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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster - COVID Update

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
31st March 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1520: Data from healthcare workers in the United States and Israel have confirmed the effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against COVID-19. The data are published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Pooled data from employees from the University of California, San Diego and the University of California Los Angeles health systems suggest that during a system of aggressive testing, carried out during a spike in COVID-19 cases in the general population, there was a dramatic decline in the rate of new infections among the staff, beginning the second week after the first dose of the vaccine was given...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 30th March 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
31st March 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
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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,...Read more »
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Clinical Characteristics and Outcome of Drug-Induced Liver Injury in the Older Patients: From the Young-Old to the Oldest-Old

31st March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Older patients with hepatotoxicity have been scarcely studied in idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI) cohorts. We sought the distinctive characteristics of DILI in older patients across age groups. A total of 882 DILI patients included in the Spanish DILI Registry (33% = 65 years) were categorized according to age:... Read more »
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Cough Update

Effectiveness of diphenhydramine against cough

31st March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The current study assessed the effectiveness of diphenhydramine against cough due to respiratory infection or irritation in patients without comorbidities. The researchers searched Medline (1966-2005), Embase (1980-2005), Cochrane and references from reclaimed articles and included studies/clinical trials. Among the total reviewed studies,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

$29 billion a year required by 2025 to get back on track in the fight against AIDS

31st March 2021 Business and Medicine Public Health
A new report from UNAIDS, the agency working towards ending HIV and AIDS, has revealed that an investment of $29 billion a year to HIV response in low- and middle-income countries by the year 2025 will help us get back on track to eliminate the virus as a public health threat by 2030. The agency adopted the new Global AIDS Strategy 2021–2026... Read more »
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Pfizer, Moderna coronavirus vaccines highly effective after first dose in real-world

31st March 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to decrease the risk of COVID-19 infection by 80% two weeks or more following the first dose in data obtained from a real-world U.S. study. The study included around 4,000 U.S. healthcare personnel and first responders... Read more »
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Very Low Chance of COVID-19 Origin from Frozen Food: WHO Report

31st March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
International health experts have stated that the odds that COVID-19 emerged in Wuhan from imported frozen food are very low, thus questioning one of the key theories China has adopted for the cause of the first COVID-19 outbreak in late 2019. China has challenged the initial assumption that the virus originated in Wuhan... Read more »
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COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Could Result in More Deaths, Longer Restrictions

31st March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Researchers with Imperial College London (ICL)'s COVID-19 Response Team attempted at modeling what would happen with vaccine hesitancy and noted that despite the availability of highly effective vaccines against the virus, at the current levels of vaccine hesitancy in the United States, the country would need to continue with interventions... Read more »
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Congenital Heart Disease Alone does not Increase COVID-19 Risk

31st March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
According to new research, adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) do not have an inherently increased risk for COVID-19 mortality or severe infection. However, physiological stage was a key risk factor. Investigators noted that among patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, those across the spectrum... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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A patient's blood pressure values as reported by one doctor were higher than those recorded by another doctor. How does one defend?

31st March 2021
The onus to prove negligence is on the complainant, not the doctor. The complainant has to make an allegation which is supported by evidence. Mere allegation has no value. The complainant is required to produce expert opinion that the first reading was wrong and the second reading was right... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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10 Guinness in 10 Minutes

31st March 2021
An American walks into an Irish pub and says, "I’ll give anyone $100 if they can drink 10 Guinness in 10 minutes."
Most people just ignore the absurd bet and go back to their conversations. One guy even leaves the bar.
A little while later that guy comes back and asks the American, "Is that bet still on?" "Sure," he says... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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Epidermodysplasia verruciformis is caused by which of the following HPV serotypes:

31st March 2021
a.1
b.3
c.5 ... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Don’t start if you do not drink; if you cannot stop, limit your intake

31st March 2021
• The definition of a standard drink differs in countries: US = 14-15 gm alcohol equivalent to 12 oz beer, 5 oz wine and 1.5 oz 80 proof liquor; UK 8 gm alcohol, Japan 19.75 gm alcohol and India 10 gm alcohol.
• A standard drink usually means a US drink... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Signs of Spiritual Awakening

31st March 2021
• More experiences of telepathy.
• More experiences of reverse telepathy.
• More spontaneous fulfilment of desires... Read more »
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Inspirational: Live and Work

31st March 2021
Once there was a hardworking man who delivered bread as a living to support his family. He spent all his evenings after work attending classes, in a hope to improve himself and one day, find a better paying job. He seldom ate a meal together with his family, except on Sundays... 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 » 
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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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Moderately confident... Read more » 

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From Other Newsletter

Recovery Digest

Orthopedics

Outcome of enhanced detailing and mass media on community use of oral rehydration salts and zinc during a scale-up program in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh

In a study aimed to estimate the effect of activities on ORS and zinc use, a scale-up program was executed from 2012-2016 by The Clinton Health Access Initiative to upsurge the use of oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc to treat diarrhea in children under 5 in three states: Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh.... Read more »

Nephrology

Orthopedics

COVID-19 in patients with chronic kidney disease

Novel coronavirus disease is a condition newly discovered in the end of 2019 and started in the Wuhan city of China. It is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus and its main clinical manifestations include acute respiratory illness with pneumonia... 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 »

Surgery

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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 of a next-generation antibiofilm silver dressing (NGAD) enriched with an antimicrobial dressing technology... Read more »
 

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