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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Allergy Patterns

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
28th March 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1507: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Post-COVID vaccine reactions: Country Experiences”20th March, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants: Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO; Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Treasurer, CMAAO; Dr Ravi Naidu, Malaysia Immediate Past President CMAAO; Dr Marthanda Pillai, India, Member World Medical Council; Prof Ashraf Nizami, President Pakistan Medical Association; Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan Medical Association; Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh Medical Association; Dr Qaiser Sajjad, Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association; Dr Akhtar Husain, South African Medical Association ...Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Around the Globe

Dr K Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
28th March 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1508: According to a new study, patients who develop acute kidney injury during hospitalization for COVID-19 reported a significantly faster fall in kidney function and a slower recovery after hospital discharge compared to patients with AKI not related to COVID-19. The increased decline was independent of AKI severity and patient comorbidities, reported the study, published in JAMA Network Open. (Medscape)
1509: A study has noted than lesser than 20% of solid organ transplant patients mounted identifiable antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 after the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, thus raising concerns about protection conferred...Read more »
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Drug induced liver injury: an update

28th March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) remains a foremost cause of drug development cessation and postmarketing cautions and constraint of use. DILI is a comparatively occasional hepatic condition in response to the use of medications, illegal drugs, herbal products or dietary supplements... Read more »
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Cough Update

Cough and cold medicine treatment given by pediatricians

28th March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
There are apprehensions concerning inappropriate use of cough and cold medication (CCM) in children. There are few studies stating that few such medicines are unproductive and are also considered toxic for young children. Regardless of the fact, few regions show high use of these medications by physicians. However,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

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First locally acquired COVID-19 case in Australia in a week

28th March 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Australia reported its first locally acquired COVID-19 case on Friday, in more than a week, as a 26-year-old man tested positive. Authorities have imposed restrictions on hospitals, retirement homes and disability centers after the finding. The person infected with the virus has been infectious for a week but was mostly isolated at home... Read more »
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Delhi to trace 30 contacts of every person found positive for COVID

28th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
As Delhi deals with a spike in COVID-19 cases, authorities have resorted to aggressive measures to check the spread of the virus. At least 30 contacts of those who are found positive for COVID-19 will be traced and tested. The containment strategy in the national capital continues to be similar and the number of zones has increased... Read more »
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COVID-19 vaccines provide protection for pregnant and lactating women and their newborns

28th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
A new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology has noted that the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are effective among pregnant and lactating women, and that they can pass protective antibodies to their newborns. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital,... Read more »
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Glucocorticoid use at presentation tied to severe outcomes of COVID-19 in patients with systemic vasculitis

28th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology has noted that among patients with systemic vasculitis, glucocorticoid use at presentation and comorbid respiratory disease are linked with severe outcomes of COVID-19. The study looked at data from 65 patients with systemic vasculitis who contracted COVID-19 infection... Read more »
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Successful results prompt early closure of drug-resistant TB trial

28th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors Without Borders) have announced that the phase II/III trial of a 6-month multidrug regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has been stopped early as it was ascertained by an independent data safety and monitoring board (DSMB) that the multidrug... Read more »

Condolence

We express our sincere condolences on the passing of Dr Siddharth N Shah, a renowned name in the field of Diabetology.
A gentleman in the true sense and a clinician par excellence, we had the honor to know him and work with him. He has been a source of inspiration and a guiding light to many. We send our thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and colleagues, during this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace!

Medicolegal Corner

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What are the duties of a doctor in respect of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents?

28th March 2021
Regulation 7.7 of the Code of Ethics Regulations, 2002 elaborates on the issue of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents. It states that in some cases, the registered medical practitioners are obligated to provide, or may be called upon or asked to provide certificates,... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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The reluctant spender

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

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Every arthritis is not same

28th March 2021
While osteoarthritis may need only painkillers and rehabilitation exercises, rheumatoid arthritis, if not treated early and aggressively, can end up with serious deforming complications. Arthritis in young women of child-bearing age should not be ignored, particularly if it is worse in the morning and tends to improve with movement.... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Vahans In Mythology

28th March 2021
The negative tendency of a man has been symbolized with the animal nature in mythology. Gods in Indian mythology have been symbolized as living a positive behavior. Every God has been given a vehicle or Vahan. And, both teach us how to live a positive life and control the animal tendencies. Following are a few examples... Read more »
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Inspirational: Two Frogs in the Milk

28th March 2021
Once there were two frogs, one fat and the other skinny. One day, they were searching for food, and jumped into a big pot of milk. They tried hard but couldn’t get out. The fat frog said that there was no point paddling any longer. He said that they were going to drown, and should give up. The skinny one; however, told him to keep paddling... 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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Moderately confident... Read more » 

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From Other Newsletter

Recovery Digest

Orthopedics

WHO launches 10-year plan to tackle neglected tropical diseases

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a new road map for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The organization put forth ambitious targets and innovative approaches to tackle 20 diseases which affect more than a billion people residing in regions that are poorly equipped with healthcare and sanitation, and especially the poor... 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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