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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster - Women have more vaccine reactions

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
14th March 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1458: Women are reporting more severe side effects after being administered COVID-19 vaccines
1. Side effects appear to be different for men and women across a range of vaccines, often on account of hormones, genes and vaccine doses. 2. The sex difference in COVID-19 appears to be consistent with past reports of other vaccines. 3. A CDC report on safety data from the initial 13.7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the U.S. noted 7,000 people who reported side effects...Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster - Keeping surgery on hold for at least 7 weeks after a positive coronavirus test tied to lower mortality risk

Dr K Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
14th March 2021
Multispeciality
In a study of 3,127 patients with a preoperative SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis, mortality was found to be the highest in those who underwent surgery the soonest after testing positive, reported researchers in Anaesthesia. The 30-day postoperative mortality rates were 9.1% for surgery within 2 weeks of diagnosis; 6.9% for surgery 3-4 weeks after a positive test; 5.5% for surgery 5-6 weeks after testing positive; and 2.0% for surgery 7 or more weeks after diagnosis...Read more »
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Etiology, Clinical Features, Outcome and Prognostic Markers of Drug-Induced Liver Injury in Indian Patients

14th March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Evidence based observations suggest that there is a geographic variation in the etiology of and outcomes following idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI). The author of the present prospective trial performed a study of DILI in India, from 2013 to 2018. They reviewed and concluded the causes,... Read more »
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Cough Update

Promising role of diphenhydramine in preventing cough reflex

14th March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The most common problem for which a patient seeks medical attention is cough. Though, there are less scientific data supportive their effectiveness for existing over-the-counter cough remedies. Evidence based observations suggest that the first-generation antihistamine diphenhydramine is categorized... Read more »

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US President: All adults to be eligible for vaccines by May

14th March 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
US President Joe Biden has told states to make all adults eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine by May 1. The President also urged the people to stay vigilant or be ready to face more restrictions. In his speech on the first anniversary of the pandemic lockdown, he said that if people of the US pulled together, there could be a greater sense of normalcy,... Read more »
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More than 1 in 5 healthcare workers experienced depression and anxiety during pandemic: Study

14th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
New research suggests that over one in five healthcare workers have experienced anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder during the pandemic. The systematic review and meta-analysis, published in PLOS One, included 65 studies involving more than 97,000 people. On breaking down the numbers by region,... Read more »
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WHO urges countries to closely monitor adverse effects of any vaccine in use

14th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged all countries to closely monitor the adverse health effects of any vaccine that is currently in use, after several EU countries suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Several European states have discontinued vaccination with the AstraZeneca drug after reports of severe side effects,... Read more »
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HIV, High-Risk Pregnancy and COVID-19

14th March 2021 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
While developing COVID-19 during a high-risk pregnancy is bad both for the mother and the baby, having HIV infection as well doesn't seem to make it any worse, reports a study from South Africa. Among 100 women diagnosed with COVID-19 while receiving care at a high-risk obstetric care service,... Read more »
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2021 KDIGO clinical practice guideline: Major update of BP guidance

14th March 2021 Internal Medicine Pharmacists
The updated 2021 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) clinical practice guideline for the management of blood pressure in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) not on dialysis advises a target systolic blood pressure of < 120 mmHg, given that the measurements are standardized ... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?

14th March 2021
Yes, it is necessary for the registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receipt/money receipt issued by him to his/her patients... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Five minutes later

14th March 2021
Man calls up the doc at 2 a.m. "Doc, my wife is having severe abdomen pain. I think it's her appendix."
"What nonsense!" says the doc sleepily.
"I took out your wife's appendix two years ago. Go back to sleep."... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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A 2-month-old baby with acute icteric viral hepatitis-like illness slips into encephalopathy after 48 hours. The mother is a known hepatitis B carrier. Mother's hepatitis B virus serological profile is most likely to be:

14th March 2021
1. HBsAg positive only.
2. HbsAg and HBeAg positive.
3. HBsAg and HBe antibody positive... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Women above 65 should take extra care of their health

14th March 2021
• All women must exercise a minimum of 30 minutes per day, but women who need to lose weight or maintain weight loss must engage in 60 to 90 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most, or preferably all, days of the week. • A heart-healthy diet should be rich in fruits, whole grains and fiber foods with a limited intake of alcohol and sodium... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Thinking Differently

14th March 2021
Thinking opposite was advocated by Patanjali, thinking differently by Adi Shankaracharya and thinking positive by Gautam Buddha. Out of the three approaches, the Indian Vedic philosophy focuses on thinking differently. Thinking positive and thinking opposite may not be feasible at the time of any adversity... Read more »
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Inspirational: Honesty

14th March 2021
Morality may be reflected in the courage of making a choice. Wickedness is easier than integrity, since it believes in taking a short cut to everything. But over time you understand that you can’t make wrong work. There are always two choices, two paths. One is easy... Read more »

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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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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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