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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Masks for public

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
9th December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1188: WHO on Masks for Public
1. WHO has tightened guidelines on wearing face masks. 2. The agency has recommended that where COVID-19 is spreading, masks must be worn by all in healthcare facilities and for all interactions in poorly-ventilated indoor spaces. 3. In June, the WHO had called on governments to ask everyone to wear fabric masks in indoor and outdoor public areas where there was a risk of transmission of the virus...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 8th December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
9th December 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, 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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Parallel epidemic of Obesity and Fatty liver disease in patients with COVID-19

9th December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Recent researches conducted on Covid-19 pandemic has shown an increased possibility of severe COVID-19, in patients with established cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cardiovascular risk factors. The authors of the present study corroborated these similar findings and focuses on the relevance of adopting... 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

9th December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »

News From All Specialities

U.N. declares a day of 'epidemic preparedness'

9th December 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
One year into the global fight against COVID-19, the United Nations General Assembly on Monday declared that December 27 will be the “International Day of Epidemic Preparedness” in order to ensure that lessons are learned for future health crises. The COVID-19 virus had emerged late last year in Wuhan,... Read more »

Prioritize health workers, at-risk groups, for COVID-19 vaccines, says WHO chief

9th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
With countries planning to roll out COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks and months, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that health workers and other at-risk populations should be given priority for vaccination. WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said,... Read more »

Vaccination phase 2 to cover 60% of people in India

9th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The Indian Government, in the second phase of vaccination against COVID-19, plans to escalate the operations to cover nearly 80 crore people, i.e., 60% of the population in the country, with an aim to achieve herd immunity. The first phase will cover health and frontline workers and the vulnerable,... Read more »

Rooming-In, Breastfeeding Seem Safe for New Mothers with COVID-19

9th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2 was found to be rare when newborns were allowed to stay with COVID-19-infected mothers, suggested an Italian study. Among 62 infants, only one (1.6%) became infected with COVID-19 illness after staying in the same room with the mother after birth,... Read more »

Comorbidities Appear to Contribute to Neurologic Effects in COVID-19 Patients

9th December 2020 NeurologyPharmacists
Neurologic complications from COVID-19 appear to be common among patients with diabetes and hypertension, suggests new research presented at the virtual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2020 Annual Meeting. According to study lead Colbey Freeman,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is an unethical act always an illegal act?

9th December 2020
The American Medical Association (AMA) code of Medical Ethics talks about this in Opinion 1.02 - The Relation of Law and Ethics. “The following statements are intended to clarify the relationship between law and ethics. Ethical values and legal principles are usually closely related,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

The Coma

9th December 2020
The woman’s husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet she had stayed by his bedside every single day. One day, when he came to, he motioned for her to come nearer. As she sat by him, he whispered, eyes full of tears, "You know what? You have been with me all through the bad times...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All of the following features can be observed after the injury to axillary nerve except:

9th December 2020
1. Loss of rounded contour of shoulder.
2. Loss of sensation along lateral side of upper arm.
3. Loss of overhead abduction...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Food poisoning with rice dishes

9th December 2020
Staph and Bacillus cereus can cause acute food poisoning within 6 hours of ingestion of food. B. cereus is likely when rice is the culprit.
• B. cereus is able to persist in food processing environments due to its ability to survive at extreme temperatures as well as its ability to form biofilms and spores... Read more »

eSpiritual: Positive Attitudes

9th December 2020
All those out there who feel you are at your wits’ end wondering how things don’t ever work out for you, can now relax and dwell on all those failures that life has taken you through and turn failure into success...Read more »

Inspirational: I Wanted to Change the World

9th December 2020
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid can cause permanent damage to lungs, says study

9th December 2020
MEERUT: A research by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, has found that Covid-19 in some patients can lead to irreversible and permanent lung damage, rendering them irrecoverable, and leaving lung transplantation as the only option for survival. Meerut-born Dr Ankit Bharat,...Read more »


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An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

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