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COVID-19 has taught us how to manage a pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO & Past National President IMA
5th October 2020
Reproduced from: India Legal https://www.indialegallive.com/column-news/india-coronavirus-covid-19/, published September 26, 2020
The pandemic has reiterated the need to go back to basics such as effective surveillance, preparedness and capacity building and implementing infection control practices in hospitals. We are learning to develop pandemic friendly infrastructure to be better prepared in the future. India has the second-highest number of coronavirus infection cases in the world. The number currently stands at 5.7 million and continues to increase. India adds almost one lakh cases every day to its tally of total cases. At this rate, it is expected to soon surpass the United States, the country with the highest number of Covid-19 cases...Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Post COVID

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
5th October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1100: 9 in 10 Recovered COVID-19 Patients Experience Side Effects, says Study
1. Nine in ten COVID-19 patients reported side-effects including fatigue, psychological after-effects and loss of smell and taste following recovery, reported a preliminary study by South Korea. 2. An online survey of 965 recovered COVID-19 patients revealed that 879 people (91.1%) responded that they were having at least one side-effect from the disease, stated the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) official Kwon Jun-wook.... Read more »
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Effects of Aging on the Liver

5th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
A number of structural and microscopic changes occur as the liver ages. For example, the color of the liver changes from lighter to darker brown. Its size and blood flow decrease. Nevertheless, liver test results generally remain normal. A recent article published in MSD Manual discussed that the ability of the liver... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Efficacy of Combination Therapy with Amlodipine & ARBs in Asian Hypertensive Patients

5th October 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension (HTN) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular mortality across the globe. There are several studies that have compared the safety and efficacy between different antihypertensive classes;... Read more »
Zinc Update

Role of Zinc and Zinc Homeostasis in Macrophage Function

5th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
An article published in the Journal of Immunology Research discussed that zinc has long been known as an essential trace element, with a role in the growth and development of all living organisms. Over the years, zinc homeostasis has also been shown to be vital for the innate immune system,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

New COVID-19 syndrome in adults similar to MIS-C in kids: CDC

5th October 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Researchers with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have stated that adults can sometimes develop dangerous symptoms that are similar to a coronavirus-linked syndrome in children. The researchers have termed it multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults, or MIS-A,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Study says nitric oxide possible treatment for COVID-19

5th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Sweden: Researchers at Uppsala University have noted that an effective way of treating the coronavirus that caused the 2003 SARS epidemic also works on the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The substance is nitric oxide (NO), a compound that has antiviral properties and is produced by the body itself. According to Åke Lundkvist, a professor at Uppsala University,... Read more »

No clear link between school opening and COVID-19 surge, says study

5th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Extensive reopening of schools after lockdowns and vacations seems not to be linked to rising COVID-19 rates, reported a study of 191 countries. The analysis was done by the Zurich-based independent educational foundation Insights for Education. Around 92% of the countries that are through their first wave...Read more »

Coronavirus vaccine unlikely in public before fall of 2021, say experts

5th October 2020 Pharmacists Emergency Medicine
An effective vaccine is unlikely to be available for the general public before the fall of 2021, stated experts working in the field of vaccine development. Researchers at McGill University in Canada conducted a survey among 28 experts working in vaccinology in late June 2020...Read more »

Orthopedic Problems in Children Could Be First Indication of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

5th October 2020Orthopedics Pharmacists
The diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) can be delayed due to vague presentation and normal hematological results. However, orthopedic manifestations could be the primary presentation of ALL to physicians, and these symptoms in children should raise suspicion,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a doctor be held liable for not rendering a service or facility, which is not available in the hospital?

5th October 2020
The doctor cannot be held liable for not rendering a facility, which was not available in the hospital. If the hospital knowingly fails to provide some amenities that are fundamental for the patients, then it would certainly amount to medical malpractice; but for the same the doctor cannot be held liable...Read more »

eMedi Humor

At the bottom

5th October 2020
Teacher: Rick, where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
Rick: At the bottom!...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

An increase in which of the following parameters will shift the O2 dissociation curve to the left.

5th October 2020
1. Temperature.
2. Partial pressure of CO2
3. 2,3 diphosphoglycerate (DPG) level...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Every arthritis is not same

5th October 2020
Every arthritis is not the same. While osteoarthritis, also known as green arthritis, may require only painkillers and rehabilitation exercises, the red inflammation arthritis, called rheumatoid arthritis, if not treated early and aggressively, can end up with serious deforming complications. Any arthritis in young women of child-bearing age... Read more »

eSpiritual: Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha of Medical Profession

5th October 2020
The eras of Rama and Krishna represent two different perceptions of life. While Rama taught us the message of truthfulness, Krishna taught us when not to speak the truth and when is speaking a lie justified. The medical profession today cannot survive on the principles of Rama...Read more »

Inspirational: Love One Another

5th October 2020
If anyone can relate to my experience, I hope this will help them: My parents raised me very well, with morals and values, one of which was a relationship with Christ. Because I was so rebellious as a teenager, I met a guy with a strong Muslim heritage at the age of 17 (I’m 23 now) and found him irresistible,...Read more »


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