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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Human challenge study

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
20th February 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
Human Challenge study approved in the UK
1. Britain will be the first nation in the world to conduct a COVID-19 human challenge study. The trial has been approved by the UK’s clinical trials ethics body. 2. Researchers urge healthy young individuals to volunteer for the study. The study is expected to play a crucial role in developing effective vaccines and treatments for COVOD-19. 3. Up to 90 volunteers, 18 - 30 years of age, will be exposed to COVID-19 under safe and controlled environment, in a bid to better understand how the virus affects people...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 19th February 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th February 2021
Multispeciality
Variants - B 1.1.7 UK, B.1.351 South Africa, P1 Brazil
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,...Read more »
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Role of Body and liver fat mass in assessing glucose metabolism in women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus

20th February 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Ectopic lipid storage in muscle in the form of intramyocellular lipids (IMCL) and liver as hepatocellular lipids (HCL) concurs with altered myocellular flux through ATP synthase (fATPase) in some women with increased risk of type 2 diabetes. It has been observed that women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus (pGDM) have increased risk of ectopic lipids and diabetes,... Read more »
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Cough Update

Pharmacokinetic outline of dextromethorphan in youngsters and adolescents

20th February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Dextromethorphan hydrobromide (DM) is an antitussive which is expansively used. For the first time, the following study regulates the uncomplicated pharmacokinetic profile of dextromethorphan along with its active metabolite, dextrorphan in children and adolescents. Thirty-eight male and female participants who were at risk of developing... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Study in Israel finds Pfizer vaccine 85% effective following first dose

20th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A study conducted among healthcare workers at an Israeli hospital has noted that the first dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was 85% effective. The findings from the study conducted at the Sheba Medical Center compare with the overall efficacy of nearly 95% with a two dose regimen given 21 days apart. Recently, researchers from Canada had also suggested... Read more »
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Life expectancy in US falls by a year amid COVID-19 pandemic

20th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Life expectancy in the US reportedly came down by a year in the first half of 2020. Experts suggest that the change was driven by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. Life expectancy for the entire population declined to 77.8 years, revealed a Centers for Disease Control report. Dr Robert Anderson, the CDC's Chief of Mortality Statistics,... Read more »
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India's vaccines will be effective against COVID-19 variants: ICMR

20th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) reported that interim results of ongoing clinical trials have suggested that the indigenous COVID-19 vaccines would be effective against the virus variants identified first in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil. For the South Africa and Brazil variants, efforts were being made to isolate the variants... Read more »
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1 in 5 Diabetics Hospitalized with COVID-19 Die in 28 Days

20th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
While about half of the patients with diabetes hospitalized with COVID-19 will be discharged from hospital within a month, one-fifth of the patients will have died, reports the French CORONADO study. The study was conducted during the first wave of the pandemic and has large amount of data till now... Read more »
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Vitamin D not Beneficial in Moderate-Severe COVID

20th February 2021 Pharmacists Emergency Medicine
Among patients with moderate to severe COVID-19, length of hospital stay was no different for those given a single 200,000-IU dose of vitamin D3 compared to those given placebo, reported a randomized trial conducted in Brazil. According to the trial, median length of hospital stay was nearly 7 days for both the groups. Additionally,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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Is it obligatory for hospitals to provide copy of the case record to patient or his legal representative?

20th February 2021
Yes, it is mandatory for doctors and hospitals to provide the copy of the case record or medical record to the patient or his legal representative. The Medical Council of India mandates doctors, as per the Indian Medical Council (Professional Ethics, Etiquette & Conduct) Regulations, 2002 notified on 11th March 2002, amended up to December 2010... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Funny quote on a husband’s T–Shirt

20th February 2021
All girls are devils,
but my wife is the queen... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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High resolution computed tomography of the chest is the ideal modality for evaluating:

20th February 2021
1. Pleural effusion.
2. Interstitial lung disease.
3. Lung mass... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Besan or gram flour has health benefits

20th February 2021
If you doubt that your food may be causing your illness, try substituting one food every day. Use besan (gram flour) in place of wheat flour. People suffering from celiac disease cannot digest gluten, which is found in barley and wheat flour. Gluten incites the immune system in these patients to damage small intestine villi... Read more »
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eSpiritual: Science behind kalpvas

20th February 2021
The month of Magh is observed as Kalpvas where for one month, people from all over gather, worship the Sun God (Vitamin D), eat sesame (high in calcium) and do tulsi or basil pooja (high fertility and high in calcium). The significance is to gather one year’s quota of vitamin D... Read more »
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Inspirational: Laughter is the Best Medicine

20th February 2021
Several years ago, Norman Cousins was diagnosed as terminally ill and was given six months to live. He was told that his chance for recovery was 1 in 500. He came to realize that worry, depression and anger in his life had contributed to his disease. He started wondering that if illness could be caused by negativity,... Read more »

Medical Voice

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How symptoms of new Covid strains different from original one

20th February 2021
New Delhi: Amid cases of new variants of mutated SARS-CoV-2 emerging in India, it has become important to understand how the symptoms of different new variants vary from the original one. According to new studies, the UK variant or the Kent variant -- B.1.1.7 -- spreads more easily and quickly than other variants...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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Daily Dengue Severity Score to Assess Severe Manifestations

A recent study published in Pediatr Infect, stated that daily dengue severity score of =12 is a precise assessment tool for severe exhibitions. The study intended to develop dengue severity score to evaluate severe manifestations amongst hospitalized patients with dengue infection... Read more »

Nephrology

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COVID-19 in patients with chronic kidney disease

Novel coronavirus disease is a condition newly discovered in the end of 2019 and started in the Wuhan city of China. It is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus and its main clinical manifestations include acute respiratory illness with pneumonia... 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 »

Surgery

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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 of a next-generation antibiofilm silver dressing (NGAD) enriched with an antimicrobial dressing technology... Read more »
 

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