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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Update

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
10th February 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1353: Can we blame and punish anyone for 2.2 million COVID-related deaths in the world?
An editorial published in a British medical journal has stated that politicians who were not aggressive enough in their response to curb the COVID-19 pandemic should be held responsible for the deaths. The editorial states that this could be termed as "social murder." Kamran Abbasi, MD, executive editor of BMJ, writes that politicians must be held accountable by legal and electoral means. (WebMD)...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 9th February 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
10th February 2021
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,... Read more »
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Adverse effects of liver disease on mother and foetus

10th February 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Liver disease in pregnancy is known to cause severe adverse outcomes on both mother and foetus. However, there is still limited data describing the prevalence, profile and impact of liver disease on outcome of pregnancy. The authors of the study evaluated the frequency, causes and outcome of liver disease in pregnant women... Read more »
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Cough Update

Evaluation of Antitussive potential of diphenhydramine on the citric acid aerosol-induced cough response

10th February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The present study included 20 healthy volunteer subjects and evaluated the efficacy of 25 mg of diphenhydramine as an antitussive by determining its citric acid aerosol-induced cough response. Inclusion criteria for participants was manifestation of a consistent, quantitatively definable response to a 5% citric acid challenge... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

New coronavirus variants raise questions around vaccines: WHO

10th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
As new variants of the novel coronavirus, known to cause the COVID-19 pandemic, continue to emerge, several questions have been raised around whether the currently available vaccines will be effective against them, stated the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus... Read more »
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South Africa to begin COVID-19 vaccinations with J&J vaccine

10th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
South Africa is set to begin its COVID-19 vaccination program with Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine following results from a study suggesting that the vaccine by AstraZeneca provided reduced protection against mild-to-moderate illness from the dominant variant circulating in the country. According to a government factsheet... Read more »
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India crosses 60 lakh mark in COVID-19 vaccinations in 24 days

10th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The number of beneficiaries to have received COVID-19 vaccine doses in India crossed the 60 lakh mark till Monday evening, stated the Union health ministry. The country has reached the mark in 24 days, which is the fastest in the world. While the USA took 26 days to reach this mark, the UK took 46 days... Read more »
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Rheumatologic Disease Activity Affects COVID-19 Death Risk

10th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) infected with COVID-19, with poorly controlled rheumatologic condition at the time of contracting the infection, seem to have higher odds of death from COVID-19, suggest new data. Findings from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance (GRA) physician registry suggest... Read more »
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Progression from prediabetes to diabetes among older adults

10th February 2021 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
A cohort study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine noted that the prevalence of prediabetes was high among elderly patients; however, the proportion of patients progressing to diabetes was found to be low. Among 70- to 90-year-old patients with prediabetes, regression to normoglycemia... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to specify in which specialty he has done his postgraduation?

10th February 2021
No, it is not necessary for a registered medical practitioner to specify in which specialty he has done his post-graduation qualification (MD/MS) on the prescription made by him to his patient. As per the provisions of Clause 1.4.2 of Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulation,... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

I am driving

10th February 2021
A wife was making breakfast of fried eggs for her husband. Suddenly, her husband burst into the kitchen. ‘Careful,’ he said, ‘CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my Gosh! You’re cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my Gosh!... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

When should you have your first cholesterol screening?

10th February 2021
A. At age 10.
B. At age 20.
C. At age 35... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Impact of exercise on the knee

10th February 2021
Different exercises produce different impacts on the knee joints. The best and safest exercises causing minimum impact on the knee for patients post knee replacement or knee arthritis are walking, biking, riding an exercise bike, and walking on the treadmill. In sports, one can play doubles tennis and not singles... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Why do people suffer?

10th February 2021
As per Garud Puran and Hindu mythology, one of the reasons for suffering is the debts of your past birth. Your purpose of life is to face sufferings to pay these debts. The second reason is your present deeds till today starting from birth. If your sum total of bad deeds is more than good deeds, they get added to your previous birth’s debts... Read more »

Inspirational: Remain gracious in the face of rudeness

10th February 2021
Once there was a newspaper vendor who had a very rude customer. Every morning, the customer would walk by, not returning the greeting, take the paper off the shelf and throw the money at the vendor. The vendor would pick up the money, smile and thank the customer... Read more »

Medical Voice

Is India Under Increasing Burden of Hysterectomy Among Older Ages?

10th February 2021
By Gaurav Suresh Gunnal ( M.Sc. in Biostatistics and Demography), Shristi Guha ( M.Sc. in Population Studies) Hysterectomy refers to the surgical removal of the uterus and sometimes the cervix and supporting tissues is the second common major surgical operation performed by the woman throughout the world...Read more »

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Recovery Digest

Orthopedics

Oral Rehydration Therapy in Thoracic Surgery

The goal of a study published in Kyobu Geka was to evaluate safety and efficacy of preoperative oral rehydration therapy compared to infusion therapy in thoracic surgery. In this study, 84 patients scheduled for thoracic surgery were assigned to either an oral rehydration group or an infusion group... Read more »

Nephrology

Orthopedics

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 »

Pediatrics

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 »

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 of a next-generation antibiofilm silver dressing (NGAD) enriched with an antimicrobial dressing technology... Read more »
 

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