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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
30th July 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1019: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has placed Kaesong City, near the country’s border with the South, under lockdown. A national emergency has been declared after acknowledging that the country might have its first case of the coronavirus. North’s official Korean Central News Agency has stated that a North Korean who had defected to South Korea three years back,... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 29th July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
30th 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: 16,891,173, Deaths: 663,335, Recovered: 10,455,814,... Read more »
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A Case Series of COVID-19 Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

30th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Evidence suggests that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) likely leads to liver injury. There are only a few studies that have reported the impact of COVID-19 on liver function in patients with chronic liver diseases. A study published recently in the Journal of Medical Virology describes a case series of COVID-19 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

30th 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

COVID-19 is not just seasonal, warns WHO

30th July 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The COVID-19 virus is likely not affected by the changing seasons, as is the case with other respiratory diseases, stated the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday. The agency urged for greater respect for physical distancing measures to curb the spread of the virus. WHO spokesperson,... Read more »
Practice Updates

An additional 6.7 million children below 5 could suffer from wasting in 2020 due to COVID-19

30th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
An additional 6.7 million children below 5 years of age could suffer from wasting and become severely undernourished this year, warns UNICEF. This could be attributed to the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. An analysis published in The Lancet has stated... Read more »
Practice Updates

Over half of Mumbai's slum residents have had coronavirus, says study

30th July 2020 Emergency Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
More than half of the people living in the slums of Mumbai have had the coronavirus, reported a city-commissioned study, thus raising doubts about the country’s official case numbers. Blood tests conducted on 6,936 randomly selected people noted that around ...Read more »

Full-Dose Clot Prophylaxis for COVID-19 Linked with Mortality

30th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Preemptive therapeutic-dose anticoagulation for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 was not associated with better outcomes in a small observational study. The relative risk of in-hospital mortality with this strategy was found to be 2.3 times greater as compared...Read more »
Practice Updates

Heart inflammation seen in recently recovered COVID-19 patients: Study

30th July 2020Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
An analysis of 100 patients who had recently recovered from COVID-19 infection has shown that around 80% of them had cardiac manifestations of the disease. The finding prompts the need for further research to understand the long-term consequences of COVID-19...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

When is it a case of negligence?

30th July 2020
If no inquiry or experts are required, then it is a clear case of negligence. In such cases, medical negligence is established based on the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur (the thing speaks for itself).
1. If there is any evidence of prima facie case, never events or mens rea (criminal intent)...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Bite my eye

30th July 2020
A man walks into a bar, has a few drinks and asks what his tab was. The bartender replies that it is twenty dollars plus tip. The guy says, "I'll bet you my tab double or nothing that I can bite my eye." The bartender accepts the bet, and the guy pulls out his glass eye and bites it...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Dietary gluten intake is postulated to be a possible etiologic factor in all the following dermatologic diseases except.......

30th July 2020
A. Acne vulgaris
B. Psoriasis
C. Dermatitis herpetiformis...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Explaining cardiac interventions

30th July 2020
For any traffic management, following are the options:
• Placing traffic signals can be equated to dos and don’ts of lifestyle management.
• Posting a traffic inspector on the crossing - This can be equated with clinical cardiologist... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescription: Yoga, the Greatest Healer

30th July 2020
The Sanskrit word for ‘healthy’ is ‘Svastha’ - Sav-Stha - means being established in one’s own true self. This is only possible when the body is in union with the mind and the consciousness. The Bhagavad Gita (Ch. IV shloka 36), says Api chedasi papebhya sarvebhya pap kritama or in other words ...Read more »

Inspirational: A Great Story

30th July 2020
A woman clad in the best of clothes walked up to a man sitting on the ground. “Good morning,” she politely greeted him. The man slowly looked up. He thought that she wanted to make fun of him, like many others and just asked her to leave him alone. The woman continued standing and asked the man if he was hungry...Read more »

Medical Voice

COVID-19 poses threat to couples seeking IVF treatment in India: Health experts

30th July 2020
New Delhi: The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has emerged as a huge challenge for couples seeking In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment in India, experts said. ,Medical experts pointed out that 30 lakh people seek infertility treatment in India every year, but only 5 lakh people undergo the IVF/Intrauterine...Read more »


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