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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 …

3rd April, 2011, Sunday                                 eMedinewS Presents Audio News of the Day

View Photos and Videos of 2nd eMedinewS – Revisiting 2010

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India wins the world cup and celebrates Dewali Crackes in April

As expected and predicted India won the world cup in 21011 after a gap of 28  years. It was captain M S Dhoni who became the Hanuman of Kaliyuga to set the Lanka on fire with assistance from Gautan Gambhir.


Gambhir was the unlucky one when got out for 97 but by that time he had put India into a comfortable position.  Even when Sehwag and Tendulkar got out the country never looked back and were in trouble.  The run chase was comfortable, steady and smooth.
 

Yuvraj was rightly declared the man of the series with four man of the match awards.

Under Dhone India has won most of the tournaments. What is the secret? That is the Para sympathetic state of mind. Most of the cricketers live in the sympathetic states with period of anxiety and depression. In Bhagwat Gita Krishna described the stithpragya state of mind as the state where both loss and gains does not affect an individual. The same is represented by Lord Gnaesha s the broken and unbroken tooth.
 

The parasympathetic state was clear when he got is fifty and when Gautam was out at 97. There was no excitement or the depression in his face. Unlike Saurav Ganguli who used to dance on the ground and react, Dhoni is calm and steady. We saw another Dhoni in the game when Srisant showed his over sympathetic form and was fired for  runs all over.
 

May God give the Indian cricket more such laurels!

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    eMedinewS Audio PostCard

 Treating Diabetes Post 2010

Dr Ambrish Mithal Speaks on
‘Combination therapy in type 2 diabetes: Decision considerations’

Audio PostCard
 
    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

2nd eMedinewS Revisiting 2010: Doctor of the Year Award

Dr Pooja Garg, was conferred with the ‘eMedinewS Medical Statesman of the Year' Award in 2nd eMedinewS Revisiting 2010 at Maulana Azad Medical College on 9th January 2011.

 
Dr K K Aggarwal
 
    National News

New team takes charge

Amongst all controversies and court cases, the new President of DMA Dr. Vinod Khetrapal along with President–Elect Dr. Harish Gupta and Vice Presidents Dr Poddar and Dr. Bedi took over the reigns of DMA. The association will be run by a court appointed administrator till further orders. The elections of the secretary and other office bearers have been stayed by the civil judge. The next hearing is on 5th April. It is likely that the DMA may have to be run by the President as the matter is likely to get more complicated in times to come with both parties likely to approach High Court’s Single Bench, Double Bench and Supreme Court in due course of time.

There are fair chances that this year there may be no secretarial office at all in DMA with the President performing the jobs of both President and Secretary.

eMedinewS extends its best wishes to Dr Veena Aggarwal, Joint MD and Group Executive Editor, IJCP Group on her birthday. Celebrate and enjoy another year of your life.

May all your birthday dreams and wishes come true.

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)

Aerobic exercise improves cognitive function

As we all know, when people grow older, they become more at risk for neurocognitive decline and memory loss. According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, this could be related to an increase in the size of the hippocampus, the region of the brain that controls memory and cognitive function. As people age, the hippocampus loses volumes – typically 1% to 2% annually – which affects memory and could increase the risk for developing dementia, according to much research. However, this study shows that aerobic exercise actually causes the hippocampus to increase in size. The researchers used MRI to measure the effects of different types of exercise on the hippocampus. One group walked at a fast pace three times a week for 40 minutes, aiming for their target heart rate, while the other half did yoga and toning exercises (the members of this group did not reach a target heart rate). The hippocampus in walkers increased by 2% after a year of performing their exercise routine, and it shrank by 1.4% in the group that performed only toning exercises and yoga. The members of the aerobic exercise group also performed moderately better on memory tasks. These stunning results demonstrate the importance of fast–paced aerobic exercise, so encourage your aging loved ones to hit the gym and get their heart rate up with a walking program (just be sure that it is approved by their doctor!)

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

FDA panel says linking food coloring and hyper kids not supported

The FDA’s Food Advisory Committee has voted 11 to 3 that there is not enough evidence to conclude that artificial dyes used to color foods contribute to hyperactivity in children.

