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World Covid Meter 2nd July - 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
3rd 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 29. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Doubling time India 20 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days... Read more »
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Link between Seroclearance of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen and Long-term Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Chronic HBV Infection

3rd July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Guidelines recommend seroclearance of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) as the desired outcome of treatment for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis determined the strength... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Anti-TPO IgE level is an important diagnostic marker in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria

3rd July 2020 Dermatology
Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is a diverse disease with few common comorbidities such as autoimmune diseases, drug reactions, and inducible urticaria. IgE antibodies against thyroid... Read more »

News From All Specialities

‘Long, hard road ahead’ for countries taking fragmented approach to COVID-19

3rd July 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has warned that some countries fighting the COVID-19 pandemic who have been adopting a fragmented approach to suppress the virus, face a long, hard road ahead... Read more »
Practice Updates

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine developers encouraged by immune response

3rd July 2020Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A leading scientist behind the University of Oxford’s potential COVID-19 vaccine has stated that the team has witnessed the right sort of immune response in trials; however, did not give a specific timeframe for when it could be ready... Read more »
Practice Updates

India’s COVID-19 cases cross 6L mark

3rd July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
COVID-19 cases in India crossed the six-lakh mark on Wednesday, even as the growth rate of new cases and fatalities in the last one lakh cases declined marginally compared to the figures in the preceding one lakh cases....Read more »

Kids' Brains Affected by COVID-Linked Inflammatory Syndrome

3rd July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Neurologic findings in adult COVID-19 patients have also been observed in some pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS) cases that follow exposure to the virus, with impact seen on brain imaging, reported researchers...Read more »
Practice Updates

Parental Behavior Linked with Greater Disability in Persistent Pediatric Headache

3rd July 2020 PsychiatryPharmacists
Parental attitudes and behavior predict outcomes in children with new daily persistent headache (NDPH), suggests new research. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital in Waltham, Massachusetts, noted that the degree of disability...Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Combination Therapy Achieves BP Goal, Reduces CV Risk

3rd July 2020 Hypertension
Adequate BP control is the most important factor in the fight against hypertension. Guidelines recommend target BP goals to maximize protection, yet a majority of the patients do not achieve the target goal... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a registered medical practitioner compel or force his patient to purchase the drug/medicine from him only?

3rd July 2020
No, the registered medical practitioner cannot compel or force his patient to purchase the drug/medicine from him only. Though as per Item No. 5 of the Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 and Clause 6.3 of...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Organized Crime

3rd July 2020
No matter how much the government fights it, organized crime just seems to get more organized every day. The police pulled in a Mob kingpin recently and reminded him he had the right to make a phone call...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All the following are true regarding abscess of the spleen except:

3rd July 2020
a) Majority of splenic abscesses result from hematogenous spread from other sites.
b) Both Gram positive and Gram negative organisms are responsible for abscess of spleen.
c) Splenomegaly is present in most of the patients...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Cough and Cold

3rd July 2020
• Cough and cold are commonly seen in the winter season and should not be ignored.
• Throat pain without cough is usually bacterial in origin and calls for medical attention.
• Sore throat with cough is viral in origin and requires no antibiotics.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Positive Attitudes

3rd July 2020
All those who feel they are at their wits’ end and wonder how things don’t ever work out for them, can relax and dwell on all those failures that life has taken them through and turn failure into success.
1. Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure. It means you haven’t succeeded yet...Read more »

Inspirational: Let the mud settle down

3rd July 2020
Once, Buddha, while travelling, happened to pass a lake. He told one of his disciples that he was thirsty and asked him to get some water for him from that lake. The disciple noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment,...Read more »

Medical Voice

U.S. FDA allows emergency use of Danaher's COVID-19 antibody test

3rd July 2020
Medical device maker Danaher Corp said on Monday its COVID-19 blood test for detecting if a person had ever been infected with the new coronavirus received emergency use clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...Read more »


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