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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster: Double mutation in Coronavirus

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
6th April 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1544: HCFI Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Double mutation in coronavirus & revisiting vaccine adverse effects – anecdotal reports”27th March, 2021, 11am-12pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr KK Kalra, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr DR Rai, Dr Anita Chakravarti, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Mr Bejon Misra, Mrs Upasana Arora, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma
Consensus Statement of HCFI Expert Round Table
• The coronavirus keeps on changing in small ways as it passes from one person to another. The vast majority of these mutations are inconsequential and do not alter the virus behavior...Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 5th April 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
6th April 2021
Multispeciality
CMAAO: In susceptible high-risk (pro-inflammatory and/or pro-coagulative) individuals, reactogenic vaccines can trigger transient thrombo-inflammation lasting first few (up to four) days. COVID Vaccine: non-replicative, non-repetitive dose, spike gene mRNA/spike gene DNA to mRNA/whole killed virus, reactogenic vaccine
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,...Read more »
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Cough Update

Hydrocodone/Chlorpheniramine, a Prescription Opioid Antitussive for the Management of Cough

6th April 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Hydrocodone/chlorpheniramine is a treatment opioid licensed in the USA for the relief of cough and upper respiratory signs associated with allergy or cold was previously contraindicated in children aged < 6 years. A study published in Drugs – Real World Outcomes presented findings from a benefit-risk review of hydrocodone/chlorpheniramine...Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Cadila seeks approval to repurpose Hepatitis C drug for COVID-19

6th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
India’s Cadila Healthcare Ltd has requested local regulators for approval to use a Hepatitis C drug as a treatment for COVID-19 after interim results from a late-stage trial appeared promising, stated the drugmaker. A single dose of the drug, Pegylated Interferon alpha-2b, taken early in COVID-19 patients was associated... Read more »
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India crosses 1 lakh daily COVID cases

6th April 2021 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The daily COVID-19 cases surpassed the 1-lakh mark on Sunday for the first time in India. India has become the second country after the US to register six-figure COVID infections in a day. The country reported 1,03,844 new cases on Sunday, with Maharashtra leading the surge adding a record 57,074 new cases... Read more »
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France enters third national lockdown amid surge in COVID-19 cases

6th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
France is in its third national lockdown as the country fights a spike in COVID-19 cases that threatens to overwhelm the hospitals. All schools and non-essential shops will remain closed for four weeks, with a curfew imposed from 19:00 to 06:00. Friday saw the number of seriously ill COVID-19 patients in intensive care units (ICU) rising by 145,... Read more »
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23% more deaths in US in 2020, mostly due to COVID-19

6th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
There were around 23% more deaths in the United States, than expected, during the first 9 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and about three-quarters of the deaths were related to COVID-19, suggests a research letter published online in JAMA. Rates of deaths from heart disease, Alzheimer's disease or dementia, and diabetes were also reported to have... Read more »
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Plastic Chemicals Tied to Postpartum Depression

6th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Some environmental chemicals are associated with postpartum depression in new mothers, suggests new research. The prospective study including 139 pregnant women noted that those having greater prenatal exposure to certain endocrine-disrupting chemicals commonly found in plastics had an increased risk... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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Can a doctor accept travel facilities from a pharmaceutical company?

6th April 2021
No. A doctor is not allowed to accept travel facilities from a pharmaceutical company. According to Section 6.8.1 (b) of Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, “Travel facilities: A medical practitioner shall not accept any travel facility inside the country or outside,... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Medical terms

6th April 2021
• Artery – Study of painting
• Bacteria – Back door of cafeteria
• Bowel – Letter like A.E.I.O.U...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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Presence of food might be expected to interfere with drug absorption by slowing gastric emptying, or by altering the degree of ionization of the drug in the stomach. Which of the following statements is not a correct example:

6th April 2021
1. Absorption of digoxin is delayed by the presence of food.
2. Concurrent food intake may severely reduce the rate of absorption of phenytoin.
3. Presence of food enhances the absorption of hydrochlorothiazide... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Bystander CPR better when more people help

6th April 2021
Patients experiencing a cardiac arrest are more likely to receive good quality bystander-initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation if several people assist. Among cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, CPR quality has been linked with multiple rescuers initiating bystander CPR, being in a central or urban setting, and receiving bystander-initiated CPR... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: What is the importance of silence?

6th April 2021
True silence is the silence between the thoughts and represents the true self, consciousness or the soul. It is a web of energized information ready to take all, provided there is a right intent. Meditation is the process of achieving silence. Observing silence is another way of deriving benefits of meditation.... Read more »
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Inspirational: Do not be jealous

6th April 2021
You all must have experienced that jealousy can disturb your peace of mind. You might work harder than your colleagues in the office, but sometimes they get promoted, and you do not. You started a company 10 years ago, but you are not as successful as your friend whose business started just one year back. There could be several examples like these in daily life... Read more »

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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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Orthopedics

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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