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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster – COVID Update

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
4th April 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1530: Most adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) do not appear to have an increased risk of COVID-19 mortality; however, certain subgroups may have a high risk, reports an international study. Fever, dry cough, and malaise seem to be the most common presenting symptoms. Sixty patients had no presenting symptoms but underwent testing on the basis of known exposure or an upcoming procedure. A total of 179 patients (17%) were hospitalized and 67 patients (6.4%) needed ICU admission, 36 of whom had to be intubated...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 3rd April 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
4th April 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
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,...Read more »
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Cough Update

A systematic review of the antitussive outcome of dextromethorphan in acute cough

4th April 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The main aim of the meta-analysis was to recognize the antitussive effect of treatment with dextromethorphan hydrobromide, 30 mg, versus placebo over a 3-hour treatment period in patients who are having cough because of simple upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). Also, to validate that the computerized system...Read more »
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News From All Specialities

CDC Updates Guidance on Travel for Fully Vaccinated People

4th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued updated guidance on travel for individuals who are fully vaccinated. In line with recent studies looking into the effects of vaccination in real-world scenario, the agency recommends that fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves.... Read more »
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Measles resurgence in DRC eight months after epidemic declared over

4th April 2021 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A new measles outbreak has been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, eight months after the epidemic was declared over by the authorities, stated medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Over 13,000 measles cases have been reported in the country since January 1, in spite of the vaccination campaigns targeting millions of children across ... Read more »
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India’s 2nd COVID wave numbers rising much faster

4th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Only a day after crossing the 80,000 COVID-19 case mark, India recorded 88,988 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, the highest since September 26. The surge in infections during the pandemic’s second wave in the country has been fast, with daily cases crossing the 80,000 mark only 20 days after crossing the 20,000 mark... Read more »
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Pfizer Says its Vaccine is Over 91% Effective after 6 Months

4th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine continued to be highly effective against COVID-19 after six months, suggest long-term results from a trial. Follow-up data from the final-stage trial involving 46,307 individuals suggests that the vaccine was 91.3% effective in preventing symptomatic cases starting one week after the second dose until about six months.... Read more »
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Children likely at the forefront in spread of COVID-19 variants

4th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Public health officials in the United States have expressed concern over the sharp new rise in COVID-19 cases in children. The surge seems to be pushed by increased circulation of the more contagious variants, at a time when children and adolescents are returning to in-person activities like sports, classes, etc. In the previous surges,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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When can a complaint be filed with the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) against an advertisement?

4th April 2021
The objectives of the ASCI are to monitor, administer and promote standards of advertising practices in India. A complaint can be filed with the ASCI if the advertisement:
• Is not truthful • Is not based or supported by independent research • Is offensive... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Communication technician

4th April 2021
A communication technician drafted by the army was at a firing range. At the range, he was given some instructions, a rifle and 50 rounds. He fired several shots at the target. The report came from the target area that all attempts had completely missed the target. The technician looked at his weapon,...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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A 45-year-old female complains of progressive lower limb weakness, spasticity, urinary hesitancy. MRI shows intradural enhancing mass lesion. Most likely diagnosis is:

4th April 2021
a) Dermoid cyst
b) Intradural lipoma
c) Neuroepithelial cyst... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Lifestyle counseling can reduce heart disease

4th April 2021
An intensive effort to change the lifestyle among individuals at high risk of heart disease can help them reduce risk factors, such as high blood pressure, cholesterol and smoking. The Euroaction study, published in The Lancet, compared the results of added counseling on lifestyle issues including diet, physical activity and smoking, to usual care.... Read more »
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eSpiritual: Why do we Offer Food to God in Every Pooja?

4th April 2021
We follow a ritual of offering ‘bhog’ to the deity we worship. The ritual also involves sprinkling water all around the place where we sit down to eat food. Many people have advocated that the sprinkling of water is related to preventing ants and insects from approaching the food. But in spiritual language, there is a deeper meaning of these rituals.... Read more »
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Inspirational: A Wise Donkey

4th April 2021
Once, a farmer’s donkey fell into a well. The donkey cried for hours, while the farmer tried to assess the situation. Finally, the farmer decided that neither the donkey nor the well was worth saving. He called his neighbors and asked them to help him bring dirt to bury the old donkey in the well. The old animal started behaving hysterically... Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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 »

Orthopaedic

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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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