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Congratulations to all Padma Awardee Doctors for the year 2021

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
26th January 2021
Multispeciality
Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian awards of the country.
These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 25th January 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
26th January 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, 44M October 28, 45M October 30, 46M November 2, 47M November 4,...Read more »
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Nutritional deficiencies in Cholestasis

26th January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The liver plays a major role in regulation of various aspects of lipid metabolism. Its primary function involves production of bile, and its constituents are essential for effective intestinal fat absorption. In addition, biliary secretion of cholesterol and phospholipids from the liver into the intestine is important pathway implicated... 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

26th 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

Pathophysiology and treatment of chronic cough

26th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Cough is an important protective mechanism for the maintenance of airways and lungs. Cough receptors are located in the larynx and near the tracheobronchial tree. They are mediated by rapidly-adapting (i.e., irritant) Adelta fibers, even though the other receptors such as C-fiber receptors might be contributing... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Australia approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

26th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Australia granted approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use on Monday; however, it cautioned that issues with AstraZeneca’s international production suggest that the country would have to roll out a locally manufactured vaccine earlier than planned. Vaccination with the Pfizer vaccine for the priority groups is expected to start in late February,... Read more »
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India’s weekly COVID cases come down to less than 1 lakh after 7 months

26th January 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The weekly COVID-19 cases in India have declined below the one-lakh mark for the first time in seven months. The country recorded 96,025 new cases in the week from January 18-24. This is the lowest figure since 93,801 infections reported from June 14-21. The deaths due to COVID-19 reported during the week stood at 1,052,... Read more »
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CDC reviewing new data that suggests UK coronavirus variant could be more fatal

26th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Scientists at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are in talks with health officials in the UK in a bid to understand more about UK’s data that indicate that a new coronavirus variant could be more fatal. A CDC official stated that they have reached out to UK officials and are reviewing their new data on mortality associated... Read more »
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Immune system of recovered COVID-19 patients may even fight variants

26th January 2021 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
Individuals who recover from COVID-19 are protected against the virus for at least six months, probably much longer, suggests a new study published in the journal Nature. The study further indicates that the immune system continues to evolve long after the infection and may block even the virus variants such as the South African variant... Read more »
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Full-Dose Clot Prophylaxis Beneficial in Moderate COVID-19

26th January 2021PharmacistsEmergency Medicine
Findings from three large platform trials suggest that therapeutic anticoagulation for thromboembolic prophylaxis was associated with improved outcomes and possibly survival in hospitalized but not critically ill COVID-19 population. The full-dose treatment approach was found to be superior to prophylactic dosing for decreasing... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

The three components of medical negligence

26th January 2021
“Negligence is the breach of a duty caused by the omission to do something which a reasonable man, guided by those considerations which ordinarily regulate the conduct of human affairs would do, or doing something which a prudent and reasonable man would not do.”1 The essential components of negligence, as recognized, are three: “duty”,...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

Bribery

26th January 2021
A thriving baseball club is one of the features of a boy’s organization connected with a prominent church. The team was recently challenged by a rival club. The pastor gave a special contribution of five dollars to the captain, with the direction that the money should be used to buy bats, balls, gloves, or anything else that might help to win the game...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

The nurse is conducting an examination of a 6-month-old baby. During the examination, the nurse should be able to elicit which reflex?

26th January 2021
a. Babinski’s
b. Startle
c. Moro’s...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Hands-only CPR Guidelines

26th January 2021
• Bystanders should start compression-only CPR 10.
• Chest compression should be done at a rate of 100-120 per minute (updated from “at least” 100 per minute).
• There should be a compression depth of 2-2.5 inches (upper limit added) but not more than 6 cm... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: The Vedic meaning of Mahamritunjaya Mantra and the Gayatri Mantra

26th January 2021
Any activity should always engage the 3 H model of the Heart, the Head and the Hand. The same has been advocated by western scholars of today. The concept is that while doing any work, you should ask the head for choices and then refer these choices to the heart to choose one and finally order the hands to carry out that action...Read more »

Inspirational: Law of the Seed

26th January 2021
There might be four or five hundred apples on an apple tree, and each must be having about ten seeds. That is a lot of seeds. Do we need so many seeds to grow just a few more trees? Well, nature has something to teach us here. It is telling us that most seeds never grow...Read more »

Medical Voice

Differences in sugar levels drive breast cancer invasion: IISc study

26th January 2021
BENGALURU: A recent study by researchers at Indian Institute of Science shows that a specific sugar called 2,6-linked sialic acid (2,6-Sial) is expressed at different levels on the surface of different breast cancer cells. “Malignant tumors are increasingly being understood and interpreted as ecosystems of heterogeneous cellular entities — a patchwork of cells that look...Read more »
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From Other Newsletter

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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