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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Anaphylaxis

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
31st December 2020
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1262: Reporting errors and adverse events: The US FDA requires vaccination providers to report vaccination administration errors, serious adverse events, cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, and cases of COVID-19 leading to hospitalization or death following COVID-19 vaccination under Emergency Use Authorization. Reporting is encouraged for any other clinically significant adverse event even if it is not known whether the vaccine caused the event. (CDC)
1263: How do I know if I had anaphylaxis due to the vaccine

The two commercially available lab tests include Tryptase (a mast cell marker) and SC5b-9 (terminal complement complex)... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 30th December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
31st December 2020
Multispeciality
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, 45M October 30, 46M November 2, 47M November 4, 48M November 6, 49M November 7, 50M November 8, 51M November 10,...Read more »
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Metabolic risk factors and incident advanced liver disease NAFLD: A meta-analysis and systematic review of population-based observational studies

31st December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major cause of chronic liver disease globally. Many individuals have risk factors associated with NAFLD, but the majority do not develop advanced liver disease: cirrhosis, hepatic decompensation, or hepatocellular carcinoma. Identifying people at high risk of experiencing these complications... 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

31st December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
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Zinc Update

Validation of terbutaline sulphate, guaifenesin and ambroxol HCl in pure and dosage forms

31st December 2020 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The main objective of the current analysis was to develop and evaluate a simple, rapid, sensitive and stable reverse-phase of high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) method for a combination of Terbutaline sulphate (TSL), Guaifenesin (GFN) and Ambroxol hydrochloride (AML)... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

New coronavirus variant does not cause more severe illness than other variants: Study

31st December 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A new coronavirus variant does not seem to cause more severe illness as compared to other variants, suggested a matched study by Public Health England. According to the scientists, the new variant can spread more rapidly. It was detected in England in mid December and several countries imposed travel restrictions to the United Kingdom... Read more »
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ICMR says careless use of therapies may lead to mutations

31st December 2020<Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has cautioned against non-judicious use of therapies that have not been established for the treatment of COVID-19 as it can result in immune pressure on the SARS-CoV2 virus, eventually leading to mutations. ICMR director general Balram Bhargava stated that even vaccine administration has to be carefully observed,... Read more »
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COVID-19 Vaccination Dry Run Successfully Conducted In 4 States

31st December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
A two-day dry run of the vaccination process conducted in four states shows that the country is ready to start vaccinating its people at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. A Health Ministry statement mentioned that the four participating states were satisfied with the systems put in place for the vaccination process.... Read more »
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Children Contract Coronavirus at Gatherings More Often Than School

31st December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Children have a greater risk of contracting the coronavirus at a social gathering compared to that in a classroom or childcare setting, suggested a study released by the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The study, conducted in association with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,... Read more »
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First Generic of Drug Used to Treat Severe Hypoglycemia Receives FDA Approval

31st December 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to the first generic of glucagon for injection USP, 1 mg/vial, to treat severe hypoglycemia. The drug is also used as a diagnostic aid in the radiologic examination of the stomach, duodenum, small bowel... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to specify in which specialty he has done?

31st December 2020
No, it is not mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to specify in which specialty he has done his post-graduation qualification (MD/MS) on the prescription made by him to his patient. As per the provisions of Clause 1.4.2 of Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulation,...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

Law of Refrigerator Observation

31st December 2020
If a cat watches a refrigerator long enough, someone will come along and take out something good to eat...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

When developing a postoperative plan of care for an infant scheduled for cleft lip repair, the nurse should assign highest priority to which intervention?

31st December 2020
a. Comforting the child as quickly as possible
b. Maintaining the child in a prone position...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Younger women with acute coronary syndromes may not have classic chest pain

31st December 2020
Younger women with an acute coronary syndrome have slightly lesser likelihood than men to present with the classic symptom of chest pain, reported a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. As a result, they often fail to receive a correct diagnosis in the emergency department... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescription: Who am I? - Know Your Soul Profile

31st December 2020
“I am not my physical body, as I know, once my body dies, nobody wants to touch it.” (Adi Shankaracharya in the Bhaja Govindam) “I am not my mind as I know whenever I am in trouble; the mind asks the heart for help” (Deepak Chopra in the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success)...Read more »

Inspirational: Something you keep

31st December 2020
Some things you keep; like good teeth, warm coats and bald husbands. They’re good for you, reliable and practical and so sublime that to throw them away would make the garbage man a thief. So you hang on, because something old is sometimes better than something new, and what you know often better than a stranger...Read more »

Medical Voice

AIIMS-Rishikesh docs perform rare heart surgery to save 15-yr-old

31st December 2020
Dehradun: The doctors at All India Institute Of Medical Science in Rishikesh (AIIMS-R) have successfully performed the complicated heart surgery to save a 15-year-old girl from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh. The girl had a medical condition- Tetralogy of Fallot - under which oxygen-poor blood flows out of the heart...Read more »
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Practical efficacy of olmesartan vs. azilsartan in patients with hypertension: MUSCAT-4 study

A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan (olmesartan medoxomil, OL group) or 20mg of azilsartan (azilsartan, AZ group)... Read more »

Orthopedics

Orthopedics

Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesity

People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia or obesity alone... Read more »

Pediatrics

The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

An article published in the World Allergy Organization Journal elaborated on how the skin barrier structure and function are essential to human health. The authors stated that unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show... Read more »

Surgery

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... Read more »
 

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