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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Waste Management

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
25th January 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1324: Round Table - Expert Group on Environment Zoom Meeting on “COVID waste management"10th January, 2020, 12 noon-1pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr TK Joshi, Mr Dipankar Saha, Dr SK Tyagi, Ms Ajeeta Aggarwal, Sr. Environmental Engineer, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Dr BG Venkatesh, CMO EDMC, Mr Pradeep Khandelwal, Mr Neeraj Tyagi, Dr Suresh Mittal, Dr Anil Kumar, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma. The meeting was chaired by Ms Ajeeta Aggarwal
Key points from the discussion: • The CPCB has issued guidelines for COVID waste management. This guideline has undergone four revisions; the latest revision was in July 2020. These are very specific guidelines that are required to be followed by all stakeholders... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: UK Strain More Deadly

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
25th January 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1325: Scientists from Britain have found emerging evidence that the new, more transmissible mutant coronavirus strain spreading across the country might be 30% more fatal. Chief medical officer Chris Whitty and chief scientific advisor Sir Patrick Vallance expressed concern that the existing vaccines might not work against other variants that have been detected in South Africa and Brazil. The British strain, named B.1.1.7, is nearly 70% more transmissible compared to the original virus and is accountable, in part, for a rise in cases....Read more »
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Beneficial effects of Liver Detoxing on Thyroid

25th January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The thyroid plays an important role in the way entire body functions including the liver. A liver detox or cleanse is recommended by a physician, if an individual is suffering from a thyroid disorder. This detox can enhance the ability of liver to metabolise thyroid hormones, which in turn,... 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 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

Racemic salbutamol and levosalbutamol in mild persistent asthma

25th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
A study published in the Indian Journal of Pharmacology aimed to assess and compare the effect of monotherapy with racemic salbutamol and levosalbutamol on symptoms, quality of life and pulmonary function in mild persistent asthma. This was a randomized, open,... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

GACVS COVID-19 Vaccine Safety subcommittee meets to review death reports of frail elderly vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

25th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The GACVS COVID-19 Vaccine Safety subcommittee convened virtually on January 19, 2021 to review the data on deaths that have been reported among frail, elderly individuals who were administered the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, BNT162b2. On the basis of scientific review of the information available,... Read more »
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Brazil coronavirus variant found in around half of cases in Amazon city

25th January 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus appears to be responsible for nearly half of the new infections reported in the Brazilian Amazonian city of Manaus. This has increased concerns about a greater risk of spread, cautioned a researcher. Researchers led by immunologist Ester Sabino obtained genomic data from COVID-19... Read more »
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India administers over 1 million COVID-19 vaccine shots in 6 days

25th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
It took 6 days for India to administer over one million doses of the vaccines against COVID-19, making it the fastest rollout of a million vaccinations against the disease among countries for which the vaccination data is available in the public domain... Read more »
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Severe allergic reactions rare with Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

25th January 2021 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that severe allergic reactions to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine seem to be rare. A CDC report states that only 10 individuals developed severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) among over 4 million people who were administered a first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as of January 10... Read more »
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Metabolic Surgery Effective as Long-term Diabetes Cure

25th January 2021PharmacistsDiabetes and Endocrinology
A randomized trial of 60 patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity, published in the Lancet, revealed that diabetes remission rates were found to be significantly higher in the years following surgery, in comparison with conventional medical therapy. The 2-year outcomes reported earlier had suggested that diabetes remission... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can an institution run by a physician be advertised? Should you advertise your medical practice?

25th January 2021
Regulation 7.12 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations has laid down guidelines in this regard as follows: “An institution run by a physician for a particular purpose such as a maternity home, nursing home, private hospital, rehabilitation centre or any type of training institution, etc. may be advertised in the lay press,...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

Medical terms

25th January 2021
Artery – Study of painting
Bacteria – Back door of cafeteria
Bowel – Letter like A.E.I.O.U...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

Counseling and health and occupational screening require which of the following teledermatology tools?

25th January 2021
a. Videoconference
b. Mobile teledermatology
c. Store and forward teledermatology...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Seven common causes of forgetfulness

25th January 2021
1. Lack of sleep is the most common cause. Getting very little restful sleep can cause changes in mood and anxiety, which can lead to memory impairment. 2. Many drugs can affect memory, which include tranquilizers, antidepressants, blood pressure drugs and anti-allergic drugs... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: What is the importance of silence?

25th January 2021
True silence is the silence between the thoughts and represents the true self, consciousness or the soul. It is a web of energized information ready to take all, provided there is a right intent. Meditation is the process of achieving silence. Observing silence is another way of deriving benefits of meditation...Read more »

Inspirational: Do not be jealous

25th January 2021
You all must have experienced that jealousy can disturb your peace of mind. You might work harder than your colleagues in the office, but sometimes they get promoted, and you do not. You started a company 10 years ago, but you are not as successful as your friend whose business started just one year back....Read more »

Medical Voice

India’s Covaxin led to tolerable safety outcomes and enhanced immune responses: Lancet

25th January 2021
India’s indigenous vaccine against Covid-19, Covaxin led to tolerable safety outcomes and enhanced immune responses, British medical journal, the Lancet has said. The data generated underlines impressive safety and immunogenicity profile.According to the Lancet, all adverse events were mild and moderate and were more frequent after the first dose...Read more »
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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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