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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster: Trial Failures

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
22nd October 2020
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1116: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Drug & Vaccine failures in COVID-19” 17th October, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants, Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Marthanda Pillai, Member World Medical Council; Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong Treasurer, CMAAO; Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad, Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association; Dr JA Jayalal, President-elect, Indian Medical Association. Invitees: Dr Russell D’Souza, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Australia and Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group.
Key points from the discussion : • Three drug trials have been halted in the last one week due to unexplained effects. • Johnson & Johnson has paused phase III trial of its single dose vaccine JNJ-78436735 (human adenovirus Ad26 combined with spike protein)...Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 21st October: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
22nd October 2020
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... Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

Diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune hepatitis in elderly patients

22nd October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Autoimmune hepatitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the liver of unknown cause that can affect children and adults. However, it may present as acute or chronic hepatitis in elderly. To corroborate these findings, the current study was conducted to assess various features in older patients with autoimmune hepatitis... Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

22nd October 2020 Hypertension
The prevalence of hypertension, the most prominent modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease and mortality, continues to rise globally. It is estimated that, in 2010, nearly 31.1% of the global adult population worldwide suffered... Read more »
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Zinc Update

Effects of zinc supplementation in low birth weight infant

22nd October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc deficiency can restrict growth in young children, but controlled trials of zinc supplementation during pregnancy in humans have not demonstrated steady effects on weight at birth and/or duration of gestation. The studies who had identified a positive effect of zinc supplementation on fetal growth were conducted... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

U.S. trial of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine may resume this week, reveal sources

22nd October 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trial in the United States is likely to restart this week after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration completed the review of a serious illness reported in one of the study participants, sources told Reuters. The trial has been on hold since September 6, after a participant in the UK trial fell ill... Read more »
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Win-Col

India’s COVID-19 case tally continues to show decline

22nd October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: The downward trend of COVID-19 cases in India continued on Tuesday, with 54,486 new infections reported, the lowest for any day except Monday since August 4. The death toll for the day; however, increased to 710, which was higher than the figure over the previous two days... Read more »
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COVID-19 Reinfection Possible Once Antibodies Start Depleting, Says ICMR

22nd October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director-General, Dr Balram Bhargava, has stated that COVID-19 reinfection is possible if antibodies reduce in the body of a COVID-19 recovered individual in five months after the recovery. The ICMR DG called on people to continue wearing masks and follow COVID appropriate behavior... Read more »
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Green Tea, Coffee Tied to Reduced Mortality Risk in T2DM

22nd October 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
Drinking green tea and coffee was shown to be associated with reduced all-cause mortality in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes, particularly those who drank both, in a study published online in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. A cohort study followed around 5,000 patients for nearly 5 years...Read more »
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Apathy a 'Prodrome' of Dementia

22nd October 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
A lack of interest in usual activities in older adults could be an early sign of dementia, suggests new research. A large, prospective study has revealed that individuals with severe apathy at baseline had double the risk of developing dementia over a 9-year period compared to their counterparts who were not apathetic.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is a medical accident?

22nd October 2020
If something goes wrong when one is undergoing medical treatment, it is called a ‘medical accident’ or ‘adverse event’. If the treatment has not worked or there have been complications, this does not always mean that there has been a mistake, or that someone is to be blamed. In some cases, one has to accept errors...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

On Trial

22nd October 2020
After a trial had been going on for three days, Finley, the man accused of committing the crimes, stood up and approached the judge’s bench. "Your Honor, I would like to change my plea from ‘innocent’ to ‘guilty’ of the charges." The judge angrily banged his fist on the desk...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

Epidermodysplasia verruciformis is caused by which of the following HPV serotypes:

22nd October 2020
a.1
b.3
c.5...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 5 foods that fight high cholesterol

22nd October 2020
1. Oats provide soluble fiber. Adding a banana or some strawberries to the diet can provide more soluble fibers.
2. Nuts: Nuts like almonds, walnuts, peanuts, etc., are good for your heart. Intake of 2 ounces of nuts a day can reduce your LDL levels by about 5%.
3. Beans are a rich source of soluble fiber. The body takes some time to digest beans, thus making you feel full for a longer time after a meal... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Sewa is the best dharma

22nd October 2020
Offering help is the best service to the humanity. As per Sikhism, Sewa (unconditional service), Simran (meditation) and Satsang (company of good people) is the trio for acquiring happiness and spiritual health. In Sikhism, Sewa is the main path for acquiring spiritualism. In Gurudwara, one even offers sewa by cleaning...Read more »

Inspirational: A new pair of shoes

22nd October 2020
When a person got sober, his sponsor told him that he had to be willing to change everything about his life. He wore blue jeans, but switched to slacks. He wore western shirts but switched to T-shirts. However, he could not give up one thing, and that was his cowboy boots. He told his sponsor that he won’t get drunk over a pair of cowboy boots...Read more »

Medical Voice

Cardiac issues five times deadlier in poorer nations

22nd October 2020
CHENNAI: Heart attacks and deaths are higher in low-income countries, particularly among those with diabetes, but scientists say lifestyle changes and drugs are not making a significant impact, either because they are not prescribed at the right time or not taken in correct doses...Read more »
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Orthopedic

Orthopedics

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. People with DMD are often unable to perform certain activities on the ground... Read more »

Allergy-and-Immunology

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. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »

Pediatrics

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 of life is the first step to developing solutions for improved infant skin health... Read more »

Surgery

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, according to a study published in International Journal of Obesity... Read more »
 

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