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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 …

11th March, 2011, Friday                                eMedinewS Presents Audio News of the Day

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Bajra, Jowar, Ragi

This year the budget has put a provision of Rs. 300 crores to propagate and promote cultivation of Bajra, Jowar and Ragi. I can remember that when we were young, bajra and jowar were used as staple flour in our families. It is more health–friendly than wheat flour or maida (refined flour). All of them contain complex carbohydrates and are gluten–free.

The recent epidemic of metabolic syndrome with insulin resistance and high insulin state is due to replacement of bajra and jwar flour by wheat flour. It is time that all the doctors should also be associated with this campaign and start prescribing a mix of flour with a lot of bajra, jwar and ragi. In this meantime, the Government should also make them available at reasonable cost and if possible cheaper than the wheat flour.
Millets are considered to have higher nutritional value than wheat, specially phosphorus and Iron. The three millets Bajra, Jowar and Ragi are used to make breads and porridge. They are gluten–free alternatives to wheat. Bajra and Jowar are popular in North, Ragi is popular in South. They have high fiber content.

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  eMedinewS Audio PostCard

 Treating Diabetes Post 2010

Dr Ambrish Mithal speaks on
Summary of actions of incretin–based therapies

Audio PostCard
 
  Thought of the Day

(By Dr GM Singh)

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death. Omar Bradley

 
    Photo Feature (From HCFI Photo Gallery)

Dr. Sadhna Women Empowerment Awards Distributed

Dr. Sadhna Women Empowerment Awards were presented to women of eminence. Mrs. Madhavi Kotwal Samson, Founder Director, ABHAS was felicitated with the award on 27th February 2011 at Defence Colony.

 
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    National News

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

Invest more in female health workers: NGO

NEW DELHI: Save the Children, an NGO has called for greater investment in female health workers as essential to saving mothers’ and children’s lives. "Every year, close to two million children die before their fifth birthday, and around 67,000 women die annually from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth — but investment in women as community health workers can play a major role in dramatically reducing these figures," said a statement issued by the organisation here to mark International Women’s Day. It is estimated that globally, 74 per cent of mothers’ lives could be saved if they had access to a skilled health worker at delivery and emergency obstetrics care for complications, and 63 per cent of children under the age of five could be saved if all children were to receive a full package of essential healthcare, which includes skilled birth attendance, immunisation, and treatment for pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria.

"Women community health workers can be the heroes of their communities. A community health worker can take her knowledge, vital medicines and care where they are needed most — her own village. She is able to support her friends and neighbours even in hard–to–reach rural areas. What’s more, she becomes an empowered woman within her community, becoming a wiser advocate for health," said Shireen Vakil Miller, Director of Advocacy, Save the Children. (Source: The Hindu, Mar 09, 2011)

 
    International News

(Contributed by Rajat Bhatnagar, International Sports & Fitness Distribution, LLC http://www.isfdistribution.com)

Tomatoes, The New Superfood

Eating more tomatoes and tomato products can make people healthier and decrease the risk of conditions such as cancer, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease, according to a review article in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. Of all the non–starchy vegetables, Americans eat more tomatoes and tomato products than any others. Researchers Britt Burton–Freeman, PhD, MS, and Kristin Reimers, PhD, RD of the National Center for Food Safety & Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology and ConAgra Foods, Inc., looked at the current research to discover the role tomato products play in health and disease risk reduction. The researchers found that tomatoes are the biggest source of dietary lycopene; a powerful antioxidant that, unlike nutrients in most fresh fruits and vegetables, has even greater bioavailability after cooking and processing. Tomatoes also contain other protective mechanisms, such as antithrombotic and anti–inflammatory functions. Research has additionally found a relationship between eating tomatoes and a lower risk of certain cancers as well as other conditions, including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, ultraviolet light–induced skin damage, and cognitive dysfunction.

