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  From the Desk of Editor–in–Chief
Dr KK Aggarwal

Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee
Dr KK Aggarwal
President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist and Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy; Hony Director IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08–09); Hony Finance Secretary National IMA (07–08); Chairman IMA Academy of Medical Specialties (06–07); President Delhi Medical Association (05–06), President IMA New Delhi Branch (94–95, 02–04); Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications & Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR

 
  Editorial …

1st April, 2011, Friday                                eMedinewS Presents Audio News of the Day

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Blood test may predict diabetes risk

Scientists have identified 5 molecules in the blood that can foretell diabetes risk years before typical signs of the disease appear. The finding might help to identify at–risk people who could take steps to delay or halt the disease.

Drs. Thomas J. Wang and Robert E. Gerszten and their colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston University analyzed blood samples gathered as part of the Framingham Offspring Study, a long–term community–based study sponsored by NIH’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The new analysis was funded in part by NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Of more than 2,400 participants with no signs of diabetes in the early 1990s, about 200 went on to develop type 2 diabetes during the 12 years of follow–up. The original blood samples from this latter group were analyzed and compared to samples from age–matched participants who did not develop diabetes but had similar risk factors. The scientists used an approach called metabolomics, which focuses on the unique mix of chemicals, called metabolites that reactions throughout the body leave behind. These chemical fingerprints can provide clues to the body’s health. The researchers used new technologies to rapidly measure the levels of 61 amino acids and other metabolites in the blood samples. The results were reported in the March 20, 2011, advance online edition of Nature Medicine.

The researchers found that elevated levels of 5 amino acids—isoleucine, leucine, valine, tyrosine and phenylalanine—seemed to predict a future diagnosis of diabetes. High levels of these amino acids were detected up to 12 years before onset of disease. Further analysis showed that a combination of 3 amino acids was an even better predictor of diabetes risk. The scientists confirmed their results by analyzing blood samples from more than 300 participants in an independent study of cancer and diet.

Even in participants closely matched for traditional risks factors, such as obesity, these amino acid levels could help differentiate people at greatest risk. Participants with the highest levels of the 3 most predictive amino acids were 4 to 5 times more likely to develop diabetes than those with the lowest levels.

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 Pediatric Echo

Dr Savitri Srivastava Speaks on
‘Neonates referred as severe PAH’

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    Photo Feature (From HCFI Photo Gallery)

Medifinance Conference On Portfolio Management for Doctors and update on Budget 2011

Large number of doctors took active participation in the recently concluded Medifinance Conference organized at Auditorium, Delhi TB Association, Lodhi Road, New Delhi on 13th March 2011.

 
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    National News

Schools and colleges to check tobacco sale

NEW DELHI: Tobacco usage by students not only creates health hazards but also develops criminal instincts in them. The Delhi high court said this on Wednesday, asking all educational institutions in the capital to check the sale of tobacco in their vicinity. The division bench of chief justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna said passive smoking is as dangerous as active smoking and can cause serious health hazards among children. The court also asked Delhi University to issue directions to its colleges to appoint nodal officers to ensure no tobacco outlet is found within a 100-yard radius of the campuses. HC made it clear that the order extends to professional colleges, too. To create awareness among sellers about the law, and to educate students about the diseases caused by tobacco consumption, the court directed the chief secretary of Delhi, in consultation with the ministry of health and family welfare to give wider publicity in print and electronic media. The HC directions came after an NGO, World Lung Foundation, petitioned the court, alleging that COTPA was not implemented in true spirit. The Act covers prohibition of advertisement and regulation of trade and commerce, production, supply and distribution of tobacco products, the NGO said. (Source: TOI, Mar 31, 2011)

Certificate courses in 2D and 3D Echocardiography/Fellowship Diploma in non invasive cardiology: Contact Dr KK Aggarwal, Moolchand Medcity, email: emedinews@gmail.com

 
    International News

(Contributed by Rajat Bhatnagar, International Sports & Fitness Distribution, LLC )

Moisturize

Drinking water is important, but applying moisture directly to the skin can do wonders for your appearance. Many simple lotions put moisture into the skin, but glycerin actually helps draw water from the air to keep your skin hydrated long after you’ve applied it. Glycerin is one of the main ingredients in Ageless Renewal Serum, helping your skin stay moisturized throughout the day even in the driest conditions.

