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The Sound of Coronavirus

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO & Past National President IMA
3rd August 2020
Reproduced from: India Legal, https://www.indialegallive.com/cover-story-articles/focus/the-sound-of-coronavirus,August 1, 2020.
New breakthrough technologies have been found by Israeli scientists to initially test for the virus while avoiding going to a lab. These include testing breath, saliva and voice samples. Testing is a critical part of the “test, trace and isolate” strategy to contain Covid-19. But an end seems nowhere in sight. Cases continue to rise globally including in India... Read more »
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Clinical Presentation and Determinants of Mortality of Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

3rd August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
There has been an alarming rise in the incidence of alcohol-related liver disease in India. Characterizing the factors that affect mortality is required in order to have optimal utilization of the available resources, such as liver transplantation... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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

3rd August 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

Large U.S. COVID-19 vaccine trials to exclude pregnant women for now

3rd August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
The first two COVID-19 vaccines that have entered large-scale U.S. trials are not going to be tested in pregnant women this year, researchers told Reuters. This has raised questions about how this susceptible population will be protected against the coronavirus... Read more »

COVID-19 in India: Rapid spread in Bihar, Odisha causes worry

3rd August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Bihar and Odisha are among the five states that have recorded the fastest growth of COVID-19 cases. This has raised serious concerns because these are the states with the poorest health infrastructure with regard to hospital beds and ICU beds per lakh population... Read more »
Practice Updates

Human Clinical Trial of Covaxin Begins at UP Hospital

3rd August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Gorakhpur: The human clinical trial of the indigenously developed Covaxin has started at a hospital, stated officials. The trial was started on Thursday at Rana Hospital and Trauma Centre, one among the 12 institutes selected for clinical trials of the vaccine... Read more »
Practice Updates

Smoking Tied to Increased Risk for Unruptured Aneurysm

3rd August 2020 Emergency Medicine Neurology
Women who smoke cigarettes have an increased risk of having intracranial aneurysms, revealed a new study published online July 28 in The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The case-control study of over 500 women aged 30-60 years revealed that those with a history of smoking...Read more »

It is OK to Treat Many Cancer Patients despite Pandemic

3rd August 2020 Emergency MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, cancer treatment should not be discontinued or delayed if it has the potential to impact overall survival, according to new recommendations from the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO). The society also recommends against labeling all patients with cancer...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

Acne healing with CPA/EE - Bringing the confidence back...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

What procedure and safeguard is to be followed if there is no advance medical directive?

3rd August 2020
In the landmark judgment titled as “Common Cause versus Union of India, 2018 (5) SCC 1 passed by the Hon’ble Constitution Bench of 4 Judges of the Supreme Court of India, it has held that: 192. It is necessary to make it clear that there will be cases where there is no Advance Directive...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Why did you paint one side

3rd August 2020
Two cab drivers met. "Hey," asked one, "why did you paint one side of your cab red and the other side blue?"
"Well," the other responded, "when I get into an accident, you should see how all the witnesses contradict each other. ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Acantholysis is characteristic of:

3rd August 2020
1. Pemphigus vulgaris.
2. Pemphigoid.
3. Erythema multiforme...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Poor hygiene habits may lead to typhoid

3rd August 2020
Typhoid fever is caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi and is transmitted through the ingestion of food or drink contaminated by the feces or urine of infected people. Insects feeding on feces may occasionally transfer the bacteria to humans due to poor hygiene habits... Read more »

eSpiritual: The message of Rakshabandhan is that of love and purity

3rd August 2020
India is a land of diverse faith and myriad cultures. The festival of Rakhi, though rooted in mythology and ancient Indian history, has not really been understood for what it actually represents. Rakhi traditionally celebrates the bond of love between a brother and a sister...Read more »

Inspirational: Two Monks and a Pretty Lady

3rd August 2020
Once, a big monk and a little monk were traveling together. They reached the bank of a river where the bridge was damaged. They had to move across the river. They saw a pretty lady stuck at the damaged bridge. The big monk offered to carry her across the river on his back. The lady agreed...Read more »


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The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

An article published in the World Allergy Organization Journal elaborated on how the skin barrier structure and function are essential to human health. The authors stated that unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show... Read more »


An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

Biofilm has often been cited as a key pathological factor in non-healing wounds. It therefore seems crucial to manage the biofilm in order to expedite wound healing and achieve the desired outcome. A study by Scully and colleagues compared the clinical and in vitro performance... Read more »

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