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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: New CDC School Guidance; New local mutations in Maharashtra; Post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
27th February 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1401: New CDC COVID-19 school guidance
1. The CDC has issued new guidelines for in-person learning, without recommendation for vaccinations for teachers first. 2. Looking at elementary schools and COVID-19 cases in Atlanta early in the pandemic, the agency reported nine clusters of linked cases. Eight of these included at least one teacher. The trigger behind the spread is unclear, but in seven of these clusters, teachers were reported to have worked in close proximity to the students...Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 26 th February 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
27th February 2021
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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Associations between Fatty Liver Disease and PCOS

27th February 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Epidemiological literature concerning the outcome of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as a risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) remains inconsistent. Additionally, it remains arguable whether NAFLD is associated with PCOS as a significance of shared risk factors or whether PCOS contributes... Read more »
Cough Update

Quantification of chlorpheniramine, guaifenesin and phenylephrine with related substance guaiacol in cough syrup

27th February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The two chromatographic methods have been developed that are sensitive and validated for chlorpheniramine maleate (CM), guaifenesin (GF) and phenylephrine (PE) purpose of their combination and in presence of GF related substance guaiacol (GL) along with a preservative known as sodium benzoate (NaB)... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO certifies El Salvador as malaria-free

27th February 2021 Business and Medicine Public Health
El Salvador has become the first country in Central America to be certified as malaria-free by the World Health Organization (WHO). The certification of malaria elimination comes after over 5 decades of commitment by the government of El Salvador and its people to eliminate the disease from the country that is densely populated and has a topography that is favorable for malaria... Read more »

UN-backed policy brief urges for action addressing long COVID

27th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A policy brief, published by the WHO’s Regional Office for Europe and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, states that 1 in 10 individuals still feel ill 12 weeks after having COVID-19, and that authorities need to do more to support these people. The UN-backed policy brief talks about what we know about long COVID... Read more »

FDA Allows More Flexible Storage, Transportation for Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine

27th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has stated that undiluted frozen vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine can be transported and stored at temperatures that are commonly found in pharmaceutical freezers, for up to two weeks. This comes as an alternative to the storage of the vaccine vials at temperatures of ... Read more »

People above 45 with comorbidities need doctor’s certificate for vaccination in India

27th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Individuals 45 to 60 years of age having co-morbidities will need a certificate from a registered medical practitioner, either from public or private sector, stating that they are suffering from a disease that could heighten the risk of infection, and therefore, are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on priority, stated officials.... Read more »

Most Severe COVID Linked with Four Cardiometabolic Conditions

27th February 2021 Pharmacists Emergency Medicine
A new study has shown that the majority of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in the United States can be attributed to four preexisting cardiometabolic conditions. Out of 906,849 COVID-19 hospitalizations seen among US adults as of November 2020,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner


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

27th February 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. The said class of persons cannot be alienated. In cases where there is no Advance Directive, the procedure... Read more »

eMedi Humor


An addiction

27th February 2021
Connie told her 4-year-old grandson, Dean, not to jump on the beds. After several warnings she punished him, explaining that should he fall, he would hurt himself badly.
Several minutes passed and he was back to jumping on the beds... Read more »

eMedi Quiz


What is the principal carbohydrate present in Amniotic fluid?

27th February 2021
a. Glucose
b. Fructose
c. Mannose... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates


eWellness: All about tea

27th February 2021
Tea is commonly thought of as black tea with milk and sugar. However, the word ‘tea’ refers to any herb. When Tulsi is boiled in water, it makes Tulsi tea; hot mint water makes mint tea. Several different herbs can be used to make different varieties of teas, such as jasmine tea, lemon tea, lemon grass tea, masala tea, sounf tea, etc... Read more »

eSpiritual: What is the importance of life force?

27th February 2021
A physical body becomes useless once the life force is gone. The same body, which was lovable to everyone, becomes a liability after death. Everyone wants to dispose it as early as possible as keeping a dead body at home is considered a bad omen. During the transfer of dead body from one place to another nobody... Read more »

Inspirational: Heaven and Hell

27th February 2021
A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and asked him what Heaven and Hell were like. The Lord showed the holy man two doors. He opened one of the doors for the holy man to look inside. He saw a large round table in the middle of the room with a large pot of stew in its center,... Read more »


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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 »



COVID-19 in patients with chronic kidney disease

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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 »



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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