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World COVID Meter 4th 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
5th September 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. 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: 26,458,208, Deaths: 872,508, Recovered: 18,652,739... Read more »
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Social engineering in prevention of COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
5th September 2020
Coronavirus disease or COVID-19 is continuing to spread globally, including in India. The numbers keep on climbing every day and have overwhelmed hospitals and healthcare systems at places across the world. Being prepared is the best defense against COVID-19 and such future pandemics. Capacity building, not just of the healthcare workers, but also the general public, is important. It empowers them and further augments the preparedness... Read more »
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Diagnostic tools for assessment of malnutrition among children with chronic liver diseases

5th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Malnutrition, a frequent problem in children with chronic liver disease (CLD), is associated with short- and long-term morbidity and mortality in both pre- and post-transplant periods. Its prevalence depends upon the severity of underlying liver disease and the methods used to appraise nutritional status... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

5th 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 »
Zinc Update

Immune functions related to zinc deficiency

5th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Globally, a widespread nutritional deficiency of zinc is observed throughout the developing countries. Also, a conditioned deficiency of zinc is identified to happen in several diseased states. Zinc is recognized to play a significant role in the immune system and people who are zinc... Read more »

News From All Specialities

World's richest countries struggle with children’s academic skills, mental well-being and obesity

5th September 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Suicide, unhappiness, obesity and poor social and academic skills are increasingly common in childhood in high-income countries, suggests the latest Report Card by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti. UNICEF’s Report Card Series, which has been in place for 2 decades,... Read more »

COVID-19: Positive sign in 5 high-burden Indian states

5th September 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: As active cases of COVID-19 surge on a daily basis in India, Health Ministry data suggest that the average daily active cases in the five high-burden states have come down over the week from August 27-September 2, compared to August 13-19. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, UP and Tamil Nadu account... Read more »
Practice Updates

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

5th 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

CDC documents advice states to prepare to distribute COVID-19 vaccines as early as late October

5th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has told public health officials across the US to prepare for distribution of a potential coronavirus vaccine as early as late October. It also provided planning scenarios to help states prepare for the task.... Read more »

Saliva COVID-19 Test as Good as Nasal Swab, says Study

5th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A COVID-19 saliva test protocol developed by Yale University researchers appeared to perform at least as well as nasal swabs in a study of hospital patients. In a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine, investigators reported on testing done on 70 patients. These patients already had tested positive for COVID-19,...Read more »

Can Boosting Vitamin D Status Reduce COVID-19 Risk?

5th September 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Patients likely deficient in vitamin D appeared to have nearly doubled risk of testing positive for COVID-19 compared to those with likely sufficient vitamin D, reported a single-center study. In around 500 patients, the relative risk for infection was...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can license to practice be revoked pending inquiry by the criminal court?

5th September 2020
Yes. In its order, MCI-211(2)/2011-Ethics/ 10th May, 2011, Complaint against Dr. RV, F No 396/2009, the MCI stated “The Ethics Committee considered the complaint against RV and after hearing both the parties and perusing the records and FIR, it is noted that RV has been accused of serious allegations...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Modern Technology

5th September 2020
1st Person: "Do you know anything about this fax machine?"
2nd Person: "A little. What's wrong?"
1st Person: "Well, I sent a fax, and the recipient called back to say all she received was a cover sheet and a blank page. I tried it again, and the same thing happened."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is recommended in pregnant women with a history of travel to an area with an ongoing Zika virus outbreak?

5th September 2020
a. Agglutination testing of maternal serum
b. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) screening of maternal serum...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: A mix of exercise protocol is better

5th September 2020
A combination of weight training and aerobic exercise is the best prescription for overweight patients at risk for diabetes and heart disease. Only aerobic exercise is also good as it reduces weight and takes inches off the waist. Just weight lifting alone has very little benefit... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescription: You are born with a quota, use it judiciously

5th September 2020
Everyone is born with a passport with a defined battery life to live up to 100 years after which one has to go back to renew or recharge the batteries. If the battery is overused or misused and is depleted early, one may have to go back prematurely for recharging, but this time when one comes back,...Read more »

Inspirational Story: The Mouse Trap

5th September 2020
One day, a mouse looked through a crack in the wall and saw that the farmer and his wife were opening a package. The mouse wondered, what food this package might contain. However, he was devastated when he found out that it was a mousetrap. Going back to the farmyard, the mouse kept announcing...Read more »

Medical Voice

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) turns its focus on silent hypoxia now

5th September 2020
New Delhi: With the spotlight now on containing deaths due to Covid-19, the country’s premier hospital – the All India Institute of Medical Sciences – has zeroed in on silent hypoxia as one of the prime killers. Hypoxia or happy hypoxia is a condition in which the body or a particular part...Read more »


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An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

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