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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Vaccine Reactogenicity

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
24th January 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
Vaccine Reactogenicity (Part 1)
This refers to the physical manifestation of the inflammatory response to vaccination. It may include pain at the injection site, redness, swelling or induration at the injection site, and systemic symptoms, such as fever, myalgia, or headache. Immunogenicity refers to the potential to induce a humoral and/or cell mediated immune response. Reactogenicity is the property of a vaccine to produce excessive immunological responses as well as associated signs and symptoms... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Vaccine Reactogenicity

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
24th January 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
Vaccine Reactogenicity (Part 2)
Can prophylactic medicines prevent symptoms?

1. A meta-analysis revealed that prophylactic antipyretic drugs led to a significant reduction in injection-site and systemic symptoms following vaccination. However, the use of these drugs was associated with reduced antibody responses to most vaccine antigens. 2. A review suggested that the timing of antipyretic administration was vital, as there was no effect on the antibody response if the antipyretics were given as a treatment for symptoms after vaccination, rather than for the prevention of symptoms...Read more »
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Favourable effect of dietary protein in patients with hepatic encephalopathy and cirrhosis

24th January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Hepatic encephalopathy is a neuropsychiatric syndrome. It has various aetiologies and can occur in the clinical course of acute (fulminant) or chronic hepatic failure. Usually this condition is associated with reversible metabolic abnormalities without neuronal structural... 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

24th 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

Time-to-onset of cold and flu symptom relief

24th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The purpose of a study published in the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics was to evaluate effects of a multi-symptom tablet on cold and flu symptoms, within four hours post-administration... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Mutant coronavirus variants pose high COVID-19 risk in Europe

24th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Three mutant variants of the coronavirus that were first detected in Britain, South Africa and Brazil pose a high risk in Europe and are expected to cause more COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths, stated Europe’s disease surveillance agency. The variants carry mutations in parts of the coronavirus that make them more transmissible... Read more »
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Covaxin leads to tolerable safety outcomes, enhanced immune responses: Lancet

24th January 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Covaxin was associated with tolerable safety outcomes and led to enhanced immune responses, reported the Lancet. The data point to impressive safety and immunogenicity profile. All adverse events were mild and moderate and were more frequently reported following the first dose. From July 13 to 30, 2020, 827 participants were screened,... Read more »
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Biden Gets to Work on Tackling COVID-19 Pandemic

24th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
US President Joe Biden stiffened the mask wearing rules and ordered quarantine for individuals flying into the United States, as he started work on handling the COVID-19 pandemic on his first full day in power. He signed 10 executive orders in the White House, and told the country that COVID-19 deaths... Read more »
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Tocilizumab no better than standard care for severe COVID-19: Study

24th January 2021 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
Treatment of severe COVID-19 patients with tocilizumab along with standard care appears to be not superior to standard care alone for improving clinical outcomes at 15 days, suggested a study published in the BMJ. The study was stopped early as there were increased number of deaths among the patients who received the drug... Read more »
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Cabotegravir and rilpivirine injectable formulation receives FDA approval for HIV treatment

24th January 2021PharmacistsPulmonary Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for cabotegravir and rilpivirine injectable formulation for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults who are virologically suppressed on a stable antiviral drug regimen, with no history of treatment failure.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can drugs be supplied by the registered practitioner to his patient?

24th January 2021
A registered medical practitioner can supply drugs to his patients which have been prescribed by him; however, the same has certain conditions of exemptions as mentioned in Item No. 5 of the Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945. A registered medical practitioner; however,...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

What's the Big deal?

24th January 2021
The phone bill was exceptionally high. Man called a family meeting to discuss.
Dad: This is unacceptable. I don't use home phone, I use my work phone.
Mum: Me too. I hardly use home phone. I use my company phone...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

A lesion of ventrolateral part of spinal cord will lead to loss (below the level of lesion) of:

24th January 2021
1. Pain sensation on the ipsilateral side.
2. Proprioception on the contralateral side.
3. Pain sensation on the contralateral side...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Managing wounds at home

24th January 2021
• A wound refers to a disruption of the normal structure and function of the skin.
• Antibiotic therapy is not indicated in all wounds and is required only in case of infected wounds.
• It is important to keep blood sugar under control while managing a wound... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Do we get a human birth each time we die?

24th January 2021
According to Vedic sciences, Hindu philosophy believes in rebirth unless an individual’s Sanchit and Prarabdha Karmas are completely exhausted. It also believes in liberation wherein once the past karmas debt is over, the person does not take rebirth. Garuda Purana; however, mentions that one can take rebirth in animal species...Read more »

Inspirational: If and When

24th January 2021
IF and WHEN were two friends. Every week they met for lunch. They usually talked about all the things they were going to achieve. They both had dreams and loved to talk about them. One Saturday when they met, WHEN could sense that IF was not in a good mood...Read more »
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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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