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Dr KK Aggarwal
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Today is World Health Day.

How to lead a healthy lifestyle?

  1. Lifestyle disorders are high blood pressure, diabetes, potbelly obesity, anxiety, depression, heart disease, paralysis, acidity and certain types of cancers.
  2. Faulty lifestyle means disobeying the laws of nature in terms of quality of diet, lack of exercise, not performing some rituals and not keeping the inner and outer environments clean.
  3. A healthy lifestyle includes obeying laws of nature and detoxifying the mind, body and soul on regular basis.
  4. Mental detoxification involves leaning pranayama, meditation, relaxation and exercises to reduce negativity from mind and filling up the mind with positivity. These include exercise like non violent communication, confession, distributing the gifts of appreciation and thinking differently.
  5. Physical detoxification includes learning principles of hygiene (respiratory, food, sexual, personal and water).
  6. Personal hygiene include Jal Neti and Panchkarma.
  7. One should remember the ‘Formula of 80’ to stay without heart attack upto the age of 80. This includes keeping lower blood pressure, pulse rate, bad cholesterol, heart rate, fasting sugar, abdominal circumference, all below the value of 80. For this, one should walk 80 minutes a day wherever possible with a speed of 80 steps per minute; do 80 cycles of Pranayama; clap 80 times in a day; smile or laugh 80 times in a day; not drinking or taking alcohol not more than 80 ml in day or 80gm in a week and to stop smoking because smoking may end up in a hospital bill of Rs. 80000.
  8. Pranayama involves learning the process of parasympathetic breathing which is breathing 4–5 per minutes for 20 times with or without chanting nasal sounds, twice a day.
  9. A proper diet involves having food with seven colors and six tastes and eating in moderation.
  10. The diet should have ‘zero’ transfat and low in refined carbohydrates i.e. cheeni, chawal and maida.
  11. At least once in a week, one should avoid carbohydrates–based cereals.
  12. One should follow the law of nature. If nature wanted us to eat mango in winter, mangoes would also grow in winter. Mango is the fruit to be consumed in summer.
  13. Similarly, if nature wanted us to eat coconut in Delhi, then coconut would have grown in Delhi. Coconut water is a treatment for humidity and will always grow in coastal areas.
  14. Indian rituals are so made so as to prevent lifestyle disorders. Weekly fast on Friday and eating Gur Chana prevented iron deficiency anemia in women.
  15. Sunbath in the months of Magh, Vaishakh and Kartik along with eating sesame seeds was to prevent Vitamin D deficiency.
  16. Weekly fast on any day was to avoid eating cereals at least once in a week so as to avoid metabolic syndrome.
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Treating Diabetes Post 2010

Dr Ambrish Mithal
Speaks on ‘Combination of gliptin and metformin’

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    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

8th Vishwa Dharma Sammelan

Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal presenting his vies in the recently concluding 8th Vishwa Dharam Sammelan. In the Photo: Invited Dharamgurus on the Stage.

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    National News

Licentiate exam for MBBS students by ‘13

VADODARA/ANAND: The Medical Council of India (MCI) may introduce licentiate examination for MBBS students before they qualify for their graduate degrees by 2013. Chairman of board of governors of MCI, Dr S K Sarin, told mediapersons on Sunday. "If the government agrees to the proposal, the licentiate examination to assess standards for an Indian Medical Graduate (IMG) could become optional from 2013. It may become mandatory from 2017," said Sarin, who was in Anand to attend the plenary session on the last day of three–day 'National Consultations on Reforms in Medical Education’ organized by the Pramukhswami Medical College at Karamsad. Through the proposed licentiate examination, MCI wants to standardize the output of graduate medical education in the country in the form of IMG. "Our objective to introduce this exam is to assess the minimum defined standards for a doctor passing out from any of the medical colleges in the country," said Sarin, admitting that MCI’s biggest challenge is to balance the need for more medical education with improvement in quality and standards. (Source: The Times of India, Apr 3, 2011)

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    International News

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

Bipartisan Policy Center launches nutrition and physical activity initiative

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), a DC think–tank whose mission is to find policy solutions that can be embraced by both sides of the aisle, has unveiled its new "Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative," a year-long study aimed at providing policy recommendations on removing obstacles to increased physical activity, improving nutrition education, promoting access to healthy food choices, and the role of institutional players and opportunities for partnerships between the public and private sectors. "I agreed to join this initiative because I believe that the link between healthy eating habits and nutrition and the need for physical activity is one that needs to be emphasized," said former Secretary of Health, Michael Leavitt, one of the leaders of the initiative. "There are many good private– and public–sector efforts happening, and many we hope could perhaps benefit and get a boost from the exposure and advancement this initiative might afford."

