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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: New UK and Brazil Strains

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
31st January 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1330: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “New UK and Brazil Strains”23rd January, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am
Participants: Member NMAs Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO; Dr Ravi Naidu, Malaysia; Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Treasurer, CMAAO; Dr Marthanda Pillai, India, Member World Medical Council; Dr Debora Cavalcanti, Brazil; Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan Medical Association; Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh Medical Association; Dr Qaiser Sajjad, Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association; Dr Prakash Budhathoky, Treasurer, Nepal Medical Association
Invitees: Dr Russell D’Souza, Australia UNESCO Chair in Bioethics; Dr Suresh Mittal; Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 30th January 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
31st January 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, 44M October 28, 45M October 30, 46M November 2, 47M November 4, 48M November 6, 49M November 7, 50M November 8,... Read more »
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Impact of growth hormone on muscle and liver protein synthesis

31st January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
There is emerging evidence suggesting that the administration of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) to critically ill adults in order to reduce catabolism is related to increased morbidity and mortality. The underlying methods responsible included inhibition of glutamine release from skeletal... 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 January 2021 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Effect of oral and inhaled dextromethorphan on citric acid induced cough

31st January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Dextromethorphan is a dextro-isomer of levorphanol, which is a non-narcotic codeine analogue. In humans, orally administered dextromethorphan has shown to have a significant reduction in frequency of cough in patients with chronic pathological cough. A related efficacy in experimentally induced cough... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO publishes new Essential Diagnostics List

31st January 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Business and Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO), since 2018, has been publishing an essential diagnostics list (EDL) every year in order to address inadequate access to tests and testing services in several countries. The list includes the recommended in vitro diagnostics that must be available at point-of-care and in laboratories across all countries to assist with timely diagnoses.... Read more »

J&J vaccine an additional armament to tackle COVID-19 pandemic

31st January 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Johnson & Johnson has stated that its single-dose vaccine against COVID-19 was found to be 66% effective in preventing COVID-19 in a large global trial against several variants. The trial included around 44,000 volunteers and noted the level of protection against moderate and severe COVID-19 to range from... Read more »

Sputnik V India rollout expected in March

31st January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Sputnik V, the Russian vaccine against COVID-19, will likely be rolled out in India under emergency use authorization (EUA) in March, stated a top official of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. Deepak Sapra, CEO, API & Pharmaceutical Services, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, mentioned that the Phase III trial is in progress... Read more »

Over 33 Lakh Healthcare Workers Vaccinated In India

31st January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
As per the Union health ministry, the number of healthcare workers across the country to receive COVID-19 vaccination as part of the nationwide vaccination drive surpassed 33 lakh on Friday. The ministry stated that close to 4,40,681 individuals received the jab till 7 PM on Friday... Read more »

Full-Dose Heparin Beneficial for Moderate COVID-19 Irrespective of D-dimer

31st January 2021Pathology & Lab MedicineEmergency Medicine
Interim pooled findings from the ACTIV-4a, ATTACC, and REMAP-CAP trials suggest that full-dose prophylactic anticoagulation is considerably beneficial for moderately ill COVID-19 patients irrespective of the initial D-dimer level. For the primary endpoint, organ support-free days to day 21, in hospitalized patients initially... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?

31st January 2021
Yes, it is mandatory for a registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receipt/money receipt issued by him to his/her patients. As per the provisions of Clause 1.4.1 of Indian Medical Council...Read more »

eMedi Humor

For crying out loud

31st January 2021
With all the new technology regarding fertility, an 88-year-old woman was able to give birth to a baby recently. When she was discharged from the hospital and went home, various relatives came to visit. "May we see the new baby?" one of them asked. "Not yet," said the mother. "I‘ll make coffee and we can visit for a while first."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

What is the main reason women have trouble becoming pregnant after age 30?

31st January 2021
A. Their ovaries release fewer eggs.
B. Their eggs have begun to degenerate.
C. They have sex less frequently...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to relieve heartburn

31st January 2021
• Avoid foods that trigger your symptoms.
• Eat small portions and don't overeat; chew food slowly and completely.
• Avoid smoking, eating quickly, chewing gum, and drinking carbonated beverages as they lead to swallowing excess air... Read more »

eSpiritual: The science behind observing Shradhs

31st January 2021
According to the Vedas, every individual has three debts to be paid off, firstly that of the Devtas (Dev Rin), secondly of Guru and teachers (Rishi Rin) and, thirdly, of Ancestors (Pitra Rin). From the scientific point of view, devtas represent people with Daivik qualities; teachers represent the ones who have teach us and Pitra,...Read more »

Inspirational: A simple gesture

31st January 2021
A little boy had to sell magazines for school. He walked up to a house that people seldom visited. It was an old, run down and the owner rarely came out. And whenever he did come out, he would not talk to anyone. The boy knocked on the door...Read more »


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