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Dr K K Aggarwal

Dr KK Aggarwal
Dr BC Roy Awardee
Sr Physician and Cardiologist,
Moolchand Medcity
President, Heart Care
Foundation of India
Gp Editor-in-Chief,
IJCP Group
Member,
Delhi Medical Council
Director, IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08-09)


 

FIRST NATIONAL DAILY MEDICAL NEWSPAPER OF INDIA

emedinews is now available online on www.emedinews.in and www.emedinews.org

CME Live webcast at www.docconnect.com

For live CME webcast connect to either one of them today 8am-8pm
www.docconnect.com
www.emedinews.org
www.emedinews.in
Revisiting eMedinews live Web
http://webex.wstream.net/emedinews/100110/webcast.asp

10th January 2010 Sunday 

Dear Colleague,

Emedinews-revisiting 09 organized


New Delhi: Sunday 10 January 2010: Inaugurating a day long medical conference, Emedinews-Revisiting 2009, Shri S.Y. Quraishi, Election Commissioner of India said that educating the general public about prevention of lifestyle diseases can reduce mortality and morbidity of most diseases in the country. Giving an example, he said that consumption of Gur and Chana once in a week by young girls and married women during child producing age can reduce both maternal mortality and infant mortality rates. Clarifying further, Shri Qureshi said that Gud contains iron and Chana contains proteins both of which are responsible for anemia in this age group.


Guest of the Honour for the function, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman Medanta Group said that medical tourism has now become a reality in our country. In the next five years, more than 20% of the medical business in the country will be from medical tourism. He said that there is no other country which can provide treatment at par with the West at fraction of a cost.

Dr. Anupam Sibal, Group Director, Apollo Hospitals, said that the only way to educate doctors all across the country is to web-connect them for the purpose of education.  Web consultations also will become an integral part of clinical practice.

Shri G S Vedi, CMD, Punjab & Sindh Bank said that it will now be possible for patients to get their health insurance done through banks on monthly EMIs.


Shri Vipin Anneja, noted pop singer, who received Emedinews Popular Singer of the year Award said that music should be an integral part of healing.


Dr. N.K. Bhatia, a transfusion specialist, said that no blood is 100% safe. One should receive blood only when it is absolutely necessary.


The conference organized by Heart Care Foundation of India, IJCP Group and World Fellowship of Religions, was attended by over 1400 doctors. The whole conference was webcast live on www.docconnect.com and www.emedinews.org. The lectures of the conference will also be available for action-replay at the emedinews website.

 

Dr. K K Aggarwal, President of the conference said that the new medical council ethics and regulations prohibit pharmaceutical companies from sponsoring doctors for educational activities. This initiative should boost the IT sector and allow the doctors to attend CME programmes from their respective computers using information technology tools.


Acharya Dr. Sadhvi Sadhna Ji Maharaj, Chairperson, World Fellowship of Religions said that apart from hi-tech, doctors should also use high-touch technology, as the power of touch can heal most of the diseases.


Those who spoke on the conference were Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Awadhesh Pandey, Anshu Gupta, Dr Ambrish Mithal, Dr Harish Parashar, Dr N K Bhatia, Mr. Himanshu Gupta, Dr Praveen Chandra, Dr Sanjay Chaudhary, Dr Rohini Handa, Dr P K Julka, Dr S C Tewari, Dr Anupam Sibal, Dr Ajay Kriplani, Dr Vanita Arora, Dr N Subramanium, Dr V Raina, Dr Kaberi Banerjee, Dr Neelam Mohan, Dr Praveen Khillani, Dr Ajit Saxena, Dr Ajay Kumar, Dr Naresh Trehan.

 

Various doctors were awarded Emedinews Doctor of the Year Award and they were-

 

Emedinews  Eminent Medical Statesman of the Decade 2009 - Dr. Ketan Desai.

 

Emedinews  Eminent Medical Statesman of the year 2009- Dr. Naresh Trehan and Dr. Sanjiv Malik.

