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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster - CDC Travel Advisory

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
7th April 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1545: A major change to travel guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1. Fully vaccinated individuals can travel within the United States without getting tested for COVID-19 before or quarantining after the travel. 2. Data indicate that traveling is lower risk. 3. Getting fully vaccinated allows one to do more things safely. 4. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 5. The agency still recommends against nonessential travel. ...Read more »
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Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 6th April 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
7th 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
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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,...Read more »
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Cough Update

Benefits of Terbutaline in defeating fentanyl-induced coughing

7th April 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The aim of the present study is to describe the domineering outcome of inhalation of a selective beta 2-adrenergic bronchodilator terbutaline, and the influence of an intravenous anticholinergic, atropine, on fentanyl-induced coughing. For elective surgery 131, ASA class I patients, aged 16-45 years were scheduled...Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Today is World Health Day

7th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
COVID-19 has brought to light the inequalities in our world. Some people live healthier lives with better access to healthcare services compared to others, largely due to the conditions in which they are born, live, and work. This World Health Day, April 7 2021, the WHO invites all to join a new campaign that aims to build a fairer and healthier world...Read more »
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COVID deaths begin to rise at same rate as cases in India

7th April 2021 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
While the initial weeks of the pandemic’s second wave in India were not associated with a corresponding increase in deaths, the scenario appears to have changed in the last four weeks. Since March 8, deaths related to COVID-19 have increased at the same pace as the surge in cases. The seven-day average of daily cases and fatalities... Read more »
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Mumbai reports 9,857 fresh COVID-19 cases, 21 deaths on Monday

7th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A day after registering over 11,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day, the highest figure thus far, Mumbai recorded 9,857 fresh cases on Monday, and 21 fatalities due to the disease, stated the city civic body. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation data states that the tally of COVID-19 cases in the city stood at 4,62,302,... Read more »
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UK launches mass COVID-19 testing program as economy reopens

7th April 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, stated that everyone in England will now be able to take a COVID-19 test twice a week as a new drive is launched to track the pandemic with the economy reopening. The British PM stated that the mass testing program would help break the chain of transmission... Read more »
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FDA Approves Nonstimulant Medication for ADHD in Children 6 Years and Above

7th April 2021 Internal Medicine Pharmacists
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for the nonstimulant medication viloxazine extended-release capsules to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children 6 to 17 years of age. The drug is a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. The approval comes after promising data... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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Can a doctor take leave?

7th April 2021
Shri Manishbhai Kantilal Joshi vs Sheth P. T. Surat General Hospital, Surat, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New Delhi, Consumer Case No. 366 of 2014, dated: 09 Feb 2016 “A Doctor, like any other professional can take leave if felt necessary by him on account of his personal reasons or otherwise... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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My Grades

7th April 2021
A high–school student came home one night rather depressed.
"What’s the matter, Son?" asked his mother.
"Aw, gee," said the boy, "It’s my grades. They’re all wet." ...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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In a patient with a tumor in superior mediastinum compressing the superior vena cava, all the following veins would serve as alternate pathways for the blood to return to the right atrium, except:

7th April 2021
1. Lateral thoracic vein.
2. Internal thoracic vein.
3. Hemiazygos vein... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Poor hygiene habits may lead to typhoid

7th April 2021
Typhoid fever is caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi and is transmitted through the ingestion of food or drink contaminated by the feces or urine of infected people. Insects feeding on feces might transfer the bacteria to humans owing to poor hygiene habits and public sanitation conditions.... Read more »
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eSpiritual: Understanding exact speech

7th April 2021
Upanishads, Yogasutras of Patanjali and teachings of Gautam Buddha, all talk about "the right speech". As per Gautam Buddha, the right speech has three components:
• It should be based on truthfulness.
• It should be necessary... Read more »
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Inspirational: Two Monks and a Pretty Lady

7th April 2021
Once, a big monk and a little monk were traveling together. They reached the bank of a river where the bridge was damaged. They had to move across the river. They saw a pretty lady stuck at the damaged bridge. The big monk offered to carry her across the river on his back. The lady agreed... Read more »

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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice... Read more » 
Medical voice

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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Moderately confident... Read more » 

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From Other Newsletter

Recovery Digest

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

Orthopedics

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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