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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 …

12th March, 2011, Saturday                                eMedinewS Presents Audio News of the Day

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Five strategies for a better heart

Count on these five white knights to protect your heart, your arteries, and the rest of you. They will make you look better and feel better. And it’s never too late to start.

  1. Avoid tobacco. Smoke from cigarettes, cigars, and pipes is as bad for the heart and arteries as it is for the lungs. If you smoke, quitting is the biggest gift of health you can give yourself. Secondhand smoke is also toxic, so avoid it whenever possible.
  2. Be active. Exercise and physical activity are about the closest things you have to magic bullets against heart disease and other chronic conditions. Any amount of activity is better than none; at least 30 minutes a day is best.
  3. Aim for a healthy weight. Carrying extra pounds, especially around the belly, strains the heart and tips you toward diabetes. If you are overweight, losing just 5% to 10% of your starting weight can make a big difference in your blood pressure and blood sugar.
  4. Enliven your diet. Add fruits and vegetables, whole grains, unsaturated fat, good protein (from beans, nuts, fish, and poultry), and herbs and spices. Subtract processed foods, salt, rapidly digested carbohydrates (from white bread, white rice, potatoes, and the like), red meat, and soda or other sugar–sweetened beverages.
  5. Drink alcohol in moderation (if at all). If you drink alcohol, limit your intake — one to two drinks a day for men, no more than one a day for women. (HealthBeat)

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  eMedinewS Audio PostCard

 Treating Diabetes Post 2010

Dr Ambrish Mithal speaks on
List of incretin–based therapies

Audio PostCard
 
  Thought of the Day

(By Dr GM Singh)

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Christopher Columbus

 
    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

Safe Holi tips released

Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India in a press conference today. The guest of the day was noted bhajan singer Mr Rajeev Chopra along with Mr Anil Wadhwa, Insurance Consultant.

 
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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

Central AC is not luxury

Dr Ramakant Panda, who heads Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai has written a letter to Mukherjee, asking for a rollback of the service tax proposal. He said at present in India, the number of beds, nurses and doctors per 1,000 population is among the lowest in the world. We have 0.8 beds per 1,000 people. In in sub–Saharan countries, it is 1 per 1,000. In China, it is 3 per 1,000 and in the US it is 7 to 8 per 1,000. The hospital infrastructure, equipment, doctors and nurses that we have in this country is much less than what we need. There is a huge demand–supply gap and we need to fill this gap. In the budget, it is proposed to levy a 10% service tax, with an abatement of 50%, on treatment carried out at hospitals with 25 or more beds with central air conditioning and diagnostic test services. This levy would have a negative impact across the healthcare spectrum. This comes at a time when the healthcare sector is already bearing the brunt of an inflationary spiral." Air–conditioning in hospitals is an essential need, and not a luxury. The guidelines laid down by the National Accreditation Board for hospitals do not provide accreditation to hospitals without central air-conditioning as split or window air–conditioning increases the risk of infection in the hospital. The service tax measure would deter hospitals from going in for central air–conditioning, leading to an increase in the already high infection rates in the hospitals. (Source:TOI, Mar 10, 2011)

 
    International News

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

Fitness rules you need to break…

In a society where beliefs about exercise are either long–held or fleeting (you know, until something better comes along), it can be difficult to know if we’re doing the right thing at the right time. And while some rules of fitness are backed up with studies and research, others aren’t as grounded in science. These are the rules you can bend.

The Truth Always warm up and cool down.
The Whole Truth While a proper warm–up is a must, especially prior to a race, a cooldown isn’t always necessary.
Nothing But The Truth Researchers at Aberystwyth University, in Wales, found that a warm–up that includes moderate to heavy efforts can improve high–intensity cycling performance by 3 percent. These efforts activate all available motor units so they’re ready to jump into action at the start, and leave you less likely to go into the red 30 seconds in. For very hard efforts, a cooldown can help prevent blood from pooling in your legs and causing dizziness, but there’s no evidence that it clears lactic acid or helps prevent soreness.

(Dr GM Singh)

Constitutional provision for child labour prevention

  • Article 24 of Indian constitution mentions explicitly that no child below the age of 14 shall be employed to work in any factory or mine or engaged in any other hazardous employment.
  • Article 15(3) confers right on the states to make special provisions for women and children to protect them.
  • Article 23 confers the fundamental right against certain forms of exploitation.
  • Under chapter IV of the constitution article 29 is clearly aimed at protecting the women and child workers.