 

Emedinews  Eminent Medical Teachers of the year 2009 - Dr. A.N. Malaviya and Dr. Mukesh Bhatia.

 

Emedinews  Distinguished Speakers of the year 2009 - Dr. Ajay Kriplani, Dr. Ambrish Mithal, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Dr. Anupam Sibal, Dr. Vimarsh Raina, Dr. Vineeta Arora, Ms. Anshu Gupta, Prof. Dr Suresh .C. Tiwari, Dr. N.K. Bhatia, Dr. Sanjay Chaudhary, Dr. Ajit Saxena, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Dr. Rohini Handa, Dr. P.K. Julka, Dr. Awadhesh Panday.

 

Emedinews  Doctor of the year 2009 (Social Medicine)-Dr A K Aggarwal,  Dr. K.N. Tiwari, Dr. P.K. Sharma, Dr. N.K. Yadav, Dr. B.B. Rewari, Dr. H.K. Chopra.

 

Emedinews  Doctor of the year 2009 (New Initiative)- Dr. Neelam Mohan, Dr. Praveen Chandra, Dr. V.P. Sood.

 

Some doctors were also awarded Medical Singer of The Year Award and they were Dr. Arti Pathak,   Dr. N. Subramaniam, Dr. Lalitha Subramaniam, Dr. Lata Tandon, Dr. Sudipto Pakrasi, Dr. Ramani Narsimhan, Dr. Praveen Khilnani, Dr. Sanjay Chugh, Dr. Harjeet Kaur.        

 

Emedinews Anchor of the year 2009 went to Dr. Reshma Aggarwal and Dr. Yash Gulati.

 

Emedinews Singer of the year 2009 (Doctors’ Choice) were given to Ms. Shibani Kashyap and Mr. Vipin Aneja. 

Chief Editor

Dr KK Aggarwal

 

 


                                                 

Good news for cellphone users
Electromagnetic waves emanating from these ubiquitous gadgets may prevent or even reverse Alzheimer's disease. Normal mice who had long-term exposure to such electromagetic waves avoided developing Alzheimer's, while mice who were already sick started getting better, scientists report in the Jan. 6 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.The findings were actually the opposite of what the researchers were expecting.

If you are vowing to lose weight consider adding a regular exercise program while you are cutting calories.
Combining the two results in better health outcomes such as lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels than simply cutting calories alone. It is better to lose weight with a combination of caloric reduction and exercise rather than caloric reduction alone (Dr. Enette Larson-Meyer, an assistant professor of family and consumer science at the University of Wyoming).

An enzyme that normally helps break down stored fats becomes highly active in some cancer cells and makes them more likely to spread.

When the enzyme (monoacylglycerol lipase) goes into overdrive in cancer cells, it breaks down stored fats to produce large amounts of free fatty acids, which are the building blocks of cell membranes and of fatty molecules that serve as signals between cells. These free fatty acids then produce other smaller molecules that promote cancer growth and progression. The finding that stored fats in cancer cells can cause them to become more aggressive offers a possible explanation for the reported link between obesity and cancer (Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in California). MAGL may offer a new target for treating aggressive forms of cancer or for preventing cancer progression.

AMA Kidney Daily (Dr Brahm Vasudeva)
FDA advisory panel to re-evaluate Amgen, J&J anemia drugs
The Food and Drug Administration said that it would review the safety of widely used anemia drugs after another clinical trial suggested that high doses of one of the drugs,darbepoetin alfam might cause strokes. (The New England Journal of Medicine). Dr. Ajay K. Singh, of Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, said that avoiding the use of the drugs in kidney patients not undergoing dialysis is now the soundest approach.

Researchers associate low income with increased diabetes mortality.
According to a study published online in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, overall mortality from diabetes has declined significantly in Canada over the past decade, but mostly in individuals with a high rather than low income.