Type 2 diabetes/hyperglycemia risk loci associated with lipoprotein traits

According to a study published online in the journal Diabetes, several genetic risk loci for type 2 diabetes and hyperglycemia are also associated with lipoprotein traits.

One–third of Americans may not be getting enough vitamin D

About one–third of Americans are not getting enough vitamin D, according to a National Center for Health Statistics data brief released March 30 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 
    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A diabetic patient with metformin had GFR of 50 ml/min.
Dr. Myth: Stop metformin.
Dr. Fact: Continue metformin.
Lesson: Calculated or estimated GFR of more than 30 ml/min is a safe level of kidney function for the use of metformin.

Make Sure

Situation: A patient presents with recurrent scaling and itching of the scalp not responding to antikeratolytic agents.
Reaction: Oh my God! I forgot to prescribe antifungal agents.
Lesson: Make sure that patients with dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis are prescribed antifungal medications. Recent studies implicate pityrosporium yeast infection as the underlying cause.

 
    An Inspirational Story

(Dr Anupam Sethi Malhotra)

Brilliant statements about the way things really are !!!!

Most ‘First Class’ students get Technical seats, some become Doctors and some Engineers.

Those who get a ‘Second Class’, pass the MBA, become Administrators and control the ‘First Class.’

The ‘Third Class’ passes, enters politics and becomes Ministers and controls both the above.

Last, but not the least, The ‘Failures’ join the underworld or Business and control all the above.

 
    Infertility Update

(Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Director Precious Baby Foundation)

How do you know that a lady has an ovarian problem?

An ovarian problem can be due to many factors. In a polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), the lady is usually overweight and has delayed periods. She has numerous maturing eggs; due to hormonal imbalance they are unable to mature regularly. In endometriosis, though the exact cause is not known, it has been postulated that some of the blood flow is slow and damages the tube and ovarian tissue. This leads to cyst formation and egg damage. The lady would present with pain, abdominal pain during periods, and pain during intercourse or irregular menstrual period. Ovarian pain may be due to lack of good quantity of eggs. A girl is born with a fixed number of eggs and by the time she reaches menopause, there are no eggs remaining on her reserve. About 10–15 years before menopause, she enters a phase called reduced ovarian reserve, where though she is menstruating regularly, the quantity of the eggs is poor with less or no chance of conception. Some time this happens many years prior to menopause, it is then called premature ovarian failure.

 
    Medicine Update

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

How do we diagnose obesity?

The diagnosis of obesity in adults is based on calculation of the BMI by dividing the weight in kilograms by the height in meters squared (kg/m2).

The calculated BMI can overestimate adiposity in trained athletes or muscular children, but it is generally recognized as the most reliable method to determine healthy and unhealthy adiposity. Other methods of determining adiposity are useful, but are either too expensive to be of practical use in a clinical setting (ultrasound, CT, MRI, DEXA, total body conductivity, air displacement plethysmography), require specialized training (skinfold thickness), have poor reproducibility (waist–hip ratios), or lack extensive normative data in children (bioelectric impedance analysis). Therefore, BMI in combination with clinical assessment is sufficient to make the diagnosis.

 
    Medicolegal Update

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

What is the Bolam Case?

If a doctor reaches the standard of a responsible body of medical opinion, he is not negligent

  • Mr Bolam was a voluntary patient at mental health institution run by the Friern Hospital Management Committee in United Kingdom. He agreed to undergo electro–convulsive therapy. He was not given any relaxant drugs, and his body was not restrained during the procedure. He flailed about violently before the procedure was stopped, and he suffered some nasty injuries, including fractures of the hip bone.
  • He sued the Committee for compensation. He argued they were negligent for not issuing relaxants/not restraining him/not warning him about the risks involved.
  • Judge noted that medical opinion was opposed to the use of relaxant drugs, and that manual restraints could sometimes increase the risk of fracture and it was the common practice of the profession to not warn patients of the risk of treatment when it is small unless they are asked.
  • In this case, the jury delivered a verdict in favor of the defendant hospital. Given the general medical opinions about what was acceptable electro–shock practice, they had not been negligent in the way they carried out the treatment.
  • That passage is quoted very frequently, and has served as the basic rule for professional negligence over the last fifty years.
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    Legal Question of the Day

