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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Venous Thrombosis

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
5th December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1181: Thrombosis in COVID-19
1. The risk of arterial and venous thrombosis in patients with COVID-19 is a major issue. 2. One has to be proactive about prevention. 3. It is increasingly being recognized that there is a heightened risk of thrombosis in COVID-19 patients. 4. The risk appears to be the greatest in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), though it is also increased in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, not in ICU...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 4th December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
5th December 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,... Read more »
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Obesity: A risk factor for liver disease in young children

5th December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is caused due to excessive accumulation of fat in the liver, triggering inflammation that causes liver damage. This condition affects about 80 million people in the United States, and is the also considered as most common chronic liver condition in kids and teens... 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 December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Investment in midwife-led interventions could save 4.3 million lives a year

5th December 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Nearly two-thirds of maternal deaths, newborn deaths and stillbirths could be prevented by the year 2035 if the current level of care by professional midwives educated and regulated to international standards was increased to provide universal access, suggests a new study by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),... Read more »

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Helps Antibodies Last for 3 Months

5th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna makes the immune system produce potent antibodies that endure for a period of at least three months, stated a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Investigators at the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) assessed... Read more »

COVID-19 recoveries reach 90 lakh in India, highest in world

5th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: India on Thursday became the first country in the world to record 90 lakh recoveries from the COVID-19 infection. On Thursday, over 43,000 patients were declared cured of the coronavirus in India, as the number of new cases continued to decline... Read more »

New single dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, says study

5th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A new vaccine candidate has been developed against COVID-19 which is based on the yellow fever vaccine. A single dose of this vaccine has been shown to protect hamsters and monkeys from SARS-CoV-2 infection. Investigators at the Rega Institute at KU Leuven in Belgium are preparing for clinical trials... Read more »

COVID-19 Possibly Arrived in US in December 2019

5th December 2020 Emergency MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
The SARS-CoV-2 virus may have arrived in the U.S. by December 2019, even before the first cases were reported in China, suggests a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. While the first cases in the U.S. were identified in January 2020, blood samples reveal that some Americans... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are doctors supposed to administer medicine as per the manufacturer's instructions only?

5th December 2020
A doctor is expected to administer the medicines to his/her patients as per the instructions including the maximum dosage given on the package of the medicine. Doctor cannot depart from the instructions as given on the package of the medicine or any medical equipment...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Law of Cat Composition

5th December 2020
A cat is composed of Matter + Anti-Matter + It Doesn’t Matter...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which factors may increase your risk of having a stroke?

5th December 2020
A. Hypertension and aging.
B. Being female and Caucasian.
C. Being female and African-American...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Guidelines about Eating

5th December 2020
• Eat only when you are hungry.
• Do not eat for pleasure, social obligations or emotional satisfaction.
• Eat at a slow pace... Read more »

eSpiritual: What are three great sentences of importance other than mahavakyas?

5th December 2020
• Brahma Satyam Jagan Mithya Jivo Brahmaiva Na Aparah - Brahman only exists truly, the world is false, and the individual soul is Brahman only and no other.
• Ekam evadvitiyam brahma - Brahman is one, without a second (There is one absolute reality, without any secondary parts)...Read more »

Inspirational: Win-Win situation

5th December 2020
Once, a great mathematician lived in a village outside Ujjain. The king often sought his advice on matters related to the economy. He was known as far as Taxila in the North and Kanchi in the South. However, it hurt him when the village headman told him that he was a great mathematician who advised the king...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid-19: Safe UV light could be used to sterilise high-risk indoor environments, says study

5th December 2020
London: Using computer simulations, scientists have shown that the relatively safer far-ultraviolet C (UVC) light can be used to disinfect in-room air, an advance that may pave the way for a new solution to kill aerosolised novel coronavirus in enclosed environments such as hospitals. According to the research, published in the journal Scientific Reports,...Read more »


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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 »


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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