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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 118: Vertical Transmission

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
6th June 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev, Uptodate, Reuters)
938: Vertical Transmission of Novel Coronavirus : Clinicians in Italy report two cases of possible vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, from the mother to the baby in utero. “This is the first report of cases of positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for SARS-CoV-2 in mother, neonate and placental tissues,"... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 5th June - 213 Countries: Wear mask at home

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
6th June 2020
Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30
Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity Doubling time India 14 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Intragastric Balloon Placement Induces Metabolic and Histologic Improvement in NASH

6th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Obese patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) have an increased risk of cirrhosis if they fail to achieve significant weight loss. In a study published recently in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology,... Read more »

Derma Update

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Diagnosis and therapeutic approach is essential in vulvar pruritus

6th June 2020 Dermatology
Vulvar pruritus is a common symptom that often noticeably impairs the affected women’s quality of life. This analysis is based on relevant publications that were retrieved by a selective search in MEDLINE/PubMed for articles on the pathogenesis,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Basic Psychosocial Skills: A Guide for COVID-19 Responders

6th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A Guide has been developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Reference Group to help people supporting the COVID-19 response to incorporate psychosocial support skills into their daily work, and make a difference to the well-being... Read more »
Practice Updates

‘Global solidarity’ needed to find affordable, accessible COVID-19 vaccine

6th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
In a bid to check the coronavirus pandemic, the UN chief said, addressing the Global Vaccine Summit, on Thursday that a vaccine, by itself, is not enough. Global solidarity is needed to ensure that every person, everywhere, has access to it... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves Antibiotic to Treat Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Associated Bacterial Pneumonia

6th June 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to a combination of imipenem-cilastatin and relebactam for the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) in patients aged 18 years and above....Read more »

COVID-19 recovery rate at 48% in India

6th June 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: Amid a rapid rise in new cases of COVID-19, the number of recovered people stood at 1,00,303 on Wednesday or 48.31% of those infected by the SARS-Cov-2 virus. The number of cases in India surged to 2,07,615 with another biggest one-day spike; the health ministry...Read more »
Practice Updates

Convalescent Plasma Safe, Promising in Small COVID-19 Study

6th June 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Convalescent plasma was found to be safe and effective in 76% severely ill COVID-19 patients in the first peer-reviewed study of the treatment in the United States. At Day 7 post transfusion, 9 patients demonstrated at least a one-point improvement in clinical status...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Informed refusal

6th June 2020
At times, patients may refuse treatment. It is the duty of the doctor to first fully explain to the patient or his/her attendants about the risks and the possible adverse outcomes, if they refuse the recommended treatment or the diagnostic procedure. This is called informed refusal and it is essential...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Weighing machine without spectacles

6th June 2020
The doctor asks the patient: What is your weight?
The patient replies: It is 55 kg with spectacles.
The doctor asks: And without spectacles?...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Burtonian line is seen with poisoning of:

6th June 2020
A. Mercury
B. Lead
C. Arsenic...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Fog vs Smog

6th June 2020
Whenever the humidity is high, air movement is less and temperature is low, fog is the automatic result. It occurs when water droplets are suspended in the air. Smog, on the other hand, is the combination of smoke and fog. When the level of pollutants is high in the atmosphere,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Man Vachan Kaya

6th June 2020
Man, vachan, kaya are the three fundamental principles used to define non-violence (ahimsa) and truthfulness (satya). Being truthful means whatever you are thinking, speaking and doing, it is the same...Read more »

Inspirational: The seeker of truth

6th June 2020
After years of searching, the seeker was told to go to a cave, in which he would find a well. ‘Ask the well what is truth’, he was advised, ‘and the well will reveal it to you'. Having found the well, the seeker asked that most fundamental question. And from the depths came the answer,...Read more »


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