(Dr M C Gupta, Advocate)

Q. Can an MBBS doctor do surgery?

Ans. This question has been answered by the Andhra Pradesh Medical Council as follows:
http://imaapstate.blogspot.com/2010/12/can–mbbs–doctor–do–surgery.html
Monday, December 6, 2010

CAN A MBBS DOCTOR DO SURGERY:–

The following is the excerpt of press note released by A.P. Medical Council.(courtesy: Dr. N. Kishore– Vice–Chairman–AP Medi Council)

This press meet is convened to clarify the stand of AP Medical Council on the controversial issue of can a MBBS Doctor do Surgeries.

  1. MBBS Degree itself says Bachelor of Surgery & Bachelor of Medicine.
  2. In the MBBS Course a student will have 6 months Surgical Ward posting and later Specialty Surgical Postings. In Houseman ship he is posted in Surgical Ward for 2 months & 1 month in Surgical Specialties.
  3. As per the curriculum, they are trained in minor Surgical Procedures, Obstetrics procedures.
  4. The National Consumer Forum found fault with the Doctor because he falsely claimed that he is M.S. Surgeon in reality he was not a M.S. and did Major Surgical procedures causing damage to the patient.
  5. There is no controversy that a MBBS doctor should not do Major Surgical Procedures as pointed out by National Consumer Forum.

What Can an MBBS Doctor do:–

  1. He can do all the Minor Surgical Procedures for which he is trained in MBBS Course and Houseman Ship.
  2. He can do Deliveries and its related procedures as trained.
  3. He can do National Programmes like Tubectomies & Vasectomies.
  4. In emergencies if a qualified surgeon is not available in the near vicinity, as a life saving measures, he can do first aid and a Surgical Procedure based on his experience.
  5. He should not do Elective Major Surgical procedures and the care should be taken to refer to a nearby Hospital where a Surgeon/Gynecologist is available.

Entitleness of MBBS doctor to conduct surgeries vis-a–vis rule position as laid down in IMC Act 1956 and IMC Regulations 2002 as amended in 2004 & 2009

  1. There is no provision in IMC Act, 1956 which prohibits MBBS doctors to do surgeries. Surgery is a main subject during the 4 ½ years course of MBBS. During clinical postings, they treat surgical patients under the supervision of the Experts. During the 12 months period of compulsory rotating internship, the internees are posted at least for 2 months in Surgical Departments and they have to treat surgical patients during this period.
  2. The entitleness of registered Medical Practitioners is specified in Section –27 of IMC Act, 1956 as follows., "Subject to the conditions and registrations laid down in this Act, every person whose name is for the time being borne on the Indian Medical Register shall be entitled according to his qualifications to practice as a medical practitioner in any part of India".
  3. The Hon’ble Supreme Court’s Judgment in Poonam Verma Vs. Ashwini Patel case, has taken into consideration of the decision of Privy Council in the year 1937, reported as 1937 1 MLJ 197. In this case, the Hon’ble Supreme Court made an attempt to discuss the application of the doctrine "SIC UTERE LEO UT ALIENUM NON LAEDAS" in the practice of medicine. This means "so use your own that you harm another’s" (AIR 1996 SC 2111). This refers to the practice of medicine by unqualified persons.
  4. In all cases where allegations were made against doctors for their negligence, the Hon’ble High Courts or National Commission or Supreme Court expressed the view that a doctor is not negligent when he has observed standard protocols during the course of his practice.
  5. In all cases, the Constitutional Courts or the State Commissions or National Commission have taken into consideration of the provisions of IMC Act 1956, IMC Regulations, 2002 together with Consumer Protection Act, 1986 having due regard to the facts and circumstances of the case.
  6. The Principle laid down by Hon’ble Supreme Court in Baldeo Raj Vs Urmila Kumari (AIR 1979 SC 879) is "The practitioner may not have specialized in the branch of medical treatment of women’s disease, but her knowledge of midwifery as an obstetrician proved to be of the high order in the case itself". In this case Hon’ble Supreme Court reversed the finding of Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court, which had held that "as the practitioner is question has not a special study on the subject and as such she cannot be considered as an expert and her evidence is not admissible".
 
