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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Lessons learned from COVID-19 in 2020

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
6th January 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1276: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Lessons learned from COVID-19 in 2020” 26th December, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am.
Participants: Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Marthanda Pillai, India, Member World Medical Council, Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh Medical Association, Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan Medical Association, Dr Prakash Budhathoky, Treasurer, Nepal Medical Association
Dr Russell D’Souza, Australia UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Dr S Sharma, Editor IJCP Group... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 5th January 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
6th January 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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Effects of Nutritional therapy in Chronic Liver Disease

6th January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Protein-calorie malnutrition (PCM) is a transversal condition to all stages of chronic liver disease (CLD). Evidence based observations suggest that PCM is present in 65–90% of patients with advanced disease. Numerous studies have shown that a direct relationship between the severity of liver disease ... 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 January 2021 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Beneficial effects of diphenhydramine and ammonium chloride in reducing cough

6th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Epidemiological surveys suggest that approximately one in five people are affected acute cough in Western countries and is considered as one of the most common reasons to consult a general practitioner. It has been observed that most acute coughs improve spontaneously, however, many patients use over-the-counter (OTC) medicine for relief... Read more »

News From All Specialities

It is premature to change authorized COVID-19 vaccines dosing, schedules: FDA

6th January 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The idea of modifying the authorized dosing or schedules of COVID-19 vaccines was premature and was not supported by the available data, stated the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency said that it had been following discussions and news reports about decreasing the number of doses,... Read more »

Covaxin to be tested on children as young as 2 years

6th January 2021Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
After becoming the first COVID-19 vaccine in the world to be tested on children as young as 12 years, Covaxin is now going to be tested on children as young as two years, stated Bharat Biotech chairman and managing director Dr Krishna Ella. A clinical trial is now being planned on children aged 2 to 15 years... Read more »

Second dose of Covishield to be administered between four and six weeks: DCGI

6th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
In its permission to the Serum Institute of India for manufacture for sale or distribution of Covishield, the DGCI stated that the second dose has to be administered between four and six weeks of the first dose. The regulator further stated that data is available for administration of the second dose up to 12... Read more »

Mexico Approves AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine

6th January 2021 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
On Monday, Mexico authorized the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford for emergency use in the country. Hugo Lopez-Gatell, Deputy Health Minister, announced that Mexican regulators had approved the vaccine, which has also been authorized by Britain,... Read more »

Diet Restricts GERD beyond Acid Suppressants

6th January 2021 Internal Medicine Pharmacists
Adhering to an anti-reflux lifestyle may prevent many symptoms of gastrointestinal reflux disorder (GERD) in women, suggest data from Nurses' Health Study II. The decreased risk was observed even in regular users of acid suppressants, including proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs)... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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

6th January 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...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Old age secret

6th January 2021
Grandpa was celebrating his 100th birthday and everybody complimented him on how athletic and well-preserved he appeared. "Gentlemen, I will tell you the secret of my success," he cackled. "I have been in the open air day after day for some 75 years now."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is the first step indicated by the testing algorithm provided by the CDC for pregnant women with history of travel to an area with Zika virus who are asymptomatic 2 weeks after travel?

6th January 2021
1. Fetal ultrasonography
2. RT-PCR testing...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Lifestyle counseling can reduce heart disease

6th January 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... Read more »

eSpiritual: Difference between smile, hug and laugh

6th January 2021
Smile is a sign of joy while hug is a sign of love. Laughter, on the other hand, is a sign of inner happiness. None of them are at the level of mind or intellect. All come from within the heart. They are only the gradations of your expressions of happiness. It is said that you are incomplete in your dress if you are not wearing a smile on your face...Read more »

Inspirational: An Office Boy

6th January 2021
A jobless man applied for the position of ‘office boy’ at a reputed company. The employer interviewed him and then asked him to clean the floor. After that, the employer told him that he was hired. The employer then asked him to share his email address, and said that he will send him the application to fill,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Testing will continue to play a distinct role in the post-vaccine world: Dr. Harsh Mahajan

6th January 2021
by Dr. Harsh Mahajan Founder and Chief Radiologist, Mahajan Imaging, Senior Vice President, NATHEALTH Over the past few months, the impact and implications of Covid-19 have permeated nearly all aspects of our life. Most of us have been closely tracking daily case and fatality numbers in our state and country,...Read more »


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