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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Country Experiences

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
23rd February 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1397: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on Corona Update: Country Experiences 20th February, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am.
Participants: Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO; Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Treasurer, CMAAO; Dr Ravi Naidu, Malaysia; Dr Marthanda Pillai, India, Member World Medical Council; Dr Angelique Coetzee, President South African Medical Association; Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan Medical Association; Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh Medical Association;...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 22nd February 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
23rd February 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, 44M October 28,...Read more »
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Correlation of duration of estrogen deficiency and the risk of fibrosis among postmenopausal women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

23rd February 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Plethora of evidence demonstrates increased risk of hepatic fibrosis in postmenopausal women with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in contrast to premenopausal women. However, assessment whether the duration of estrogen deficiency in postmenopausal state can determine an individual's fibrosis risk remains unexplored... Read more »
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Cough Update

Prevention of cough reflex sensitivity by diphenhydramine in respiratory tract infection

23rd February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The currently available over-the-counter cough medicines have historically been criticized for lack of scientific data that supports their efficacy. The first-generation antihistamine known as diphenhydramine is classified as an antitussive by the United States Food and Drug Administration but has never been shown... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Australia starts mass COVID-19 inoculation program

23rd February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Australia has started its mass COVID-19 vaccination program with frontline healthcare workers and the elderly getting the first doses. Twenty people, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison, were administered the first doses of the vaccine on Sunday. A wider vaccine rollout began on Monday and over 60,000 doses are expected to be administered... Read more »
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Weekly COVID-19 cases rise 31% in India

23rd February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The number of COVID-19 cases surpassed the 11 million mark on Sunday, as the last one million cases were added in the second longest period till now (65 days). The pandemic has grown over the last seven days, with cases showing an increase for the first time in 15 weeks. The country reported 1,00,990 new cases in the week of February 15-21, recording... Read more »
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Hospitalizations due to COVID in the US fall to lowest level since November

23rd February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in the United States have declined to their lowest level since early November, suggest data. The COVID Tracking Project estimated that nearly 59,800 COVID-19 patients were admitted in US hospitals on Friday, a dip of about 55% from the peak of over 132,470 hospitalizations on January 6... Read more »
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Heart damage in COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital: Study

23rd February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A clinical study suggests that nearly half of the patients evaluated have had damage to their hearts after being hospitalized with severe COVID-19 and had raised troponin levels. The study, published in the European Heart Journal, assessed 148 patients from six acute hospitals in London. Injury was identified by magnetic resonance imaging... Read more »
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Tocilizumab May Help in Early Systemic Sclerosis

23rd February 2021 Pharmacists Neurology
Treatment with tocilizumab could result in stabilization or improvement in lung function among individuals with early interstitial lung disease associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc-ILD), suggests a new study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. This was a post hoc analysis of data from a phase 3, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial of subcutaneous tocilizumab... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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The patient was not getting cured. Can this be termed as medical negligence?

23rd February 2021
A doctor can never give 100% guarantee about the treatment or surgery. The only assurance which a doctor can give or can be understood to have given is that he possesses the required skill in that branch of profession which he is practising and as he undertakes the task entrusted to him, he would exercise his skill with reasonable competence... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Hypochondriac

23rd February 2021
Hypochondriac – a person wants to have her ache and treat it too... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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Acantholysis is characteristic of:

23rd February 2021
1. Pemphigus vulgaris.
2. Pemphigoid.
3. Erythema multiforme... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: OTC drug does not mean it should be taken without a doctor’s advice

23rd February 2021
An over-the-counter (OTC) antacid is often used to relieve mild cases of heartburn or acid reflux. Though they are available without a doctor’s prescription, they should be taken only under a doctor’s advice. As per the American Academy of Family Physicians... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: The vast power of the Spirit

23rd February 2021
Om Poornamadah, “Om Poornamadah Poornamidam, Poornaat Poornamudachyate Poornasya Poornamaadaaya, Poornameva Avasihyate”
The whole is whole; if you take away the whole away from the whole the whole will still remain. (That is infinite, this is infinite, from the infinite,... Read more »
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Inspirational: Be a Good Friend

23rd February 2021
One day, John saw a kid from his class walking home from school. His name was Kyle. He was carrying all of his books. John thought to himself that Kyle must be a nerd to be carrying home all his books on a Friday. John had his weekend planned with parties and a football game... Read more »

Medical Voice

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COVID-19 outbreak to affect 2021 as well, says health expert

23rd February 2021
Mumbai: An epidemiology and communicable diseases expert has predicted that the COVID-19 outbreak could be around all through 2021. Speaking during a panel discussion on a Marathi news channel, Dr Raman Gangakhedkar, former Head Scientist of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases at Indian Council...Read more »

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Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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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 »

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An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

Biofilm has often been cited as a key pathological factor in non-healing wounds. It therefore seems crucial to manage the biofilm in order to expedite wound healing and achieve the desired outcome. A study by Scully and colleagues compared the clinical and in vitro performance of a next-generation antibiofilm silver dressing (NGAD) enriched with an antimicrobial dressing technology... Read more »
 

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