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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster - PreventCOVIDU trial

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
1st April 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1. Thousands of college students are participating in a new trial – PreventCOVIDU. The trial is aimed at evaluating how well COVID-19 vaccines decrease the risk of COVID-19 transmission. 2. The open-label randomized trial aims to assess if vaccine prevents both infection and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 among college students. 3. This NIH-funded study will include 12,000 college students, 18 to 26 years of age, from over 20 universities, and may last for 5 months. 4. A total of 6,000 students will be administered their first dose of the Moderna vaccine immediately...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 31st March 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
1st April 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,...Read more »
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Cough Update

Successful management of post-viral cough with combination of salbutamol and anticholinergic agent

1st April 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Post-viral cough, a type of cough originates from upper respiratory tract infections, which persists after the infection is resolved. Hypothesis suggests that bronchodilators might play a key role in the management of post-viral cough; however, studies demonstrating its effectivity are scarce. Thus, authors of the present randomized,... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

COVID-19 origins report inconclusive, says WHO chief

1st April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Business and Medicine
A team of international scientists put together by the World Health Organization (WHO) to probe how COVID-19 first spread to humans published their report on Tuesday. The report has been described by the WHO chief as a welcome start, but inconclusive. WHO Director-General,... Read more »
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T cells induced by COVID-19 respond to new variants

1st April 2021 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A U.S. laboratory study suggests that T cells that respond to fight infection from the original version of the novel coronavirus appear to provide protection against three of the concerning new virus variants as well. The study by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) assessed blood samples from 30 individuals... Read more »
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Eight states account for 84% of COVID-19 cases in India

1st April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Eight states, including Maharashtra, Karnataka and Punjab, have reported high daily COVID-19 case numbers, accounting for 84.5% of the 68,020 new cases registered in the country in a single day, stated the Union health ministry on Monday. Maharashtra reported the highest daily spike of 40,414 COVID-19 cases, followed by Karnataka with 3,082 cases,... Read more »
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Germany Stops AstraZeneca Vaccine Use for People below 60 over Clot Risk

1st April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Germany will use the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine only for individuals above 60 years of age, stated the government, following several reports of severe clotting. Ministers of 16 states and the federal health minister stated in a policy statement that those aged below 60 years can decide to take the vaccine... Read more »
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Depressive Symptoms and Inflammatory Diet Tied to Higher Frailty Risk

1st April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Depressive symptoms and a pro-inflammatory diet, including red meat, refined carbohydrates, and sweetened beverages, seem to heighten the risk of frailty in adults, according to new research. New findings from the Framingham Heart Study suggest that adults with depressive symptoms who consumed such a diet... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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Is it essential to disclose the names of the members of a surgical team?

1st April 2021
Not disclosing the names of doctors in the surgical team may amount to deficiency of service. In a judgement, the Kerala State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission presiding members M.K. Abdulla Sona and A. Radha directed the Travancore-Cochin Medical Councils-Kerala (TCMC-K) to instruct all doctors to display their medical council registration... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Priceless definitions

1st April 2021
Wrinkles: Something other people have, similar to my character lines...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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A 40-year-old male had undergone splenectomy 20 years ago. Peripheral blood smear examination would show the presence of:

1st April 2021
1. Dohle bodies
2. Hypersegmented neutrophils.
3. Spherocytes... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: First Aid in Burns

1st April 2021
• Patients with severe thermal burns have a considerable risk of death and morbidity.
• Check for evidence of respiratory distress and smoke inhalation injury, which is a common cause of death in case of acute burn injury.
• Laryngeal edema can develop suddenly... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Astik Vs Nastik

1st April 2021
Traditionally, people believe that Nastik are people who do not go to temples or related places of worship. They also do not believe in God. To differentiate between Astik and Nastik, we need to first understand the concept of Sanatan Dharma and Arya Samaj Dharma... Read more »
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Inspirational: Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your biggest strength

1st April 2021
Once, there was a 10-year-old boy, who wished to study Judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a car accident. He started having lessons with an old Japanese Judo master. The boy was doing well. But he couldn’t understand the reason as to why, even after three months of training,... Read more »

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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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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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Recovery Digest

Orthopedics

WHO launches 10-year plan to tackle neglected tropical diseases

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a new road map for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The organization put forth ambitious targets and innovative approaches to tackle 20 diseases which affect more than a billion people residing in regions that are poorly equipped with healthcare and sanitation,... 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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