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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Why surge in cases?

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
24th February 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1398 HCFI Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Rise of cases in Mumbai”20th February, 2021, 11am-12pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Arun K Agarwal, Dr Alex Thomas, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr Anita Chakravarti, Dr Anil Kumar, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma. Consensus Statement of HCFI Expert Round Table: • There are three reasons for surge in cases: Mutation (type of mutation - deletion or substitution; is the mutation in the RBM or not; has the virus reduced its doubling time or increased its infectivity period), COVID inappropriate behavior and a superspreading event precipitated by a superspreader...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 23rd February 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
24th 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,...Read more »
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Significance of Enhanced Liver Fibrosis test in liver-related outcomes in postmenopausal women

24th February 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Although chronic liver disease (CLD) is usually asymptomatic, earlier detection is precarious to allow life-saving interventions for those at risk due to high alcohol intake and increased body mass index (BMI). The goal of the present study was to assess the association between the Enhanced Liver Fibrosis... Read more »
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Cough Update

Antitussive effects of diphenhydramine on the citric acid cough response

24th February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The present controlled crossover study was conducted in twenty healthy volunteer participants who utilized the citric acid aerosol-induced cough response by means to determine the efficacy of 25 mg of diphenhydramine having the antitussive property. The entry for the study was restricted to only those participants who displayed a consistent and quantitatively... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

No-fault compensation plan for COVID-19 vaccines

24th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) and Chubb Limited (NYSE: CB) have agreed to a no-fault compensation program for 92 low- and middle-income countries that are getting support through the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) of the COVAX Facility. The program represents the first and only vaccine injury compensation plan on a global level and intends... Read more »
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Novavax enrols 30,000 volunteers in U.S. trial of COVID-19 vaccine

24th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Novavax Inc has enroled 30,000 people in a late-stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine in the United States and Mexico. The company had stated last month that its vaccine had an efficacy of 89.3% to prevent COVID-19 in a trial done in the United Kingdom, and was almost as effective against the more contagious variant first detected in the UK.... Read more »
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UK data shows promise in fighting COVID with vaccine

24th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The UK has been the first country in the western world to roll out a mass COVID-19 vaccination program. New data from the country suggest that the vaccines yield a high level of protection against infection and illness following a single dose. Early findings in healthcare workers indicate that a single dose of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine... Read more »
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More than 1.14 Crore COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered in India

24th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The number of vaccine doses against COVID-19 administered to healthcare and frontline workers in India has surpassed 1.14 crores, stated the Union Health Ministry. The provisional report till 6 pm on Monday stated that overall, 1,14,24,094 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 75,40,602 healthcare workers (HCWs) and 38,83,492 frontline workers ... Read more »
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Sense of smell may be altered for 5 months or longer after COVID infection

24th February 2021 Pharmacists Neurology
Researchers from Canada have reported that sense of smell can be compromised for 5 months or more following acute COVID-19 infection. According to a preliminary report released before the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting, researchers reported that about one in five healthcare workers with altered sense of smell at the time ... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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

24th February 2021
Yes, a registered medical practitioner is required to mention the registration number issued to him by the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receipt issued by him to his/her patients. The provisions of Clause 1.4.1 of Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct,... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Prison vs Work

24th February 2021
Just in case you ever got these two mixed up, this should make things a bit more clear.
In PRISON you spend the majority of your time in an 8X10 cell.
At WORK you spend the majority of your time in a 6X8 cubicle... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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A hemodynamically stable nulliparous patient with ectopic pregnancy has adnexal mass of 2.5 x 3 cms and Beta hCG titre of 1500 miu/ml. What modality of treatment is suitable for her?

24th February 2021
1. Conservative management.
2. Medical management.
3. Laparoscopic surgery... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Wet vs Dry winter

24th February 2021
The universe is made up of five elements, i.e. Air, Space, Fire, Water and Earth. According to Vedic principles, these five elements are responsible for the formation of the human body. In our body, air and space components are responsible for different types of movement functions, fire and water elements for metabolism... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Win Relationships and Not Arguments

24th February 2021
It is a well-known saying that when you are arguing with a wrong boss, you may win the argument but you may invariably lose the relationship and not argument. Lord Krishna was born after Lord Rama and Krishna taught us when to say ‘sorry’ even if you are not at fault. Never hurt the ego of a person... Read more »
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Inspirational: The Chinese Farmer

24th February 2021
Once, there was an old farmer in China who had an old horse to till his fields. One day the horse ran away and was nowhere to be found. The farmer’s neighbors expressed their sympathy with the old man over his bad luck. The farmer replied, who knows if it is bad luck or good luck.... Read more »

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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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Orthopedics

Daily Dengue Severity Score to Assess Severe Manifestations

A recent study published in Pediatr Infect, stated that daily dengue severity score of =12 is a precise assessment tool for severe exhibitions. The study intended to develop dengue severity score to evaluate severe manifestations amongst hospitalized patients with dengue infection... Read more »

Nephrology

Orthopedics

COVID-19 in patients with chronic kidney disease

Novel coronavirus disease is a condition newly discovered in the end of 2019 and started in the Wuhan city of China. It is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus and its main clinical manifestations include acute respiratory illness with pneumonia... 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 »

Surgery

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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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