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Reducing cholesterol may help body’s immune system fight viral infections

Cutting cholesterol could help the body’s immune system fight viral infections, according to a study published in the journal PLoS Biology.

Second–drop blood sugar testing method all right under certain circumstances, study says

According to a study published in the March issue of the journal Diabetes Care, patients with diabetes who lack ready and convenient access to soap and water may use the second drop of blood following a fingertip prick to test for blood sugar.

Pioglitazone–based second–line therapy may help control cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabetes

Pioglitazone in combination with either metformin or a sulfonylurea is an effective second–line therapy for the control of cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the journal Cardiovascular Diabetology.

 
    Infertility Update

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

What are the ethical issues associated with infertility and its treatment?

  • High–cost treatments are out of financial reach for some couples.
  • Debate over whether health insurance companies should be forced to cover infertility treatment.
  • Allocation of medical resources that could be used elsewhere
  • The legal status of embryos fertilized in vitro and not transferred in vivo.
  • Pro–life opposition to the destruction of embryos not transferred in vivo.
  • IVF and other fertility treatments have resulted in an increase in multiple births, provoking ethical analysis because of the link between multiple pregnancies, premature birth, and a host of health problems.
  • Religious leaders’ opinions on fertility treatments.
  • Infertility caused by DNA defects on the Y chromosome is passed on from father to son. If natural selection is the primary error correction mechanism that prevents random mutations on the Y chromosome, then fertility treatments for men with abnormal sperm (in particular ICSI) only defer the underlying problem to the next male generation.
 
    Hepatology Update

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

When should glycogen storage disease be suspected on examination?

Answer: If on clinical examination there is

  • Nephromegaly
  • Proximal weakness
  • Hepatosplenomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
 
    Medicolegal Update

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

What is the delusion of grandeur?

It is also termed as delusion of exaltation

  • This is a delusion of pleasant belief or feeling. The sufferer remains in a state of feeling of greatness, power and wealth. He may be extravagant in his thinking and action and may commit some crime in such a state of mind or may ruin his money or property.
  • Erotomania is a type of delusion of grandeur, where the sufferer believes that a person of very high rank or social status loves him/her.
  • The sufferer also believes that the imaginary person communicates his love in some manner or other, by posture or by communication in a secret or symbolic way.
  • When a person suffering from delusion of grandeur, believes that he will be killed by another person for the huge property he possesses and if as remedial step he kills that person then he will have diminished responsibility for the commission of the act because though in this case there are elements of fear and apprehension about his own life and to safeguard his life he has killed the person, yet he is not fully absolved from the act he has committed because in such a case he could have tried lawful protective steps for his life i.e., he could have sought for the help of the police…
 
    Legal Question of the Day

(Dr M C Gupta, Advocate)

Q. Should not there be a bridge course for practitioners of others systems of medicine so as to allow them to get an MBBS degree in a short period? Why does the government not provide for such a bridge course?

Ans.

  • In general, it is a desirable approach to develop a stream of practitioners qualified in more than one systems of medicine. That is the only way to bring integration among various systems. Traditional systems have much to offer to the newer/modern/allopathic system. Proper scientific research for investigating and testing the methods and practices of traditional systems is sorely lacking. The government has created a separate department of ISM and provided funds for it but funds alone cannot produce research. There has to be a mindset. The present mindset is that allopathy treats other systems as pariahs. There is very receptivity in the allopathic system towards other systems. The reasons are not far to seek. There is such a vast difference between the educational and intellectual standards and the linguistic, scientific and mathematical capabilities as also in the phraseology and terminology of practitioners of allopathic and non–allopathic systems that there is hardly any meeting ground.
  • In order to provide such a meeting ground, it is essential to provide a mechanism for facilitating academic interchange between the different systems and to encourage cross–system approach.
  • MBBS studies are so vast and medical science is advancing so fast that even the present five and a half years course is probably insufficient to give basic knowledge and experience that a graduate in modern system of medicine should have. Hence it is just not possible to have a bridge course by providing a short term training to graduates of other systems entitling them to get an MBBS degree.
  • I can think of two viable means of bringing ISM graduates into the fold of modern medicine:
    • The government has already mooted a three and a half year degree course, BRHC (Bachelor of Rural Health Care). This has the blessings of the MCI. Those IMS graduates who opt to get the BRHC degree may be enabled later to get an MBBS degree through a bridge course of less than five and a half years duration.
    • The government may take a policy decision to reserve a certain number of seats in MBBS for ISM graduates who fulfill the requirements that may be laid down to ensure standards
  • Why the government is not thinking on these lines is because the senior people in both allopathic and ISM systems have probably never thought on these lines and submitted any proposals to the government.
 