Tomatoes are widely available, people of all ages and cultures like them, they are cost–effective, and are available in many forms. "Leveraging emerging science about tomatoes and tomato products may be one simple and effective strategy to help individuals increase vegetable intake, leading to improved overall eating patterns, and ultimately, better health." write the authors. "Tomatoes are the most important non–starchy vegetable in the American diet. Research underscores the relationship between consuming tomatoes and reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, and other conditions," the authors conclude. "The evidence also suggests that consumption of tomatoes should be recommended because of the nutritional benefits and because it may be a simple and effective strategy for increasing overall vegetable intake." The article is particularly timely since the recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 moved tomatoes to a newly established category of "orange/red" fruits and vegetables to encourage higher consumption of these healthy foods.

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Experts disagree on virtual colonoscopy–use recommendations

The American Cancer Society, the American College of Physicians and other gastroenterology experts recommend virtual screening every five years, but the US Preventive Services Task Force concluded the evidence wasn’t strong enough to justify Medicare coverage of the service.

Sleeping on stomach may cause lower oxygen levels in infant brains

Babies who sleep on their stomachs –– a position thought to pose a risk for SIDS –– have lower levels of oxygen in their brains than those who sleep on their backs, according to a study published online in the journal Pediatrics.

Some stroke survivors skipping prescribed medications due to high costs

According to research presented at the American Stroke Associations International Stroke Conference, some stroke survivors skip prescribed medications because the cost is too high –– a situation that may be worsening, particularly among young and uninsured patients.

Vitamin D3 supplementation may decrease PTH levels in HIV-infected youth receiving tenofovir

A 12–week course of high–dose vitamin D3 supplementation is safe and significantly reduces both vitamin D insufficiency and serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels in HIV–positive youth who are being treated with the reverse transcriptase antiretroviral tenofovir, according to findings presented at the Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections conference.

Chewable integrase inhibitor may suppress HIV in young children

Chewable tablets containing the integrase inhibitor raltegravir appear to help children ages 2 to 5 control HIV even after previous regimens have failed to keep the virus in check, according to findings presented at the Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections conference.

 
    Infertility Update

(Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Director Precious Baby Foundation, banerjee.kaberi@gmail.com)

What are the complementary and alternative treatments of infertility?

Manual physical therapy

The Wurn Technique, a manual manipulative physical therapy treatment was shown to improve natural and IVF pregnancy rates in infertile women in a study published in 2004, and to open and return function to blocked fallopian tubes in a 2008 study. The therapy was designed to address adhesions restricting function and mobility of the reproductive organs.

 
    Medicine Update

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

When should glycogen storage disease be suspected clinically?

On history

  • Symptoms that can be attributed to sustained hypoglycemia– lethargy, sweating, seizures, failure to thrive
  • Developmental delay
  • Cardiomyopathy– repeated episodes of CHF
  • Muscle weakness and cramps, which increases on exercise
  • Delayed motor milestones
  • Neonatal jaundice which is prolonged
 
    Medicolegal Update

(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Asso Professor, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)

What is delusion?

  • Delusion is a false belief in something without any basis and the belief cannot be removed from the mind of the sufferer. It is rather persistent, even after the falsity of the belief is clearly demonstrated or explained with possible arguments. It reduces the power of reasoning and understanding capacity which leads a person to commit some act/crime.
  • When a person does some act due to the direct effect of delusion he suffers from, then he will not be held responsible for that act.
  • In an insane person, the false belief is persistent and cannot be removed in any way. Also, in delusional beliefs, mass or a section of people is not involved.
  • Delusion indicates some sort of mental abnormality which is more commonly found in some severe mental illness like schizophrenia, manic depressive psychosis, paranoid psychosis etc.
  • Some false beliefs and understandings are not unusual in normal healthy persons. For a sane person there must become reasonable basis for that and after reasonable arguments, explanations and demonstration he can be convinced about the falsity of his belief.
 
    Legal Question of the Day

(Dr M C Gupta, Advocate)

Q. Do you think in the current scenario, the cost of the treatment/procedure should be discussed with the patient during the process of informed consent?

