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Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee
Dr KK Aggarwal
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13th February 2013, Wednesday

When will we stop fighting?

Delhi Medical Association elections over many years have become a dirty game with contestants carrying out a negative SMS campaign.

This year the election had three contestants for the post of the President, with Dr. Sharad Lakhotia contesting as an independent candidate, besides Dr Anil Goyal from the Karma group and Dr Ramesh Dutta from previous Faith group. Dr Dutta had earlier served as a DMA President. This was for the first time after many decades that somebody wanted to re-contest as President for DMA.

While Dr. Goyal was contesting with his background of being a specialist and a Chairman of the CME Committee of the Delhi Medical Council, Dr. Dutta’s, also a specialist, basic contention was that earlier when he was the President of DMA, he had not been allowed to work to his expectations by the then Secretary DMA. Dr. Lakhotia, again a specialist, started on the right wicket but soon ended up with a sustained negative camp, which apparently annoyed many people.

As doctors, we always teach people to talk transparent and positive and that too in the interest of the medical fraternity.

One of the points raised in the elections was that a doctor, who wants to become the President of DMA, spends about Rs. 50 lakhs and after becoming the President, he has to recover back that amount and for that he has to indulge into corruption.

I personally feel that both the statements are without scientific facts. Firstly, the finances of the Delhi Medical Association are not in the hands of the President. When I was President DMA, I did not sign a single cheque that year. It is the Secretary and the Treasurer, who have the authority to sign checks and their elections are not held the way the elections for the President are held. The Secretary and Treasurer are chosen from amongst the Executive Members elected by various branches. The accounts are further controlled by a Finance Committee, which along with its chairman is chosen by the General Body Meeting held on 31st March every year. Accounts passed by the Finance Committee are then approved by the Executive Meeting and later finally by the General House.

In a system like this, it is impossible for anybody to be a part of corruption or indulge into corruption. If someone does so, then the executive members have a right to raise the point in the monthly Executive Meetings.

Another point raised was that the candidate has to spend about Rs. 50 lakhs to win the election. This also does not seem to be true. The elections of President are held along with two Vice Presidents and the voting is done in five zones.

DMA is controlled by its Executive Members. One person represents 150 members of the branch. These executive members are the backbone of DMA politics.

The average number of voters is 4000, which means 27 voters per executive member. It is not difficult for executive member to campaign, convince and motivate 40 members each to come and vote. This does not require any finances.

It was said that candidates throw parties to lure the voters. I know that in my branch, no party has ever been hosted in the last five years.

I am aware of the South Delhi branch of DMA where all the hardcore DMA workers meet and plan for the DMA elections and contribute for their meetings.

Every branch has 40 to 50 committed workers who meet and decide the strategy of winning an election.

All the branches of DMA have to complete their elections before 22nd of February and hence most of them will have their annual elections by the first week of February.

Indirectly, these branch elections are linked to DMA elections as DMA executive members are to be elected by Branches. To hold branch elections, the contestants pool allowable finances to win the branch elections and DMA executive posts and IMA central council posts.

Annual meetings of the branches are also held near the election days. For example, the South Delhi Annual Convention was held on 3rd February this year and DMA elections on 12th February. Every branch annual meet will have some CME fund raised to hold scientific meets. The DMA candidates have an opportunity to project themselves during these meetings.

In DMA bylaws, once the code of conduct is enforced, any type of campaign is prohibited and sponsoring of dinners is also prohibited.

Friends and well-wishers of the candidate do host smaller meetings but these have nothing to do with the funding from the contestants.

As of today, there is nothing in the constitution as to how much a person can spend on election in SMS, emails, door to door campaigning, leaflets, pamphlets or posting. Till that happens, these election expenses will be borne by the candidates.

Another point raised was that illegal annual members are made at the time of election.

Most of the young non members become members of IMA only after knowing its activities. Every branch has to have a membership drive for which they have to designate specific months for the same. In DMA most branches have membership drive from September to December.

At a national level in IMA, awards are given to members who make maximum new members. People who become members in November, December will have to pay an annual membership fee of only six months.

Branches are allowed to bring schemes to attract new memberships. During the 6-month membership, new members get to know of the IMA activities and other members and most of them subsequently become life members of IMA.