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Experts offer opposing views on donor kidney market

Transplant nephrologist Benjamin Hippen, MD, of the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, writes, People who need kidneys are dying unnecessarily, and an organ market would save lives. Francis Delmonico, MD, director of renal transplantation at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the medical director of the New England Organ Bank says an organ market would exploit the world's poor and set the precedent for medical transplant tourism that puts everyone at risk.

Counting carbohydrates may benefit type 1 diabetes patients on insulin pump therapy

According to a study published online March 4 in the journal Diabetes Care, it may be beneficial for type 1 diabetes patients who use an insulin pump to count carbohydrates.

Nicotine may pose harm to diabetes patients by raising blood sugar levels

Nicotine in cigarettes may be even more deadly for people who have diabetes, according to findings presented at an American Chemical Society meeting in Anaheim, California.

 
    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A pregnant lady developed amniotic fluid embolism syndrome (AFES).
Dr Bad: It’s a self–limiting disease.
Dr Good: Give symptomatic treatment.
Lesson: There is no specific treatment for AFES. The goal of therapy is to correct hypoxemia and hypotension, so that ischemic consequences (e.g., hypoxic brain injury, acute kidney injury) in the mother are prevented and adequate oxygen delivery to the fetus is ensured. This may require mechanical ventilation, vasopressors, inotropes, intravenous fluids, and blood products.

Make Sure

Situation: A patient with hiatus hernia developed severe symptoms after eating a ‘Paan’.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was he given a peppermint?
Lesson: Make sure patients with reflex esophagitis are not given any food which can relax GI sphincter.

 
    An Inspirational Story

(Dr Prachi Garg)

Tess’ Miracle

Tess was a precocious eight year old when she heard her Mom and Dad talking about her little brother, Andrew. All she knew was that he was very sick and they were completely out of money. They were moving to an apartment complex next month because Daddy didn’t have the money for the doctor bills and the house. Only a very costly surgery could save him now and it looked that there was no–one to loan them the money. She heard Daddy say to her tearful Mother with whispered desperation, "Only a miracle can save him now." Tess went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet. She poured all the change out on the floor and counted three times, even. The total had to be exactly perfect. No chance here for mistakes.

Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap, she slipped out the back door and made her way 6 blocks to Rexall’s Drug Store with the big red Indian Chief sign above the door. She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some attention but he was too busy at this moment. Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise. She cleared her throat with the most disgusting sound, she finally she took a quarter from her jar and banged. That did it! "And what do you want?" the pharmacist asked in an annoyed tone of voice. "I’m talking to my brother from Chicago whom I haven’t seen in ages," he said without waiting for a reply to his question.

"Well, I want to talk to you about my brother," Tess answered back in the same annoyed tone. "He’s really, really sick…and I want to buy a miracle." "I beg your pardon?" said the pharmacist. "His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and my Daddy says only a miracle can save him now. So how much does a miracle cost?" "We don’t sell miracles here, little girl. I’m sorry but I can’t help you," the pharmacist said, softening a little. "Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn’t enough, I will get the rest. Just tell me how much it costs."

The pharmacist’s brother was a well dressed man. He stooped down and asked the little girl, "What kind of a miracle does your brother need? "I don’t know," Tess replied with her eyes welling up. "I just know he’s really sick and Mommy says he needs an operation. But my Daddy can’t pay for it, so I want to use my money. "How much do you have?" asked the man from Chicago. "One dollar and eleven cents," Tess answered barely audibly. "And it’s all the money I have, but I can get some more if I need to." Well, what a coincidence," smiled the man. "A dollar and eleven cents – the exact price of a miracle for little brothers."

He took her money in one hand and with the other hand he grasped her mitten and said "Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet your parents. Let’s see if I have the kind of miracle you need." That well dressed man was Dr. Carlton Armstrong, a surgeon, specializing in neurosurgery. The operation was completed without charge and it wasn’t long until Andrew was home again and doing well.

Mom and Dad were happily talking about the chain of events that had led them to this place. "That surgery," her Mom whispered. "was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost?" Tess smiled. She knew exactly how much a miracle cost… one dollar and eleven cents …… plus the faith of a little child.

 
    Infertility Update

(Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Director Precious Baby Foundation)

What are the precautions to be taken after the IVF procedure?

