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1386: Humidity from masks may reduce COVID-19 severity, suggest researchers

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
21st February 2021
Multispeciality
1. National Institutes of Health state that humidity inside a face mask may help fight respiratory diseases, like COVID-19. 2. Researchers at the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducted a study which revealed that face masks considerably increase the humidity in the air that the wearer inhales. The increased humidity in inhaled air could account for the link between mask wearing and lower disease severity in those with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Hydration of the respiratory tract appears to benefit the immune system. The findings have been published in the Biophysical Journal...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 20th February 2021 : Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
21st 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, 32M September 23, 33M September 28,...Read more »
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Regulation of Lipid homeostasis in the Liver by Estrogens

21st February 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Liver is one of the most important organs involved in the 25 of energy homeostasis. Hepatic steatosis, an important hallmark of metabolic syndrome causes imbalance between lipid formation and breakdown, glucose production and catabolism, and cholesterol synthesis and secretion. Various epidemiological studies... Read more »
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Cough Update

Assessment of Antitussive potential of diphenhydramine on the citric acid aerosol-induced cough response

21st February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The current study included 20 healthy volunteer subjects and assessed the effectiveness of 25 mg of diphenhydramine as an antitussive by determining its citric acid aerosol-induced cough response. Inclusion measures for participants was manifestation of a consistent, quantitatively definable response to a 5% citric acid challenge.... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

New Zealand starts vaccinating people against COVID-19, Australia to begin on Monday

21st February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Zealand has kicked off its official COVID-19 vaccination program with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, while Australia intends to start vaccinations on Monday. In New Zealand, a small group of medical professionals were inoculated on Friday in Auckland prior to the more extensive rollout that officially started... Read more »
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India takes 34 days to vaccinate 1 crore people, 2nd fastest in the world

21st February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
India has vaccinated one crore people against COVID-19, and took 34 days to achieve the milestone. India has become the second fastest country globally to achieve the landmark. The US took 31 days to inoculate the same number of people while the UK took 56 days to cross one crore inoculations. Till 8 am on Friday,... Read more »
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About one-third of people with mild COVID-19 have symptoms months later: Study

21st February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A study published in JAMA Network Open assessed 177 people with confirmed COVID-19 infection for a period of up to nine months. The study group included 150 outpatients with mild COVID-19 who were not hospitalized. Researchers from the University of Washington noted that 30% of the respondents had persistent symptoms,... Read more »
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Pfizer, BioNTech test COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant women

21st February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE have initiated an international study including 4,000 volunteers that will determine the safety and effectiveness of their COVID-19 vaccine in healthy pregnant women. Dr. William Gruber, senior vice president of vaccine clinical research and development for Pfizer, stated that the results could be out by the fourth quarter of 2021... Read more »
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Short Sleep Tied to Incident Dementia and All-Cause Mortality

21st February 2021 Pharmacists Neurology
Novel evidence links sleep deficiency, dementia, and mortality. A new study included 2,812 adults, 65 years of age and older, from the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS). The study subjects completed surveys about sleep disturbance and duration in 2013 and 2014. Investigators assessed the link between sleep disturbance and deficiency... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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What is deficiency of service?

21st February 2021
It is important to understand the general principles regarding medical negligence. In the matter titled Jacob Mathew vs State Of Punjab & Anr on 5 August, 2005, The Apex Court held, “According to Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence (Tenth Edition, 2001), in current forensic speech, negligence has three meanings. They are:... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Work Wisdom

21st February 2021
Kauffman’s Paradox of the Corporation: The less important you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed.
The Salary Axiom: The pay raise is just large enough to increase your taxes and just small enough to have no effect on your take–home pay... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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Immediately after cholecystectomy, the nursing action that should assume the highest priority is:

21st February 2021
A. Encouraging the client to take adequate deep breaths by mouth
B. Encouraging the client to cough and deep breathe
C. Changing the dressing at least BID... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Tips for preventing back and spine problems

21st February 2021
• Get moving. Physical activity helps in keeping the joints fluid. A person who is not physically active is more susceptible to back problems.
• Eat healthy. By maintaining good eating habits, one can not only maintain a healthy weight, but can also avoid putting unnecessary stress on the body... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: An empty mind is the devil’s house

21st February 2021
It is an old saying that "Khali dimag shaitan ka ghar". Empty mind means when you are doing nothing and Shaitan means negative thoughts. In terms of Vedic science, negative thoughts mean absence of positive thoughts and they are often equated to darkness, which is absence of light... Read more »
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Inspirational: List of things we dislike

21st February 2021
A man and his girlfriend were getting married in an elaborate ceremony. All of their friends and family came to the wedding. Everyone had a wonderful time. The bride looked beautiful in her white wedding gown and the groom looked handsome in his black tuxedo. Everyone could tell that truly lover each other... Read more »

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Medical voice

Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice... Read more » 
Medical voice

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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Moderately confident... Read more » 

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From Other Newsletter

Recovery Digest

Orthopedics

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

Orthopedics

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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