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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Circadian Rhythm and COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
15th January 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1304: Possible explanations of post COVID symptoms
Misalignment of the circadian timekeeping system with the desired sleep schedule or impairment of the circadian modulation of sleep and wakefulness often leads to clinically significant symptoms of insomnia and excessive daytime sleepiness, besides impaired physical, neurocognitive, emotional, and social functioning.
- A: Disrupted sleep-wake pattern: Characterized by abnormalities in the sleep-wake pattern compared with those of most healthy adults under similar environmental conditions... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 14th January 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
15th January 2021
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, 42M October 24, 43M October 26, 44M October 28, 45M October 30, 46M November 2, 47M November 4, 48M November 6, 49M November 7, 50M November 8, 51M November 10, 52M November 12, 53M November 14, 54M November 15, 55M November 17, 56M November 19, 57M November 20,...Read more »
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Liver regeneration: Its Principles and role of homeostasis

15th January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
There is growing evidence suggesting liver regeneration as an example of compensatory growth with the aim to replace loss of tissue in an organ. Hepatocytes, the main functional cells of the liver, have the potential to proliferate and restore mass and concurrently deliver all hepatic functions essential for maintaining the homeostasis of the body... 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

15th January 2021 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Treatment of the common cold in children and adults

15th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
An article published in the American Family Physician reported that the common cold or upper respiratory tract infection, is one of the leading reasons for physician visits. Generally caused by viruses, it is treated symptomatically—antibiotics are not effective in children or adults... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO urges to step up surveillance of emerging coronavirus variants

15th January 2021 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
World Health Organization (WHO) scientists have stated that efforts should be scaled up to quickly identify and study the emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus. Besides monitoring, virus and serum samples should be shared through globally agreed mechanisms so that critical research can be started each time, stated the agency... Read more »

Pfizer must do local study for approval of vaccine in India, says official

15th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Any vaccine maker, including Pfizer, which seeks emergency-use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine in India, has to conduct a local bridging safety and immunogenicity study to be considered for the country's immunization program, stated a senior government official. Serum Institute of India,... Read more »

UK COVID-19 Strain in 50 Countries Now, South African Variant in 20

15th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The coronavirus mutation first identified in Britain has now spread to 50 countries, territories and areas, as per the World Health Organization. A similar strain identified in South Africa has now been found in 20 countries, territories and areas. The WHO has also noted a third new coronavirus "variant of concern"... Read more »

U.S. crosses 10 million COVID-19 vaccinations nationwide

15th January 2021 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Over 10 million Americans have been administered their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Wednesday, as per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The United States reached the 10.2 million vaccinations mark one day after the CDC and Trump administration issued new guidance to states... Read more »

Vitamins C and E Tied to Reduced Risk for Parkinson's Disease

15th January 2021 Neurology Pharmacists
Higher intake of vitamins C and E was found to be linked with a decreased risk for Parkinson's disease (PD) in an analysis of a national cohort study. Higher intake of both the vitamins, in contrast to one, strengthened the association with reduced PD risk... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What procedure and safeguard is to be followed if there is no advance medical directive?

15th January 2021
In the landmark judgment titled as “Common Cause versus Union of India, 2018 (5) SCC 1 passed by the Hon’ble Constitution Bench of 4 Judges of the Supreme Court of India, it has held that: 192. It is necessary to make it clear that there will be cases where there is no Advance Directive. The said class of persons cannot be alienated....Read more »

eMedi Humor

An addiction

15th January 2021
Connie told her 4-year-old grandson not to jump on the beds. After several warnings she punished him, explaining that should he fall, he would hurt himself badly.
Several minutes passed and he was back to jumping on the beds...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

What is the principal carbohydrate present in Amniotic fluid?

15th January 2021
a. Glucose
b. Fructose
c. Mannose...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: All about tea

15th January 2021
Tea is commonly thought of as black tea with milk and sugar. However, the word ‘tea’ refers to any herb. When Tulsi is boiled in water, it makes Tulsi tea; hot mint water makes mint tea. Several different herbs can be used to make different varieties of teas, such as jasmine tea, lemon tea, lemon grass tea, masala tea, sounf tea, etc... Read more »

eSpiritual: What is the importance of life force?

15th January 2021
A physical body becomes useless once the life force is gone. The same body, which was lovable to everyone, becomes a liability after death. Everyone wants to dispose it as early as possible as keeping a dead body at home is considered a bad omen...Read more »

Inspirational: Heaven and Hell

15th January 2021
A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and asked him what Heaven and Hell were like. The Lord showed the holy man two doors. He opened one of the doors for the holy man to look inside. He saw a large round table in the middle of the room with a large pot of stew in its center,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid-19: No herd immunity in 2021, WHO warns

15th January 2021
GENEVA: Scientists at the World Health Organization warned Monday that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even as one leading producer boosted its production forecast. England meanwhile launched the first of its mass-inoculation sites in major cities,...Read more »


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An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

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