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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID-19 Vaccines Must Work Against Old and New Strains, Says FDA

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
26th February 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1. COVID-19 vaccines that have been modified to work against virus variants should have clinical immunogenicity studies that support that they are effective, and make sure that the vaccines work not only against the variant strain, but also the initial strain, noted the FDA in updated guidance. 2. Manufacturers are required to conduct booster studies, where the modified vaccine is administered to those who have already been inoculated with the initial vaccine, in order to ascertain the immune response in these people as well...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
26th 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,...Read more »
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Liver disease in older women

26th February 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Clinicians are seeing growing number of patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). The occurrence of diseases such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is growing theatrically with ageing, and people with CLD are living into old age. Signs and indications of CLD in the older patient are often subtle and non-specific... Read more »
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Cough Update

Common cold treatment in children and adults

26th February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
One of the foremost reasons for doctor’s visits is the common cold or upper respiratory tract infection. Common cold is generally caused by viruses and is treated symptomatically. Antibiotics do not play any role in viral infection and are not effective in children or adults. Over-the-counter cough and cold medications pose a potential for harm and have no benefits in children; therefore,... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Ghana receives first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine doses via COVAX Facility

26th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Ghana has become the first country to receive the COVID-19 vaccine doses through the COVAX Facility in a historic step towards ensuring that there is equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across the globe. In all, 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine were shipped by the COVAX Facility... Read more »
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Survey in England finds high antibody levels with Pfizer vaccine

26th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
People in England who have been administered two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have developed strong antibody responses, suggests a new survey. The survey conducted by the Imperial College London revealed that 87.9% of the individuals above 80 years of age tested positive... Read more »
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COVID Vaccination for above 60, Those over 45 with Co-morbidities to Begin March 1

26th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The second phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive is set to start from March 1 in the country. Priority will be given to those above 60 years of age as well as those above 45 with co-morbidities, stated Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. The vaccination will be done at 10,000 government centers and 20,000 private centers.... Read more »
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New coronavirus variant found in New York City

26th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Two research teams have reported that a concerning new coronavirus variant has been found in New York City and in the Northeast. The mutations in this variant help it evade the body's immune response, besides evading the effects of monoclonal antibody treatment. The variant has been named as B.1.526. It has been noted among ... Read more »
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Concomitant glucocorticoids and PPI use increases fracture risk in RA patients

26th February 2021 Pharmacists Internal Medicine
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with oral glucocorticoids and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) had an elevated risk for osteoporotic fracture, reported a large cohort study published online in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Concomitant use of glucocorticoids and PPIs was found to be linked with a 1.6 times increased risk... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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Is there a law for curbing noise pollution in hospitals?

26th February 2021
Yes. The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 (hereinafter referred to as “Noise Rules, 2000) has been enacted and enforced in India in order to regulate and control noise producing and generating sources. It aims to maintain the ambient air quality standards in respect of noise... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Rolls Royce

26th February 2021
Three men were waiting to go to heaven. St Peter was at the gate and said, "However good you were to your wife that is the vehicle you will get in heaven". The first guy comes up to the gate and says, "I never, ever cheated on my wife and I love her". So St. Peter gives him a Rolls Royce... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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A vitreous aspirate has been collected at 9 pm. What advice would you like to give to the staff on duty regarding the overnight storage of the sample?

26th February 2021
1. The sample should be kept at 4°C.
2. The sample should be incubated at 37°C.
3. The sample should be refrigerated deep freezer... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Cinnamon in diabetes

26th February 2021
In a meta-analysis of 10 studies in patients with type 2 diabetes, consumption of cinnamon supplements improved fasting blood glucose and cholesterol levels, but not HbA1c levels. The report is published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Small doses of cinnamon supplement could be used in association... Read more »
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eSpiritual: Do Your Duty with Discipline and Devotion

26th February 2021
“Vasudhaiva kutumbakam” (the whole world is one family) and “Ekam Sat Viprah Bahudavanti” (truth is one but the wise call it by various names) are two key statement that come from the Rig Veda and form the fundamentals of Vedic philosophy. One should do one’s duty with devotion and discipline.... Read more »
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Inspirational: Soar like an Eagle

26th February 2021
Are you aware of the fact that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle tends to fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. As the storm hits, it sets its wings and the wind picks the eagle up and lifts it above the storm.... Read more »

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Medical voice

Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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Growing your digitize you clinic and practice... Read more » 
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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

Outcome of enhanced detailing and mass media on community use of oral rehydration salts and zinc during a scale-up program in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh

In a study aimed to estimate the effect of activities on ORS and zinc use, a scale-up program was executed from 2012-2016 by The Clinton Health Access Initiative to upsurge the use of oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc to treat diarrhea in children under 5 in three states: Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh.... 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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