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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Round up Activities Year 2020

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
5th January 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1277: HCFI Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Round up Activities Year 2020” 2nd January, 2021, 11am-12pm.
Participants:
Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr JA Jayalal, Dr Shashank Joshi, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr Girdhar Gyani, Dr Anita Chakravarti, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr Atul Kochhar, Dr DR Rai, Dr Balbir Verma, Dr Girija Krishnan, Dr UK Priyadarshi, Mr Bejon Misra, Ms Upasana Arora, Dr KK Kalra, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma
Consensus Statement of HCFI Expert Round Table... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 4th January 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
5th January 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, 37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17,...Read more »
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Importance of liver in successful nutrition support

5th January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The basis of a good clinical practice is secure and accurate diagnosis. Mounting evidences supports that poor nutrition is one of the prominent factors related to disorders of the liver, thus, a specific nutrition diagnosis is essential for offering best care and experiencing positive results... 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

5th January 2021 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
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Zinc Update

Beneficial effects of Levosalbutamol Bronchodilatory Cough Formulations in the treatment of productive cough attributed to allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma

5th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Cough is a prevalent health problem that negatively affects the quality of life. Acute and chronic infective cough, allergic conditions or bronchial asthma including cough variant asthma are frequently successfully treated with combination of mucolytics, expectorants and bronchodilators. Bronchodilators... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Vaccines completely safe, rumors of impotency rubbish: DCGI

5th January 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) VG Somani has assured people about the safety of the two COVID-19 vaccines by Bharat Biotech and Oxford-AstraZeneca as final approval was given for the shots. The DCGI made the formal announcement approving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine... Read more »
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U.S. may cut some Moderna vaccine doses in half to expedite rollout

5th January 2021Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The U.S. government is considering giving half the dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to some people to expedite vaccinations, stated a federal official. Moncef Slaoui, head of Operation Warp Speed, stated that talks were on between the officials and Moderna and the Food and Drug Administration about the idea... Read more »
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17 mutations key to confirm UK strain: NIV

5th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Seventeen mutations need to be identified in the genetic make-up of the SARS-CoV-2 virus before it can be confirmed that it is the new variant that originated in the UK. Scientists carrying out genome sequencing at the Pune-based Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Virology... Read more »
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India records more than 16,000 new COVID cases, 214 deaths

5th January 2021 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
India recorded 16,505 fresh COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours ending 8 am Monday, with the total number of infections standing at over 1.03 crore. Active cases have further declined to 2.43 lakh. Recoveries continued to increase and stood at over 99.46 lakh. In all, 214 deaths were reported on Sunday,... Read more »
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South Africa targets COVID-19 vaccines next month

5th January 2021 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
South Africa intends to get COVID-19 vaccines by next month; however, it is still in talks with pharmaceutical companies and no deals are finalized yet, stated Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. The country is currently fighting a resurgence in COVID-19 infections, driven in part by a new variant termed 501.V2... 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?

5th January 2021
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 intervention will merely prolong the suffering...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

Identity

5th January 2021
A certain little girl, when asked her name, would reply, "I’m Mr. Sugarbrown’s daughter." Her mother told her this was wrong, she must say, "I’m Jane Sugarbrown." The Vicar spoke to her in Sunday school and said, "Aren’t you Mr. Sugarbrown’s daughter?" She replied, "I thought I was, but mother says I’m not."...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

Adenoidectomy should be avoided in:

5th January 2021
A Submucous cleft palate
B Bifid uvula
C Significant history of nasal regurgitation as an infant...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: What type of a vegetarian are you?

5th January 2021
There are 4 main types of vegetarian diets:
• Lacto–ovo–vegetarian - consumes dairy products and eggs but no meat, poultry, or seafood
• Lacto–vegetarian - consumes dairy products but no eggs, meat, poultry, or seafood... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Think positive and think different

5th January 2021
The mantra to acquire spiritual health is to think positive and differently. When you think positive, it creates positive hormones and takes you from sympathetic mode to parasympathetic mode. When you think different, it gives you opportunities and from multiple options available,...Read more »

Inspirational: Love in action

5th January 2021
One night a man came to our house and told me, "There is a family with eight children. They have not eaten for days," I took some food and I went. When I finally came to the family, I saw the faces of those little children disfigured by hunger. There was no sorrow or sadness in their faces,...Read more »

Medical Voice

In a 1st, NIV-Pune isolates, cultures Covid's UK variant

5th January 2021
NEW DELHI: In a first, Pune's National Institute of Virology (NIV) has isolated and cultured the new UK variant of SARS-CoV2, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Saturday underlining that no other country has so far reported isolation and culture of the latest UK strain. "UK-variant of the virus,...Read more »
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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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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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Orthopedic

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... Read more »

Nephrology

Orthopedics

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

In the present study, published in Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy, cilnidipine was given to 14 hospitalized patients with essential hypertension, and 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring was performed. Once-daily administration of cilnidipine... Read more »

Pediatrics

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

Skin care is important especially in infancy as skin barrier matures during the first year of life. The goal of a study published in Journal of the German Society of Dermatology was to examine the effects of baby swimming and baby lotion... Read more »

Surgery

Pre-Operative Multimodal Analgesia Decreases Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Narcotic Use and Pain.

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery aimed to assess the efficiency of multimodal analgesia (MMA) in reducing reliance on opioid medications. This was retrospective review of 560 patients undergoing outpatient... Read more »
 

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