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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Pfizer Vaccine

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
16th December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
Pfizer Vaccine - 1. The US CDC advisory committee has recommended the recently authorized Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals aged 16 and above in the United States, and stated that it has been found to be safe and effective. 2. ACIP voted 11-0, with three recusals, to recommend the use of Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine in individuals aged 16 years or older. 3. The panel voted to include the vaccine in 2021 immunization schedules. The panel members stated that the recommendation should go hand-in-hand with ACIP's prior recommendation...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 15th December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
16th December 2020
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,... Read more »
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Beneficial Outcome of turmeric and chicory on obesity markers and lipid profile in NAFLD

16th December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Looking for new strategies to reduce the risk factors of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), investigators recently studied the effects of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) and chicory seed (Cichorium intybus L.) supplementation. A double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial was conducted among... 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

16th December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Effectiveness and safety for the combination of levosalbutamol, ambroxol and guaifenesin for the productive cough treatment

16th December 2020 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
One of the most common symptoms that many doctors and general physicians treating paediatric population is cough. Cough can be of two types: productive or unproductive. With the combination of bronchodilator, mucolytics and expectorant, productive cough can be managed and treated. Phase IV clinical trial was conducted and the main objective... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Teachers should be prioritized for vaccination against COVID-19: UNICEF Executive Director

16th December 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A statement released recently by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore says that vaccinating teachers is crucial to put children’s education back on track. The statement said, “UNICEF is calling for teachers to be prioritized to receive the COVID-19 vaccine,... Read more »

First Americans vaccinated as COVID death toll in U.S. crosses 300,000

16th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
A New York City intensive care unit nurse became the first person in the United States on Monday to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine rollout comes at a time when the nation’s COVID-19 death toll crossed 300,000. Sandra Lindsay, who treated some of the sickest COVID-19 patients for several months,... Read more »

Guidelines issued for coronavirus vaccination drive in India

16th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The Center has issued guidelines for the COVID-19 inoculation drive which include vaccinating 100-200 people in each session every day, monitoring them for 30 minutes following vaccine administration for any adverse event and allowing only one beneficiary at a time. The guidelines issued to states recently stated that the Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network... Read more »

No Indication New COVID Variant in UK Interferes with Vaccine Effectiveness, Says WHO

16th December 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme Executive Director Mike Ryan has stated that the WHO is aware of reports of a new variant of COVID-19 identified in the United Kingdom, and that there is no evidence to suggest that the mutation will influence the effectiveness of vaccines against the viral disease... Read more »

ADA 2021 Standards Address Financial Barriers to Care in Diabetes

16th December 2020 Internal Medicine Diabetes and Endocrinology
For 2021, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) offers new guidance on assessment of patients' financial and social barriers to care, particularly considering the COVID-19 pandemic, individualizing treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes, and the use of diabetes technology. The annual ADA update includes new clinical information... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is the difference between real and informed consent?

16th December 2020
There is a difference in the nature of express consent of the patient, known as ‘Real’ consent in the United Kingdom (UK) and as ‘Informed’ consent in the United States (US). According to Department of Health in the UK, consent is the voluntary and continuing permission...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Trouble on the Roof

16th December 2020
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 »

eMedi Quiz

High resolution computed tomography of the chest is the ideal modality for evaluating:

16th December 2020
. Pleural effusion.
2. Interstitial lung disease.
3. Lung mass...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Fat but fit no longer good for health

16th December 2020
A study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology challenged the concept that by being physically fit, individuals who are obese can fully compensate mortality risk. The study suggested that physically fit obese men have a higher risk for death compared to men who are of normal weight but are physically unfit... Read more »

eSpiritual: : The spiritual meaning of the word ‘Artha’

16th December 2020
Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha are the four fundamental principles of our very existence which means earning righteously with a desire to fulfill the inner happiness. Righteous earning is called ‘Artha’ and mistakenly it has been linked to materialistic money. In mythology,...Read more »

Inspirational: Determination and Persistence

16th December 2020
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; however,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Bacteria that travel across continents in atmospheric dust can impact climate & ecosystems

16th December 2020
LONDON: Some bacteria can travel from one continent to another 'hidden' in atmospheric dust, according to a new study which says these microbes may not only affect human and animal health, but also impact climate and ecosystems. The research, published in the journal Atmospheric Research,...Read more »


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