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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster: Healthcare workers’ seroprevalence 5%

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
4th September 2020
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1073: COVID-19 Often Undiagnosed in Frontline Hospital Workers Reuters excerpts: A large number of COVID-19 infections among healthcare personnel in the US appear to go undetected, according to a report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the US Centers for Disease Control. From April through June, among over 3,000 frontline workers across 12 states,... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 3rd September: Acute manageable immuno-thrombo-inflammatory viral disease with post viral phase, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
4th September 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, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16, 22M August 19, 23M August 21, 24M August 27, 25M August 30. 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: 26,176,114, Deaths: 867,294, Recovered: 18,441,453... Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

Impact of childhood obesity on liver health

4th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Incidence of childhood obesity, a worrisome worldwide epidemic, has augmented over the last 3 decades. This rapidly increasing trend warrants the need to consider accurate body mass index classification, as well as metabolic and cardiovascular, and hepatic outcomes... Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

4th September 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
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Zinc Update

Role of zinc in the immune system

4th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is a very important trace element for all organisms and also for humans. Specially, in humans the body growth and development strictly depends on zinc levels. The nervous system along with the reproductive and immune systems are predominantly influenced by zinc deficiency... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Steroids reduce death rates among critically ill COVID-19 patients, says study

4th September 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
LONDON: Treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with corticosteroids tends to reduce the risk of death by 20%, suggests an analysis of seven international trials. The analysis included data from separate trials of low dose hydrocortisone, dexamethasone and methylprednisolone... Read more »
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Novavax coronavirus vaccine safe, suggest published results

4th September 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Early stage clinical trial results suggest that the COVID-19 vaccine candidate by Novavax is safe and evokes an immune response. The study results, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, had previously been announced in early August. The vaccine or placebo was administered to 131 healthy adults in May in a randomized,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Aspirin as a prophylaxis of COVID-19-induced coagulopathy?

4th September 2020 Cardiology Public Health
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has been observed to present with an array of phenotypes, from asymptomatic to severe, rapid multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and death. While the mechanisms that...Read more »
Practice Updates

India's COVID-19 Fatality Rate among Lowest Globally, says Health Ministry

4th September 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: India has been reporting one of the lowest COVID-19 fatality rates in the world and the figure has now come down to 1.76% compared to a global average of 3.3%, stated the Union Health Ministry. COVID-19 deaths per million population in India is also one of the lowest in the world...Read more »
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Practice Updates

Povidone iodine inactivates SARS-CoV-2 within 15 seconds of contact

4th September 2020 Pharmacists Pulmonary Medicine
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus causing COVID 19, is a novel coronavirus that belongs to the same family as the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and middle east respiratory syndrome (MERS) viruses. The viral load is quite high in the nasal cavity, nasopharynx and oropharynx.1... Read more »

SSRI Use after Intracerebral Hemorrhage

4th September 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
While selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can effectively treat depression following intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), they tend to heighten the risk for recurrent hemorrhagic stroke, especially in patients at high risk for repeat ICH, suggests new research...Read more »

Do COVID-19 Antibodies Last 4 Months?

4th September 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 infection lasted for at least 4 months following initial infection, revealed a large serosurvey in Iceland. Almost all people who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 through quantitative PCR (qPCR) tests also tested positive with two pan-immunoglobulin (pan-Ig) SARS-CoV-2 antibody assays and continued ...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are doctors supposed to share the pictures or video recording of surgery or any case notes other than the discharge summary with the patient or his relative?

4th September 2020
Yes, it is obligatory for doctors and hospitals to provide the copy of the case record or medical record and also share the pictures or video recording of surgery or any case notes other than the discharge summary to the patient or his legal representative...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

Hypochondriac

4th September 2020
Hypochondriac – a person who wants to have her ache and treat it too...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following are true about restless leg syndrome?

4th September 2020
1. RLS also occurs at rest
2. RLS is predominantly in the evening or at night
3. RLS is sometimes painful...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Blood pressure drugs should be taken at night

4th September 2020
Uncontrolled blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, paralysis and heart failure. Most such attacks occur in the early morning hours. Pulse and blood pressure are higher in the early morning hours. Thus, controlling early morning blood pressure can help reduce cardiovascular mortality... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: The vast power of the Spirit

4th September 2020
Om Poornamadah Poornamidam, Poornaat Poornamudachyate | Poornasya Poornamaadaaya, Poornameva Avasihyate”
The whole is whole; if you take away the whole away from the whole, the whole will still remain (That is infinite, this is infinite, from the infinite,..Read more »

Inspirational Story: Be a Good Friend

4th September 2020
One day, John saw a kid from his class walking home from school. His name was Kyle. He was carrying all of his books. John thought to himself that Kyle must be a nerd to be carrying home all his books on a Friday...Read more »

Medical Voice

CDC has not reduced the death count related to Covid-19

4th September 2020
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not "backpedal" on the number of deaths caused by Covid-19, reducing the figure from nearly 154,000 to just over 9,000, as social media posts claimed. The term "Only 6%" trended widely on Twitter over the weekend as supporters of the QAnon conspiracy...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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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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From Other Newsletter

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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