    Obesity Update

Dr. Parveen Bhatia and Dr. Pulkit Nandwani

Obesity in Women

Effects of obesity on fertility and pregnancy

Obesity causes a great incidence of reproductive related disorders, breast cancer, cervical cancer, uterus cancer and ovarian cancer, infertility and reproductive endocrinologic problems. Obesity lowers the chances of fertility due to anovulation. Even when undergoing infertility treatment, chances of conceiving are less as compared to normal weight women. There is a higher requirement of Gonadotropin injections and more chances of cycle cancellation or postponement.

  • Preeclampsia is a problem associated with increased blood pressure during pregnancy. This is four to five times more likely to occur in an obese pregnant woman.
  • Stillbirths are also two to three times more likely to occur in an obese pregnant woman.
  • Being overweight reduces the chances of natural conception, increases the risk of miscarriage, pregnancy complications and congenital anomalies.
  • The safety of fertility procedures will also decrease. For instance, the ability to observe the ovaries on ultrasound scan or the condition of secure anesthesia reduces.
  • There are negative long–term health effects on you and your child.
  • Obesity leads to infertility, which can be the result of irregular periods and frequent anovular cycles.
  • Obesity results in polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  • After the child birth, obese woman will experience endometrial infection, urinary incontinence and urinary tract infection.

An obese woman after undergoing bariatric surgery finds it easier to become pregnant and have a successful pregnancy.

 
    Head Injury Update

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

Management of head injury involves on–the–spot management, management during transport, management in casualty and finally management by a trained neurosurgeon. Golden hour is the time for beneficial intervention but in most is by and large lost.

 
    eQuiz

Read this …………………
(Dr GM Singh)

Which of the following is true:
A. Humoral immune response is strong after HPV infection.
B. Anti–HPV antibodies are type specific with little or no cross reactivity.
C. Antibodies eradicate established infection.
D. Persistence of the high risk HPV types is not required for the development of cervical cancers.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: HARM good
                                    

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser:
More harm than good

Correct answers received from: Dr Rakesh Bhasin, Dr Sudipto Samaddar, Dr YJ Vasavada, Dr NC Prajapati, Dr Nandini Kapoor, Dr Shirish Singhal, Dr Neelam Nath, Dr Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai.

Answer for 1st April Mind Teaser: Two–timer
Correct answers received from: Dr Anupam, Dr Prachi, Dr Pooja

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

 
    Laugh a While

(Dr Veena Aggarwal)

The Leave Application

An employee applied for half day leave as follows: "Since I’ve to go to the cremation ground at
10 O’ clock and I may not return, please grant me half day casual leave"

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)

  • Increased serum alkaline phosphatase is seen in states of increased osteoblastic activity (hyperparathyroidism, osteomalacia, primary and metastatic neoplasms), hepatobiliary diseases characterized by some degree of intra– or extrahepatic cholestasis, and in sepsis, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, and thyrotoxicosis. Isoenzyme determination may help determine the organ/tissue responsible for an alkaline phosphatase elevation.
  • Decreased serum alkaline phosphatase may not be clinically significant. However, decreased serum levels have been observed in hypothyroidism, scurvy, kwashiorkor, achrondroplastic dwarfism, deposition of radioactive materials in bone, and in the rare genetic condition, hypophosphatasia.
 
    Medi Finance Update

(Dr GM Singh)

If the employer does not deduct tax and employee also does not pay his due tax, who will be held responsible for tax payment?

The ultimate responsibility to pay tax rests on the person who has earned income. Thus, ultimately the employee is responsible to pay the taxes and interest for delay in such payment (if any). However, the employer will be liable for interest and penalty for failure to deduct tax.

 
    Drug Update

List of approved drugs from 01.01.2010 to 31.8.2010

Drug Name

Indication

DCI Approval Date

Cross linked Hyaluronic Acid 24mg + Lidocaine 3mg Pre-filled syringes

For filling any medium sized depression of the skin via mid dermis injection as well as for lip definition. The presence
of lidocaine is meant to reduce the patients' pain
during the treatment

28/05/2010

 
    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

Improved Monitoring During Pediatric Interfacility Transport trial

The Improved Monitoring During Pediatric Interfacility Transport trial concluded that improved monitoring during pediatric transport has the potential to improve outcomes of critically ill children. This trial was the first randomized controlled trial in the out–of–hospital pediatric transport environment. It was designed to determine the impact of improved blood pressure monitoring during pediatric interfacility transport and the effect on clinical outcomes in patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome and moderate–to–severe head trauma.

