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CMAAO CORONAVIRUS FACTS and MYTH BUSTER: Vaccine safety

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
14th February 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1376: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Vaccine safety” Held on 6th February, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants: Member NMAs Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO, Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Treasurer, CMAAO, Dr Marthanda Pillai, India, Member World Medical Council, Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan Medical Association, Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh Medical Association, Dr Qaiser Sajjad, Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association, Dr Lwando Maki, South African Medical Association,
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Dr Russell D’Souza, Australia UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group...Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster: Covid Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
14th February 2021
Multispeciality
1372: WHO experts share findings on the origins of the coronavirus A team of experts from the World Health Organization stated in China that the coronavirus likely spread to humans through an animal and it was highly unlikely that it came into circulation due to a lab accident. The findings were shared following 12 days of fieldwork by the WHO scientists in Wuhan, China. Still months of work needs to be undertaken to trace the origins of the virus. (NY Times)...Read more »
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Importance of Fatigue as a predictor of quality of life in women with primary biliary cirrhosis

14th February 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Fatigue is a considered as a universal symptom of many chronic diseases, however, it is still underestimated as a factor in determining quality of life (QOL). Clinicians generally assess subjective measures of fatigue. The author of the study utilized well-validated instruments to evaluate fatigue... Read more »
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Cough Update

Pharmacokinetic profile of dextromethorphan in children and adolescents

14th February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Dextromethorphan hydrobromide (DM) is an antitussive which is extensively used. For the first time, the following study determines the uncomplicated pharmacokinetic profile of dextromethorphan along with its active metabolite, dextrorphan in children and adolescents. Thirty-eight male and female participants who were at risk of developing an upper respiratory... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Acute malnutrition estimated to affect 2.3 million children under five in Yemen in 2021

14th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
It is estimated that around 2.3 million children below 5 years of age in Yemen will likely suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021, warn four United Nations agencies. Overall, 400,000 among these are estimated to have severe acute malnutrition and could even die if urgent treatment is not provided.... Read more »
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UK coronavirus variant accounts for 18% of COVID infections in Italy

14th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The more contagious variant of the coronavirus that was first detected in Britain is estimated to account for around 17.8% of all new COVID-19 cases in Italy, stated the health ministry. The estimated COVID-19 reproduction “R” number has reportedly increased to 0.95 from 0.84 during the last week, added the health ministry... Read more »
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Steep fall in India's active COVID-19 cases

14th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The active COVID-19 cases in the country have shown a sharp fall, coming down to 1.35 lakh on Friday. Over a period of 24 hours, only 1 state recorded more than 1000 cases. Four states and UTs including Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Ladakh, Tripura and Andaman and Nicobar Island did not report any new case in the previous 24 hours... Read more »
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U.S. to secure 600 million vaccine doses by July

14th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
U.S. President Joe Biden visited some leading scientists working on the frontlines of the war against COVID-19. The President announced that the U.S. will procure enough vaccine doses by the end of the summer to be able to vaccinate 300 million Americans. Mr Biden stated that the country had secured contracts from Moderna... Read more »
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Wide Variability in Blood Glucose Tied to More CVD in Diabetes Patients

14th February 2021 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Patients with type 2 diabetes with the highest variability in A1c levels over a period of 2 years were found to have significantly more first cardiovascular disease (CVD) events compared to similar patients with less A1c variability, reported a retrospective analysis of over 29,000 US patients... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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What is res ipsa loquitur?

14th February 2021
Res ipsa loquitur is a legal Latin Maxim which means “the thing (situation) speaks for itself.” The principle of res ipsa loquitur is an evidential principle, which, in some cases, allows the court to draw an inference of negligence. The maxim is applicable where an accident occurs in circumstances wherein accidents do not normally... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Trouble on the Roof

14th February 2021
Mike and Rob were laying tiles on a roof when a sudden gust of wind came and knocked down their ladder. "I have an idea," said Mike. "We'll throw you down, and then you can pick up the ladder." "What, do you think I'm stupid?" Rob replied." I have an idea. I'll shine my flashlight, and you can climb down on the beam of light."... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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Estrogen replacement for postmenopausal symptoms causes a decrease in …

14th February 2021
a. LDL
b. Cholesterol
c. VLDL... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Tips to prevent pneumonia

14th February 2021
• Get vaccinated with the flu and pneumococcal vaccines • Practice respiratory and cough hygiene to protect yourself against respiratory infections that may lead to pneumonia. • Respiratory hygiene: Keep a distance of minimum 3-6 ft, from a person who is coughing, sneezing or singing to prevent cross infection, specifically, from flu... Read more »
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eSpiritual: The spiritual meaning of the word ‘Artha’

14th February 2021
Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha are the four fundamental principles of our very existence which means earning righteously with a desire to fulfil the inner happiness. Righteous earning is called ‘Artha’ and mistakenly it has been linked to materialistic money. In mythology, Artha is synonymous with Lakshmi,... Read more »
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Inspirational: Determination and Persistence

14th February 2021
Engineer John Roebling started building the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, USA back in 1870. The bridge was completed in 1883, 13 years later. This creative engineer was excited about an idea of building a bridge that would connect New York with the Long Island. Bridge building experts across the world;... Read more »

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Doctors Survey

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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

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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