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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Viral Vector Vaccines

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
18th March 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1468: Viral Vector Vaccines Don't Seem to Alter DNA
1. Adenoviral vector vaccines have been in development for decades. However, only a few of them have been approved for use in humans. 2. Adenoviruses are common cold viruses known to cause illnesses that range from cold-like symptoms to bronchitis, gastroenteritis, and conjunctivitis. 3. Most serotypes of adenovirus cause mild illness, while serotype 7 is linked with more severe illness. Older adults and immunocompromised individuals or those having pre-existing respiratory or cardiac disease may have worse illness. ..Read more »
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World COVID Meter 17th March 2021 : Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th March 2021
Multispeciality
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,...Read more »
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Risk factors associated with Drug-Induced Liver Injury

18th March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Drug induced liver injury (DILI) is a rare event, and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. It is emerging as the prominent cause of acute liver failure in the developed countries. It is one of the most challenging diagnoses encountered by gastroenterologists. DILI is also regarded as the most frequently ... Read more »
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Cough Update

Differential patient profiles and efficiency against acute respiratory symptoms of four ambroxol formulations

18th March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Ambroxol is listed for secretolytic treatment of acute and chronic bronchopulmonary diseases related with a disturbance of mucus formation and transport in adults and children. Ambroxol releases cough symptoms based on its secretagogue, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, immunomodulatory and local anesthetic effects... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Tobacco Control To Improve Child Health And Development: WHO Report

18th March 2021 Business and Medicine Public Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a new report, titled ‘Tobacco Control To Improve Child Health And Development’ that calls for increasing awareness among practitioners and policymakers about the significance of robust tobacco control measures in order to protect the health and development of children... Read more »
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More than 3 million vaccinated against COVID-19 in a day in India

18th March 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
India administered more than three million COVID-19 vaccine doses on Monday, the highest in a single day thus far. The figure is driven by the rising number of second doses and those above 60 years of age getting vaccinated. Those aged above 60 who have received the vaccination crossed one crore in 15 days,... Read more »
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British PM backs AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

18th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has upheld the safety of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, after several European countries stopped its rollout over reports of blood clot in some people who have received the vaccine dose. Germany, Italy and France joined other countries on Monday in discontinuing the use of the vaccine... Read more »
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Coronavirus strains first detected in California 'variants of concern': CDC

18th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Two coronavirus strains that were first detected in California have now been officially declared as "variants of concern," as per the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The variants may be around 20% more transmissible, according to early research. Certain COVID-19 treatments may also be less effective... Read more »
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Disruption in Kidney Function Appears to Persist following AKI in COVID-19

18th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Patients who developed acute kidney injury (AKI) during hospitalization for COVID-19 were found to have significantly faster reduction in kidney function and slower recovery following hospital discharge, in comparison with patients with AKI not related to COVID-19, in a new research published in JAMA Network Open... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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What are the guidelines regarding fee and other charges?

18th March 2021
As per Section 3.7 of MCI Act - Fees and other charges:
3.7.1 A physician shall clearly display his fees and other charges on the board of his chamber and/or the hospitals he is visiting. Prescription should also make clear if the Physician himself dispensed any medicine... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Never be rude to anyone

18th March 2021
An American tourist asked a boat guy in Zanzibar, "Do you know Biology, Psychology, Geography, Geology or Criminology?"
The boat guy said, "No. I don’t know any of these."
The tourist then said, "What the hell do you know on the face of this Earth? You will die of illiteracy!" ... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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Which of the following is not a post transcriptional modification of RNA?

18th March 2021
1. Splicing.
2. 5' Capping.
3. 3' polyadenylation... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: What should you do if you don’t have soap and clean, running water?

18th March 2021
Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of microbes present on them. If soap and water are not available, one can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer having at least 60% alcohol. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers have the ability to reduce the number of microbes on hands in certain situations,... Read more »
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eSpiritual: Positive Attitudes

18th March 2021
People who feel that they are at their wits end and can’t figure out how things don’t ever work out, can now relax and dwell on all those failures that they have seen in life and turn failure into success.
• Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure. It means you are yet to succeed... Read more »
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Inspirational: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

18th March 2021
An expert in time management was once addressing a group of students and to make a strong point, he used an illustration. He stood in front of the group of overachievers, and said that it was time for a quiz. He pulled out a one-gallon jar and set it on a table. He then brought out a dozen rocks... Read more »

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Medical voice

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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From Other Newsletter

Recovery Digest

Orthopedics

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 »

Nephrology

Orthopedics

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 »

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 »

Orthopaedic

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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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