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CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth 81% efficacy of Covaxin

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
6th March 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1429: Interim final-phase data: Bharat Biotech's Covid shot is 81% effective.
1. Over more than a million doses of Covaxin, the country's first indigenous vaccine, have been administered to the priority group comprising healthcare and frontline workers. 2. Bharat Biotech said on Wednesday that its vaccine against Covid-19 had demonstrated 81 percent interim efficacy in phase 3 clinical trials in protecting participants without prior infection following the administration of the second dose. 3. Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), received regulatory approval for emergency use in "clinical trial mode," where beneficiaries have to sign a consent form before being vaccinated — at the beginning of January...Read more »
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World COVID Meter March 5 February 2021, Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
6th March 2021
Multispeciality
Cases: 1M: April 2, 2 M April 15, 3 M: April 27, 4 M May 8; 5 M May 20, 6 M May 30, 7 M June 7, 8M by June 15, 9 M June 22, 10 M June 29. 11 M July 4, 16 M, 17 M July 29, 18 M August 1, 21.8 M August 16, 25 M August 30, 28 M September 10, Ground Zero: Wuhan in the live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: January 10; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity
B.1.1.7 lineage (a.k.a. 20I/501Y.V1 Variant of Concern (VOC) 202012/01): 23 mutations: This variant has a mutation in the receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the spike protein at position 501, where the amino acid asparagine (N) has been replaced with tyrosine (Y)...Read more »
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Tuberculous drug-induced liver injury and treatment re-challenge in HIV co-infection

6th March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Tuberculosis (TB) is the primary global health threat. TB drug-induced liver injury (TB-DILI) happens in 5-28% of people on TB treatment and is the utmost common reason demanding treatment interruption. Owing to the scarcity of potent antituberculous (ATT) agents, re-challenge with first-line agents remains the standard of care... Read more »
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Cough Update

Ambroxol – pharmacological and clinical update

6th March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
A study published in Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology aimed to evaluate the pharmacological and clinical data on the mucokinetic compound ambroxol. This study entailed the analysis of existing database covering>40 years of pharmacological research and clinical development... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

New mutations in novel coronavirus revealed by Indian Scientists

6th March 2021 Business and Medicine Public Health
Multiple mutations and unique proteins in isolates of SARS-CoV-2 have been identified by the scientists from the Indian Institute of Sciences. The study which is published in the ‘Journal of Proteome Research,’ has shown that the host produces many proteins of their own as immunological response to the viral attack... Read more »
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Germany has recommended AstraZeneca vaccine for individuals over 65 years

6th March 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The Standing Committee on Vaccination in Germany has now recommended the COVID-19 vaccine form AstraZeneca for all age groups, including people older than 65 years. The recommendation is that for a complete vaccination, two AstraZeneca vaccine doses are needed, with the time between the two vaccinations to be 12 weeks if possible... Read more »
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India crosses key vaccination milestone

6th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
India administered 1.4 million vaccine doses in the past 24 hours, the highest in a day since the campaign began in mid-January as the government strives to face additional changes. However, the country of 1.35 billion people still needs to almost double its current rate of vaccination to meet its target of covering 300 million people by August... Read more »
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eAPICON 2021 - APIDIAS 2020-21: Digital Outreach: Reaching the Unreached

6th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
• Over its decade long existence, the Association of Physicians of India (API) has had a long-standing commitment to improving and uplifting the standard of healthcare in the country.
• At the heart of its mission is patient care and wellbeing. To this end, they have undertaken numerous initiatives over several years and partnered with esteemed healthcare professionals... Read more »
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eAPICON 2021 - a-HELLO: API initiated Therapy Specific Recommendations for Teleconsultation Dr Mangesh Tiwaskar, Dr Shashank Joshi, Mumbai

6th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
• Telehealth has three aspects: Monitoring of patients, telemedicine and tele-education.
• Key therapy areas to be focused – 15 therapy areas distributed across 3 segments
• First bucket of therapies: Vaccine, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Diabetes, ENT ... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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Is there any restriction on the use of loud speakers/public address system in India?

6th March 2021
Yes. The Noise Rules, 2000 put restriction on the use of loud speakers/public address system and the same cannot be used without written permission. The loudspeakers/public address system/sound producing instruments/musical instruments cannot be used during night time except in closed premises for communication like auditoria,... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Three Vampires Walk into a Bar

6th March 2021
Three vampires walk into a bar and sit down at a table. The waitress comes over and asks the first vampire what he would like. The first vampire responds, "I vould like some blood." The waitress turns to the second vampire and asks what he would like. The vampire responds, "I vould like some blood."... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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A measure of location which divides the distribution in the ratio of 3:1 is:

6th March 2021
1. Median.
2. First quartile.
3. Third quartile... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: 5 Steps to reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease

6th March 2021
1. Maintain a healthy weight.
2. Check your waistline.
3. Eat mindfully. Emphasize on colorful, vitamin rich vegetables and fruits; whole grains; fish, lean poultry, tofu, and beans and other legumes as protein sources in addition to healthy fats. Limit unnecessary calories from sweets,... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: The spiritual prescription "I am sorry"

6th March 2021
Two hardest words for a doctor to say: "I’m sorry." Most defence lawyers counsel doctors to not apologize to patients. Their view is that if you say you’re sorry for something, you are implicitly taking some degree of responsibility for whatever has happened. In other words, you are pleading guilty.... Read more »
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Inspirational: Laughter is the Best Medicine

6th March 2021
Many years ago, Norman Cousins was diagnosed as "terminally ill". He was given six months to live. His chance for recovery was 1 in 500. He could see the worry, depression and anger in his life contributed to, and perhaps helped cause, his disease. He wondered, "If illness can be caused by negativity, can wellness be created by positivity?"... Read more »

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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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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?
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Recovery Digest

Orthopedics

Outcome of enhanced detailing and mass media on community use of oral rehydration salts and zinc during a scale-up program in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh

In a study aimed to estimate the effect of activities on ORS and zinc use, a scale-up program was executed from 2012-2016 by The Clinton Health Access Initiative to upsurge the use of oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc to treat diarrhea in children under 5 in three states: Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh.... Read more »

Nephrology

Orthopedics

COVID-19 in patients with chronic kidney disease

Novel coronavirus disease is a condition newly discovered in the end of 2019 and started in the Wuhan city of China. It is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus and its main clinical manifestations include acute respiratory illness with pneumonia... 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 »

Surgery

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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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