Most branches choose membership months so that they coincide with the annual elections so that new members get an opportunity to participate in the annual DMA elections as this is the only time when approximately 1000 people gather in each of the zones (south, east, west and north). The new members get to know the strength of the IMA only at these gatherings.

I personally feel the people should not fight in the organization and work together in the interest of the medical profession. Already at a national level, all the States work in a cohesive manner and decide the national working. I recall in 1991 when I was the Vice President of DMA, there was a group of 8-10 doctors who used to sit together and decide the working of DMA. The time has come for that to happen again. All the stakeholders should sit together.

Politics is a hardcore honorary profession and requires devotion and commitment by people who are into it. When I was President DMA in 2005 and President (Elect) DMA in 2004, I literally spent six honorary hours every day for two full years. Even now, when I am Vice President (Elect) of IMA, I spend 2-3 honorary hours every day either at home or at IMA office doing the IMA work.

It is because of IMA that Clinical Establishment Act till today has not been passed by the government; doctors’ establishments are not being harassed by the MCD; under the PNDT Act, doctors are not being harassed and relations of patients can no more break medical establishments on disputes.

Today, IMA has over 2.2 lakh members, 1768 branches and 29 State branches. Let us all do our bit and work in the interest of the medical profession. I personally feel that everybody should become a member of medical association and people who do not vote for five consecutive years should be debarred from IMA membership. Even the MCI regulations endorses that everyone should become a member of an association.

Remember IMA is not just the four walls of a building. It is WE who make IMA. Let us all start contributing to IMA and make it one of the strongest bodies in the country.

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    Constipation Update

Even when large volumes are ingested, PEG induced diarrhoea is associated with minimal electrolyte losses or gains. PEG 3350 electrolyte solutions are thus safer than osmotic salts such as magnesium and sodium sulphate or phosphate, especially in patients with impaired renal or cardiac function. Attar A, Lémann M, Ferguson A, et al. Comparison of a low dose polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution with lactulose for treatment of chronic constipation. Gut 1999;44(2):226

 
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    National News

Experts call for steps to check environmental toxicity

CHANDIGARH: The most common cancer diagnosed among Punjabis is of the oesphagus or the food pipe, followed by that of gall bladder, liver and breast. Experts and environmentalists at the Punjab University on Sunday deliberated on the use of pesticides and their link to cancer in the light of an extensive survey of the government on high cancer incidence. Punjab must initiate strict measures to decrease the use of pesticides in agriculture, and also work towards minimizing environmental toxicity in the state. This formed part of the recommendations of the "Dialogue on Punjab State Cancer Survey" organized by the Environmental Health Action Group of Kheti Virasat Mission. Pyara Lal Garg, executive director, Punjab Health Resource Centre, who is the head of this survey, presented the salient features of the report. Eminent health management expert and surgeon S G Kabra from Jaipur delivered a special lecture on cancer and its correlation with toxicity, particularly pesticides. The speakers agreed that the recently-released exhaustive study on prevalence of cancer in Punjab may have some flaws, but this is the first study conducted on this scale, and gives the government and activists a platform to work more on the subject. They highlighted that the positive aspects of the study cannot be ignored. The speakers said that the survey must form the basis of further research on the issue. Also, the state government must wake up to the menace of pesticides and environmental toxicity, and take remedial measures on war footing. (Source: TOI, Feb 11, 2013)

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Medical mistakes in Indian movies

Dear all, eMedinewS is starting a special series on ‘Medical mistakes in Indian movies’. We invite all our readers to share with us the following information:

  1. Scene/s where the image of the medical profession has been maligned in an unrealistic manner, or
  2. Scene/s where medical care and approach has been depicted incorrectly, or
  3. Scenes where the medical profession has been portrayed correctly.

Send us the clippings or description of the scenes. This would be a start to a special campaign to rebuild the image of the medical profession.

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Child Maltreatment

  1. Child maltreatment is intentional harm or threat of harm to a child by a person who is acting in the role of caretaker.
  2. Four categories of child maltreatment
    • Physical abuse
    • Sexual abuse
    • Emotional abuse
    • Child neglect

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    Valvular Heart Disease Update

Percutaneous balloon valvotomy is not indicated in patients with mitral obstruction due to mitral annular calcification.