Low vitamin D levels associated with increased heart risks
The disparity in rates of heart disease deaths between blacks and whites can be attributed in large part to low levels of vitamin D in a substantial portion of the black population, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. 25% of subjects in the study with the lowest blood levels of vitamin D had a 40 percent higher risk of dying from heart disease than those in the upper 75 percent.

Laughter the best medicine
As the Intensivist doctor completed an examination of the patient, he said, "I can't find a cause for your complaint. Frankly, I think it's due to drinking."
"In that case," said the patient, "I'll come back when you're sober".

Mnemonic to Know: Supraventricular tachycardia
Treatment ABCDE:
Adenosine
Beta-blocker
Calcium channel antagonist
Digoxin
Excitation (vagal stimulation)

Clinical Tip: Simpler eye drop administration
Putting eye drops in an uncooperative or frightened child. Have the child lie supine, with eyes closed. Place one or two drops of medication in the pocket by the medial canthus. When the eyes are opened, the drops flow in.

Medifinnace: What is advance tax, when is it paid?
Ans. Advance tax is based on the concept of pay as you earn. Therefore, the entire amount of tax is to be paid in advance before the end of previous year. It is paid as per the schedule prescribed in the Act.

Mile Stone: Thomas Borody
An Australian gastroenterologist and founder of Giaconda an Australian biotechnology company headquartered in Sydney in 2004. As a gastroenterologist, Borody is most famous for his development of the triple therapy for infection with Helicobacter pylori bacteria. In the 1990's and early 2000's, Borody discovered a number of other drug combinations which have been demonstrated to be important in treating gastrointestinal disorders such as Crohn's disease.

Letters to the editor
1. Dear Dr Aggarwal: We are realy obliged with your continuous medi tips through IMAAMS VACHAN,IMAAKN VACHAN and presently the regular daily emedinews which is giving sufficient mater for our IMA VISION, the monthly bulletin of IMA Bhubaneswar branch being released for last six years and is being circulated within our 550 members.Thanks, Dr saroj sahu.,secy BBSR and reg. CWC member (orissa)
2. KK! U are one of a kind! I call u creative wizard and a mobile philosopher! GBU
narayangad@panaceabiotec.com
3. Hi Dr. KK: Asha joins me in wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year. We were at the 246 Annual celebrations of AMC (Army Medical Corp) on 1st Jan,2010 at the RR Hospital and met old colleagues who had come from all over India and Abroad.  During interaction  some of them started talking about the emedinews which is your brain child and were all praise for this novel idea.  They were more surprised to say that they read about my name as well in your editorial columns.  I was totally impressed that how keen the medical fraternity has become to go through whatever information you are giving in the emedinews.  Not only this , it is bringing together some of the old colleagues as well who have gone abroad and are now interacting with us through your columns. I have told some of them to join us on 10th Jan also if they are still in India.  Ashok Ahooja, Sqn. Ldr(Retd), Advisor

Quote: There is no monument dedicated to the memory of a committee. Lester J. Pourciau

Tip from other systems of medicine: Cholesterol content in food
Quite often patients ask which food to avoid to reduce their cholesterol. There is a simple formula. Food of plant in origin contains no cholesterol.

Dr Good Dr Bad:
Situation: An obese diabetic was found to have high serum adiponectin levels.
Dr Bad: This is bad for your health
Dr Good: Its normal
Lesson: Changes in body fat, i.e. reduction in BMI, waist circumference and visceral fat accumulation, correlate with a rise in serum adiponectin in middle aged general population. Serum adiponectin has anti atherosclerotic and antidiabetic properties in experimental studies, and its blood levels are low in obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome. [Diabetes Care 2009; 32(10):e122].
 

