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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Vaccine Tracker

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
1st December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1177 COVID-19 vaccine tracker
1. To date, only two coronavirus vaccines have been approved. Sputnik V developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute in Moscow was approved by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation on August 11.
2. A second vaccine in Russia, named EpiVacCorona, has also received regulatory approval, also without entering Phase 3 clinical trials...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 30 th November: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
1st 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, 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, 42M October 24, 43M October 26,... Read more »
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The assessment of liver fibrosis in children with obesity: Two dimensional shear wave elastography technique and transient elastography.

1st December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
It has been observed that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most frequently encountered chronic condition in developed countries among various obesity-related complications. Childhood obesity is growing as a real health problem worldwide, and the World Health Organization... 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

1st December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc-dependent NF-κB signaling: Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of zinc

1st December 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is a nutritionally fundamental trace element, essential to the structure and function of numerous macromolecules – including enzymes regulating cellular processes and cellular signaling pathways as per an article published in Inflammopharmacology. This mineral modulates immune response and exhibits antioxidant... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World AIDS Day

1st December 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Every year, World AIDS Day is observed on December 1. People across the globe unite to show support for people living with and affected by HIV and remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn global attention to health and how pandemics affect lives... Read more »

WHO calls for renewed action to fight malaria

1st December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries and global health partners to escalate the fight against malaria, a disease that is claiming thousands of lives every year. WHO’s latest World malaria report states that progress against malaria has plateaued, especially in high burden countries in Africa... Read more »

COVID-19 infections in England down by 30% during national lockdown

1st December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
COVID-19 infections have declined by 30% in England during the month-long national lockdown, suggested a large-scale study of over 100,000 volunteers. The country started its second national lockdown on November 5 to control the rapidly rising cases and to safeguard its healthcare system... Read more »

India’s COVID-19 case graph stays flat for 3 weeks in a row

1st December 2020 Emergency MedicinePharmacists
NEW DELHI: India’s graph of new COVID-19 cases continued to remain plateaued for the third week in a row, with total cases recorded over the past seven days nearly identical to the number in the previous two weeks. The week’s death toll also remained similar to the last two weeks, though there was a slight fall,... Read more »

Older Adults Appear More Resilient to COVID-19's Mental Health Impact

1st December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
As a group, older adults, seem to be enduring the mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic better than all other age groups. Several studies suggest that older adults' mental health is not as negatively affected as other age groups. Investigators reported on the mental health effects of COVID-19 in older adults in a Viewpoint... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are doctors supposed to administer medicine as per the instructions only?

1st December 2020
A doctor is expected to administer the medicines to his patients as per the instructions including the maximum dosage given on the package of the medicine. A doctor cannot depart from the instructions as given on the package of the medicine or any medical equipment...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Bank name

1st December 2020
Mother decided that 10-year-old Cathy should get something 'practical' for her birthday. "Suppose we open a savings account for you?" mother suggested. Cathy was delighted. "It's your account, darling," mother said as they arrived at the bank, "so you fill out the application."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is not a good approach to managing stress?

1st December 2020
A. Talking directly to the person who is causing the stress.
B. Giving yourself a treat, like comfort food or a cocktail.
C. Accepting that there are things beyond your control...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Preventing death due to hypothermia

1st December 2020
People can die of hypothermia. Imagine a situation when you come across two people lying in a JJ cluster area with no clothes early in the morning. One of them is shivering and the other one is not. The one who is shivering indicates that his body is trying to compensate with the low core body temperature... Read more »

eSpiritual: Direct all your energy towards the soul and not the ego

1st December 2020
The epic Mahabharata can also be understood as a science of inner Mahabharata that occurs in everybody’s mind. Lord Krishna symbolizes the consciousness and the five Pandavas, the five positive qualities of a person namely, righteousness (Yudhishthir), focus (Arjuna), power to fight injustice (Bheem), helping others (Sahdev) and learning...Read more »

Inspirational: The Duck and the Devil

1st December 2020
A little boy was visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods, but failed to hit the target. He got a little discouraged and headed back for dinner. As he was walking back, he saw his Grandmas pet duck. Impulsively, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck in the head,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Post-Covid lung-fibrosis tsunami looms: Paper

1st December 2020
MUMBAI: As Covid-19 is classified as a respiratory ailment, it is not surprising that lungs are the most commonly affected organ. But city doctors are worried about the extent of damage the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, can cause in the lungs. A review paper published in the November issue...Read more »


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Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesity

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... Read more »



Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in patients with essential hypertension treated with cilnidipine

In the present study, published in Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy, cilnidipine was given to 14 hospitalized patients with essential hypertension, and 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring was performed. Once-daily administration of cilnidipine... Read more »


Effect of Baby Swimming and Baby Lotion on the Skin Barrier of Infants Aged 3-6 Months

Skin care is important especially in infancy as skin barrier matures during the first year of life. The goal of a study published in Journal of the German Society of Dermatology was to examine the effects of baby swimming and baby lotion... Read more »


Pre-Operative Multimodal Analgesia Decreases Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Narcotic Use and Pain.

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery aimed to assess the efficiency of multimodal analgesia (MMA) in reducing reliance on opioid medications. This was retrospective review of 560 patients undergoing outpatient... Read more »

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