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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Vaccine Safety

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
21th January 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1321: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “COVID-19 vaccine safety”16th January, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am.
Participants: Member NMAs - Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO, Dr Marthanda Pillai, Dr Ravi Naidu, Malaysia, Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Treasurer, CMAAO, Dr Angelique Coetzee, President South African Medical Association, Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh Medical Association, Dr Tashi Tenzin, Bhutan Invitees: 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 20th January 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
21th 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,...Read more »
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Impact of dietary macronutrients on liver fat accumulation

21th January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Liver is a major metabolic organ implicated in the regulation of carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism. There is a substantial increase in prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) along with increasing rates of obesity. Although the pathogenesis of NAFLD is not yet understood,... 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

21th 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

Efficacy of antitussives treatments in patients with chronic cough

21th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The present analysis was to understand the comparative efficacy of treatments in patients with unexplained or refractory cough. Also it is important to increase the awareness related to proven treatments and their possible adverse effects in certain populations. A literature search for studies that were published... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Abbott's COVID-19 antigen test may aid faster detection, says CDC

21th January 2021 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
It is highly likely that the rapid COVID-19 antigen test by Abbott Laboratories will correctly identify if people have ever contracted the coronavirus and could also help with earlier isolation, stated the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although the test was found to be less sensitive when it comes to detecting asymptomatic infection,... Read more »
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6.31 Lakh Vaccinated against COVID-19 so far in India

21th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
More than 1.77 lakh individuals were vaccinated against COVID-19 on the fourth day of the vaccination drive in the country, stated the Union Health Ministry. The total number of individuals who have been vaccinated against coronavirus thus far stands at 6.31 lakh. According to a statement from the ministry, the cumulative number of healthcare workers... Read more »
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Vaccine not to be taken by people severely allergic to its ingredients, says Serum Institute

21th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Serum Institute of India has stated that individuals who have a severe allergy to any of the ingredients of the Covishield vaccine should not take it. Serum Institute has released a fact sheet for the vaccine recipient which states that one should not take the Covishield vaccine if there had been a severe allergic reaction following a previous dose of this vaccine.... Read more »
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New coronavirus variant might partially elude protection from vaccines or previous infection

21th January 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
According to a new study, an individual might get infected with one of the new variants of the coronavirus even if they've had COVID-19 infection before or have received vaccination against the disease. The variant, first detected in South Africa in October, has now spread to more than a dozen countries... Read more »
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One alcoholic drink a day tied to risk of atrial fibrillation

21th January 2021PharmacistsCardiology
People who regularly consume a modest amount of alcohol have a heightened risk of atrial fibrillation, suggests a study of around 108,000 individuals. Investigators noted that in comparison with drinking no alcohol at all, just one alcoholic drink per day was associated... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What are the different types of euthanasia?

21th January 2021
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’...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

After a Bad Accident

21th January 2021
Patient: I'm in a hospital! Why am I in here?
Doctor: You've had an accident involving a train.
Patient: What happened?...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

The earliest immunoglobulin to be synthesized by the fetus is:

21th January 2021
1. IgA.
2. IgG.
3. IgE...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Some common mistakes in taking medicines

21th January 2021
Prescribing liquid medications in teaspoons and tablespoons: A teaspoon (tsp) can be confused with a tablespoon (tbsp). Their sizes may vary. Hence, all liquid medications should be prescribed in millilitres (mL) and they should be taken with a dosing device such as a small cup which should have mL markings.... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Do not tell others, it’s a Secret

21th January 2021
Most Asians are known for two habits. First is their ‘crab’ nature and second, the habit of telling others that though I am telling you a secret, please do not tell others. Crab nature refers to pulling each other’s legs, thus not allowing any one to rise. Most people, especially women, will gossip and tell all secrets that they know...Read more »

Inspirational: Keep moving!

21th January 2021
It was a hot and humid day. A college class was graduating. As the graduates walked past the platform and received their diplomas, the president of the college smiled, shook their hands, and loudly congratulated them. After that, in a much lower voice, he told them to keep moving....Read more »

Medical Voice

A new Covid-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

21th January 2021
The race against the virus that causes Covid-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge. The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse,...Read more »
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Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

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An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

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