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CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth COVID Pool test

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
9th August 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1042: Pooled COVID-19 Testing Feasible
Mixing specimens can conserve personal protective equipment (PPE),improve patient care and bring about a significant reduction in staff and patient anxiety. These findings were published on July 20 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. The study depicted that combining specimens from various low risk inpatients in a single test... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 8th August INDIA Number 3, 213 Countries

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
9th August 2020
Cases: 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. 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: 19,550,233, Deaths: 724,194... Read more »
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HALT score to predict harmful alcohol relapse after liver transplantation

9th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Alcohol-associated liver disease (AALD) is an increasingly common indication for liver transplantation (LT). In the present study, Satapathy and colleagues sought to assess different clinical, demographic, and behavioral factors for predicting post-LT alcohol relapse and graft survival... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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CCB and ARB combination can prevent CV events in elderly high-risk hypertensive patients with CKD

9th August 2020 Hypertension
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is displayed by decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Globally, CKD is a public health disorder and a higher incidence can be seen in the older population. Evidence shows that... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc and antiviral immune signaling

9th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Anti-viral immunity is vital to recover from COVID-19 infection. Micronutrient deficiency suppresses immune functions by affecting the T-cell-mediated immune response and adaptive antibody response, and alters the balanced host response... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Serum Institute of India to receive $150 million from Gates Foundation for COVID-19 vaccine

9th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
The Serum Institute of India is going to receive $150 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the GAVI vaccines alliance to manufacture 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for India and other emerging economies as early as 2021, stated the company.... Read more »

Russia set to register first COVID-19 vaccine on August 12

9th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Moscow: Russia is going to register its first vaccine against the coronavirus on August 12, stated Deputy Health Minister Oleg Gridnev. The vaccine has been jointly developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian Defence Ministry. According to Gridnev,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Low-Dose Aspirin Prophylaxis in Elderly Increases GI Bleed Risk

9th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Nephrology
A large randomized placebo-controlled trial has revealed that low-dose prophylactic aspirin use increased overall baseline gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding risk by about 60% in elderly - 87% for upper- and 36% for lower-GI bleeds...Read more »
Practice Updates

Safety of Postpartum Tubal Ligation in Women with Obesity

9th August 2020 General Surgery Pharmacists
Women with a high body mass index (BMI) undergoing tubal ligation immediately postpartum have no increased risk of complications, in comparison with normal-weight woman, suggests a large, single-institution, retrospective study. The study included 3,670 women subjected... Read more »

Troponin to Determine Lipid Treatment in Stable Patients

9th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Inclusion of high-sensitivity troponin (hsTn) testing in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk classification would better guide cholesterol management for stable patients, suggests a study published online in JAMA Cardiology. Conventional risk stratification on the basis of 13 risk factors,...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

CPA/EE – Promising treatment to improve signs of hyperadrogenism...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

What is Bolam’s test?

9th August 2020
“The stringent standards regarding disclosure laid down in Canterbury, as necessary to secure an informed consent of the patient is not accepted in the English courts. In England, the standard applicable is popularly known as the Bolam’s test,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

And I work in the dark!

9th August 2020
A doctor of psychology was doing his normal morning rounds, and he entered a patient's room to find his patient sitting on the floor, sawing at a piece of wood with the side of his hand. Meanwhile, another patient was in the room, hanging from the ceiling by his feet...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The exaggerated lepromin test seen in cases of Lucio phenomenon is called as

9th August 2020
a. Mitsuda's reaction
b. Medina-Ramirez reaction
c. Fischer's test...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Do not heat leafy vegetables twice

9th August 2020
Nitrates in foods like spinach, beet root and lettuce stimulate the production of nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide is known to relax the blood vessels. Ingested nitrate is reduced by oral, commensal, bacteria to nitrite, which is further reduced to nitric oxide... Read more »

eSpiritual: Negative Thoughts are Absence of Positive Thoughts

9th August 2020
Darkness cannot be removed physically; it can only be removed by switching on the light or going into sunlight or lighting a fire. Similarly, negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts. In Bhagavad Gita, it has been said that in the period of Uttarayana with longer days,...Read more »

Inspirational: The Comfort Zone

9th August 2020
I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn't fail. The same four walls and busy work were really more like jail. I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before, but stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid may cause temporary facial paralysis: Doctors

9th August 2020
MUMBAI: Novel coronavirus could cause temporary facial paralysis called Bell’s palsy in some patients, doctors treating patients for five months said. ,Neurologist Rajesh Benny, with Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said he saw an unusual number of cases of Bell’s palsy between April-July...Read more »


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