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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

COVID-19 vaccine: Don’t junk that jab over fears of after-effects

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
15th February 2021
Multispeciality
Reproduced from: India Legal https://www.indialegallive.com/column-news/covid-19-vaccine/ published February 12, 2021
The hesitation shown by people to take the Covid-19 vaccine is due to fears about its after-effects. Stakeholders need to be transparent about its side-effects, while people need to be vigilant about their health.
There have been some cases of deaths after the Covid-19 vaccine was administered to people. Therefore, health workers in India are reluctant to take the vaccine. The country needs to address this issue in a transparent answer...Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster - Vaccine Adverse Events

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
15th February 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1377: HCFI Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Adverse events including Deaths following vaccinations”6th February, 2021; 11am-12pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr Suneela Garg, Prof Mahesh Verma, Dr Anita Chakravarti, Dr DR Rai, Mr Bejon Misra, Ms Balbir Verma, Dr KK Kalra, Dr Anil Kumar, Dr Suresh Mittal, Dr S Sharma. Consensus Statement of HCFI Expert Round Table: • Vaccines are universally tested and monitored and are among the safest medical products in use. Although evidence supports the safety of vaccines, there are rare instances where the causal relationship between vaccines and complications,...Read more »
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Effects of metabolic factors for NAFLD in women

15th February 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
It has been observed that women after menopause have the possibility of increased insulin resistance and visceral fat, which in turn may increase the prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Although the pathogenesis of NAFLD in women is yet unclear, the present study is aimed to assess the risk factors for NAFLD in women... Read more »
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Cough Update

Superiority of levosalbutamol over salbutamol in reducing cough in mild persistent asthma

15th February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Asthma is a complex syndrome manifested by potentially permanent airway obstruction, airway hyperresponsiveness, and multicellular inflammation. It is characterized by dyspnea, cough, chest tightness, wheezing, variable airflow obstruction, and airway hyper-responsiveness... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

U.S. CDC issues guidance for reopening of schools

15th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidance for reopening of U.S. schools. The agency recommends universal wearing of masks and physical distancing as important strategies to control COVID-19. The guidelines also stress on facility cleaning, personal hygiene as well as contact tracing... Read more »
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COVID antibodies may last for 8 months after vaccination, says AIIMS Director

15th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dr Randeep Guleria, has stated that antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus may last for up to eight months or even longer following vaccination against COVID-19. He further stated that scientists are exploring the long-term protection provided by the vaccines.... Read more »
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Alien Cells May Account for COVID 'Brain Fog'

15th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New research suggests that the long-term neurologic symptoms, such as brain fog, that some patients with COVID-19 experience, may occur as a result of the occlusion of brain capillaries by large megakaryocytes. The findings, shared in a research letter, report on five post-mortem cases from patients who succumbed to COVID-19.... Read more »
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High Rates of Anxiety among Physician Mothers

15th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A new report suggests that physician mothers are reporting increased rates of moderate to severe anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis. Among them, frontline workers and informal caregivers have the highest rates of anxiety. A survey was conducted among the Physician Moms Group on Facebook... Read more »
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Drug to Reduce Bone Marrow Suppression due to Chemotherapy Approved

15th February 2021 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Trilaciclib became the first drug in its class to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for reducing the incidence of chemotherapy-induced bone marrow suppression in patients being given chemotherapy for extensive-stage small cell lung cancer. The drug may provide protection to the bone marrow cells against damage from chemotherapy... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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Is it necessary for the doctor to mention his or her Registration Number issued to him or her?

15th February 2021
Yes, a doctor should mention the registration number issued to him by the Medical Council of India or a State Medical Council on the prescription made by him to his patients. It is mandatory for a registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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I am the ninth letter of the alphabet

15th February 2021
Teacher: Ellen, give me a sentence starting with "I".
Ellen: I is…
Teacher: No, Ellen. Always say, I am... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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A vitreous aspirate has been collected in an emergency at 9 pm. What advice would you like to give to the staff on duty regarding the overnight storage of the sample?

15th February 2021
1. The sample should be kept at 4°C.
2. The sample should be incubated at 37°C.
3. The sample should be refrigerated in a deep freezer... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Types of smokers

15th February 2021
• Light: < 10 cigarettes per day
• Heavy: >25 cigarettes per day
• Chippers: Very light smokers (< 5 cigarettes a day); those who regularly use tobacco without developing dependence... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Five Types of People - from Nastik to Astik

15th February 2021
Following are the five types of people: 1. Nastik: Those who do not believe in God.
2. Astik: For whom God exists.
3. Those who believe that God also exists in them (I and the God are the same)... Read more »
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Inspirational: Happiness is a Voyage

15th February 2021
We always try to convince ourselves that life will be better once we are married, have a baby. However, after this happens, we get frustrated because our children are not old enough. Then we start believing that all will be well when they are older. But again, we get frustrated as our children reach adolescence and we have to deal with them.... 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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Moderately confident... Read more » 

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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

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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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