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Add cancer to health risks of diabetes: study

Diabetes is already linked to a number of complications, but emerging evidence suggests an increased risk of cancer can be added to that list. Women with diabetes have an 8 percent increased risk of developing cancer generally, while men with diabetes have a 9 percent higher risk when rates of prostate cancer were excluded from the calculation. The risk of dying from a cancer is also higher in people with diabetes –– 11 percent greater for women and 17 percent higher in men.

Allowing HIV–positive patients to donate organs may save lives

According to a study published March 28 in the American Journal of Transplantation, about 500 HIV–positive patients a year could get kidney or liver transplants within months instead of years if the US Congress reversed a law that forbids people with HIV from being organ donors after they die.

Children as young as 11 may show signs of future cardiovascular danger

According to two studies presented at a cardiology meeting, children as young as 11 show worrisome signs of future cardiovascular danger. In the first study involving 1,104 students, researchers found that 16% of the adolescents had low HDL cholesterol levels –– 40 mg/dL or less. A second study by the same group of researchers revealed that there were children with poor cardiovascular fitness identified through their heart rate recovery after a three–minute step test. (Medpage)

    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient came with urticaria of 7 weeks duration.
Dr Bad: Its is acute urticaria.
Dr Good: This is chronic urticaria.
Lesson: Chronic urticaria is defined by the presence of urticaria (hives), on most days of the week, for a period of six weeks or longer.

Make Sure

Situation: A patient with blood in the sputum came back with massive bleeding.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was the first bleeding ignored?
Lesson: Make sure that even minor bleeding in sputum is properly investigated.

    An Inspirational Story

(Vivek Kumar)

Mistakes are opportunities

This is a story about a famous research scientist who had made several very important medical breakthroughs. He was being interviewed by a newspaper reporter who asked him why he thought he was able to be so much more creative than the average person. What set him so far apart from others?

He responded that, in his opinion, it all came from an experience with his mother that occurred when he was about two years old. He had been trying to remove a bottle of milk from the refrigerator when he lost his grip on the slippery bottle and it fell, spilling its contents all over the kitchen floor—a veritable sea of milk!

When his mother came into the kitchen, instead of yelling at him, giving him a lecture, or punishing him, she said, "Robert, what a great and wonderful mess you have made! I have rarely seen such a huge puddle of milk. Well, the damage has already been done. Would you like to get down and play in the milk for a few minutes before we clean it up?"

Indeed, he did. After a few minutes, his mother said, "You know, Robert, whenever you make a mess like this, eventually you have to clean it up and restore everything to its proper order. So, how would you like to do that? We could use a sponge, a towel, or a mop. Which do you prefer?" He chose the sponge and together they cleaned up the spilled milk.

His mother then said, "You know, what we have here is a failed experiment in how to effectively carry a big milk bottle with two tiny hands. Let’s go out in the back yard and fill the bottle with water and see if you can discover a way to carry it without dropping it." The little boy learned that if he grasped the bottle at the top near the lip with both hands, he could carry it without dropping it. What a wonderful lesson!

This renowned scientist then remarked that it was at that moment that he knew he didn't need to be afraid to make mistakes. Instead, he learned that mistakes were just opportunities for learning something new, which is, after all, what scientific experiments are all about. Even if the experiment "doesn’t work," we usually learn something valuable from it.

    Infertility Update

(Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Director Precious Baby Foundation)

Does IVF always leave us with twin or triple pregnancies? What is the average number of embryos transferred? Please explain.

The doctor will make the decision after discussing this with you. Generally, two or three embryos will be transferred, but the number may vary slightly depending on the quality of the embryos and the age of the female partner.

    Medicine Update

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

How do we manage the case of obesity?

