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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Vaccines can trigger reactogenic thrombo-inflammation

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
17th March 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1467: HCFI Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Covishield vaccine halted in some European Countries: Evidence-based or knee jerk reaction?”13th March, 2021, 11am-12pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Shashank Joshi, Dr Suneela Garg, Dr DR Rai, Mrs Upasana Arora, Ms Balbir Verma, Dr KK Kalra, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr Anil Kumar, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma
Consensus Statement of HCFI Expert Round Table : • If the reactogenicity is uncontrolled, inflammation is likely...Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 16th March 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
17th March 2021
CMAAO: In susceptible high-risk (pro-inflammatory and/or pro-coagulative) individuals, reactogenic vaccines can trigger transient thrombo-inflammation lasting first few (up to four) days. COVID Vaccine: non-replicative, non-repetitive dose, spike gene mRNA/spike gene DNA to mRNA/whole killed virus, reactogenic vaccine. 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,...Read more »
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Prognosis of Antituberculosis Therapy–Induced Acute Liver Failure

17th March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Although antituberculosis therapy (ATT)–associated acute liver failure (ATT-ALF) is the most frequent drug-induced ALF in South Asia, prospective studies on ATT-ALF are scarce. The authors of the current study determined the magnitude, clinical course, outcome, and prognostic factors in ATT-ALF... Read more »
Cough Update

Clinical efficiency of ambroxol-theophylline-guaiphenesin combination in the treatment of acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (AECB)

17th March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
AECB are recurring attacks due to deteriorating bronchial inflammation. These are marked by an increase in the volume of daily sputum which is produced along with a change in color of the expectorated sputum and dyspnea gets worsened. Farcosolvin is a mixture of ambroxol (15 mg), guaiphenesin (30 mg)... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO urges healthcare workers to allow mother-baby contact

17th March 2021 Business and Medicine Public Health
The COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting the care of sick or premature newborn babies, as many of them are unnecessarily separated from their mothers and put at risk of death or long-term health problems. Now, two studies cited by the World Health Organization (WHO) have shown that thousands of neonatal healthcare workers... Read more »

Global vaccination rates rising, but several countries yet to start

17th March 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Over 345 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the world over a period of three months since mass vaccination programs started in December. However, there continues to be a huge disparity in the vaccination rates between countries. Israel stands out in the race for vaccination... Read more »

More than 3.17 Crore COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered Thus Far in India

17th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
India has administered more than 3.17 crore vaccine doses so far, stated the Union Health Ministry on Monday. Overall, 3,17,71,661 doses had been administered till Monday 7 pm. A total of 74,08,521 healthcare workers (HCWs) have been given the 1st dose of a vaccine and 43,97,613 have been administered the 2nd dose... Read more »

COVID-19 antibodies present in about 1 in 5 blood donations from unvaccinated people: Data from American Red Cross

17th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
In the first week of March, over 20% of blood donations from unvaccinated people were found to have COVID-19 antibodies, report data from the American Red Cross. From the mid of June 2020 to early March 2021, the American Red Cross assessed over 3.3 million donations from unvaccinated people... Read more »

Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 around the World: New Data

17th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A new survey evaluating the mental health impact of COVID-19 globally has shown high rates of trauma and clinical mood disorders related to the pandemic. The survey was conducted by Sapien Labs in eight English-speaking countries and included 49,000 adults. About 57% of the respondents reported to have experienced... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner


Can the relatives/attendants ask for medical records of a patient who was earlier admitted in another hospital?

17th March 2021
Yes. The relatives/attendants can ask the previous hospitals for a copy of the records quoting MCI rules. The MCI Code of Ethics Regulations, 2002 holds that “If any request is made for medical records either by the patients / authorized attendant or legal authorities involved, the same may be duly acknowledged and documents... Read more »

eMedi Humor


What’s for Dinner?

17th March 2021
I have my changed my system for labeling homemade freezer meals. I used to carefully note in large clear letters, "Meatloaf" or "Pot Roast" or "Steak and Vegetables or "Chicken and Dumplings" or "Beef Pot Pie." However, I used to get frustrated when I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner because he never asked for any of those things.... Read more »

eMedi Quiz


Which one of the following is a recognized x-ray feature of rheumatoid arthritis?

17th March 2021
1. Juxta-articular osteosclerosis.
2. Sacroiliitis.
3. Bone erosions... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates


eWellness: White sugar, white rice and white maida may be more harmful

17th March 2021
It would be wrong to say eat less fat. The actual message should be eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. While advocating low-fat diets, it is easier for patients to understand the advice if given in terms of foods, for instance, "Eat more fresh fruit", rather than nutrients, or "Reduce your intake of fat to less than 30% of your total energy intake."... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescription: Yoga Nidra

17th March 2021
People in the East and the West are drawn towards yogic practices, as they believe that a solution to every problem lies therein. Much importance has therefore been associated with relaxation techniques that one thinks might help in easing the tension due to a stressful lifestyle. Yoga Nidra is a technique that helps not only with physical... Read more »

Inspirational: Sand and Stone

17th March 2021
Two friends were walking through the desert, when at a specific point of the journey, they had an argument, and one of them slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt. He wrote in the sand that his best friend slapped him in the face... Read more »


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US dietary advisory committee recommends no added sugar until two years of age

A US government advisory group has issued its first-ever set of dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers. The plan from the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recommends that children under two years of age should not be given any added sugar. It further states that infants should be fed only breast milk for the first six months, where possible... Read more »



Accelerated versus delayed renal replacement therapy: What should you go for?

While some recommend to initiate renal replacement therapy (RRT) as soon as severe acute kidney injury, on the other hand some advocate a delayed strategy wherein they suggest waiting until the patient develops an indication for dialysis.... Read more »



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 »



Effect of Cissus quadrangularis on fracture union in a young male - Case report

Cissus quadrangularis is rich in anabolic steroids, calcium, and phosphorus. Stem extracts of the herb are often used for early repair of fractures. In a case report published in the International Journal of Research in Orthopaedics, authors assessed the effect of C. quandrangularis in advancing fracture union and reduction in pain and swelling... Read more »

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