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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Delaying Second Vaccine Dose and Vaccine after COVID

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
8th January 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1279: Delaying Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
1. There is a proposal to delay the administration of the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines. This has been proposed as a strategy to increase the number of people who get some degree of protection from a single inoculation with the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines 2. Advocates of the proposal argue that getting some degree of protection to a greater number of individuals is valuable, especially when cases and hospitalizations continue to surge and a more contagious variant has emerged... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 7th January 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
8th January 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, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17, 40M October 19,...Read more »
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Intervention of nutritional therapy in alcoholics with liver disease

8th January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Historically, it was assumed that dietary deficiencies were the major reason of developing liver disease in alcoholics. However, due to the overall improvement of nutrition of the population, more stress is given on secondary malnutrition. Evidences demonstrate hepatotoxic effects of ethanol... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

8th January 2021 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Evaluation of safety and efficiency of the fix dose combination of chlorpheniramine maleate and phenylephrine in the treatment of allergic rhinitis in children

8th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Allergic rhinitis is an altered immune reaction to common antigens in the nasal mucosa which often remains undiagnosed despite of its high prevalence. Evidences suggest that it is emerging as a global health problem affecting a large part of the general population, especially children... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19 vaccinations likely to begin in Australia in February

8th January 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Australia is set to begin administering the first COVID-19 vaccines in February, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, as the country moves to scale up its inoculation program while two states try to curb outbreaks. Australia’s pharmaceutical regulator will likely approve the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January,... Read more »

India crosses one crore COVID-19 recovery mark

8th January 2021Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
India crossed the one-crore mark in COVID-19 recoveries on Wednesday and has become the first country in the world to report over 10 million cured patients. This came when daily new COVID-19 cases were more than 20,000 for the first time in the last seven days. With 19,694 discharges reported from hospitals on Wednesday,... Read more »

Over 1 million people in Russia vaccinated with Sputnik V

8th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The Sputnik V vaccine has been administered to over 1 million people in Russia, as per the official vaccine Twitter account. Russia became the first country in the world to register the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine on August 11. Kirill Dmitriev, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Russian Direct Investment Fund,... Read more »

Early Use of High-Titer Convalescent Plasma May Prevent Severe COVID-19

8th January 2021 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Administration of convalescent plasma with high levels of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 within the first 3 days of symptoms was found to be associated with significantly lower likelihood of progression to severe COVID-19, suggests new research. A study of 160 older adults with COVID-19... Read more »

COVID-19 Olfactory Dysfunction May Be Permanent in Some Patients

8th January 2021 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Around one in four COVID-19 patients with olfactory dysfunction said that their sense of smell did not recover 60 days after losing it, in a large prospective study in Europe. In about 2,600 individuals with confirmed COVID-19 infection, patient-reported prevalence of olfactory dysfunction was 85.9% in mild cases,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a doctor print self-photograph?

8th January 2021
6.1.2 MCI Act: Printing of self-photograph, or any such material of publicity in the letter head or on sign board of the consulting room or any such clinical establishment shall be regarded as acts of self-advertisement and unethical conduct on the part of the physician. However, printing of sketches, diagrams,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Wedding Cake

8th January 2021
A doctor was addressing a large audience in Oxford…
"The material we put into our stomachs should have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is full of steroids and dye. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High trans fat diets can be disastrous and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

What would be the MOST therapeutic nursing action when a client’s expressive aphasia is severe?

8th January 2021
A. Anticipate the client wishes so she will not need to talk
B. Communicate by means of questions that can be answered by the client shaking the head
C. Keep us a steady flow rank to minimize silence...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Vitamin D Facts

8th January 2021
• Vitamin D assists calcium in building bone.
• Vitamin D helps the body in absorbing calcium.
• Vitamin D can help prevent osteoporosis as well... Read more »

eSpiritual: Cultivating Positive Thoughts

8th January 2021
Darkness present in a room cannot be removed physically. It can only be removed by switching on the light. Darkness, therefore, can be defined as absence of light. Similarly, negative thoughts can be defined as absence of positive thoughts. It is very difficult to remove negative thoughts but it is very easy to cultivate positive thoughts...Read more »

Inspirational: What did you do today?

8th January 2021
A man came home from work one day to find total chaos in the house. His children were outside, still in their pyjamas playing in the mud. There were empty food boxes and wrappers all around in the front yard. The front door to the house was open. As he entered the house, there was an even bigger mess...Read more »

Medical Voice

Ancient India thwarted malaria at a time no other part of world had: Study

8th January 2021
When the first humans started moving out of Africa some 350,000 years ago, they looked for dry areas — the savannah grasslands, the deserts of southwest Asia. Because tropical regions, while bountiful with food and water, were also home to malaria-carrying mosquitoes. So, why prehistoric humans entered India...Read more »


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