Ans. I am surprised at this question. I don’t know why this query should arise at all. There is no question of what I think or you think about it. There is no question of past or current or future scenario. Law does not go by thinking. Law goes by what is written in black and white and how it is interpreted by the courts in their judgments in black and white. The black and white law is that:

  • Consent is essential for any procedure.
  • Consent means informed consent, not empty or merely formal consent.
  • Informed consent means consent obtained from a patient after providing him all the necessary information. When services are provided for consideration, the cost to be paid by the patient for treatment is necessary information.

However, doctors must be careful that when a patient comes in an emergency, treatment should not be denied to him if he cannot pay the cost of emergency treatment.

 
    Obesity Update

Dr. Parveen Bhatia and Dr Rama Lakshmi

Childhood Obesity: Are we carrying excess baggage?

Bariatric Surgeries for Surgical management of obesity

Weight–loss surgery can be a safe and effective option for some severely obese adolescents who have been unable to lose weight using conventional weight–loss methods. However, as with any type of surgery, there are potential risks and long–term complications. The surgical mortality rate is less than 0.5% at centers specializing in bariatric surgery. But, the long–term effects of weight–loss surgery on a child’s future growth and development are largely unknown.

Among the standard bariatric procedures are

  • Roux–en–Y gastric bypass reduces stomach size and is the most common procedure performed.
  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch is similar in some ways to Roux–en–Y gastric bypass, but keeps some stomach function intact while bypassing most of the intestine.
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric banding involves placing an inflatable band around the upper portion of the stomach to restrict the amount of food one can consume. This minimally invasive procedure is adjustable and reversible.
  • Jejunoileal bypass procedures
  • Sleeve gastrectomy involves surgically removing the left side of the stomach, leaving a much smaller stomach about the size and shape of a banana.
  • Experimental: Gastric pacing devices implanted laparoscopically. Emerging data suggest that gastric pacing achieved by using implantable electrodes may have substantial significant weight–loss effects. 10 patients in whom the pacing device was laparoscopically implanted showed a mean excess weight loss of about 25% at 3–year follow–up

Bariatric Surgeries are done mostly using minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery, which can help decrease hospital stay time and speed up recovery.

 
    Useful Website

(Dr Surendernikhil Gupta)

KidSurvival

Dig Up The Literature From Your Country

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=333

 
    Rabies Update

Dr A K Gupta, R.P. Bagh, Delhi, Author of "RABIES – the worst death"

What is a fixed virus?

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

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

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

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Insulin & C–peptide

C–peptide measurements can be used in conjunction with insulin and glucose levels to help diagnose the cause of documented hypoglycemia and to monitor its treatment. C–peptide levels are measured:

  • In newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes, as part of an evaluation of "residual beta cell function"
  • In type 2 diabetes, to monitor the status of beta cells and insulin production over time and to determine if/when insulin injections may be required.

Abnormal findings

  • High C–peptide levels generally indicate high levels of endogenous insulin production. High levels of C–peptide also are seen with insulinomas (insulin–producing tumors) and may be seen with hypokalemia, pregnancy, Cushing’s syndrome, and renal failure.
  • Low C–peptide levels are associated with low levels of insulin production.
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    Medi Finance Update

BDO Budget Snapshot 2011–12
(Saurabh Aggarwal)