(Dr Vinay Sakhuja)

Latin Quotes

Abu no disce omnes

From one learn all. (All learn from one)

 
  Quote of the Day

(Dr Vasant Shenoy)

Never change your originality for the sake of others, because no one can play your role better than you. So be yourself, because whatever you are, YOU are the best.

 
    Readers Responses
  1. Dr.K K Aggarwal, We enjoy reading emedinews daily, thank you very much. The attached file has "The 1 Minute Laugh" stuff to share with your readers. Carry on the good work, Warm Regards: Dr. Santosh Sahi.
  2. Dear sir, I have read the suggestions of Dr.Kunal Das about the IMA insurance. I would like to bring to your kind notice that National IMA has beneficial schemes for its members and almost all states except small states have different schemes for the benefit of its members e.g.:– National Social Security Scheme, National Professional Protection Scheme and State level Social Security Schemes (Kerala has SSS I & II + Senior Social Security Scheme as SSSS–III for those who have crossed 55 years age total amount of benefit Rs 30 lakhs; Health insurance scheme – benefit of
    1 lakh coverage at present; Pension Scheme, Mutual Benefit Scheme etc). If at all wanted, accident claim can be started. IMA is the only association which looks after its members, fights against litigation, protects family members and also safeguards monetarily. The only thing is that you have to make use of it: Dr. Alex Franklin, Hon. Secretary IMA NPP
  3. Respected sir, I am Manoj Bhatt from Almora, Uttarakhand. I have been passing yellow–colored urine since five years and also have loose motions. My LFTs and Endoscopy are normal. What can I do now? Please suggest. Regards: Manoj Bhatt

    Dr Neelam Mohan responds: If your liver function tests including bilirubin are normal then the yellow urine could be due to concentrated urine so take adequate liquids. But if bilirubin is increased and SGOT, SGPT are normal then it’s a different issue. Please get back in that case.
 
    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers )

11th Perfect Health Parade to earmark World Health Day 2011

A much needed health campaign, unique in many respects, was launched today by Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, and Dr S Y Quraishi, Chief Election Commissioner of India along with Guest of Honour, Shri Prithvi Raj Sawhney, Mayor of Delhi along with Heart Care Foundation of India and World Fellowship of Religions at Maulana Azad Medical College. The event is organised with various Departments of Government of Delhi with a view to improve the health and well-being of the people.

Eleventh in the series of annual Health Parades, this year the parade has focused on the health issues regarding "Ethnic Crisis", "Say No to Female Foeticide", "Science behind rituals" and "Global Warming".

The parade in the form of Tableaus will move around the city, from 9 am to 5 pm, creating awareness about various health aspects.

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri & Dr BC Roy National Awardee and President, Heart Care Foundation of India said that the parade will highlight the WHO’s theme for this year on antimicrobial resistance – "Antimicrobial resistance: no action today, no cure tomorrow." Dr Qureshi, spoke on issues that even Islam mentions the role of family planning and HIV prevention. We live in an era of medical breakthroughs with new wonder drugs available to treat conditions that a few decades ago, or even a few years ago, for example, in the case of HIV/AIDS, would have proved fatal.

 
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  Dil Ki Batein
 
    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

Fellowship in Knee & Shoulder Surgery, under Dr. J. Maheshwari, Knee & Shoulder Clinic and Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research. Duration I year. Minimum qualification: MS/DNB, Maximum age 30 years. 6 days a week. Will be associated with team consisting of Dr. Maheshwari, associate consultant and resident. Will be required to do a research project. Apply to drjmaheshwari@hotmail.com. Dr. J. Maheshwari, Knee & Shoulder Surgeon, Knee & Shoulder Clinic, East of Kailash,

 
    Forthcoming Events

eMedinewS Events: Register at emedinews@gmail.com

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 Bhadur 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

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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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