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World COVID Meter 29th September: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
30th September 2020
Multispeciality
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, 25M August 30, 26M September 3, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23. 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: 33,546,651, Deaths: 1,006,337, Recovered: 24,876,169...Read more »
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Role of Povidone-iodine in COVID-19: Excerpts from Published Evidence

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
30th September 2020
Cardiology
The SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is highly contagious. Human-to-human transmission of the disease is the primary route of spread and occurs through respiratory droplets expelled during coughing, sneezing and talking when a person is in close contact (within 1 m) with a person who has the infection. There is no cure for COVID-19 and till an actual vaccine is available, adherence to preventive measures (wearing face mask, hand washing, physical distancing), which protect against the infection, is critical... Read more »
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Liv. 52 Drops for Managing Anorexia in Children

30th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Herbal formulations have a wide range of therapeutic applications in both children and adults. An herbal formulation containing Caper Bush and Chicory is useful in managing anorexia and suboptimal growth in children. It improves appetite, digestion, and assimilation and thus normalizes... Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Efficacy of Combination Therapy with Amlodipine & ARBs in Asian Hypertensive Patients

30th September 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension (HTN) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular mortality across the globe. There are several studies that have compared the safety and efficacy between different antihypertensive classes;... Read more »
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Zinc Update

Role of Zinc Signaling in Immune System

30th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
An article published in the Journal of Immunology Research stated that zinc is an essential micronutrient for basic cell activities such as cell growth, differentiation and survival. Researchers have suggested that zinc deficiency depresses both innate and adaptive immune responses; however,... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Poorer countries to get 120 million coronavirus tests: WHO

30th September 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Around 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 will be made available to low- and middle-income countries at a maximum cost of $5 each, stated the World Health Organization (WHO). The extensive availability of quick, reliable and inexpensive testing will assist 133 countries to keep track of COVID-19... Read more »
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Practice Updates

ICMR launches dedicated vaccine portal and national COVID-19 clinical registry

30th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: The India Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has launched a dedicated vaccine portal and national clinical registry of COVID-19 to focus on questions of people on vaccine development and also revealed the historical timeline of ICMR since its beginning in 1911. The National Clinical Registry for COVID-19 will compile... Read more »

India's 'Feluda' Better than Rapid Antigen Test, say Scientists

30th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
India's CRISPR 'Feluda' COVID-19 test is more accurate than a rapid antigen test and almost as quick, suggest scientists. It changes color on detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The test could be a cheaper, faster and simpler alternative to an RT-PCR diagnosis. The test is priced at 500 and can provide a result within 45 minutes...Read more »
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COVID-19: ECMO Survival Rate Reasonable

30th September 2020 Pharmacists Nephrology
Most of the patients who need extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for severe COVID-19 survive, suggested an international registry. The estimated 90-day in-hospital mortality was 37.4%, while mortality among those who completed their hospitalization (final disposition of death or discharge) was...Read more »
Win-Col

Introducing Wheat Early May Help Prevent Celiac Disease

30th September 2020Gastroenterology Pharmacists
Very early introduction of high-dose gluten was shown to be linked with a reduced prevalence of celiac disease at 3 years of age in a prespecified secondary analysis from the Enquiring About Tolerance (EAT) infant food allergy prevention trial. None of the infants randomized to the gluten early introduction group... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is a medical accident?

30th September 2020
If something goes wrong when one is undergoing medical treatment, it is called a ‘medical accident’ or ‘adverse event’. If the treatment has not worked or there have been complications, this does not always mean that there has been a mistake, or that someone is to be blamed. In some cases,...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

The shipwrecked mariner

30th September 2020
The shipwrecked mariner had spent several years on a deserted island. Then one morning he was thrilled to see a ship offshore and a smaller vessel pulling out toward him. When the boat grounded on the beach, the officer in charge handed the marooned sailor a bundle of newspapers and told him,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The estimated median incubation period for H1N1 flu is

30th September 2020
1. 1.5 to 3 days
2. 3-7 days
3. 7-10 days...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Cough Hygiene

30th September 2020
• When you cough or sneeze, you tend to expel out respiratory waste, which can be droplets (larger than 5 microns) or airborne droplet nuclei less than 5 microns; both have different implications. • Droplets remain suspended in the air only for a limited period and exposure of less than 3 feet is usually required for human to human transmission of droplet-borne respiratory organisms. In flu, this can be up to 6 feet.... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Why do we put on Tilak on the forehead?

30th September 2020
The Tilak is a mark of auspiciousness and invokes a feeling of respect in the wearer and others. It is recognized as a religious mark. Its form and color vary according to one’s caste, religious sect or the form of worship of the person in question. Tilak is applied on the forehead with sandal paste,...Read more »

Inspirational: Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your biggest strength

30th September 2020
Take, for example, the story of one 10-year-old boy who decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn’t understand why, after three months of training,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Scientists examine neurological consequences of Covid-19

30th September 2020
MELBOURNE: In a recent study, neuroscientists and clinicians examined the potential link between Covid-19 and increased risk of Parkinson's disease, with an aim to find measures to get ahead of the curve. The study has been published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease."Although scientists are still learning...Read more »
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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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Medbytes

From Other Newsletter

Dermatology

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 »
 

Nephrology

Orthopedics

Blood pressure control with cilnidipine treatment in Japanese post-stroke hypertensive patients

Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are the choice of therapy for post-stroke patients. A large-scale prospective study of 2667 post-stroke hypertensive patients treated with cilnidipine assessed BP control and adverse reactions in the patients... Read more »

Orthopedics

Orthopedics

How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis

The American National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep per day for adults 18 years of age and older. There has been increasing amount of research into the association between osteoporosis and sleep. Longer sleep duration has been tied to increased risk of osteoporosis.... Read more »

Pediatrics

Understanding how skin barrier evolves and reacts during the first few years of life

The structure of the stratum corneum (SC) and corresponding skin barrier develops from before birth up to about 4 years of age. Understanding the evolution of skin barrier structure during the first few years of life is the first step to developing solutions for improved infant skin health... Read more »

Surgery

Bariatric surgery prevents severe CKD and ESRD

Patients that underwent weight-loss surgery lowered their risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) when compared to conventionally treated patients, according to a study published in International Journal of Obesity... Read more »
 

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