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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Treatment Protocols

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
30th June 2020
959: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on "Covid-19 treatment experiences in CMAAO countries" 27th June, 2020, Saturday; 9.30am-10.30am. Participants: Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO; Dr Ravi Naidu, Past President CMAAO, Malaysia; Dr Marthanda Pillai, Member, World Medical Council; Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan; Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhary, Bangladesh; Dr Sajjad Qaisar, Pakistan; Dr Deborah Cavalcanti, Brazil; Dr Prakash, Nepal ... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 29th June: 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
30th June 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. 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 19 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 »
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Global prevalence, incidence, and outcomes of non-obese or lean non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

30th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has a well-known association with obesity; however, the condition is increasingly being identified in non-obese individuals as well. Therefore, the present systematic review and meta-analysis sought to determine the prevalence,... Read more »

Derma Update

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Increased risk of psoriasis in family members of multiple sclerosis patients

30th June 2020 Dermatology
It has been observed both informally and in a selection of few studies that the incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS) and psoriasis might be associated, but the nature of this link is unclear... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Major breakthrough in attempts to control diseases spread by mosquitos

30th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
The UN nuclear agency (IAEA) announced a key development in the efforts to boost technology aimed at curbing disease-carrying mosquitos, and control dengue, yellow fever and Zika. A study revealed that the use of a specialized drone, developed by IAEA and partners, to release thousands of male mosquitoes,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus vaccine candidate shows promise in human test, says Chinese firm

30th June 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
China National Biotec Group (CNBG) has stated that early human test results for a coronavirus vaccine candidate have pointed that it could be safe and effective. This is the second vaccine candidate from the firm to show promising results in a clinical trial... Read more »
Practice Updates

India: 1.1 lakh COVID-19 cases in 6 days

30th June 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
NEW DELHI: India reported over 19,700 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the second highest single-day spike thus far after Saturday’s 20,060 cases. Around 1.1 lakh coronavirus infections have been added to the country’s tally over just the past six days....Read more »

DPP1 Inhibitor Shows Promise in Non-CF Bronchiectasis

30th June 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Treatment with the investigational anti-inflammatory drug brensocatib led to significant delay in the time to exacerbation in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, suggested new research. Phase II results from the multicenter WILLOW trial, including 256 adults with at least two documented...Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19: Guidelines Add Dexamethasone Recommendations

30th June 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
The National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel has added a recommendation to use dexamethasone in COVID-19 patients who are mechanically ventilated or require supplemental oxygen. Based on findings from the RECOVERY trial for hospitalized patients in the United Kingdom,...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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CCB + RAAS blocker rather than RAAS + HCTZ may be the combination of choice for high CV risk hypertensive patients

30th 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

What is Bolam’s test?

30th June 2020
“The stringent standards regarding disclosure laid down in Canterbury, as necessary to secure an informed consent of the patient is not accepted in the English courts. In England, the standard applicable is popularly known as the Bolam’s test, first laid down in a trial relating to negligence of a medical practitioner...Read more »

eMedi Humor

And I work in the dark!

30th June 2020
A doctor of psychology was doing his normal morning rounds, and he entered a patient's room to find his patient sitting on the floor, sawing at a piece of wood with the side of his hand. Meanwhile, another patient was in the room, hanging from the ceiling by his feet...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The exaggerated lepromin test seen in cases of Lucio phenomenon is called as

30th June 2020
a. Mitsuda's reaction
b. Medina-Ramirez reaction
c. Fischer's test...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Do not heat leafy vegetables twice

30th June 2020
Nitrates in foods like spinach, beet root and lettuce stimulate the production of nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide is known to relax the blood vessels. Ingested nitrate is reduced by oral, commensal, bacteria to nitrite, which is further reduced to nitric oxide.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Negative Thoughts are Absence of Positive Thoughts

30th June 2020
Darkness cannot be removed physically; it can only be removed by switching on the light or going into sunlight or lighting a fire. Similarly, negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts. In Bhagavad Gita, it has been said that in the period of Uttarayana with longer days, the first half at full moon,...Read more »

Inspirational: The Comfort Zone

30th June 2020
I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn't fail. The same four walls and busy work were really more like jail. I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before, but stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor...Read more »

Medical Voice

Hyderabad : 12 labs found flouting Covid testing norms

30th June 2020
Hyderabad: Out of the 16 private laboratories that were inspected by state health authorities, 12 laboratories were found to be flouting prescribed norms of Covid-19 testing. The 16 out of the 18 laboratories approved by ICMR) had begun Covid-19 tested less than a week ago. Two others did not start testing and were not inspected...Read more »


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