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Dr KK Aggarwal
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1st May 2013, Wednesday

Amiodarone linked to Cancer Risk in Men

The risk of cancer is increased in men taking amiodarone particularly in those with extensive exposure to the drug as per a retrospective study. Among men taking amiodarone, the risk for any cancer rose by almost 20% compared with the general population, according to Chia-Jen Liu, MD, of National Yang-Ming University Hospital in Yilan, Taiwan, and colleagues. And for men whose cumulative defined daily doses in a year exceeded 180, the risk was 46% higher the researchers reported online in Cancer.

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Over 1000 students trained in CPR 10 at
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Medical Council of India, Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Governors dt. 21-22.01.2013

14. Eligibility qualification for non-medical teachers in the subject of Anatomy, Physiology, Bio-Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Microbiology. The Board of Governors considered the agenda note and decided to delete the line "A non-medical approved medical M.Sc. qualification shall be a sufficient qualification for appointment as Lecturer in the subject concerned but for promotion to higher teaching post a candidate must possess the Ph.D. degree in the subject" before the tables for appointment of faculty members in the department of Anatomy, Physiology, Bio-Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Microbiology.

Similarly Board of Governors decided that the existing text which read as under:-

“In the departments of Community Medicine and Pharmacology, Lecturers in Statistics and Pharmacological Chemistry shall possess M.Sc. qualification in that particular subject from a recognized University” may be replaced with "In the departments of Community Medicine and Pharmacology, Lecturers in Statistics and Pharmacological Chemistry shall possess M.Sc. with Ph.D. qualification in that particular subject from a recognized University".

In prescribed qualification for various subjects where non-medical teachers can be appointed, one of the option M.Sc. (Med. Biochemistry) with D.Sc. (Med. Biochemistry). The Board of Governors decided to delete this option.

(a) The Board of Governors further decided that the amendment will come into effect from the date of notification.

(b) The faculty members who have been appointed before the publication of "Minimum Qualifications for Teachers in Medical Institutions Regulations, 1998"(amended), their appointment will be considered valid if they were appointed/promoted on the basis of the then prevailing rules of the Medical Council of India. Those faculty members after their retirements will also be considered eligible for the post from which they retired if otherwise eligible in terms of age of retirement.

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PIL for 50% non-doctors in medical councils

Kolkata: To make medical councils in India "unbiased" and "corruption-free", NGO People for Better Treatment (PBT) will file a public interest litigation (PIL) to get non-doctors into the council. "Every medical board in the US has 50 per cent non-doctors as members. In India, it is all a doctor's group. We are planning to bring a PIL soon on this," PBT president Dr Kunal Saha said here on Saturday. According to the US-based doctor, corruption in the medical fraternity can be prevented if India takes up initiatives that ensure professionals other than doctors are allowed to be a part of medical groups. "The Indian government has to understand why this shielding and corruption is happening because all are from the same fraternity," Dr Saha said. (IANS)

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Medical mistakes in Indian movies

Dear all, eMedinewS is starting a special series on ‘Medical mistakes in Indian movies’. We invite all our readers to share with us the following information:

  1. Scene/s where the image of the medical profession has been maligned in an unrealistic manner, or
  2. Scene/s where medical care and approach has been depicted incorrectly, or
  3. Scenes where the medical profession has been portrayed correctly.

Send us the clippings or description of the scenes. This would be a start to a special campaign to rebuild the image of the medical profession.

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

    Be Human Stop Child Abuse (Team IMA for CMAAO)



It is the failure to provide for the child's basic needs. Neglect can be physical, educational, or emotional.

  • Physical neglect includes not providing adequate food or clothing, appropriate medical care, supervision, or proper weather protection (heat or cold). It may also include abandonment.
  • Educational neglect includes failure to provide appropriate schooling or special educational needs, allowing excessive truancies.
  • Psychological neglect includes the lack of any emotional support and love, never attending to the child, substance abuse including allowing the child to participate in drug and alcohol use.

