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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
2nd March 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1411: FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
1. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given emergency use authorization (EUA) to the vaccine from Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (J&J) - Ad26.COV2.S - for individuals aged 18 years and older, following review of its safety and efficacy data. 2. This is a single dose vaccine and can be stored at conventional refrigeration temperatures. 3. This is the third vaccine in the US that is highly effective for prevention of COVID-19, and is even more effective for the prevention of severe COVID-19...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 1st March 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
2nd March 2021
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,...Read more »
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Drug-induced liver injury

2nd March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is defined as a liver injury induced by a drug or herbal medicines leading to liver test abnormalities or liver dysfunction with reasonable exclusion of other competing aetiologies. DILI is a rare but potentially life-threatening adverse reaction and is one of the major reasons for drug withdrawal from the pharmaceutical market. It accounts for many cases of acute liver... Read more »
Cough Update

Drugs for treating dry cough

2nd March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
An article published in The Journal of the Association of Physicians in India observed that wide range of disease processes may present with cough and definitive treatment depends on identifying the cause and diagnosis. Usually, specific treatment of the cause controls the cough; however, this may not occur in all cases and in a sizeable proportion of patients,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization

2nd March 2021 Business and Medicine Public Health
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the third COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Janssen, for the prevention of the disease. The vaccine can now be distributed in the U.S for use in individuals 18 years of age and above. The available data clearly suggest that the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine may be effective in preventing... Read more »

Over 20 million people in the UK receive first COVID-19 vaccine dose

2nd March 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Over 20 million individuals in Britain have been administered the first COVID-19 vaccine dose, reported data on Sunday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that this was a big national achievement and urged all people to get the vaccination when called. “Every jab makes a difference in our battle against COVID,” he said... Read more »

Travel restrictions for countries affected by Ebola announced by CDC

2nd March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that travel restrictions are going to be imposed for people coming from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the US. These two countries have seen recent outbreaks of the Ebola virus. The US government will direct travelers from Guinea and the DRC to six US airports,... Read more »

Masks Don't Impact Oxygen Saturation in Individuals with Asthma

2nd March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A new study has suggested that wearing a mask to protect against the spread of COVID-19 does not decrease oxygen saturation. The study revealed that there was no decrease in oxygen saturation in over 200 mask-wearing individuals who attended an asthma and allergy clinic, irrespective of the type of mask and the duration for which they had been wearing the mask.... Read more »

MS disability, age linked to worse COVID outcomes

2nd March 2021 Pharmacists Emergency Medicine
According to registry data, disability and age have been reported to be linked with poorer COVID-19 outcomes in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Out of nearly 2,000 people with MS and COVID-19 in North America, 17.8% of the non-ambulatory patients died, compared to 4.3% patients who walked with assistance... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner


Can drugs be supplied by the registered practitioner to his patient?

2nd March 2021
The registered medical practitioner can supply the drugs to his patients that have been prescribed by him. However, there are certain conditions of exemptions as mentioned in Item No. 5 of the Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945. The registered medical practitioner cannot exploit his patients or keep an open shop or sell across the counter or engage in the import, manufacture,... Read more »

eMedi Humor


Bad Eating Habits

2nd March 2021
A mother complained to her consultant about her son's strange eating habits.
–"All day long he lies in bed and eats yeast and car wax. What will happen to him?"
–"Eventually," said the consultant, "she will rise and shine."... Read more »

eMedi Quiz


A vascular necrosis can be possible sequelae of fracture of all the following bones, except:

2nd March 2021
1. Femur neck
2. Scaphoid
3. Talus... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates


eWellness: Harvard’s 7 tips for smarter snacking

2nd 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... Read more »

eSpiritual: Managing grief by free expressive writing

2nd March 2021
The loss of a loved one is often painful. The resultant grief makes it hard to eat, sleep and leads to loss of interest in routine life, affecting behavior and judgment. Some can feel agitated, some may feel like crying, some may want to withdraw from the world and others may struggle with feelings of sorrow, anger, guilt, despair, irritability, or anxiety... Read more »

Inspirational: A little Monkey and Man

2nd 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 »

Medical Voice


Active case count hits zero, Arunachal turns coronavirus-free

2nd March 2021
Arunachal Pradesh became a coronavirus-free state on Sunday with the three active cases recovering from the disease, a senior health official said. The total caseload in the northeastern state remained at 16,836, while the number of recoveries stood at 16,780, State Surveillance Officer Lobsang Jampa said. No fresh Covid-19 case was reported in the past 24 hours,..Read more »


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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 »



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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