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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Symptoms during Pregnancy

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
8th September 2020
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1073: Pregnant women show fewer COVID-19-related symptoms
DG Alerts: According to new findings published in the British Medical Journal, pregnant and recently pregnant women with COVID-19 have lesser odds of exhibiting COVID-19-related symptoms of fever and myalgia. However, they may have a higher risk for admission to intensive care units (ICUs) and invasive ventilation, in comparison with non-pregnant women of reproductive age. .. Read more »
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Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease Pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
8th September 2020
Multispeciality
Cases: 1M: April 2, 2 M April 15, 3 M: April 27, 4 M May 8; 5 M 20 May, 6 M 30th May, 7 M 7th June, 8M by 15 June, 9 M 22nd June, 10 M 29th June. 11 M 4th July, 16 M , 17 M 29 July, 18 M 1st August, 21 .8 M 16 August, 25 M 30th August. 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: 27,296, 303, Deaths: 887, 599, Recovered: 19, 379, 498... Read more »
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Benefits of Liv.52 in hepatomegaly syndrome in pediatric population

8th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Hepatomegaly syndrome in children is also known as Debre’s syndrome II and Baker-Winegard syndrome. It is characterized by hypotonia associated with accumulation of fat and glycogen in the liver caused by disorder of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. It has varied etiology... Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

8th September 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
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Zinc Update

Zinc and zinc signaling plays an important role in immunity

8th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is an important nutrient that is required for cell growth, differentiation and its survival. Zinc deficiency can cause growth retardation, immunodeficiency and other related health problems. Consequently, zinc homeostasis should be tightly controlled in individual cells... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Serious, long-term impact of COVID-19 can improve with time

8th September 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
COVID-19 can have long-term impact on the body; however, preliminary research suggests that patients can recover over time, and can do so more quickly with the help of pulmonary rehabilitation. Two early research reports illustrate how severe infection with COVID-19 can lead to lasting lung damage and,... Read more »
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Post-COVID syndrome causes severe damage to children’s hearts

8th September 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), considered to be associated with COVID-19, tends to damage the heart to the extent that some children will require lifelong monitoring and interventions, stated senior author of a medical review, published in EClinicalMedicine, a journal of The Lancet... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 test reports must state cycle threshold value, say doctors

8th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
BENGALURU: Several doctors are now asking for the cycle threshold (Ct) value in their patients’ COVID-19 test reports, and not just the positive or negative outcome. Ct value suggests the number of cycles that are required in the RT-PCR test to amplify viral RNA, so that it reaches a detectable level... Read more »
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Capsaicin Injection Can Improve Knee OA Pain

8th September 2020 Internal Medicine Pharmacists
Highly purified synthetic trans-capsaicin (CNTX-4975), injected directly into the joint, was shown to reduce pain in chronic knee osteoarthritis (OA) in the open-label phase III VICTORY-3 trial. Individuals with bilateral knee OA pain receiving the investigational treatment appeared to have less pain...Read more »

Early Evolocumab Lowers LDL after Primary PCI

8th September 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
Early use of evolocumab appears to significantly reduce the levels of LDL cholesterol in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), suggests an open-label randomized trial of 102 adults. Investigators randomized 52 patients to receive...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What are the duties of a doctor in respect of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents?

8th September 2020
Regulation 7.7 elaborates on the issue of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents. It states as follows: “Registered medical practitioners are in certain cases bound by law to give, or may from time to time be called upon or requested to give certificates, notification, reports and other documents...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

Latest growth and development milestones

8th September 2020
4 years: Can hit 'like'
5 years: Write no-meaning words in comment box
6 years: Can post comments...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Artery of epistaxis is the name given to:

8th September 2020
a. Sphenopalatine artery
b. Superior labial artery
c. Anterior ethmoidal artery...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Pain management

8th September 2020
• Pain is a common occurrence in day-to-day life and should be managed well.
• Remember the word ‘ICE’, where ‘I’ means putting ice pack on the injured painful area, ‘C’ stands for compression and ‘E’ stands for elevation.
• The mantra, therefore, is to use cold compression and elevation for any injury... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Understanding helping others

8th September 2020
When you help others, your action should not end up in harming or hurting somebody else, even though your help has been unconditional. If you have promoted a junior by superseding another who deserves the senior position, this is not regarded as helping, as the person whom you are helping will...Read more »

Inspirational Story: Weakness or strength?

8th September 2020
Once there was a 10-year-old boy who wished to study Judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a car accident. The boy started taking lessons with an old Japanese Judo master. The boy was doing well. But he couldn’t understand the reason as to why, even after three months of training,..Read more »

Medical Voice

Delhi: Testing camps at railway stations, markets, ISBTsCovid-19: Antibodies found in 8 per cent people in Haryana

8th September 2020
CHANDIGARH: Antibodies against the Covid-19 infection were found in eight per cent of people in the sero-prevalence survey done in Haryana last month and those living in urban areas and NCR districts were found more affected, health minister Anil Vij said on Friday...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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From Other Newsletter

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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