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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster: COVID-19 Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
4th August 2020
Multispeciality
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev.
1035: An analysis of primary human lung cells that were infected in the lab with SARS-CoV-2 revealed how the cells accumulated large amounts of lipid droplets. Following infection, the lung proteins downregulate the ability of lung cells to burn carbohydrates and fatty acids. Lung cells cannot hold fat. This could possibly explain some of the severe damage that is done to the lungs of patients with COVID-19. The virus depends on glucose uptake,... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 3rd August: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
4th August 2020
Multispeciality
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. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Coronavirus Cases: 18,231,535, Deaths: 692,694... Read more »
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Clinical presentation of alcoholic liver disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Insight into the disease spectrum and diagnosis

4th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are among the most common causes of chronic liver disease in developing and the developed world. Easy availability of alcohol and sedentary lifestyle have contributed to the increased incidence of these diseases... Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

CCB and ARB combination can prevent CV events in elderly high-risk hypertensive patients with CKD

4th August 2020 Hypertension
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is displayed by decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Globally, CKD is a public health disorder and a higher incidence can be seen in the older population. Evidence shows that... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Russia preparing mass vaccination against coronavirus for October

4th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Moscow: According to local news agencies, Russia’s health minister is preparing a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus for October, after a vaccine completed clinical trials. Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said that a state research facility in Moscow had completed clinical trials of the vaccine and paperwork was on to get it registered... Read more »
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DCGI approval to Serum-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for phase 2, 3 clinical trials

4th August 2020Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: The Serum Institute of India (SII) has received permission from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to conduct phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials in India on the potential COVID-19 vaccine, stated a senior government official... Read more »
Practice Updates

Common Causes of Pediatric Allergic Contact Dermatitis

4th August 2020 Allergy & Immunology Pharmacists
The leading three contact allergens in patients below 18 years of age include hydroperoxides of linalool, nickel sulfate, and methylisothiazolinone, suggests an analysis of data from the Pediatric Allergic Contact Dermatitis Registry...Read more »
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Practice Updates

Moist heat treatment of N95 masks eliminates COVID-19, says study

4th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Moist heat treatment of N95 masks tends to eliminate the novel coronavirus, suggest scientists. The study revealed that moist heat treatment of masks for 60 min at 70 degrees Celsius in a humid condition did not impair their structure or impact function... Read more »
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Postmenopausal Estrogen Alone Reduces Breast Cancer Cases and Deaths

4th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A follow-up study of menopausal hormone therapy has revealed that prior use of conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) led to a reduction in both breast cancer incidence as well as mortality, while prior use of CEE plus medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) was tied to an increase in incidence...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

The myriad benefits of CPA/EE in the treatment PCOS...Read more »

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Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent for stenting be taken from the relatives, other than the spouse, of the patient?

4th August 2020
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated. The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 states:..Read more »

eMedi Humor

Computer Gender

4th August 2020
Why computers should be considered masculine
1. They have a lot of data but are still clueless.
2. They are supposed to help you solve your problems, but half the time they ARE the problem...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) is defined as:

4th August 2020
1. The gain in weight of young animals per unit weight of protein-consumed.
2. The product of digestibility coefficient and biological values
3. The percentage of protein absorbed into the blood...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Top 10 ways to keep the kidneys healthy

4th August 2020
1. Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.
2. Control weight.
3. Don't overuse over-the-counter painkillers... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Wahans (Vehicles) In Mythology

4th August 2020
In mythological world, the negative tendency of an individual is symbolized with animal nature. Gods in Indian mythology have been symbolized as living a positive behavior. Every God has a vehicle or Wahan. Both God and the Wahan symbolize how to live a positive life and how to control the animal tendencies....Read more »

Inspirational: Sincerity of purpose

4th August 2020
A man approached three workers who were doing the same job. He asked each one of them what they were doing separately. The first one replied that he was cutting the stones. The second one replied that he was earning his livelihood. The third one said that he was building a mosque...Read more »

Medical Voice

Chilean dogs sniff out coronavirus in early stages

4th August 2020
Chilean police are training sniffer dogs to detect the coronavirus in people's sweat at an early stage, after a similar trial in the UK showed encouraging results. ,Four dogs have been selected for the initial training, a mix of labradors and golden retrievers who sport green "biodetector" jackets for their task...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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Nephrology

Orthopedics

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 »

Orthopedics

Orthopedics

Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesity

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 »

Pediatrics

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 »

Surgery

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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