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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Around the Globe

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
11th March 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1443: National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) - Preliminary recommendations for COVID-19 vaccination in patients with cancer Patients receiving hematopoietic cell transplantation or cellular therapy: COVID-19 vaccination should be done =3 months after hematopoietic cell transplantation (allogeneic or autologous) or cellular therapy (eg, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy)....Read more »
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World Covid Meter 10th March 2021 : Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
11th March 2021
Novel Covid 19 viral vaccines, 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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Monitoring and management of antituberculosis drug induced hepatotoxicity

11th March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Hepatotoxicity to antituberculosis therapy (ATT) poses a key challenge and every so often results in inadequate therapy. The menace of fulminant hepatic failure and impermanence is high, when icteric hepatitis develops. There is no consent on monitoring procedures and for the reinstatement of ATT... Read more »
Cough Update

Drugs for Cough – Guaifenesin

11th March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
An article published in The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics stated that the expectorant – guaifenesin increases the volume of secretions in the respiratory tract, by facilitating removal of viscous mucus by coughing. Guaifenesin is available by prescription in combination with an opioid,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Kidney Day

11th March 2021 Business and Medicine Public Health
Being diagnosed with kidney disease comes with immense challenges, both for the patients and their families. World Kidney Day is observed every year on the second Thursday of March. This global campaign aims to raise awareness of the significance of kidneys to health and to diminish the impact of kidney disease and associated health problems... Read more »

93.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in the U.S., says CDC

11th March 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The United States has administered 93,692,598 doses of COVID-19 vaccines across the country as of Tuesday morning while 123,232,775 doses have been distributed in total, reported the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday. The figure includes the numbers for Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines... Read more »

Covaxin phase 2 trials data published

11th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
Medical journal The Lancet has published Phase 2 clinical trial results of India’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine – Covaxin (codenamed BBV152) - a week after Bharat Biotech and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) announced that the vaccine has an interim efficacy of around 81%. The research paper stated that BBV152... Read more »

Six states account for 86.25% of New COVID-19 Cases in India

11th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are the states cumulatively accounting for 86.25% of the new COVID-19 cases reported over the previous 24 hours in the country, stated the Health Ministry on Monday. Maharashtra recorded the highest daily fresh cases at 11,141, followed by Kerala with 2,100 cases and Punjab ... Read more »

New Guideline Reduces Age to Start Colorectal Cancer Screening

11th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Radiology
The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) has updated its guidelines, last issued in 2009, based on data on colorectal cancer (CRC) screening accumulated over the past decade. The updated guideline advocates that screening should begin at the age of 45 years for persons of average risk... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner


Is texting and email checking in OT allowed?

11th March 2021
In an operating room, long cases usually allow anesthesiologists, nurses, etc., to access their phones. Checking email or sending texts could be detrimental to patients, as the staff need to focus on patient monitoring. Checking the phones is a growing problem in operating rooms... Read more »

eMedi Humor


Spring Fever

11th March 2021
Four high school boys afflicted with spring fever skipped morning classes. After lunch, they reported to the teacher that they had a flat tire. Much to their relief she smiled and said, "Well, you missed a test today so take seats apart from one another and take out a piece of paper." Still smiling, she waited for them to sit down... Read more »

eMedi Quiz


The nurse is caring for a neonate with congenital clubfoot. The child has a cast to correct the defect. Before discharge, what should the nurse tell the parents?

11th March 2021
a. The cast will be removed in 6 weeks
b. A new cast is needed every 1 to 2 weeks
c. A short leg cast is applied when the baby is ready to walk... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates


eWellness: Environmental impact on eye health

11th March 2021
An increase in the areas of dry land, air pollution and increased exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can potentially damage the eyes. The cornea, eyelid, sclera and lens have direct exposure to the environment. Increasing temperatures and shifting atmospheric circulation... Read more »

eSpiritual: The three types of Debts

11th March 2021
Hindu scriptures have talked about three types of Hrin (debts): Dev Hrin, Pitra Hrin and Rishi Hrin. God or the devtas gave us the consciousness, parents gave us our body and teachers gave us the knowledge or intellect. In Vedic language, our body is a mix of mind, body and soul,... Read more »

Inspirational: God's Coffee

11th March 2021
A group of alumni, highly successful in their respective fields, visited their old university professor. They all soon started complaining about the stress in work and life. The professor offered his guests coffee with a collection of cups, some made of porcelain, some plastic, other made of glass or crystal,... Read more »


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WHO launches 10-year plan to tackle neglected tropical diseases

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a new road map for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The organization put forth ambitious targets and innovative approaches to tackle 20 diseases which affect more than a billion people residing in regions that are poorly equipped with healthcare and sanitation, and especially the poor... Read more »



Accelerated versus delayed renal replacement therapy: What should you go for?

While some recommend to initiate renal replacement therapy (RRT) as soon as severe acute kidney injury, on the other hand some advocate a delayed strategy wherein they suggest waiting until the patient develops an indication for dialysis.... Read more »



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 »



Effect of Cissus quadrangularis on fracture union in a young male - Case report

Cissus quadrangularis is rich in anabolic steroids, calcium, and phosphorus. Stem extracts of the herb are often used for early repair of fractures. In a case report published in the International Journal of Research in Orthopaedics, authors assessed the effect of C. quandrangularis in advancing fracture union and reduction in pain and swelling... Read more »

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