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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: New Strains

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
29th December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1258: HCFI Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “New Variants – COVID-19”26th December, 2020, 11am-12pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr Suneela Garg, Dr Anita Chakravarti, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr (Wg Cdr) Manisha Kukreja, Mr Bejon Misra, Ms Upasana Arora, Dr KK Kalra, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma.
Consensus Statement of HCFI Expert Round Table :
• The new variants of the coronavirus have created sensation and apprehension.
• Of the top 10 countries, only India, Argentina and Poland have shown only one peak... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 28th December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
29th December 2020
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, 44M October 28,...Read more »
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Assessing the impact of obesity on the immunogenicity of Hepatitis B vaccine

29th December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Hepatitis B vaccine is the most efficient method for the prevention of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Nevertheless, several factors such as age, body mass index and immunocompetent state are correlated with reduced immunization responses... 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

29th December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Response to Levosalbutamol Bronchodilatory Cough Formulations in Outpatient Community Settings of India

29th December 2020 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Cough is significant health problem with greater implication for impaired quality of life. Acute and chronic cough due to infective (viral/bacterial), allergic conditions or bronchial asthma including cough variant asthma are often treated with combination of mucolytics, expectorants and bronchodilators... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Daily COVID-19 cases in India fall to 25% of the numbers observed during Sept peak

29th December 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Three months after the country recorded its highest daily tally of COVID-19 cases of more than 98,795 on September 17, the average number of cases has come down to less than one-fourth of that peak. The pandemic is dwindling with the latest weekly case numbers declining by over 11% from the previous week’s numbers... Read more »

Britain will restrict promotion of unhealthy food from April 2022

29th December 2020Business and Medicine Pediatrics
Britain is set to ban “buy one get one free” promotions for food high in fat, sugar or salt and free refills of sugary soft drinks in restaurants from April 2022, stated the government. This is the latest step in the government’s plan to tackle obesity and improve public health. As per the government,... Read more »

Oxford Vaccine Will Protect 95%, Says AstraZeneca CEO

29th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The Oxford COVID-19 vaccine will protect 95% of patients and is as effective as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, said Pascal Soriot, chief executive of AstraZeneca. AstraZeneca has yet to release data to confirm these claims. Interim results of Phase III trials released last month exhibited... Read more »

Expert panel may meet this week to examine Oxford vaccine EUA

29th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The subject expert committee (SEC) of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) will likely convene this week to evaluate Serum Institute of India’s (SII) emergency-use authorization (EUA) application for Oxford-AstraZeneca’s vaccine against COVID-19, revealed government sources... Read more »

Total Body Irradiation or Chemotherapy Conditioning in Pediatric ALL

29th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Survival in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) was found to improve significantly with total body irradiation (TBI) and etoposide prior to allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplant (HSCT) in comparison with combination chemotherapy in a randomized trial... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spouse relatives of the patient?

29th December 2020
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated. The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 state: “MCI: 7.16: Before performing an operation the physician should obtain in writing...Read more »

eMedi Humor

What the beer’s for

29th December 2020
A couple was having money problems so the wife says to her husband: "We have to cut back, so, no more beer." The husband says: "OK. But no more beauty parlor either." The wife replies: "But I need that, so I can look good for you, dear." Husband replies: "That’s what the beer’s for!"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is not a common site for gastrinoma?

29th December 2020
a. 1st part of duodenum
b. 2nd part of duodenum
c. 3rd part of duodenum...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 5 Ways to Use less Salt

29th December 2020
1. Use spices and other flavor enhancers. One may use spices, dried and fresh herbs, garlic, ginger, vinegar and wine. Flavors can be black pepper, cinnamon, turmeric, fresh basil, chili peppers, and lemon juice. 2. Use the right healthy fats —roasted nuts and avocados, olive, canola, soybean, and other oils... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Road to Spirituality

29th December 2020
‘Love’ is what one is born with and ‘fear’ is what one learns. Spiritual journey is nothing but unlearning of fears and prejudices along with return of love back into one’s heart. The first principle, therefore, of living a spiritual life is to be full of love. Love is not escaping from sufferings or from your thoughts ...Read more »

Inspirational: Love and Time

29th December 2020
Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love. Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment...Read more »

Medical Voice

Sri Lanka's Covid-19 caseload surpasses 40,000

29th December 2020
Colombo: Sri Lanka's overall coronavirus caseload has surpassed the 40,000 mark after 500 more people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said. The total patient count reached 40,282, out of which 32,051 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospitals,...Read more »


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