The procedure demands no special precautions, but strenuous activity should be avoided. We advise the patients to be mentally and physically relaxed as much as possible. You can return to work if you wish, but first choose to have a few days rest.

 
    Hepatology Update

Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity)

Is there any increased risk of epilepsy in children with febrile seizures later in life?

Self–limited generalized convulsion lasting less than 15 minutes is not associated with any long–term effects on brain function or intelligence. If more than a single febrile seizure in a life time, caregiver can be informed that the risk of a child developing this condition after a single simple febrile seizures is very low. In the large British birth cohort study, the background rate of epilepsy was 0.4% by 10 years of age. Children who had a simple febrile seizure had 1% risk. Although this represents a significantly increased relative risk, the overall prevalence remains low. To emphasize this, parents can be told that there is a 99% chance that their child will not have epilepsy.

 
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    Rabies Update

DR.A.K.GUPTA, Author of "RABIES – the worst death"

What is a fixed virus?

Fixed virus is a type of rabies virus which is an attenuated street virus, least virulent, and has a fixed short incubation period of 5–9 days. It is used as seed virus for manufacturing rabies vaccines.

Can "major surgery" be conducted after the dog bite?

Generally, there is no contraindication for any surgery along with antirabies treatment. A full course of antirabies vaccine including RIGs may be given, irrespective of surgery or other procedures.

Can the animal bite wounds be cauterized?

Avoid cauterization of animal bite wounds. It amounts to malpractice and the doctor can be sued for compensation under COPRA.

 
    Medicolegal Update

(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)

Sudden Cardiac arrest

Some people confuse sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) with a heart attack. They are by no means the same.

  • 19 cases of SCA has been examined and certified by me in AIIMS in the year 2010 where defibrillator was not used prior to fatality.
  • A heart attack, caused by blockage of the arteries, the victim feels severe chest pains but almost always remains conscious.
  • SCA victims will always lose consciousness. SCA is the result of a "ventricular fibrillation" a quivering of the heart which prevents the heart muscle from pumping blood to the body. To overcome this condition, the victim will need various forms of help in order to survive
  • The most important of which may well be the assistance of a defibrillator.
  • Each minute that passes without defibrillation decreases the victim’s survival chances by 10–20%.
  • When a defibrillator is used, it in effect kicks the heart muscle into action again, causing it to resume sending blood throughout the body.
  • A defibrillator is a machine used to shock the victim’s heart and restore the heart’s normal rhythmic patterns
 
    Legal Question of the Day

(Dr M C Gupta, Advocate)

Q. I am the secretary of an IMA branch. The branch has been carrying on its activities from a piece of land on which we have no clear title and its ownership is in dispute. In 1998, the then Chief Minister allocated this piece of land to the IMA but no concrete paper work could be done till now. The District Collector has sent a notice to vacate this land failing which I would be jailed. My queries are:

  • How should we proceed?
  • Can I be held responsible for an offence committed by my predecessors?

Ans.

  • It appears that the IMA has been in undisputed possession for 22 years. If that is so, it is not easy to dispossess you. You should consult a good advocate dealing with property matters locally and show him all the necessary papers and get his professional advice against payment of fees.
  • It is clear that:
    • You cannot be jailed without due process of law.
    • Crime under IPC is a personal offence. B cannot be punished for crime done by A.
    • You do not possess the land in your personal capacity. If the land was allocated/has been in possession of IMA, no personal liability attaches to you. The defendant would be the IMA as an Association, not you as an individual. You may be answerable only in an institutional capacity as an office holder of the association.
    • It is difficult to believe any DM would write to you that if you don’t vacate the land, you would be jailed. Maybe facts are not exactly as you have stated.
 
    Obesity Update

Dr. Parveen Bhatia and Dr. Pulkit Nandwani

Are there any special precautions to be taken while performing exercises?

  • Gradually increase the duration and intensity of the exercises.
  • Because jogging may overstress the knees and hips, it is not typically recommended for the obese.
  • Obese people are very susceptible to dehydration and should frequently drink fluids before, during and after exercise.
  • Because they are less adaptable to temperature changes, obese people should wear light clothing that allows for heat exchange.
  • Slow down or stop if you experience any of the following health warning signs: chest pains, shortness of breath, pain in the neck or jaw, palpitations, major muscle or joint pain, nausea or vomiting or excess fatigue.

