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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: 14 days readmission

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
30th August 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1070: Which Patients with COVID-19 Are Most Commonly Readmitted within 14 days for Respiratory Complications?
DG Alerts excerpts: Patients with COVID-19 who are readmitted to the hospital after discharge with respiratory complications are more likely to have COPD and/or hypertension, according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. In order to evaluate the clinical characteristics of patients with COVID-19 returning to the emergency department or requiring readmission within 14 days of discharge,... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 29th August: Acute manageable immuno-thrombo-inflammatory viral disease with post viral phase; 213 countries affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
30th August 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, 17M July 29, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16, 22M August 19, 23M August 21, 24M August 27. 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: 24,906,503, Deaths: 841,290, Recovered: 17,296,990... Read more »
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Bariatric Surgery Patients at Risk for Alcoholic Liver Disease

30th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Data suggest that patients who have undergone bariatric surgery (BS) have a risk for developing alcohol use disorder. Investigators, in the present study, assessed the patient demographics and impact on liver disease severity among 11 patients with prior BS who were listed for transplantation... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

30th August 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
Zinc Update

The Role of Zinc in Antiviral Immunity

30th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
A recent article published in Advances in Nutrition discussed that zinc is an essential trace element that is crucial for growth, development and maintenance of the immune function. This micronutrient influences all organs and cell types, representing an integral component of approximately... Read more »

News From All Specialities

First US COVID-19 reinfection case identified

30th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
The first case of reinfection with the novel coronavirus has been identified in the United States, as per a study not yet reviewed by outside experts. The study that appears online reports on a 25-year-old man from Nevada who tested positive for the virus in April after having mild illness... Read more »

FDA Expands Emergency Use Authorization for Remdesivir

30th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pediatrics
The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the scope of the current emergency use authorization (EUA) for remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment. The expanded EUA now includes treatment of all hospitalized patients, adult and pediatric,... Read more »
Practice Updates

87k healthcare staff infected with COVID-19 in India, 573 dead

30th August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: Over 87,000 healthcare workers have been infected with COVID-19 across the country, with six states, including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, West Bengal and Gujarat, accounting for nearly 74% of the total case load and more than 86% of the 573 deaths due to the viral infection...Read more »
Practice Updates

Statins Tied to Reduced Mortality in COVID-19

30th August 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
According to a meta-analysis of four published studies, treatment with statins could reduce the risk of a severe or fatal course of COVID-19 by 30%. The report, published online August 11 in The American Journal of Cardiology, included around 9000 COVID-19 patients... Read more »

Phthalate Exposure Could Increase ADHD Risk in Teens

30th August 2020 Psychiatry Pharmacists
Greater exposure to some endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) has been found to be associated with increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in teens in a new study. The study including 205 adolescents and teens noted that every two-fold increase...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

CPA/EE + metformin vs. metformin monotherapy – Benefits in hirsutism...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

What is the meaning of bystander?

30th August 2020
A bystander is a person who observes a conflict or unacceptable behavior. It might be something serious or minor, one-time or repeated, but the bystander knows that the behavior is destructive or likely to make a bad situation worse. But he or she is not taking part in it...Read more »

eMedi Humor


30th August 2020
One day, a housework-challenged husband decided to wash his sweatshirt. Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to his wife, "What setting do I use on the washing machine?" "It depends," she replied. "What does it say on your shirt?" He yelled back, "Texas A & M."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 60-year-old male presented to the emergency with breathlessness, facial swelling and dilated veins on the chest wall. The most common cause is:

30th August 2020
. Thymoma
2. Lung cancer...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Avoid chocolate for heartburn

30th August 2020
People with heartburn should avoid chocolate as it can worsen heartburn. They should also avoid other reflux-inducing foods (fatty foods, peppermint and excessive alcohol, which may reduce lower esophageal sphincter pressure). Certain beverages have a very acidic pH, such as colas,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we burn camphor in any pooja?

30th August 2020
No aarti is performed without camphor. Camphor burns itself out completely, when lit, without leaving a trace. Camphor represents our inherent tendencies or vasanas. When lit by the fire of knowledge about the self, the vasanas burn themselves out completely, not leaving a trace of ego...Read more »

Inspirational: Where there is a will there is a way

30th August 2020
A 72-year-old male came to Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund to get financial assistance for his heart condition. He had heart failure, which required biventricular pacing device to help him relieve his symptoms and have a better quality of life. The private sector gave him an estimate of Rs. 7.50 lakhs...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid’s wide reach touches pancreas too

30th August 2020
New Delhi: Eight months into the pandemic, scientists are still learning about the effects of Covid-19 on various organs of the body. Initially, it was thought that the infection mainly affected the upper and lower respiratory tracts. Later, manifestations of the disease in the heart and brain...Read more »


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How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis

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