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Minutes of an International Weekly Meeting on COVID-19 held by the HCFI Dr KK Aggarwal Research Fund

Dr Veena Aggarwal, Consultant Womens’ Health, CMD and Editor-in-Chief, IJCP Group & Medtalks
17th January 2022
Multispeciality
Topic: COVID protocols followed by various countries
8th January, 2022, Saturday, 9.30am-11am
• Singapore: There are 2522 omicron cases in the country as of 6th January, 2022. This is because the country is opening up through VTL (vaccine travel lanes) with several countries including Europe. Out of these, only three required oxygen; no patient is in ICU. Compared to delta, where 30 would require oxygen, in ICU or died... Read more »
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Antiplatelet Therapy

Prof Robert Storey Sheffield, UK
17th January 2022 Multispeciality
• Long-term dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and ticagrelor reduces ischemic events with evidence of CV mortality reduction in those with highest ischemic risk who don’t have conditions associated with high bleeding risk (including anemia and prior hospitalization for bleeding). • De-escalation to ticagrelor monotherapy at 3 months post-PCI appears to be a good option if long-term ischemic and stent thrombosis risk is low or there is ongoing bleeding/high risk of bleeding... Read more »
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Alloveda

Survival from alcoholic hepatitis has not improved over time

17th January 2022 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
A study described the changes in survival in alcoholic hepatitis (AH) over time by examining randomized controlled trials (RCT) and observational studies (OS) in alcoholic hepatitis...Read more »
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Hypertension update

Management of Hypertension Using Combination Therapy

17th January 2022 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 »
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Gerd Update

Safety of ranitidine in elderly patients

17th January 2022 Gastroenterology
Sirgo and colleagues conducted a retrospective review of twenty one trials of ranitidine in acid peptic diseases to compare the adverse events in elderly patients – those aged 65 years of age and over – and nonelderly (< 65 years) patients. The dosage of ranitidine varied from from 150 ...Read more »
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Antiviral Therapy Update

Reduction in infectious sars-cov-2 in treatment study of covid-19 with molnupiravir

17th January 2022 Infectious Diseases
The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 viral variants is challenging current anti-viral and preventative strategies, including monoclonal antibodies and vaccines. Thus there is an urgent need for an easy to produce, distribute,...Read more »

News From All Specialities

Gene that Increases Risk of Dying From COVID-19 Discovered

17th January 2022 Pathology & Lab Medicine Public Health
Scientists in Poland have discovered a gene that is reported to increase the risk of severe illness, or even dying from COVID-19, by more than two-fold. The Health Ministry in Warsaw expects that the discovery will help identify individuals having the highest risk from the disease...Read more »
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Experimental drug targets COVID-19 from two directions

17th January 2022 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
In a new research, an experimental drug, originally being developed for the treatment of influenza, has shown promising results against SARS-CoV-2. The drug might protect against COVID-19 from two different directions, noted researchers. The drug, known as zapnometinib...Read more »
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Omicron variant less severe even for unvaccinated: South African study

17th January 2022 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Unvaccinated individuals infected with the Omicron variant may be less likely to develop severe illness and need hospital care or die, compared to the risk with previous variants, noted a South African study...Read more »
News From All Specialities

Masks Can Reduce Distance Airborne Pathogens Travel by More than Half

17th January 2022 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
According to a new study, face masks can reduce the distance that airborne pathogens, such as the coronavirus, can travel by more than half. Investigators employed specialized instruments to measure... Read more »
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Moderate exercise beneficial for people with early-stage Parkinson's disease: Study

17th January 2022 Internal Medicine Neurology
According to a new study published in the 'Neurology Journal', individuals with early-stage Parkinson's disease who regularly do one to two hours of moderate exercise twice a week, such as walking,...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Medicolegal

There can be a common consent for diagnostic and operative procedures if they are contemplated

17th January 2022
A common consent for diagnostic and operative procedures can be taken where they are contemplated, as per a judgement of the Supreme Court of India, in a case titled Samira Kohli vs. Dr. Prabha Manchanda ...Read more »

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