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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 83

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief editor Medtalks
5th May 2020
Multispeciality
With additional inputs from Dr Monica Vasudeva
778: Universal Face Shields for COVID-19 : The CDC has recommended that all Americans should wear cloth masks in public to check the transmission of COVID-19 coronavirus, but another form of personal protective equipment - plastic face shields - might be a better idea. A JAMA Viewpoint recently published by Eli Perencevich,... Read more »
Important
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 82

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief editor Medtalks
5th May 2020
Multispeciality
With additional inputs from Dr Monica Vasudeva
788: COVID-19 pandemic: Doctors sue French government for criminal negligence - Amid thousands of dead and 29,155 confirmed COVID-19 cases in France, thousands of infected healthcare professionals, and six doctors already dead of the disease, anger is rising against the government among workers and medical staff... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Cichorium intybus: A potential herb to manage loss of appetite

5th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Cichorium intybus, commonly known as chicory, is a perennial herb. The herb is known for its hepatoprotective effect, cholesterol-reducing potential, anti-diabetic effects, anti-inflammatory activity, analgesic and sedative properties, among others.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

CDC launches national viral genomics consortium to better map SARS-CoV-2 transmission

5th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
CDC has launched the SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing for Public Health Emergency Response, Epidemiology and Surveillance (SPHERES) consortium. The initiative is aimed at expanding the use of whole genome sequencing (WGS) of the COVID-19 virus.... Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

Global coronavirus cases top 3.5 million, rate slowing

5th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The number of coronavirus cases across the globe surpassed 3.5 million on Monday, with deaths close to a quarter of a million. However, the rate of fatalities and new cases has slowed from peaks reached last month, suggests a Reuters tally... Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

At 3.3%, India’s COVID-19 fatality rate almost as low as South Korea’s

5th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: India's fatality rate from COVID-19 infection stands at 3.3% of total confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths of 0.09 people per one lakh population. The statistics compare well with some other countries, including South Korea, which is being considered as a top performer in containing the disease,...Read more »

Nivolumab-Based Treatment Effective in Early, Unfavorable Hodgkin's

5th May 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Nivolumab monotherapy resulted in complete remissions in more than 50% of patients with early-stage unfavorable classic Hodgkin's lymphoma, and combined with doxorubicin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (AVD) led to responses in nearly all, suggested a phase II study...Read more »
Practice Updates

Safety Concerns With HCQ in COVID-19

5th May 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
QT interval prolongation continued to be a safety concern with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for COVID-19 in reports from Boston and France, underscoring the need for careful monitoring. Risk was shown to be particularly high when HCQ was administered with azithromycin in both studies,...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

New diagnostic criteria developed for atopic dermatitis in Chinese children

5th May 2020 Dermatology
In an earlier epidemiological study, the incidence of atopic dermatitis (AD) was 12.94% in children aged 1-7 years by clinical diagnosis. An analysis was designed to suggest new diagnostic criteria for children... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a patient dictate as to what all a doctor should write instead of following the protocol?

5th May 2020
No, the patient cannot dictate any doctor as to what to write; doctors have to follow their protocol. As per the provisions of Clause 7.7 of the Indian Medical Council Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics Regulations, 2002, the name of the doctor will be deleted from the register of Medical Council...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Boss and Employee

5th May 2020
Boss: There are 50 bricks on an aeroplane. If you drop one outside, how many are left?
Employee: That's easy, 49.
Boss: What are the three steps to put an elephant into a fridge? ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The correct sequence of cell cycle is:

5th May 2020
1. G0-G1-S-G2-M.
2 .G0-G1-G2-S-M.
3 .G0-M-G2-S-G1...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Give BP drugs at night

5th May 2020
Blood pressure drugs should be taken at night. Uncontrolled blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, paralysis and heart failure. Most such attacks occur in the early morning hours. Pulse, blood pressure and thickening of platelets are all higher in the early morning hours... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Music as a Drug

5th May 2020
• Our body is the largest pharmaceutical group in the world and has the capacity to heal each and every disease. The very fact that there is a receptor for every drug in the body means that the body has the capacity to produce that drug. Music is one such modality which can heal by initiating various chains of chemical reactions in the body....Read more »

Inspirational: Be a Good Friend

5th May 2020
One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw that a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all his books. I thought to myself, "Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd." ...Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Blood pressure medicines don't raise COVID-19 risk: research

Washington D.C: Commonly used blood pressure medicines do not heighten susceptibility to COVID-19 infection, or increase the risk of becoming seriously ill with the disease, three major studies said Friday, positive news for the millions of people who take them. The research primarily concerned angiotensin-converting-enzyme...Read more »  

Survey

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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
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?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  

Medbytes

From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesitys

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 »

Allergy-and-Immunology

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 »

Dermatology

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 »
 

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