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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Update

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
24th March 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1490: Anthony Fauci director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stated that while it is not known what the magical point of herd immunity is, but if a major proportion of the population is vaccinated, it will be good. He added that children will have to be in that mix. He estimated that 70-85% of the population would need to be vaccinated or immune in order to attain herd immunity. (WebMD) 1491: Amid concerns about thromboembolic events reported in people in European Union (EU) after receiving AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the executive director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said that the benefit to risk ratio was positive for the vaccine,...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 23rd March 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
24th 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, 21M August 16,...Read more »
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Significance of risk factors for liver injury in pulmonary tuberculosis patients

24th March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Short-course chemotherapy including combination therapy of rifampicin and isoniazid has shown evidence of effectiveness in the treatment of tuberculosis. However, it causes certain adverse effects, one of which is hepatotoxicity. Numerous risk factors have been found to be correlated... Read more »
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Cough Update

Advantage of levosalbutamol over salbutamol in reducing cough in slight persistent asthma

24th March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Asthma is a multifaceted syndrome presented by potentially permanent airway obstruction, multicellular inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness. It is characterized by dyspnea, cough, chest tightness, wheezing, variable airflow obstruction, and airway hyper-responsiveness... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

1.4 million fewer people received care for TB in 2020

24th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Business and Medicine
World TB Day is observed on March 24 every year with the aim to increase awareness about this disease and promote action to address the devastating health, social, and economic impact it has across the globe. Preliminary data compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO) from more than 80... Read more »
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Inequity of COVID-19 vaccines becoming ‘more grotesque every day’, says WHO chief

24th March 2021 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The increasing gap between the number of vaccines being given in rich countries and those given through COVAX is becoming “more grotesque every day”, stated the chief of the WHO. Director-General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, had stated in January that the world was on the verge of a disastrous moral failure... Read more »
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Interval between doses of Covishield increased to 4-8 weeks in India

24th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The Indian Government has decided to increase the interval between the two doses of Covishield vaccine to four to eight weeks, stated the Health Ministry. According to the ministry, the protection is increased if the second dose of the vaccine is given between 6-8 weeks, but not later than 8 weeks, considering the existing scientific evidence... Read more »
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Israel, New Zealand give interim approval for sale of nitric oxide nasal spray

24th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Israel and New Zealand have provided interim approval for the sale of Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray (NONS) developed by SaNOtize Research and Development. The spray could help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 virus, stated the company. Manufacturing of NONS has been started in Israel with SaNOtize’s partner Nextar Chempharma... Read more »
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AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine 79% Effective in US Trial

24th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The Oxford University and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been found to be 79% effective in a large US trial for preventing symptomatic illness, and 100% effective against severe or critical disease and hospitalization. An independent safety committee carried out a review of the blood clots in the US trial, and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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Can a doctor disclose his patient’s information to the relatives?

24th March 2021
As per Medical Council of India Code of Ethics Section Clause 7.14, “The registered medical practitioner shall not disclose the secrets of a patient that have been learnt in the exercise of his/her profession except
i. in a court of law under orders of the Presiding Judge;... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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An addiction

24th March 2021
Connie told her 4–year–old grandson, Dean, not to jump on the beds. After several warnings she punished him, explaining that should he fall, he would hurt himself badly.
Several minutes passed and he was back to jumping on the beds.
Connie said, "Dean, you weren’t jumping on the beds again, were you?" ... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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What is the principal carbohydrate present in Amniotic fluid?

24th March 2021
a. Glucose
b. Fructose
c. Mannose... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Honey excellent for cough

24th March 2021
A spoonful of honey can relieve night time cough in children and help them sleep better. In comparison with the cough syrup ingredient dextromethorphan or no treatment, honey seems better. According to a study published in the Archives of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine,... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: How to remove negative thoughts

24th March 2021
Darkness refers to the absence of light. Likewise, negative thoughts means absence of positive thoughts. The answer to negative thoughts is to bring back positive thoughts. An idle mind is the devil’s workshop and so, will always think negative. Here are some ways by which you can get rid your negative thoughts... Read more »
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Inspirational: Going the Extra Mile

24th March 2021
A 20-year-old had just finished his first degree and asked for his father’s advice on how to approach the world of work. He had a long and distinguished career in the Army and had become commander–in–chief. He was a soldier’s soldier and his men adored him. He was strict and firm, but was very friendly... 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

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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