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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster - Transplant and antibodies

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
10th April 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1550: Weak antibody response following first dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in kidney transplant recipients 1. The burden of immunosuppression may induce a weak antibody response in kidney transplant recipients following first dose of an mRNA vaccine, noted a study published in Kidney International. 2. International recommendations on COVID-19 vaccine distribution prioritize immunocompromised patients, including kidney transplant recipients. However, the guidance was issued without inclusion of this population in vaccine clinical trials...Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 9th April 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
10th April 2021
CMAAO: In susceptible high-risk (pro-inflammatory and/or pro-coagulative) individuals, reactogenic vaccines can trigger transient thrombo-inflammation lasting first few (up to four) days. COVID Vaccine: non-replicative, non-repetitive dose, spike gene mRNA/spike gene DNA to mRNA/whole killed virus, reactogenic vaccine 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,...Read more »
Cough Update

Diagnosis and Treatment of Lower Airways Associated Cough

10th April 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Chronic cough of lower airways may be due to- cough variant asthma (CVA), nonasthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis (NAEB), atopic cough etc. Correct assessment of the cause is a must to induce proper management to the patient. certain investigations like- Spirometry, bronchial challenge test, induced sputum test,...Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVAX reaches more than 100 economies

10th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
The COVAX Facility has successfully delivered life-saving vaccines to more than 100 economies since the first international delivery to Ghana on February 24 this year. Over 38 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech and Serum Institute of India have now been delivered, including 61 economies... Read more »

India to review vaccines following blood clot warning

10th April 2021 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A panel of experts is looking into any cases of blood clotting in India, even mild cases, occurring as a side effect of the two COVID-19 vaccines being administered in the country, reported Mint. Currently AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute, branded as Covishield, and Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN... Read more »

India leads globally with over 34 lakh vaccine doses given per day

10th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
At an average of 34,30,502 COVID-19 vaccine doses being given each day, India leads globally in the number of doses being administered daily, stated the Union Health Ministry on Thursday. A cumulative total of 9,01,98,673 vaccine doses has been administered thus far across 13,77,304 sessions. The numbers include 89,68,151 healthcare workers... Read more »

PM Appeals to have "Tika Utsav" from April 11-14 to Vaccinate as Many People as Possible

10th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
During a recent meeting with chief ministers over the COVID-19 situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to organize a ‘Tika Utsav’ or ‘Vaccine Festival’ in order to vaccinate as many people as possible against the disease. "Can we celebrate Tika Utsav from April 11 to April 14? During this time,... Read more »

UK offers alternative to Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for those below 30

10th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
People below 30 years of age in the UK will be offered an alternative COVID-19 vaccine to the AstraZeneca shot on account of evidence linking it to rare blood clots. The recommendation comes after the UK drugs regulator found in a review that by the end of March, 79 individuals had developed rare blood clots following vaccination... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner


National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New Delhi Original Petition No. 59 of 2000

10th April 2021
“Gross medical mistake will always result in a finding of negligence. Use of wrong drug or wrong gas during the course of anesthetic will frequently lead to the imposition of liability and in some situations even the principle of Res ipsa loquitur can be applied.”... Read more »

eMedi Humor


A girl was crying bitterly.

10th April 2021
Mom: What happened dear?
Daughter: Mom do I look like a wicked witch?
Mom: No!...Read more »

eMedi Quiz


The right coronary artery supplies all of the following parts of the conducting system in the heart except:

10th April 2021
1. SA node.
2. AV node.
3. AV bundle... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates


eWellness: The woman is at risk if

10th April 2021
1. Her father or brother below the age of 55 years or her mother or sister below 65 years of age have suffered a heart attack, stroke, angioplasty or bypass surgery. 2. She is over 55 years old (After age 65, the death rate increases sharply for women). 3. She smokes or is exposed to second-hand smoke daily... Read more »

eSpiritual: Leverage your strengths

10th April 2021
• Know your strengths.
• A British study suggests that only about a third of people understand their strengths.
• If something comes easily, one tends to take it for granted and it is not identified as a strength... Read more »

Inspirational: Story of Appreciation

10th April 2021
An academically excellent individual applied for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the first interview and was called for the last interview with the company’s director. The director noted from the CV that the man’s academic achievements were excellent. He asked him if he obtained any scholarships in school... Read more »

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Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a new road map for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The organization put forth ambitious targets and innovative approaches to tackle 20 diseases which affect more than a billion people residing in regions that are poorly equipped with healthcare and sanitation,... Read more »



Accelerated versus delayed renal replacement therapy: What should you go for?

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Impact of Moisturizing Skincare on Skin Barrier Function in Infants

Newborn skin is dry and undergoes significant changes in sebum. These changes are known to cause problems such as diaper dermatitis, seborrheic eczema and prickly heat in more than 50% of newborns. Routine bathing and moisturizer use are some of the preventive measures for such conditions in newborns... Read more »



Effect of Cissus quadrangularis on fracture union in a young male - Case report

Cissus quadrangularis is rich in anabolic steroids, calcium, and phosphorus. Stem extracts of the herb are often used for early repair of fractures. In a case report published in the International Journal of Research in Orthopaedics, authors assessed the effect of C. quandrangularis in advancing fracture union and reduction in pain and swelling... Read more »

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