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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Around the Globe

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
13th March 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
SARS-CoV-2 More Infectious Than SARS-CoV-1: N-terminal domain (NTD) is the pivotal difference between SARS-CoV-1 and -2. This part of the protein has not really been paid attention to before, but it appears that this is a crucial part for the stability of the protein, said Dr. Mahmoud Moradi, of the University of Arkansas. Researchers noted in simulations that SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 have different ways of changing their shape, and on different time scales...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 12th March 2021 : Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
13th March 2021
Multispeciality
Novel Covid 19 viral vaccines, B 1.1.7 UK, B.1.351 South Africa, P1 Brazil
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,...Read more »
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DILI at a Tertiary Hospital in India: Etiology, Clinical Features and Interpreters of Mortality

13th March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is unusual; yet, one of the significant causes of acute liver failure which results in noteworthy morbidity or mortality. The main etiologic mediators for DILI include anti-epileptics, antibiotics, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)... Read more »
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Cough Update

Advantage of Terbutaline in suppressing fentanyl-induced coughing

13th March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The present study is aimed at defining the suppressive effect of inhalation of a selective beta 2-adrenergic bronchodilator terbutaline, and the impact of an intravenous anticholinergic, atropine, on fentanyl-induced coughing. The authors included 131, ASA class I patients, aged 16-45 yr, scheduled for elective surgery... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Australia continues AstraZeneca vaccine roll-out

13th March 2021 Business and Medicine Public Health
Australia says it will continue with the roll-out of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as there was no evidence of an association with blood clots. Some European countries have suspended the vaccine’s use though. Denmark, Norway and Iceland have discontinued the use of AstraZeneca vaccine... Read more »
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India to produce Johnson & Johnson vaccine under Quad initiative

13th March 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Under the first Quad vaccine initiative, India will manufacture the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. The project is going to be financed by Japan and the US, and Australia will employ its logistics capacity for shipping the vaccines to Southeast Asia and the Pacific countries... Read more »
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Covaxin Taken Off Clinical Trial Mode

13th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
Bharat Biotech's indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, named Covaxin, has been taken off the clinical trial mode. Beneficiaries are not required to sign consent forms before taking the vaccine now. The decision comes a day after a subject expert committee made a recommendation in this regard to the DCGI... Read more »
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One year after declaration of pandemic, 1 in 10 Americans have been fully vaccinated

13th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
One year after the novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, 1 in 10 individuals in the US are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 33.9 million Americans have either received a one-dose or two-dose vaccine... Read more »
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Real-World Data Suggest COVID-19 Vaccine Reduces Asymptomatic Infection Risk

13th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Two studies based on real world data indicate that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines decreased the risk of developing asymptomatic infection. While one of the studies, from researchers at the Mayo Clinic, was published in a journal, the other was mentioned in a press release... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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When is consent not necessary to be obtained by the doctor or hospital?

13th March 2021
In case of medical emergency, the doctor can operate on the patient without his or her consent. The 3 Judges Constitution Bench of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the landmark judgment titled as “Samira Kohli versus Prabha Manchanda, AIR 2008 SC 1385 has held that:... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Embarrassing Traffic Stop

13th March 2021
A police car pulled me over near the high school where I teach. As the officer asked for my license and registration, my students began to drive past. Some honked their horns, others hooted, and still others stopped to admonish me for speeding. Finally the officer asked me if I was a teacher at the school,... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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At the end of a balanced anesthesia technique with non-depolarizing muscle relaxant, a patient recovered spontaneously from the effect of muscle relaxant without any reversal. Which is the most probable relaxant the patient had received?

13th March 2021
1. Pancuronium.
2. Gallamine... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Treatment of fatty liver

13th March 2021
• A 10% weight loss can improve fatty liver and possibly inflammation.
• Metformin and ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) are not recommended.
• Statins are safe in patients with fatty liver but whether they can reduce fatty liver is not known... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Facts about Soul and the Spirit

13th March 2021
• Energy is the raw material of the universe.
• Information is the organization of energy into reproducible forms.
• Consciousness is living information and energy (living energized information)... Read more »
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Inspirational: God has a Sense of Humor Too

13th March 2021
A woman once received a call from her daughter’s babysitter that her daughter was having high fever. She rushed back home from her office and stopped at a pharmacy to get medication. As she got back to her car, she realized that she had locked her car keys inside... 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?
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From Other Newsletter

Recovery Digest

Orthopedics

WHO launches 10-year plan to tackle neglected tropical diseases

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, and especially the poor... Read more »

Nephrology

Orthopedics

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

While some recommend to initiate renal replacement therapy (RRT) as soon as severe acute kidney injury, on the other hand some advocate a delayed strategy wherein they suggest waiting until the patient develops an indication for dialysis.... Read more »

Pediatrics

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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 »

Orthopaedic

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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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