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Reinfection Rates in Patients who had Previously Tested Positive for COVID

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
2nd April 2021
Multispeciality
• A retrospective cohort study was recently published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases which suggested that previous infection with COVID-19 protects against reinfection and symptomatic disease. • The study of one multi-hospital health system included 150,325 patients who were tested for COVID-19 through PCR between March 12 and August 30, 2020. Testing performed up to February 24, 2021 in these patients was included for evaluation. The main outcome measure included reinfection (infection = 90 days after initial testing)...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 1st April 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
2nd April 2021
Multispeciality
CMAAO: In susceptible high-risk (pro-inflammatory and/or pro-coagulative) individuals, reactogenic vaccines can trigger transient thrombo-inflammation lasting first few (up to four) days. COVID Vaccine: non-replicative, non-repetitive dose, spike gene mRNA/spike gene DNA to mRNA/whole killed virus, reactogenic vaccine
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,...Read more »
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Cough Update

Beneficial effects of Diphenhydramine on Nocturnal Cough and the Sleep Quality in Children

2nd April 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Coughing in a child induced by upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) poses a significant challenge, for both the child and its parents. However, available data establishing the efficacy for over-the counter (OTC) medications is scarce. The current study was conducted to contrast the effects of two kinds of Iranian honey with... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

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Today is World Autism Awareness Day

2nd April 2021 Business and Medicine Neurology
April 2 is observed every year as World Autism Awareness Day. This day aims to emphasize the need to improve the quality of life of those who have autism and help them lead meaningful lives as an integral part of society. This day recognizes and celebrates the rights of people with autism. The ongoing pandemic has brought to light... Read more »
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Abbott's rapid COVID-19 test for at-home testing in those without symptoms cleared in U.S.

2nd April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
Abbott Laboratories has stated that U.S. regulators have cleared the company’s rapid COVID-19 antigen test for over-the-counter, at-home use among people who do not have symptoms, thus rendering the tests more easily available for regular screening at places like schools and workplaces. The company will start shipping the BinaxNOW test... Read more »
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Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine safe, effective in 12 to 15 year olds, say companies

2nd April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
According to Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE, their vaccine against COVID-19 was safe and effective and evoked strong antibody responses in children aged 12 to 15 years. The vaccine is currently authorized for use in those aged 16 and above. A new study provides evidence that the vaccine will work in school-age adolescents as well... Read more »
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WHO Recommends Not to Use Ivermectin in COVID-19 Patients

2nd April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The World Health Organization has stated that ivermectin should not be used to treat patients with COVID-19. The agency has issued guidelines stating that the drug should only be used in COVID-19 patients in clinical trial settings. According to WHO, there was a very low certainty of evidence on the drug’s effects... Read more »
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COVID-19 led to a surge in stillbirths, maternal mortality, and depression globally

2nd April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on pregnant women and their infants, suggests a global review of studies. According to the review, stillbirths and maternal deaths seem to have increased by nearly one-third, as per pooled data from 40 studies across 17 countries. Additionally, there has been a six-fold surge in ectopic pregnancies from January... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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Where can one complain about advertising?

2nd April 2021
A complaint can be made to the:
• State Medical Council
• Drugs Controller General of India... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Looking down at the defendant

2nd April 2021
Looking down at the defendant, the judge said, "Mr. Riley, I’ve decided to give you a suspended sentence." Tears pouring from his eyes, Riley cried, "Oh, thank you, Your Honor!"
"Don’t thank me," the judge replied. "I’m sentencing you to be hanged."... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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Which is the most serious complication of the supracondylar fracture of the humerus?

2nd April 2021
a. A compartment syndrome of forearm
b. Failure to heal
c. Healing in a non anatomic position ... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: 5 ways to increase your bone strength

2nd April 2021
1. Monitor your diet. Take enough calcium and vitamin D, ideally through diet.
2. Maintain a reasonable weight.
3. Don’t smoke and limit alcohol intake. Both decrease bone mass... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: The skill of controlling anger

2nd April 2021
Cynicism is a recognized risk factor for coronary artery disease. And, anger, jealousy and irritability form the triad responsible for this. Anger is the enemy of peace, knowledge and devotion. According to Ayurveda, anger is a manifestation of Pitta (metabolism) imbalance and is a predisposing risk factor for heart attack,... Read more »
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Inspirational: Two Types of People

2nd April 2021
This world has two types of people. The first type is that of the internally-motivated ones. They set goals and strive to achieve their goals. These usually do not believe in religion. The second type is that of the externally-motivated ones. They need external motivation, i.e., religion, reward, etc. These people usually believe in religion... 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 » 
Medical voice

How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
Very confident
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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