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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Paradigm shifts in COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
31st July 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1029: Update on COVID-19. IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “Paradigm shifts in COVID-19”,25th July, 2020, 4-5pm. Participants: Dr RV Asokan, Hony Secretary General IMA; Dr Ramesh K Datta, Hony Finance Secretary IMA; Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet; Dr Brijendra Prakash; Dr Sanchita Sharma... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 30th July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
31st 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: 17,201,277, Deaths: 670,454, Recovered: 10,716,271,... Read more »
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Immunogenicity of Hepatitis B Vaccine in Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants

31st July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Fan and colleagues conducted a study to quantitatively evaluate the immune response to hepatitis B vaccine in preterm or low birth weight infants. A literature search was conducted in 4 databases without any date restrictions in December 2018. The pooled ORs, mean differences,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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CCB and ARB combination can prevent CV events in elderly high-risk hypertensive patients with CKD

31st 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

A third of world’s children have high lead levels

31st July 2020 Business and Medicine Pediatrics
Lead poisoning is affecting children on a huge scale that was previously unknown, suggests a new study by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Pure Earth, an international non-profit organization that focuses on pollution issues. This first of its kind report has revealed that about 1 in 3 children,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus infectiousness dwindles by day 9

31st July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
It is not likely that COVID-19 patients can spread infectious virus particles after nine days of symptom onset, even if the virus can be detected in the nose and throat and stool for much longer, suggest data obtained from 79 studies. RNA was detectable in throat swabs for an average of 17 days from symptom onset,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Health ministry asks DCGI to ensure equitable distribution of drugs

31st July 2020 Emergency Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The Union health ministry has asked the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to ensure equitable distribution of remdesivir and tocilizumab. The drugs are part of the national treatment protocols for COVID-19 as investigational therapies...Read more »

Low Vitamin D Tied to Increased COVID-19 Risk

31st July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Low plasma vitamin D level was found to be an independent risk factor for COVID-19 infection and hospitalization in a large, population-based study. Individuals positive for COVID-19 had a 50% higher likelihood of having low vs. normal 25...Read more »
Practice Updates

Tocilizumab Improves Arthritic Kids' Quality of Life

31st July 2020Pharmacists Internal Medicine
Treatment with tocilizumab yielded significant benefits in health-related quality of life among children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), suggests a secondary analysis of clinical trial data. Among patients with polyarticular JIA in the phase III CHERISH trial, a reduction in the mean score...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

How is consent documented?

31st July 2020
Patients may not be able to precisely remember all the facts disclosed during a discussion. Therefore, a physician must document the content of informed consent sessions.
1. The informed consent discussion and its documentation should be done by the physician who is going to perform the procedure...Read more »

eMedi Humor

And the man said

31st July 2020
There was this man driving along in his car when he suddenly got a flat tire. When he pulled over, he was at the fence of a mental hospital. When he got out of the car, one of the patients came to the fence and asked "Can I help you?" And the man said "No, I need to figure out how to make it home with only 2 lugs on this wheel...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All of the following are known risk factors for development of endometrial carcinoma except:

31st July 2020
1. Obesity.
2. Family history.
3. Use of hormone replacement therapy...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Some healthy alterations that one can make in their lifestyle

31st July 2020
• Avoid stress: Start taking short breaks at regular intervals whenever working at the office or even at home. Eat foods like brown bread for carbohydrates instead of white bread, oranges and lemons for vitamin C and spinach for magnesium. A healthy diet and sufficient sleep help release chemicals like serotonin, which helps to reduce stress... Read more »

eSpiritual: The very purpose of life is to face sufferings

31st July 2020
According to Hinduism, the very fact we are born means that in our last life, we did not get liberation or Moksha. It also means that some sufferings in our last birth still remained. Therefore, the purpose of this birth is to face those sufferings. When the purpose of our life is to face sufferings,...Read more »

Inspirational: The cockroach theory for self-development

31st July 2020
At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady. She started screaming out of fear. With a panic-stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach...Read more »

Medical Voice

No hosp screening for asymptomatic +ve patients now

31st July 2020
Nagpur: With city and district administrations implementing the policy of home isolation for asymptomatic positive patients, entire focus was shifted to taking care of symptomatic and severe patients on Tuesday. It had been decided to screen all positive patients at government hospitals,...Read more »


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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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