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Special Series Only Evidences On Sars-Cov-2 (Covid-19)

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
7th April 2020
(Source: DHS Science and Technology, Master Question List for COVID-19 (caused by SARS-CoV-2), Weekly Report, 18 March 2020)
Medical treatment (Part 7). Are there effective treatments? Vaccines?
What is known? • Treatment for COVID-19 largely involves supportive care, including mechanical ventilation and antibiotics to prevent secondary... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth Buster 36

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
7th April 2020
333: Ivermectin drug can stop the SARS-CoV2 virus growing in cell culture. Australian researchers at Monash University in Melbourne have noted that a single dose of ivermectin was able to stop the SARS-CoV2 virus growing in cell culture. The Food and Drug Agency approves the drug as an anti-parasitic agent that is effective against viruses such as HIV, influenza, and Zika... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Solanum nigrum protects against CCl4-induced experimental hepatotoxicity

7th April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Solanum nigrum is a shrub that has a wide presence across India. The plant has been used for the treatment of various disorders related to gastroenterology and hepatology. A recent study assessed the... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Health Day

7th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
April 7, 2020 marks the celebration of the work of nurses and midwives and reminds world leaders of the critical role they play in keeping people of the world healthy. Nurses and health workers, being at the forefront of COVID-19 response, are engaged in providing quality treatment and care,... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 in India: This Week Critical, Spread could Diminish Early May

7th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: The coming week would decide whether India will go on to enter the ‘steady phase’ of the COVID-19 pandemic by April 16. According to data, India is currently in the ‘acceleration phase’ that has undergone worsening due to the spread traced to the Tablighi Jamaat gathering in Delhi... Read more »
Practice Updates

China struggles with rise in new coronavirus cases, asymptomatic patients

7th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Mainland China reported 39 new coronavirus cases as of Sunday, up from 30 a day earlier, along with a rise in the number of asymptomatic cases, as Beijing continued to struggle to annihilate the outbreak. According to the National Health Commission,...Read more »

Diabetes Cripples Weight Loss Effect of Bariatric Surgery

7th April 2020 Pharmacists Diabetes and Endocrinology
People with diabetes may attain less benefit from bariatric surgery, compared with those without the disease, and suggested a retrospective review of patients receiving both sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. The difference was marked and persistent for those who had undergone gastric bypass,...Read more »

Lopinavir–Ritonavir in Adults Hospitalized with Severe COVID-19

7th April 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
In hospitalized adult patients with severe COVID-19, there was no benefit with lopinavir–ritonavir treatment beyond standard care, reported a trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The randomized, controlled, open-label trial included hospitalized adult patients with confirmed...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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

7th April 2020
A doctor is expected to administer the medicines to his patients as per the instructions including the maximum dosage given on the package of the medicine. A doctor cannot depart from the instructions as given on the package of the medicine or any medical equipment...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Coffee Dilemma

7th April 2020
A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The wife said, "You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don’t have to wait as long to get our coffee". The husband said, "You are in charge of the cooking around here and you should do it,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The parameters of sensitivity and specificity are used for assessing:

7th April 2020
1. Criterion validity.
2. Construct validity.
3. Discriminant validity...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Nine modifiable risk factors for heart attack

7th April 2020
The majority of known risk factors for heart attack are modifiable by specific preventive measures. The nine potentially modifiable factors include smoking, dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, abdominal obesity, psychosocial factors, regular alcohol consumption, daily consumption of fruits and vegetables... Read more »

eSpiritual: Significance of Lighting a Lamp in Any Worship

7th April 2020
Deepajyothi parabrahma, Deepa Jyotir Janaardanah, Deepo harati paapaani, Sandhyaa deepa namostute “I prostrate to the dawn/dusk lamp; whose light is the Knowledge Principle (the Supreme Lord), which removes the darkness of ignorance and by which all can be achieved in life.”...Read more »

Inspirational: The Little Wave

7th April 2020
There was a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand time. He enjoyed the wind and the fresh air, until he noticed the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. The wave got terrified and felt that this was terrible. He was anxious of what was going to happen to him...Read more »

Medical Voice

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Covid-19’s spread similar to H1N1’s

NEW DELHI: The geographical distribution of Covid-19 has a strikingly similar pattern with the H1N1 influenza in 2009, suggesting that though the spread in population could be high, it is unlikely to uniformly affect all parts of the country, the government said in its containment plan for large outbreaks....Read more »  


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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 »  


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Early phase-2 trial of TAS-205 in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive muscular disease characterized by chronic cycles of inflammatory and necrotic processes. Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is produced by hematopoietic PGD synthase (HPGDS), which is pathologically implicated in muscle necrosis... Read more »


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 »


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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