    Obesity Update

Dr. Parveen Bhatia and Dr Rama Lakshmi

Obesity in women

Obesity statistics in women

In India urbanization and modernization has been associated with obesity. In Northern India obesity is most prevalent in urban populations. Socioeconomic class also affects the rate of obesity. Women of high socioeconomic class had rates of 10.4% as opposed to 0.9% in women of low socioeconomic class. With people moving into urban centers and wealth increasing, concerns about an obesity epidemic in India are growing.

While 63% of people are considered to be overweight in the developed countries, the most recent statistics indicate that around 30% of people are in the obese category. By definition, anyone with a body mass index (BMI) over 30 is considered to be obese. Of the women in the 16–24 age bracket, about 27% of them fall into the obese category. Women who are in the "super obese" category comprise about 1 in every 16 women.

 
    Useful Website

(Dr Surendernikhil Gupta)

KidSurvival

Polio from their Perspective

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=339

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Lipase

Lipase is an enzyme produced by the pancreas to help digest fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.

  • Very high levels in blood can be due to acute pancreatitis.
  • High levels are also found with pancreatic duct obstruction, pancreatic cancer, and other pancreatic diseases.
  • Moderately increased lipase values may occur with kidney disease, salivary gland inflammation, a bowel obstruction, or peptic ulcer disease.
  • Low levels may indicate permanent damage to the lipase–producing cells in the pancreas.
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    Medi Finance Update

BDO Budget Snapshot 2011–12
(Saurabh Aggarwal)

Indirect Tax – At A Glance

  • Constitutional Amendment Bill to be introduced in budget session of Parliament
  • GST Network (GSTN) to be established to provide IT Infrastructure for introduction of GST
  • Political scenarios and differences in States, roll out of GST by 2012 seems difficult
  • Rate of Service Tax retained at 10% to create foundation for GST
  • Service Tax Refund/Exemption to SEZ Units rationalized & clarified
  • 2 New services introduced:
  • Services by air–conditioned restaurants having license to serve liquor; and
  • Short–term accommodation in hotels/inns/clubs/guest houses etc
  • Point of Service Tax Rules, 2011 introduced to determine the point of time when the services shall be deemed to be provided to determine rate of Service Tax
  • Exempted services definition amended to include trading
  • Definition of "inputs" and "input services" amended
  • Banking Company & NBFC to reverse 50% of CENVAT Credit
  • Life Insurance Company to reverse 20% of CENVAT Credit
  • Self Assessment concept introduced in Customs law
 
    Drug Update

List of Approved Drug From 01.01.2010 TO 31.8.2010

Drug Name

Indication

DCI Approval Date

Dronedarone (as Hydrochloride) film coated tablet 400 mg.

To reduce the risk of cardiovascular hospitalization in patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter (AFL), with a recent episode of AF/AFL and associated cardiovascular risk factors (i.e., age > 70, hypertension, diabetes, prior cerebrovascular accident, left atrial diameter > 50mm or left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 40%, who are in sinus rhythm or who will be cardioverted.

08/04/2010

 
    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

Biomarkers of ovarian carcinoma

As a single marker, HE4 had the highest sensitivity for detecting ovarian carcinoma specially early stage disease. Combined CA125 and HE4 was a more accurate predictor of ovarian malignancy than either alone.

(Dr Vinay Sakhuja)

Ad alio expectes quod alteri feceris.

Expect that as you do unto one, another will do unto you.
(You may look for the same treatment from others as you extend to others.)

 
    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient with heart failure came for cardiac evaluation.
Dr. Bad: Go for Echo test.
Dr. Good: Go for Tissue Doppler Echo test.
Lesson: A patient with heart failure must go for Tissue Doppler Echo Test for evaluation of diastolic functions.

