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Editorial Special

Children are potential reservoirs of SARS-CoV-2

Dr Veena Aggarwal, Consultant Womens’ Health, CMD and Editor-in-Chief, IJCP Group & Medtalks
19th October 2021
The role of children in transmission of Covid-19 and further propagating the pandemic is now being increasingly scrutinised and data is still evolving. Adding to the evidence, a new study says that asymptomatic and symptomatic children can carry high amounts of live and actively dividing SARS-CoV-2, regardless of the severity of the infection. Researchers from MIT, Harvard and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH),...Read more »

Guest Editorial

Guest Editorial

Mix and match strategy for booster dose is safe and effective

Dr Surya Kant, Professor and Head, Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, KGMU, UP, Lucknow.
National Vice Chairman IMA-AMS

19th October 2021 Multispeciality
Interim analysis of data from an ongoing study in the US published as a preprint suggests that homologous and heterologous Covid vaccine booster dose enhance immune response in persons who had completed their primary vaccination with any one of the three currently approved Covid -19 vaccines.1
In this multisite study, 458 healthy adults, mean age 50-55 years, fully vaccinated with either Pfizer, Moderna or J&J Covid vaccine at least 12 weeks earlier and had no...Read more »

Influence of Age on Critically Ill Patients with Cirrhosis.

19th October 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Critically ill patients with cirrhosis show a poorer prognosis. A retrospective cohort study investigated the in?uence of age (< 65 years, 65-74 years, and >/= 75 years) on the short- and medium-term outcomes of cirrhotic patients in the intensive-care unit (ICU) setting...Read more »
Hypertension update

Management of Hypertension Using Combination Therapy

19th October 2021 Multispeciality Cardiology
The clinical data have shown that over 70% of adults with primary hypertension require a minimum of two antihypertensive agents, either starting initially as combination therapy or as add-on therapy if monotherapy and lifestyle modifications don't show adequate pressure...Read more »

News From All Specialities

Sydney eases curbs as vaccination reaches milestone

19th October 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Public Health
Thousands of children returned to school in Australia’s Sydney on Monday, as increasing vaccination rates bolstered the easing of more COVID-19 restrictions. Masks will not be mandatory in offices and more people will be allowed to gather in homes and outdoors after New South ...Read more »
News From All Specialities

COVID-19 vaccination for children depends on supply: V K Paul

19th October 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Public Health
The government will decide on the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine for children below 18 years of age based on scientific rationale and vaccine supply, said NitiAayog member (health) and the country’s COVID-19 Task Force head, VK Paul, on Sunday....Read more »
News From All Specialities

WHO Advisory Group to Meet on October 26 to Discuss Covaxin Approval

19th October 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
World Health Organization (WHO)’s chief scientist, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, stated on Sunday that the global health body’s technical advisory group will convene on October 26 to consider emergency use listing...Read more »
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News From All Specialities

Excessive screen time leads to developmental delays: Study

19th October 2021 Pediatrics Psychiatry
Excessive exposure to television or mobile phone screens for children less than five years old could have adverse effects on their development, suggested a study by Chennai-based researchers, published in PLOS One. The researchers evaluated the performance of children...Read more »
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Male sex, older age linked with risk of antibiotic failure in pneumonia

19th October 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Public Health
According to a secondary analysis of a randomized trial, two factors have been found to be associated with a greater risk for antibiotic failure in clinically stable patients hospitalized with community...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner


Is it ethical for a doctor to publically endorse any drug or product?

19th October 2021
Section 6.8.1 (h) of the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) (Amendment) Regulations, 2009 - Part-I outlines the guidelines on endorsement: “A medical practitioner shall not endorse any drug or product of the industry publically...Read more »

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