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3849 serious cases of coronavirus in China, Mortality in admitted cases 15%: Number of deaths likely to cross 1000

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
8th February 2020
CMAAO Update 7th February on Coronavirus
Summary : Behaves like SARS with 2% case fatality (15% of admitted cases), time to death 14 days, time to pneumonia 9 days, 3-4 reproductive number R0, has its origin from bats, spreads through large droplets and predominantly from people having lower respiratory infections and hence universal droplet precautions are the answer.... Read more »

SGLT2 Inhibitors Provide Cardiovascular Benefit for All Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Dr KK Aggarwal, President HCFI
8th February 2020
Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
All patients with type 2 diabetes are likely to achieve cardiovascular protection from the use of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Coronavirus: WHO moves fast to tackle ‘infodemic’

8th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has taken steps to ensure that the coronavirus epidemic does not spark a dangerous social media “infodemic” fueled by false information. Amid concerns that people of Chinese descent are being discriminated against as fear grows over the spread of the disease,... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO probes Singapore meet linked to spread of virus

8th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has started an investigation into three virus infections linked to an international business meeting in Singapore last month, increasing concerns about the spread of the disease outside China....Read more »
Practice Updates

DCGI approves 'restricted use' of anti-HIV drugs for nCoV patients

8th February 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: The Drug Controller General of India has approved the "restricted use" of a combination of drugs used commonly for controlling HIV infection in public health emergency for treating those affected by novel coronavirus (nCoV), official sources said.... Read more »

VTE Risk Persists After IBD Discharge, Particularly in Non-Surgical Patients

8th February 2020 Allergy & Immunology Pharmacists
Post-discharge venous thromboembolism (VTE) was noted to be more than twice as likely to occur in non-surgical patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) than controls, revealed a Canadian population-based study. Surgical patients with ulcerative colitis (UC)...Read more »  

ACIP Updates Recommendations for Adult Vaccines

8th February 2020 Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released an updated schedule for adult vaccines. The update includes changes regarding the administration of several vaccines, including influenza, human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis A and B, and meningitis B, as well as the pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it essential to disclose the names of the members of a surgical team?

8th February 2020
Not disclosing the names of doctors in the surgical team may be deficiency of service. In a judgement, the Kerala State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission presiding members M.K. Abdulla Sona and A. Radha directed the Travancore-Cochin Medical Councils-Kerala (TCMC-K) to instruct all doctors...Read more »

eMedi Humor

What It Means

8th February 2020
Five year old Becky answered the door when the Census taker came by. She told the Census taker that her daddy was a doctor and wasn’t home, because he was performing an appendectomy...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A married middle aged female gives history of repeated abortions for the past 5 years. The given below is conceptions pre-natal karyogram. This karyogram suggests the following:

8th February 2020
1. Klinefelter's syndrome.
2. Turner's syndrome...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: High fat diet, prostate cancer prone

8th February 2020
Diets high in saturated fat increase the risk of prostate cancer. As per a report from University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, published in the International Journal of Cancer, men who consume high saturated animal fat diet are two times more... Read more »

eSpiritual: Dealing with Stress

8th February 2020
Stress may be broadly defined as comprising of three components, namely a "known situation, interpretation of a situation and the physical and mental reaction to that interpretation of the situation"....Read more »

Inspirational: Always Remember Those Who Serve

8th February 2020
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. "How much is an ice cream sundae?" "Fifty cents," replied the waitress.... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Healthcare budget 2020 is riddled with hyperbolic preferences and inconsistencies

The healthcare budget is directionally sound but plagued by hyperbolic preferences and fanciful accounting. The 2020 budget has been widely panned for falling short of expectations and requirements....Read more »


Medical voice

How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  


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Bone healing effects of the flavonoid kaempferol

Several therapeutic agents have shown promising results for fracture healing, including estrogen hormone, growth factors (bone morphogenetic proteins, BMPs) and osteoporosis drugs (parathyroid hormone, bisphosphates). However, most agents are associated with some limitations.... Read more »


Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »


Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »

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