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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
22nd December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1233: The US FDA has granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Moderna’s messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. This becomes the second vaccine to be authorized for emergency use in the United States, and will likely increase the number of doses available in the coming days. The EUA for the Moderna vaccine comes after a review by the independent Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) members on December 17, which voted 20-0 with one abstention, recommending the EUA. The vaccine is authorized for use in individuals aged 18 years and above... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 21st December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
22nd December 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,...Read more »
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Drug-induced hepatotoxicity in obese patients

22nd December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Obesity has become a worldwide pandemic, mainly attributed to sedentary life style and calorie over consumption, which creates a major health burden. It has also known to increase the risk of various illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, some cancers and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease... 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 December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Evaluation of the safety profile of cough and cold medication in paediatric population

22nd December 2020 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The safety of cough and cold medication (CCM) use in children has always been probed. This study will describe the safety profile of CCMs in children below the age of 12 years from a multisystem surveillance program. Cases having adverse events (AEs) after ingestion of minimum 1 index CCM ingredient... Read more »

News From All Specialities

2020 List of 100+ Outstanding Women Nurses and Midwives Unveiled

22nd December 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
Marking the end of the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the 2020 List of 100+ Outstanding Women Nurses and Midwives has been unveiled. The partnership of the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Nursing Now, International Council of Nurses (ICN),... Read more »

U.S. frontline essential workers, people 75 and older, should be next for COVID vaccination, says CDC panel

22nd December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel has recommended that frontline essential workers and individuals aged 75 years and above should be next to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted 13 to 1 recommending frontline essential workers,... Read more »

COVID-19 vaccination of Indians may start in January: Health Minister

22nd December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Vaccination against COVID-19 in India may begin in January and the priority of the government has been safety and efficacy of the vaccine, stated health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. “I personally feel may be in January in any stage or any week, there can be a time when we can be in a position to give first... Read more »

Johnson & Johnson Hopes to Apply for EUA for its COVID-19 Vaccine in February

22nd December 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Johnson & Johnson has recruited 45,000 participants in phase III of its clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine and hopes to apply for an emergency use authorization from the FDA in the month of February, stated the company in a news release. It is expected that data from phase III will be available by the end of January... Read more »

LVAD Approved for Children

22nd December 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
The HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device (LVAD) has been approved for pediatric patients with advanced heart failure, stated Abbott. The approval includes both bridge to transplant and destination therapy for children not eligible for a transplant owing to potential complications or risk related to the procedure... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?

22nd December 2020
Yes, it is mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receipt/money receipt issued by him to his/her patients...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Locks the gate at night

22nd December 2020
A kangaroo kept getting out of his enclosure at the zoo. Knowing that he could hop high, the zoo officials put up a 10-foot fence. He was out the next morning, just sauntering around the zoo. A 20-foot fence was put up. Again he got out. When the fence was 40 feet high, a camel in the next enclosure...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following are true regarding anemia?

22nd December 2020
1. Hb < 13.5 g/dL or hematocrit (HCT) < 41.0% represents anemia in men
2. Hb < 12.0 g/dL or < 36.0%, respectively, represents anemia in women.
3. Differences may also exist between races, in older adults, and in athletes...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Precautions to stay healthy during the winter months

22nd December 2020
To prevent winter depression, one should either sit in the sunlight for long or stay in indoor spaces with illuminated light.
• Early morning blood pressure is higher in winter than in the summer months. Therefore, people with high blood pressure should ask their doctor to increase their blood pressure medicine during the winters... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why don’t we touch papers, books and people with our feet?

22nd December 2020
In every traditional gurukul, no studies start without chanting the following
Saraswati namasthubhyam
Varade kaama roopini...Read more »

Inspirational: The lucky starfish

22nd December 2020
A man was taking a morning walk at the beach when he saw that the morning tide brought with it hundreds of starfish to the beach and when the tide receded, the fish were left behind. He realized that with the morning sun rays, they would die. The man went towards the fish, picked one and threw it into the water...Read more »


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