(Experts: Dr Ganesh K Mani, Dr Yugal Mishra, Dr Deepak Khurana, Dr Rajesh Kaushish, Dr K S Rathor, Dr Sandeep Singh and Dr KK Aggarwal)

 
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(Contributed by Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Acyclovir, valacyclovir in first trimester not linked to major birth defects

Exposure to acyclovir or valacyclovir in the first trimester of pregnancy is not associated with an increased risk for major birth defects, according to the results of a large, population-based, historical cohort study reported in the August 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: Medscape)

Confirmed: MammaPrint predicts treatment in breast cancer

The first prospective trial of the 70-gene-signature MammaPrint (Agendia) breast cancer test shows that it can help determine which breast cancer patients can forgo adjuvant systemic treatment. The results of the Microarray Prognostics in Breast Cancer (RASTER) study were published online January 31 in the International Journal of Cancer. (Source: Medscape)

Imaging, endovascular therapy no benefit late after stroke

Final results of a new trial are doubly negative, showing that identifying a favorable penumbral pattern on imaging did not identify stroke patients who would benefit preferentially from endovascular treatment out to 8 hours after symptom onset, nor did endovascular therapy prove to be superior to standard medical care in these patients. (Source: Medscape)

Minimally invasive clot lysing promising in ICH

Patients with an intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) who underwent a novel surgical procedure to receive tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) directly into their clot continue to benefit at 1 year in terms of functional outcome and reduced hospital stay, results of a phase 2 trial suggest. These benefits translate into a $44,000 per patient cost saving, Daniel F. Hanley, MD, professor, neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, told delegates here at the International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2013. (Source: Medscape)

Bronchiectasis linked to higher mortality in COPD patients

Smoking, pulmonary hypertension, and a decline in lung function are associated with an increased risk of death in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Now researchers in Spain have added another potential risk factor: the presence and severity of bronchiectasis. (Source: Medscape)

 
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@DrKKAggarwal: Love yourself. Love the world. There is no power stronger than love.

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

What are the stages of love in life?

Euphoria, reaction, adjustment and liking are the four fundamental phases of any relationship.

When a man gets engaged to a girl, both go through a phase of euphoria where they can talk to each other for hours. This phase may last for six months or may extend to three years. The next phase is that of reaction and disagreeing on small issues. This phase ends with the phase of adjustment after a variable period of time depending on the family counseling available. These two phases may last up to seven years. The last phase in any relationship is the phase of attachment or liking, or the phase of real spiritual love with liking for each other.

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    Infertility Update (Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

What are the emotional aspects related to ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy is a physically and emotionally traumatic experience. In addition to experiencing the loss of a pregnancy, women may fear the loss of future fertility. Feelings of grief and loss are normal. Sadness, anger, self–blame, guilt, and depression are part of the grieving process, and need to be acknowledged and expressed. It can be helpful to share these feelings in a support group, such as RESOLVE or SHARE, or through counseling.

 
    Tat Tvam Asi………and the Life Continues……

(Dr Sanjay Chaudhary, Medical Director, Chaudhary Eye Centre, Dr Pallavi Sugandhi, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cornea & Refractive surgeon, Chaudhary Eye Centre)

Myth: Eyes can be donated even by a live person.
Fact: Eyes can only be pledged by a live person. Eyes can be donated only after death.

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    An Inspirational Story (Dr GM Singh)

Who can understand love

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love.

Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment. When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help. Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, “Richness, can you take me with you?” Richness answered, “No, I can’t. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you.”

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel. “Vanity, please help me!” “I can’t help you, Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat,” Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by so Love asked, “Sadness, let me go with you.” “Oh . . . Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!” Happiness passed by Love, too, but she was so happy that she did not even hear when Love called her.

Suddenly, there was a voice, “Come, Love, I will take you.” It was an elder. So blessed and overjoyed, Love even forgot to ask the elder where they were going. When they arrived at dry land, the elder went his own way. Realizing how much was owed the elder, Love asked Knowledge, another elder, “Who helped me?”

“It was Time,” Knowledge answered.

“Time?” asked Love. “But why did Time help me?” Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, “Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is.”

