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World COVID Meter 3rd November: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
4th November 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, 26M September 3, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17, 40M October 19, 41M October 22, 42M October 24, 43M October 26, 44M October 28, 45M October 30, 46M November 2...Read more »
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SGLT2i market up for a boost in India

Dr KK Aggarwal
4th November 2020
The diabetes practitioners and millions of people with diabetes in India as affordable generics of currently overpriced Sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) or gliflozins are going to be available in Indian market following the patent expiry of the Dapagliflozin. The launch of generics is going to slash the price of Dapagliflozin by almost 75%, offering affordability to a larger population... Read more »
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An Epidemiological Insight into Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Diabetes

4th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized as more than 5% of fat infiltration in the liver without alcohol consumption exceeding 30 g/day in men and 20 g/day in women, which is believed to be caused by abdominal obesity and insulin resistance... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

4th November 2020 Hypertension
The prevalence of hypertension, the most prominent modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease and mortality, continues to rise globally. It is estimated that, in 2010, nearly 31.1% of the global adult population worldwide suffered... Read more »
Zinc Update

Effect of zinc supplementation on physical and psychological symptoms in young women with premenstrual syndrome

4th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is an essential nutrient that is known to have several beneficial effects that includes antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant actions. Evidence on the effects of supplementation of zinc on biomarkers of oxidative stress, inflammation and antidepressant-like effects in young women with premenstrual... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Investing in health systems can bring this virus under control, says WHO chief

4th November 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
Health systems and global preparedness do not just represent an investment in the future but are the foundation of our response to the current COVID-19 health crisis, stated the head of the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that public health is more than just medicine... Read more »

COVID-19: T-cell study adds to debate over duration of immunity

4th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A small study from the UK has noted that cellular immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus is present after six months in people who had mild or asymptomatic COVID-19, thus suggesting that they might have some level of protection for at least that time. Scientists suggested that the findings were reassuring but did not mean that people cannot,... Read more »

Europe May See Several Waves of COVID-19, Warn Experts

4th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Europe is at risk of being hit with more waves of COVID-19 infections next year, cautioned France's scientific council, as the continent faces a second deadly surge in COVID-19 cases. Even if partial lockdowns across Europe reduce the rate of new infections, additional waves are likely in the absence of a vaccine... Read more »

PVP-I mouthwash: A potential strategy in reducing COVID transmission

4th November 2020ENT Multispeciality
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus is a significant threat to global healthcare. There are no proven effective treatment options or vaccines available at present. Attention needs to be focused on transmission-based precautions in order to reduce the spread of the virus... Read more »

LDL Levels Could Inform Revascularization Choices in Diabetes

4th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Good cholesterol control in the first year following coronary revascularization was tied to better cardiovascular outcomes over the long-term for diabetes patients, with some differences by type of procedure, suggested pooled patient-level trial data. Major adverse cardiac or cerebrovascular event (MACCE,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is the punishment for issuing a false certificate?

4th November 2020
IPC 197: Issuing or Signing False Certificate: Whoever issues or signs any certificate required by law to be given or signed, or relating to any fact of which such certificate is by law admissible in evidence, knowing or believing that such certificate is false in any material point, shall be punished...Read more »

eMedi Humor


4th November 2020
One day a girl came home crying to her mom. The mom asked what was wrong.
The girl responded, "I’m not a creation, God made men first! I’m nothing!"
Then the mom said, "Oh baby that’s not true, God may have made men first,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 40-year-old male had undergone splenectomy 20 years ago. Peripheral blood smear examination would show the presence of:

4th November 2020
1. Dohle bodies
2. Hypersegmented neutrophils.
3. Spherocytes...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Even the elderly should exercise

4th November 2020
Research has found that older runners live longer and suffer fewer disabilities compared to healthy non-runners. This observation applies to a range of aerobic exercises, including walking. A study by authors, from Stanford University School of Medicine, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Vedanta Laws

4th November 2020
• For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
• Knowledge moves from the known to the unknown. This is the basic law of learning.
• Yesterday’s miracles are today’s science and today’s miracles will be tomorrow’s science...Read more »

Inspirational: Don’t give up!

4th November 2020
One day I decided to quit… I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality. I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
"God," I asked," can you give me one good reason not to quit?"...Read more »


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

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Practical efficacy of olmesartan vs. azilsartan in patients with hypertension: MUSCAT-4 study

A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan (olmesartan medoxomil, OL group) or 20mg of azilsartan (azilsartan, AZ group)... Read more »


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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