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    Valvular Heart Disease Update

Concurrent tricuspid valve surgery with chronic MR surgery

Concurrent tricuspid annuloplasty in patients undergoing mitral repair without mitral valve prolapse who have mild to moderate TR and tricuspid annular dilatation or pulmonary hypertension

(Experts: Dr Ganesh K Mani, Dr Yugal Mishra, Dr Deepak Khurana, Dr Rajesh Kaushish, Dr K S Rathor, Dr Sandeep Singh and Dr KK Aggarwal)

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(Contributed by Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Internal Medicine Alert

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the anti-seizure medication ezogabine can cause blue skin discoloration and eye abnormalities characterized by pigment changes in the retina.

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New diabetes guidelines have it both ways

A new guideline from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) calls for a tailored approach to treating type 2 diabetes while maintaining the use of an algorithm-based model. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Mediterranean diet eaten away by economic woes?

A trial subanalysis has observed that the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet come at a financial cost, which may be contributing to falling adherence even in the areas where the pattern of eating is traditional. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Patient photo reduces errors between x-ray image sets

Adding a photograph of a patient to an x-ray image increases the probability that radiologists will detect labeling errors without requiring any additional interpretation time. (Source: Medscape)

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Transvaginal ultrasound best to find ectopic pregnancy

Transvaginal sonography may be the single best diagnostic method to evaluate suspected ectopic pregnancy in women with abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Two-part treatment improves outlook for keratoconus

A combination of 2 cutting-edge corneal procedures might give some patients with forme fruste keratoconus something to smile about. The procedure pairs a femtosecond-laser assisted refractive surgery, called small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE), with intrastromal corneal crosslinking. (Source: Medscape)

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(Dr KK Aggarwal, Group Editor in Chief, IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinews)

Why AUM is recited before every mantra?

Aum is a complete Ashtanga Yoga in itself. Ashtanga Yoga is the basis of all yoga and was introduced by Yoga Sutras of Patanjali based on the Vedic teachings. Its eight limbs are Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharna, Dhayana and Samadhi.

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    Infertility Update (Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

How is D&C done?

Using special instruments, the doctor will slowly widen the opening to your uterus (cervix). Opening your cervix can cause cramping. If this procedure is performed in the doctor’s office, you will receive medications that numb your cervix and make it easier to open. After dilating (opening) the cervix (mouth of the womb), tissue from inside the uterus is removed with a scraping instrument (curette), a suction tube, or other specialized instruments.

    Tat Tvam Asi………and the Life Continues……

(Dr N K Bhatia, Medical Director, Mission Jan Jagriti Blood Bank)

What is reduced graft?

In a small baby, even the left lateral segment may be too large for the small size vessels that the patient has. Therefore, after removing a part of the liver (usually left lateral), a bench surgery i.e. surgery on the table is performed to reduce the weight and size and make it appropriate to the weight and needs of the child.

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The Gardener and his Garden

There was once an earnest gardener who loved his work and his produce. One day he was walking through his delightful garden and happened to notice a weed. The gardener was particularly tired so he decided to leave it.

The next day he had to leave to visit his relatives in another country for two weeks. When he came back, the back yard was covered in weeds and all his produce was dead!


Likewise, if we allow just one bad thought in our head and fail to remove it, it will sprout and instead of having to pick one weed, we will have too much to control.

If we destroy our negative thoughts, by allowing positive ones to grow, they will display in our personality like a beautiful garden.

That’s the power of positive thought. We are what our thoughts are. We should always entertain only good and positive thoughts in our mind and never give way for anything negative!

Be alert and conscious of your thoughts and pick out the weeds of your negative thoughts consciously and quickly, at the right moment.

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Dr. A K Gupta, Author of "RABIES - the worst death", Joint Secretary, Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India (APCRI)

Can the type of vaccine be interchanged during the course of IDRV?