Make Sure

Situation: A patient on ACE inhibitor developed angioneurotic edema.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was ACE inhibitor continued?
Lesson: Make sure that patients on ACE inhibitors are advised to watch for symptoms of urticaria and stop the drug immediately in case swelling of lip, face or tongue develops. (Br J Clin Pharmacol 1999;48(6):861–5)

 
    Lighter Side of Reading

An Inspirational Story
(Contributed by Dr GM Singh)

Beauty of Life

A group of alumni highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. The conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups––porcelein, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some ecquisite–––telling them to help themselves to the hot coffee.

When all of the student had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said; "if you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is but normal for you to want only the best for yourseles, that is the source of your problems and stress. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for each other’s cups. Now………if life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life, but the quality of life does not change. Some times, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it"

So, don’t let the cups drive you………enjoy the coffee instead. Let’s value the beauty of life before it’s too late………

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Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

Which is the only US state which borders with just one other US state?

Yesterday’s eQuiz: 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
Answer for Yesterday’s eQuiz: Correct answer is C.

A pre-emptive living donor renal transplantation has better outcomes when compared with well–matched deceased donor renal transplants. Those transplanted pre-emptively do better than those transplanted after a brief spell of dialysis. Usually, outcomes are similar with both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis except for diabetic women older than 65 who seem to fare better on hemodialysis.

Correct answers received from: Dr Amlendu Yadav

Answer for 9th March Mind Teaser: No two ways about it
Correct answers received from: Dr Rakesh Bhasin, Dr Anupam Sethi Malhotra, Dr Vijay Kansal, Dr Saket Junagade. Dr K Raju

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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Laugh a While
(Contributed by Dr G M Singh)

Top Secret Communications Center

When my son was in the Air Force, my wife and I visited quite often. On our first visit, we were allowed inside this top secret Communications Center, but everything in sight was covered up so we could look around everywhere –– Heck, even the toilet paper in the Men’s room was disguised.

Anyway, at the exit, there’s a sign above the door, which reads: "You have been exposed to Top Secret Material. Please destroy yourself before leaving the building."

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    Readers Response
  1. Dear Dr KK Aggarwal, You have nicely defended our opposition to the proposed service tax– highlighting how it is going to affect the patients now and if we do not oppose, in future how doctors also will be affected. The end result is the poor Indian, especially our rural folks. Regards: Dr. LVK Moorthy, President IMA TN State ( 2008–09)
 
    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

Prescribe insurance to all patients in the prescriptions?

When we do not take our car on the roads without an insurance then why do we take our body out without insurance said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India in a press conference here today. The guest of the day was noted bhajan singer Mr Rajeev Chopra along with Mr Anil Wadhwa, Insurance Consultant.

The experts said

  1. Everybody should be insured and for those who cannot, the government must pay for their insurance. Insurance should be added in the prescription of any doctor.
  2. Even if a patient has a disease he or she needs insurance so that he is covered for other illnesses. Remember one is entitled for 1% of the cover as room rent or 2% for the ICU bed.
  3. The coverage amount is for one full year. Do not exhaust it in one admission.
  4. The patients should choose their insurance so that even OPD treatment is added to the coverage.
  5. A person can have more than one insurance policy.
  6. Health is not mere absence of disease but a state of physical, mental, social, environmental, spiritual and financial well being.
  7. The purpose of life should be to desire for inner happiness and for that to earn righteously.
  8. One must plan for the old age; remember that today one can live above the age of 80. An old age treatments can be very costly.
  9. Most disputes are due to property and one must write his or her will in time. Property dispute is number one cause of heart attack in the country.
  10. All doctors should be insured against malpractice. To err is human and malpractice is not a criminal negligence.
  11. The banks should come out with schemes so that patients can get loans for treatments on the spot.

