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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

Vaccinating India’s Billions: A Gargantuan Task

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
1st January 2021
Reproduced from: India Legal https://www.indialegallive.com/column-news/vaccinating-indias-billions-a-gargantuan-task/, published December 19, 2020
As the centre gears up to vaccinate Indians for Covid-19, it has to keep in mind a number of parameters and give it to those who need it the most. India’s cases are among the lowest and the drive could see it on top of the game.
As India gears up to tackle the deadly Covid-19 virus through vaccines, the last few months of lockdowns and high morbidities seem like a nightmare. With vaccines giving hope, the common man is spoiled for choice and has little knowledge of how these work... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 31st December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
1st 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,...Read more »
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Approach to nutritional support in patients with CLD

1st January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Liver plays an important role in keeping an appropriate nutritional status in healthy individuals through metabolism of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. In individuals with chronic liver disease (CLD), the role that the organ plays in nutrition maintenance is affected to a considerable extent... 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 January 2021 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Human respiratory tract microbial community structures in healthy and cystic fibrosis infants

1st January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
A new study published in NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes investigated metagenome development of the human respiratory tract by shotgun metagenome metagenomic sequencing of cough swabs from healthy children and children with cystic fibrosis (CF) – between three weeks and six years of age... Read more »

News From All Specialities

10.4 million children in DRC, northeast Nigeria, Central Sahel, South Sudan and Yemen will suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021

1st January 2021 Business and Medicine Public Health
The UNICEF has expressed concern over the health and well-being of 10.4 million children projected to suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), northeast Nigeria, the Central Sahel, South Sudan and Yemen. All these countries or regions are experiencing... Read more »

UK approves Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

1st January 2021<Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Britain on Wednesday authorized emergency use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, becoming the first country to approve the vaccine. The Indian regulator is also expected to soon authorize the vaccine in the country; however, the subject expert committee that convened... Read more »

Close to 500,000 in Wuhan may have had coronavirus: Study

1st January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Nearly 5% of the people in Wuhan, China, may have been infected with COVID-19, suggests a study by researchers at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Wuhan's population is estimated at 11 million. This indicates that almost 500,000 people may have had the infection. If this is true,... Read more »

CBC Scoring Can Predict COVID-19 Severity

1st January 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A scoring system based on 10 complete blood count (CBC) parameters with differential within 3 days of hospital presentation can help predict those with COVID-19 who have increased likelihood of progressing to critical illness, suggests new research. The benefits include prognosis based on a common and economical clinical measure,... Read more »

Patients with Cancer a 'High Priority' Group for COVID-19 Vaccine: AACR

1st January 2021Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
As the COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has called for people with cancer to be considered as a high priority group. The AACR's COVID-19 and Cancer Task Force has stated that the available evidence suggests that patients with cancer,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What are the duties of a doctor in respect of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents?

1st January 2021
Regulation 7.7 elaborates on the issue of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents. It states as follows: “Registered medical practitioners are in certain cases bound by law to give, or may from time to time be called upon or requested to give certificates, notification, reports and other documents...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Pitching Friday

1st January 2021
There were these two friends, Bill and Bob, and they both loved baseball. So, they made a promise to each other, the first one to die, will come back and let the other know if there's baseball in heaven. Well, the day comes and Bob passes. Weeks turn to months while Bill is still waiting to hear from his friend...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A female patient with chronic renal failure (CRF) is receiving a hemodialysis treatment. After hemodialysis, the nurse knows that the client is most likely to experience:

1st January 2021
a. Hematuria
b. Weight loss
c. Increased urine output...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Do not ignore breakfast

1st January 2021
A good breakfast consisting of carbohydrates and lean protein can help reduce cravings and hunger during the rest of the day, which can lead to significant weight loss. A research by Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz, a clinical professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and an... Read more »

eSpiritual: Do we get a human birth every time we will die?

1st January 2021
As per Vedic sciences, Hindu philosophy believes in rebirth unless your Sanchit and Prarabdha Karmas are totally exhausted. It also believes in liberation in which once your past karma’s debt is over, you do not take a rebirth. Garuda Purana, on the other hand,...Read more »

Inspirational: The Whale Rescuing Experience

1st January 2021
A 50-foot female humpback whale once became entangled in a web of crab traps and lines. It was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps and was struggling to stay afloat. There were hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her tail, her torso and there was a line tugging in her mouth...Read more »

Medical Voice

No difference seen in fatality rate with new strain of coronavirus: Study

1st January 2021
MUMBAI: Case fatality and hospitalisation rate from a new strain of coronavirus spreading rapidly in the UK and elsewhere is no different than that from other strains that do not carry this mutation, a preliminary study by Public Health England showed. “Preliminary results from the cohort study found no statistically ...Read more »


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An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

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