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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth - Brazil’s Covid crisis is a warning

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
7th March 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1. One of the worst outbreaks in the world; now the country is battling a more contagious variant that may cause reinfection. 2. Challenges include limited testing and slow vaccine rollout. 3. On Tuesday, over 1,700 Covid-19 deaths were recorded, Brazil’s highest single-day toll during this pandemic. 4. Studies have suggested that a variant that swept through the city of Manaus may probably re-infect certain individuals who have already recovered from other versions of the virus. This variant has been identified in about two dozen other countries, including the U.S...Read more »
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World Covid Meter 6th March February 2021, Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
7th March 2021
Novel Covid 19 viral vaccines, B 1.1.7 UK, B.1.351 South Africa, P1 Brazil
Cases: 1M: April 2, 2 M April 15, 3 M: April 27, 4 M May 8; 5 M 20 May, 6 M 30th May, 7 M 7th June, 8M by 15 June, 9 M 22nd June, 10 M 29th June. 11 M 4th July, 16 M , 17 M 29 July, 18 M 1st August, 21 .8 M 16 August, 25 M 30th August, 28 M 10 September, Ground Zero: Wuhan in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; 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,..Read more »
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Comprehensive review of ATT induced liver injury

7th March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Tuberculosis (TB) is a protuberant health problem in various developing countries including India. The challenge in the treatment of TB lies in the need of long duration of the treatment, various drug administration, and toxicities connected to them. An important complication, associated with ATT is drug-induced liver injury (DILI)... Read more »
Cough Update

Mucolytic agents versus placebo for chronic bronchitis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

7th March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Mucolytics are oral medicines that increase expectoration of sputum by reducing its viscosity. Improved expectoration of sputum may lead to a reduction in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The purpose of new study published in The Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews were – to determine... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Over 1.9 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses given across India

7th March 2021 Business and Medicine Public Health
The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across India crossed 1.9 crore on Friday evening, which is the 49th day of the vaccination drive. Started on January 16th the vaccination drive brought frontline workers into its ambit from February 2. The second phase started from March 1 for individuals over 60... Read more »

Arthritis drug could bring down the risk of COVID-19 mortality

7th March 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
In a new study, tocilizumab, an anti-inflammatory drug used for treating arthritis has been shown to assist in increasing survival among patients suffering from severe COVID-19. India conducted its first multicenter randomized controlled trial on the use of tocilizumab to treat the infection amongst 11 public and private tertiary-care hospitals in the country... Read more »

COVID-19 vaccine: When will children get the shot?

7th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
While the Pfizer vaccine is already cleared for use starting at age 16. Hence, some youngsters could get shots whenever they become eligible in their area, either because of a medical condition or once availability opens up. Pfizer and Moderna have completed enrollment for studies of children ages 12 and older. Once the results are cleared by the regulators,... Read more »

Interpreting the Link Between Hyperuricemia and Cardiometabolic Disorders and Management : Dr Alan Almeida, Mumbai

7th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Nephrology
• Hyperuricemia is reported in 13 of 21 Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) regions. It is more prevalent in Asia.
• The prevalence is higher in patients with comorbidities.
• Risk factors – Uric acid is the end-product of purine metabolism. Purines can be endogenously produced or may be obtained exogenously from diet. Sedentary lifestyle and obesity are also risk factors for hyperuricemia... Read more »

Male Hypogonadism: Perspectives on Diagnosis, Dialogue and Therapy: Dr Sanjay Kalra, Karnal

7th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Dermatology
• Hypogonadism or testosterone deficiency (TD) is a clinical and biochemical syndrome characterized by low levels of testosterone (T) with associated signs and symptoms. There is decreased functional activity of the gonads.
• Classification of male hypogonadism–... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner


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

7th March 2021
No doctor can give 100% guarantee that the treatment or surgery would be beneficial for the patient. For that matter, no guarantee is given by any doctor or surgeon that the patient would be cured. The only assurance which a doctor can give or can be understood to have given by implication is that he is possessed of the requisite skill... Read more »

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Interesting 911 Calls

7th March 2021
Dispatcher: Nine–one–one… What is the nature of your emergency?
Caller: I’m trying to reach nine eleven but my phone doesn’t have an eleven on it... Read more »

eMedi Quiz


Injury to radial nerve in lower part of spiral groove:

7th March 2021
1. Spares nerve supply to extensor carpi radialis longus.
2. Results in paralysis of anconeus muscle.
3. Leaves extension at elbow joint intact... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates


eWellness: Eat slowly for good health and well-being

7th March 2021
Most of us lead very busy lives today; we are either working, driving, looking into our smart phone, ipad/tablet, etc. In a nutshell, we are too busy to pay attention to what we are eating because we are thinking of the work ahead of us and planning for it and not concentrating on the food. Eating without awareness or eating while distracted... Read more »

eSpiritual: Aastik vs. Nastik

7th March 2021
Traditionally, people believe that Nastik are the persons who do not go to temples or related places of worship. They also do not believe in God. To differentiate between Astik and Nastik, we need to first understand the concept of Sanatan Dharma and Arya Samaj Dharma.... Read more »

Inspirational: The Falcon & the Branch

7th March 2021
Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons. They were peregrine falcons, the most beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be trained. Months passed, and one day the head falconer informed the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky,... Read more »


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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, and especially the poor... Read more »



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 »



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 »



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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