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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: CMAAO and COVID-19 Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
9th September 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1077: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “One year of CMAAO & COVID-19 Update”, 5th August, 2020, Saturday, 9.30 am-10.30 am Participants, Member NMAs - Dr KK Aggarwal, President, CMAAO; Dr Marthanda Pillai, Member, World Medical Council; Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair, CMAAO; Dr Ravi Naidu, Malaysia, Immediate Past President, CMAAO; Dr N Gnanabaskaran, President, Malaysian Medical Association; Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong; Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan; Dr Prakash Budhathoky, Nepal, Dr Tashi Tenzin, Bhutan’Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 8th September: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
9th September 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. 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: 27,484,588, Deaths: 896,796, Recovered: 19,585,199... Read more »
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Association of neonatal jaundice, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and familial effects

9th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Neonatal jaundice is typified as yellowish discoloration of the skin, conjunctiva and the sclera from elevated serum or plasma bilirubin in the newborn. Though it is usually presented with higher risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it is yet unknown whether the association is affected by genetic... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

9th September 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
Zinc Update

Role of zinc in physical exercise, immunity and fatigue

9th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The difference in plasma zinc levels is dependent on the intensity of exercise. It is evident that there are temporary effects of exercise on metabolism of zinc. Also, it has been revealed that a high level of persistent exercise can have long-standing effects on metabolism of zinc. It has also been stated that... Read more »

News From All Specialities

First batch of Sputnik V vaccine released into public

9th September 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Moscow: The first batch of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), has been released into civil circulation. Regional deliveries of the first batches are also planned in the near future,... Read more »

Food an unlikely source of COVID-19 transmission

9th September 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Experts on food contamination suggest that it is highly unlikely that food is a source of COVID-19 transmission. The International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF) evaluated the evidence if coronavirus could be carried on food or food packing and found very limited evidence... Read more »
Practice Updates

Patients with COVID-19 may have prolonged gut infection

9th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
COVID-19 patients tend to have active and prolonged gut viral infection, even in the absence of gastrointestinal symptoms, suggests new research from Hong Kong. Investigators at the Chinese University of Hong Kong stated that the coronavirus may continue to infect... Read more »

Antibodies May Not Guarantee Protection from COVID-19, say Scientists

9th September 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
The presence of antibodies points to previous exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus; however, it may not always mean protection against the disease, say scientists. Scientists are struggling with the crucial issue of antibodies and trying to understand how they impact on the progression of the disease,...Read more »

Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Chronic Pain and Opioid Use

9th September 2020 Internal Medicine Pharmacists
According to a new research presented at the American Society for Interventional Pain Physicians virtual meeting, spinal cord stimulation reduced pain in patients with chronic pain for over a year. It also decreased the use of opioids for pain control in these patients. In this retrospective study of 52 patients,...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What procedure and safeguard is to be followed if there is no advance medical directive?

9th September 2020
In the landmark judgment titled as “Common Cause versus Union of India, 2018 (5) SCC 1 passed by the Hon’ble Constitution Bench of 4 Judges of the Supreme Court of India, it has held that: “192. It is necessary to make it clear that there will be cases...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Absent–minded professor

9th September 2020
One of the world’s greatest scientists was also recognized as the original absent–minded professor. One day, on board a train, he was unable to find his ticket. The conductor said, "Take it easy. You'll find it."
When the conductor returned, the professor still couldn’t find the ticket. The conductor,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

What is not true for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC)?

9th September 2020
a) It is the most common hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome in USA
b) It is associated with MMR gene mutation
c) It is associated with APC mutation...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Prevention of water-borne diseases during the monsoon season

9th September 2020
Rains bring much-welcome relief from the scorching summer heat, but they also increase susceptibility to diseases that are common during the season. The incidence of water-borne diseases, including diarrhea, typhoid, and cholera, rises during the rainy reason... Read more »

eSpiritual: Facts about Soul and the Spirit

9th September 2020
• Energy is the raw material of the universe.
• Information is the organization of energy into reproducible patterns.
• Consciousness is living information and energy (living energized information)...Read more »

Inspirational: A Most Important Lesson

9th September 2020
During her second month of nursing school, Suzzane’s professor gave them a pop quiz one day. Being a conscientious student, Suzzane had excelled through the questions, until she read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"...Read more »

Medical Voice

Researchers develop therapy that can detect lung cancer at early stage

9th September 2020
New Delhi: Lung cancer, the most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, is tough to detect at early stages, making it difficult to treat. However, the scientists may soon have a solution for it. The researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)...Read more »


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