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Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Managing fever”

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
7th July 2020
4th July, 2020, Saturday, 9:30am-10:30am
Participants : Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO, Dr Thirunavukarasu Rajoo, Hon. General Secretary, Malaysian Medical Association, Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan, Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh, Dr Qaisar Sajjad, Pakistan, Prof Ashraf Nizami, Pakistan, Dr Prakash Budhathoky, Nepal. Invitees: Dr Russell D’Souza, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 6th July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
7th July 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 29, 11M July 4. 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 20 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 »
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HbsAg Levels to Rule out Cirrhosis in HbeAg Positive Chronic Hepatitis B

7th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Serum HBsAg levels are associated with the duration of chronic HBV infection and may have a role in predicting the extent of hepatic fibrosis. In a recent study, investigators evaluated data from the SONIC-B database. This database has data from 8 global randomized trials and two large hepatology centers... Read more »

Derma Update

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Higher serum amyloid A levels are related to acute and chronic urticaria

7th July 2020 Dermatology
Serum amyloid A is an acute-phase protein and currently no data is available regarding serum amyloid A levels in acute (AU) and chronic urticaria (CU) patients. The case-control study was done to investigate the correlation between serum amyloid ... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir treatment arms for COVID-19

7th July 2020 Business and MedicineEmergency Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has accepted the recommendation from the Solidarity Trial International Steering Committee to terminate the hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms in the trial. The recommendation was based on the evidence for hydroxychloroquine vs standard-of-care... Read more »
Practice Updates

Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne

7th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Hundreds of scientists have said that there is evidence to show that the novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people. The scientists have called for the World Health Organization to revise its recommendations, the New York Times reported... Read more »
Practice Updates

Testing of oropharyngeal secretions may reduce false negative Covid-19 results

7th July 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Emergency Medicine
New research has suggested that testing of oropharyngeal secretions (OS) may decrease the number of false-negative results from nasal swab testing of patients who have apparently recovered from COVID-19. Published in the Journal of Dental Research, the study suggested that a small number of patients who tested ...Read more »

Epilepsy after TBI Tied to Worse 12-Month Outcomes

7th July 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
The severity of head injury in traumatic brain injury (TBI) has a significant association with the risk of developing posttraumatic epilepsy (PTE) and seizures, and PTE itself further impairs outcomes at 12 months, suggests an analysis of a large, prospective database...Read more »
Practice Updates

Apgar Score Provides Prognostic Information for Neonatal Survival

7th July 2020 Pediatrics Pharmacists
Preterm infants with lower Apgar scores had an increased risk of neonatal death, suggested a population study in Sweden. Among babies born at 36 weeks or earlier, there was a higher risk of mortality among those born at lower gestational age and as Apgar scores decreased, with scores at 5 and 10 minutes...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Combination Therapy Achieves BP Goal, Reduces CV Risk

7th 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

Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spouse relatives of the patient?

7th July 2020
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated. The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 state:...Read more »

eMedi Humor

A leave letter to the headmaster

7th July 2020
"As I am studying in this school I am suffering from headache. I request you to leave me today"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A client with head injury is confused, drowsy and has unequal pupils. Which of the following nursing diagnosis is most important at this time?

7th July 2020
A. Altered level of cognitive function
B. High risk for injury...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Seven Behaviors Cut Heart Deaths

7th July 2020
Seven heart-healthy behaviors can reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. In a prospective study, by Enrique Artero, PhD, of the University of South Carolina, and colleagues, published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, those who met 3-4 of the American Heart ... Read more »

eSpiritual: Dealing with Stress

7th July 2020
Stress may be broadly defined as comprising of 3 components, namely "a known situation, interpretation of a situation and the physical and mental reaction to that interpretation of the situation". Stress is a situation: There cannot be stress without a situation. One cannot be stressed about...Read more »

Inspirational: Coffee on the Wall

7th July 2020
I sat with my friend in a well-known coffee shop in a neighboring town of Venice, Italy, the city of lights and water. As we enjoyed our coffee, a man entered and sat at an empty table beside us. He called the waiter and placed his order saying, "Two cups of coffee, one of them there on the wall."...Read more »

Medical Voice

Manufacturer to replace 81 ‘unsuitable’ ventilators

7th July 2020
But officials at JJ and St George’s hospitals say they will first test the “upgraded” version before accepting the new batch. After the state-run JJ and St George Hospitals said that 81 Indian-made ventilators, donated by NGOs last month, were not suitable for Covid-19 patients,...Read more »


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Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesity

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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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