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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Pfizer Vaccine

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
13th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1144: Pfizer Vaccine Data Show 90% Efficacy in Early Results. An interim analysis of a phase 3 study has shown that a vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 is 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in trial volunteers who did not have evidence of prior infection of the virus. BTN162b2 is a messenger RNA–based vaccine candidate that requires two doses. It is being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech SE. A phase 3 clinical trial of BTN162b2 was started on July 27 and has recruited 43,538 participants as of date; 42% of the participants have racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 12th November: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
13th November 2020
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,... Read more »
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Influence of T2D on Oncologic Outcomes of Hepatocellular Carcinomas in Non-Cirrhotic, Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis

13th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
A study was conducted to explore the oncological outcomes of non-cirrhotic Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) associated hepatocellular carcinomas (NASH-HCC) and the influence of T2D. NASH-HCC are on the rise. NASH-HCC has often been seen to develop in the fibrotic liver... 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

13th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

The Zinc factor in anti-viral immunity

13th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Anti-viral immunity is vital to recover from COVID-19 infection. Micronutrient deficiency suppresses immune functions by affecting the T-cell-mediated immune response and adaptive antibody response, and alters the balanced host response. Supplementation with certain vitamins/trace elements enhances immunity in viral infections... Read more »

News From All Specialities

2021 designated as International Year of Health and Care Workers

13th November 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
At the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly, Member States recognized the dedication and sacrifice of millions of health and care workers at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, and designated 2021 as the International Year of Health and Care Workers (YHCW), in unison... Read more »

UNICEF, PAHO launch joint COVID-19 vaccine tender on behalf of COVAX Facility

13th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
UNICEF and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have announced the launch of a tender to invite all COVID-19 vaccine developers to submit a proposal for supply in 2021. The tender will run for a period of 6 weeks and aims at providing around 2 billion doses of COVID-19... Read more »

Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine 92% effective, says Russia

13th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Interim trial results suggest that Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective at protecting people against COVID-19 infection, stated the country’s sovereign wealth fund. Experts suggest that though the Russian data was encouraging, the results were based on a small number of volunteers... Read more »

At 25.5%, Delhi seroprevalence static

13th November 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
New Delhi: The prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies in people in Delhi neither saw a significant increase nor decline over the past month. According to the October sero-surveillance report, for which 15,015 samples were tested from 272 wards,... Read more »

1 in 11 Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 Later Readmitted

13th November 2020Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Nearly 1 in 11 patients discharged after COVID-19 treatment is readmitted to the same hospital, suggest researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Older age and chronic diseases appear to be linked with increased risk. Investigators assessed the records of 126,137 patients hospitalized... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a patient seek redressal for grievances regarding treatment received?

13th November 2020
Yes, a patient who suffers from the negligent act of the doctors can seek remedy under various laws:
1. Compensatory action - Complaint against doctors, staff or hospital, private or government, seeking monetary compensation before - i. Civil Court under law of Torts or Law of Contract,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Look at me

13th November 2020
Boss: Have you ever seen an owl?
Man (looking down) No Sir……
Boss: Don't look down. Look at me...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which among the following is not used in Quadruple test?

13th November 2020
B. Inhibin-A
C. Inhibin-B ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Beware of Diwali pollution

13th November 2020
Air pollution during Diwali day can worsen asthma or COPD in susceptible individuals.
Asthmatics are advised to avoid smoky atmosphere and consult their doctor to take increased dose of regular medicines... Read more »

eSpiritual: Samudra Manthan: The Churning of the Ocean on Dhanteras.

13th November 2020
Many of us know the story of ‘Sagar Manthan’ or the churning of the ocean. The story goes like this. Once Indra lost his kingdom due to the disrespect he showed to sage Durvasa. He approached Lord Vishnu who advised him to seek the help of the demons to churn the ocean of milk (Ksheer Sagar),...Read more »

Inspirational: No time to brag

13th November 2020
There were two geese who were set to start their annual migration. A frog pleaded them to take him with them. The geese, though willing to do so, looked for a means of conveyance. The frog brought a long stalk of pond grass, and asked the geese each to grab one end with their beaks...Read more »

Medical Voice

Festival related demand may be impacted by resurgence in Covid cases: Dun & Bradstreet

13th November 2020
MUMBAI: Even as Indian economy has sprung back to its feet from October this year, resurgence in Covid cases may turn out to be a speed breaker, Dun & Bradstreet research said. The research said that the impact of the coronavirus shock would be much higher than that observed by global economies...Read more »


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Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »


Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »


International guidelines and recommendations for surgery during Covid-19 pandemic

A new study published in the International Journal of Surgery aimed to review the available recommendations published by general Surgery Societies and Health Institutions and evaluate the underlying Literature providing clinical... Read more »

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