 
Punjab & Sind
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Aviva
 
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 Central Bank of India
 
 

 

Messages received for the success of emedinews
1. It  gives  me   immense   pleasure  to   learn  that the   eMedinewS is being formally launched on  10th    January, 2010 with a CME "Revisiting 2009" at New Delhi. I am sure that this first national daily medical newspaper of the country will help medical fraternity to keep themselves abreast with the latest know how in the related field resulting in a better health care of the patients at large. Please accept my best wishes for successful publication of the eMedinewS. (Smt Sheila Dikshit, CM Delhi)

2. I  am pleased to learn that eMedinewS, the first national daily medical newspaper is being officially launched and a Souvenir is also being brought out as part of Continuing Medical Education - 'Revisiting 2009'. Medicine is one of the fastest growing and evolving fields, not only in our country, but the world over. The rapid advancements being made must be conveyed to the medical fraternity in a timely and efficient manner. I am sure that eMedinewS will serve as an ideal vehicle for relaying news and information pertaining to the world of medicine. The newspaper will also help the medical students and professionals keep abreast of the latest developments and best practices in the field of  medicine.I hope that eMedinewS will be read and liked widely by the experts and layman alike.Please accept my best wishes for the launch of eMedinewS. ( Sh A K Antony Defence minister, GOI)

3. I am glad to know that a seminar will be organized by the e Medinews on "Revisiting 2009" at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. I wish all success and convey my best wishes to the organizers for their sincere efforts and endeavor for hosting this significant event. I would also like to send my best wishes to all participants for extending their full support in making this event a grand success. (Sh Vilasrao Deshmukh Minister of Industries and Public Enterprises GOI)

4. I am happy to note that eMedinewS, the first national daily medical newspaper, is being officially launched on 10th January, 2010 at New Delhi besides which some eminent persons of the medical fraternity are being awarded on the occasion. I believe that the newspaper will contain valuable and latest update on the research and developments in medical science, and would be of immense help to its readers. The newspaper being made available to the maximum number of doctors possible would be wonderful.I compliment the entire team of the newspaper for such an innovative idea and wish them success in their endeavors. My congratulations to all the Award Winners as well. With best wishes for 2010. ( Salman Khurshid Minsiter of state Ind charge Corporate affairs and minority affairs GOI)

5. I am pleased to know that eMedinewS is being officially launched on 10th January 2010 with a CME 'Revisiting 2009' at New Delhi. Your newspaper being the first national daily medical newspaper in the country is pioneering a medical information revolution in its own way. This information highway will help in disseminating information to the medical fraternity. This is a blessing in disguise for the patients as doctors will be updated on the latest developments in the medical field. The CME brainstorming session will also help the participants in a big way. I take this opportunity to wish the function a great success. (Sh S P Jaiswal, MOS Coal and Statistics GOI)

6. Health care is a fast evolving field in which new developments and breakthroughs are reported everyday. It is, therefore, necessary for both healthcare practitioners and informed citizens to keep themselves abreast of how to best manage health.I am happy to learn that India's first national daily medical newspaper ‘eMedinewS’ is being launched in January. I am sure that this publication would go a long way in keeping people and healthcare practitioners informed of the latest in healthcare. (Sachin Pilot Minister of state for Communications)

7. It gives me immense pleasure to know that eMedinewS, the first national daily medical newspaper of the country will be officially launched on 10th January with a CME "Revisiting 2009" at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi and that a Souvenir is also being brought out on the occasion. I am told that eMedinewS is being mailed to over 50000 doctors everyday. The CME deliberations will cover all happenings in the medical sector during the year 2009 and around 1500 doctors will be attending the conference. I extend my good wishes for the success of its publication. ( Dr A K Walia Minister of finance, planning, urban devl, land and building, GOD)

8. I am glad to know that eMedinewS the first daily medical newspaper of the country will be officially launched on 10th January with a CME "Revisiting 2009" at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. I am further glad to know that a Souvenir is also being released on this occasion.I hope that through this newspaper medical fraternity would be benefited and would get the latest developments in the field of medical sector.I  wish eMedinewS,  its Management, Staff all the best in their endeavor. ( Sh Raj Kumar Chauhan GOD).

