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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Update

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
4th March 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1415: It is highly likely that children aged below 12 years will get a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this year or the beginning of 2022, stated Dr Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (WebMD) 1416: A single dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine reduces the number of asymptomatic infections and could also decrease the risk of transmission significantly, reports a UK study. Results from thousands of COVID-19 tests conducted every week as part of hospital screenings of healthcare staff were assessed...Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 3rd March 2021, Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
4th March 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,...Read more »
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EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines: Drug-induced liver injury

4th March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Idiosyncratic (unpredictable) drug-induced liver injury is one of the most challenging liver disorders faced by hepatologists, because of the myriad of drugs used in clinical practice, available herbs and dietary supplements with hepatotoxic potential, the ability of the condition to present with a variety of clinical and pathological phenotypes... Read more »
Cough Update


4th March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
An article published in StatPearls reported that dextromethorphan – approved by the FDA as a cough suppressant, is one of the most common compounds found in majority of the over-the-counter antitussives. In 2010, the FDA approved the use of this dug in for pseudobulbar affect (PBA) in combination with quinidine... Read more »

News From All Specialities

U.S. President urges states to prioritize vaccinations for teachers

4th March 2021 Business and Medicine Public Health
U.S. President Joe Biden has urged all states to give priority to teachers for COVID-19 vaccinations in order to ensure that children could go back to school quickly and safely. He stated that every educator should be administered at least one dose by the end of this month. With three vaccines now available,... Read more »

Unrealistic to think this virus will be finished by year-end: WHO

4th March 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has cautioned that it is unrealistic to think that the COVID-19 pandemic will be over by the end of the year. Michael Ryan, WHO emergencies director, stated that it might be possible, however, to decrease hospitalizations and deaths. Ryan said that it would be premature and unrealistic to think... Read more »

Five states account for more than 84% of total active COVID-19 cases in India

4th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
The total number of active COVID-19 cases in India currently stands at 1.68 lakh with five states accounting for 84.16% of the total active caseload. Six states and UTs - Maharashtra, Kerala, Goa, Chandigarh, Punjab and Gujarat - have reported a weekly positivity rate higher than the national average of... Read more »

65 plus individuals can now get AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in France

4th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The French government has said that older individuals with pre-existing conditions can now receive AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The country’s health minister stated that those affected by co-morbidities can now be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine, including those aged 65-74 years. Last month, the country... Read more »

Some Type 2 Diabetes Patients Have Major ECG Abnormalities

4th March 2021 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
Investigators noted major ECG abnormalities in 13% of over 8,000 unselected patients with type 2 diabetes in a community-based Dutch cohort. There was a 9% prevalence of major abnormality in the subgroup of these patients without identified cardiovascular disease (CVD). It was noted that minor ECG abnormalities were even more common... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner


When is it a case of negligence?

4th March 2021
If no inquiry or experts are required, then it is a clear case of negligence. In such cases, medical negligence is established based on the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur (the thing speaks for itself).
1. If there is any evidence of prima facie case, never events or mens rea (criminal intent)... Read more »

eMedi Humor


Bite my eye

4th March 2021
A man walks into a bar, has a few drinks and asks what his tab was. The bartender replies that it is twenty dollars plus tip. The guy says, "I'll bet you my tab double or nothing that I can bite my eye." The bartender accepts the bet, and the guy pulls out his glass eye and bites it... Read more »

eMedi Quiz


Dietary gluten intake is postulated to be a possible etiologic factor in all the following dermatologic diseases except..

4th March 2021
A. Acne vulgaris
B. Psoriasis
C. Dermatitis herpetiformis... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates


eWellness: Explaining cardiac interventions

4th March 2021
For any traffic management, following are the options:
• Placing traffic signals can be equated to dos and don’ts of lifestyle management.
• Posting a traffic inspector on the crossing - This can be equated with clinical cardiologist... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescription: Yoga, the Greatest Healer

4th March 2021
The Sanskrit word for ‘healthy’ is ‘Svastha’ - Sav-Stha - means being established in one’s own true self. This is only possible when the body is in union with the mind and the consciousness. The Bhagavad Gita (Ch. IV shloka 36), says Api chedasi papebhya sarvebhya pap kritama or in other words “even if thou are the sinner of all sinners,... Read more »

Inspirational: A Great Story

4th March 2021
A woman clad in the best of clothes walked up to a man sitting on the ground. “Good morning,” she politely greeted him. The man slowly looked up. He thought that she wanted to make fun of him, like many others and just asked her to leave him alone. The woman continued standing and asked the man if he was hungry... Read more »


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In a study aimed to estimate the effect of activities on ORS and zinc use, a scale-up program was executed from 2012-2016 by The Clinton Health Access Initiative to upsurge the use of oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc to treat diarrhea in children under 5 in three states: Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh.... Read more »



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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 »



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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