of Clause 7.7 of the Indian Medical Council Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics Regulations, 2002, the name of the doctor will be deleted from the register of Medical Council,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Reading of the Will

29th July 2020
The relatives of the family's rich dowager gathered for the reading of her will after her long awaited death.
“Being of sound mind,” read the lawyer, “I spent every last cent before I died.”...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A male patient with acute pyelonephritis receives a prescription for co-trimoxazole PO twice-daily for 10 days. Which finding best demonstrates that the patient has followed the prescribed regimen?

29th July 2020
a. Urine output increases to 2,000 ml/day.
b. Flank and abdominal discomfort decrease...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Five cholesterol-friendly foods

29th July 2020
1. Oats provide 1 to 2 g of soluble fiber.
2. Beans are a rich source of soluble fiber. The body takes some time to digest beans.
3. Nuts: Intake of 2 ounces of nuts a day can reduce your LDL levels by about 5%... Read more »

eSpiritual: Significance of Lighting a Lamp in Any Worship

29th July 2020
Deepajyothi parabrahma
Deepa Jyotir Janaardanah
Deepo harati paapaani...Read more »

Inspirational: The Given Light

29th July 2020
Once, a man had heard that in a far away place, a holy flame was burning. He left his home to find the holy flame and bring some of its light back home. He thought that once he had this light, he will have happiness and life and all his near and dear ones will have it too....Read more »

Medical Voice

‘Suspend patents on Covid-19 drugs in India to ensure accessibility & affordability’

29th July 2020
Mumbai: India should consider temporarily restricting and suspending intellectual property, including patents and designs, on all Covid-19 medical products like diagnostics, medicines and vaccines, according to public health experts...Read more »


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