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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster: Response to COVID in patients with hematologic cancers

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
3rd March 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1414: Patients with cancer, especially the ones who had solid tumors, mounted an immune response to COVID-19 which was similar to that noted among those without cancer. However, among patients with hematologic cancers, the immune response was less marked and was highly variable. It took longer to clear the virus in these patients. The findings have been reported in a UK study published online in Cancer Cell as a preprint article. The study is somewhat reassuring for care providers as many of the patients with solid cancers will develop a good immune response, develop antibodies that will persist, and would probably be able to resume their cancer treatment soon...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 2nd March 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
3rd March 2021
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,...Read more »
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Liver injury in COVID-19 – The challenges faced

3rd March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
SARS-CoV-2 has been reported to share 82% genome sequence similarity to SARS-CoV and 50% with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Liver impairment has been noted in around 60% of patients with SARS. Liver injury has also been reported in patients with MERS-CoV. According to the reports available on the clinical features of patients... Read more »
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Cough Update

Benefit Risk Review of Pediatric Use of Hydrocodone/Chlorpheniramine, a Prescription Opioid Antitussive Agent for the Treatment of Cough

3rd March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Hydrocodone/chlorpheniramine is a prescription opioid licensed in the USA for the relief of cough and upper respiratory symptoms associated with allergy or cold was previously contraindicated in children aged < 6 years. An article published in Drugs – Real World Outcomespresented... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

1 in 4 people estimated to have hearing problems by 2050: WHO

3rd March 2021 Business and Medicine Public Health
One in four people, or close to 2.5 billion individuals globally, are projected to be living with some degree of hearing loss by the year 2050, cautions the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first World Report on Hearing. According to the report, around 700 million of these people will need access to ear and hearing care... Read more »
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COVID cases surge for first time in seven weeks, says WHO

3rd March 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
After recording a fall for six weeks in a row, COVID-19 cases across the globe increased last week for the first time, reported the World Health Organization (WHO). Four of the six WHO regions recorded a surge in cases, with the exception of Africa and the Western Pacific. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus... Read more »
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First COVAX vaccine doses against COVID-19 administered in Africa

3rd March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
With the global rollout of COVAX vaccines gaining pace, the first COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa with the COVAX doses started on March 1 in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. These are among the first vaccination campaigns that are using doses provided by the COVAX Facility’s Advanced Market Commitment (AMC)... Read more »
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WHO panel advises against hydroxychloroquine use for COVID-19

3rd March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A WHO expert panel has advised against the use of hydroxychloroquine for prevention of COVID-19 and has stated that the drug has no significant effect on patients who have already contracted the infection. The agency’s Guideline Development Group (GDG) expert panel wrote in the BMJ that hydroxychloroquine... Read more »
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Weekly COVID-19 cases increase in 25 states/UTs in India

3rd March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
The surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra has led the rise in the nationwide case numbers over the past two weeks. However, cases are rising in several other parts of the country as well. Last week, 25 of the 36 states and Union territories reported a surge in COVID-19 case numbers. Among these,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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What action can be taken if patient threatens filing an FIR?

3rd March 2021
Threatening any person, i.e. criminal intimidation, is a criminal offence under Section 503 of Indian Penal Code and is punishable under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code. If a person threatens a doctor, the doctor can lodge an FIR under Section 503/506 IPC against the said person for committing the offence of criminal intimidation... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Activate your phone lines

3rd March 2021
A young businessman had just started his own firm. He had just rented a beautiful office and had it furnished with antiques. He saw a man come into the outer office. Wishing to appear the hot shot, the businessman picked up the phone and started to pretend he had a big deal working. He threw huge figures around and made giant commitments... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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Which vitamin deficiency is most commonly seen in a pregnant mother who is on phenytoin therapy for epilepsy?

3rd March 2021
A. Vitamin B6
B. Vitamin B12
C. Vitamin A... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: How to keep your memory sharp?

3rd March 2021
• Manage your stress, particularly deadline pressure and petty arguments.
• The biggest stress is an ongoing sense of extreme anxiety. This can be managed by deep breathing, meditation, yoga and by mindful approach to living... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Why do we place our hands over the flame?

3rd March 2021
Flame refers to the flame of true knowledge. At the end of any aarti, we place our hands over the flame and then touch our eyes and the top of the head. It means “May the light that illuminated the Lord light up my vision; May my vision be divine and my thoughts noble and beautiful.” The metaphysical implication of aarti extends further... Read more »
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Inspirational: Addiction to Worry

3rd March 2021
Carole started counseling with me because she was depressed. She had been ill with chronic fatigue syndrome for a long time and believed her depression was due to this. In the course of our work together, she became aware that her depression was actually coming from her negative thinking – Carole was a constant worrier... 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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