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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
17th January 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1308: CDC and Pfizer are probing the death of a 'very healthy' Miami obstetrician 16 days after receiving the vaccine who suffered a brain haemorrhage.
1. Gregory Michael, aged 56, died on January 3, 16 days after he was administered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. His wife Heidi Neckelmann said that he was 'very healthy' before receiving the shot. 2. He succumbed to a stroke caused by acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a blood disorder caused by a lack of platelets. 3. The death is being investigated by Pfizer and the Florida Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 16th January 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
17th January 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,...Read more »
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Role of liver in Iron homeostasis

17th January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Liver plays an important role in the regulation of iron homeostasis. The liver has the ability to sense changes in systemic iron requirements and in turn, can regulate iron concentrations in a vigorous and rapid manner. Various studies in the last decade have been conducted that demonstrated... 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 January 2021 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Safety and Tolerability of Extended-Release Guaifenesin in Patients with Cough, Thickened Mucus and Chest Congestion Associated with Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

17th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
An extended-release (ER) formulation of the expectorant guaifenesin has recently been launched in India for the treatment of productive cough accompanied by mucus (phlegm). The goal of a study published in Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety was to further elucidate the safety... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO Emergency Committee on COVID-19 advises on coronavirus variants, vaccines

17th January 2021 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The WHO Emergency Committee (EC) on COVID-19 has stated that COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The committee convened virtually on 14 January to review the emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants and to consider the potential use of vaccination and testing certificates for international travel... Read more »

Pfizer says it has second doses of COVID-19 vaccine ready, foresees no supply problems in U.S.

17th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Pfizer Inc has been holding on to second doses for each of its COVID-19 vaccinations as requested by the federal government, and expects no problems in their supply to Americans, said a spokeswoman. The spokeswoman added that Operation Warp Speed has asked them to begin shipping the second doses only recently,... Read more »

Dr. Reddy’s receives approval for Phase 3 clinical trial for Sputnik V in India

17th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd has announced that the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given the company approval to carry out the phase 3 clinical trial for the Sputnik V vaccine in India. The trial will be conducted on 1500 individuals as part of the randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study in the country... Read more »

Total COVID-19 Deaths Cross 2 Million Globally

17th January 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Total confirmed deaths from COVID-19 around the world crossed the two million mark on Friday, as per an AFP tally. As of 1825 GMT on Friday, 2,000,066 people have died of the coronavirus, as per the count based on official figures obtained from authorities. A total of 93,321,070 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed globally since the start of the pandemic,... Read more »

Asthma-COPD Overlap: High Disease Burden

17th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Internal Medicine
Patients with asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap (ACO) were found to experience a higher burden of disease, compared to patients with either asthma or COPD alone, reported a new study published in Respirology. In the cross-sectional, observational study, patients aged 18 years and older with a confirmed diagnosis ... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What are common situations where MBBS doctor's MBBS degree can be in problem in court of law in India?

17th January 2021
The situations in which MBBS degree can be in problem are:
• If the degree is fake
• If the degree is not approved by MCI...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Good Treatment

17th January 2021
Bob went over to his friend Joe’s house and was amazed at how well Joe treated his wife. He often told her how attractive she was, complimented her on her cooking and showered her with hugs and kisses. "Gee," Bob remarked later, "you really make a big fuss over your wife". "I started to appreciate her more about six months ago,"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 70-year-old male patient with history of chest pain was diagnosed to have coronary artery disease. An ultrasound of the abdomen showed presence of gallbladder stones. There was no past history of biliary colic or jaundice. What is the best treatment advice for the patient for his gallbladder stones?

17th January 2021
1. Open cholecystectomy. 2. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy. 3. No surgery for gallbladder stones...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Paint your plate with the colors of rainbow: Include all 7 colors and 6 tastes

17th January 2021
US Dietary Guidelines recommend consumption of 2 1/2 cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruits, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. The American Cancer Society recommends intake of 2 1/2 cups of fruits and vegetables in a day. All vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and beans contain phytonutrients... Read more »

eSpiritual: You are the Temple of God and the Spirit of the God Dwells in You

17th January 2021
This sutra from the Bible reflects the union between the spirit and the soul. The ‘Spirit’ represents the Parmatama or the Brahman and ‘You’ represents the individualized spirit or the Soul (Jivatama). A temple is a place of worship and also the place where God resides. Every human being represents a temple (place of worship)...Read more »

Inspirational: Learn and Earn

17th January 2021
Two individuals joined a wholesale company together immediately after graduation. Both of them were hard workers. After several years, A was promoted to sales executive while B remained a sales rep. One day B could not take it anymore, handed a resignation to the boss and complained that the boss did not value hard working staff,...Read more »

Medical Voice

German specialists probing 10 deaths of people vaccinated against Covid-19

17th January 2021
Berlin: Specialists from Germany's Paul Ehrlich Institute are looking into the deaths of 10 people who passed away soon after having been inoculated against the novel coronavirus disease, Brigitte Keller-Stanislawski, the head of the institute's department of the safety of medicinal products and medical devices, said on Thursday. According to the medical expert,...Read more »


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