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Editorial

Dr k k Aggarwal

Government has extended lockdown for two more weeks to May 17

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
3rd May 2020
Multispeciality
After a comprehensive review, and in view of the Lockdown measures having led to significant gains in the COVID-19 situation in the country, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India (GoI) issued an Order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, to further extend the Lockdown for a further period of 2 weeks... Read more »
Important
Dr k k Aggarwal

World Covid Meter 2nd May

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
3rd May 2020
Multispeciality
210 Countries, Crosses 3.4M, Deaths likely to Cross 250,000 in next two days
First reported Case: 10th January - Total cases and numbers are based on RT PCR test which has only 67% sensitivity (no false positive). Total number likely to be higher (5-33%). GOOD NEWS: No new cases in South Korea or Hong Kong: Following months of imposing social distancing,... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Simplified Nutritional Appetite Questionnaire for Appetite Assessment in Elder Patients with Liver Cirrhosis

3rd May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
The Simplified Nutritional Appetite Questionnaire (SNAQ) is a self-assessment nutritional screening tool. It could be used to screen the risk of malnutrition and weight loss... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Billions globally living with herpes

3rd May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Nearly half a billion people globally are living with genital herpes, and several billion are having oral herpes infection, suggest new estimates, underscoring the need for improving awareness and expediting services to prevent and treat the... Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

International health experts advise WHO to identify animal source of COVID-19 virus

3rd May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Global experts have advised the World Health Organization (WHO) to identify the animal origins of the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic and its transmission to humans. The recommendation was part of the latest meeting of the Emergency ... Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

Countries must ease lockdowns slowly, be ready for virus to jump back, says WHO

3rd May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO), on Friday, stated that countries must lift lockdowns gradually, while still being vigilant and ready to restore restrictions in case of virus resurgence. Top emergencies expert, Dr. Mike Ryan,...Read more »

Hypertension Drugs Seem Safe in COVID-19

3rd May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Antihypertensive drugs that target the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) have been absolved from worsening risk of COVID-19 infection or death from it in three large studies, countering the theoretical concerns that these agents...Read more »
Practice Updates

Delaying Dialysis in Critically Ill with Acute Kidney Injury

3rd May 2020 Pharmacists Nephrology
With the exception of urgent indications, and with close patient monitoring, delaying renal replacement therapy (RRT), such as hemodialysis, in critically ill patients with severe acute kidney injury was found not to worsen short-term survival in a new meta-analysis published in The Lancet....Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Efficacy of acupuncture therapy in chronic urticaria: A meta-analysis

3rd May 2020 Dermatology
The effectiveness of acupuncture therapy in the management of chronic urticaria was assessed through randomized controlled trials (RCT’s) of acupuncture treatment of chronic urticaria... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Should difference of opinion after consultation be conveyed to the patient?

3rd May 2020
Regulation 3.4 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations “Statement to Patient after Consultation” has clarified this as below. “3.4.1 All statements to the patient or his representatives should take place in the presence of the consulting physicians, except as otherwise agreed...Read more »

eMedi Humor

My Grades

3rd May 2020
A high-school student came home one night rather depressed.
"What’s the matter, Son?" asked his mother.
"Aw, gee," said the boy, "It’s my grades. They’re all wet."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Elements of primary health care include all of the following except:

3rd May 2020
1. Adequate supply of safe water and basic sanitation.
2. Providing essential drugs.
3. Sound referral system...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Eating Out Tips

3rd May 2020
• Restrain on portion size: Order for one if you are two people; if you are alone, set aside some of the food on your plate to bring home.
• Resist refined carbohydrates.
• Fill your plate with colorful choices with vegetables, fruits and small amounts of lean protein... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Understanding exact speech

3rd May 2020
Upanishads, Yogasutras of Patanjali and teachings of Gautam Buddha, all talk about "the right speech". As per Gautam Buddha, the right speech has three components:
• It should be based on truthfulness.
• It should be necessary...Read more »

Inspirational: Blue Hummingbird

3rd May 2020
A long time ago, there was a young boy who lived in a distant land called Tandow. He was a cheerful boy with not a care in the world. He had a special friend, the little blue hummingbird. The little boy didn’t have a lot of great friends, but the little bird and the boy were inseparable. The boy loved the little humming bird a lot,...Read more »

Survey

Medical voice

Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice...Read more »  
Medical voice

How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  

Medbytes

From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesitys

People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia or obesity alone... Read more »

Allergy-and-Immunology

Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »

Dermatology

Skin Surface Lipidomics Reveals the Correlation Between Lipidomic Profile and Grade in Adolescent Acne

Crucial factors of acne are increase in lipids secretion and changes of composition in the skin surface lipid (SSL). However, there are no studies relating the changes of lipid composition and content between different grades of adolescent acne, in lesional and non-lesional skin... Read more »
 

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