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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Biomedical Waste Management

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
16th February 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1378: Round Table - Expert Group on Environment Zoom Meeting on “Issues and Challenges in implementation of Biomedical Waste Management Rules – Part 2"7th February, 2020, 1-2 pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Anil Kumar, Dr Dipankar Saha, Dr M Dwarkanath, Mr Pankaj Kapil, Mr Pradeep Khandelwal, Mr Neeraj Tyagi, Dr Shyam Gupta, Dr Suresh Mittal, Dr Meenakshi Soni, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma.
The meeting was chaired by Dr M Dwarkanath and co-chaired by Mr Pradeep Khandelwal...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 15th February 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
16th February 2021
Multispeciality
Variants - B 1.1.7 UK, B.1.351 South Africa, P.1 Brazil
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,...Read more »
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Interrelationship of adverse perinatal outcomes of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy with biochemical markers

16th February 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is correlated with adverse perinatal outcomes, however, its relationship with the concentration of specific biochemical markers is indistinct. The authors of the present study aimed to determine the adverse perinatal effects of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy in women... Read more »
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Cough Update

Anti-infective property of Ambroxol in the Treatment of Bronchopulmonary Diseases

16th February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Plethora of studies have establishes ambroxol as a potent therapeutic agent in the management of acute and chronic respiratory diseases. The researchers of the study re-evaluated the benefit-risk of ambroxol. The study included all new significant published scientific data involving the treatment of bronchopulmonary diseases in the last decade.... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

New Ebola outbreak in Guinea

16th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Guinea has announced a fresh Ebola outbreak as tests came out positive for the virus following the death of three individuals and after four people fell ill. This is the first resurgence of the viral disease in Guinea since the worst outbreak reported in 2013-2016. The patients developed diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding after they attended a burial in Goueke... Read more »
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India's COVID recovery rate among highest in the world, says health ministry

16th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
India has recorded a steady fall in daily new deaths related to COVID-19 since October 1, 2020, stated the Union Health Ministry, adding that the country’s recovery rate is one of the highest in the world. The Case Fatality Rate now stands at 1.43%. The recoveries from COVID-19 in the country stand at ... Read more »
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WHO Investigators Discover Signs of Wider COVID-19 Outbreak in Wuhan in December 2019

16th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
World Health Organization (WHO) team probing the origins of coronavirus in China found much wider signs of the outbreak of the viral disease in Wuhan in December 2019 than previously anticipated. The investigators from WHO have sought access to thousands of blood samples from Wuhan which China has not let them have access to thus far... Read more »
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Humidity from masks may decrease severity of COVID-19

16th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A study, published in the Biophysical Journal, led by researchers at the NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), has noted that face masks considerably increase the humidity in the air that a person wearing the mask breathes in. According to the investigators, this higher level of humidity in the inhaled air could possibly explain... Read more »
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New SOPs issued for offices to curb the spread of coronavirus

16th February 2021 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The Union health ministry has released a set of fresh 'SOPs to contain the spread of COVID-19 in offices'. The SOPs suggest that if one or two cases of COVID-19 are reported at a workplace, the disinfection can be limited to the areas occupied and visited by the patient over the previous 48 hours... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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When can a doctor make a formal announcement in the press?

16th February 2021
“Advertising to solicit patients directly or indirectly, by a physician, by a group of physicians or by institutions or organizations” is considered an unethical act as per regulation 6.1.1 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations, 2002... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Blonde Stop

16th February 2021
A police car pulled alongside a speeding car on the motorway. Glancing at the car he was astonished to see that the woman behind the wheel was knitting! Realizing that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the cop rolled down his window and shouted "Pullover!" The blonde rolled down her window and yelled back "No, it's a scarf!"... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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Which of the following is true about restless leg syndrome?

16th February 2021
1. RLS also occurs at rest
2. RLS occurs predominantly in the evening or at night
3. RLS is sometimes painful... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Prevention strategy relies on lifestyle

16th February 2021
Stenting may not always be the answer to treating heart disease with stable angina. A German study has shown that patients with stable CAD who underwent an exercise regimen had significantly higher rates of event-free survival compared to those who were subjected to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Signs of Spiritual Awakening

16th February 2021
• More experiences of telepathy.
• More experiences of reverse telepathy.
• More spontaneous fulfilment of desires... Read more »
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Inspirational: Live and Work

16th February 2021
Once there was a hardworking man who delivered bread as a living to support his family. He spent all his evenings after work attending classes, in a hope to improve himself and one day, find a better paying job. He seldom ate a meal together with his family, except on Sundays. He worked and studied hard to provide his family with the best that money could buy... 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 » 
Medical voice

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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Recovery Digest

Orthopedics

Daily Dengue Severity Score to Assess Severe Manifestations

A recent study published in Pediatr Infect, stated that daily dengue severity score of =12 is a precise assessment tool for severe exhibitions. The study intended to develop dengue severity score to evaluate severe manifestations amongst hospitalized patients with dengue infection... Read more »

Nephrology

Orthopedics

COVID-19 in patients with chronic kidney disease

Novel coronavirus disease is a condition newly discovered in the end of 2019 and started in the Wuhan city of China. It is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus and its main clinical manifestations include acute respiratory illness with pneumonia... 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 »

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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