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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Vaccine Update - Can I Refuse Vaccine?

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
20th December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1215: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Can I Refuse Vaccine”12th December, 2020, Saturday; 9.30am-10.30am. Participants, Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Treasurer, CMAAO, Dr Marthanda Pillai, India, Member World Medical Council, Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan Medical Association, Dr Angelique Coetzee, President South African Medical Association, Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh Medical Association, Dr Ashraf Nizami, Pakistan Medical Association.
Dr Russell D’Souza, Australia UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group
Key points from the discussion... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 19th December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th 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,...Read more »
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Importance of Liver Function in Morbidly Obese Patients

20th December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Epidemiological surveys suggest that more than half of the obese patients develop nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which may further advance to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and cirrhosis. The current study was conducted to determine alterations in liver function... 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

20th December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Combination therapy of Terbutaline, Ambroxol and Guaiphenesin in Productive Cough

20th December 2020 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Productive cough is a commonly encountered symptom that can affect a major portion of the general population. It can result in expectoration of sputum for more than 8 weeks. A phase IV clinical study was performed to assess the efficacy and safety of a fix dose combination (FDC) including Terbutaline,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Second COVID-19 Vaccine

20th December 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. The EUA allows the vaccine to be distributed in the U.S. for use among people aged 18 years and older.... Read more »

COVAX secures two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses

20th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is near but we should not let our guard down. He welcomed the news that the global vaccine partnership COVAX has secured nearly two billion doses of existing and candidate vaccines for global use... Read more »

FDA investigating allergic reactions after Pfizer shot in U.S

20th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is probing around five allergic reactions that have occurred after people were administered Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE’s COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, reported a top FDA official. Director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Dr. Peter Marks,... Read more »

Vaccination for COVID-19 will be voluntary: Union Health Ministry

20th December 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Getting a vaccination for COVID-19 will be voluntary, stated the Union health ministry, emphasizing that the vaccine introduced in India will be as effective as any other vaccine developed by other countries. The ministry also advised that people should receive a complete schedule of the anti-COVID-19 vaccine... Read more »

Protecting eyes from COVID-19

20th December 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Dr Anthony Fauci has suggested that eyewear, including goggles or face shields, can provide more complete protection from the coronavirus in comparison with covering just the nose and mouth. Fauci backs the use of eyewear for those who want "perfect protection of the mucosal surfaces," including the eyes... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What are the different types of euthanasia?

20th December 2020
The landmark judgment titled as “Common Cause versus Union of India, 2018 (5) SCC 1 passed by the Hon’ble Constitution Bench of 4 Judges of the Supreme Court of India, has discussed about various types of euthanasia which are: In common parlance, euthanasia can be of three types, namely, ‘voluntary euthanasia’ which means...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Can I help you?

20th December 2020
A young businessman had just started his own firm. He had just rented a beautiful office and had it furnished with antiques. He saw a man come into the outer office. Wishing to appear the hot shot, the businessman picked up the phone and started to pretend he had a big deal working. He threw huge figures around and made giant commitments...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which vitamin deficiency is most commonly seen in a pregnant mother who is on phenytoin therapy for epilepsy?

20th December 2020
A. Vitamin B6
B. Vitamin B12
C. Vitamin A ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: How to keep your memory sharp?

20th December 2020
• Manage your stress especially deadline pressure and petty arguments.
• The biggest stress is an ongoing sense of extreme anxiety. This can be managed by deep breathing, meditation, yoga and by mindful approach to living.
• Get a good night’s sleep. The most common reason for poor sleep is difficulty falling asleep... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we place our hands over the flame?

20th December 2020
Flame is the “flame” of true knowledge. At the end of any aarti, we place our hands over the flame and then touch our eyes and the top of the head. It means - “May the light that illuminated the Lord light up my vision; May my vision be divine and my thoughts noble and beautiful.”...Read more »

Inspirational: Addiction to Worry

20th December 2020
Carole started counseling with me because she was depressed. She had been ill with chronic fatigue syndrome for a long time and believed her depression was due to this. In the course of our work together, she became aware that her depression was actually coming from her negative thinking – Carole...Read more »

Medical Voice

Coronavirus nearly three times more deadly than flu: study

20th December 2020
Roughly a year into the pandemic it is clear the new coronavirus is worse than seasonal flu, and a study released on Friday outlined just how much worse, showing a death rate almost three times higher among Covid-19 patients. The research, using French national data and published in the journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine,...Read more »


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