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DHC: Notice Issued To Delhi Government in PIL Filed By Dr KK Aggarwal against The Delhi Government Order For No COVID Test Of Asymptomatic Patients

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
9th June 2020
The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Delhi High Court and HMJ Prateek Jalan have issued notice, in the PIL filed by Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shree Awardee and President of Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), against the Delhi Government’s order of not allowing COVID test of asymptomatic patients or pre-symptomatic patients in Delhi... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 8th June - 213 Countries affected: Wear mask at home

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
9th June 2020
Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7. 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 14.5 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 »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Tied to Low Skeletal Muscle Mass in Overweight/Obese Youths

9th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Data obtained from studies in adult non-elderly and elderly individuals have suggested an association between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and sarcopenia... Read more »

Derma Update

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High risk of urticaria in geriatric stroke patients who received influenza vaccination

9th June 2020 Dermatology
Urticaria is a mast cell-related disorder that can cause severe itching. The lifetime incidence of urticaria in general population is approximately 20%. The main objective of this cohort study is to evaluate... Read more »

News From All Specialities

With 9,971 new cases, India's COVID-19 count moves closer to 2.50 lakh mark

9th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: India's COVID-19 case count on Sunday moved closer to 2.50 lakh mark with the highest single-day surge thus far of 9,971 new cases in the last 24 hours, reported the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). The number of cases in the country has now reached 2,46,628,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Blood Test May Predict Clot Risk in Severe COVID-19

9th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Hypercoagulability on thromboelastography (TEG) appeared to be a good predictor of thrombotic events among COVID-19 patients entering the ICU, reported a single-center study. The clinically significant thrombosis that developed in 13 of 21 PCR-test-positive patients... Read more »
Practice Updates

Once-Daily Abrocitinib for Atopic Dermatitis

9th June 2020 PharmacistsPathology & Lab Medicine
Abrocitinib, a once-daily Janus kinase (JAK) 1 selective inhibitor, was found to be an effective treatment option for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, reported the phase III JADE MONO-2 trial. The 12-week double-blind study of 391 individuals demonstrated that a significantly greater...Read more »

Opioid Use Increases After TNF Inhibitor for Inflammatory Arthritis

9th June 2020 Pharmacists Orthopedics
Opioid use does not decrease after patients with inflammatory arthritis start TNF inhibitor therapy. Average use instead appears to increase, suggested a new study presented at the virtual European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) 2020 Congress...Read more »
Practice Updates

First-in-Class Antipsychotic Linked to Lower Cardiometabolic Risk

9th June 2020 Psychiatry Pharmacists
A first-in-class antipsychotic seems to have fewer adverse cardiometabolic effects in comparison with standard care with risperidone, revealed new research. Post hoc analyses of two short-term randomized controlled trials and an open-label long-term study...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Evolution of Hypertension management from monotherapy to combination

9th June 2020 Hypertension
Poor BP control in real life originates more from factors that prevent anti hypertensives (AHTs) from expressing their therapeutic potential, rather than lack of suitable AHTs.
Monotherapy at Increasing Doses advocated in the late seventies.. Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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

9th June 2020
In the case 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: “32. iii: Consent given only for a diagnostic procedure, cannot be considered as consent for therapeutic treatment...Read more »

eMedi Humor

What's the Big deal?

9th June 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:

9th June 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

9th June 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, reported the National... Read more »

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

9th June 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

9th June 2020
During my second month of nursing school, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"...Read more »

Medical Voice

'First-ever in modern Indian medicine': CSIR DG hails clinical trial nod to test plant-based drug for COVID-19 treatment

9th June 2020
New Delhi: Clinical trials of the plant-derived drug, ACQH, to treat COVID-19 patients that began on Friday in India has been hailed by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as "historic in modern medicine"...Read more »


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Effect of ethanol extract of Cissus quadrangularis Salisb on growth of lumbar bone in ovariectomized models

Cissus quadrangularis Salisb is a medicinal herb used to cure bone fractures. A study evaluated the impact of administration of C. quadrangularis Salisb extract (CQSE) on the histology of lumbar bone in ovariectomized experimental models... Read more »



Efficacy and Safety of Azilsartan and Olmesartan in Patients with Essential Hypertension

Several patients continue to have high blood pressure (BP) even after treatment with angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor blockers (ARBs). The present study, published in the International Heart Journal, compared the efficacy and safety of azilsartan with olmesartan... Read more »


Knowledge and attitude of mothers about oral rehydration solution

Scientific basis of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) has revolutionized the concept and management of diarrhea. The purpose of a study published in Health and Population – Perspectives and issues was to determine the use of oral rehydration solution (ORS) in women living... Read more »

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