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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: G4 EA H1N1

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
6th July 2020
964: G4 New hybrid Flu Virus in Pigs with Pandemic Potential: G4 EA H1N1
1. A new flu virus (hybrid) that has been identified in Chinese pigs has features that make it more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential pandemic virus. 2. Chinese researchers looked at influenza viruses found in pigs between 2011 and 2018 and identified a "G4" strain of H1N1 that possesses "all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus",... Read more »
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Impact of Depression, Anxiety, Stigma, and Disclosure on Health-Related Quality of Life among Chronic Hepatitis B Patients

6th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The present study assessed the effects of psychosocial factors, including stigma, disclosure, depression, and anxiety, on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among people living with chronic HBV infection (CHB). This was a hospital-based cross-sectional study that enrolled 401 patients... Read more »

Derma Update

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Higher prevalence of skin infections, infestations and papular urticaria among adolescents in tropics

6th July 2020 Dermatology
Acne is a common inflammatory disorder of the pilosebaceous gland, and it is also the most common and frequent dermatosis in adolescents worldwide. Infectious dermatoses are very common in the tropical regions, but due to the scarcity of epidemiologic surveys,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Almost a third of COVID-19 samples show mutation, but not worse disease, says WHO

6th July 2020 Business and MedicineEmergency Medicine
Nearly 30% of genome sequencing data from samples of the COVID-19 virus aggregated by the World Health Organization (WHO) have shown signs of mutation; however, there is no evidence that this has led to more severe disease, stated a top WHO official on Friday... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 in India: SARI, ILI cases remain stable over last month

6th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: The share of severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) and influenza like illness (ILI) cases identified across the country remained largely stable over the last month, as daily testing for COVID-19 increased by over 1 lakh samples from June 1 to July 1... Read more »
Practice Updates

Pooled Data Favor Short-Course HCV Treatment

6th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Gastroenterology
Eight weeks of glecaprevir-pibrentasvir was found to be efficacious and well tolerated in treatment-naive patients with all hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype infections, with or without cirrhosis, reported researchers online in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology...Read more »

COVID-19 in Kids: New Neurologic, Radiographic Findings

6th July 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pediatrics
Children with COVID-19-related pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) may experience neurologic symptoms involving the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system, suggests new research. A case-series study of 27 children with COVID-19 MIS at a hospital in London,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Sleep Troubles in Infancy Linked to Later BPD, Psychosis

6th July 2020 Psychiatry Neurology
Some sleep patterns in infancy were found to be associated with psychotic experiences and borderline personality disorder (BPD) symptoms in adolescence, reported a cohort study from England. Among 7,155 mother-child pairs, children whose mothers reported that they had irregular sleep routines in childhood,...Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Combination Therapy Achieves BP Goal, Reduces CV Risk

6th July 2020 Hypertension
Adequate BP control is the most important factor in the fight against hypertension. Guidelines recommend target BP goals to maximize protection, yet a majority of the patients do not achieve the target goal... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What procedure and safeguard is to be followed if there is no advance medical directive?

6th July 2020
In the landmark judgment titled as “Common Cause versus Union of India, 2018 (5) SCC 1 passed by the Hon’ble Constitution Bench of 4 Judges of the Supreme Court of India, it has held that: “192. It is necessary to make it clear that there will be cases where there is no Advance Directive...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Never be rude to anyone

6th July 2020
An American tourist asked a boat guy in Zanzibar, "Do you know Biology, Psychology, Geography, Geology or Criminology?"
The boat guy said, "No. I don’t know any of these." ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is not a good approach to managing stress?

6th July 2020
A. Talking directly to the person who is causing the stress.
B. Giving yourself a treat, like comfort food or a cocktail.
C. Accepting that there are things beyond your control...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Reduce liquid calories to reduce weight

6th July 2020
In order to lose weight, cut down on liquid calories rather than food. Weight loss from liquid calories is greater as compared to loss of calorie intake from solid food, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition... Read more »

eSpiritual: Vedic science behind post-traumatic stress disorder

6th July 2020
Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a type of stress that lasts for up to 13 days if handled properly and for months or years if not handled well after an acute stress. It can be a serious disorder. The reference to mourning a death can be found in the Vedic literature...Read more »

Inspirational: Always remember those who serve

6th July 2020
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. "How much is an ice cream sundae?" "Fifty cents," replied the waitress. The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the number of coins in it...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... Read more »



Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in patients with essential hypertension treated with cilnidipine

In the present study, published in Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy, cilnidipine was given to 14 hospitalized patients with essential hypertension, and 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring was performed. Once-daily administration of cilnidipine... Read more »


Effect of Baby Swimming and Baby Lotion on the Skin Barrier of Infants Aged 3-6 Months

Skin care is important especially in infancy as skin barrier matures during the first year of life. The goal of a study published in Journal of the German Society of Dermatology was to examine the effects of baby swimming and baby lotion... Read more »


Pre-Operative Multimodal Analgesia Decreases Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Narcotic Use and Pain.

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery aimed to assess the efficiency of multimodal analgesia (MMA) in reducing reliance on opioid medications. This was retrospective review of 560 patients undergoing outpatient... Read more »

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