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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Vaccine Difficulties

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
2nd December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1178: COVID-19 vaccine difficulties Issues : 1. Studies have not shown yet whether the vaccine can prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2. 2. It is not known if people can become infected and transmit even with vaccination. Those who have been vaccinated could still continue to asymptomatically and unknowingly shed virus and spread the disease. The data from the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines describe protection from symptomatic disease. Pfizer reported 170 infections (162 in the placebo group) in 41,000 participants. Moderna has reported 95 cases (90 in the placebo group) thus far in 30,000 participants...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 1st December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
2nd 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... Read more »
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Histological Effects of Obesity on Liver

2nd December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The liver is the key organ for lipid metabolism, as lipids may accumulate primarily in hepatocytes, if there is an imbalance between the delivery of fat to the liver from adipose tissue stores and the export of fat as a component of very-low-density lipoproteins. Physiologically, when examined by electron microscopy or fat stains,... 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

2nd December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc – a primary growth-limiting nutrient for infants

2nd December 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
A placebo controlled double-blind trial was conducted to evaluate the effect of a zinc supplement on growth, body composition, appetite, and morbidity in stunted and non-stunted rural Ethiopian infants aged 6-12 months. The infants were randomly allocated to a placebo or zinc (zinc sulfate) supplement that is administered ... Read more »

News From All Specialities

New COVID-19 cases fall globally for first time since September

2nd December 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Last week, the global new cases of COVID-19 declined for the first time since September, stated the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), while emphasizing that the news must be interpreted with extreme caution. WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,... Read more »

Moderna seeks U.S. vaccine authorization

2nd December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Moderna Inc has stated that it has applied for U.S. emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine after a late-stage trial results revealed it to be 94.1% effective with no serious safety concerns. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, an advisory committee would meet to discuss the request on December 17,... Read more »

Delhi govt reduces price of RT-PCR test to Rs 800

2nd December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The Delhi government on Monday ordered all private laboratories to decrease the price of RT-PCR tests in the city to Rs 800 from Rs 2,400. The health department order has asked all private laboratories to charge Rs 800 for testing samples collected by government teams and collected from collection sites by private labs as asked by districts... Read more »

Coronavirus May Enter Brain through Nose: Study

2nd December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Berlin: A study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience suggests that the novel coronavirus may enter the brain through the nose. The study might help explain some of the neurological symptoms observed in COVID-19 patients. The research revealed that SARS-CoV-2 not only affects the respiratory tract... Read more »

Blood Glucose on Admission Predicts COVID-19 Severity

2nd December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
Hyperglycemia at the time of hospital admission, irrespective of diabetes status, predicts COVID-19-related death and severity among noncritical patients, suggests new research from Spain. The observational study included over 11,000 patients with confirmed COVID-19 from March to May 2020 in a nationwide Spanish registry involving 109 hospitals... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is the consent given for a diagnostic procedure also valid as consent for therapeutic treatment?

2nd December 2020
No. The two procedures are different and require a separate consent for each. In the case titled Samira Kohli vs. Dr. Prabha Manchanda and Ors. I (2008) CPJ 56 (SC), the Hon’ble Supreme Court summarized the principles relating to consent as follows: “32. iii: Consent given only for a diagnostic procedure,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Vote for the Devil

2nd December 2020
A candidate for city council was doing some door–to–door campaigning, and things were going pretty well, he thought, till he came to the house of a grouchy–looking fellow. After the candidate’s little speech, the fellow said, "Vote for you? Why I’d rather vote for the Devil!" "I understand," said the candidate,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A primigravida at 37 week of gestation reported to labor room with central placenta previa with heavy bleeding per vaginum. The fetal heart rate was normal at the time of examination. The best management option for her is:

2nd December 2020
1. Expectant management.
2. Cesarean section....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Folic Acid Update

2nd December 2020
• Folic acid (vitamin B9) is a water-soluble B vitamin.
• It is lost in traditional Indian cooking.
• Folic acid is essential for DNA repair, cell division and normal cellular growth... Read more »

eSpiritual: Values, Morals and Ethics

2nd December 2020
Values : • Values are our fundamental beliefs. They are the principles used to define what is right, good and just.
• Values guide how to determine right versus wrong and good versus bad.
• They are the standards...Read more »

Inspirational: Keep Marketing You

2nd December 2020
Rejection and job searching go hand in hand. As a writer, I can tell you something about disappointment. I had enough "reject" slips from New York publishers to start a bonfire. Then one day, an editor said, "Yes," and my world was drastically transformed...Read more »

Medical Voice

Post-Covid care to now involve mental health

2nd December 2020
The state is reviewing its guidelines for catering to the psychological impact of the pandemic; rules will also apply to healthcare staff who are toiling tirelessly In the light of the rising complaints of mental health issues surfacing at the post-Covid care clinics, the state public health department has revised its approach to address this aspect...Read more »


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Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in patients with essential hypertension treated with cilnidipine

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Effect of Baby Swimming and Baby Lotion on the Skin Barrier of Infants Aged 3-6 Months

Skin care is important especially in infancy as skin barrier matures during the first year of life. The goal of a study published in Journal of the German Society of Dermatology was to examine the effects of baby swimming and baby lotion... Read more »


Pre-Operative Multimodal Analgesia Decreases Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Narcotic Use and Pain.

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery aimed to assess the efficiency of multimodal analgesia (MMA) in reducing reliance on opioid medications. This was retrospective review of 560 patients undergoing outpatient... Read more »

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