Proposed Direct Tax Amendments In Brief

Others

  • Salaried tax payers exempted from filing return of income, subject to fulfilment of certain conditions.
  • Contribution made under section 80CCE (New Pension Scheme) to be excluded from the limit of INR 1 Lac. Further deduction of such amount applicable to the employer. (restricted to 10% of the employee’s salary).
  • Existing monetary limit of INR 10 Lacs enhanced to INR 25 Lacs for entities to be treated as not involved in charitable activity under section 2(15).
  • Section 10 amended to include tax exemption to an income earned by an entity engaged in any activity for the benefit of general public excluding commercial activity.
  • Income earned by an infrastructure debt fund will be fully exempt.
  • Section 35(2AA) amended to increase the weighted average deduction from 175% to 200% towards any sum paid for approved scientific research programme.
  • Anti avoidance measures: New Section 94A introduced w.e.f 01.06.2011 to deal with transactions undertaken with persons located in any country or jurisdiction which does not effectively exchange information with India.
  • Currently dividend received from foreign subsidiary company is taxed at maximum marginal rate. This rate is amended now to be taxed at 15 percent (plus surcharge as applicable). Applicable w.e.f AY 2012-2013
  • New measures introduced to facilitate prompt collection of information on requests received from tax authorities outside India.
  • The proposal for providing document identification number for any correspondence made by the tax officer to be implemented w.e.f 01.07.2011 is done away with.
  • Liaison offices to file annual information report within 60 days of end of financial year. Applicable from 01.06.2011.
  • Mutual Funds to be liable to pay additional income tax on distributed income.
    • 25 percent for an individual and 30 percent for others. (money market fund or liquid fund)
    • 12.5 percent for an individual and 30 percent for others. (debt fund)
    • Equity oriented funds continue to enjoy the tax exempti
 
    Drug Update

List of approved drugs from 01.01.2010 to 31.8.2010

Drug Name
Indication
DCI Approval Date
Doxophylline (SR) 400mg/800mg + Montelukast 10mg/10mg Tablets
For the treatment of bronchial asthma in adults
07/04/2010
 
    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

A large randomized trial found that neither aspirin alone nor aspirin + heparin improved the live–birth rate of women with unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss. The live–birth rates for combination therapy, aspirin alone, and placebo were not significantly different: 69, 62, and 67 percent, respectively.

(Dr Vinay Sakhuja)

Latin Quotes

Ab actu ad posse valet illation

When an event has happened once, it is logical to conclude that it may happen again. (From what has happened we may infer what will happen).

 
    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A middle–aged patient was found to have central obesity.
Dr Bad: It is normal.
Dr Good: Rule out diabetes.
Lesson: As per results of a prospective cohort study (1989–2007) of 4,193 men and women 65 years of age and older in the Cardiovascular Health Study, among older adults, overall and central adiposity and weight gain during middle age and after the age of 65 years were associated with risk of diabetes.

Make Sure

Situation: An 18–year–old girl complained of purulent nasal discharge, nasal congestion, pain in the cheek and upper teeth for last 10 days. CT scan showed maxillary sinusitis.
Reaction: Remember to give macrolides.
Lesson: Make sure to remember that clarithromycin (macrolide) 500 mg twice–daily for 7 days is not only effective in maxillary sinusitis but also in other sinusitis.

 
    Lighter Side of Reading

An Inspirational Story
(Contributed by Dr. Vijay Maroo)

"Pencil: I’m sorry. Eraser: For what? You didn’t do anything wrong. Pencil: I’m sorry because you get hurt because of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you’re always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time.

Eraser: That’s true. But I don’t really mind. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong. Even though one day, I know I’ll be gone and you'll replace me with a new one, I’m actually happy with my job. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you sad."

Think about it and relate to our life, parents are like the eraser whereas their children are the pencil. They’re always there for their children, cleaning up their mistakes. Sometimes along the way, they get hurt, and become smaller (older) and eventually pass on. Though the ir children will eventually find someone new (spouse), but parents will always remain happy with what they do for their children, pouring their love endlessly, and will always hate seeing their precious ones being in a dilemma.

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eQuiz
(Dr Ashish Verma)

Read this…………………

A 66–year–old patient with stage V chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus is referred for renal transplant evaluation. She wonders which of the following is the best option for her?

