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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Vaccine Difficulties

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
6th December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1185: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “CMAAO Update and vaccine difficulties” 28th November, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am.
Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong, Treasurer, CMAAO, Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh Medical Association, Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad, Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association.
Invitees: Dr Russell D’Souza, Australia UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group.
Key points from the discussion...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 5th December, Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
6th December 2020
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,... Read more »
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Effect of Obesity on Liver Enzymes in Children, Adolescents

6th December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, has suggested that obesity is associated with elevated markers of liver damage in children and adolescents. It has been observed that plasma concentrations of liver enzymes and bilirubin are commonly considered as a marker of liver injury... 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

6th December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO concerned over growing perception that COVID pandemic is passing

6th December 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, expressed concern over the growing perception that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, despite the fact that the infection rates are soaring in some countries. WHO Director-General stated that the progress on vaccines in recent days... Read more »

Masks critical to stop COVID-19 spread, even at home: CDC

6th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Masks are crucial to control the spread of COVID-19, and that sometimes includes at home, stated the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A CDC review states that mask use, physical distancing, avoiding crowds and washing hands could help control the spread of the virus and would also enable kids to go back to school and allow businesses to reopen... Read more »

1st vaccine doses may be available in a matter of weeks: PM Modi

6th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: India will not have to wait for a COVID-19 vaccine for long and the first vaccine shots could soon be available, possibly in a matter of weeks, stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an all-party meeting. The cost of the vaccine would be finalized considering the public health interests and following deliberations... Read more »

COVID-19 Active Caseload in India Comes Down to 4.3% of Total Cases

6th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
India's COVID-19 active caseload has declined to 4.35% of the total infections reported thus far, down from 4.44% on Thursday, stated the Union health ministry. Continuing with the trend over the previous seven days, India also reported more daily coronavirus recoveries than daily new cases in 24 hours... Read more »

Surge in Overdose-Related Cardiac Arrests during COVID-19 Pandemic

6th December 2020 Emergency MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
A new analysis has revealed a sharp rise in overdose-related cardiac arrests in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic. The overall rates this year were elevated above the baseline from 2018 and 2019 by about 50%, suggest the data. Investigators leveraged data from the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS),... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?

6th December 2020
Yes, it is mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receipt/money receipt issued by him to his/her patients...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Murphy's Laws for Humor

6th December 2020
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you ever tried...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Granulocytopenia, gingival hyperplasia and facial hirsutism are all possible side effects of one of the following anticonvulsant drugs.

6th December 2020
1. Phenytoin.
2. Valproate.
3. Carbamazepine...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Four of the best exercises you can ever do

6th December 2020
• Swimming. It is the perfect exercise. Swimming is good for those who have arthritis as it is less weight-bearing.
• Strength training. Lifting light weights will help keep your muscles strong. Our muscles tend to lose their strength over time if we don’t use them... Read more »

eSpiritual: Let the mud settle down

6th December 2020
Once, while traveling, Buddha passed a lake. He asked his disciple to get him some water from that lake as he was thirsty. The disciple noticed some people washing clothes in the water. At that very moment, a bullock cart also crossed through the lake...Read more »

Inspirational: The Little Wave

6th December 2020
Once there was a little wave, bouncing along in the ocean, having a wonderful time. While he was enjoying the wind and the fresh air, he noticed the other waves in front of him crashing against the shore. The little wave felt terrible. He was worried what will happen to him...Read more »

Medical Voice

Anti-aging treatment helps restore sight in mice

6th December 2020
Tokyo: Scientists said on Wednesday they have restored sight in mice using a “milestone" treatment that returns cells to a more youthful state and could one day help treat glaucoma. “I’m excited about being able to rejuvenate organs and tissues that fail due to aging and disease,” said senior author of the study David Sinclair,...Read more »


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