Structured Weight–Management Protocol for the Treatment of Childhood Obesity (Stage 2)

  • Develop a low–energy–dense, balanced–macronutrient diet plan
  • Increase structured daily meals and snacks
  • Schedule supervised physical activity for at least 60 minutes per day
  • Limit television and computer use to less than one hour per day
  • Increase monitoring of screen time, physical activity, dietary intake, and dining habits by physician, patient, and/or family; use logs if necessary
    Medicolegal Update

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

The Aruna Shanbaug case

Euthanasia is one of the most perplexing issues which the courts and legislatures all over the world are facing today – Supreme court

  • The case before us is a writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution, and has been filed on behalf of the petitioner Aruna Mumbai by a next friend
  • It is stated in the writ petition that the petitioner Aruna was a staff Nurse working in King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. On the evening of 27th November, 1973 she was attacked by a sweeper in the hospital who wrapped a dog chain around her neck and yanked her back with it. He tried to rape her but finding that she was menstruating, he sodomized her. To immobilize her during this act he twisted the chain around her neck.
  • The next day on 28th November, 1973 at 7.45 a.m. a cleaner found her lying on the floor with blood all over in an unconscious condition. It is alleged that due to strangulation by the dog chain the supply of oxygen to the brain stopped and the brain got damaged.
  • It is alleged that the Neurologist in the Hospital found that she had plantars' extensor, which indicates damage to the cortex or some other part of the brain. She also had brain stem contusion injury with associated cervical cord injury.
  • 36 years have passed since the incident and now Aruna is about 60 years of age and Aruna is in a persistent vegetative state. She can neither see, nor hear anything nor can she express herself or communicate, in any manner whatsoever. Aruna cannot be said to be a living person
  • SC dismissed this petition on the short ground that under Article 32 of the Constitution of India (unlike Article 226) the petitioner has to prove violation of a fundamental right, and it has been held by the Constitution Bench decision of this Court in Gian Kaur vs. State of Punjab, 1996(2) SCC 648 (vide paragraphs 22 and 23) that the right to life guaranteed by Article 21 of the Constitution does not include the right to die.
    Legal Question of the Day

(Dr M C Gupta, Advocate)

Q. Does the MCI specify the duty hours and duties, especially as regards the clinical/non–clinical and teaching/non–teaching duties, to be carried by a faculty member in a medical college?


Please excuse me for giving a rather detailed answer/views as follows:

  1. The straight answer is that I don’t know. I have not bothered to check up on this.
  2. As a matter of fact, my personal view is that we Indians too much tend to look for rules and laws; find and abide by those that suit us; and, try to get around those that don’t suit us. We want to be guided by others. That is not a good tendency. It does not need MCI rules to tell a faculty member’s conscience that he should do the following sincerely:
    a. Teach his students well
    b. Treat his patients well
    c. Do some serious research
    d. Work for sufficient number of hours in a week so that he realizes himself that he is working enough to justify the salary he is getting.
  3. From a legal point of view, the faculty member would be basically accountable to his appointing/controlling/paying authority as regards the type and amount of work he should do. This should be a part of agreement/terms and conditions of service settled before joining the service. The relation between the faculty member and the employer is that of master and servant. The MCI does not come anywhere in the picture. It is a sad commentary on doctors that on the one hand they keep on blaming the MCI for making too many rules and regulations and on the other hand they want the MCI to lay down all sorts of rules. As a matter of fact, the question asked would probably be more in the mind of private medical college teachers than in the mind of government employees. Here also I blame the doctors themselves. If they feel that unfair treatment is being meted out to them, they should have the courage and guts to ensure a proper agreement about work conditions before joining and to enforce that agreement after joining, not hesitating to take all necessary steps, including legal steps, for such enforcement.
  4. All medical colleges have necessarily to come under the university that awards the MBBS degree. The teachers in such colleges would naturally be covered by the university regulations.
  5. If not otherwise available, the information about MCI rules can be obtained through the RTI route.
  6. The condition of medical education in some private medical colleges is so bad not only because of non–serious management and teachers but also because of non–serious students. When students pay heavy fees annually, it is their right and duty to demand high standards of education. They do not do so because everybody—the teachers and the students—want an easy life and a sure degree. An MBBS degree earned through lousy teaching and lousy studying is itself lousy. The actual sufferer is the public. In spite of this, there is hardly any public protest by various means, including PIL, to demand good quality medical education. On the contrary, the politicians/ministers keep on telling the public that a five and half year MBBS course is unnecessary and a BRMS/BRHC/ISM&H course is good enough. To top it, the short term medical course seems to have the backing of the MCI!
  7. I think everything is in a big mess. If doctors are really interested and concerned, they should strive under one banner, that of IMA, to improve things. Not a single writ petition has been filed till today in any court against the CEA Act. The IMA, which is supposed to act in the interest of its members, is blissfully blind to the shameful injustice done to doctors by way of so called "just decisions" delivered by the MCI and state medical councils after holding so called inquiries in which basic rules are not followed. I am making this statement through personal knowledge as an advocate who keeps on dealing with medical council inquiries.
    Obesity Update

Dr. Parveen Bhatia and Dr. Pulkit Nandwani

What kind of exercises are recommended?

