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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Mutations in COVID-19 Virus

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
7th August 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1041: SARS-CoV-2 virus shows little variability regardless of mutations. (Science Daily): SARS-CoV-2 mutation rate continues to below. Strain G seems to be the most widespread across Europe and Italy. The L strain from Wuhan appears to be disappearing slowly. These mutations do not seem to influence the process of developing effective vaccines... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 6th August: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
7th August 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 29th, 11M July 4, 12M July 8, 13M July 13, 14M July 17, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29, 18M August 1. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10thJanuary; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity oronavirus Cases: 18,971,698, Deaths: 711,116, Recovered: 12,160,946... Read more »
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Intestinal virome in alcoholic hepatitis

7th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Alcoholic hepatitis is a severe form of alcohol-associated liver disease and is associated with high mortality. Gut bacteria and fungi are known to alter disease severity; however, the information is scarce on the impact of the viral microbiome (virome) in patients with alcohol-associated liver disease... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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CCB and ARB combination can prevent CV events in elderly high-risk hypertensive patients with CKD

7th August 2020 Hypertension
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is displayed by decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Globally, CKD is a public health disorder and a higher incidence can be seen in the older population. Evidence shows that... Read more »
Zinc Update

Prophylaxis against COVID-19 with zinc supplements

7th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Coronavirus disease or COVID-19 has currently become the largest health challenge for the entire world, which is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The infection can be transmitted directly from human to human, while symptomatic individuals are the most common cause of the disease... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Novavax signs COVID-19 vaccine supply deal with Serum Institute of India

7th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Novavax Inc has stated that it has signed a supply and license agreement with the Serum Institute of India for the development and commercialization of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The exclusive rights for the vaccine in India will be with the Indian drugmaker during the term of the deal... Read more »

Most patients who recovered from COVID-19 in Wuhan suffer lung damage

7th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
About 90% of a sample group of patients who had recovered from the novel coronavirus from a prominent hospital in Wuhan, China, have reported lung damage. About 5% of them are again in quarantine after testing positive for the virus... Read more »
Practice Updates

People dying after drinking hand sanitizer: CDC

7th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
People are getting sick and some even dying after swallowing hand sanitizer, said the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday. Four individuals had died and others had suffered impaired vision or seizures, stated the CDC. While hand sanitizer is useful for cleaning the hands during the coronavirus pandemic,...Read more »
Practice Updates

PCOS Tied to a Two-fold Risk of Developing Psoriasis

7th August 2020 Orthopedics Pharmacists
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) was found to be associated with about a two-fold risk of developing psoriasis in a propensity score-matched analysis, presented at the virtual annual meeting of the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.... Read more »

Are Skin Rashes a Clue to COVID-19 Vascular Disease?

7th August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Some rashes seen in severe COVID-19 patients may be a clinical clue to an underlying thrombotic state, suggest researchers. Four patients with severe illness at two New York City academic medical centers developed livedoid and purpuric rashes,...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

Cyproterone acetate/Ethinyl estradiol – Comprehensive role in androgen-related disorders...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

How is consent documented?

7th August 2020
Patients may not be able to precisely remember all the facts disclosed during a discussion. Therefore, a physician must document the content of informed consent sessions. The informed consent discussion and its documentation should be done by the physician who is going to perform the procedure...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Funny Definitions

7th August 2020
Intoxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.
Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

An increase in which of the following parameters will shift the O2 dissociation curve to the left:

7th August 2020
1. Temperature.
2. Partial pressure of CO2
3. 2,3 DPG concentration...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: A slight move is all that matters

7th August 2020
Middle-aged women who tend to move around more in their daily life have lower levels of intra-abdominal fat, which is a known risk factor for heart disease. A slight modification in daily routine - reducing the time watching TV or increasing the walk time to work - can make a difference... Read more »

eSpiritual: Sattchittaananda: The soul characteristics (Absolute Existence –Absolute Knowledge)

7th August 2020
Satt means ‘truth or knowingness’
Chitta means ‘consciousness-based’
Ananda means ‘bliss or inner happiness’...Read more »

Inspirational: The Three Fish

7th August 2020
There were three big fish living in a lake who were very close friends. They were quite different from one another. The first one believed in fate and thought that things cannot be changed; what had to happen will happen, no matter what, he thought. The second one was intelligent...Read more »

Medical Voice

Next big covid-19 treatment may be manufactured antibodies

7th August 2020
As the world awaits a covid-19 vaccine, the next big advance in battling the pandemic could come from a class of biotech therapies widely used against cancer and other disorders - antibodies designed specifically to attack this new virus...Read more »


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Practical efficacy of olmesartan vs. azilsartan in patients with hypertension: MUSCAT-4 study

A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan (olmesartan medoxomil, OL group) or 20mg of azilsartan (azilsartan, AZ group)... Read more »



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 or obesity alone... Read more »


The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

An article published in the World Allergy Organization Journal elaborated on how the skin barrier structure and function are essential to human health. The authors stated that unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show... Read more »


An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

Biofilm has often been cited as a key pathological factor in non-healing wounds. It therefore seems crucial to manage the biofilm in order to expedite wound healing and achieve the desired outcome. A study by Scully and colleagues compared the clinical and in vitro performance... Read more »

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