9. It is indeed commendable that a daily medical newsletter is being launched in the service of the doctors to update their knowledge and help them to treat their patients better.I wish eMedinews all the success and congratulate Dr Aggarwal on this new venture.I take this opportunity to wish the function a great success. ( Dr Anupam Sibal Gp Medical Director Apollo Hospitrals)

emedinews: revisiting 2009
IJCP Group, Heart care Foundation of India and World Fellowships of Religions are  is organizing emedinews: revisiting 2009, day long conference on the top health happenings in the year 2009 today at Maulana Azad Auditorium.
CME will be followed by lively cultural evening guest performances by Shabani Kashyap, Vipin Aneja and perfomances by medical professional singers Dr Praveen Khilnani, Dr Lalita and Dr N Subramanium, Dr Lata Tandon, Dr Arti Pathak, Dr Sudipto Pakrasi, Dr Harjeet Kaur, Dr Ramni Narsimhan, Dr Sanjay Chugh (on the drum), Dr Yash Gulati (Anchor) Dr Reshma Aggarwal (Anchor), doctors of the year award, dance and dinner.  
 

1. PSB & Aviva is proud to be associated with Emedinews: Revisiting 2009. To know more about us, please visit our stall on day of the conference. http://avivaindia.com

2. Kindly enjoy not stop tea and coffe at NESTLE counter

3. Refresh yourself with mineral water, coke, soda and other  drinks from COKE counter.

4.  Silicic Acid is available as Sodium Meta Silicate in U.S.A and is being Launched in India During the  IJCP  Emedinews revisiting 2009 Conference at New Delhi on January 10th,2010.

Update about the conference
 
1. The conference starts at 8am at MAMC. Kindly collect your registration kit before that. The kit has pen, pad, folder, key chain, watch, lunch and dinner coupons.
2. Enjoy the soft drinks at the COKE counter,  tea coffee at the NESTLE counter and hot milk at Zydus counter.
3. There will be no lunch time. Rice Kari, Puri Aloo will be available 9-5pm non stop, eat any time and attend the seminar.
4. Dinner time will have cocktails, soft drinks, snacks and chhat party 5-9pm
5. Cultural hangama will be non stop 5-9pm
6. We have over booked the registrations. Facility for webcast and plasma TV out side the auditorium will be available. The conference can also be attended live at www.docconnect.com

7. The CME will be accredited for 9 DMC credit hours.
8. The program details are available at www.emedinews.org or www. emedinews.in 

 Onyx Herbal Pvt. Ltd. is launching  herbal non ayurvedic drugs for various diseases. Inquinal is being introduced for diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome and hyper insulin state. Two oils – Dermitone for general skin diseases and psoraheal for psoriasis will be available for dispensing through doctors. Apart, two herbal Viagra like preparations Vitox 69 and Vitox 99 will also be available. Kindly do not forget to visit the Onyx stall.

 PSB offers special offers to emedinews readers

PUNJAB & SIND BANK is offering special package of loans for Medical Practitioners for their Business, Housing and Vehicle needs on their loan availment up to 31.03.2010.
 
1. Loan up to Rs.25 lacs for medical students for doing their Post graduation.

2. For setting up/acquiring/renovation/ expansion of clinics, hospitals/pathological/clinical labs, scan/diagnostic centres, nursing homes, sanatorium etc. and for purchase of vehicles, ambulances, computers etc the bank is offering no collateral requirement for loan up to Rs.25 lacs, if covered under CGTMSE.

3. Concessional interest rate @ 10.50% up to Rs.25 lacs (11% for 25lac-1crore) with no processing fees.

4. Under Housing scheme the bank is offering fixed interest rate for 5 years with no processing fees and prepayment penalty. There will be low margin requirement of 10% up to Rs.5 lacs and 15% for loans 5-20 lacs.

5. Under Vehicle loan category concessional interest rate @ 10% (no collaterals) and 9.50% for collateral linked vehicle loan.

