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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster: Persistent olfactory changes

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
25th February 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1399: Sense of smell can be altered for 5 months or more in COVID: Canadian study
• Around one in five healthcare workers with altered sense of smell at the time of COVID-19 infection had persistent olfactory changes 150 days later, reported researchers from the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres in a preliminary report released before the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting. • The study included 813 healthcare workers with confirmed COVID-19 who completed online questionnaires and home chemosensory tests an average of 5 months following diagnosis. Around 84% of the participants were women...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 25th February 2021 Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
25th 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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Testosterone Levels in Women: Implications for Fatty Liver and Beyond

25th February 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Nonalcoholic fatty liverdisease (NAFLD) includes a range of liver pathology from isolated fat in theliver, to more serious inflammation with or without liver damaging, identifiedas nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Though the pathogenesis of NAFLD/NASHis multifactorial, there is a increasing body of literature emphasising the significantinfluence of testosterone to ... Read more »
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Cough Update

Efficacy of an over-the-counter medicine in acute cough

25th February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
CS1002 is an over-the-counter coughmedicine containing three active ingredients – diphenhydramine, levomenthol andammonium chloride in a cocoa-based demulcent formulation. The objective of this study was to examinethe efficacy and safety of CS1002, in a cocoa-based demulcent... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Teachers may have a role in in-school transmission of COVID-19, says CDC

25th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Quoting a study done in elementary schools in a Georgia school district, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that teachers may have a vital role in the transmission of COVID-19 in schools. Mask use and social distancing measures were sometimes found to be lacking... Read more »
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Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to be considered for EUA this week by FDA advisers

25th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The US Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisers are set to meet on Friday to discuss if Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine should be recommended for emergency use authorization (EUA). This is the third vaccine being considered for the US. Also, this would be the first single-dose vaccine against COVID.... Read more »
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India's active COVID-19 caseload dips below 1.5 lakh

25th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The number of active COVID-19 cases in the country has fallen below the 1.5-lakh mark, as on Tuesday. The number stood at 1,47,306, constituting 1.34% of the total caseload in the country, stated the Union health ministry. Further, the ministry stated that 21 states and UTs did not report any new deaths in a 24-hour-span... Read more »
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People above 60 to be vaccinated on priority in India, says official

25th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
As the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination is set to begin in the country, priority will be given to individuals 60 years of age and above as well as to those with comorbidities for longer duration, said Dr Suneela Garg, an advisor to Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR). Dr Garg stated that the beneficiaries will be split up depending on different criteria and every sub-group will have separate vaccination timelines.... Read more »
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Study implies COVID-19 vaccination should be prioritized for people with genetic disorders

25th February 2021 Pharmacists Emergency Medicine
A team of researchers has found in a recent study that adults with Down syndrome had greater odds of death due to COVID-19, compared to the general population. The study suggested that vaccinating people with genetic disorders against COVID-19 should be the priority. The study, published in The Lancet's EClinical Medicine,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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What are the violations in advertising in Indian Penal Code?

25th February 2021
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)
(1) For the purposes of Sub-section (2), a book, pamphlet, paper, writing,... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Good Treatment

25th February 2021
Bob went over to his friend Joe’s house and was amazed at how well Joe treated his wife. He often told her how attractive she was, complimented her on her cooking and showered her with hugs and kisses. "Gee," Bob remarked later, "you really make a big fuss over your wife". "I started to appreciate her more about six months ago," ... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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A 70-year-old male patient presented with history of chest pain was diagnosed with coronary artery disease. Ultrasound of the abdomen showed presence of gallbladder stones. There was no past history of biliary colic or jaundice. What is the best treatment advice for such a patient for his gallbladder stones?

25th February 2021
1. Open cholecystectomy.
2. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
3. No surgery for gallbladder stones... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Common Causes of Forgetfulness

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

eSpiritual: You are the Temple of God and the Spirit of the God Dwells in You

25th February 2021
This sutra from the Bible reflects the union between the spirit and the soul. The ‘Spirit’ represents the Parmatama or the Brahman and ‘You’ represents the individualized spirit or the soul (Jivatama). A temple is a place of worship and also the place where God resides. Every human being represents a temple... Read more »
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Inspirational: Learn and Earn

25th February 2021
Two individuals joined a wholesale company together immediately after graduation. Both of them were hard workers. After several years, A was promoted to sales executive while B remained a sales rep. One day B could not take it anymore, handed a resignation to the boss and complained... Read more »

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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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