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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster – COVID Update

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
26th March 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1501: India’s second COVID-19 wave
The coronavirus pandemic is again surging across India. Confirmed cases have increased again. Over a two-week period, deaths increased by 82%. Maharashtra is leading the fresh outbreak. Several districts have gone back into lockdown. Scientists are investigating if a new strain found in the state is more virulent. Ramping up vaccinations in India could have a global impact. India serves as a pivotal link in the vaccine supply chain: the country has either given away or sold tens of millions of doses of vaccines to other countries, even at a time when it struggles to vaccinate its own citizens...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 25th March 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
26th March 2021
Multispeciality
CMAAO: In susceptible high-risk (pro-inflammatory and/or pro-coagulative) individuals, reactogenic vaccines can trigger transient thrombo-inflammation lasting first few (up to four) days. COVID Vaccine: non-replicative, non-repetitive dose, spike gene mRNA/spike gene DNA to mRNA/whole killed virus, reactogenic vaccine 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,...Read more »
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A review of Hepatoprotective effect of Medicinal Plants

26th March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Liver is the important site for metabolism of nutrients and energy production in the human body. Ayurveda, a traditional medicinal system of India is currently used for the treatment of various human diseases. Therefore, therapeutic plants are getting increasingly popular in the pharmaceutical industry as a safe and effective... Read more »
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Cough Update

Outcomes on health and safety profile of paracetamol, chlorpheniramine maleate, phenylephrine and amantadine fixed dose combination

26th March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Influenza has had a significant impact on society because of the high rates of morbidity or mortality especially in children. There are 16 and 9 types of H and N proteins that are used in combination to label influenza virus strains, such as, H1N1, H3N2, H2N2, H5N1,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19 infections increase for fourth week in a row globally

26th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Business and Medicine
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continued to increase across the globe for fourth straight week, with nearly 3.3 million fresh cases recorded over the previous seven days, reported the WHO on Wednesday. The number of new deaths related to COVID-19 have reportedly levelled off following a six-week decline,... Read more »
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New analysis of AstraZeneca U.S. trial: COVID-19 vaccine 76% effective

26th March 2021 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
AstraZeneca stated that its COVID-19 vaccine was 76% effective in preventing symptomatic illness in a new analysis of its major U.S. trial. This is a bit lower than the level of 79% announced earlier in a report that was criticized for having outdated information. The latest data come from 190 infections among over 32,400 participants in the trial conducted in ... Read more »
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India records over 50k COVID cases on Wednesday, highest in over 5 months

26th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
India recorded 53,364 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest single-day count in over five months. The last time the country recorded more cases than this figure in a day was on October 23 when 54,350 cases were reported. For the second day in a row, the daily death toll in the country crossed the 200-mark... Read more »
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CDC: Counties with large Asian, Black or Hispanic populations had higher number of coronavirus cases

26th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that the counties in the United States that had large Black, Asian and Hispanic populations had a greater number of COVID-19 cases in the initial months of the pandemic. A new study suggests that over a quarter of counties with large Asian or Black populations had a high incidence rate... Read more »
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'Double mutant' COVID-19 variant detected in India

26th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A new ‘double mutant’ variant of the coronavirus has been identified in India. Officials are evaluating if the variant that has two mutations together in the same virus, may be more infectious. Additionally, around 10,787 samples from 18 states also showed 771 cases of known variants, including 736 cases of the UK variant,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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What procedure and safeguard is to be followed if there is no advance medical directive?

26th March 2021
In the landmark judgment titled as “Common Cause versus Union of India, 2018 (5) SCC 1 passed by the Hon’ble Constitution Bench of 4 Judges of the Supreme Court of India, it has held that: “192. It is necessary to make it clear that there will be cases where there is no Advance Directive... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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They’re all wet

26th March 2021
A high–school student came home one night rather depressed.
"What’s the matter, Son?" asked his mother.
"Aw, gee," said the boy, "It’s my grades. They’re all wet."... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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In a patient with a tumor in superior mediastinum compressing the superior vena cava, all the following veins would serve as alternate pathways for the blood to return to the right atrium, except:

26th March 2021
1. Lateral thoracic vein.
2. Internal thoracic vein.
3. Hemiazygos vein... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Elderly should Beware of Commonly Prescribed Group of Drugs

26th March 2021
Anticholinergics have been shown to cause elderly people to slow down in their daily physical activities. Two reports from Wake Forest University School of Medicine suggest that anticholinergic drugs, commonly used to treat acid reflux, Parkinson’s disease and urinary incontinence,... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: The very purpose of life is to face sufferings

26th March 2021
According to Hinduism, the fact that we are born means that in our last life, we did not get liberation or Moksha. It also means that some sufferings in our last birth still remained. Therefore, the purpose of this birth is to face those sufferings. When the purpose of our life is to face sufferings, then why suffer from them?... Read more »
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Inspirational: The Duck and the Devil

26th March 2021
A little boy was visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods, but failed to hit the target. He got a little discouraged and headed back for dinner. As he was walking back, he saw his Grandma’s pet duck... Read more »

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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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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

US dietary advisory committee recommends no added sugar until two years of age

A US government advisory group has issued its first-ever set of dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers. The plan from the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recommends that children under two years of age should not be given any added sugar. It further states that infants should be fed only breast milk for the first six months, where possible... Read more »

Nephrology

Orthopedics

Accelerated versus delayed renal replacement therapy: What should you go for?

While some recommend to initiate renal replacement therapy (RRT) as soon as severe acute kidney injury, on the other hand some advocate a delayed strategy wherein they suggest waiting until the patient develops an indication for dialysis.... 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 »

Orthopaedic

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Effect of Cissus quadrangularis on fracture union in a young male - Case report

Cissus quadrangularis is rich in anabolic steroids, calcium, and phosphorus. Stem extracts of the herb are often used for early repair of fractures. In a case report published in the International Journal of Research in Orthopaedics, authors assessed the effect of C. quandrangularis in advancing fracture union and reduction in pain and swelling... Read more »
 

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