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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Thymus Anatomy

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
8th December 2020
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1187: IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “Thymus anatomy” 28th November, 2020, 4-5pm.
Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr RK Datta, Dr Brijendra Prakash, Dr Anand Parkash, Dr S Sharma
Faculty: Dr JM Kaul Director Prof and Former Head, Dept. of Anatomy, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi Consultant Academics and Advisor, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Medical College, Govt. of Delhi
Key points from the discussion...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 7th December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
8th December 2020
Multispeciality
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, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16, 22M August 19, 23M August 21, 24M August 27, 25M August 30, 26M September 3, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14,... Read more »
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Influence of Maternal Obesity on the Progression of NAFLD

8th December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a highly prevalent disease affecting approximately one quarter of the global population. It has been estimated that up to 20–25% of this population progresses into advanced liver disease. Numerous researches performed in both humans and animal... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

8th December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Serum Institute seeks emergency use approval for AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine

8th December 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Serum Institute of India has sought emergency use authorization for AstraZeneca Plc’s COVID-19 vaccine in India, as per several reports in Indian media, citing PTI. The company applied to the Drugs Controller General of India, pointing to the unmet medical needs owing to the pandemic and in the interest of the public at large... Read more »
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Britain Prepares for Rollout of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine This Week

8th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Britain is getting ready to become the first country to roll out the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week, with the shots being made available at hospitals prior to distributing the stocks to doctors' clinics, stated the government on Sunday. Boxes containing doses of the vaccine can be seen in the footage posted by the National Health Service (NHS),... Read more »
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After 3-week plateau, COVID cases in India decline

8th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
After showing a plateau for three weeks, new COVID-19 cases in India declined by nearly 16% compared to the previous seven days. The weekly count of cases is now down by around two-thirds (62%) from its peak between September 6 and 13, with no signs of a second wave in the country... Read more »
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Cancer Rates Rising in Adolescents and Young Adults

8th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Rates of cancer were reported to rise by 30% from 1973 to 2015 in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) (aged 15-39 years) in the United States, suggested a review of nearly half a million cases in the National Institutes of Health's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database... Read more »
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Sudden Death in Epilepsy Appears More Common in Children

8th December 2020 NeurologyPharmacists
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) appears to be more common than previously thought, in infants and children, reported a population-based study. SUDEP mortality was 0.26/100,000 infants and children in the NIH/CDC Sudden Death in the Young (SDY) Case Registry,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a punishment be both penal erasure as well as a criminal prosecution?

8th December 2020
The answer to this lies in Chapter 7 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations on Misconduct. Regulation 7.6 in this Chapter explains this with the issue of sex determination tests. It states as follows: “On no account sex determination test shall be undertaken with the intent to terminate the life of a female foetus...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

Double Decker Bus

8th December 2020
There’s a double decker bus driving down the street full of passengers. On the lower level of the bus, everyone’s having a good time, talking, laughing, and singing along to the music playing. On the upper part of the bus, Maynard is in a panic. He’s screaming, terrified and holding onto others as the bus moves along the street...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

Interscalene approach to brachial plexus block does not provide optimal surgical anesthesia in the area of distribution of which of the following nerve:

8th December 2020
1. Musculocutaneous.
2. Ulnar..Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Poor hygiene may lead to typhoid fever

8th December 2020
Typhoid fever is caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi and is transmitted through the ingestion of food or drink contaminated by the feces or urine of infected people. Insects feeding on feces may occasionally transfer the bacteria to humans due to poor hygiene habits and public sanitation conditions... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: The Science Behind Bhabhuti and Ash

8th December 2020
Lord Shiva is known to have Bhabhuti on his skin. Many people believe that Ash or Bhabhuti reminds one that the human body is perishable and will be converted into Ash ultimately after the death of the physical body. But there is also another meaning behind this mythological ritual of applying Ash onto the body...Read more »

Inspirational: Making Donations

8th December 2020
We live in a materialistic society where charity is considered low priority. The community that we live in has a huge impact on us personally. It promotes safety, responsibility and sustainability. Therefore, it is important to take our community seriously for the greater good of humanity and for our personal benefit...Read more »

Medical Voice

‘All vaccines under trials subjected to very stringent tests’

8th December 2020
Chennai: Amid the controversy surrounding Haryana health minister Anil Vij testing Covd-19 positive after getting a trial vaccine shot, K VijayRaghavan, principal scientific adviser to the Central government on Saturday said all vaccines under late-phase trials are subjected to very stringent tests. “Vaccines are administered to healthy people...Read more »
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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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Nephrology

Orthopedics

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 »

Orthopedics

Orthopedics

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 »

Pediatrics

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 »

Surgery

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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