Flexibility, Balance and Mobility

  • Only do stretches after the body has warmed up, such as after a walk.
  • Perform stretches for all major muscles, such as legs, chest, back and shoulders. This exercise can be performed daily or at least four times per week.
  • Perform all stretches in a slow and controlled manner. Hold all of the stretches for 10–30 seconds without bouncing/jerking.
  • Do stretches while standing, modifying the stretches to suit your comfort level.
 
    Head Injury Update

Dr Shameem Ahmed, Dr Atanu Borthakur, Dr Sajida Sultana, Dr Shabbir Khan. Dept. of Trauma and Neurosurgery, Hayat Hospital, Guwahati, Assam.

The number of vehicles in India is 1% of world vehicle, while number of accidents is 16% of all accidents in the world. Among these, 40 % deaths occur on highway; 40% deaths occur during transport and 20% die in hospital wards.

 
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

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Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: buckDROPet
Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser:
Drop in the bucket

Correct answers received from: Dr T. Samraj, Dr Rajshree Aggarwal, Dr Rakesh Bhasin, Dr K Raju, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr N C Prajapati, Dr Nandini Kapoor, Dr Neelam Nath, Dr Rashmi Chhibber, Dr Anil Bairaria, Dr Anupam Sethi Malhotra, Dr Neeraj Sharma, Dr Meera Rekhari, Dr S Mehndiratta

Answer for 28th March Mind Teaser: Sit down and shut up
Correct answers received from: Dr Shubha Laxmi Margekar, Dr S. Upadhyaya, Dr Sandeep Thadani

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

 
    Laugh a While

(Dr.Veena Aggarwal)

The Leave Application

From an employee who was performing the “mundan” ceremony of his 10 year old son: “as I want to shave my son’s head, please leave me for two days..”

 
    Useful Website

(Dr Surendernikhil Gupta)

KidSurvival

Cervical Human Papillomavirus Prevalence Over 5 Continents

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=336

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Calcium

Hypocalcemia

  • Hypocalcemia must be interpreted in relation to serum albumin concentration (Some laboratories report a "corrected calcium" or "adjusted calcium" which relate the calcium assay to a normal albumin. The normal albumin, and hence the calculation, varies from laboratory to laboratory).
  • True decrease in the physiologically active ionized form of Ca++ occurs in many situations, including hypoparathyroidism, vitamin D deficiency, chronic renal failure, magnesium deficiency, prolonged anticonvulsant therapy, acute pancreatitis, massive transfusion, alcoholism, etc. Drugs producing hypocalcemia include most diuretics, estrogens, fluorides, glucose, insulin, excessive laxatives, magnesium salts, methicillin, and phosphates.
 
    Medi Finance Update

(Dr GM Singh)

What can I do if I am unable to get the TDS certificate (Form-16 or 16A)?

It is the duty of every person deducting tax to issue TDS certificate. In spite of your asking if you are denied the certificate then there is a chance that the tax deducted has not been deposited by the deductor to the government account. Please inform the department [PRO or TDS section] which will then do the needful.

 
    Drug Update

List of approved drugs from 01.01.2010 to 31.8.2010

Drug Name
Indication
DCI Approval Date
Telmisartan tablet 20/40/80 mg (Additional indication)
For the prevention of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patient 55 years older at high risk of cardiovascular disease
14/05/2010
 
    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

Eye care

As of December 2009, the shortage of 0.5% erythromycin ophthalmic ointment in the United States had resolved with the production of sufficient quantities to meet the demand for neonatal ocular prophylaxis.

(Dr Vinay Sakhuja)

Latin Quotes

Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit

Self control is the most necessary qualification of a leader of men. It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.

 
  Quote of the Day

(Dr Vasant Shenoy)

Whenever you want to know how rich you are, never count your currency. Just try to drop a Tear and count how many hands reach out to WIPE it. That’s true richness.

 
    Readers Responses

1. Dear Dr Aggarwal, I enjoy reading emedinews everyday on my Blackberry, though content is truncated due to large file. Best wishes: Raminder Hazuria.
2. Dear Dr K K Aggarwal, Salutations for great service to medical fraternity. I suggest an opinion column on MedicoSocial issues and also other relevant issues on National or international medico-social interests. Like in today's edition. I think the term Allopathic doctors is not an approved term for modern medicine doctor. I am told that this Allopathic word has been given by Homeopaths. Regarding evidence based medicine you have correctly written that meta analysis or randomized controlled trials can be termed as evidence based medicine. In other branches of medical practice like Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, spiritual therapy and many others are based on individual observations and local social standing of practitioner. Please give opinion of eminent people in respective field to integrate the system to alleviate the Human physical suffering in era of consumerism. With kind regards: Dr B K Singh, Airports Authority of India.