 DocConnect, a community portal exclusively for medical professionals

DocConnect offers advanced tools for clinic management and with this interactive portal, Doctors can stay connected with each other and with their patient community at large. It also provides the members Customized Personal Web pages which highlight the Doctor's experience, his practice information and also enables online appointment requests for the patients.

HealthHiway (www.healthhiway.com) is the services infrastructure for the healthcare ecosystem to facilitate better collaboration and seamless information sharing between Providers, Insurance companies, Doctor Practices and other service organizations, for safer and enhanced patient care. 

Advertising in emedinews

emedinews is the first daily emedical newspaper of the country. One can advertise with a singe insertion or 30 insertions in a month. Contact drkk@ijcp.com. emedinews@gmail.com   

Also if you like emedinews you can FORWARD it to your email addresses 

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 emedinews-revisiting 2009 Program

8.00-8.15AM
 
Introduction
 
8.15-8.45AM
Dr KK Aggarwal  
Revisiting the year 2009
 
8.45-9.00AM
Dr Awadhesh Pandey
Nuclear Medicine in Modern Practice
 
9.00-9.15AM
Ms. Anshu Gupta
Probiotics Update
Dr Shikha Sharma
9.15-9.45AM
Dr Ambrish Mithal
Newer treatments in diabetes
Dr A K Jhinghan
9.45-10.00AM
Dr Harish Parashar
Aluminium Toxicity
Dr. K K Aggarwal
10.00-10.30AM
Dr N K Bhatia
Screening for TTI
Dr B B Rewari
10.30-10.40AM
Mr. Himanshu Gupta
Presentation
Dr KK Aggarwal
10.40-11.10AM
Dr Praveen Chandra
The Indications of Interventional Treatment in Cardiology
Dr. O P Yadava & Dr H K Chopra
11.10-11.25AM
Dr Sanjay Chaudhary
What is New in Lasik
Dr A K Grover
11.25-11.35AM 
Dr Rohini Handa
What is New in Rheumatology
Dr N P Singh
11.35-11.45AM
Dr P K Julka
What is New in Oncology
Dr Harit Chaturvedi
11.45 - 11.55 AM 
Dr SC Tewari
Nephroprotection
Dr NP Singh
11.55 -12.10 PM
PSB-AVIVA
Presentation
Dr KK Aggarwal
12.10 -12.40 PM
Dr Anupam Sibal
A Decade of Successful Liver Transplant
Dr Subhash Gupta
12.40 -1.10 PM
Dr Ajay Kriplani   
Current Trends in the Management of Morbid Obesity
Dr BML Kapoor
1.10 -1.40 PM
Dr Vanita Arora
Common Arrhythmias
Dr Deepak Natrajan
1.40 - 2.10 PM
Dr N Subramaniam
Current Concept in Male Infertility 
Dr Kaberi Banerjee
2.10 - 2.40 PM
Dr V Raina
Molecular Genetics
Dr Kaberi Banerjee
2.40 - 3.10 PM
Dr Kaberi Banerjee 
IVF: Where We Stand Today?
Dr Anoop Gupta
3.10 - 3.25 PM
Dr Neelam Mohan 
Advances in Pediatric Diseases (Non Liver)
Dr KK Aggarwal
3.25 - 3.40 PM 
Dr Praveen Khilnani  
What’s New in the Field of Critical Care in Past Decade? 
Dr Pradeep Poswal
3.40 - 4.10 PM
Dr Ajit Saxena
Micro-Nutrients in ED and Male Infertility
Dr KK Aggarwal  
4.10 - 4.20 PM
Dr Ajay Kumar
What’s New in Gastroenterology?
Dr Rajiv Khosla
4.20 - 4.50 PM
Dr Naresh Trehan
What’s New in Cardiac Surgery 
Dr KK Aggarwal
5.00 PM onwards
 
Cultural Hungama and Awards
 


 

 



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