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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Colchicine

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
4th July 2020
962: Is Colchicine a Promising Agent in COVID-19 Treatment?
Medscape excerpts: Colchicine is an anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to treat gout and rheumatic disease. The drug may be a promising treatment for COVID-19, suggests a randomized, open-label trial. The Greek Study in the Effects of Colchicine in COVID-19 Complications Prevention... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 3rd July: 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
4th July 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 June29. 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 20 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days... Read more »
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Complications a Major Risk Factor for Mortality in HBV-Related Acute-On-Chronic Liver Failure Patients

4th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Cirrhosis represents an arguable determinant of mortality in HBV-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (HBV-ACLF). A study by Chen et al thus sought to determine the impact of cirrhosis and the associated risk factors, particularly its complications,... Read more »

Derma Update

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Elevated risk of urticaria seen in elderly stroke patients receiving influenza vaccination

4th July 2020 Dermatology
Urticaria is a mast cell-related disease that can cause severe itching. The lifetime incidence of urticaria is approximately 20% in general population. The objective of this study is to assess the risk of urticaria... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Transfats from processed foods may increase ovarian cancer risk

4th July 2020 Pharmacists Oncology
UN scientists have identified a possible link between processed and fried foods containing so-called ‘transfats’ and ovarian cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued the announcement following a study of around 1,500 patients suffering from the disease.... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves New HIV Treatment for Patients with Limited Options

4th July 2020 Internal MedicinePublic Health
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to fostemsavir to treat adult patients who have run out of treatment options. The oral drug has been approved for adults whose HIV infection could not be successfully treated with other therapies owing to resistance, ... Read more »
Practice Updates

Subclinical Hypothyroidism Seems Common in Women with Miscarriage

4th July 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
Among women with a history of miscarriage or subfertility, the prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism appears to be about 20% using a TSH cutoff of 2.5 mIU/L, suggested a prospective observational study. Using accepted reference ranges, undiagnosed overt hypothyroidism was identified in ...Read more »

Smell and Taste Issues do not seem to Persist after COVID-19

4th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Temporary loss of smell and taste has been linked with COVID-19 infection in mildly symptomatic patients, but it did not appear to persist a month after infection, reported a small survey of patients in Italy....Read more »
Practice Updates

Stroke More Likely in COVID-19 than Flu Patients

4th July 2020 Neurology Emergency Medicine
COVID-19 patients were found to have a significantly higher risk of ischemic stroke compared to respiratory flu patients, revealed data from two New York City hospitals. Stroke occurred in 1.6% of around 2,000 COVID-19 patients who visited an emergency department (ED) or who were hospitalized...Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Combination Therapy Achieves BP Goal, Reduces CV Risk

4th July 2020 Hypertension
Adequate BP control is the most important factor in the fight against hypertension. Guidelines recommend target BP goals to maximize protection, yet a majority of the patients do not achieve the target goal... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there a law for curbing noise pollution in hospitals?

4th July 2020
Yes. The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 (hereinafter referred to as “Noise Rules, 2000) has been enacted and enforced in India with the object to regulate and control noise producing and generating sources in order to maintain the ambient air quality standards in respect of noise...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Some answers

4th July 2020
Antibody – One who hates his body
Artery – Study of fine paintings
Bacteria – Back door of a cafeteria...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The initial nursing goal for a client with myasthenia gravis during the diagnostic phase of her hospitalization would be to:

4th July 2020
A. Develop a teaching plan
B. Facilitate psychologic adjustment...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Some tips to prevent cervical cancer

4th July 2020
• Reduce your chances of getting infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) by avoiding sexual contact with multiple partners without adequate protection.
• Get a Pap test done every 3 years as timely detection can help in curing this condition.
• Quit smoking right away. Nicotine and other components in cigarettes may pass through the blood stream and get deposited in the cervix... Read more »

eSpiritual: Sewa is the best dharma

4th July 2020
Offering help is the best service to the humanity. As per Sikhism, Sewa (unconditional service), Simran (meditation) and Satsang (company of good people) constitute the trio to acquire happiness and spiritual health. In Sikhism, Sewa is the main path for acquiring spiritualism. In Gurudwara,...Read more »

Inspirational: The Obstacle in Our Path

4th July 2020
In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Delhi pushes antibody tests for unlock 2.0

4th July 2020
NEW DELHI: Delhi will roll out antibody testing for healthcare workers, security personnel, hotel employees, construction workers and in prisons to ensure that the next phase of easing lockdown measures is smooth. After Maharashtra, the Delhi government has asked all private diagnostic centres and laboratories associated...Read more »


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Impact of Cissus quadrangularis Linn on the development of ovariectomy-induced osteopenia

Potu and colleagues designed a study to determine the efficacy of petroleum ether extract of Cissus quadrangularis (CQ) on the development of osteopenia in ovariectomy-induced experimental models. The models were ovariectomized or Sham operated... Read more »



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... Read more »


Intervention measures for maintenance in the remission stage of childhood asthma.

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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 of a next-generation antibiofilm... Read more »

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