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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Operational Strategy for Schools; Cohorting in Schools

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
27th March 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1504: Operational Strategy for Schools, New Evidence on Physical Distance in Classrooms
The US CDC had recently updated K–12 school guidance in light of new evidence on physical distance between students in classrooms. The agency has recommended that with universal masking, students should be at least 3 feet apart in classrooms. • In elementary schools, the agency recommends that students should maintain a distance of at least 3 feet in classrooms where mask use is universal. This is irrespective of the level of community transmission - low, moderate, substantial, or high...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 26th March 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
27th 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,...Read more »
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Lacunae in knowledge of Drug-induced liver injury

27th March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is emerging as a burning topic for academics, clinicians, pharmaceutical companies and regulatory bodies, as number of publications are increasing over the past fifteen years. Updated information has also raised an important question, whether we know everything about DILI.... Read more »
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Cough Update

Effects of acetaminophen and food on the pharmacokinetics of phenylephrine: A crossover study

27th March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Phenylephrine hydrochloride (HCl) is a decongestant that is available as the over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. It was earlier marketed as the prescription product that contained phenylephrine tannate, an extended-release salt, allowing dosing every 8-12 hours. According to the regulatory history,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

More than half of Israel’s population receives both COVID-19 vaccine doses

27th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Business and Medicine
Israel has administered two doses of COVID-19 vaccine to over half its population, stated the country’s health minister on Thursday. Health Minister Yuli Edelstein announced the milestone and urged the people to follow all health guidelines... Read more »
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India's Ongoing COVID-19 Wave Could Peak in Second Half of April, says SBI Report

27th March 2021 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A report by the State Bank of India (SBI) has stated that the country is experiencing a rise in the daily fresh COVID-19 cases since February, adding that the second wave may last up to 100 days, counting from February 15. On the basis of trends till March 23, the number of COVID-19 cases in India in the second wave is predicted to be around 25 lakh... Read more »
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COVID-19: Remdesivir Beneficial in Minority Groups

27th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Remdesivir was found to be associated with faster clinical improvement in a largely non-white group of patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, reported a new study. A little over 80% of patients receiving remdesivir in the study identified as non-white. A retrospective analysis of nearly 2,300 hospitalized COVID-19 patients... Read more »
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Oral COVID vaccine to enter clinical trials

27th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A COVID-19 vaccine that could be taken as an oral pill may enter into clinical trials in the second quarter of this year. The oral vaccine is being developed by Oravax Medical, a joint venture of the Israeli-American company Oramed and the Indian company Premas Biotech. An advantage of an oral vaccine is that it can be taken... Read more »
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Caffeine Prior to Exercise Helps Burn Fat

27th March 2021 Public Health Pharmacists
Intake of caffeine, or drinking strong coffee, half an hour prior to doing aerobic exercise can escalate fat-burning, suggests a new study. The effects of caffeine appear to be higher if the exercise is done in the afternoon as compared to when it is done in the morning, reported the authors in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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Can drugs be supplied by the registered practitioner to his patient?

27th March 2021
A registered medical practitioner can supply drugs to his patients which have been prescribed by him; however, the same has certain conditions of exemptions as mentioned in Item No. 5 of the Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945. A registered medical practitioner; however, cannot exploit his patients... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Bank name

27th March 2021
Mother decided that 10-year-old Cathy should get something 'practical' for her birthday. "Suppose we open a savings account for you?" mother suggested. Cathy was delighted. "It's your account, darling," mother said as they arrived at the bank, "so you fill out the application." Cathy was doing fine until she came to the space for 'Name of your former bank.'... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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Which of the following is not a good approach to managing stress?

27th March 2021
A. Talking directly to the person who is causing the stress.
B. Giving yourself a treat, like comfort food or a cocktail.
C. Accepting that there are things beyond your control... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Why is My Nose Bleeding?

27th March 2021
Nosebleed, or epistaxis, is a common problem, occurring in up to 60% of the population and often occurs as a result of a respiratory illness or dry conditions. Nasal drying is common during the hot summer months because of the extreme temperature and dry air due to use of air conditioners. Some common reasons for nosebleeds include:... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: How to Be Happy and Healthy

27th March 2021
Somebody once asked Lord Buddha that despite meditating for years, he had not been able to gain anything. Lord Buddha asked him if he lost anything. The disciple said that he had lost his anger, desires, expectations and ego. Buddha smiled and said that that is what he gained by meditating. To be happy, one must learn to let go a few things... Read more »
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Inspirational: The Tale of Two Pebbles

27th March 2021
In a small village, a farmer had to give a huge amount of money to a moneylender. The moneylender was an old and ugly man. He liked the farmer’s beautiful daughter. He proposed a bargain. He said that he would waive off the debt if the farmer let him marry his daughter. Both the farmer and his daughter were horrified to hear this.... Read more »

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Doctors Survey

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

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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