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World COVID Meter 4th November: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
5th November 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 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, 26M September 3, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17, 40M October 19, 41M October 22, 42M October 24, 43M October 26, 44M October 28, 45M October 30, 46M November 2, 47M November 4...Read more »
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With a COVID-19 vaccine far-off, prevention is the only answer to the pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal
5th November 2020
A safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 is eagerly awaited as the answer to a pandemic, which is raging across countries. Work on a coronavirus vaccine began as early as 10th January. Since then, more than 190 trials of COVID-19 vaccine are underway worldwide. These trials are at various stages in the process of vaccine development. Different technology platforms, such as live attenuated virus and inactivated virus, viral vector, virus-like peptide, nucleic acid (DNA and RNA), recombinant protein, have been used. It’s a race against time and it is hoped that we won’t have to wait too long to see who reaches the finishing line first.... Read more »
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Occurrence of Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity in Patients with Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

5th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Obesity and diabetes are known risk factors for advanced alcoholic liver disease. Both are also key components of the metabolic syndrome. The present study estimated the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components in a US cohort of adults with alcoholic liver disease and compared it to a historic cohort to determine... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

5th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Effects of a randomized triple-blind study with oral zinc supplementation in eutrophic children

5th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Bioelectrical impedance (BIA) is extensively used in clinical practice to assess the body composition of adults and children. The BIA is based on the principle that body tissues act as an electric circuit in steady state equilibrium and offers opposition to the electric current when applied to the circuit... Read more »

News From All Specialities

India records over 46,000 new COVID-19 cases, highest in last 3 days

5th November 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
New Delhi: For the third consecutive day, India reported slightly higher COVID-19 case numbers than on the corresponding days during the previous week. India reported 46,333 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest in the last three days, and higher than the number reported last Tuesday (43,107)... Read more »

Johnson & Johnson to resume trial of COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil

5th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
SAO PAULO: Brazilian health regulator Anvisa has allowed a clinical trial of Johnson & Johnson’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine to resume, according to a statement from the government agency. The J&J vaccine is one among four being tested in Brazil, which is facing the world’s third worst outbreak,... Read more »

Pregnant women with COVID-19 at higher risk for severe illness and death: Study

5th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Pregnant women infected with COVID-19 have higher odds of becoming severely ill and die from COVID-19, and are also at increased risk for premature delivery, suggested reports released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the overall risk of severe illness or death remains low,... Read more »

Proinflammatory Dietary Pattern Tied to Higher CV Risk

5th November 2020Cardiology Pharmacists
Dietary patterns with higher inflammatory potential appear to be significantly associated with a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke, reported a pooled analysis of three prospective cohort studies. The analysis included 210,145 US participants followed for up to 32 years... Read more »

Study identifies seven different forms of mild COVID-19

5th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Scientists have identified seven forms of disease in mild COVID-19, and have stated that the novel coronavirus infection leads to significant changes in the immune system even after 10 weeks. The study included 109 recovered COVID-19 patients and 98 healthy individuals.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is texting and email checking in OT allowed?

5th November 2020
In an operating room, long cases usually allow anesthesiologists, nurses, etc., to access their phones. Checking email or sending texts could be detrimental to patients, as the staff need to focus on patient monitoring. Due to boredom, the staff tend to check their phones. This is a growing problem in operating rooms...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Railroad accident

5th November 2020
In a terrible accident at a railroad crossing, a train smashed into a car and pushed it nearly four hundred yards down the track. Though no one was killed, the driver took the train company to court. At the trial, the engineer insisted that he had given the driver ample warning by waving his lantern back and forth for nearly a minute...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A case of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia belongs to high risk group if disease develops after:

5th November 2020
1. Hydatidiform mole.
2. Full term pregnancy.
3. Spontaneous abortion...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Cancer survival rates can increase the anxiety

5th November 2020
One of the first questions many people ask when first diagnosed with cancer is their prognosis. They want to know whether their cancer is relatively easy or more difficult to cure. The doctor cannot predict the future, but often he/she gives the estimates based on the experiences of other people with the same cancer... Read more »

eSpiritual: Always Respect Others’ Viewpoints

5th November 2020
It is an old saying that one is proud of his or her own intelligence and somebody else’s partner and wealth. Most of the disputes occur when there is ego clash and that occurs when you want your point to be noticed by everybody. But remember that for every situation, invariably, there will be multiple opinions...Read more »

Inspirational: Mom’s Last Laugh

5th November 2020
Consumed by my loss, I didn’t notice the hardness of the pew where I sat. I was at the funeral of my dearest friend — my mother. She finally had lost her long battle with cancer. The hurt was so intense; I found it hard to breathe at times. Always supportive, mother clapped loudest at my school plays,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid virus may block formation of key red blood cells

5th November 2020
SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19, may not only damage key red blood cells, but also prevent formation of new ones, says a new study. In the study, published in the journal Archiv EuroMedica, researchers from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in Russia, along with their Japanese colleagues...Read more »


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How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis prevent against bone loss in osteoporosis

The American National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep per day for adults 18 years of age and older. There has been increasing amount of research into the association between osteoporosis and sleep... Read more »


Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »


Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... 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 (olmesartan medoxomil, OL group) or 20mg of azilsartan (azilsartan, AZ group)... Read more »


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 »


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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