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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Vaccine Contraindications

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
20th January 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1320: HCFI Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “COVID-19 vaccine - Indications and contraindications”16th January, 2021, 11am-12pm
Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Anita Chakravarti, Prof Mahesh Verma, Mr Bejon Misra, Ms Upasana Arora, Dr KK Kalra, Dr Suresh Mittal, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma.
Consensus Statement of HCFI Expert Round Table

• Two vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin have been approved based on the recommendation of the Expert group.
• The Health Ministry has issued guidelines regarding precautions and contraindications for COVID vaccine... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 19th January 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th January 2021
Multispeciality
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, 44M October 28, 45M October 30,...Read more »
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Importance of protein intake in liver disease

20th January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Plethora of evidence suggests that deficiency of protein can be associated with liver disease which is mainly attributed to decreased dietary intake. The deficiency of protein is more frequently encountered in alcoholic liver disease, owing to the disturbances in digestion and absorption in alcoholics... 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 January 2021 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
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Zinc Update

Acute and chronic cough

20th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
An article published in Der Pneumologe stated that the most frequent cause of acute cough (lasting up to 3 weeks) or subacute cough (3-8 weeks) is a viral infection, which is mostly a self-limiting disease in otherwise healthy persons. The authors reported that some herbal compounds, the antitussive dextromethorphan and ambroxol are effective for symptom relief... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Elderly in Spain get second COVID dose amid rising infection rates

20th January 2021 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Amid surging infection rates, Spain has started giving the second doses of COVID-19 vaccines to elderly nursing home residents. The country is rushing to vaccinate in care homes in a bid to prevent a repeat of the epidemic’s first wave, which led to the deaths of nearly 20,000 residents from March through May. 96-year old Araceli Hidalgo Sanchez,... Read more »
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No link between vaccine and post-vaccination deaths, says Norway

20th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Norway has stated that no association was found between the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the post-vaccination deaths that the country has recorded. However, the country recommended that the doctors must consider the overall health of the most frail prior to giving them the vaccination... Read more »
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South African Virus Strain 50% More Contagious

20th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
A new variant of the coronavirus that was first detected in South Africa is more transmissible in comparison with previous versions, stated experts, though there is no evidence to state that this variant is more fatal. Epidemiologist Professor Salim Abdool Karim, co-chair of the health ministry's scientific committee,... Read more »
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Seropositivity for COVID-19 lesser in smokers, vegetarians

20th January 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A pan-India serosurvey carried out by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research across its close to 40 institutes has found that the seropositivity for COVID-19 was lower among smokers and vegetarians, thus suggesting that they may have a lesser risk of contracting the viral disease... Read more »
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Repeated Ketamine Infusions Associated with Rapid Relief of PTSD

20th January 2021PharmacistsInternal Medicine
A new study, published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry, has revealed that repeated intravenous infusions of ketamine yielded rapid relief among patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In the randomized controlled trial of repeated ketamine infusions among patients with chronic PTSD,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a patient seek redressal for grievances regarding treatment received?

20th January 2021
A patient who has suffered a negligent act of the doctors can seek remedy under several laws: 1. Compensatory action – This involves filing a complaint against doctors, staff or hospital, be it private or government, who committed negligence, in order to seek monetary compensation before ...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

The reluctant spender

20th January 2021
After being away on business, a man thought that it would be nice to bring his wife a little gift. He asked the cosmetics clerk to show him some perfumes. She showed him a Rs 5000.00 bottle. He said that it was expensive. So, the clerk returned with a smaller bottle for Rs 3000.00...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

Following prostate surgery, the retention catheter is secured to the client’s leg causing slight traction of the inflatable balloon against the prostatic fossa. This is done to:

20th January 2021
A. Limit discomfort
B. Provide hemostasis
C. Reduce bladder spasms...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Nosebleeds

20th January 2021
Nosebleed, or epistaxis, is a common problem, occurring in up to 60% of the general population and often occurs as a result of a respiratory illness or dry conditions. Nasal drying is common during the hot summer months because of the extreme temperature and dry air due to use of air conditioners... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: How to Be Happy and Healthy

20th January 2021
Somebody once asked Lord Buddha that despite meditating for years, he had not been able to gain anything. Lord Buddha asked him if he lost anything. The disciple said that he had lost his anger, desires, expectations and ego. Buddha smiled and said that that is what he gained by meditating...Read more »

Inspirational: The Tale of Two Pebbles

20th January 2021
In a small village, a farmer had to give a huge amount of money to a moneylender. The moneylender was an old and ugly man. He liked the farmer’s beautiful daughter. He proposed a bargain. He said that he would waive off the debt if the farmer let him marry his daughter. Both the farmer and his daughter were horrified to hear this...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid-19: India records lowest fatalities in eight months

20th January 2021
The daily coronavirus infections fell below 14,000 for the second time this month taking India's Covid-19 caseload to 1,05,71,773, while 145 new fatalities were recorded, the lowest in around eight months, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. A total of 13,788 infections have been reported in a day...Read more »
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From Other Newsletter

Nephrology

Orthopedics

Practical efficacy of olmesartan vs. azilsartan in patients with hypertension: MUSCAT-4 study

A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan (olmesartan medoxomil, OL group) or 20mg of azilsartan (azilsartan, AZ group)... Read more »

Orthopedics

Orthopedics

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 or obesity alone... Read more »

Pediatrics

The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

An article published in the World Allergy Organization Journal elaborated on how the skin barrier structure and function are essential to human health. The authors stated that unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show... Read more »

Surgery

An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

Biofilm has often been cited as a key pathological factor in non-healing wounds. It therefore seems crucial to manage the biofilm in order to expedite wound healing and achieve the desired outcome. A study by Scully and colleagues compared the clinical and in vitro performance... Read more »
 

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