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World COVID Meter 27th October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
28th October 2020
Multispeciality
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, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17, 40M October 19, 41M October 22, 42M October 24, 43M October 26...Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

Gargling to reduce replication of COVID-19 virus in throat will reduce disease transmission

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
28th October 2020
Multispeciality
COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, is a highly contagious disease. The SARS-CoV-2 virus is transmitted primarily through infected respiratory secretions as droplets exhaled when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks or sings.1 Infections occur mainly through exposure to these respiratory droplets when a person is in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. 2 The infected persons are most infectious just before they develop symptoms and early in their illness. People who have severe infection can be infectious for longer periods. 3... Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

Liver disease in menopause

28th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
There is a relationship between aging and hormonal issues that create a distinctive path for development of liver disease in menopausal women. There are growing numbers of menopausal women worldwide, therefore the effect of understanding of how menopause mediates liver disease is important as... Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

28th October 2020 Hypertension
The prevalence of hypertension, the most prominent modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease and mortality, continues to rise globally. It is estimated that, in 2010, nearly 31.1% of the global adult population worldwide suffered... Read more »
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Zinc Update

Incidence of zinc deficiency among pregnant women and children: a meta-analysis

28th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Pregnant women and children are the most susceptible groups related to zinc deficiency. The main objective of this meta-analysis and systematic review was to estimate the national pooled incidence and related factors of zinc deficiency in pregnant women and children in Ethiopia. Studies documented on zinc deficiency and related factors among pregnant women and children... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Weekly U.S. COVID-19 deaths rise by 15%, new cases increase 24%

28th October 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The number of new COVID-19 cases in the United States last week surged 24% to over 485,000 while the number of tests conducted increased 5.5%, suggested a Reuters analysis of state and county reports. Across the country, more than 5,600 people died of coronavirus in the seven days ended October 25,... Read more »
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Air Pollution Tied to 15% Coronavirus Deaths: Study

28th October 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
Long-term exposure to air pollution may be associated with 15% of the COVID-19 deaths across the globe, suggests new research published in the journal Cardiovascular Research. Investigators extracted health and disease data from the US and China relating to air pollution, COVID-19 and SARS. This was combined with satellite data of global exposure ... Read more »
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Contact tracing up in Delhi during festivals

28th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: Contact tracing of COVID-19 positive cases in the city has been increased due to festivals. In September, on average, two contacts were being traced for each case while in October, 15 contacts are being traced. In some districts, the number is as high as 18. A report by the health department reveals that the average contact tracing of positive cases in all the 11 districts... Read more »
Betadin-Brand

PVP-I gargles for early SARS-CoV-2 viral clearance

28th October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
With around 41 million confirmed COVID-19 cases across the world (as on October 21),1 the current coronavirus pandemic has turned the lives of people upside down. As the number of cases rise every day, there is an urgent need to curb the spread of the virus. SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, can be transmitted via direct, indirect,...Read more »
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Pfizer Starts COVID-19 Vaccine Trial in Teens

28th October 2020 Critical Care Pharmacists
Pfizer is now enrolling teenagers in clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The participation age has been expanded to include high schoolers and middle schoolers. Pfizer is the only company that has allowed minors to join the COVID-19 vaccine trials at present. The company previously reduced the age to 16, and this week,... Read more »
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Soft drink consumption and heart health

28th October 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
It doesn’t take too much soft drink consumption for people to have elevated risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), revealed a large cohort study in France. People who consumed the most sugary drinks (a median 185 ml or 6.26 fl oz per day (hardly half a can of ordinary soda)) had increased likelihood of experiencing a CVD event compared... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can I participate as a speaker in a scientific meeting organized by a pharmaceutical company?

28th October 2020
Regulation 6.8 of MCI Code of Ethics Regulations has laid down a Code of conduct for doctors pertaining to their relationship with pharmaceutical and allied health sector industry, which the medical practitioner must follow and adhere to the stipulations therein. It states as follows:...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

People try to fix things

28th October 2020
When a guy’s printing on his printer began to grow faint, he called a local repair shop where a friendly man informed him that the printer probably needed only to be cleaned. Because the store charged $50 for such cleanings, he told him he might be better off reading the printer’s manual and trying the job himself....Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

You’ve had yeast infections before, but in the past year they haven’t really gone away. This could be a sign of:

28th October 2020
A. Diabetes
B. Emphysema
C. Stomach ulcers...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: What type of a vegetarian are you?

28th October 2020
There are 4 main types of vegetarian diets:
• Lacto–ovo–vegetarian - consumes dairy products and eggs but no meat, poultry, or seafood
• Lacto–vegetarian - consumes dairy products but no eggs, meat, poultry, or seafood... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: How to Finish your Pending Work?

28th October 2020
1. This involves principles of time management including some Vedic principles. 2. The first thing to do is to make a checklist of all the pending work by writing it down and re-categorizing them, depending upon the urgency and importance. 3. Pending work can be categorized under following sections:...Read more »

Inspirational: Beginning Today

28th October 2020
Beginning today, I will no longer worry about yesterday. It is in the past and the past will never change. Only I can change by choosing to do so. Beginning today, I will no longer worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will always be there, waiting for me to make the most of it....Read more »

Medical Voice

Mask sampling can help detect TB in kids: Study

28th October 2020
Mumbai: In an interesting finding that could pave the way for simpler and non-invasive ways of detecting tuberculosis (TB) in children, a city-based research organisation has found that the bacteria can be detected from the respiratory aerosols collected on masks. Through mask sampling,...Read more »
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Survey

Medical voice

Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice...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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From Other Newsletter

Nephrology

Orthopedics

Practical efficacy of olmesartan vs. azilsartan in patients with hypertension: MUSCAT-4 study

A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan (olmesartan medoxomil, OL group) or 20mg of azilsartan (azilsartan, AZ group)... Read more »

Orthopedics

Orthopedics

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 or obesity alone... Read more »

Pediatrics

The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

An article published in the World Allergy Organization Journal elaborated on how the skin barrier structure and function are essential to human health. The authors stated that unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show... Read more »

Surgery

An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

Biofilm has often been cited as a key pathological factor in non-healing wounds. It therefore seems crucial to manage the biofilm in order to expedite wound healing and achieve the desired outcome. A study by Scully and colleagues compared the clinical and in vitro performance... Read more »
 

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