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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


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  Editorial …

12th January 2012, Thursday

Statins and the risk of diabetes

  • Statins confer a small increased risk of diabetes.
  • The risk is with intensive statin therapy and not moderate statin therapy
  • This translates into one additional case of diabetes for every 500 patients treated with intensive rather than moderate statin therapy.

(Preiss D, et al. Risk of incident diabetes with intensive–dose compared with moderate–dose statin therapy: a meta–analysis. JAMA 2011;305(24):2556–64)

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Statins and the risk of diabetes

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18th MTNL Perfect Health Mela
Eco Fest–An Inter School Eco Club’s Health Festival

Purpose of this competition is not only to have a competition but to learn preventive strategies so that the children in future can become healthy adults.

Dr K K Aggarwal
    National News

Odisha on high alert to tackle bird flu in Khurda villages

19 villages declared restricted zone; samples being sent to labs

Maintaining high preparedness to deal with the bird flu scare in Khurda district, the Odisha government on Tuesday kept rapid action teams and groups of veterinarians ready. Nineteen villages, within a three–km radius of Keranga, where A(H5N1) virus was first detected in hen and duck, have been declared a restricted zone. Experts from Kolkata and New Delhi visited the Keranga village to take stock of the situation. "We are keeping a close watch on the situation. Samples of dead birds are being sent to different laboratories. The Centre is seriously going through the reports. Whatever appropriate direction the Centre gives to control the situation will be followed," said Fisheries and Animal Resources Development (ARD) Secretary Satyabrata Sahu. (Source: The Hindu, January 11, 2012)

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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

Risk not equal in cases of severe aortic stenosis

Among patients classified broadly as having asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis, it appears that assessing transvalvular flow rates and pressure gradients can help further stratify risk, researchers found. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Mixed results for migraine Tx, preventive efforts

An intervention promoting prophylactic drug treatment failed to reduce migraine sufferers’ attack frequency or severity, a randomized study indicated, while a separate trial of acupuncture found that it was significantly beneficial –– but not much more so than sham acupuncture. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Google the best tool to predict flu outbreak, finds study

Scientists may have found a way to counter an upcoming influenza outbreak – Google. Researchers at Johns Hopkins have found ‘Google Flu Trends’ a powerful early warning system for emergency departments. They say monitoring Internet search traffic about influenza may prove to be a better way for hospital emergency rooms to prepare for a surge in sick patients compared to waiting for outdated government flu case reports. A report on the value of the Internet search tool for emergency departments, studied over a 21–month period, was published on Tuesday in the journal ‘Clinical Infectious Diseases’. The team said ‘Google Flu Trends’ collects and provides data on search traffic for flu information on a daily basis by detecting and analyzing certain flu–related search terms. The search queries, when combined, are good indicators of flu activity. (Source: TOI, 11, 2012)

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@DrKKAggarwal: #IJMD As the tracheostomy needs transtracheal dissection and carries significant morbidity, submental intubation… fb.me/×pFAk4×6

@DeepakChopra: Do value who you are. Enjoy your uniqueness. Don’t compare yourself with others and put yourself down.

    Spiritual Update

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

Vedic Educational Modules

The modules for education are original text books; review text books; songs; role plays, drama, 1: 1 counseling or one–to–multiple counseling.

All these modules have a Vedic origin.

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    Infertility Update

(Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

Which patients are candidates for assisted hatching?

The use of assisted hatching in all patients is not recommended. Assisted hatching should be reserved for patients who may have a harder time achieving pregnancy (poor diagnosis). This includes women who are 38 years old or older using their own eggs, patients with 2 or more failed IVF cycles, and those who had been noted to have poor embryo quality.

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    An Inspirational Story

(Ms Ritu Sinha)

Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self–pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?" The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

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    Cardiology eMedinewS

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

Sodium–potassium ratio may be more important than total sodium intake

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People with risk factors should visit cardiologist

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Low iron levels in blood raises DVT risk

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    Pediatric eMedinewS

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

Revisiting 2011: Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Children

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Revisiting 2011: Imaging after UTI

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Revisiting 2011: IVIG for Neonatal Sepsis

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    Fitness Update

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

Supersized market economy, supersized belly: Wealthier nations have more fast food and more obesity

New research from the University of Michigan suggests obesity can be seen as one of the unintended side effects of free market policies.

A study of 26 wealthy nations shows that countries with a higher density of fast food restaurants per capita had much higher obesity rates compared to countries with a lower density of fast food restaurants per capita.
"It’s not by chance that countries with the highest obesity rates and fast food restaurants are those in the forefront of market liberalization, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, versus countries like Japan and Norway, with more regulated and restrictive trade policies," said Roberto De Vogli, associate professor in the U-M School of Public Health, and lead researcher of the study.
For example, in the United States, researchers reported 7.52 fast food restaurants per 100,000 people, and in Canada they reported 7.43 fast food restaurants per 100,000 people. The paper reported the obesity rates among US men and women were 31.3% and 33.2%, respectively. The obesity rates for Canadian men and women were 23.2% and 22.9%, respectively.

