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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Update

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
21st March 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1479: Some scientists have identified a pattern to the recurring waves of COVID-19 infection across the globe. They noted that as pollen levels increased in outdoor air across 31 countries, cases of COVID-19 increased. However, certain other studies point to the contrary, indicating that peaks in pollen seasons correspond to a decline in the spread of some respiratory viruses, such as COVID-19 and influenza. There's even some evidence that pollen may compete with the virus known to cause COVID-19 and may help prevent infection. (Medscape) 1480: Immunocompromised people: In a study with 436 COVID-naïve subjects who received a first dose of mRNA vaccine,...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 20th March 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
21st March 2021
Multispeciality
CMAAO: In susceptible high-risk (pro-inflammatory and/or pro-coagulative) individuals, reactogenic vaccines can trigger transient thrombo-inflammation lasting first few (up to four) days. COVID Vaccine: non-replicative, non-repetitive dose, spike gene mRNA/spike gene DNA to mRNA/whole killed virus, reactogenic vaccine
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,...Read more »
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Drug-Induced Liver Injury: A global health challenge

21st March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The hepatic safety of drugs pose a significant challenge for the pharmaceutical industry throughout the whole process of drug development. The intrinsic toxicity of few drugs becomes evident during the early stages of this process, however, for majority of medications, the hepatotoxicity profile may remain hidden in both preclinical and clinical phases... Read more »
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Cough Update

Management of Dry Cough in India

21st March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
A single visit, non-interventional, cross-sectional, interview based physician survey was conducted for a period of 3 months. About 500 registered physicians with minimum 6 months of clinical practice were questioned in their clinic or hospital. The physicians were asked to complete a structured questionnaire,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Statement of WHO GACVS COVID-19 subcommittee on safety signals related to AstraZeneca vaccine

21st March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Public Health
The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) COVID-19 subcommittee convened virtually on March 16 and 19, 2021 and reviewed the available information on thromboembolic events as well as thrombocytopenia following the use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. After careful scientific review,... Read more »
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Virus variants, vaccine inequity contributing to rising COVID-19 cases

21st March 2021 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
COVID-19 cases appear to be on track to show a surge for the fourth consecutive week across the globe, reported the World Health Organization (WHO). Following a decline for six weeks in January and February, COVID cases are now rising in most parts of the world. Deaths appear to be coming down,... Read more »
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CDC updates K–12 school guidance in light of latest evidence on physical distance

21st March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated the K–12 school guidance. The agency now recommends that with universal masking, students should maintain a distance of at least 3 feet in classrooms. In elementary schools, the agency now recommends that all students should maintain a distance of at least 3 feet in classrooms... Read more »
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Rise in new COVID-19 cases in India, fatality rate less than 1.5%

21st March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Despite a steady rise in COVID-19 cases in India, the case fatality rate is decreasing and continues to be below 1.5% even after the surge. Health authorities are concerned about a week-on-week rise in deaths, but it is lower than the rate at which new cases are increasing every week. Data from the health ministry till March 17 suggests... Read more »
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IDSA Updates Guidelines for Treatment of COVID-19

21st March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) continues to evaluate the available and potential treatment options for the treatment of COVID-19 as new evidence continues to emerge. A new recommendation in IDSA guidelines is the use of combination of monoclonal antibodies bamlanivimab and etesevimab to treat outpatients... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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What are common situations where MBBS doctor's degree can be in problem in court of law in India?

21st March 2021
The situations in which MBBS degree can be in problem are:
• If the degree is fake
• If the degree is not approved by MCI... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Good Treatment

21st March 2021
Bob went over to his friend Joe’s house and was amazed at how well Joe treated his wife. He often told her how attractive she was, complimented her on her cooking and showered her with hugs and kisses. "Gee," Bob remarked later, "you really make a big fuss over your wife". "I started to appreciate her more about six months ago,"... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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A 70-year-old male patient presented with history of chest pain and was diagnosed to have coronary artery disease. During routine evaluation, an ultrasound of the abdomen showed presence of gallbladder stones. There was no past history of biliary colic or jaundice. What is the best treatment advice for such a patient for his gallbladder stones?

21st March 2021
1. Open cholecystectomy. 2. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy. 3. No surgery for gallbladder stones... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Common Causes of Forgetfulness

21st March 2021
1. Lack of sleep is the most common cause. Very little restful sleep can cause alterations in mood and can lead to anxiety. This can contribute to memory impairment.
2. Many drugs can affect memory, which include tranquilizers, antidepressants, blood pressure drugs and anti-allergic drugs... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: You are the Temple of God and the Spirit of the God Dwells in You

21st March 2021
This sutra from the Bible reflects the union between the spirit and the soul. The ‘Spirit’ represents the Parmatama or the Brahman and ‘You’ represents the individualized spirit or the Soul (Jivatama). A temple is a place of worship and also the place where God resides. Every human being represents a temple (place of worship) ... Read more »
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Inspirational: Learn and Earn

21st March 2021
Two individuals joined a wholesale company together immediately after graduation. Both of them were hard workers. After several years, A was promoted to sales executive while B remained a sales rep. One day B could not take it anymore, handed a resignation to the boss and complained... 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 » 
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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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Moderately confident... Read more » 

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From Other Newsletter

Recovery Digest

Orthopedics

US dietary advisory committee recommends no added sugar until two years of age

A US government advisory group has issued its first-ever set of dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers. The plan from the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recommends that children under two years of age should not be given any added sugar. It further states that infants should be fed only breast milk for the first six months, where possible... Read more »

Nephrology

Orthopedics

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 »

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 »

Orthopaedic

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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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