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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster: J&J vaccine

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
3rd February 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1341: J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Effective Against Severe Disease
1. Johnson & Johnson's single dose vaccine candidate against COVID-19 has been found to be 66% effective against moderate to severe COVID-19, reported a multinational phase III trial. The vaccine efficacy was 72% in the U.S. cohort. 2. According to interim data, there were 468 symptomatic cases of COVID-19 among 43,783 adult participants in the U.S., Latin America and South Africa, included in the ENSEMBLE trial. The vaccine met the co-primary endpoints - protection against symptomatic COVID-19 at day 14 and day 28 after vaccination...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 2nd February 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
3rd February 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,... Read more »
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Risks associated with excessive alcohol intake in women

3rd February 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Excessive intake of alcohol is correlated with more than 27,000 deaths among women and girls each year, a data procured by Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. It has been estimated that approximately half of adult women report drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. About 18% of women of child-bearing age,... Read more »
Zinc Update

Recommendations related to right use of cough expectorants and suppressants in solid-organ transplant recipients

3rd February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The main objective of the study is to describe the pharmacology and safety of oral over-the-counter cough expectorants and suppressants. Also, it will present recommendations for the usage of these agents in solid-organ transplant recipients that would be based on the possibility for adverse drug events or drug-disease interactions... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Global technical strategy for malaria 2016-2030

3rd February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Representatives from nations affected by malaria as well as partner organizations met virtually on January 28 in a WHO forum and shared their feedback and perspectives on the Global technical strategy for malaria 2016-2030. An updated strategy, to be published in June 2021, will manifest the opinions shared by the stakeholders... Read more »

Decline in new COVID-19 cases encouraging, says WHO

3rd February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) stated on Monday that the number of new COVID-19 infections has declined for the third straight week across the globe. However, the agency urged countries not to ease off on the efforts to control the pandemic. According to WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,... Read more »

Budget 2021: Healthcare budget sees 137% increase

3rd February 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced while presenting the Union Budget that the country will spend an estimated 2.23 lakh crore on public health expenditure for 2021-2022, which represents a rise of 137% from the previous year. She added that three areas are going to be strengthened, namely, preventive health,... Read more »

At 3 deaths in 24 hours, Delhi’s COVID toll lowest in 9 months

3rd February 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Delhi recorded only three deaths from COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours, the lowest daily death toll from the disease in about nine months. New COVID cases continued to remain low with 121 new infections reported in a day as the positivity rate reached close to 0.3%. The COVID toll was the lowest in the national capital on Monday since May 11, 2020,... Read more »

Gestational Diabetes Tied to CVD Risk Years Later

3rd February 2021Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Women who have had gestational diabetes appear to have a 40% greater likelihood of developing coronary artery calcification (CAC) later in life, in comparison with those who never had it, suggests a new study. Additionally, reaching normal glycemic levels does not seem to decrease.. Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a doctor disclose his patient’s information to the relatives?

3rd February 2021
As per Medical Council of India Code of Ethics Section Clause 7.14, “The registered medical practitioner shall not disclose the secrets of a patient that have been learnt in the exercise of his/her profession except:
i. in a court of law under orders of the Presiding Judge;...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Some answers

3rd February 2021
• Antibody – One who hates his body
• Artery – Study of fine paintings
• Bacteria – Back door of a cafeteria...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The initial nursing goal for a client with myasthenia gravis during the diagnostic phase of her hospitalization would be to:

3rd February 2021
A. Develop a teaching plan
B. Facilitate psychologic adjustment
C. Maintain the present muscle strength ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Diet is linked to the diabetes epidemic

3rd February 2021
A study published in the journal Diabetes Care highlights the importance of the whole diet rather than focusing on certain foods or food groups that might be beneficial. A diet rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables (leafy green), nuts and low-fat dairy may help people lower... Read more »

eSpiritual: Be Positive, Be Different and Be Persistent

3rd February 2021
You should be not only positive, different but also persistent. Of the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu, the first was a fish, which indicates to be different in life. The second incarnation is tortoise, which indicates that you should be different but learn to withdraw when the need arises. The third is a boar, which indicates persistence....Read more »

Inspirational: Joy of Giving

3rd February 2021
A woman was once traveling alone in the mountains. She found a precious stone in a stream. Next day she met another traveler in the hills. He was hungry. The offered him her food. The hungry traveler noticed the precious stone in the woman’s bag and asked her to give it to him...Read more »

Medical Voice

Some Covid test positive after being vaccinated. Here is why

3rd February 2021
The scattered reports from around the country can play like a cruel irony: Someone tests positive for the coronavirus even though they have already received one or both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine. Notable Examples It has happened to at least three members of Congress recently:...Read more »


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Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in patients with essential hypertension treated with cilnidipine

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Effect of Baby Swimming and Baby Lotion on the Skin Barrier of Infants Aged 3-6 Months

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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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