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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Vaccine Updates

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
11th February 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1360: South Africa paused the rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday following data from a study stating that the vaccine did not protect participants in the clinical trial from the more contagious variant first detected in the country. This has come as a major blow to the country’s fight to control the pandemic. Scientists have also stated that individuals who had been infected by the previous strains of the virus were not protected from the B.1.351 variant. 1361: China has granted approval to a second COVID-19 vaccine. This new vaccine has been developed by the private company Sinovac Biotech....Read more »
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Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
11th 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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Evaluation of risk of primary liver cancer in association with Reproductive factors and menopausal hormone therapies

11th February 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
There is emerging evidence of differences in gender in the incidence and outcome of primary liver cancer (PLC). Evidence based observations have documented that hormonal factors may be responsible for gender disparity of PLC. However, whether exposure to these hormones in human can increase the risk of PLC is yet not completely understood. Thus,... Read more »
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Cough Update

Dose-response association with increasing doses of dextromethorphan in children with cough

11th February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The effectiveness of dextromethorphan (DM) for treating acute cough is still unclear. Yet, dextromethorphan is frequently administered to children as an antitussive. Dextromethorphan dosages are based on age rather than body weight, causing considerable inconsistency in the relative amount of drug that is administered... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

It is highly unlikely that COVID-19 came from a lab: Experts

11th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
SARS-CoV-2, the virus known to cause COVID-19, likely jumped from animals to humans and the possibility of the virus coming from a laboratory appears highly unlikely, stated the head of an international team probing the origins of COVID-19. Dr. Peter Ben Embarek, from the World Health Organization (WHO),... Read more »
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Monoclonal Antibodies Granted EUA for Treatment of COVID-19

11th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) for bamlanivimab and etesevimab combination for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults and children, aged 12 years or above (weighing at least 40 kg), with confirmed COVID-19, having a high risk of progression to severe disease... Read more »
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Budesonide reduces COVID-19 hospitalization risk, recovery time: Study

11th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Budesonide, a drug commonly used for the treatment of asthma, has been found to decrease the need for hospitalization and also reduced the recovery time among COVID-19 patients when given within seven days of symptom onset. Researchers at the University of Oxford noted in a 28-day study including 146 patients that inhaled budesonide led to a reduction... Read more »
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3 of 10 people in Tamil Nadu infected by COVID-19 by Nov last year, finds sero survey

11th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A serological survey conducted by the directorate of public health noted that 3 out of 10 people tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies as of November last year in the state of Tamil Nadu. The data suggest that over 2.3 crore people in the state were infected with COVID-19 until November 2020. This is around 36 times the actual number of people who officially tested positive for the disease... Read more »
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Dementia Patients Have Double the Risk of COVID-19

11th February 2021 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Patients with dementia have been noted to have a significantly heightened risk for COVID-19 and the risk was even higher for African Americans with dementia, noted a retrospective analysis of U.S. electronic health record (EHR) data. When the investigators adjusted for age, sex, race, and COVID-19 risk factors such as comorbidities... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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Can a patient seek redressal for grievances regarding treatment received?

11th February 2021
A patient who has suffered a negligent act of the doctors can seek remedy under several laws: 1. Compensatory action – This involves filing a complaint against doctors, staff or hospital, be it private or government, who committed negligence, in order to seek monetary compensation before ... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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The reluctant spender

11th February 2021
After being away on business, Tim thought it would be nice to bring his wife a little gift. "How about some perfume?" he asked the cosmetics clerk. She showed him a Rs 50.00 bottle. "That’s a bit much," said Tim, so she returned with a smaller bottle for Rs 30.00. "That’s still quite a bit," Tim complained. Growing annoyed,... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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Following prostate surgery, the retention catheter is secured to the client’s leg causing slight traction of the inflatable balloon against the prostatic fossa. This is done to:

11th February 2021
A. Limit discomfort
B. Provide hemostasis
C. Reduce bladder spasms... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Nosebleeds

11th February 2021
Nosebleed, or epistaxis, is a common problem, occurring in up to 60% of the general population and often occurs as a result of a respiratory illness or dry conditions. Nasal drying is common during the hot summer months because of the extreme temperature and dry air due to use of air conditioners.... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: How to Be Happy and Healthy

11th February 2021
Somebody once asked Lord Buddha that despite meditating for years, he had not been able to gain anything. Lord Buddha asked him if he lost anything. The disciple said that he had lost his anger, desires, expectations and ego. Buddha smiled and said that that is what he gained by meditating. To be happy, one must learn to let go a few things... Read more »
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Inspirational: The Tale of Two Pebbles

11th February 2021
In a small village, a farmer had to give a huge amount of money to a moneylender. The moneylender was an old and ugly man. He liked the farmer’s beautiful daughter. He proposed a bargain. He said that he would waive off the debt if the farmer let him marry his daughter. Both the farmer and his daughter were horrified to hear this... Read more »

Medical Voice

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Apple Watch can help spot Covid-19 symptoms: Study

11th February 2021
New York: It seems the Apple Watch that you wear can help detect even Covid-19 as researchers have found that the device can identify such cases earlier than traditional diagnostic methods and can help track and improve management of the disease. The study by researchers at Mount Sinai hospital in the US found that subtle changes in a participant's...Read more »

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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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Recovery Digest

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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

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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

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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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