As far as possible, the same vaccine should be used throughout a course of IDRV. However, in exigencies, the permitted vaccines are interchangeable.

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Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient with CKD wanted a cardiology reference.
Dr Bad: It’s not needed.
Dr Good: You should get it done.
Lesson: Chronic renal dysfunction alone is an independent risk factor for the development of coronary artery disease and for more severe coronary heart disease.

Make Sure

Situation: A foreigner with a single loose stool developed sepsis.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why were antibiotics not started in time?
Lesson: Make sure that all foreigners are diagnosed to be suffering from Traveler’s diarrhea even if there is one single loose motion.

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Happy is the man who can do only one thing; in doing it, he fulfills his destiny. Joseph Joubert

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Read this…………………

The nurse is aware that the following laboratory values support a diagnosis of pyelonephritis?

a. Myoglobinuria
b. Ketonuria
c. Pyuria
d. Low white blood cell (WBC) count

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Discharge instructions for a patient with a newly-placed pacemaker include avoiding:

a. Cellular phones
b. Contact sports
c. Cordless phones
d. Microwave ovens

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Contact sports

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Dr PK Sahu, Dr Kanta Jain.

Answer for 29th April Mind Teaser: c. Cerebral hyperemia

Correct answers received from: Dr Vineeta Pande, Dr Thakor Hitendrsinh G, Dr Jayashree Sen & Dr Bitaan Sen.

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A doctor had just bought a villa on the French Riviera, when met an old lawyer friend whom he hadn’t seen in years, and they started talking. The lawyer, as it turned out, owned a nearby villa. They discussed how they came to retire to the Riviera. “Remember that lousy office complex I bought?” asked the lawyer, “Well, it caught fire, and I retired here with the fire insurance proceeds. What are you doing here?” The doctor replied, “Remember that real estate I had in Mississippi? Well, the river overflowed, and here I am with the flood insurance proceeds. It’s amazing that we both ended up here in pretty much the same way.” “It sure is,” the lawyer replied, looking puzzled, “but I’m confused about one thing – how do you start a flood?”

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

What is poisoning from misuse of chemical products or medicines?

People who take someone else’s medicine may suffer harm if they take a medicine that is not meant for treating their condition or take the wrong dose. Women who take medicine to try to end a pregnancy are misusing the medicine and may poison themselves. Poisoning accidents can happen when safety warnings are ignored and chemicals are used in the wrong way. The following are illustrative:

  • Bleach containers usually contain a warning that bleach should not be mixed with any other cleaner. If people ignore the warning and use bleach with another household cleaner, they may be poisoned by the gases given off.
  • Accidental exposure to insecticides that are meant to be used on plants or buildings, may cause poisoning.
  • Sometimes people poison themselves by misusing medicines. They may take more than the doctor prescribed because they think, wrongly, that a larger dose will make them better more quickly.
  • Taking someone else’s medicine is also a kind of misuse.

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Over 1000 students trained in CPR 10 at Bal Bharati School

Giving the practical training at Bal Bharati School, Dwarka, Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Vice President (Elect) IMA said that the origin of CPR is well described in our mythology. Savitri fighting with Yamraj to save the life of Satyavan probably was the first example of CPR in the Vedic era.

Dr. Aggarwal who gave training to over 1000 school children said that every person should learn the Savitri CPR 10 Mantra “Marne ke dus minute ke bheetar (jitna jaldi utna behtar) kam se kam agle dus minute tak (jitni der tak ho utna behtar) apni chhati peetne ke badle mare hue vyakti ki chhati peeto”.

Because of this mantra, many lives have been saved in the past few months said.

Eighty percent of sudden cardiac deaths can be revived if the bystander learns CPR 10 and performs CPR 10 on a dead person within 10 minutes of death. Remember, in 10 minutes the victim cannot be taken to the hospital or a doctor may not be able to reach the victim’s site.

About HCFI: The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on” Hands only CPR” of 46674 people since 1st November 2012.

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