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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID-19 Asian Countries Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
8th August 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1043: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Asian Countries Update – Part 1”, 1st August, 2020, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants: Member NMAs : Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO, Dr Marthanda Pillai, Member World Medical Council. Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Dr Subramaniam Muniandy, Malaysia, Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan, Dr Ashraf Nizami, Pakistan, Dr Prakash Budhathoky, Nepal ... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 7th August: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
8th 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, 19M August 6 Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Coronavirus Cases: 19,238,021,... Read more »
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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease versus Alcohol-related Liver Disease

8th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and alcohol-related liver disease together constitute the majority of the burden of liver disease and cirrhosis globally. There has been increasing interest in the differentiation between these two entities over the past few years. However, it has been recognized that there exists a significant overlap between the two.... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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

8th 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

The potential effect of zinc supplementation on pathogenesis of COVID-19

8th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
New and original therapeutic options against coronavirus disease are urgently anticipated in the ongoing current COVID-19 pandemic. Because of its rapid spread and vast number of individuals affected worldwide, cost-effective, universally available, and safe options with least side effects and simple use are extremely necessary... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Global cooperation must for fight against COVID-19: WHO

8th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has urged countries to unite in the fight against COVID-19. While addressing the Aspen Security Forum, he stated that the security of all humans living on this planet is interdependent... Read more »

New drug shows dramatic recovery in COVID-19 patients with respiratory failure

8th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
HOUSTON: RLF-100, also known as aviptadil, has been found to result in rapid recovery from respiratory failure in critically ill COVID-19 patients by doctors at a hospital in Houston. The drug has received approval from the FDA for emergency use in patients who are too ill to enter... Read more »
Practice Updates

In Canada, obesity no longer to be determined by weight alone

8th August 2020 Psychiatry Diabetes and Endocrinology
Physicians in Canada issued new guidelines that urge doctors in the country to take a new approach in the way patients with obesity are treated. The guidelines, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, recommend that obesity should be classified as a chronic illness that needs customized treatment and long-term care...Read more »
Practice Updates

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patients May Shed Virus Longer

8th August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Viral loads have been found to be similar among asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID-19 patients and continued to be that way for weeks following diagnosis, revealed South Korean researchers. A study of around 300 patients with positive PCR tests for SARS-CoV-2 has revealed... Read more »

Vitamin D May have a Role in Reducing Recurrence of Positional Vertigo

8th August 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
According to a randomized trial published in Neurology, daily supplementation with vitamin D and calcium carbonate could significantly decrease the recurrence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), more so in patients with low serum vitamin D levels. Investigators stated that vitamin D...Read more »

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Medicolegal Corner

Is the consent given for a diagnostic procedure also valid as consent for therapeutic treatment?

8th August 2020
No. The two procedures are different and require a separate consent for each. In the Samira Kohli vs. Dr. Prabha Manchanda and Ors. I (2008) CPJ 56 (SC), the Hon’ble Supreme Court summarized the principles relating to consent as follows:...Read more »

eMedi Humor

What's the Big deal?

8th August 2020
The phone bill was exceptionally high. Man called a family meeting to discuss.
Dad: This is unacceptable. I don't use home phone, I use my work phone.
Mum: Me too. I hardly use home phone. I use my company phone...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A lesion of ventrolateral part of spinal cord will lead to loss (below the level of lesion) of:

8th August 2020
1. Pain sensation on the ipsilateral side.
2. Proprioception on the contralateral side.
3. Pain sensation on the contralateral side...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Don’t ignore women’s health

8th August 2020
Women are not diagnosed or treated as aggressively as men. Even though more women die of heart disease each year compared to men, they receive only 33% of all angioplasties, stents and bypass surgeries; 28% of implantable defibrillators and 36% of open-heart surgeries,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Is it necessary to take a dip in Ganga to remove your sins?

8th August 2020
Ganga, Jamuna and Saraswati, the trio Sangam in Allahabad, is believed to be the holiest place in the country where taking a dip can wash away all past sins. After death, ashes are also submerged in Ganga water with an assumption that the past sins will be removed...Read more »

Inspirational: A most important lesson

8th August 2020
During her second month of nursing school, Suzzane’s professor gave them a pop quiz one day. Being a conscientious student, Suzzane had excelled through the questions, until she read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"...Read more »

Medical Voice

‘Most patients who recovered in Wuhan suffer lung damage’

8th August 2020
Ninety per cent of a sample group of coronavirus-recovered patients from a prominent hospital in China’s Wuhan city where the pandemic broke out have reported lung damage and five per cent of them are again in quarantine after testing positive for the virus, according to a media report...Read more »


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