When we do not receive appropriate reciprocation of our love, we attempt desperately to seek back love and when we don’t succeed, we become sad or depressed. In such times, we must bear patience and reflect on Radhanath Swami’s words-God wants to give all of his love to us, and all he wants in return is whatever little love a soul has. We just offer that little love to him and in return, the Supreme Lord is willing to give us all the love he has!

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Dr. A K Gupta, Author of "RABIES - the worst death", Joint Secretary, Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India (APCRI)

What are the important features of Rabies Virus?

The rabies virus is bullet-shaped and can only be seen through an electron microscope. These viruses have a phospholipid envelope with glycoprotein surface spikes and a negative polarity strand; single chain RNA. The rabies virus genome encodes five proteins: the nucleoprotein, the matrix protein, the glycoprotein, the phosphorylated protein and a large polymerase protein.

The existence of lyssaviruses that are closely related to rabies virus and that can also cause clinical disease (Duvenhage virus, Lagos bat virus, Mokola virus, Shimoni bat virus and Ikoma virus) has been known for several decades.

 
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Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A diabetic patient with a history of myocardial infarction (MI) wanted to know his risk for another MI.
Dr Bad: You are at low risk.
Dr Good: You are at high risk.
Lesson: Diabetes mellitus should be considered as an MI equivalent rather than a coronary heart disease equivalent. Diabetic patients with MI have a higher long–term all–cause and cardiovascular mortality. In patients with MI, diabetes confers the same level of risk as a previous MI.

Make Sure

Situation: A patient developed rifampicin toxicity.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was history of ayurvedic drug not taken?
Lesson: Make sure to ask your patient if he/she is also on ayurvedic drugs. Trikatu can enhance the action of anti–TB drugs.

 
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(Ex)Prof. M C Gupta, MD (Medicine), MPH, LL.M., Advocate & Medicolegal Consultant)

The HOD has no role in research to be done for dissertation pf PG student but insists on being a co-investigator. What to do?

QUESTION—A PG student is not being given approval by the HOD for starting the work for his dissertation where the authorship is mentioned as follows: First investigator—The PG student; Second investigator—The PG guide; Third investigator—HOD of another department where the study will be carried out. No role in the study is envisaged for the HOD of the PG student. Yet, the HOD is insisting that he must be included in the list of investigators. He has created a picture that it is not him but the institutional ethics committee which wants the name of every HOD in the dissertation proposal. The student is repeatedly threatened by this HOD that he can start his MD dissertation work only after including his name as co-investigator. What should the PG student do?

Ans.

  • He must decide whether he wants to catch the bull by the horns or not.
  • If he decides make a frontal and decisive attack, it can be made as follows:
    • He should understand that this is against: Common sense; Fair play; Principles of research; Consumer rights (as consumer of educational services); Code of medical Ethics, 2002 (Assuming that the HOD is an RMP); and Fundamental rights. In view of the threat issued, if the threat can be documented, it may also be a ground for a police complaint. Therev is also a possibility that the behaviour/demand of the HOD may also amount to violation of MCI guidelines regarding PG teaching and research. If the the institutional ethics committee wants the name of every HOD in the dissertation proposal, this may also be deemed as wrong on its part.
    • He should consult a lawyer and send an appropriately drafted legal notice/representation to the HOD, the head of the Institution, and the VC of the University concerned.
    • The above should result in necessary relief. If it does not, the PG student should file complaints/WP etc. at various fora under legal advice.
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An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi

 
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

The pain management nurse observes a male patient with complex regional pain syndrome not wearing his right jacket sleeve. The patient reports intense, right arm pain on light touch. The nurse recognizes this pain as:

1. Allodynia
2. Hypoalgesia
3. Neuritis
4. Paresthesia

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Which statement indicates the development of opioid tolerance?

1. Larger doses of opioids are needed to control pain compared to several weeks earlier.
2. Stimulants are needed to counteract the sedating effects of opioids.
3. The patient becomes anxious about knowing the exact time of the next dose of opioid.
4. The patient no longer experiences constipation from the usual dose of opioid.

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Larger doses of opioids are needed to control pain compared to several weeks earlier.