Compare that to Japan, with 0.13 fast food restaurants per 100,000 people, and Norway, with 0.19 restaurants per capita. Obesity rates for men and women in Japan were 2.9 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively. In Norway, obesity rates for men and women were 6.4 percent and 5.9 percent, respectively. The relationships remain consistent even when researchers controlled for variables such as income, income inequality, urban areas, motor vehicles and internet use per capita. Obesity research largely overlooks the global market forces behind the epidemic, De Vogli said.

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    Legal Question of the Day

(Dr MC Gupta, Advocate & Medico–legal Consultant)

Q. Can a dentist be held liable if a wrong tooth is removed?

Ans. Yes. By the way, who else can be held liable?

    Healthy Driving

(Conceptualized by Heart Care Foundation of India and Supported by Transport Department; Govt. of NCT of Delhi)

Can a person with diabetes drive?

Patients with uncontrolled diabetes or newly diagnosed patients before treatment has started should avoid driving till the diabetes is controlled.

    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: Embolization occurs in how many patient of DVT (JR to SR).
Dr Bad: Rare!
Dr Good: Common!
Lesson: Embolization occurs in about 50% of patients having proximal vein DVT.

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Make Sure

Situation: A patient with pyogenic meningitis developed complications.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was an antibiotic not given when meningitis was suspected?
Lesson: Make sure that the first dose of antibiotic is given at the time when meningitis is suspected.

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  Quote of the Day

(Dr GM Singh)

If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point. Dirk Benedict

    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Routine Stool Examination

Detection and identification of parasites: included are Giardia, Entamoeba histolytica (amoeba), helminth eggs, protozoa, larval worms and segments (proglottids) of tapeworms

    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

When should you have your first colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer?

a. At age 35
b. At age 40
c. At age 45
d. At age 50
e. At age 55

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Which of the following statements best describe initiation of HAART in HIV/TB coinfection?

a. HAART should be initiated at diagnosis of TB.
b. Patient with CD4+ count of 100–200 cells/μl should complete antituberculous therapy before starting HAART.
c. The development of IRIS does not seem to be with associated with any particular drug class or antiretroviral regimen.
d. IRIS often occurs following completion of antituberculous therapy.

Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: The development of IRIS does not seem to be with associated with any particular drug class or antiretroviral regimen.

Correct answers received from: Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr Mrs S Das, Dr PC Das, Raju Kuppusamy, Dr Niraj kumar Gupta, Dr Chandresh Jardosh.

Answer for 9th January Mind Teaser
: c. The protective effect of HAART in reducing the risk of TB disease is greater in those with advanced immunosuppression.
Correct answers received from: Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Anil Bairaria,
Dr Neelam Nath.

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    Laugh a While

(Dr GM Singh)

A Happy Family

Boy was introducing, "Hi, my father’s name is "Laughing" and my mother’s name is "Smiling".

Girl was surprised, "Really? You must be Kidding!"

Boy defended, "No, no, that’s my brother’s name. I am ‘JOKING’."

    Medicolegal Update

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

What is panic disorder?

  • This is a condition of vulnerability to stress with repeated sudden attacks of panic with sustained anxiety and recurrence of panic.
  • It is a period of distress and apprehension, with somatic symptoms of feeling of choking, breathing trouble, trembling with a fearful feeling that he may go insane or may even die.
  • The attack may last for a few seconds to a few hours; usually the peak of distress is felt by about 10 minutes after starting.
  • Recurrence is also sudden, it can be said to be a part of anxiety, phobia and stress disorder syndrome.
  • It is treated by psychotherapy, benzodiazepine group of drugs, encouraging thoughts to be free from anxiety.

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Diet rich in whole grains can prevent heart attack, paralysis, obesity & diabetes

Diets rich in whole grains fruits and vegetables can prevent heart attack, paralysis, obesity and diabetes, said Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

Dr. Aggarwal said that there are four major types of diet. First is a healthy diet consisting of fruits, vegetables and legumes. The second is western or Swedish diet full of red meat, processed meat, poultry meat, rice, pasta, eggs, fried potatoes and fish. The third type is alcohol based with wine, liquour, beer and snacks. The fourth type of diet is sweet taste diet consisting of sweet baked foot, candy, chocolates, jam and ice cream.

It is only a healthy diet which is associated with reduced risk of heart attack. A low risk behavior is characterized by high intake of whole grains, fish, vegetables, fruits and legumes, moderate alcohol consumption, along with not smoking, being physically active and being relatively thin.

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Revisiting the year 2011

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Mr M K Doogar

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DES for the Future- Is India Ready to Take the Challenge

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High Risk Diabetes

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Robotic Surgery in India

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