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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster – COVID Update

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
3rd April 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1526: Rituximab therapy has been found to be tied to more severe COVID-19 among patients with inflammatory rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in a study published in The Lancet Rheumatology.
From April 15 till November 20, 2020, investigators looked at data from 1,090 patients who had inflammatory rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases and suspected or confirmed COVID-19 from the French RMD COVID-19 cohort. Sixty three of these patients were treated with rituximab,...Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 2nd April 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
3rd April 2021
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
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,...Read more »
Cough Update

A review of the use of Acetaminophen (paracetamol) for the common cold in adults

3rd April 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is commonly prescribed for treating patients with the common cold; however, the evidence of its efficacy is still scarce. The current study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acetaminophen in the treatment of the common cold in adults...Read more »

News From All Specialities

Living with the Times: New toolkit to help older adults maintain wellbeing during pandemic

3rd April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
A new toolkit, titled “Living with the Times” has been developed that carries illustrated posters with important messages for older adults on how to maintain well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic, while supporting those around them. The posters have a unique design and require minimal reading skills... Read more »

COVID-19 vaccine rollout very slow in Europe, cautions WHO

3rd April 2021 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO) that covers 53 countries and territories has expressed concern that the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Europe is moving at an unacceptably slow pace, while new cases continue to rise among almost all age groups. Most countries have registered a spike in COVID-19 transmission over the past week,... Read more »

FDA Revises Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization to Increase Number of Doses Available

3rd April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has introduced two revisions pertaining to the number of doses per vaccine vial available for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. In its first revision, the agency mentions the number of doses per vial for the vials that are available at present, stating that the maximum number of extractable doses is 11,... Read more »

UK regulator found 30 cases of blood clot events following use of AstraZeneca vaccine

3rd April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The UK regulators have stated that 30 cases of rare blood clot events have been reported following the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency added that there were no such reports of clotting events after use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.... Read more »

No approval for Sputnik V vaccine in India yet

3rd April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
An expert panel of the country’s central drug authority has asked for additional information from Dr Reddy's Laboratories, which applied for emergency use authorization for the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V. The decision on the authorization was deferred till the next meeting. The company had submitted the interim safety... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner


If a decision is taken in good faith, can it amount to negligence?

3rd April 2021
A decision taken in good faith is not a crime. Defences are available to the doctors under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 88, 92 and 93.
• “Section 88 Act not intended to cause death, done by consent in good faith for person’s benefit: Nothing which is not intended to cause death, is an offence by reason of any harm... Read more »

eMedi Humor


Get yourself a train!

3rd April 2021
Dear Dad :Berlin is wonderful, people are nice and I really like it here, but Dad, I am bit ashamed to arrive to my college with my Gold Mercedes, when all my Teachers travel by train.
Your Son : Sometime later the son gets a reply to his e-mail from his Dad: ..Read more »

eMedi Quiz


A 26-year-old woman seeks care for a possible infection. Her symptoms include burning on urination and frequent, urgent voiding of small amounts of urine. She’s put on trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole to treat possible infection. Another medication is prescribed to decrease the pain and frequency. Which of the following is the most likely medication prescribed?

3rd April 2021
a. Nitrofurantoin b. Ibuprofen c. Acetaminophen with codeine... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates


eWellness: Sunlight can reduce weight

3rd April 2021
A study has suggested that the timing, intensity and duration of exposure to light during the day are associated with an individual’s weight. The study revealed that individuals who had most of their daily exposure to even moderately bright light in the morning were found to have a significantly lower body mass index compared to those with most of their light... Read more »

eSpiritual: Vedic Science behind post-traumatic stress disorder

3rd April 2021
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder which lasts for up to 2 weeks if handled properly and for months or years if not handled after an acute stress. It can be a serious disorder. Acute stress after the death of somebody very close will be called acute traumatic stress and the condition as PTSD... Read more »

Inspirational: The 12 gifts of birth

3rd April 2021
Once upon a time, royal children were given 12 special gifts at the time of their birth. Here’s a story: Twelve wise women of the kingdom, or fairy godmothers, visited the palace whenever a new prince or princess was born. Each fairy godmother bestowed the royal baby with a noble gift... Read more »

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Recovery Digest


WHO launches 10-year plan to tackle neglected tropical diseases

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a new road map for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The organization put forth ambitious targets and innovative approaches to tackle 20 diseases which affect more than a billion people residing in regions that are poorly equipped with healthcare and sanitation,... Read more »



Accelerated versus delayed renal replacement therapy: What should you go for?

While some recommend to initiate renal replacement therapy (RRT) as soon as severe acute kidney injury, on the other hand some advocate a delayed strategy wherein they suggest waiting until the patient develops an indication for dialysis.... Read more »



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 »



Effect of Cissus quadrangularis on fracture union in a young male - Case report

Cissus quadrangularis is rich in anabolic steroids, calcium, and phosphorus. Stem extracts of the herb are often used for early repair of fractures. In a case report published in the International Journal of Research in Orthopaedics, authors assessed the effect of C. quandrangularis in advancing fracture union and reduction in pain and swelling... Read more »

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