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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: New Strains in Europe and South Africa Update

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
30th December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1259: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “New Strains of the COVID-19 Virus”26th December, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants: Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad, Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association, Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh Medical Association, Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan Medical Association, Dr Prakash Budhathoky, Treasurer, Nepal Medical Association. Invitees: Dr Russell D’Souza, Australia UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Dr Ajay Kumar, Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 29th December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
30th 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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Association of obesity and decompensated liver

30th December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The growing pandemic of obesity is also increasing the prevalence of end-stage liver disease (ESLD). The incidence of obese patients among liver transplant recipients has raised from 20% between 1988 and 1996 to 33% between 2001 and 2011. Liver transplantation... 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

30th December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Beneficial effects of diphenhydramine and ammonium chloride in reducing cough

30th December 2020 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Epidemiological surveys suggest that approximately one in five people are affected acute cough in Western countries and is considered as one of the most common reasons to consult a general practitioner. It has been observed that most acute coughs improve spontaneously, however, many patients use over-the-counter (OTC) medicine for relief... Read more »

News From All Specialities

2.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, says U.S. CDC

30th December 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that 2,127,143 first doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country as of Monday morning, while 11,445,175 doses had been distributed. The number of vaccine doses distributed as well as the number of people who have been given... Read more »

India's first indigenous pneumococcal vaccine launched

30th December 2020<Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The Serum Institute of India announced the launch of India's first indigenously developed pneumococcal vaccine, named Pneumosil, on Monday. The vaccine is the product of a collaboration that spanned over a decade among the Serum Institute, PATH and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation... Read more »

UK Must Vaccinate 2 Million a Week to Avoid 3rd Wave, Say Experts

30th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Britain will have to vaccinate two million people a week in order to avoid a third wave of the COVID-19 outbreak, suggested a study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The UK has recorded over 71,000 deaths from COVID-19 and there have been more than 2.3 million... Read more »

CDC Issues COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for People with Underlying Conditions

30th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The CDC has issued updated guidance for people with underlying medical conditions who are considering getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Adults of any age with some underlying medical conditions have a heightened risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, stated the CDC. mRNA COVID-19 vaccines... Read more »

Conservative Approach to Inpatient BP Spikes Could Be Safer

30th December 2020 Internal Medicine Pharmacists
Treating asymptomatic hypertension in patients admitted for non-cardiac causes appeared to be linked with more end organ damage as compared to when it was left alone, suggests an observational study. Such antihypertensive-treated patients were shown to have a higher incidence of subsequent inpatient acute kidney... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is res ipsa loquitur?

30th December 2020
Res ipsa loquitur is a legal Latin Maxim which means “the thing (situation) speaks for itself.” The principle of res ipsa loquitur is an evidential principle, which, in some cases, allows the court to draw an inference of negligence. The maxim is applicable where an accident occurs in circumstances wherein accidents do not normally take place unless ...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Looking Back on Photos

30th December 2020
The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture. "Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, ‘There’s Jennifer; she’s a lawyer,’ or ‘That’s Michael, he’s a doctor." ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

What is the fear of pregnancy and childbirth called –

30th December 2020
1) mysophobia
2) erythrophobia
3) haphephobia...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Heart risks detected by age 7 in overweight kids

30th December 2020
Children at risk of future obesity should be evaluated for body mass index (BMI) rebound. BMI rebound age refers to the age at which BMI reaches its lowest point before rising through later childhood, adolescence and adulthood. An earlier BMI rebound age is associated with adverse... Read more »

eSpiritual: Desire, Hatred and Ignorance

30th December 2020
According to Buddhism, the three negative emotions that cause a disease are ignorance, hatred and desire and accordingly physical sickness is classified into three main types: • Disorders of desire (Ayurvedic equivalent of Vata imbalance): These are due to disharmony of the wind or energy. The seed of these disorders is located in the lower part of the body....Read more »

Inspirational: 11 ways to comfort someone who’s grieving

30th December 2020
If your friend or relative is grieving, you may find it difficult to console him or her. But don’t give up yet. While you can’t take the pain away, your presence is important. Accept the fact that you can’t fix the situation or make your friend or relative feel better. It’s important to just be present and offer hope...Read more »

Medical Voice

IIT Kanpur’s new cognitive science department to discover remedies for mental health concerns

30th December 2020
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, recently announced the launch of a new department of Cognitive Science, which will focus on integrating the knowledge of the human mind with new-age technology. Understanding the human psyche is becoming fundamental for almost every domain,...Read more »


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