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  CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster - Brazil strain resistant to three of four antibody treatments in U.S.

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
20th April 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1. Coronavirus variant first detected in Brazil, termed P.1, is resistant to three of the four antibody treatments that have emergency use authorization in the United States. 2. In experiments, the P.1 variant was exposed to various monoclonal antibodies, including the four that are under use to treat COVID-19 patients in the U.S., including imdevimab and casirivimab from Regneron Pharmaceuticals, and bamlanivimab and etesevimab from Eli Lilly and Co...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 19th April 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th April 2021
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....Read more »
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Diagnostic tools for alcoholic liver disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

20th April 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are the most frequent causes of chronic liver disease in both developing and developed countries... Read more »
Cough Update

Guidelines and Consensus Statements for Management of Chronic Cough in Children – Part 3

20th April 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Guidelines to aid the medical practitioners in the evaluation and management of children with chronic cough. These guidelines include children less than/equal to 14 years of age with...Read more »

News From All Specialities

Only 37% of 3 crore healthcare, frontline workers fully vaccinated in India

20th April 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Vaccination coverage against COVID-19 among healthcare and frontline workers in India continues to be lower than the estimated goal of 3 crore with just around 37% having been fully vaccinated thus far...Read more »

Just more than half of U.S. adults have received at least one vaccine dose: CDC

20th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A little over half of the adults in the United States have been administered at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, suggest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read more »

AstraZeneca Vaccine against South African Variant Could be Ready by End-2021

20th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A modified version of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine adapted to fight a coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa could be ready by the end of this year, stated an AstraZeneca official in Austria... Read more »

Israel revokes public mask mandate, opens schools

20th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Israel has revoked a public mask mandate and has fully reopened its education system as it continues to ease coronavirus restrictions following the mass vaccination drive in the country...Read more »

Stroke Not a Common Complication in COVID-19: Studies

20th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Two new international studies have reported relatively low rates of stroke in patients hospitalized with COVID-19. One study noted a stroke rate of 2.2% among patients with COVID-19 admitted...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner


Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spouse relatives of the patient?

20th April 2021
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated...Read more »

eMedi Humor


Vote for the Devil

20th April 2021
A candidate for city council was doing some door–to–door campaigning, and things were going pretty well, he thought, till he came to the house of a grouchy–looking fellow. After the candidate’s little speech,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz


Injury to radial nerve in lower part of spiral groove:

20th April 2021
1. Spares nerve supply to extensor carpi radialis longus.
2. Results in paralysis of anconeus muscle... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates


eWellness: Some tips to reduce noise pollution from HCFI.

20th April 2021
• Signboards mentioning ‘Silence zone’, ‘No honking’ must be put up near schools and hospitals. • Efforts should be made to ban the use of horns with jarring sounds, motorbikes with damaged exhaust pipes,...Read more »

eSpiritual: How to Improve Your Soul Profile

20th April 2021
1. What is my purpose of life?
2. What is my contribution going to be for my friends and family?... Read more »

Inspirational: The Choice

20th April 2021
One day, a woman saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize any of them. She went closer and said that she didn’t know them but thought that they must be hungry... Read more »

Medtalks CME


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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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Aquatic Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare disorder known to cause progressive loss of motor abilities, for instance walking. Standard treatment for DMD includes physiotherapy... Read more »


Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy...Read more »


Understanding how skin barrier evolves and reacts during the first few years of life

The structure of the stratum corneum (SC) and corresponding skin barrier develops from before birth up to about 4 years of age. Understanding the evolution of skin barrier structure during the first few years... Read more »


Bariatric surgery prevents severe CKD and ESRD

Patients that underwent weight-loss surgery lowered their risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) when compared to conventionally treated patients,... Read more »

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