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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: AMR - The Next Concern

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
23rd January 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1323: AMR the Next Concern after COVID-19
1. New antibiotic development cannot keep up with the rate of bacterial resistance, thus giving rise to the antimicrobial resistance crisis. 2. There is a smaller market size and profit incentive for pharma companies for developing new antibiotics in comparison with lifestyle medications and other therapies that have broader indications. Therefore, the number of new antibiotics approved by the FDA annually has reduced... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 22nd January 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
23rd January 2021
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, 41M October 22, 42M October 24, 43M October 26,...Read more »
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Influence of nutritional status in patients with hepatitis B virus-associated acute-on-chronic liver failure

23rd January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Hepatitis B virus-associated acute-on-chronic liver failure (HBV-ACLF) is a crucial type of liver failure with high prevalence in Asian continent. Mounting evidence suggests that a direct association exists between HBV-ACLF and gastrointestinal barrier function. Nevertheless, the nutritional status of HBV-ACLF patients is yet not fully understood... 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

23rd January 2021 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
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Zinc Update

Efficacy of dextromethorphan on capsaicin induced cough

23rd January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The main objective of this study is the examination of cough reflex sensitivity via inhalational challenge and can demonstrate pharmacological end points. The effect of dextromethorphan, butamirate and placebo on capsaicin-induced cough in healthy participants were compared... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

WHO: Africa at risk due to COVID-19 vaccine hoarding

23rd January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
While countries in other regions of the world enter into bilateral deals, raising the prices, Africa is facing the risk of being left behind in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, cautioned the World Health Organization (WHO). Vaccines have been administered in 50 of the more affluent countries, while Guinea is the only low-income... Read more »
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Thousands of people to be placed in lockdown for first time in Hong Kong

23rd January 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Hong Kong is going to place thousands of people in a lockdown to curb a new outbreak of COVID-19. This is the first such measure that the city has taken since the onset of the pandemic. South China Morning Post stated that the step will target Jordan and Sham Shui Po districts that cover... Read more »
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Sputnik V to cost less than $10 in India

23rd January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The Russian Development Investment Fund (RDIF) has stated that it expects to register Sputnik V vaccine in India soon and it will cost less than $10 per dose. Kirill Dimitriev, chief executive of RDIF, Russiaís sovereign wealth fund, stated that the cost of the vaccine is one-fourth of the mRNA vaccines... Read more »
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COVID-19 Active Caseload in India Declines to 1.8% of Total Cases

23rd January 2021 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
The COVID-19 active caseload in India has declined further to 1,92,308 and constitutes 1.81% of the total caseload in the country. About 73% of the total active cases are attributed to the states of Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal, revealed the Union Health Ministry... Read more »
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Antibody drug might help prevent COVID-19

23rd January 2021PharmacistsPulmonary Medicine
The antibody drug bamlanivimab may prevent COVID-19 illness in residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, stated drugmaker Eli Lilly recently. The company revealed that residents and staff who were given the drug had up to 57% decreased risk of getting COVID-19 in comparison... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a patient dictate as to what all a doctor should write instead of following the protocol?

23rd January 2021
No, a patient cannot dictate to any doctor what to write and doctors have to follow their protocol. As per the provisions of Clause 7.7 of the Indian Medical Council Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics Regulations, 2002, the name of the doctor will be deleted from the register of Medical Council,...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

You should write more legibly

23rd January 2021
As an English professor, my father would often write little notes on student essays. Often he worked late, and as the hours passed, his handwriting deteriorated. One day a student came to him after class with an essay that had been returned. "Mr. McDonald," he said, "I canít make out this comment you wrote on my paper."...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

A recent fitness walk left you breathless, and youíve been having trouble sleeping. Youíve also been dealing with an upset stomach and occasional dizziness. These could be symptoms of:

23rd January 2021
A. Depression.
B. Heart disease.
C. Diabetes...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Even the elderly should exercise

23rd January 2021
It has been reported that older runners tend live longer and suffer lesser disabilities compared to healthy non-runners. This is applicable to several aerobic exercises, including walking. A study by authors from Stanford University School of Medicine, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine,... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Be Positive, Be Different and Be Persistent

23rd January 2021
One should be not only positive, or different, but also persistent. In the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu, the first one is a fish, which indicates that one should be different in life. The second incarnation is that of a tortoise, which indicates that one should be different but also learn to withdraw when the need ...Read more »

Inspirational: The Bumblebee

23rd January 2021
Scientists have suggested that a bumblebee's body is too heavy and its wing span is very small. According to aerodynamics, the bumblebee cannot fly.
However, the bumblebee is not aware of the fact and keeps flying...Read more »
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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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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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From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesity

People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia... Read more »

Nephrology

Orthopedics

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in patients with essential hypertension treated with cilnidipine

In the present study, published in Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy, cilnidipine was given to 14 hospitalized patients with essential hypertension, and 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring was performed. Once-daily administration of cilnidipine... Read more »

Pediatrics

Effect of Baby Swimming and Baby Lotion on the Skin Barrier of Infants Aged 3-6 Months

Skin care is important especially in infancy as skin barrier matures during the first year of life. The goal of a study published in Journal of the German Society of Dermatology was to examine the effects of baby swimming and baby lotion... Read more »

Surgery

Pre-Operative Multimodal Analgesia Decreases Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Narcotic Use and Pain.

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery aimed to assess the efficiency of multimodal analgesia (MMA) in reducing reliance on opioid medications. This was retrospective review of 560 patients undergoing outpatient... Read more »
 

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