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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 81

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA & Dr Sanchita Sharma, Editor IJCP
4th May 2020
777: Number of cases linked to population density in India
Density of population has a direct association with the number of COVID-19 positive cases. The chances of infection spreading are greater in densely populated areas. But, a place can have dense population, yet people can isolate, work remotely and practice social distancing. Density of population becomes a risk factor for spread of infection... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 80

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
4th May 2020
With regular inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
766: Dear KK: From Professor Russell Franco D'Souza: Thanks to 50 autopsies carried out on patients who died from COVID-19, scientists found that:
1. Strictly speaking It is NOT PNEUMONIA. The virus does not only kill pneumocytes but also uses an inflammatory storm to create an endothelial diffuse vascular thrombosis 2. The lungs are the most affected because they are the most inflamed... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Clinical Features of COVID-19-Related Liver Damage

4th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
There have been increasing reports that some patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection have abnormal liver function. Fan and colleagues, therefore, conducted a study at the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, Shanghai,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO convenes manufacturers, regulatory authorities meet on COVID-19 vaccines

4th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
SEAR/PR/1731 - Bracing for the much needed COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organization convened a meeting of vaccine manufacturers and national regulatory authorities from its South-East Asia Region. Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Vaccine shortages from coronavirus lockdown put children’s lives at stake: UNICEF

4th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Urgent help is needed to distribute vaccines on a global level amid dramatic shortages owing to COVID-19 restrictions, said the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The agency cautioned that children’s lives are at stake due to the dramatic decline in commercial flights and limited availability of charters... Read more »
Practice Updates

Govt to call 900m people to check for virus symptoms

4th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: The government is set to call nearly 900 million people to check whether they have symptoms of the COVID-19 infection, as it intensifies its contact tracing efforts through the Aarogya Setu app. The app is going to be expanded to all feature phone users,...Read more »

Singapore prepares to ease some coronavirus restrictions

4th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Singapore is set to start lifting some curbs that were imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus over the next few weeks, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said on Saturday. Selected activities, including home-based businesses, laundry services and barbers, will be allowed to operate from May 12...Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves Remdesivir Emergency Use for Severe COVID-19

4th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The FDA has approved an emergency use authorization (EUA) for remdesivir, an investigational antiviral agent, for the treatment of patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19. The authorization was granted based on two clinical trials, including results from a randomized trial...Read more »
Practice Updates

FMT Linked with Health Improvements beyond Infection Clearance

4th May 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
In addition to infection clearance, fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) has been found to be associated with a spectrum of positive health outcomes in severely compromised patients with multidrug-resistant infections, suggest preliminary results from a small U.K. pilot study....Read more »

Derma Update

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Teledermatology can manage majority of skin lesions in pediatric primary care attention

4th May 2020 Dermatology
Teledermatology is a healthcare tool that is being used around the world. It provides accurate diagnosis and has been gaining importance over time on visual diagnosis... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can the relatives/attendants ask for medical records of a patient who was earlier admitted in another hospital?

4th May 2020
Yes. The relatives/attendants can ask the previous hospitals to give a copy of the records quoting MCI rules. The MCI Code of Ethics Regulations, 2002 holds that “If any request is made for medical records either by the patients/authorized attendant...Read more »

eMedi Humor

It disappears

4th May 2020
Customer: I have a huge problem. A friend has placed a screen saver on my computer, but every time I move the mouse, it disappears...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The nerve commonly damaged during McBurney's incision is:

4th May 2020
1. Subcostal
2. Iliohypogastric
3. 11th thoracic...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Alcohol: Benefits vs. Risks

4th May 2020
• There is consensus that non-drinkers should not start and the ones who drink can continue provided they do so in moderation and in absence of contraindications.
• Persons who have been lifelong abstainers cannot be easily compared with moderate or even rare drinkers.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Do unto yourselves what you do to God

4th May 2020
1. There are two types of people – those who believe in Dvaita or Advaita philosophy.
2. People who believe in Dvaita philosophy, for them God and human being are different.
3. The people who believe in Advaita philosophy believe that God is within them...Read more »

Inspirational: Nature’s lessons

4th May 2020
Why don’t you and your friend get together and play the game? One of you say the name of any bird, animal, worm or plant and guess what you can learn from it. There usually is something so do not give up too easily. Take, for instance, ants. Are they not a model of hard work? How tirelessly they ferret for food all day...Read more »


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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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?
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Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesitys

People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia or obesity alone... Read more »


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 »


Skin Surface Lipidomics Reveals the Correlation Between Lipidomic Profile and Grade in Adolescent Acne

Crucial factors of acne are increase in lipids secretion and changes of composition in the skin surface lipid (SSL). However, there are no studies relating the changes of lipid composition and content between different grades of adolescent acne, in lesional and non-lesional skin... Read more »

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