Safe Holi tips released

  1. Green and bluish green chemicals contain malachite green which can be toxic to the eyes.
  2. Auramine, methyl violet, rhodamine and orange II are all phototoxic colors and can damage the skin.
  3. Mica in the color can damage the skin.
  4. Use floral dyes. Flowers like Marigold, China rose, Butterfly Pea, Flame of the Forest etc are used for the extraction of colorful dyes.
  5. Bhang can precipitate acute abnormal mental behavior and psychosis.
  6. Bhang can increase the heart rate and blood pressure in susceptible individuals.
  7. Pre treatment with a beta–blocker can take away the bad effects of bhang.
  8. Alcohol can impair judgment and make one prone to accidents.
    • Three to four drinks are sufficient to raise the blood pressure to dangerously high levels in      susceptible individuals. In patients who are prone to heart attacks, this dangerous rise in blood    pressure can precipitate heart attack, paralysis and brain hemorrhage. The incidence of    paralytic attacks is found to be high within 24 hours of heavy drinking.
    • Binge drinking (more than 5 pegs in one hour) is also associated with irregular heart beats and    increased incidence of sudden death. Heart and high blood pressure patients are therefore    specifically cautioned not to indulge into heavy drinking.
    • Drinking one peg of alcohol (one ounce) in one hour can still be considered as safe (social   drinking) as this amount of alcohol can be totally metabolized by the liver during one hour.
  9. Consuming six tablets of paracetamol with alcohol, which is a common practice to reduce the hangover especially by women, can produce fatal liver damage. Taking aspirin, also, to reduce the hangover can produce fatal hemorrhage in the stomach and hence should be avoided.
  10. Balloons can cause blunt injuries to the eyes and precipitate head injuries.
  11. Beware of date rape drugs. Do not play Holi with strangers.
  12. Don’t throw color at sensitive parts, such as eyes.
  13. Chemicals if enter the eye may cause mild allergy or even severe chemical burn in the eye. A patient may present with allergic conjunctivitis, chemical burn, corneal abrasion and blunt eye injury.
  14. If a color comes in contact with the eye, one should immediately wash it with a lot of water and in case irritation persists, medical aid should be sought immediately.
  15. Most colors used during Holi usually cause mild redness and irritation lasting for up to 48 hours. If clarity of vision is affected, it’s an emergency.
    • The particles in color powders (shining mica particles in gulal) can damage the cornea. The    corneal abrasion is an emergency and one should consult the doctor. There can be bleeding in    the eyes, lens subluxation, macular edema or retinal detachment. These can lead to loss of    vision or loss of the eye.
  16. If there is vision loss or corneal abrasions rush to the eye doctor.
  17. Use Dental caps to protect the teeth from staining. Use sunglasses to keep the eyes safe from the harmful chemicals of the colors.
  18. While washing off the color, use lukewarm water and keep the eyes and lips tightly closed.
  19. While traveling keep the car windows tightly shut.
  20. Use a hat, cap or anything like that to protect the hair from being colored with hard–to rinse dyes.
  21. Do not bump into the frenzied group of mob if you take to streets. Better you cross the road to the sidewalk across. Or, simply stay at a safe distance.
  22. Discourage children to play Holi with eggs, mud or gutter water.
  23. Avoid use of ‘abir’ as it has flakes of mica.
  24. Stop children from forcing Holi celebrations on a hesitant neighbor.
  25. Don’t walk alone on the streets on the Holi day.
  26. Use only powdered color and water.
  27. Keep a big bucket of water handy for your children, so that they do not resort to gutter water and other unclean sources.
  28. Holi is a festival of love and joy and should be used as a medium of communication to remove the mental dirt and clean the mind.
  29. Holi should not end up with quarrels, violence or eve teasing. We should use floral colors and not chemicals.
  30. Make your own floral colors: Mix Haldi with flour to get yellow color; petals of flowers of "tesu" give saffron color; the "beetroot" pieces soaked in water can give magenta color.
 
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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.

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    Forthcoming Events

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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

NATIONAL SEMINAR ON STRESS PREVENTION (7th-8th May 2011).

A Stress Prevention Residential Seminar cum spiritual retreat with Dr KK Aggarwal and Experts from Brahma Kumaris will be organized from May 7-8, 2011.

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: On 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
 

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
Up to 15th February 2011
 
Rs. 1500/–
Up to 5th March 2011
Rs. 2000/–
Spot registration
Rs. 2500/–
Student
Rs. 500/–

DD/Cheque in favor of "IANCON– 2011" payable at Hyderabad. Add Rs 100/– for outstation cheque.

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:
Dr Sakshi Karkra – 09971018789
Dr Avinal Kalra – 09717840850
Dr Mahinder S Dhaliwal – 09999669415
Ms Karuna – 09899996682

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