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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
25th December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1238: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Vaccine Update: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine” 19th December, 2020, Saturday 9.30am-10.30am. Participants: Member NMAs, Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Treasurer, CMAAO, Dr Marthanda Pillai, India, Member World Medical Council, Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan Medical Association, Dr Angelique Coetzee, President South African Medical Association, Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh Medical Association, Prof Ashraf Nizami, Pakistan, First Vice President CMAAO.
Invitees: Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group.. Read more »
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World COVID Meter 24th December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
25th December 2020
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,...Read more »
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Biochemical, Metabolic and Clinical Implications of Obesity and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

25th December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Obesity is related with an increased risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Steatosis or fatty liver, a hallmark feature of NAFLD is caused when the rate of hepatic fatty acid uptake from plasma and de novo fatty acid synthesis is more than the rate of fatty acid... 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

25th December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Evaluation of levosalbutamol bronchodilatory cough formulations in outpatient community

25th December 2020 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Cough is one of the significant health problems having greater consequence for impaired quality of life. Acute and chronic coughs that are due to viral or bacterial infections, bronchial asthma and allergic conditions including cough variant asthma are regularly treated with combination of expectorants,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

One million Americans vaccinated against COVID-19

25th December 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Over 1 million Americans have been vaccinated against COVID-19, as Tennessee emerged beside California as an epicenter of the latest COVID-19 surge. The CDC stated that as of Wednesday morning over 1 million people across the country had received the first of the two doses required for the two COVID-19 vaccines... Read more »

Coronavirus Reaches Antarctica

25th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The coronavirus has reached Antarctica, the last continent that was previously free from COVID-19, stated Chile's military. At least 36 people had been infected with COVID-19 at Chile armed forces’ Bernardo O'Higgins base, which includes 26 army personnel and 10 civilian contractors carrying out maintenance at the base.... Read more »

India records more than 25k new COVID cases, 310 deaths

25th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
India reported 25,049 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, rising by around 1100 from Tuesday’s number, though significantly lower than last Wednesday when 28,465 infections were reported. The decline in fresh cases by nearly 3,400 compared to last Wednesday appears to be in line with the trend of decreased intensity of the pandemic,... Read more »

Masks not enough to stop COVID-19 spread without social distancing, says study

25th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Wearing a mask alone may not be enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19 without social distancing, suggests a new study published in Physics of Fluids. Investigators examined the impact of five different types of mask materials on the spread of droplets that carry the coronavirus when someone coughs or sneezes... Read more »

After COVID-19 Infection, Antibodies Highly Protective for Months: Study

25th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Following SARS-CoV-2 infection, antibodies protect most healthcare workers from reinfection for up to 6 months, suggested the first prospective study of the subject. Investigators looked for the presence of two antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 among 12,541 healthcare workers in the United Kingdom,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What are the violations in advertising in Indian Penal Code?

25th December 2020
Sec. 292(2) (d) of Indian Penal Code, 1860, makes it a punishable offence to publish, distribute, sell, hire or circulate any obscene advertisement.
Section 292 in The Indian Penal Code
260(292. Sale, etc., of obscene books, etc.— 261)..Read more »

eMedi Humor

On Trial

25th December 2020
After a trial had been going on for three days, Finley, the man accused of committing the crimes, stood up and approached the judge’s bench. "Your Honor, I would like to change my plea from ‘innocent’ to ‘guilty’ of the charges." The judge angrily banged his fist on the desk...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All of the following infections are often associated with acute intravascular hemolysis except:

25th December 2020
1. Clostridium tetani.
2. Bartonella bacilliformis.
3. Plasmodium falciparum...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: The Science of Hygiene

25th December 2020
All of us are taught about hygienic living and this subject should be included as a chapter in the curriculum of every school. There are many different kinds of hygiene - Respiratory hygiene: This is important to prevent cross infection, specifically,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why are most temples located in faraway places?

25th December 2020
Most temples represent God or the spirit or the deity located in the temple or mandir situated in an area at the outskirts of the city. A spiritual atmosphere is one that is devoid of pollution and which promotes rajasik or tamasik behavior. The silence of the spiritual atmosphere reduces the internal noise and helps...Read more »

Inspirational: The Here and Now

25th December 2020
The most crucial time to accomplish something is ‘here and now’. Every day is a day to dare, to do your best. Each day provides an opportunity for self-improvement and self-renewal. Today's accomplishments produce the most satisfaction as what you accomplish today can yield an immediate feeling of self-confidence and direction...Read more »


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