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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: D-Dimer

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
8th July 2020
965: Predicting factors for pulmonary embolism in non-critically ill COVID-19 patients - D Dimer > 5000. A Spanish study published in the Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis has reported a high rate of pulmonary embolism (PE) in non-critically ill hospitalized patients with COVID-19 despite the use of standard thromboprophylaxis. B. Mestre-Gómez, Internal Medicine Department,... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World Covid Meter 7th July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
8th 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 »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Hepatitis BeAg-Positive Chronic Hepatitis B Patients

8th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Intestinal flora is crucial for immunity against hepatitis B virus (HBV). Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) seems to be a promising immunomodulatory therapy for patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB)... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

High-dose levocetirizine is effective for the treatment of refractory chronic spontaneous urticaria

8th July 2020 Dermatology
Inositol triphosphate (IP3) is the second messenger that is associated with signal transduction in multiple cell types. The effects of high-dose levocetirizine on chronic spontaneous urticaria... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Access to HIV medicines severely affected by COVID-19: WHO

8th July 2020 Business and MedicineEmergency Medicine
Seventy-three countries have warned that they face a risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new WHO survey conducted ahead of the International AIDS Society’s biannual conference... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO reviewing report urging updated guidance over airborne spread of coronavirus

8th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) is reviewing a report calling for updated guidance on the novel coronavirus after over 200 scientists outlined evidence that the virus can spread in tiny airborne particles in a letter to the health agency... Read more »
Practice Updates

More outbreaks if exploitation of wildlife continues: UN

8th July 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Emergency Medicine
Zoonotic diseases are on the rise and will continue to increase in the absence action to protect wildlife and preserve the environment, warned UN experts. They blame the rise in diseases such as COVID-19 on high demand for animal protein, unsustainable agricultural practices and climate change...Read more »

REM Sleep Duration Linked with Mid-Term Mortality Risk

8th July 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
Less REM sleep was found to be associated with greater mortality risk in middle-age and older adults, according to a new research. Every 5% reduction in REM sleep was linked to a 13% higher mortality rate in older men...Read more »
Practice Updates

Antihypertensives Tied to Reduced Risk of Colorectal Cancer

8th July 2020Internal Medicine Pharmacists
Use of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) for treatment of hypertension was associated with a reduced risk for colorectal cancer, suggested a large retrospective study....Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Intensive treatment for hypertension management

8th July 2020 Hypertension
The therapeutic blood pressure (BP) targets to be attained have long been a topic of debate. Several clinical studies and meta-analyses, especially the SPRINT trial, have shown the advantages of intensive... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

An MBBS doctor admits a patient under him & a specialist visits the patient 1 or 2 times. But, the patient does not change the file name or transfers the case. Is this correct or incorrect?

8th July 2020
Yes, the treatment can be carried on by the MBBS doctor, even if the specialist visits the patient 1 or 2 times. Further, as per the provisions of Regulation 3.6 of the Indian Medical Council ...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Three Professionals

8th July 2020
A Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineer were riding together to an Engineering Seminar; the car began jerking and shuttering.
The mechanical engineer, said, "I think the car has a faulty carburetor."
The electrical engineer said, "No, I think the problem lies with the alternator."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 7-year-old girl presented with three episodes of massive hematemesis and melena. There is no history of jaundice. On examination, she had a large spleen, non-palpable liver and mild ascites. Portal vein was not visualized on ultrasonography. Liver function tests were normal and endoscopy revealed esophageal varices. The most likely diagnosis is:

8th July 2020
1. Kala azar with portal hypertension...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 5 Steps to Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

8th July 2020
1. Maintain a healthy weight.
2. Check your waistline.
3. Eat mindfully. Emphasize on colorful, vitamin rich vegetables and fruits; whole grains; fish, lean poultry, tofu,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Prayer for Inner Happiness

8th July 2020
Stress is defined as the physical and mental reaction to the interpretation of a known situation. In absence of a known situation, there cannot be stress. One cannot be stressed for a person who has just died in New York in an accident unless he/she is a person known to him...Read more »

Inspirational: Life is all About Choices

8th July 2020
Michael is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"...Read more »

Medical Voice

Getting the coronavirus test right

8th July 2020
CHANDIGARH: Diagnostics have been of immense help in containing Covid-19. TOI’s Shimona Kanwar spoke to experts to understand the type of tests which are available to detect the virus and their accuracy New, quicker test available:A new kit based on Clustered Regularly Interspaced...Read more »


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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... Read more »



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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