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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster - Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Some Common Terminologies in Genomics and Country Updates”

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
5th April 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
27th March, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am
Participants: 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 Immediate Past President CMAAO; Dr Marthanda Pillai, India, Member World Medical Council; Dr Prakash Budhakoty, Nepal Medical Association; Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan Medical Association; Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh Medical Association; Dr Qaiser Sajjad, Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association; Dr Akhtar Hussain, South African Medical Association...Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster – COVID Update

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
5th April 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1534: Super-spreader events are pivotal to the survival and predominance of new variants. If the transmission of the virus only occurs one person at a time, a new variant cannot gain dominance and will die out in the population by chance. Even strong variants can die out if they are not by chance transmitted in a super-spreader event. Early super-spreader events that infect over five people are critical to the survival of a variant, while super-spreader events that infect over 20 people are critical to its dominance...Read more »
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Cough Update

Effectiveness of phenylephrine with placebo in adults with acute nasal congestion associated with common cold

5th April 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The study used three sources to recognize potentially relevant publications; the bibliography of the phenylephrine section of the 1976 FDA monograph on over-the-counter cold, cough, allergy, bronchodilator, and antiasthmatic products; a 2004 Cochrane Review of nasal decongestants for the common cold;...Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Netherlands stops use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for people aged below 60

5th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
The Netherlands has temporarily suspended the use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for people below 60 years of age after a woman who had received a dose of the vaccine died, stated the Health Ministry. Around 10,000 scheduled appointments for vaccinations have been canceled following the decision... Read more »
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Covaxin receives approval for trial of booster shot

5th April 2021 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The indigenous COVID-19 vaccine – Covaxin - will now be evaluated for a booster dose, which can be given six months following the second dose. The subject expert committee (SEC) that advises the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), has given approval for this and has recommended that Bharat Biotech must carry out the booster dose... Read more »
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COVID-19 Surge in 11 States, Union Territories is of Grave Concern: Center

5th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The COVID-19 situation in eleven states and union territories, which account for 90% of new cases and 90.5% COVID-related deaths reported over the last fortnight, is of grave concern, stated Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba. The states and UTs where the surge is particularly concerning include Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka,... Read more »
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New risk factors tied to increased risk of COVID-19 identified in study

5th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Researchers have identified associations between certain lifestyle factors and an individual’s risk of getting COVID-19 infection. It is known that people with type 2 diabetes and a high body mass index (BMI) have an increased risk of hospitalizations and other severe complications related to COVID-19... Read more »
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Mental Illness Linked to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes, Including Death

5th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A large meta-analysis suggests that preexisting mental illness is linked with worse COVID-19 outcomes, including death. The meta-analysis included 16 studies involving 634,338 COVID-19 patients. A total of 68,023 (10.7%) patients had been diagnosed with a mental disorder prior to testing positive for COVID-19.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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What are the duties of a doctor in respect of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents?

5th April 2021
Regulation 7.7 elaborates on the issue of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents. It states as follows: “Registered medical practitioners are in certain cases bound by law to give, or may from time to time be called upon or requested to give certificates, notification, reports and other documents of similar character... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Absent–minded professor

5th April 2021
One of the world’s greatest scientists was also recognized as the original absent–minded professor. One day, on board a train, he was unable to find his ticket. The conductor said, "Take it easy. You'll find it." When the conductor returned, the professor still couldn’t find the ticket. The conductor, recognizing the famous scientist,...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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What is not true for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC)?

5th April 2021
a) It is the most common hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome in USA
b) It is associated with MMR gene mutation
c) It is associated with APC mutation ... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: The Science of Hygiene

5th April 2021
We all know about hygienic living and this subject should be included as a chapter in the curriculum of every school. There are several types of hygiene.
Respiratory hygiene:
This is important to prevent cross infection, specifically, from flu and related respiratory illnesses... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Facts about Soul and the Spirit

5th April 2021
• Energy is the raw material of the universe.
• Information is the organization of energy into reproducible patterns.
• Consciousness is living information and energy (living energized information)... Read more »
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Inspirational: A Most Important Lesson

5th April 2021
During her second month of nursing school, Suzzane’s professor gave them a pop quiz one day. Being a conscientious student, Suzzane had excelled through the questions, until she read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" She thought that this was a joke... Read more »

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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice... Read more » 
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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?
Very confident
Moderately confident... 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 »

Nephrology

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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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