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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Long COVID - NICE Guideline

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
28th December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1257: NICE Issues Rapid Guideline on Long COVID
1. People may have ongoing symptomatic COVID-19 if they have symptoms 4 to 12 weeks after the onset of acute symptoms.
2. People may have post-COVID syndrome if their symptoms do not resolve after 12 weeks.
3. The rapid guideline on managing the long-term effects of COVID-19, or 'long COVID', has been issued by NICE in collaboration with the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Vaccine Hesitancy

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
28th December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1255: HCFI Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Time to unite to combat vaccine hesitancy”19th December, 2020, 11am-12pm
Participants- Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr JA Jayalal, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr Suneela Garg, Dr DR Rai, Dr Anita Chakravarti, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr Alex Thomas, Ms Upasana Arora, Dr Anil Kumar, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma.
Consensus Statement of HCFI Expert Round Table...Read more »
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Evaluation of the effect of Obesity on the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in chronic hepatitis B patients

28th December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Mounting evidences suggest that obesity is a risk factor for various cancers including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A cohort study with a population of around 900,000, with 35 kg/m2 or higher body mass index (BMI) were observed to had 4.4 times... 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

28th December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Efficacy of chlorpheniramine in treatment of upper airway cough syndrome and chronic rhinitis/sinusitis

28th December 2020 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The main objective of this study was to determine the effect of chlorpheniramine treatment in upper airway cough syndrome and in sinusitis or chronic rhinitis. A total number of 218 patients were admitted to the hospital between 2014 and 2016 and were given chlorpheniramine treatment... Read more »

News From All Specialities

US to require negative COVID-19 test from travelers coming from UK

28th December 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
The United States will require passengers from Britain to get a negative COVID-19 test prior to their flight, stated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The US is the latest country that has announced new travel restrictions on account of a new variant of the coronavirus spreading in the United Kingdom... Read more »

US Doctor Develops Severe Allergic Reaction to Moderna Vaccine

28th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
A doctor in Boston with a shellfish allergy was reported to develop a severe allergic reaction after receiving Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday. Dr Hossein Sadrzadeh, a geriatric oncology fellow at Boston Medical Center, stated that he had a severe reaction almost immediately after receiving vaccination... Read more »

Ireland authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

28th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The Irish government has granted authorization for the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The first vaccinations will take place on December 30, stated the health minister. The authorization of the vaccine comes at a time when COVID cases are rising significantly in the country... Read more »

Nurse Burnout Has Increased During Pandemic: Survey

28th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Nurses and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) were asked to rate their burnout before the pandemic and 6 months into it, and levels reported were found to have quadrupled in some cases. The Medscape Nurse Career Satisfaction Report 2020 gathered responses from over 10,000 nurses... Read more »

Spinal Benefits Seen With Secukinumab in Psoriatic Arthritis

28th December 2020Orthopedics Rheumatology
Secukinumab was found to be effective for axial manifestations of psoriatic arthritis in a 52-week multicenter phase III study. Investigators noted that the primary endpoint of a 20% response on the criteria of the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is membership in a medical society/association mandatory for a doctor?

28th December 2020
The MCI has issued guidelines in this regard as below. “1.2.2 Membership in Medical Society: For the advancement of his profession, a physician should affiliate with associations and societies of allopathic medical professions and involve actively in the functioning of such bodies...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Forgive me

28th December 2020
When I was a kid, I used to pray every night for a new bike. Then I realized that The Lord doesn't work that way, so I stole one and asked him to forgive me...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Discharge instructions for a patient with a newly-placed pacemaker include avoiding:

28th December 2020
a. Cellular phones
b. Contact sports
c. Cordless phones...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to prevent Dengue and Malaria

28th December 2020
• Both malaria and dengue mosquitoes bite during day time.
• It is the female mosquito which bites.
• Dengue mosquito takes three meals in a day while malaria mosquito takes one meal in three days... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Scientific Aspects of Prayer

28th December 2020
It is natural for us to offer to pray for someone who is sick. So many people believe in the power of prayer that it has now caught the attention of scientists and doctors. Today most hospitals and nursing homes are building prayer rooms for their patients, based on the principle that a relaxed mind is a creative mind...Read more »

Inspirational: Don’t Give Up

28th December 2020
A girl had competed in Speech competitions for two years. It was her graduating year and it seemed that she might not go. Because of the small school she attended, she could only take 12 competitors. As the state meet approached, she felt relieved that she did not have to prepare...Read more »


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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... Read more »

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