 
    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

Summer precautions

With the start of summer, disorders like heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, typhoid, jaundice and diarrhea become common and most can be prevented, said Dr. KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee and President, Heart Care Foundation of India. Heat disorders are caused by too much heat production or by too little heat loss.

Do’s and Don’ts

  1. Strenuous exertion in a very hot environment should be avoided.
  2. When exertion in a hot environment cannot be avoided, drinking plenty of fluids and frequently cooling the skin can help keep body temperature near normal.
  3. Walking is a necessity for heart patients and the same should be continued even during peak summer but the timing should be so chosen that peak heat periods are avoided. One can walk early in the morning or late in the evening.
  4. People taking anti-allergic pills should take special precautions as they are more likely to develop heat stroke.
  5. The best summer dress is light, loose-fitting clothing made of cloth that breathes such as cotton.
  6. Fluids and salts lost through sweating can be replaced by consuming lightly salted foods and beverages, such as salted lemon water.
  7. To replace adequate amounts of fluids, drinking must continue even after thirst is quenched.
  8. People engaged in outdoor activities who drink large quantities of water may dilute the sodium in the blood. Consuming salt can alleviate this problem.
  9. Enclosed, poorly ventilated spaces, such as a car, can heat up rapidly. In hot weather, the interior of a closed car can heat from 80 to 120°F in 15 minutes. Children and pets should never be left in such an environment, even for a few minutes.
  10. Maintain food and water hygiene during this season.
  11. Do not eat cut open fruits and vegetables.
  12. Do not eat left over food of more than 2 hours duration at room temperature.
  13. Remember the formula cook it, boil it, peel it, heat it or forget it.
 
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    Situation Vacant

Vacancy for a post of Consultant in Pediatric ICU at Medanta – The Medicity Hospital, Sector –38, Gurgaon.
Interested candidates may please contact: drneelam@yahoo.com/9811043475.

*Eligibility: Post MD/DNB/DCH

 
    Forthcoming Events

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Sunday 3rd April, 2011; World Fellowships of Religions and Perfect Health Parade First ever Conference which will talk about science behind all Religions, Dharmas and Pathies under one roof on Global Warming, Ethnic Crises, How to be Healthy
Venue: Maulana Azad Medical College Auditorium, New Delhi;Time: 8 AM – 4 PM.
Parade through tableaus to be flagged off at 10 am from outside MAMC to move till 5 pm on different predefined routes in Delhi to create awareness about health matters.
Parade Route: Vikas Marg – Shahdara – Seemapuri – Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital – Seelampur Pusta – Gandhinagar, to ISBT Kashmiri Gate – Civil Lines – Delhi University North Campus – Azadpur – Punjabi Bagh – Mayapuri – Raja Garden – Janakpuri – Tilak Nagar – Tihar Jail Road – Delhi Cantt. – R.K Puram – Munirka – IIT Gate – Panchsheel Park – Chirag Delhi Flyover – Nehru Place – Modi Mill Flyover – Ashram – Nizamuddin – Sunder Nagar – Pragati Maidan – ITO – finally culminate at Maulana Azad Medical College at 4pm.
Full day conference on ethnic crisis and global warming. Pre lunch session to be addressed by religious representatives who would talk on what each religion has to say. Post lunch to be addressed by doctors from all streams of medicinal practice (allopathy, ISM) Register: rekhapapola@gmail.com

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April 16-17, 2011, National Conference on Gynae–Endocrinology-2011 under aegis of FOGSI, ICOG and AOGD, Focus on newer advances in management of endocrinal problems in gynaecology with emphasis on PCOS, hyperprolactinemia, amenorrhoea, hormonal contraception. Gyne– endocrinology is a topic of high importance especially for practitioner. Detailed programme http://www.aiims.edu and http://www.aiims.ac.in
For details please contact: Prof Alka Kriplani, Organizing Chairperson, 9810828717 kriplanialka@gmail.com / Dr Nutan Agarwal, Organizing Secretary, 9810107464/9868397310 nutan.agarwal1@gmail.com Click

