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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Update

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
29th March 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
Women in their 40s and 50s seem to have a higher risk of long-term problems following discharge from hospital after COVID-19. Several of them may suffer from months of lingering symptoms like fatigue, breathlessness and brain fog, noted two UK studies. In one study, five months following discharge, COVID-19 patients who were also middle-aged, white, female, and had other health problems including diabetes, lung or heart disease, had a higher likelihood of reporting long-COVID symptoms. A second study by the International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infections Consortium (ISARIC) revealed that women below 50 years of age...Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: It’s all about autoantibodies

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
29th March 2021
Multispeciality
People hospitalized with severe COVID-19 were found to have a lot of antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but they also had a distinct set of antibodies against their own tissues and molecules. Some autoantibodies attack the organs or tissues in a way that mimics autoimmune diseases, such as lupus. Others tend to attack the immune system, thus suppressing the body's ability to fight the infection. In some cases, people may have autoantibodies even before they have been infected with SARS-CoV-2. In others, they may arise as the body fights the virus. Autoantibodies could play a role in the persistent symptoms experienced by long-haulers...Read more »
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Models of Idiosyncratic Drug-Induced Liver Injury

29th March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a foremost cause of abrasion throughout the early and late phases of drug development and after a drug is promoted. DILI is generally classified as either intrinsic or idiosyncratic. Intrinsic DILI is dose dependent and expectable (e.g., acetaminophen toxicity). Though,... Read more »
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Cough Update

Innovative opportunity in the treatment of acute cough

29th March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
A latest article published in Vestnik otorinolaringologii discussed that acute cough associated with influenza and acute respiratory viral infection (ARVI) is one of the most common complaints come across by a general practitioner or an otorhinolaryngologist. Sometimes, ARVI cough can be productive with the well apparent... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Britain approves 20-second COVID-19 test, says distributor

29th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Business and Medicine
Britain’s medicine regulator has granted approval for a 20-second COVID-19 test, stated the product’s distributor while launching a testing system that it said could be put to use at airports, sports venues and businesses. A trial of the Virolens test, developed by British start-up iAbra and TT Electronics,... Read more »
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Curbs by India on Vaccine Export to Hit Poorest Nations

29th March 2021 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
India has decided to cut back on the COVID-19 vaccine exports. The move will likely affect the world's most disadvantaged countries the most. India is the world's biggest vaccine exporter and a key supplier to Covax, the global vaccine initiative. The country partners to deploy vaccine doses to every corner of the world. However,... Read more »
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India witnesses highest COVID-19 contact rate

29th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
With the surge in COVID-19 cases, India seems to be witnessing the highest coronavirus contact rate globally, with one infected person infecting another one every two days. The huge jump in contact rate this month is a concern, as per the Indian Supermodel for COVID-19. The new analysis through the model,... Read more »
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COVID-19 in pregnancy tied to adverse maternal and fetal outcomes

29th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnancy has been found to be associated with increased risks of preeclampsia, preterm birth and other adverse pregnancy outcomes in a meta-analysis published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The meta-analysis included 42 studies involving 438,548 pregnant women. In comparison... Read more »
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Encephalopathy Common, Fatal in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

29th March 2021 Public Health Pharmacists
According to new research published in Neurocritical Care, toxic metabolic encephalopathy (TME) appears to be common and often fatal in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. A retrospective study of around 4500 patients with COVID-19 noted that 12% were diagnosed with TME. About... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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What are the different types of euthanasia?

29th March 2021
In the landmark judgment titled as “Common Cause versus Union of India, 2018 (5) SCC 1 passed by the Hon’ble Constitution Bench of 4 Judges of the Supreme Court of India, has discussed about various types of euthanasia, as: “In common parlance, euthanasia can be of three types, namely,... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Doctor, Doctor Have you got something for a bad headache?

29th March 2021
Doc: Of course. Just take this hammer and smash yourself in the head.
Then you’ll have a bad headache. .. Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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When assessing a patient for possible side effects related to acetaminophen, the pain management nurse asks the patient about the use of:

29th March 2021
1. Alcohol.
2. Marijuana.
3. Opioids... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Harvard's 7 tips for smarter snacking

29th March 2021
1. Whole-grain snacks-Whole-grain low-salt snacks such as chips and high-fiber, whole-grain cereals, can give some energy.
2. Breakfast foods – Some of the breakfast foods can be used as a snack later during the day. A slice of whole-grain toast a with low-sugar topping can be great.
3. Hi-low combination – You may combine something with healthy fat,... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Happy and Healthy Adwait Holi

29th March 2021
The story behind the festival Holi begins with Holika, the sister of Hiranyakashyap, who was the father of Prahalad. Hiranyakashyap had declared himself as God and wanted his son Prahalad to worship him and not Vishnu. When Prahalad refused to do so, they made him sit with Holika in an open fire. Holika had the blessing that she could never be burned by fire.... Read more »
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Inspirational: A little Monkey and a Man

29th March 2021
Once, a man was passing through a jungle. He saw a monkey and called it. The monkey came near the man. The man told the monkey that it was his ancestor and that they should become friends. Using various gestures, he could develop a friendship with the monkey... Read more »

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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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