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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Antibodies in Newborn

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
3rd December 2020
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1179: Singaporean woman who had COVID-19 gives birth to baby with coronavirus antibodies.
The baby of a woman from Singapore who contracted the coronavirus infection in March, when she was 10 weeks pregnant, was born with antibodies but no disease. Celine Ng-Chan, aged 31, contracted COVID-19, along with her mother, 58-year-old Choy Wai Chee, and 2-year-old daughter, while they were on holiday in Europe in March. Her mother spent 29 days on life support...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 2nd December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
3rd 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,... Read more »
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Interrelationship of obesity with liver disease

3rd December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Plethora of data gathered over the past years has shown that obesity may be associated with liver disease and its progression. Thus, it can be postulated that worldwide epidemic of obesity can be considered as a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the general population... 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

3rd 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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News From All Specialities

FDA commissioner says mid-December vaccine approval just possible

3rd December 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn stated that it was possible that the agency could approve Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine by mid-December if everything goes well; however, it may take longer. In an ABC News interview, when asked if a vaccine could be available days or weeks after the December 10... Read more »
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COVID-19 cases in India fell by 32% in November

3rd December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
COVID-19 cases in India came down by 32% in the month of November, in comparison with the previous month. However, the country still recorded the second highest number of cases in the world for the month. Around 12.8 lakh cases were recorded in November, second only to the US, with 44.8 lakh cases,... Read more »
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CDC to reduce COVID-19 quarantine time from 14 to 7-10 days

3rd December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director, Dr. Robert Redfield, has informed Vice President Mike Pence and White House Coronavirus Task Force members on Tuesday that the CDC is soon going to issue new guidelines that will decrease the number of days close contacts should quarantine after having exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual... Read more »
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Cancer Patient with COVID-19 Sheds Virus for 2 Months, Says Study

3rd December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
In a small study, viable SARS-CoV-2 virus was detected in immunocompromised cancer patients with COVID-19 for up to two months following symptom onset. Among 20 cancer patients with COVID-19 with suppressed immune function,... Read more »
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Oral Steroid Effective for Suicide Headache

3rd December 2020 Internal Medicine Pharmacists
Adjunctive oral prednisone was shown to significantly reduce cluster headache attacks in a new research published online November 24 in The Lancet Neurology. The multicenter, randomized, double-blind trial revealed that patients who received the steroid had 25% fewer attacks in the first week of therapy,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is the decision of a treating doctor to withhold or withdraw medical intervention in the case of patient in terminal stage of illness or in PVS where artificial intervention will prolong the suffering protected by law or not?

3rd December 2020
Yes, the decision by a treating doctor to withhold or withdraw medical intervention in the case of a patient in the terminal stage of illness or in a persistently vegetative state or the like where artificial...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

Traffic Court

3rd December 2020
A New York man was forced to take a day off from work to appear for a minor traffic summon. He grew increasingly restless as he waited hour after endless hour for his case to be heard. When his name was called late in the afternoon, he stood before the judge, only to hear that court would be adjourned for the next day...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

A couple with a family history of beta thalassemia major in a distant relative has come for counseling. The husband had HbA2 of 4.8% and the wife has HbA2 of 2.3%. The risk of having a child with beta thalassemia major is:

3rd December 2020
1. 50%
2. 25%..Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: OTC drug does not mean it should be taken without a doctor’s advice

3rd December 2020
An over-the-counter (OTC) antacid is often used to relieve mild cases of heartburn or acid reflux. Though they are available without a doctor’s prescription, they should be taken only under a doctor’s advice. As per the American Academy of Family Physicians... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Top Characters of Mahabharata

3rd December 2020
To be in harmony with the body (five elements represented by Draupadi), one must acquire five qualities, or in other terms, live a focused life, full of strength and not being disturbed with loss or gain and finally working for the welfare of the society without having any partiality towards anyone...Read more »

Inspirational: Go the extra mile to be successful

3rd December 2020
A young boy worked as an apprentice in a bicycle shop. A man sent a bicycle for repair. Once he had repaired the bicycle, the boy cleaned it up and it looked like a brand new one. Other apprentices laughed at him for doing excessive work. The next day, when the owner came to claim the bicycle back,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Now, test for Covid-19 at home with Jamia kit

3rd December 2020
New Delhi: At a time when a high number of Covid-19 cases are being reported, Jamia Millia Islamia researchers have developed a unique solution to ramp up testing. With India’s first RNA extraction-free workflow called Cas13 Associated Saliva-based & Smartphone Integrated Testing (Casspit),...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 » 
Medical voice

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

Nephrology

Orthopedics

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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