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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Vaccine Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
17th December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1214: HCFI Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Vaccine update” 12th December, 2020, 11am-12pm.
Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr AK Agarwal, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr Suneela Garg, Dr YK Gupta, Dr Anita Chakravarti, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr Alex Thomas, Mr Bejon Misra, Ms Upasana Arora, Dr Anil Kumar, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma.
Consensus Statement of HCFI Expert Round Table -
• Graphs of the top 15 countries in the world show that India, Argentina and Poland are still experiencing the first wave of the infection...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 16th December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
17th 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, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23,... Read more »
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New developments on obesity and NAFLD in Asia.

17th December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Over the past two decades, rapid urbanization in many Asian countries has brought in trends of sedentary lifestyle and overnutrition, predisposing to the epidemic of obesity. An article published in the Journal of Hepatology reviewed the epidemiological prevalence of obesity in Asia... 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

17th December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Treatment with a fixed-dose combination of paracetamol, chlorphenamine and phenylephrine for the common cold

17th December 2020 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Common cold and other viral airway infections are very prevalent in the general population. For symptomatic relief, their treatment needs certain use of medications. Paracetamol is antipyretic and analgesic too, chlorphenamine is an antihistamine and phenylephrine, a vasoconstrictor and decongestant... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO Launches Labour Care Guide

17th December 2020 Business and Medicine Family Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) and HRP have launched the ‘Labour Care Guide’ in a bid to improve every woman’s experience of childbirth, and to ensure health and well-being of women and their babies. The WHO Labour Care Guide is a new tool, putting the WHO recommendations... Read more »

FDA Authorizes Antigen Test as First OTC At-Home Diagnostic Test for COVID-19

17th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first over-the-counter (OTC) complete at-home test for the diagnosis of COVID-19. The Ellume COVID-19 Home Test is a rapid, lateral flow antigen test. In this test,... Read more »

Moderna moves closer to U.S. authorization for COVID-19 vaccine

17th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine appears set for regulatory authorization this week as U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff endorsed the vaccine as safe and effective in documents released on Tuesday. An FDA decision on whether to issue an emergency use authorization for the vaccine will be taken after a panel of outside advisers meets on Thursday... Read more »

26k new COVID-19 cases, 383 deaths in India

17th December 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
After coming down to a 161-day low on Monday, the number of new COVID-19 cases in India increased slightly on Tuesday to a little above 26,000; active cases continued to fall. The country recorded 26,239 new cases on Tuesday, with the overall caseload standing at 99,32,818. On Monday, the daily count had declined to 22,273... Read more »

Risk of Bone Fractures Increased in Non-meat Eaters

17th December 2020 Orthopedics Pharmacists
Compared with meat eaters, vegans were found to be at a heightened risk of total and site-specific fracture of the hip, leg and vertebrae, in a study published in BMC Medicine. Vegetarians and fish eaters also had a higher risk of hip fractures than meat eaters... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Some situations of negligence as defined by the Supreme Court of India

17th December 2020
In Martin F. D’Souza vs Mohd. Ishfaq, 3541 of 2002, dated 17.02.2009, the Supreme Court has defined some situations of negligence as follows:
1. Failing to strictly observe current practices, infrastructure, paramedical and other staff, hygiene and sterility...Read more »

eMedi Humor

My Grades

17th December 2020
A high school student came home one night rather depressed.
"What’s the matter, Son?" asked his mother.
"Aw, gee," said the boy, "It’s my grades. They’re all wet."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The cells belonging to the following type of epithelium are provided with extra reserve of cell membrane:

17th December 2020
1. Transitional
2. Stratified squamous
3. Stratified cuboidal...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Eating Out Tips

17th December 2020
• Restrain on portion size: Order for one if you are two people; if you are alone, set aside some of the food on your plate to bring home.
• Resist refined carbohydrates... Read more »

eSpiritual: Importance of silence

17th December 2020
True silence is the silence between thoughts and represents the true self, consciousness or the soul. It is a web of energized information ready to take all, provided there is a right intent. Meditation is the process of achieving this silence...Read more »

Inspirational: Benefits of Struggling

17th December 2020
A man once found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day he noticed that a small opening had appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for hours as it struggled to come out through that little hole. Eventually, it appeared that it had stopped making any progress...Read more »

Medical Voice

Why post-Covid fungal infection is new worry

17th December 2020
New Delhi: Low immunity among people recovering from Covid-19, either due to the infection or medicines administered, is leading to a unique crisis. Doctors at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), one of the leading city hospitals, say many patients are developing mucormycosis, a rare-but-deadly fungal infection...Read more »


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People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia or obesity alone... Read more »


Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

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The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

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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... Read more »

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