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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster: UK strain mutates again

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
6th February 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1344: THE UK coronavirus strain has undergone a mutation similar to the South Africa variant, and it appears that it could be resistant to vaccines, suggest reports.
Eleven cases have been identified by Public Health England in Bristol where the Kent variant has been reported to have undergone mutation to escape immune response. Laboratory studies suggest that antibodies have decreased ability to bind to the spike protein, to inhibit it from unlocking human cells to enter them. The mutation, termed as E484K, already exists in both South African and Brazilian variants...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 5th February 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
6th 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,... Read more »
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Increased risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

6th February 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Cardiovascular (CV) disease is the leading cause of mortality in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Nevertheless, it has been found that female sex is protective against CV disease such as myocardial infarction, angina, and stroke. The goal of the current study is to evaluate... Read more »
Zinc Update

Efficacy of Mucoactive Agents in the Management of Upper Respiratory Airways Infections

6th February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Respiratory tract diseases have a significant impact on the life of large number of people worldwide. In developed countries, they account for 7% of hospital admissions and are associated with approximately 12% of all-cause deaths. Hence, these are the common conditions for which medical advice is sought,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

J&J seeks U.S. FDA authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine

6th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Johnson & Johnson has sought U.S. health regulator’s authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. The company will also apply for authorization to European authorities in the ensuing weeks. The application for emergency use authorization comes after a January 29 global trial report which stated that the vaccine... Read more »

7-day average of daily COVID-19 cases dips below 12,000 in India

6th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The seven-day rolling average of daily COVID-19 infections in India declined to less than 12,000 on Thursday for the first time in around 8 months. On Thursday, the seven-day average of daily cases came down to 11,815, which is the lowest since 11,757 cases on June 17, 2020. The country reported 12,431 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday,... Read more »

1 in 4 Children in India, 10-17 Years of Age, May Have COVID-19: Sero Survey

6th February 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
A government serological survey has revealed that over a quarter of Indian children, 10 to 17 years of age, may already have had COVID-19. The figure is higher than that for the overall population found to have contracted COVID-19, which stands at 21.5%. The survey included over 35,700 individuals above 10 years old,... Read more »

Increased White Bread Intake Raises Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, Deaths

6th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Adults consuming three slices of white bread a day tend to have a significantly increased risk for death from cardiovascular causes, suggests a study that evaluated over 137,000 individuals across 21 countries. The study demonstrated that over a median follow-up of 9.5 years,... Read more »

Oral Contraceptives May Reduce Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer Risk 3 Decades after Discontinuation

6th February 2021Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Analysis of data from over 250,000 women suggests that the use of oral contraceptives is tied to a diminished risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer about 30 years following discontinuation. The use of oral contraceptives was also found to be linked to a short-term increased risk of breast cancer following discontinuation. However,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a Doctor give 100% guarantee that the treatment and/or surgery would be beneficial to the patient?

6th February 2021
No, a doctor can never give 100% guarantee that the treatment or surgery would be beneficial for the patient. No guarantee is given by any doctor or surgeon that the patient would be cured. The only assurance a doctor can give or can be understood to have given by implication is that he possesses the required skill in that branch of profession which he is practicing...Read more »

eMedi Humor

The drugs are wearing off

6th February 2021
A man was just waking up from anesthesia after surgery, and his wife was sitting by his side.
His eyes fluttered open and he said, "You are gorgeous."
Then he fell asleep again. His wife had never heard him say that, so she stayed by his side...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The exaggerated lepromin test seen in cases of Lucio’s phenomenon is called as:

6th February 2021
a. Mitsuda's reaction
b. Medina-Ramirez reaction
c. Fischer's test...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Normal Aging Changes

6th February 2021
• Heart rate shows less variability.
• There is altered circadian pattern (24-hour cycle of the body).
• There is a delayed response of bone marrow to loss of blood or hypoxia (reduced oxygen)... Read more »

eSpiritual: Music as a Drug

6th February 2021
Our body is the largest pharmaceutical group in the world and has the capacity to heal each and every disease. The very fact that there is a receptor for every drug in the body means that the body has the capacity to produce that drug. Music is a modality which can heal by initiating various chains of chemical reactions in the body...Read more »

Inspirational: How often do you stop to count your blessings?

6th February 2021
In your daily struggle for more, how often do you feel joyful and thankful for the things you already have? Sometime today, stop and think about the things you have, the things you know, the people in your life, your spirituality, your skills, your opinions, your special perspective on life, your family, your hobbies, your sense of humor, your appreciation for beauty,...Read more »

Medical Voice

AstraZeneca says vaccine 76% effective for 90 days after single dose

6th February 2021
LONDON: The Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine showed 76 per cent efficacy against symptomatic infection for three months after a single dose, with protection maintained to the second dose, the pharmaceutical company said on Wednesday. The primary analysis of the Phase 3 clinical trials, published as a preprint in The Lancet,...Read more »


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Oral Rehydration Therapy in Thoracic Surgery

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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 »


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 »


An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

Biofilm has often been cited as a key pathological factor in non-healing wounds. It therefore seems crucial to manage the biofilm in order to expedite wound healing and achieve the desired outcome. A study by Scully and colleagues compared the clinical and in vitro performance of a next-generation antibiofilm silver dressing (NGAD) enriched with an antimicrobial dressing technology... Read more »

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