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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 112: Thrombo-inflammation

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
30th May 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
930: Complete Fibrinolysis Shutdown in Severe COVID-19
COVID-19 not only causes hypercoagulability, but also fibrinolysis shutdown. It is associated with venous thromboembolism (VTE), stroke, and renal failure. Complete lack of clot lysis at 30 minutes on a thromboelastogram (TEG) assay,... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 28th May - 213 Countries affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
30th May 2020
Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8; 5M May 20
Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Doubling time India 13.5 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Impact of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on food choice-related self-control in patients with severe, enduring anorexia nervosa

30th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) follow a low-fat, low-calorie diet despite being in a state of emaciation... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Relationship between infant allergic disease and maternal fiber dietary intakes during pregnancy

30th May 2020 Dermatology
Family history is a strong predictor of allergic disease but changes in the early environment are involved in the increase of early-onset allergic disease. The most particularly noted is maternal diet and lifestyl... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Hydroxychloroquine combination risky for cancer patients with COVID-19, says study

30th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Cancer patients with COVID-19 treated with a hydroxychloroquine drug combination were found to be three times more likely to die within 30 days compared to those who got either drug alone, in a new study. Treatment with hydroxychloroquine... Read more »
Practice Updates

India at No. 9 among COVID-hit countries, cases cross 1.6 lakh

30th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: The country’s COVID-19 count has crossed the 1.6 lakh mark, as new cases surged to another single-day high of 6,926 on Thursday. The death toll continued to rise, with 177 fatalities reported during the day, the third highest thus far. India moved to the ninth spot among countries with the highest number of COVID-19 cases,... Read more »
Practice Updates

New Guidance to Optimize Antipsychotic Treatment

30th May 2020 Business and Medicine Neurology
A new consensus statement recommends monitoring antipsychotic blood levels, also known as therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM), to guide treatment decisions and optimize safety and efficacy. The joint statement by experts from the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP)...Read more »

Time on Remdesivir Not Linked with Severe COVID-19 Recovery

30th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
There appeared to be no significant difference in clinical improvement when the COVID-19 antiviral agent remdesivir was administered for 5 days or 10 days in hospitalized patients with severe illness, noted researchers. After 14 days, unadjusted data demonstrated that more of the 5-day group experienced clinical improvement...Read more »
Practice Updates

Oral Masitinib Improves Severe Asthma

30th May 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Oral masitinib decreases exacerbations in patients with severe asthma uncontrolled with oral corticosteroid treatment, irrespective of eosinophil count, suggests new research. The number of severe exacerbations, defined as worsening asthma requiring more than a regular maintenance...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there a law for curbing noise pollution in hospitals?

30th May 2020
Yes. The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 (hereinafter referred to as “Noise Rules, 2000) has been enacted and enforced in India with the object to regulate and control noise producing and generating sources in order to maintain the ambient air quality standards in respect of noise...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Tonight is final game

30th May 2020
Patient: Doctor, in my dreams, I play football every night.
Dr: Take this tablet, you will be ok.
Patient: Can I take it tomorrow, tonight is final game...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Bacitracin acts on:

30th May 2020
1. Cell wall
2. Cell membrane
3. Nucleic acid...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 5 ways to boost bone strength

30th May 2020
1. Monitor your diet. Obtain enough calcium and vitamin D, preferably from the foods you eat. While dairy products may be the richest sources of calcium, an increasing number of foods, such as orange juice, are calcium-fortified now. Fruits, vegetables,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Let the mud settle down

30th May 2020
Buddha was once traveling, when he passed a lake. He told one of his disciples that he was thirsty and asked him to get some water from the lake. The disciple noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and a bullock cart was also crossing through the lake....Read more »

Inspirational: Never leave the mind vacant

30th May 2020
An empty mind is the devil’s workshop. All evil actions start in a vacant mind. It is always better to keep your mind occupied in something positive, something worthwhile. Follow a hobby. Do something that interests you. Decide what is more valuable: money or peace of mind...Read more »

Medical Voice

Remdesivir improves time to recovery in COVID-19 patients: Study

30th May 2020
New York: Remdesivir, the antiviral under clinical trials for treatment against novel coronavirus infection, is superior to the standard of care given to COVID-19 patients, according to a new study. The analysis, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, is based on data from the Adaptive COVID...Read more »


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Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesitys

People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia or obesity alone... Read more »


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 »


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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