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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Unanswered questions on COVID-19 vaccine

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Past President IMA
8th February 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1349: HCFI Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Unanswered questions on COVID-19 vaccine!” 30th January, 2021, 11am-12pm
Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr AK Agarwal, Dr Shashank Joshi, Prof Mahesh Verma, Dr Anita Chakravarti, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr DR Rai, Mr Bejon Misra, Ms Balbir Verma, Dr KK Kalra, Dr Suresh Mittal, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma
Consensus Statement of HCFI Expert Round Table : • Lot of information circulating in the social media has led to vaccine hesitancy among people. • Although the government has released a set of FAQs, there are still many unanswered questions. Fear needs to be replaced by facts and logic...Read more »
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Issues and Challenges in implementation of Bio-medical Waste Management Rules

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
8th February 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1350: Round Table - Expert Group on Environment Zoom Meeting on “Issues and Challenges in implementation of Bio-medical Waste Management Rules"31st January, 2020, 12 noon-1pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr SK Tyagi, Dr Ajeeta Aggarwal, Dr M Dwarkanath, Mr Pankaj Kapil, Mr Pradeep Khandelwal, Mr Neeraj Tyagi, Mr Vikas, Dr Suresh Mittal, Dr Anil Kumar, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma. The meeting was chaired by Mr Pankaj Kapil.
Key points from the discussion : • Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 (BMW Rules) were framed under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and notified in 2016. The Rules lay down the duties of all stakeholders and have defined the standards of treatment and disposal of biomedical waste.... Read more »
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Impact of estrogen in NAFLD

8th February 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Plethora of evidences suggest that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is highly prevalent in postmenopausal women in comparison to premenopausal women or in men, this is mainly attributed to declining estrogen levels during menopause. These postmenopausal women usually present with characteristic... Read more »
Zinc Update

Assessment of Fast Dissolving Tablet of Paracetamol and Chlorpheniramine Maleate In The Treatment of Cold And Flu Conditions

8th February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The current study was aimed to formulate and assess fast dissolving tablet (FDT) of a combined oral dosage form of paracetamol (PCM), an antipyretic and chlorpheniramine maleate (CPM), an antihistamine in resolving the symptoms of hay fever, allergy, and the common cold. Mounting evidences... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Spain approves use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for 18-55 year-olds

8th February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
Spain has approved the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in individuals aged between 18 and 55 years, adding to the list of countries that have limited the use of this vaccine to younger individuals owing to a lack of data on its use among the elderly. Italy has also recommended the use of AstraZeneca vaccine for adults aged 55 and below.... Read more »

National Adverse Event Following Immunisation Committee finds no association between vaccine and deaths

8th February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The National Adverse Event Following Immunisation (AEFI) Committee is probing the deaths following vaccination against COVID-19. No link has been identified between the vaccine and the deaths thus far, stated government sources. The experts committee, which includes cardiologists, physicians and neurologists, convened on Friday and reviewed five deaths... Read more »

India Fastest to Reach 5 Million COVID Vaccination Mark

8th February 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
India has become the first country globally to have administered around 5 million COVID-19 vaccines in merely 21 days, stated the Union Health Ministry. Close to 53 lakh individuals had received the jabs as part of the nationwide vaccination drive till Friday evening. The USA, the UK and Israel attained the 5 million vaccination mark in 24,... Read more »

US FDA Restricts Use of Convalescent Plasma

8th February 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a revision to its emergency use authorization (EUA) for use of convalescent plasma in COVID-19, based on the latest data. The updated EUA states that only high-titer COVID-19 convalescent plasma can be used and only in hospitalized patients, early during the disease course,... Read more »

Levonorgestrel IUD Effective as Emergency Contraception

8th February 2021Pharmacists Psychiatry
A randomized trial published online in The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that a levonorgestrel 52-mg intrauterine device (IUD) appears to be noninferior to a copper IUD for the purpose of emergency contraception. In order to evaluate if the levonorgestrel IUD is noninferior to the copper IUD as a form of emergency... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can I participate as a speaker in a scientific meeting organized by a pharmaceutical company?

8th February 2021
Regulation 6.8 of MCI Code of Ethics Regulations has laid down a code of conduct for doctors pertaining to their relationship with pharmaceutical and allied health sector industry. The medical practitioner has to follow the code of conduct and adhere to the stipulations mentioned therein. It states:...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Think about ME

8th February 2021
Think big, Think smart,
Think positive, Think beautiful,
Think great, I know this is too much for you, so here is a shortcut...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

How many fat cells does the average adult have?

8th February 2021
A: Between 40 and 50 billion.
B: Between 30 and 40 billion.
C: Between 20 and 30 billion...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Treatment of acute leg cramps

8th February 2021
Patients with an acute leg cramp should forcefully stretch the affected muscle, for example, by active dorsiflexion of the foot with the knee extended, for a cramp in the calf. Some patients may find relief from passive stretching by getting out of bed and standing with the foot flat on the floor and pressing downward firmly.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we not offer onions to God?

8th February 2021
Anything that grows under the ground is not offered to God. According to Vedic science, anything which is grown under the ground is Tamasik in nature and produces sluggishness, heaviness and extreme aggressiveness. Not only onion, all food products grown under the ground are not offered to God and are not supposed to be eaten during spiritual fasts...Read more »

Inspirational: Weakness or Strength?

8th February 2021
Once there was a young boy who wished to study Judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a car accident. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese Judo master. The boy was doing well. But he couldn’t understand the reason as to why, even after three months of training, the master had taught him only one move....Read more »


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