The exercise programme should be based on low–intensity aerobic activity where the duration is progressively increased. Duration and frequency are more important than intensity. Cardiovascular activity that places minimal stress on the joints and produces minimal muscle fatigue are best. Good choices include walking, swimming and water exercises, as well as recumbent or stationary bicycling.

In addition to aerobic activity, weight training should also be done. Weight training or resistance training not only strengths the muscles and bones, but also raises metabolism by increasing the muscle–to–fat ratio. As a result, more calories are burned at rest.

    Head Injury Update

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

Outcome of head injury is multifactorial i.e. it depends on age, degree of damage to brain, associated injury (30–50%), nature of treatment, postoperative care etc. Associated factors also include shock, high blood sugar, fever, electrolyte disturbances and kidney problems. In severe head injury, 50% die, 25% remain handicapped and 25% have good outcome.

    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………


Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Which is true regarding therapeutic HPV vaccines?

A. They target E2 or E4 oncoprotein.
B. They are best used for first line treatment of cervical cancer.
C. DNA vaccines are the most promising.
D. Linking the DNA vaccine protein to Y–tubulin will enhance binding to the dendritic cells.

Answer for Yesterday’s eQuiz: c. DNA vaccines are the most promising

Correct answers received from: Dr Neelam Nath, Dr Prabha luhadia,Dr Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Madhu Sinha, Dr Vijay Kansal

Answer for 5th April Mind Teaser
: I am bigger than you.
Correct answers received from: Avvai Natarajan, Dr U. Gaur, Dr Sudipto Samaddar, Dr K P Rajalakshmi, Dr K.V.Sarma, Dr Neelam Nath, Prabha Sanghi, Dr Anupam Sethi Malhotra

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

    Laugh a While

(Dr Veena Aggarwal)

Covering note:

"I am enclosed herewith…"

    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Folate, Serum

Folic acid is one of many B vitamins. The body needs folic acid to make red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), platelets, genetic material (DNA), and for growth. Folic acid also is important for the normal development of a baby (fetus).
Folic acid is found in foods such as liver, citrus fruits, leafy vegetables, whole grains, cereals with B vitamins, beans, milk, kidney, and yeast.

Folic acid deficiency can produce a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia. Severe folic acid deficiency cause a sore tongue, diarrhea, headaches, weakness, forgetfulness, and fatigue.

B12 and/or folate deficiencies can be caused by insufficient intake. Very rare. Cases appear among vegetarians.

    Medi Finance Update

(Dr GM Singh)

What are guaranteed returns?

Returns from mutual fund schemes are subject to market and other investment risks. As such there is no assured/guaranteed returns in mutual funds. This applies even to debt schemes. The launch of scheme/fund offering guaranteed returns is now subject to certain restrictions imposed by the SEBI, and generally SEBI does not allow guaranteed returns.

    Drug Update

List of approved drugs from 01.01.2010 to 31.8.2010

Drug Name
DCI Approval Date
1 tablet of Tenofovir disoproxil 300mg + Lamivudine 300mg & 2 tablet of Nevirapine 200mg combipack
For the treatment of HIV infection in adults
    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

Early use of cerebral MRI led to the reclassification from possible to definite infective endocarditis in one–third of cases in a study involving 53 patients.

(Dr Vinay Sakhuja)

Latin Quotes

Actus dei nemini facit injuriam.

The Act of God does no injury i.e. no one is responsible for inevitable accidents

  Quote of the Day

(Dr GM Singh)

There are always 3 sides of every story: Your side, the other side and the Truth.

    Readers Responses

Dear Dr KK Aggarwal, Congratulations to you Sir on being conferred with ‘Vaishya Bhushan Award’. Not only this award, you richly deserve many more awards for your sincere, selfless and unheard of services to the medical fraternity as well as the public. Dr. Manjesha, Manjesh Hospital, Kalluvathukkal, Kerala.

    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

World Health Day – 7th April 2011

Antimicrobial resistance: no action today no cure tomorrow

DMA to launch NCR–wide awareness campaign on hand hygiene

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 in the case of HIV/AIDS, would have proved fatal. For World Health Day 2011, DMA will launch a NCR–wide campaign to safeguard these medicines for future generations.

Addressing a press conference today, Dr Vinod Khetarpal President DMA, Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee and Chairman WHO Program DMA, Dr KK Aggarwal and Dr Ruchika Bagga, Expert Microbiologist Medanta Group said that antimicrobial resistance and its global spread threaten the continued effectiveness of many medicines used today to treat the sick, while at the same time it risks jeopardizing important advances being made against major infectious killers.

