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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster - Lessons learnt from Novavax Trial

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
5th February 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1343: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Lessons learnt from Novavax Trial” 30th January, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am.
Member NMAs; Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO; Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Treasurer, CMAAO; Dr Ravi Naidu, Malaysia; Dr Marthanda Pillai, India, Member World Medical Council; Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan Medical Association; Dr Angelique Coetzee, President South African Medical Association; Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh Medical Association; Dr Qaiser Sajjad, Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association; Dr Prakash Budhathoky, Treasurer, Nepal Medical Association; Dr Mulungile Nodikida, South African Medical Association...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 4th February 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
5th 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,... Read more »
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Increased risk of Liver disease in menopause

5th February 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Several physiologic and biochemical alteration occurring in menopause can affect the function of the liver and stimulate the development of liver disease. Menopause is a state of growing estrogen deficiency, which increases the probability of mitochondrial dysfunction, cellular senescence, reducing immune... Read more »
Zinc Update

Antitussive effect of dextromethorphan in association with CYP2D6 activity

5th February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The aim of the study is to test the hypothesis that inhibition of cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) by quinidine increases the antitussive effect of dextromethorphan in an induced cough model. 22 healthy extensive metaboliser phenotypes for CYP2D6 were extensively studied according to a randomised,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Key workers and the vulnerable across 145 countries to receive COVID-19 vaccines under COVAX initiative

5th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
It has been confirmed that key workers as well as other vulnerable individuals across 145 countries will be receiving the COVID-19 vaccines in the first half of 2021, as part of the joint COVAX initiative led by the UN, which aims for fair access to COVID-19 vaccines. This initiative will assist Governments in devising their vaccine distribution programs,... Read more »

Britain to test combination of Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines in two-shot regimen

5th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Britain has started a trial to evaluate the immune responses generated if doses of the vaccines against COVID-19 developed by Pfizer Inc and AstraZeneca Plc are combined in a two-dose regimen. Researchers associated with the trial have stated that data on using two different types of vaccines for vaccinating individuals... Read more »

Sputnik V vaccine to apply for approval in India by March

5th February 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd is expected to apply for emergency-use authorization for Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine by March, reported a company official. Peer-reviewed trial data have confirmed the vaccine’s effectiveness. Dr. Reddy's is working with the Russian Direct Investment Fund... Read more »

No Higher COVID-19 Risk for Autoimmune Patients

5th February 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
A multicenter retrospective study has revealed that there is no increased risk for mechanical ventilation or death associated with COVID-19 among patients with autoimmune or chronic inflammatory diseases (OR 1.3, 95% CI 0.9-1.8, P=0.235). The researchers; however, reported that treatment with systemic corticosteroids increased the risk significantly,... Read more »

Fluvoxamine May Help COVID-19 Patients Avert Serious Illness

5th February 2021Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Fluvoxamine, an antidepressant, appears to be a promising drug to prevent COVID-19 patients from developing serious symptoms and requiring hospitalization, suggests a nonrandomized study conducted among California racetrack workers. Two-hundred employees at Golden Gate Fields Racetrack in Berkeley,... 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 February 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 where artificial intervention will only prolong the suffering and agony of the patient is protected by the law...Read more »

eMedi Humor


5th February 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 »

eMedi Quiz

Adenoidectomy should be avoided in:

5th February 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 February 2021
There are 4 main types of vegetarian diets:
Lacto–ovo–vegetarian – This involves dairy products and eggs but no meat, poultry, or seafood
Lacto–vegetarian – This encompasses dairy products but no eggs, meat, poultry, or seafood... Read more »

eSpiritual: Think positive and think different

5th February 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, you can ask your heart to choose one of them...Read more »

Inspirational: Believe in Yourself

5th February 2021
Believe in yourself and you can achieve, things you never thought possible, Believe in yourself and you can discover talents new, that lie away hidden Believe in yourself and you can reach, new heights that you thought unscalable, Believe in yourself and you can solve, problems that defy any solution ...Read more »

Medical Voice

Had Covid? You may need only one dose of vaccine, study suggests

5th February 2021
By Cassandra Willyard Shannon Romano, a molecular biologist, came down with Covid late last March, about a week after she and her colleagues shut down their lab at Mount Sinai Hospital. A debilitating headache came first, followed by a fever that kept rising, and then excruciating body aches. “I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t move,” she said....Read more »


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