Monthly Archives: June 2020

COVID-19 – Sample collection guidelines

April 1, 2020 Indian Council of Medical Research – National Institute of Epidemiology Scope of this document: To be used by hospitals involved in collecting samples for COVID-19 testing Purpose: This document gives information on sample collection, packing and transport to laboratory for COVID-19 testing Responsibilities:  Clinician: o To identify the appropriate patient for […]

U can manipulate data

U can manipulate data and the basic concept of ” Evidence based Medicine” – is thrashed when u learn that Evidence is sold in market Most prestigious journals (LANCET, NEJM) loose credibility and I believe- This is not new. In the field of Diabetes- Pioglitazone was banned by recommendations of big shots who are funded […]

*Latest from CDC, USA*

*[07/06, 12:10]:* *The US government’s Centre for Disease Control has made official the emerging scientific evidence on Coronavirus transmission:* Very low risk of transmission from surfaces. Very low risk from outdoor activities. Very high risk from gatherings in enclosed spaces like offices, religious places, cinema halls or theatres. These findings that have been emerging for […]

Corona virus acrophobic?

Remember, we told you understanding novel coronavirus, which is officially called SARS-CoV-2 and which causes Covid-19, is a continuous process as of now? Bio-chemical scientists are devoting maximum energy to decode the behaviour of the coronavirus. Now, a group of researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2, which has frightened the most powerful governments, may be fearful […]

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Dr Jagdish Hiremath, renowned interventional cardiologist, credited with successful use of “reversal of heart disease program”  shares his expertise for the medical fraternity here. Cardiovascular diseases are on the rise and among the “stressed” community of doctors! Overall the incidences of smoking among doctors has gone down drastically but the prevailing situation of stress makes every doctor prone to […]

Why should we let doctors decide who should be tested for Covid19 ?

1. It’sknownthattherearealargenumberofCovidpositive asymptomatic individuals. These people if undergoing surgery under anesthesia would be at high risk to develop lung complications after surgery. If God forbid, someone was to die and we are asked, could you have done any test to avoid this death, what are we to say ? That someone from the government gave […]

COVID-19 human challenge studies: ethical issues

Euzebiusz Jamrozik, Michael J Selgelid COVID-19 poses an extraordinary threat to global public health and an e ective vaccine could provide a key means of overcoming this crisis. Human challenge studies involve the intentional infection of research participants and can accelerate or improve vaccine development by rapidly providing estimates of vaccine safety and e cacy. […]

COVID-19 Is Likely Airborne, Aerosol Scientist Says

6/4/2020 https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931320_print http://www.medscape.com   Brenda Goodman, MA May 28, 2020 Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Something has been bothering Kimberly Prather, PhD: everything she reads about COVID-19 points to a pathogen that travels through the air.  Kimberly Prather, PhD There’s how quickly it has […]

Bhagwad Gita and corona

     European Heart Journal (2020) 00, 1–2 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa489 COVID-19 and the healthcare workers Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita (the ‘Lord’s Song’) from India during these difficult times                         […]

How long does the coronavirus last inside the body?

SCIENCECORONAVIRUS COVERAGE PHOTOGRAPH BY SEFA KARACAN, ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES READ CAPTION 3D image of tomography datas displaying Covid-19 symptoms on lungs and the overall damage… Read More PHOTOGRAPH BY SEFA KARACAN, ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES Researchers are narrowing down how long the virus persists inside the body and whether people can be […]

Guidelines for Quarantine facilities COVID-19

  The purpose of this document is to provide interim guidance for setting up of quarantine facilities 1 Guidelines for Quarantine facilities   Topic Contents Page No. Introduction 3 Evaluation of Potential Sites 4 Risk assessment of the quarantine facility 5 Securing Entry and Exit points Human resource Deployment, training, IEC, Clinical Examination […]

COVID-19  CHECKLIST FOR MONITORING AND SUPPORTIVE SUPERVISION

Private facilities Name of hospital: Category: Clinic/Polyclinic/Nursing Home/Multi speciality Hospital Address: District: Division: State:   Facility Nodal officer- Name – Designation- Contact number – Whether entire hospital/ Block(s) within hospital is dedicated for COVID care/non-COVID (Tick as Applicable) Whether the facility is functional/being made functional (for COVID)/NA (Tick as Applicable)   Numbers/Quantity of : • […]

INDIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION MANUAL FOR HOSPITAL PREPAREDNESS AND MANAGEMENT OF COVID19

Table of Contents S. no. Page no. 1. 3 2. 6 3. 8  Contents Introduction Case definition Triaging  SECTION A 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. SECTION B 1. 2. 3. 4. SECTION C 15. 16. 17. 18. COVID FACILITY Testing strategy (India) Patient management Chart of covid […]

OPD Practice Post COVID-19 Lockdown Lift

     Clinical Practice Guidelines June 2020     Introduction: Developing a pandemic safety plan in the wake of covid19 is crucial. Healthcare workers are at the front line of the outbreak. Alongside concerns for their personal safety, they are anxious about possibly infecting their families and other staff working […]

Over View of COVID 19

Virology- • •SARS-CoV-2 is a β-coronavirus. • •Coronaviruses(CoV) are divided into four genera, including α−/β−/γ−/δ-CoV. • •α-and β-CoVare able to infect mammals, while γ-and δ-CoVtend to infect birds. • •αCoVcause mild respiratory infection in humans • •Other two known β-CoVsare SARS-CoVand MERS-CoVcause severe and potentially fatal respiratory tract infections . Modes of transmission • Droplet […]

Covid task force

Important points from the panel discussion of Dr.Sanjay Oak, Chairman Covid Task Force, Maharashtra and Dr.Shashank Joshi ,Dean ,Indian college of Physicians. *Mumbai* 1.Covid 19 positive patient if symptomatic and having comorbidities should only be admitted. 2.Initial line of treatment Vit C 1000 mg per day plus Zinc 50 mg per day plus Tab HCQ […]

COVID-19  CHECKLIST FOR MONITORING AND SUPPORTIVE SUPERVISION

Private facilities Name of hospital: Category: Clinic/Polyclinic/Nursing Home/Multi speciality Hospital Address: District: Division: State:   Facility Nodal officer- Name – Designation- Contact number – Whether entire hospital/ Block(s) within hospital is dedicated for COVID care/non-COVID (Tick as Applicable) Whether the facility is functional/being made functional (for COVID)/NA (Tick as Applicable)   Numbers/Quantity of : • […]

*COVID Treatment Protocol : simplified*. 29/ 05/

1) *All covid positive patients* * *Tab HCQ* 400 twice a day for 1 day Then 200 twice a day for 4- 9 days * *Tab Oseltamivir* 1-0-1 for 5 days * *Tab Ivermectin* 12mg twice a day for 2 days * *Tab Doxy* 100 twice a day for 5 days. ( In case of […]

Guidelines Update

 COVID- The clinical guidance provided in this booklet is for informa on and educa on purpose only. The content of this booklet is intended to offer healthcare professionals guidance regarding the best prac ces in caring for and trea ng pa ents infected by COVID-19. It is not necessary that adhering to any of […]