A. Peritoneal dialysis
B. Hemodialysis followed by a living donor kidney transplantation
C. Pre–emptive living donor kidney transplantation
D. A zero–mismatch deceased donor kidney transplantation

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: no ways it ways
Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser:
no two ways about it

Correct answers received from: Dr K.V.Sarma, Dr K.P.Rajalakshmi, Dr Susheela Gupta, Dr Rashmi Chhibber, Dr Neelam Nath, Dr Anil Bairaria, Dr Rajiv Dhir, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr Sudipto Samaddar, Dr Rakesh Bhasin

Answer for 9th March Mind Teaser: Both are in Alphabetical order
Correct answers received from: Dr Rajshree Aggarwal, Dr Prabha Sanghi, Dr Tara Natarajan

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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Laugh a While
(Dr GM Singh)

Teacher: Can u tell the name of 3 great kings who have brought happiness & peace into people’s lives?

Student: Smo–king, Drin–king, I am forgetting the third.

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    Readers Responses
  1. Amazing to read about postmortem CT scan; it is great reading such new facts. We are truly and genuinely grateful to you for imparting such knowledge to us. Dr Vivek Kumar, Varanasi
 
    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

Do not ignore day time sleepiness

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with snoring is related to several cardiovascular diseases. It is a cause of systemic hypertension said Dr. KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri and Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee and President Heart Care Foundation of India.

Mild lung hypertension is also associated with OSA. Heart blockages are associated with severe OSA but not mild OSA. Night cardiac arrhythmias are known with OSA and therefore all patients with nocturnal cardiac arrhythmias should be evaluated for possible OSA.

Treatment of OSA may reduce systemic blood pressure, lung pressure, cardiovascular events and eliminate nocturnal ventricular bradycardia and asystole in many patients with OSA.

Explaining how sleep apnea occurs, Dr Aggarwal said that the throat is surrounded by muscles that control the airway for speaking, swallowing, and breathing. During sleep, these muscles are less active, and this causes the throat to narrow. In most people, this narrowing does not affect breathing. In others, it can cause snoring, sometimes with reduced or completely blocked airflow.

A completely blocked airway without airflow is called an obstructive apnea. Partial obstruction with diminished airflow is called a hypopnea. A person may have apnea and hypopnea during sleep.

Insufficient breathing due to apnea or hypopnea causes oxygen levels to fall and carbon dioxide to rise. Because the airway is blocked, breathing faster or harder does not help to improve oxygen levels until the airway is reopened. Typically, this requires the person to awaken to activate the upper airway muscles. Once the airway is opened, the person then takes several deep breaths to catch up on breathing. As the person awakens, he or she may move briefly, snort or snore, and take a deep breath. Less frequently, a person may awaken completely with a sensation of gasping, smothering, or choking.

Many people with sleep apnea are unaware of their abnormal breathing in sleep, and all patients underestimate how often their sleep is interrupted. Awakening from sleep causes sleep to be unrefreshing and causes fatigue and daytime sleepiness.

Symptoms of OSA

The main symptoms include loud snoring, fatigue, and daytime sleepiness. However, some people have no symptoms. Fatigue and sleepiness have many causes and are often attributed to overwork and increasing age.

Other symptoms may include one or more of the following:

  • Restless sleep
  • Awakening with choking, gasping, or smothering
  • Morning headaches, dry mouth, or sore throat
  • Waking frequently to urinate
  • Awakening unrested, groggy
  • Memory impairment, difficulty concentrating, low energy

Certain factors increase the risk of sleep apnea.

