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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 116: Prediction Formulas

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
4th June 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
936: Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on "Formulas in relation to COVID-19 pandemic for better understanding of data" 30th May, 2020; 11am-12pm
Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal; Dr Alex Thomas; Dr AK Agarwal; Dr DR Rai; Dr Suneela Garg; Dr Girdhar Gyani; Dr Ashok Gupta; Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet; Mr Bejon Misra; Dr K Kalra; Mrs Upasana Arora; Dr Major Prachi Garg; Ms Ira Gupta; Dr Sanchita Sharma... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 3rd June - 213 Countries affected: Wear mask at home

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
4th June 2020
Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8; 5M May 20, 6M May 30
Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity Doubling time India 14.5 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days,... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

PCOS Tied to NASH Severity and Advanced Fibrosis

4th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is estimated to affect around 10% of reproductive-aged women. Provided PCOS is a risk factor for imaging-confirmed steatosis, Sarkar and colleagues conducted a study... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Home renovation during pregnancy has increased risk of childhood eczema in preschool children

4th June 2020 Dermatology
A survey was done among 40 010 children aged three to six-years in seven Chinese cities, including Beijing, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Shanghai, Nanjing, Changsha, and Chongqing, during 2010-2012 to investigate... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Record number of countries reveal disturbing rates of antimicrobial resistance

4th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A record number of countries are monitoring and reporting on antibiotic resistance - a significant step forward in the global fight against drug resistance. However, the data highlights that a disturbing number of bacterial infections are increasingly resistant to the medicines used to treat them... Read more »
Practice Updates

Asians over twice as likely to die of COVID-19 than whites in Britain, says report

4th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A British government report has noted that death rates from COVID-19 in the UK are highest among people of black and Asian ethnic groups. These groups are also likely to be at increased risk of acquiring the infection. The review by Public Health England (PHE) assessing the impact... Read more »
Practice Updates

Reasonable to expect a coronavirus vaccine by year-end: Pentagon researcher

4th June 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
WASHINGTON - A senior U.S. Army vaccine researcher has stated it was reasonable to expect that some sort of coronavirus vaccine could be available to part of the U.S. population by the end of this year. Colonel Wendy Sammons-Jackson, director of the U.S. Military Infectious Disease Research Program,...Read more »

Pulmonary Complications Common in Surgery Patients with COVID-19

4th June 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Pneumonia and other pulmonary complications were noted in half of postsurgical patients with perioperative COVID-19, and the complications were linked with a higher risk for early death, reported an international study. Of the 1,128 patients with perioperative SARS-CoV-2...Read more »
Practice Updates

Daily Dairy Doesn't Improve Bone Strength in Midlife Women

4th June 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
Dairy consumption does not appear to improve bone mineral density (BMD) or reduce the risk of osteoporotic fracture in women charting menopause, suggested a new analysis of the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to specify in which specialty he has done his post-graduation?

4th June 2020
No, it is not mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to specify in which specialty he has done his post-graduation qualification (MD/MS) on the prescription made by him to his patient. As per the provisions of Clause 1.4.2 of Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

God vs. Satan

4th June 2020
And God populated the Earth with broccoli and cauliflower and spinach and green and yellow vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives. And Satan created McDonald's. And McDonald's brought forth the 99-cent double cheeseburger...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Cranio-spinal irradiation is given for -

4th June 2020
a. Medulloblastomas
b. Pineoblastomas
c. Pineal germinoma...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Sangat and smoking

4th June 2020
Sewa, Simran and Sangat are the three principles of life as per the Vedic literature. Even Adi Shankaracharya described Sangat as the main force for living a spiritual life. Sangat is the company of people you live with. Living in the company of good people makes one good and the reverse is also true... Read more »

eSpiritual: Music as a Drug

4th June 2020
Our body is the largest pharmaceutical group in the world and has the capacity to heal each and every disease. The very fact that there is a receptor for every drug in the body means that the body has the capacity to produce that drug. Music is one such modality, which can heal by initiating various chains...Read more »

Inspirational: Human value

4th June 2020
Life is full of ups and downs. It is easy to lose hope and confidence. This little story helps us to realize that no matter what happens, we remain valuable as individuals. A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up ...Read more »

Medical Voice

COVID-19: Gilead's Remdesivir shows small benefit in large trial

4th June 2020
Gilead Sciences Inc.’s drug remdesivir showed only a limited benefit in a large trial of more moderate patients with Covid-19, a result that may shift perceptions of the therapy already cleared for use in severe cases of the disease. In the phase 3 trial, a group of moderately ill, hospitalized patients getting the drug for five days...Read more »


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