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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Eye symptoms in children

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
3rd September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1072: Nearly One Quarter of Children Hospitalized With COVID-19 Developed Eye Symptoms in China. Among Chinese children hospitalized for COVID-19, about a quarter of them developed ocular symptoms. Most of them developed eye symptoms later in the disease; however, ocular manifestations were the first sign of SARS-CoV-2 infection in 9 of them. Ocular symptoms resolved in all the children. The report is published in JAMA Ophthalmology... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 2nd September Acute manageable immuno-thrombo-inflammatory viral disease with post viral phase 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
3rd September 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, 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. 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: 25,898,276, Deaths: 861,136, Recovered: 18,191,014... Read more »
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Beneficial role of dietary intervention and physical activity in children and adolescents with NAFLD associated with obesity

3rd September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the most common chronic liver diseases present in children and adolescents due to rising obesity. A study was conducted using seven databases to determine the effectiveness of dietary interventions, antioxidant supplementation, physical activity,... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

3rd September 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc and vitamin C supplementation improves immunity in clinical disorders

3rd September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
During infections and stress, vitamin C concentrations in the plasma and leukocytes, also known as white blood cells, start declining rapidly. Vitamin C supplementation was observed to improve the components of the immune system in humans such as natural killer cell and antimicrobial activities, chemotaxis,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19: Possible risks to pregnant women

3rd September 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Pregnant and recently pregnant women diagnosed with COVID-19 in the hospital seem to have a lesser likelihood of having symptoms of fever and muscle pain but higher odds of being admitted to the intensive care unit, suggests new research published in the BMJ... Read more »

COVID-19 infections in India cross 80k again, active cases cross 8 lakh

3rd September 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Following a steep decline on Monday, new COVID-19 cases in India again crossed 80,000 mark on Tuesday. This represents the second highest daily count thus far. The number of deaths also surged beyond 1,000 after a gap of three days. September 1 recorded 80,024 new coronavirus infections,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Aspirin as a prophylaxis of COVID-19-induced coagulopathy?

3rd September 2020 Cardiology Public Health
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has been observed to present with an array of phenotypes, from asymptomatic to severe, rapid multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and death. While the mechanisms that...Read more »
Practice Updates

Estrogen may reduce severity of COVID-19 symptoms in women, says study

3rd September 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A review, published in the September online issue of the journal Current Hypertension Reports, tried to explore why men have a greater risk for more severe symptoms and worse outcomes from COVID-19 irrespective of age. Investigators carried out a review of the published preclinical data...Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 Patients with Obesity Have Higher Viral Load and for Longer

3rd September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Obese patients with COVID-19 (body mass index [BMI] > 30 kg/m2) appear to have a higher viral load and the virus seems to persist for a longer duration in these individuals, suggests new research. Preliminary results of the work were presented at the virtual European and International Congress... Read more »

Can Air on the Bus Spread COVID-19?

3rd September 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
In what seems to be additional evidence for SARS-CoV-2 airborne transmission, passengers who were on a bus with someone having COVID-19 had a greater risk of contracting the virus compared to passengers who rode on a different bus to the same event, suggests a study from China....Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a patient dictate as to what all a doctor should write instead of following the protocol?

3rd September 2020
No, the patient cannot dictate to any doctor as to what to write and doctors have to follow their protocol. As per the provisions of Clause 7.7 of the Indian Medical Council Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics Regulations, 2002, the name of the doctor will be deleted from the register of Medical Council,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

When I answer the telephone

3rd September 2020
A Psychiatrist was testing the mental status of a patient.
"Do you ever hear voices without being able to tell who is speaking or where the voices are coming from?" asked the psychiatrist...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A plane crash victim undergoes endotracheal intubation and positive pressure ventilation. The most immediate nursing intervention for him at this time would be to:

3rd September 2020
A. Facilitate his verbal communication
B. Maintain sterility of the ventilation system...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: First aid for poisonous bites and stings

3rd September 2020
It is common for people to panic if they have been bitten or stung. Tell the patient that many snakes, spiders, insects and sea creatures are harmless, and even the bites and stings of dangerous animals often do not cause poisoning... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we apply holy ash?

3rd September 2020
Bhasma is the holy ash produced from the Homa, the sacrificial fire, wherein special wood, ghee and other herbs are offered as a part of pooja. By the time a bhasma is formed, no trace of original matter remains in the ash. Ash obtained from any burnt object is not bhasma...Read more »

Inspirational Story: We miss God's blessings because they are not packaged as we expected

3rd September 2020
A young man was about to graduate college. For several months, he had his eyes on a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom. He knew his father could afford it, so he told him that the care was all he wanted...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid-19 reinfection and what it means

3rd September 2020
NEW DELHI: Nevada officials on Saturday reported what may be the first documented case of coronavirus reinfection in the United States, following similar reports earlier this week from Hong Kong and Europe, including three in India. The reinfection cases have raised concerns about people's...Read more »


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An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

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