  • Increasing age: Sleep apnea occurs at all ages, but it is more common in middle and older age adults.
  • Male sex: Sleep apnea is two times more common in men, especially in middle age.
  • Obesity: The more obese a person is, the more likely they are to have sleep apnea.
  • Sedation from medication or alcohol interferes with the ability to awaken from sleep and can lengthen periods of apnea (no breathing), with potentially dangerous consequences.
  • Abnormality of the airway

Complications of sleep apnea

  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Increased risk of accidents and errors in daily activities
  • More than twice as likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident
  • Increased risk of cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure, heart attack, abnormal heart rhythms, or stroke

Diagnosis of sleep apnea

  • A complaint of snoring and ineffective sleep
  • Neck size (greater than 17 inches in men or 16 inches in women) is associated with an increased risk of sleep apnea.
  • A small upper airway: difficulty seeing the throat because of a tongue that is large for the mouth
  • High blood pressure, especially if it is resistant to treatment
  • If a bed partner has observed the patient during episodes of stopped breathing (apnea), choking, or gasping during sleep, there is a good possibility of sleep apnea
 
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    Situation Vacant

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

*Eligibility: Post MD/DNB/DCH

 
    Forthcoming Events

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket–schedule/series/228/icc–world–cup–2011

6th Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Nephrology (IANCON–2011)

March 12–13, 2011: Taj Deccan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad–34
Faculty: Dr MS Amarsen, Dr KV Jhony, Dr SC Dash, Dr Kashivishweswaran, Dr V Sakhuja, Dr RK Sharma, Dr Girishnarayan, Dr Anuradha, Dr SK Agarwal, Dr P Sundarajan, Dr P Keshivya, Dr Ravi Raju, Dr Dilip Pahari, Dr LC Sharma, Dr Sanjeev Saxena, Dr Sanjay Gupta, Dr Abhijit Tarapdhar, Dr PP Verma, Dr Harun Rashid, Dr Sampath Kumar, Dr Sanjib Sharma, Dr S Padmanabhan.
Topics: CKD Symposium (From India, Nepal, Bangladesh), Newer concepts in the pathogenesis of hypertension, Fluid and Electrolyte & AKI, RAAS in treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy, Primary Prevention of CKD: Trials & tribulation in Indian condition, Vitamin–D andchronic kidney disease, Mycophenolate Vs Cyclyophosphamide in Lupus nephritis, Individual zinganemia therapy, How to monitor Immunosuppression minimization, Obesity Diabetes epidemic, Life Style changes & therapeutics, BKV and CMV Nephropathy, Leptospira and Acute Kidney Injury, HIV Nephropathy, Hypophosphatemia and Renal Disease, Immunosuppressant and risk of Malignancy, Pregnancy ARF, Expanding Dialysis services in Andhra Pradesh, Making kidney transplant easier for less privileged, Cardiovascular risk reduction in CKD

Organizing Secretary: Dr Sree Bhushan Raju, Associate Professor, Dept of Nephrology, NIMS, Hyderabad, Mob: 09848492951, sreebhushan@hotmail.com; www.ian2011.in

Note: "Prof SC Dash oration in Nephrology" from this year onwards. Three awards each in oral, poster and imaging in Nephrology sessions

Registration for Delegates Amount
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Rs. 1500/–
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Rs. 2000/–
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CME on Pediatric Hepatology – 2011

In Association with Gastroenterology Chapter of IAP

Date: March 26–27, 2011; Venue: 2nd Floor, Auditorium, Medanta – The Medicity, Sector 38, Delhi NCR, Gurgaon – 122001, Haryana
Organizing Chairperson
Dr Neelam Mohan, Director, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity

No registration fee. Prior registration is must

For More information please contact:
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Medifinance Conference On Portfolio Management for Doctors and update on Budget 2011

Date: 13th March 2011 Time: 9 Am – 4 Pm

Venue: Auditorium, Delhi TB Association, 9 Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003

Speakers: Subhash Lakhotia and other top of line from finance sector. Separate sessions for portfolio management, insurance, mediclaim, banking sector, investments primary market, secondary market, taxation, loans for setting up hospitals, nursing homes, labs, etc. all under one roof.

No entry fee, the number of participants will be limited to 100 on first cum first serve basis. advance registration by mail to hcfi.1986@gmail.com or by phone on 9899974439/9873716235.

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
Subject: Global Warming, Ethnic Crises, How to be Healthy
Date: Sunday 3rd April, 2011;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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