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HCFI Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “No vaccine should be banned; allow vaccines with warning, to be updated regularly”

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
30th March 2021
Multispeciality
20th March, 2021, 11am-12noon
Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal; Dr AK Agarwal; Dr KK Kalra; Dr DR Rai; Dr Anita Chakravarti; Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet; Mr Bejon Misra; Mrs Upasana Arora; Dr Ashok Gupta; Dr Anil Kumar; Ms Ira Gupta; Dr S Sharma
Consensus Statement of HCFI Expert Round Table - • The vaccine contains the original virus gene and therefore will behave similar to how a virus will act when it enters the body. The vaccine will cause, in addition, allergy not seen with the virus...Read more »
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Round Table - Expert Group on Environment Zoom Meeting on “Discussion on World Air Quality Report 2020 released by IQAir on 16th March 2021 - methodology adopted and way ahead for India"

Dr K Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
30th March 2021
Multispeciality
21st March, 2021, 12 noon-1 pm
Participants:
Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Anil Kumar, Dr Dipankar Saha, Dr M Dwarkanath, Mr Vikas Singhal, Prof Meenakshi Dhote, Dr SK Tyagi, Mr SA Verma, Mr Pankaj Kapil, Mr Neeraj Tyagi, Ms Nina Gupta, Mr Narasimha MS, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma
Key points from the discussion: • IQAir has recently released the “2020 World Air Quality Report Region & City PM2.5 Ranking”. This ranking has been done based on only PM2.5 levels. • As per this report, India was the third most polluted country in 2020; 22 of the world’s top 30 most polluted cities during 2020 are located in India; Delhi is the most polluted capital city of the world...Read more »
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Death and liver transplantation within 2 years of onset of drug‐induced liver injury

30th March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Drug‐induced liver injury (DILI) is the main cause of death and indication for liver transplantation (fatality). The role of DILI in these mortalities is poorly characterized, particularly when fatalities occur >26 weeks after DILI onset. Patients were analyzed in the US Drug Induced Liver Injury Network ... Read more »
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Cough Update

Placebo versus Mucolytic agents for COPD

30th March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Enhanced expectoration of sputum may lead to a reduction in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Mucolytics are oral medicines that increase expectoration of sputum by reducing its viscosity. The purpose of new study published in The Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews were – to determine... Read more »

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Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Approved by FDA

30th March 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The first in the world non-surgical heart valve has been approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of children and adult patients with a native or surgically-repaired right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT). The device is intended for use in patients with severe pulmonary valve regurgitation. The Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve... Read more »
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More Americans below 30 report anxiety, depression during pandemic: CDC

30th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
More young adults in the U.S. reported having anxiety or depression over the past six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and fewer individuals reported getting the required help, suggests a U.S. government study. It was noted that the percentage of adults below 30 years of age with recent symptoms of anxiety... Read more »
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EU Regulator Supports Pfizer Vaccine Storage at Regular Freezer Temperature

30th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
The EU drugs regulator has stated that the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine can be stored at normal freezer temperatures for short periods of time instead of being kept in ultra-cold storage. The European Medicines Agency stated that this change would facilitate rapid roll-out of vaccines across Europe. The EU regulator gave a positive opinion... Read more »
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Infected Saliva Could Push COVID through the Body, Says Study

30th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The sites of SARS-CoV-2 infection are well known in the airways and other body parts; however, new research suggests that the virus infects mouth cells as well. The new findings may help explain the loss of taste and smell, dry mouth, and blistering seen in some patients with COVID-19. This comes as the first direct evidence ... Read more »
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NIAID Initiates Trial to Evaluate Post-Vaccine COVID-19 Transmission Risk

30th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A new trial, called PreventCOVIDU, has been launched that will include thousands of college students and will help ascertain how well COVID-19 vaccines decrease the risk of transmitting the infection. The open-label randomized trial will ascertain if vaccine prevents both infection and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 among college students,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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Have you failed to give the medical records to the complainant in time?

30th March 2021
It has often been alleged by complainants that case records were not provided timely to them. The DMC and MCI have issued warnings each time that there has been a violation of this clause. MCI Act 1.3.2 states, “If any request is made for medical records either by the patients/authorized attendant or legal authorities involved,... Read more »
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Gynecologist

30th March 2021
A man who works and operates in another man’s field... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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

30th March 2021
1. Femur neck
2. Scaphoid
3. Talus... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: 6 ways to ease neck pain

30th March 2021
1. Don’t stay in one position for too long. 2. Make some adjustments like placing your computer monitor at eye level, using hands-free function on your phone, placing your tablet on a pillow so that it is at a 45° angle. 3. If you wear glasses, keep your prescription up to date... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Managing grief by free expressive writing

30th March 2021
The loss of a loved 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 or exhausted, feel like crying, or withdraw from the world and others may find themselves struggling with feelings of sorrow, numbness, anger, guilt, despair, irritability, relief, or anxiety... Read more »
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Inspirational: The cockroach theory for self-development

30th March 2021
Once, at a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly came out of nowhere and sat on a lady. She started screaming and jumping, desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach. Soon, everyone in her group panicked. The lady finally pushed the cockroach away but now it had landed on another lady in the group.... Read more »

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Doctors Survey

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How Corona Aware Are You

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