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May 7-8, 2011, National Seminar On Stress Prevention
A Stress Prevention Residential Seminar cum spiritual retreat with Dr KK Aggarwal and Experts from Brahma Kumaris.
Co–organizers: eMedinews, Brahma Kumaris, Heart Care Foundation of India, IMA New Delhi Branch and IMA Janak Puri Branch, IMSA (Delhi Chapter)
Venue: Om Shanti Retreat Centre, National Highway 8, Bilaspur Chowk, Pataudi Road, Near Manesar. Timings: Saturday 7th May (2 pm onwards) and Sunday 8th May (7 am–4 pm). There will be no registration charges, limited rooms, kindly book in advance; stay and food (satvik) will be provided. Voluntary contributions welcome.
For booking e–mail and SMS to Dr KK Aggarwal: 9899974439, emedinews@gmail.com, rekhapapola@gmail.com; BK Sapna: 9811796962, bksapna@hotmail.com

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April 16–17, 2011, National Conference on Gynae–Endocrinology–2011 under aegis of FOGSI, ICOG and AOGD , Focus on newer advances in management of endocrinal problems in gynaecology with emphasis on PCOS, hyperprolactinemia, amenorrhoea, hormonal contraception. Gyne– endocrinology is a topic of high importance especially for practitioner. Detailed programme http://www.aiims.edu and http://www.aiims.ac.in
For details please contact: Prof Alka Kriplani, Organizing Chairperson, 9810828717 kriplanialka@gmail.com/Dr Nutan Agarwal, organizing Secretary, 9810107464/9868397310 nutan.agarwal1@gmail.com

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May 7–8, 2011, National Seminar On Stress Prevention
A Stress Prevention Residential Seminar cum spiritual retreat with Dr KK Aggarwal and Experts from Brahma Kumaris.
Co–organizers: eMedinews, Brahma Kumaris, Heart Care Foundation of India, IMA New Delhi Branch and IMA Janak Puri Branch, IMSA (Delhi Chapter)
Venue: Om Shanti Retreat Centre, National Highway 8, Bilaspur Chowk, Pataudi Road, Near Manesar.
Timings: Saturday 7th May (2 pm onwards) and Sunday 8th May (7 am–4 pm). There will be no registration charges, limited rooms, kindly book in advance; stay and food (satvik) will be provided. Voluntary contributions welcome. For booking e–mail and SMS to Dr KK Aggarwal: 9899974439, emedinews@gmail.com, rekhapapola@gmail.com; BK Sapna: 9811796962, bksapna@hotmail.com

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September 30 – October 02, 2011;XVIth World Congress on Cardiology, Echocardiography & Allied Imaging Techniques Venue: The Leela Kempinski, Delhi (NCR), September 29, 2011: A unique & highly educative Pre–Conference CME, International & national icons in the field of cardiology & echocardiography will form the teaching faculty.
Highlights of Pre – Conference CME: Case based learning experience & audience interaction, Maximum 250 delegates for CME will be accepted, who will be divided in 5 batches and will rotate to different halls every 90 minutes. The topics are:(A) Right heart pressures & functions (From basics to newer methods (RV anatomy, echo views, echo assessment of RV function, prognostic impact of RV function) (B) Carotid Doppler: How do I assess and interpret in my daily practice.: Technical tips (Anatomy of the vessel, views of ultrasound scanning, Normal & abnormal Doppler hemodynamics, how to measure IMT) (C) Valvular stenosis: Assessment, limitations and their solution: (Anatomy of the valves, 2–D findings of stenotic lesions, quantitation of lesion, limitations) (D) How do I assess and report ventricular dyssynchrony in my lab. (What is ventricular dyssynchrony, what are the types of dyssynchrony, in whom, when & why do we assess it, various echo methods to assess it ) (E) Live 3–D Echo: Protocol for acquisition. How to slice and get full information. Aim is that by end of the day, every participant is well conversant with all the topics
Dr (Col) S.K. Parashar, President, e–mail: drparashar@yahoo.com, Mob:09810146231/Dr Rakesh Gupta, Secretary General, email:jrop2001@yahoo.com, Mob:09811013246
worldcon2011@in.kyoni.com, www.worldcon2011.org

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