Correct answers received from: Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal, Dr Suresh Arora, Dr Kanta Jain, Dr K Raju, Dr PC Das, Dr (Maj. Gen.) Anil Bairaria, Dr Arpan Gandhi, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr Thakor Hitendrsinh G, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Valluri Ramarao, Dr Avtar Krishan.

Answer for 11th February Mind Teaser: C. Progressive weight gain

Correct answers received from: Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr Thakor Hitendrsinh G, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Valluri Ramarao, Dr Avtar Krishan.

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    Laugh a While (Dr GM Singh)

What is lucid interval?

Lucid interval is the period during which the mentally unsound person behaves very much like a normal person. During this period all the signs and symptoms of insanity are absent. The person is responsible for all his acts performed during the period of lucid interval.

 
    Medicolegal Update

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

Indian pharmacopoeia in British India

In British India, even after establishment of two English medical schools, the noted British John Forbes Royale wrote a very famous essay on "Antiquity of Hindu Medicine" in 1837 demonstrating the deep British interest/faith and undisputed acceptance of efficacy in Indian pharmacopoeia. But it did not survive long and an English pharmacopoeia in the name of Bengal Pharmacopoeia 1844 came into force in British India. European doctors and English medicine started dominating over Indian herbs and medicines.

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Good news for heart patients on Valentine’s Day

A day before Valentine’s Day Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India & National Vice President Elect IMA said that there is little danger in having sex after a heart attack. One can have sex with their partner again in 3 to 4 weeks after a heart attack. But, as with other types of activity, one may need to start out slowly and work the way back into your normal pattern.

One should not be afraid of sex because of a heart attack.

According to data from the Framingham Heart Study, the baseline risk that a 50-year old, nonsmoking, non-diabetic man will experience a heart attack is about 1% per year, or one chance in a million in any hour. Since the relative risk of heart attack is about 2, engaging in sexual activity increases his risk to 2 in a million, and only for a two-hour period.

Exercise can reduce and not increase the sexual risk of heart attack. There is a continuous benefit i.e. the more a person exercised, the less the risk.

Heart attack triggers are anger, heavy exertion and getting out of bed in the morning. Added up, these triggers account for 17 percent of all heart attacks.

Sexual intercourse is rated as mild-to-moderate exercise (the equivalent of brisk walking half a mile or climbing a few flights of stairs). If one can tolerate exercise, one is probably physically ready for sex. Sex once a week poses only minimal risk and the doctor should encourage heart patients not to abstain from sex for fear of triggering a heart attack.

For a small number of patients, however, sex can be a real threat. According to a report in the American Journal of Cardiology, one may need to abstain from sex -- at least temporarily, till the conditions are under control - if one has any of the following conditions:

  • Unstable angina: Chest pain that is either severe, becoming more frequent, or occurring during rest.
  • The onset of angina or chest pain caused by heart problem.
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Advanced heart failure marked by shortness of breath at rest
  • A heart attack within the last two weeks
  • Certain arrhythmias, abnormal heart rhythms, especially in the ventricles of the heart
  • Cardiomyopathy or weak heart muscle

To help overcome fear and anxiety related to sex after a heart attack, one should avoid sex after heavy meals and do it only when rested under the cover of a soft, relaxing music and a comfortable room temperature.

About HCFI: The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on” Hands only CPR” of 29157 people since 1st November 2012.

The CPR 10 Mantra is – “within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10x10 i.e. 100 per minute.”

 
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Sri Aurobindo Ashram – Delhi Branch will organize the 6th Study Camp on ‘Mind-Body Medicine and Beyond’ for doctors, medical students and other health professionals at its Nainital Centre (Van Nivas) from June 8-14, 2013. The camp, consisting of lectures, practice, and participatory and experiential sessions, will help the participants get better, feel better, and bring elements of mind-body medicine into their practice. The camp will be conducted by Prof. Ramesh Bijlani, M.D., former Professor, AIIMS, founder of the Mind-Body Medicine Clinic at AIIMS, and the author of Back to Health through Yoga, Eating Wisely and Well and Essays on Yoga. For more details, send an e-mail to the Ashram (aurobindo@vsnl.com) or to Dr. Bijlani (rambij@gmail.com).

 
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