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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Covaxin has equivalent immunogenicity against the UK variant

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
28th February 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1401: The ICMR has tweeted that Covaxin has equivalent immunogenicity against the UK variant and the strains of coronavirus circulating in India. A preprint review by bioRxiv has stated that Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech, can neutralize the UK variant of the SARS-CoV-2. Plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT50) was conducted using sera obtained from 26 individuals who had received Covaxin. Bharat Biotech evaluated them against the UK variant and the heterologous strain. There was a comparable neutralization activity of sera of the vaccinated individuals against both the strains, with similar efficiency...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 28th February 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
28th 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, 35M October 4, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14,...Read more »
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Increased risk of NAFLD in women with PCOS-related androgen excess

28th February 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Androgen excess is characteristic hallmark of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), affecting 10% of women worldwide. PCOS is a lifelong metabolic disorder which causes increased risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular events. It has been observed in previous studies that PCOS is associated with increased risk... Read more »
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Cough Update

New possibility in the treatment of acute cough

28th February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
A recent article published in VestnikOtorhinolaryngologii discussed that acute cough associated with influenza and acute respiratory viral infection (ARVI) is one of the most common complaints encountered by a general practitioner or an otorhinolaryngologist. Acute cough during ARVI in the practically healthy subjects is as a rule non-productive,... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Canada approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

28th February 2021 Business and Medicine Public Health
Canada has granted approval for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, including the one produced by the Serum Institute of India. Overall, 500,000 doses of the vaccine are expected to arrive in the country next week. This is the third vaccine to be approved by Health Canada after the approval of vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech... Read more »
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Existing COVID-19 guidelines to continue till March 31: MHA

28th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The Ministry of Home Affairs has stated that the COVID-19 guidelines currently in place will continue till March 31. The ministry, released a statement mentioning that though a considerable fall has been observed in the active and fresh COVID-19 cases, surveillance and containment need to be maintained,... Read more »
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Open a window to reduce COVID-19 transmission, CDC to schools

28th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new recommendations highlighting the significance of good ventilation in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in schools and daycares. The key recommendation is “Open a window”. For the first time, the CDC has separately stressed on the role of ventilation in preventing the spread... Read more »
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More than 1.37 Crore Vaccine Doses Administered in India

28th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The 42nd day of the country-wide COVID-19 vaccination program saw 2,84,297 vaccine doses administered to healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs), taking the overall number of vaccinations to more than 1.37 crores, stated the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Friday... Read more »
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COVID Vaccination Tied to Decline in Intubation Rates: Real World Data

28th February 2021 Pharmacists Emergency Medicine
Since the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination program with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine started in Israel, the rates of mechanical ventilation have been reported to decline about two-thirds among older adults with the disease. Investigators compared adults 70 years of age and older, who had the highest two-dose vaccination coverage in February,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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Can a patient seek redressal for grievances regarding treatment received?

28th February 2021
A patient who has suffered a negligent act of the doctors can seek remedy under several laws: 1. Compensatory action – This involves filing a complaint against doctors, staff or hospital, be it private or government, who committed negligence, in order to seek monetary compensation before -... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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The reluctant spender

28th February 2021
After being away on business, Tim thought it would be nice to bring his wife a little gift. "How about some perfume?" he asked the cosmetics clerk. She showed him a Rs 50.00 bottle. "That’s a bit much," said Tim, so she returned with a smaller bottle for Rs 30.00.
"That’s still quite a bit," Tim complained. Growing annoyed, the clerk brought out a tiny Rs 15.00 bottle... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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Following prostate surgery, the retention catheter is secured to the client’s leg causing slight traction of the inflatable balloon against the prostatic fossa. This is done to:

28th February 2021
A. Limit discomfort
B. Provide hemostasis
C. Reduce bladder spasms... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Why is My Nose Bleeding?

28th February 2021
Nosebleed is a common problem, noted in up to 60% of the general 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 »
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eSpiritual: How to Be Happy and Healthy

28th February 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... Read more »
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Inspirational: The Tale of Two Pebbles

28th February 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
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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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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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