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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Proper PPE, Stay in a hotel and AII rooms protect all healthcare workers

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
9th July 2020
969: Healthcare Workers with Appropriate PPE Don't Get COVID-19
1. Healthcare workers with appropriate PPE (protective suits, masks, gloves, goggles, face shields, and gowns) don't develop COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for SARS-CoV-2, as per a Chinese study... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 8th July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
9th July 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 29, 11M July 4. 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 20 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 »
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Cesarean Section and Nonbreastfeeding Could Prevent Mother-To-Child Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus

9th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Cesarean section and nonbreastfeeding tend to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) in infants of HBsAg- and HBeAg-positive mothers who were not administered antiviral therapy during pregnancy,... Read more »

Derma Update

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Wheat could be the most common food allergen in children

9th July 2020 Dermatology
Globally, food allergies are widespread with an incidence up to 10% in Western countries in infants and a growing occurrence in developing countries. Food allergies are very common in children as compared to adults. Certain foods include more than... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO experts to travel to China

9th July 2020 Business and MedicineEmergency Medicine
WHO experts are set to travel to China to work alongside their Chinese counterparts in order to prepare scientific plans to identify the zoonotic source of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A WHO statement said that the experts will develop the scope and TOR for the international mission... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO to issue new brief on airborne transmission

9th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) will issue a brief on the modes of transmission of the new coronavirus, stated a senior official on Tuesday. Epidemiologist Dr. Maria van Kerkhove, WHO technical lead on COVID-19, while responding to a question on an open letter by scientists calling for updating the recommendations... Read more »
Practice Updates

India's COVID-19 tally, fatality rate per million population lowest in world, says Health ministry

9th July 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Emergency Medicine
New Delhi: The total number of coronavirus cases and fatalities per million population in India is one of the lowest in the world, stated the Union health ministry on Tuesday, despite the fact that the country's case tally crossed the 7 lakh-mark and the death toll stood at 20,160...Read more »

A Favorable Lifestyle May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk Irrespective of Genetics

9th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A favorable lifestyle was found to be associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer even among women with high genetic risk for the disease in a study of over 90,000 women. According to the study, irrespective of genetic risk, women may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer by getting adequate levels of exercise; maintaining a healthy weight;...Read more »
Practice Updates

Polymer-Free Stents: 10-year ISAR-TEST-5 results

9th July 2020Cardiology Pharmacists
Long-term adverse outcomes were shown to be similar for polymer-free and durable-polymer drug-eluting stents (DES) in the ISAR-TEST-5 study. Patients randomized to the polymer-free, sirolimus- and probucol-eluting Isar DES had similar outcomes over 10 years as their peers given durable-polymer,...Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Intensive treatment for hypertension management

9th July 2020 Hypertension
The therapeutic blood pressure (BP) targets to be attained have long been a topic of debate. Several clinical studies and meta-analyses, especially the SPRINT trial, have shown the advantages of intensive... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What action can be taken if patient threatens filing an FIR?

9th July 2020
Threatening any person i.e. criminal intimidation is a criminal offence under Section 503 of Indian Penal Code and the same is punishable under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code. If any person threatens the doctor, then the doctor can lodge an FIR under Section ...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Cab Drivers

9th July 2020
Two cab drivers met. "Hey," asked one, "why did you paint one side of your cab red and the other side blue?"
"Well," the other responded, "when I get into an accident, you should see how all the witnesses contradict each other...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Raised serum level of lipoprotein (a) is a predictor of:

9th July 2020
1. Cirrhosis of liver.
2. Rheumatic arthritis.
3. Atherosclerosis...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Skin care

9th July 2020
• Clean with soap and water.
• Moisturizers can make the skin dirty.
• Dryness is better than being dirty... Read more »

eSpiritual: How to remove negative thoughts

9th July 2020
Darkness is absence of light and similarly negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts. The answer to negative thoughts is to bring back the positive thoughts. The idle mind is the devil’s workshop and will always think negative...Read more »

Inspirational Story: The Lesson of the Homeless

9th July 2020
It was a cold winter's day that Sunday. The parking lot to the church was filling up quickly. I noticed as I got out of my car fellow church members were whispering among themselves as they walked in the church. As I got closer, I saw a man leaned up against the wall outside the church...Read more »

Medical Voice

Chennai-based company develops device to 'bridge gap' between COVID-19 patients, healthcare staff

9th July 2020
Chennai : A Chennai-based company has claimed to have developed a device that can bridge the gap between COVID-19 patients and healthcare staff. Company's CEO Vigneshwar came up with the idea of 'Etticos COVID-19 Patient Care System'. He said that a patient can easily communicate using this smart button with health workers. ...Read more »


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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... Read more »



Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in patients with essential hypertension treated with cilnidipine

In the present study, published in Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy, cilnidipine was given to 14 hospitalized patients with essential hypertension, and 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring was performed. Once-daily administration of cilnidipine... Read more »


Effect of Baby Swimming and Baby Lotion on the Skin Barrier of Infants Aged 3-6 Months

Skin care is important especially in infancy as skin barrier matures during the first year of life. The goal of a study published in Journal of the German Society of Dermatology was to examine the effects of baby swimming and baby lotion... Read more »


Pre-Operative Multimodal Analgesia Decreases Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Narcotic Use and Pain.

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery aimed to assess the efficiency of multimodal analgesia (MMA) in reducing reliance on opioid medications. This was retrospective review of 560 patients undergoing outpatient... Read more »

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