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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: CDC urges reopening of schools

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
18th February 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1. The US CDC has urged that K-12 schools should be reopened. 2. Increasing evidence suggest that schools can be opened safely if layered mitigation measures are put into practice. 3. Even when students lived in communities that had high transmission rates, elementary students could be given some in-person instruction safely. 4. Middle and high school students could attend school safely at most lower levels of community transmission...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 17th February 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th February 2021
Variants - B 1.1.7 UK, B.1.351 South Africa, P1 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,...Read more »
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Importance of estrogen in chronic liver diseases

18th February 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Sex hormones such as estrogens have an important role in regulating sexual function and various pathophysiological processes. They exhibit a non-reproductive role as the modulators of the immune system, growth, neuronal function, and metabolism. Estrogen receptors are expressed in the liver and their impaired expression... Read more »
Cough Update

Comparative efficacy of phenylephrine with placebo in adults with acute nasal congestion associated with common cold

18th February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Oral phenylephrine, a non-prescription drug is considered safe and effective by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), however, its efficacy as a nasal decongestant is still controversial. The current study analysed available data on the effectiveness of oral phenylephrine 10 mg as a nasal decongestant. The study used three sources to recognize potentially relevant publications;... Read more »

News From All Specialities

New Zealand reports two new local COVID-19 cases

18th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Zealand has reported two fresh locally transmitted cases of COVID-19. Auckland had announced a snap three-day lockdown on Monday, following the confirmation of COVID-19 infection in a family of three, two adults and a child. At least two of them were found to be affected by the more transmissible UK variant.... Read more »

South Africa, Brazil variants identified in India

18th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
India has reported the identification of South African and Brazilian mutant variants of coronavirus in the country, besides the UK variant identified in 187 individuals thus far. Director-general of the Indian Council of Medical Research, Balram Bhargava, stated that the South Africa variant of SARS-CoV-2 was detected in four persons in the country in January.... Read more »

New coronavirus variant found in the UK

18th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Another new variant of the coronavirus has been detected in the UK with certain potentially concerning mutations. Identified as B.1.525, the variant appears to be similar to the South African variant. Researchers at the Edinburgh University have detected 38 cases of the variant thus far, including 2 cases in Wales and 36 in England.... Read more »

More than 87 Lakh COVID-19 Vaccinations Done in India So Far

18th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
More than 87 lakh beneficiaries have been administered COVID-19 vaccine doses in the country thus far, reported the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday. Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry said that more than 87,40,000 vaccine doses have already been administered, with 85,70,000 of these being the first doses and over 1,70,000 being the second doses... Read more »

Alcohol, Drugs and Smoking Tied to Early Heart Disease

18th February 2021 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Recreational substance use has been found to be tied to early-onset atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in a new study, with the risk being particularly high among women. Independent predictors of premature ASCVD (a first event before 55 years of age among men and before 65 years of age among women) included tobacco use (adjusted OR 1.97),... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner


Check list in case of a dispute regarding consent

18th February 2021
• Medical consent
• High-risk medical consent
• Surgical consent... Read more »

eMedi Humor


You also have Alzheimer’s

18th February 2021
An old man visited his doctor and after a thorough examination, the doctor told him, "I have good news and bad news, what would you like to hear first?"
Patient: Well, give me the bad news first.
Doctor: You have stomach cancer; I estimate that you have about two years left... Read more »

eMedi Quiz


A lesion of ventrolateral part of spinal cord will lead to loss (below the level of lesion) of:

18th February 2021
1. Pain sensation on the ipsilateral side.
2. Proprioception on the contralateral side.
3. Pain sensation on the contralateral side... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates


eWellness: Some facts on Malaria

18th February 2021
• Transmission of malaria occurs via the bite of a female anopheles mosquito.
• The mosquito usually bites from dusk to dawn.
• It can also be transmitted through blood transfusion, or sharing of contaminated needles... Read more »

eSpiritual: Managing grief by free expressive writing

18th February 2021
The loss of a loved is often painful. The resultant grief makes it hard to eat, sleep and leads to loss of interest in routine life affecting behavior and judgment. Some can feel agitated or exhausted, feel like crying, or withdraw from the world and others may find themselves struggling with feelings of sorrow, numbness, anger, guilt, despair, irritability, relief, or anxiety... Read more »

Inspirational: True Treasure

18th February 2021
A young girl saw a colorful rainbow after a thunderstorm. She quickly called her mother to look out the window and see it. Looking at the beautiful rainbow, the mother was amazed at how its beauty could still elate her middle-aged heart. She recalled one of the very first times she ever saw a rainbow... Read more »


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COVID-19 in patients with chronic kidney disease

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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 »



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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