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Fever in coronavirus infection may come after admission

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
4th March 2020
More than 50% of coronavirus patients admitted into hospitals had no fever, and several had no abnormal radiologic findings, suggests new research. A paper, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggested that only 43.8% of patients had fever on admission, and the number rose to 88.7% during hospitalization.... Read more »
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March 3 COVID 19 Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
4th March 2020
March 3 - 125 new cases, 31 new deaths (all in Hubei) and 2,742 new discharges occurred in China on March 2, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China. March 2 - 1. 1st case in Morocco: a Moroccan national, resident of Italy, currently in stable condition in the isolation unit of Moulay Youssef Hospital... Read more »
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3rd March: CMAAO Update COVID-19 - SARS-CoV-2

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI AND Past National President IMA
4th March 2020
It’s all over now, practically a pandemic: 76 countries affected; reached all continents except Antarctica; community spread; no immunity in public; deaths in 10 countries; > 10,000 cases outside China; epidemics in China, South Korea, Iran and Italy (81% cases); cases outside China are 9 times higher than inside over last 24 hours... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19: Top priority should be containment, says WHO chief

4th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Containment of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic should be everyone’s “top priority”, said WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Monday. Overall, 61 countries outside China have reported 8,739 cases and 127 deaths, stated the WHO chief... Read more »
Practice Updates

Five children among 112 isolated at ITBP facility

4th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: A total of 112 evacuees brought back from China’s Wuhan are being quarantined at an ITBP facility in Chhawla in southwest Delhi. All have tested negative for COVID-19 coronavirus in the first test. Officials stated that the second set of tests will be conducted in a fortnight,...Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Oks New Therapy for Patients with Previously Treated Multiple Myeloma

4th March 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given approval for isatuximab-irfc, combined with pomalidomide and dexamethasone, for the treatment of adults with multiple myeloma who have received at least two previous therapies including lenalidomide and a proteasome inhibitor... Read more »

Variation in Nightly Bedtime, Sleep Duration Tied to CVD Risk

4th March 2020Pharmacists Neurology
People who frequently change the amount of sleep and the time they go to bed each night have double the odds of developing cardiovascular disease, independent of traditional CVD risk factors, suggests new research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology...Read more »

Better Oral Hygiene Associated with Lower Diabetes Risk

4th March 2020Diabetes and Endocrinology Pathology & Lab Medicine
A large retrospective study published online in Diabetologia has suggested that frequency of tooth-brushing was associated with risk of new-onset diabetes. Among 188,013 individuals followed for a median of 10 years, individuals who brushed three or more times a day... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

The family of the patient has asked for the medical records of the patient. Can the doctor refuse?

4th March 2020
The MCI has laid down strict guidelines on this issue in Regulation 1.3.2: “If any request is made for medical records either by the patients/authorised attendant or legal authorities involved, the same may be duly acknowledged and documents shall be issued within the period of 72 hours.”...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Tech support

4th March 2020
Tech support: "Okay Colin, let’s press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen. Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager." Customer: I don’t have a P. Tech support: On your keyboard, Colin...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is present intracellularly in muscle cells?

4th March 2020
1. Insulin.
2. Corticosteroid.
3. Epinephrine...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Some tips to prevent urinary infections from HCFI

4th March 2020
• Pass urine immediately after a sexual intercourse. Apart from this, keep a check on the kind of underwear you use. • Maintain proper personal hygiene after urinating or defecating. Consult a doctor immediately in case of any recurrent symptoms. Drinking cranberry juice has been thought to help decrease frequent infections... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Seven Dhatus in Ayurveda

4th March 2020
As per Ayurveda physiology, food is Brahman and contains the same consciousness as in us and this consciousness is the essence of any food. Any food digested is converted into three portions, the gross undigested food is converted into waste (feces); the middle one is converted into one of the Dhatus and the subtlest form gets...Read more »

Inspirational: Family

4th March 2020
I ran into a stranger as he passed by, "Oh excuse me please," was my reply. He said, "Please excuse me too; I wasn’t watching for you." We were very polite, this stranger and I. We went on our way saying good–bye... Read more »

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Virus scare: Travellers from 12 countries under scanner in GB Nagar

People from 10 more countries — S Africa, Japan, Singapore, Italy, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal, USA and Vietnam — are also under scanner. Noida: After China, people from 12 countries, especially South Korea and Iran that have reported several novel coronavirus cases, are now under scanner of the health department...Read more »  


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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 »  
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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 »  


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Astaxanthin builds strength, endurance, and enhances mobility in the elderly

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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 »


Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »

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