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CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth Air Quality Management Plan

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
9th March 2021
Multispeciality
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1438: Round Table - Expert Group on Environment Zoom Meeting on “Local Area Air Quality Management Plan - How to Prepare and Implement"
28th February, 2020, 12 noon-1 pm. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Anil Kumar, Dr Dipankar Saha, Dr M Dwarkanath, Mr Vikas Singhal, Ms Meenakshi Dhote, Dr SK Tyagi, Mr Chandra Bhushan Sharma, Mr SA Verma, Mr Pankaj Kapil, Mr Neeraj Tyagi, Dr Shyam Gupta, Dr S Sharma...Read more »
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World Covid Meter 8th March February 2021, Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
9th March 2021
Multispeciality
Novel Covid 19 viral vaccines, B 1.1.7 UK, B.1.351 South Africa, P1 Brazil
Cases: 1M: April 2, 2 M April 15, 3 M: April 27, 4 M May 8; 5 M 20 May, 6 M 30th May, 7 M 7th June, 8M by 15 June, 9 M 22nd June, 10 M 29th June. 11 M 4th July, 16 M , 17 M 29 July, 18 M 1st August, 21 .8 M 16 August, 25 M 30th August, 28 M 10 September, Ground Zero: Wuhan in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity B.1.1.7 lineage (a.k.a. 20I/501Y.V1 Variant of Concern (VOC) 202012/01): 23 mutations: This variant has a mutation in the receptor binding domain (RBD) of the spike protein at position 501, where the amino acid asparagine (N) has been replaced with tyrosine (Y)...Read more »
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Hepatotoxicity owing to Antituberculosis Therapy: Clinical Profile and Reintroduction of Therapy

9th March 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
The clinical outline of antituberculosis treatment (ATT)-induced hepatotoxicity is inconstant, and the reinstatement of ATT in patients who have undergone such injury is debatable. In a prospective study to determine the clinical profile in patients with ATT-induced hepatotoxicity and to check a predefined policy... Read more »
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Cough Update

Efficacy of diphenhydramine against cough in humans: a review

9th March 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The aim of a study published in Pharmacy World and Science was to determine the efficacy of diphenhydramine against cough due to respiratory infection or irritation in patients/subjects without comorbidities. Here, two reviewers independently identified clinical trials, randomized trials on diphenhydramine,... Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Global breast cancer initiative introduced by WHO

9th March 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has introduced a new collaborative effort, called the Global Breast Cancer Initiative that aims to decrease global breast cancer mortality by 2.5% per year until 2040, thus aiming to avert an estimated 2.5 million deaths. Dr Bente Mikkelsen, Director of the Department of Noncommunicable Diseases at WHO,... Read more »
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EU regulator urges caution on Sputnik V vaccine

9th March 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
European Medicines Agency (EMA) official has urged members of the European Union to avoid granting national approvals for Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine while the agency is reviewing the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness. EMA managing board head Christa Wirthumer-Hoche stated that they needed documents to review,... Read more »
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Bharat Biotech's intranasal vaccine phase 1 trials begin

9th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
The Phase 1 human clinical trials of Bharat Biotech’s intranasal COVID-19 vaccine have started at some selected sites, including Hyderabad and Nagpur. The vaccine has been codenamed BBV154. The trials of the chimpanzee adenovirus vectored vaccine candidate will be conducted on 175 healthy volunteers aged 18-60 years at Hyderabad,... Read more »
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Dining Restrictions, Mask Mandates Linked with Less Illness, Death: CDC

9th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have noted that when restrictions on dining on premises at restaurants were lifted by states, rates of daily COVID-19 cases increased 41 to 100 days later and deaths related to COVID-19 also rose significantly after 60 days. The report also stated that state mask mandates... Read more »
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Children Hospitalized with COVID-19 often have Neurologic Symptoms

9th March 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A large case series of pediatric patients in the U.S. has shown that neurologic symptoms occurred frequently in children and adolescents hospitalized with COVID-19. Among 1,695 people aged 21 years or below hospitalized for acute COVID-19 or multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), about 22% had neurologic involvement, reported... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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What are the violations in advertising in Indian Penal Code?

9th March 2021
Sec. 292(2) (d) of Indian Penal Code, 1860, makes it a punishable offence to publish, distribute, sell, hire or circulate any obscene advertisement.
Section 292 in The Indian Penal Code... Read more »
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eMedi Humor

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Prison vs Work

9th March 2021
Just in case you ever got these two mixed up, this should make things a bit more clear.
In PRISON you spend the majority of your time in an 8X10 cell.
At WORK you spend the majority of your time in a 6X8 cubicle... Read more »
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eMedi Quiz

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A hemodynamically stable nulliparous patient with ectopic pregnancy has adnexal mass of 2.5 x 3 cm and Beta hCG titre of 1500 mIU/ml. What modality of treatment is suitable for her?

9th March 2021
1. Conservative management.
2. Medical management.
3. Laparoscopic surgery... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

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eWellness: Wet vs Dry winter

9th March 2021
The universe is made up of five elements, i.e. Air, Space, Fire, Water and Earth. According to Vedic principles, these five elements are responsible for the formation of the human body. In our body, air and space components are responsible for different types of movement functions,... Read more »
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eSpiritual: Win Relationships and Not Arguments

9th March 2021
It is a well-known saying that when you are arguing with a wrong boss, you may win the argument but you may invariably lose the relationship and not argument. Lord Krishna was born after Lord Rama and Krishna taught us when to say ‘sorry’ even if you are not at fault... Read more »
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Inspirational: The Chinese Farmer

9th March 2021
Once, there was an old farmer in China who had an old horse to till his fields. One day the horse ran away and was nowhere to be found. The farmer’s neighbors expressed their sympathy with the old man over his bad luck. The farmer replied, who knows if it is bad luck or good luck. A week later the farmer’s horse returned with a herd of wild horses... Read more »

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Medical voice

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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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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