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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Vaccine Myths

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
12th January 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1299: HCFI Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Consensus document on COVID-19 vaccine myths” 9th January, 2021, 11am-12pm.
Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr Suneela Garg, Prof Mahesh Verma, Dr Anita Chakravarti, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr DR Rai, Dr Balbir Verma, Mr Bejon Misra, Ms Upasana Arora, Dr KK Kalra, Dr Anil Kumar, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma
Consensus Statement of HCFI Expert Round Table • Several myths and concerns about the vaccine are circulating in society.
• A major concern is will the vaccine work on the mutant strain? Will it produce a new strain?... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 11th January 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
12th January 2021
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, 44M October 28, 45M October 30, 46M November 2, 47M November 4, 48M November 6, 49M November 7,...Read more »
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Potential role of xenobiotic biotransformation in Detoxification Pathways in the Liver

12th January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Liver has a crucial protective role against toxic chemical insults, which is attributed to its potential to convert lipophiles into more water-soluble metabolites by effectively removing it from the body through urine. This process of elimination of toxins is mediated by the expression of a wide spectrum... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

12th January 2021 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Efficacy and safety of expectorant containing Terbutaline Bromhexine and Guafenesin, and other cough formula in pediatric and adult patients

12th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
A study published in Journal of the Indian Medical Association aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of two cough formulas – Terbutaline, Bromhexine and Guafenesin containing expectorant and other cough formula in the management of cough associated with respiratory disorders. In this randomized double-blinded comparative trial,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19 Vaccination Drive to Start on Jan 16 in India

12th January 2021 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
India's COVID-19 vaccination drive will begin on January 16, stated the government Saturday evening. The Prime Minister called it a landmark step forward in the fight against COVID-19. Priority in vaccination will be given to nearly one crore healthcare workers and two crore frontline staff, including doctors,... Read more »

January likely to be the deadliest month of COVID-19 in the US at this rate

12th January 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
It took about 90 days for the United States to reach its first 2 million COVID-19 cases last year. However, it took just 10 days to reach 2.2 million cases in 2021, suggest data from Johns Hopkins University, as new infections, hospitalizations and deaths keep rising. Over 27,000 new COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the first 10 days of 2021,... Read more »

India’s daily COVID death toll falls below 200 after 227 days

12th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
India recorded 161 deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday. This is the first time in around seven-and-a-half months (227 days) that the daily toll from COVID-19 had fallen below 200. The deaths during the week dropped by 14% in comparison with the previous seven days. The last time the daily death toll was recorded below 200 was on May 28, 2020... Read more »

RAS Inhibitors in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients: REPLACE COVID Trial Findings

12th January 2021 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Hospitalized COVID-19 patients may safely continue taking angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), suggests the REPLACE COVID trial. The study's primary hierarchical endpoint - a global rank score in which patients were ranked by the severity of COVID disease course based on various biomarkers and clinical events,... Read more »

Dupilumab Controlled Itch Intensity, Frequency in Children with Severe Eczema

12th January 2021 Internal Medicine Pharmacists
Treatment with dupilumab with concomitant topical corticosteroids led to rapid and sustained improvement in itch intensity and frequency in children 6-11 years of age with severe atopic dermatitis, revealed a post hoc analysis of a phase 3 trial LIBERTY AD PEDS (NCT03345914), presented at the Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis virtual symposium... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can doctor/surgeon/consultant be held liable for not rendering a service or facility, which is not available in the hospital?

12th January 2021
A doctor cannot be held liable for not rendering a facility which was not available in the hospital. If the hospital knowingly fails to provide some amenities that are fundamental for the patients, it would certainly amount to medical malpractice; but for the same, the doctor cannot be held liable for medical negligence...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Communication technician

12th January 2021
A communication technician drafted by the army was at a firing range. At the range, he was given some instructions, a rifle and 50 rounds. He fired several shots at the target. The report came from the target area that all attempts had completely missed the target. The technician looked at his weapon, and then at the target...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Acantholysis is characteristic of:

12th January 2021
1. Pemphigus vulgaris.
2. Pemphigoid.
3. Erythema multiforme...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Skin care

12th January 2021
• Clean with soap and water.
• Moisturizers can make the skin dirty.
• Dryness is better than being dirty... Read more »

eSpiritual: How to Remove Negative Thoughts

12th January 2021
Darkness is absence of light and similarly negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts. The answer to negative thoughts is to bring back positive thoughts. An idle mind is the devil’s workshop and will always think negative.
Here are some ways by which you can remove negative thoughts...Read more »

Inspirational: Growing Deep and Strong!

12th January 2021
One day, a girl and her mother were working in the garden. They were transplanting plants for the third time. As the plants grew from a seed in a small container, they had been transferred to a larger container; then transplanted into the garden. As the girl was moving, they were transplanting them once again...Read more »

Medical Voice

White House task force warns of new 'USA variant' of Covid-19

12th January 2021
The White House coronavirus task force in its latest report said that the United States may have its own version of a more transmissible variant of Covid-19 that might be helping fuel the already aggressive spread of the virus. Reports sent by the task force to states dated to January 3 warned of the possibility of a 'USA variant' of Covid-19, CNN reported...Read more »


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