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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 87 Remdesivir Game Changer

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
7th May 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudeva)
792: What is Remdesivir: Remdesivir is an investigational antiviral under evaluation for COVID-19.
793: What are the preliminary reports - Emerging data from randomized trials are limited and mixed. Interim analysis of an unpublished trial of over 1000 patients with confirmed COVID-19 and pulmonary involvement has revealed that remdesivir yielded faster time to recovery... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 6th May

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
7th May 2020
212 Countries affected, Crosses 3.72 M, Minimum Likely Deaths 265679, Expected Deaths to Cross 300,000 this Month. First reported Case: 10th January - Total cases and numbers are based on RT PCR test which has only 67% sensitivity (no false positive). Total number likely to be higher by 5-33%.
GOOD NEWS: Nearly controlled in China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

COVID-19 and drug-induced liver injury

7th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), or COVID-19, is primarily presenting in infected patients with general signs of pneumonia, i.e., fever, dyspnea, coughing and desaturation, with a large number of infected patients... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO urges countries to investigate early COVID-19 cases

7th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization has stated that a report that COVID-19 had appeared in December in France was not surprising, and has urged countries to investigate any more early suspicious cases. A French hospital that has retested old samples from pneumonia patients noted that it had treated... Read more »
Practice Updates

Acute encephalitis syndrome adds to Bihar’s worries

7th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
While dealing with the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, Bihar is now facing a new challenge with the return of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) to Muzaffarpur and Sitamarhi districts. Last year, AES took the lives of 167 children and a total of 647 cases were reported from 11 districts... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA approves new treatment for a type of heart failure

7th May 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given approval to dapagliflozin oral tablets for adults with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction to diminish the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalization for heart failure...Read more »

New Angiotensin Studies Reassuring in COVID-19

7th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Four more studies of the relationship of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) with COVID-19 have been published over the past few days with reassuring data...Read more »
Practice Updates

Does L-Thyroxine have a Role in High-Burden SCH?

7th May 2020 Pharmacists Diabetes and Endocrinology
Older adults experiencing subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) symptoms may not obtain any benefit from L-thyroxine therapy, suggest researchers in the Annals of Internal Medicine. In a secondary analysis of the TRUST trial, improvement of hypothyroid symptoms was found to be no greater in older adults...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Whether hyperkeratotic hand eczema is an eczema or not?

7th May 2020 Dermatology
Hyperkeratotic hand eczema (HHE) is a characteristic hand eczema subtype with a mostly unknown pathophysiology. A study was conducted to examine histopathology, expression of keratins (K), epidermal barrier proteins and adhesion molecules... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

In which situations consent is not necessary to be obtained by the doctor or hospital?

7th May 2020
In case of medical emergency, the doctor can operate on the patient without his or her consent and the doctor is protected by the defence of medical necessity of obtaining consent from the patient. The three-Judges Constitution Bench of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the landmark judgment titled as...Read more »

eMedi Humor

A Following Person

7th May 2020
A teacher was sitting at her desk grading papers when her first-grade class came back from lunch. Alice informed the teacher, "Paul has to go to the principal’s office."
"I wonder why," the teacher mused...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Beta-oxidation of odd-chain fatty acids produces:

7th May 2020
1.Succinyl CoA.
2. Propionyl CoA.
3. Acetyl CoA...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Predicting sudden cardiac death

7th May 2020
• Normally people can walk a distance of 400-700 meters in 6 minutes.
• A 6-minute walking distance of less than 300 meter is a simple and useful predictor of sudden cardiac death in a patient with mild to moderate heart failure... Read more »

eSpiritual: Science behind regrets

7th May 2020
In a US-based study, dying people were asked about their regrets, if any. The top five regrets were:
1. I wish I had the courage to live a life I wanted to live and not what others expected me to live.
2. I wish I had worked harder...Read more »

Inspirational: Cure for Sorrow

7th May 2020
There is an old Chinese tale about a woman whose only son died. In her grief, she went to the holy man and said, "What prayers, what magical incantations do you have to bring my son back to life?" Instead of sending her away or reasoning with her, he said to her,...Read more »

Medical Voice

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Gilead looks to make Remdesivir available globally

Mumbai | New Delhi: Gilead Science Inc has said it is working to build a global consortium of pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturers in North America, Europe and Asia to expand global capacity and production of remdesivir, the drug that has shown a shortening of recovery time for Covid-19 patients...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?
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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 »


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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