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CMAAO Corona Facts And Myth - Can vaccination be mandated?

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
13th February 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
Yes
1. Even if one country has a persistent infection, the mutations will occur continuously. 2. The available evidence suggests that vaccines are very safe. The public health data suggests that COVID-19 is a considerable health risk, and hence people should be vaccinated to protect themselves. 3. It is a novel virus and hence will infect 100% population if the person gets exposed. 4. It is the individual choice to choose between corona or vaccine!...Read more »
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World Covid Meter 12th February 2021, Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
13th February 2021
Multispeciality
Novel Covid 19 viral vaccines
Cases: 1M: April 2, 2 M April 15, 3 M: April 27, 4 M May 8; 5 M 20 May, 6 M 30th May, 7 M 7th June, 8M by 15 June, 9 M 22nd June, 10 M 29th June. 11 M 4th July, 16 M , 17 M 29 July, 18 M 1st August, 21 .8 M 16 August, 25 M 30th August, 28 M 10 September, Ground Zero: Wuhan in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Coronavirus Cases: 108,280,408; Deaths: 2,377,224; Recovered: 80,315,089; Active Cases: 25,438,794 Currently Infected Patients: 25,487,731 (99.6%) in Mild Condition; 100,364 (0.4%) Serious or Critical. Closed Cases: 82,841,614...Read more »
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Efficacy of Non-Invasive Markers in Predicting Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Chronic Liver Disease

13th February 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
There is emerging evidences suggesting the increased rates of pregnancy in women with cirrhosis. Thus, specific obstetric and hepatology care is warranted to reduce the risk of hepatic decompensation during pregnancy. Nevertheless, prognostic markers evaluating pregnancy outcomes are still insufficient... Read more »
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Cough Update

A meta-analysis of the antitussive effect of dextromethorphan in acute cough

13th February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The objective of the meta-analysis was to identify the antitussive effect of treatment with dextromethorphan hydrobromide, 30 mg, versus placebo over a 3-hour treatment period in patients who are having cough because of simple upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). Also, to demonstrate that the computerized system... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Most people can produce neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2

13th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A study published in PLOS Pathogens has stated that a large number of people have the potential to produce neutralizing antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in severe cases of COVID-19. The study also supports the use of combination antibody therapy for the prevention... Read more »
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46.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the US: CDC

13th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that 46,390,270 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered in the country as of Thursday morning. Overall, 68,285,575 vaccine doses have been delivered across the country. The number of vaccine doses includes both Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines... Read more »
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WHO Praises PM Modi Over COVID-19 Response

13th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Country representative of World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Roderico Ofrin, has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making the fight against COVID-19 a ‘Jan Andolan’. He stated that the Government of India should be proud of the resilience that was exhibited during the pandemic. He added that the nationwide vaccination drive is a successful one... Read more »
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COVID Clot Prevention: Early Prophylactic Anticoagulation

13th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A new study suggests that starting heparin prophylaxis within 24 hours of hospital admission for COVID-19 was tied to considerably better outcomes. Investigators noted that starting anticoagulation early was linked with 27% lower relative risk of 30-day mortality compared to no anticoagulation... Read more »
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Inhaled Hyaluronan May Help COPD Patients

13th February 2021 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Aerosolized high-molecular-weight hyaluronan (HMW-HA) appears to improve acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suggests a new study. In comparison with placebo, HMW-HA was found to be linked with a significantly shorter duration of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NIPPV),... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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Does contributing articles to the press amount to advertising?

13th February 2021
The Indian Medical Council (Professional conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002: 7.11: A physician should not contribute to the lay press articles and give interviews regarding diseases and treatments which may have the effect of advertising himself or soliciting practices; but is open to write to the lay press under his own name... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Printer is working fine

13th February 2021
A woman customer called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer.
Tech support: Are you running it under windows?
Customer: "No, my desk is next to the door, but that is a good point... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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Immediately after cholecystectomy, the nursing action that should assume the highest priority is:

13th February 2021
A. Encouraging the client to take adequate deep breaths by mouth
B. Encouraging the client to cough and deep breathe
C. Changing the dressing at least BID... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Follow a healthy diet for a healthy heart

13th February 2021
• Consume a diet low in sodium. One should not consume more than 6 gm of sodium chloride in a day.
• Consumption of trans fats, which is found in hydrogenated oils or vanaspati ghee, should be minimal as they are bad for the heart and reduce the HDL cholesterol and increase the LDL cholesterol... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Never hurt the ego of a person

13th February 2021
It is a well-known Vedic fact that if you hurt the ego of a person, he will never forgive you, especially, if you have insulted or implicated him in character assassination, or have cast implications about financial embezzlement or you call a woman as old or a man as impotent in public. For example, if I hurt the ego of a chowkidaar,... Read more »
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Inspirational: It’s All Good

13th February 2021
There was a king in Africa who had a close friend he grew up with. The friend used to look at every situation, whether positive or negative, as good. One day, they went on a hunting expedition. The friend was loading and preparing the guns for the king. He might have done something wrong in preparing one of the guns. As the king fired it, he blew off his thumb... Read more »

Medical Voice

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Double masks substantially reducing exposure to virus: Research

13th February 2021
Washington: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently conducted experiments to improve the fit of masks amid Covid-19 pandemic, suggesting that combining cloth mask and medical procedure mask could reduce a wearer's exposure to virus by over 90 per cent....Read more »

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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice... Read more » 
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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?
Very confident
Moderately confident... 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

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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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