Antimicrobial resistance is not a new problem but one that is becoming more dangerous; urgent and consolidated efforts are needed to avoid regressing to the pre-antibiotic era.

The experts released the following facts about the problem

What is antimicrobial resistance?

Antimicrobial resistance is resistance of a microorganism to an antimicrobial medicine to which it was previously sensitive. Resistant organisms (they include bacteria, viruses and some parasites) are able to withstand attack by antimicrobial medicines, such as antibiotics, antivirals, and antimalarials, so that standard treatments become ineffective and infections persist and may spread to others. It is a consequence of the use, particularly the misuse, of antimicrobial medicines and develops when a microorganism mutates or acquires a resistance gene.

Facts on antimicrobial resistance

  1. About 440000 new cases of multidrug–resistant tuberculosis (MDR–TB) emerge annually, causing at least 150 000 deaths. Extensively drug–resistant tuberculosis (XDR–TB) has been reported in 64 countries to date.
  2. Resistance to earlier generation antimalarial medicines such as chloroquine and sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine is widespread in most malaria–endemic countries. Falciparum malaria parasites resistant to artemisinins are emerging in South–East Asia; infections show delayed clearance after the start of treatment (indicating resistance).
  3. A high percentage of hospital–acquired infections are caused by highly resistant bacteria such as methicillin–resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin–resistant enterococci.
  4. Resistance is an emerging concern for treatment of HIV infection, following the rapid expansion in access to antiretroviral medicines in recent years; national surveys are underway to detect and monitor resistance.
  5. Ciprofloxacin is the only antibiotic currently recommended by WHO for the management of bloody diarrhoea due to Shigella organisms, now that widespread resistance has developed to other previously effective antibiotics. But rapidly increasing prevalence of resistance to ciprofloxacin is reducing the options for safe and efficacious treatment of shigellosis, particularly for children. New antibiotics suitable for oral use are badly needed.
  6. Antibiotic resistance has become a serious problem for treatment of gonorrhoea (caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae), involving even "last-line" oral cephalosporins, and is increasing in prevalence worldwide. Untreatable gonococcal infections would result in increased rates of illness and death, thus reversing the gains made in the control of this sexually transmitted infection.
  7. New resistance mechanisms, such as the beta–lactamase NDM–1, have emerged among several gram–negative bacilli. This can render powerful antibiotics, which are often the last defense against multi–resistant strains of bacteria, ineffective.

Indian Scenario

  • Multi Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs) are a huge problem in India.
  • Recently New Delhi metallo–beta–lactamase (NDM–1) was in news. It is an enzyme that makes bacteria resistant to a broad range of beta–lactam antibiotics. These include the antibiotics of the carbapenem family, which are a mainstay for the treatment of antibiotic–resistant bacterial infections.
  • Patient to patient transmission is a major reason for their spread.
  • Cross transmission can be reduced by 16 times by effective preventive measures such as hand hygiene.
  • Data from all over the world suggests that less than 41% of all staff perform adequate hand hygiene.
  • Use of alcohol or chlorhexidine–based hand rubs has improved compliance.
  • Ease of usage, less irritancy in comparison to soaps and placement at strategic points has improved compliance.
  • Active surveillance can identify 80% of colonized patients.
  • ICUs should do screening for ESBL and MRSA at the time of admission.
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    Situation Vacant

Vacancy for a post of Consultant in Pediatric ICU at Medanta – The Medicity Hospital, Sector –38, Gurgaon.
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    Forthcoming Events

Delhi Medical Association World Health Day Celebrations

Symposium & Panel Discussion on "Anti Microbial Resistance"
Date: Thursday April 7, 2011
Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, Chairman, WHO Day
Dr Vinod Khetarpal, President, DMA


CME: 8.30 pm – 10.00 pm
Topic: Minimising antibiotic resistance
Speaker Dr Chandramani Punjabi, HOD Respiratory Medicine Mata Chanan Devi Hospital
Topic: Management of sepsis and septic shock
Speaker Professor Baljit Singh, Senior Anaesthetist & Intensivist G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi
3. Resistant HIV, Speaker Dr. Nalin Nag Sr. Consultant Internal Medicine Apollo Hospitals
4. Resistant TB, Speaker Dr. Rupak Singla HOD, TB & Chest Diseases LRS Hospital
5. Panel Discussion on Recent Developments Regarding Antimicrobial Resistance:
Moderator: Dr K K Aggarwal, Padama Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee


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


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


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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