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CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth : Anecdotal reports suggest Vaccines Help COVID Long-Haulers

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
8th March 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1436: How long we go for post vaccine masks
Full immunity is achieved in 28 days after vaccination. It normally takes about two weeks for your immune system to respond. However, everybody's immune system reacts in a different way. Response, based on some measures, may be seen as early as seven days after this vaccine. Hence, the best advice to be given with the vaccine is that practice of social distancing and wearing a mask should be continued. Other preventive methods should be practiced until we have really tamped down the pandemic to a large extent...Read more »
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CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth Local Reactions to vaccine

Dr K Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
8th March 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1433: Local reaction to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine
In a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the authors have suggested that local reaction may appear up to 11 days after vaccination and symptoms can persist for as long as 11 days. In an analysis of 12 patients who exhibited delayed reaction after the first dose of the vaccine, it was reported that the median time to onset of the delayed reaction was 8 days and the symptoms resolved after a median of 6 days. ..Read more »
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Antituberculosis drug-induced hepatitis: risk factors, prevention and management

8th March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Alcohol, cholestatic, drugs and toxic materials are other most common non-infectious causes of hepatitis apart from infectious or viral hepatitis. The utmost common approach that leads to liver injuries is antituberculosis drug-induced hepatitis. The sternness of drug-induced liver injury varies from slight nonspecific changes... Read more »
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Cough Update

A real-world evaluation of an over-the-counter medicine in acute cough

8th March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
A study published in BMJ Open investigated the efficacy and safety of an over-the-counter cough treatment containing diphenhydramine, ammonium chloride and levomenthol in a cocoa-based demulcent. This was a multicenter, randomized, parallel group, controlled, single-blinded study that enrolled patients ... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

African swine fever outbreaks in Sichuan, Hubei provinces

8th March 2021 Business and Medicine Public Health
China has confirmed outbreaks of African swine fever in its key pork producing provinces of Sichuan and Hubei. The reports said that the cases were detected in Aba prefecture in the southwestern province of Sichuan, and the city of Xiangyang in the central province of Hubei. China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of pork... Read more »
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Brazil variant can reinfect virus survivors

8th March 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
It has been suggested that a coronavirus variant circulating in Brazil may reinfect people who survived infections with earlier versions of the coronavirus. The variant that emerged in Brazil, known as P.1, carries a mutation that is already known to make a variant prevalent in South Africa harder to treat with antibodies and... Read more »
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Diagnostic test to distinguish flu and coronavirus get emergency approval

8th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
Abbott laboratories has said that FDA has granted emergency use authorization for its molecular test to detect and distinguish the coronavirus and two types of flu viruses with a single test. The test called as Alinity m Resp-4-Plex, can be conducted with one nasal swab sample and can differentiate the coronavirus,... Read more »
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eAPICON 2021: Adult Immunization Symposium - Importance of influenza vaccination in adults : Dr Leong Hoe Nam

8th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
• Global annual influenza epidemics affect 5-10% of adults and 20-30% of children. It leads to 3-5 million cases of severe disease and result in up to 650,000 deaths.
• Flu viruses come and go; but it will come back... Read more »
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eAPICON 2021: Need for white paper on adult immunization in India : Dr NK Ganguly

8th March 2021 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
• Current scenario in India – No coordinated public health infrastructure to support an adult immunization program as there is for children; little coordination among healthcare providers in terms of vaccine provision; despite availability of vaccines, many adults remain unvaccinated because they are unaware of the need for adult vaccines or... Read more »
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eAPICON 2021: Adult Immunization in India – Changing the immunization paradigm: Dr Agam Vora

8th March 2021 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
• Influenza - An annual dose of quadrivalent vaccine (latest strains recommended) for all adults, especially high risk: for all >65 years, health workers, pregnant women, and < 65 years with specific chronic medical conditions; 0.5 ml IM injection of inactivated influenza vaccine; LAIV is not recommended below 2 years;... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?

8th March 2021
Yes, it is mandatory for a registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receipt/money receipt issued by him to his/her patients. As per the provisions of Clause 1.4.1 of Indian Medical Council... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Hypochondriac

8th March 2021
Hypochondriac – a person who wants to have her ache and treat it too... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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Acantholysis is characteristic of:

8th March 2021
1. Pemphigus vulgaris.
2. Pemphigoid.
3. Erythema multiforme... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: OTC drug does not mean it should be taken without a doctor’s advice

8th March 2021
An over-the-counter (OTC) antacid is often used to relieve mild cases of heartburn or acid reflux. Though they are available without a doctor’s prescription, they should be taken only under a doctor’s advice. As per the American Academy of Family Physicians - ... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: The vast power of the Spirit

8th March 2021
Om Poornamadah, “Om Poornamadah Poornamidam, Poornaat Poornamudachyate
Poornasya Poornamaadaaya, Poornameva Avasihyate”

The whole is whole; if you take away the whole away from the whole the whole will still remain... Read more »
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Inspirational: Be a Good Friend

8th March 2021
One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, "Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd." I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends tomorrow afternoon),... 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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Moderately confident... Read more » 

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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, and especially the poor... 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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