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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: GI COVID

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
9th January 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1282: COVID-19: Affinity for the Digestive System
1. February: presence of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms was reported in the first case of COVID-19 in the U.S.
2. In the early days, the focus was on respiratory symptoms and transmission; however, researchers from China soon identified the GI/fecal/oral route as another avenue of spread for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
3. The oral route acts as a point of entry into the body and the digestive tract is a primary organ system for the multiplication, replication, and potential spread of the virus, as per Brennan Spiegel, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 8th January 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
9th January 2021
Multispeciality
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,...Read more »
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Recommendations of diet modification for the Prevention and Management of NAFLD in Adults

9th January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the highly prevalent liver disease worldwide. Various clinical guidelines highlight the importance of weight management in the absence of effective pharmacotherapies to treat this condition. The current literature established and developed clinical practice... 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

9th January 2021 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
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Zinc Update

Therapeutic potential of paracetamol, chlorphenamine and phenylephrine in the management of cold and flu-like syndrome

9th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Common colds are highly prevalent viral infections of the nose and throat, especially in young children. It is also considered to be the most frequent cause of a physician visit, throughout the year. It mainly involves viruses like rhinovirus, corona virus, respiratory syncytial virus and para-influenza virus. In some cases,... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

WHO warns of COVID-19 tipping point

9th January 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a ‘tipping point’ in the fight to curb COVID-19, as cases continue to surge across Europe and we face the new challenge of a mutating virus. Dr. Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said that while new tools are now available against COVID-19,... Read more »
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Over 4,000 adverse events reported in US after Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine administration

9th January 2021Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Around 4,400 adverse events have been reported in the US after people received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19. Twenty one cases were determined to be anaphylaxis, stated a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of December 23, 2020, 1,893,360 first doses of the vaccine had been administered in the US,... Read more »
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Bharat Biotech Enrols More than 25,000 Volunteers for Vaccine Phase 3 Trial

9th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Bharat Biotech has completed the enrolment of 25,800 volunteers for the phase 3 clinical trials of Covaxin, its COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has completed two of the three required trial phases. The third one, testing for efficacy, began in November. The company is setting up four vaccine manufacturing facilities... Read more »
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Counties with in-person university classes saw 56% rise in COVID-19 cases

9th January 2021 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Counties where colleges and universities opened for in-person classes in the fall encountered a significant surge in the incidence of COVID-19 cases, suggests a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Within three weeks of colleges or universities opening to in-person classes, counties... Read more »
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Over 50% people above 60 years suffer from chronic disease: Survey

9th January 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Business and Medicine
About 55% individuals over 60 years of age suffer from a chronic disease, reports wave one of the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI), released on Wednesday. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan virtually released the field survey, which has been carried out across 35 states and Union... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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

9th January 2021
Yes, it is mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by the 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...Read more »
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eMedi Humor

New Teeth

9th January 2021
Our local minister had all of his remaining teeth pulled and new dentures made a few weeks ago. The first Sunday, his sermon lasted 10 minutes. The second Sunday, he preached only 20 minutes. But, on the third Sunday, he preached for an hour and a half...Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

The ideal relationship between the proportion of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acid in the diet of a patient with acne is

9th January 2021
A. Omega - 6 > omega -3 fatty acids
B. Omega-3 > omega-6 fatty acids
C. Omega-6 = omega -3 fatty acids...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Repeated eye rubbing is a risk factor for keratoconus

9th January 2021
Keratoconus (KC) is a progressive degenerative condition of the eye wherein the cornea becomes progressively thinner and cone-like. If left untreated, it can lead to significant visual impairment. The word keratoconus comes from the Greek words kerato-idis (cornea) and konos (cone). The condition was first described by John Nottingham... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: The Seven Dhatus in Ayurveda

9th January 2021
As per Ayurveda physiology, food is Brahman and contains the same consciousness as in us and this consciousness is the essence of any food. Any food digested is converted into three portions - the gross undigested food is converted into waste (feces), the middle part is converted into one of the Dhatus...Read more »

Inspirational: Determination and Persistence

9th January 2021
Engineer John Roebling started building the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, USA back in 1870. The bridge was completed in 1883, 13 years later. This creative engineer was excited about an idea of building a bridge that would connect New York with the Long Island. Bridge building experts across the world;...Read more »
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Survey

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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?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more » 

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From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesity

People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia... Read more »

Nephrology

Orthopedics

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in patients with essential hypertension treated with cilnidipine

In the present study, published in Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy, cilnidipine was given to 14 hospitalized patients with essential hypertension, and 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring was performed. Once-daily administration of cilnidipine... Read more »

Pediatrics

Effect of Baby Swimming and Baby Lotion on the Skin Barrier of Infants Aged 3-6 Months

Skin care is important especially in infancy as skin barrier matures during the first year of life. The goal of a study published in Journal of the German Society of Dermatology was to examine the effects of baby swimming and baby lotion... Read more »

Surgery

Pre-Operative Multimodal Analgesia Decreases Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Narcotic Use and Pain.

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery aimed to assess the efficiency of multimodal analgesia (MMA) in reducing reliance on opioid medications. This was retrospective review of 560 patients undergoing outpatient... Read more »
 

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