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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: mRNA vaccine; Mental health

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
22nd November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1151: Early analysis shows 94.5% efficacy for mRNA-1273 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 DG Alert excerpts: 1. An interim review of results from the Phase III COVE trial revealed that mRNA-1273, an experimental messenger RNA vaccine encoding the stabilized prefusion SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, is safe and effective for prevention of symptomatic COVID-19 in adults. 2. The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is co-developing the vaccine candidate. It stated that the vaccine has a statistically significant efficacy rate of 94.5% on the basis of an initial analysis of 95 cases with symptomatic COVID-19...Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

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

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
22nd November 2020
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,... Read more »
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Diabetes mellitus as a risk factor for Hepatic Fibrosis/Cirrhosis

22nd November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The anticipated world-wide prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM), will likely be affected, resulting in significant economic and social hardships. There is a cumulative observational evidence linking DM to cirrhosis. DM, NAFLD and metabolic syndrome, are likely perpetrators in progressive cirrhosis and hepatic fibrosis... 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

22nd November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Genetic zinc deficiency in infants and children

22nd November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc nutrition is very important in infants and children. Zinc deficiency can be due to poor zinc absorption, which leads to a extensive range of consequences such as diarrhoea, alopecia, skin lesions, loss of appetite, taste disorders, impaired immune function and neuropsychiatric changes with growth retardation,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

World leaders join forces to fight antimicrobial resistance

22nd November 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
The chiefs of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched the One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance. Heads of government, ministers, as well as leaders from private sector... Read more »

FDA Authorizes Baricitinib-Remdesivir Combination for COVID-19

22nd November 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for baricitinib, combined with remdesivir, to treat suspected or laboratory confirmed COVID-19 among hospitalized patients - adults and pediatric patients, aged two years or above - who need supplemental oxygen,... Read more »

New COVID-19 cases at nine-day high in India

22nd November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The new COVID-19 cases surged to new peaks in two states on Friday, as the day’s national total of new infections rose to a nine-day high. The country reported 46,328 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest since November 11. The trend of rising cases continued for the fifth consecutive day. The death toll for the country stood at 563... Read more »

FDA panel to discuss emergency use of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine on December 10

22nd November 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s outside advisers are set to meet on December 10 to discuss whether to authorize Pfizer Inc and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, stated the agency on Friday. Pfizer had applied for the authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine earlier during the day... Read more »

Delirium should be added to checklist of COVID-19 symptoms in elderly

22nd November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
As per a multicenter study of seniors visiting emergency departments, delirium should be a part of the checklists of the presenting signs and symptoms of COVID-19, especially in the elderly. Around 28% of the 817 older adults presenting to the emergency department, who were diagnosed with COVID-19,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

How is consent documented?

22nd November 2020
Patients may not be able to precisely remember all the facts disclosed during a discussion. Therefore, a physician must document the content of informed consent sessions.
1. The informed consent discussion and its documentation should be done by the physician who is going to perform the procedure...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Funny Definitions

22nd November 2020
Intoxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.
Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

An increase in which of the following parameters will shift the O2 dissociation curve to the left:

22nd November 2020
1. Temperature.
2. Partial pressure of CO2
3. 2,3 DPG concentration...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: A slight move is all that matters

22nd November 2020
Middle-aged women who tend to move around more in their daily life have lower levels of intra-abdominal fat, which is a known risk factor for heart disease. A slight modification in daily routine - reducing the time watching TV or increasing the walk time to work - can make a difference in the long-term health... Read more »

eSpiritual: Sattchittaananda: The soul characteristics (Absolute Existence –Absolute Knowledge)

22nd November 2020
Satt means ‘truth or knowingness’
Chitta means ‘consciousness-based’
Ananda means ‘bliss or inner happiness’...Read more »

Inspirational: The Three Fish

22nd November 2020
There were three big fish living in a lake who were very close friends. They were quite different from one another. The first one believed in fate and thought that things cannot be changed; what had to happen will happen, no matter what, he thought. The second one was intelligent. He was confident that he knew ...Read more »

Medical Voice

Fear of catching Covid higher in diabetics, says study

22nd November 2020
Delhi: A new study released by UK-based market research firm Kantar found that 60 per cent of the diabetics surveyed showed higher concern about catching Covid and getting hospitalised for the disease. The study titled ‘The D-Picture: Covid Edition’ covered 300 Type 2 diabetes patients across 12 cities, with all respondents belonging to the upper socio-economic class...Read more »


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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...
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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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Efficacy and Safety of Azilsartan and Olmesartan in Patients with Essential Hypertension

Several patients continue to have high blood pressure (BP) even after treatment with angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor blockers (ARBs). The present study, published in the International Heart Journal, compared the efficacy and safety... Read more »


Knowledge and attitude of mothers about oral rehydration solution

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Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »


International guidelines and recommendations for surgery during Covid-19 pandemic

A new study published in the International Journal of Surgery aimed to review the available recommendations published by general Surgery Societies and Health Institutions and evaluate the underlying Literature providing clinical... Read more »

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