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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 …

13th March, 2011, Sunday                                 eMedinewS Presents Audio News of the Day

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Fever Myth

There’s no need to normalize the child’s temperature. Parents should focus therapeutic efforts on making the child comfortable, according to a new clinical guidance on talking to parents about fever from the American Academy of Pediatrics. There’s no evidence that fever itself can increase the risk of adverse outcomes like brain damage, wrote Janice E. Sullivan, MD, of the University of Louisville, and Henry C. Farrar, MD, of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and colleagues.

According to the guidance, which was published in the journal Pediatrics, physicians should help parents understand that fever is not a primary illness; rather, it is a physiologic mechanism that has beneficial effects in fighting infection. It retards the growth and reproduction of bacteria and viruses, enhances neutrophil production and T–lymphocyte proliferation, and aids the body’s acute–phase reaction. Parents should also be instructed that antipyretic use does not prevent febrile seizures.

The primary goal in treating fever should solely be to improve the child’s overall comfort level. The best way to do so is with antipyretics such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. The recommended dose for acetaminophen is 10 to 15 mg/kg per dose every 4 to 6 hours, and ibuprofen is recommended in a 10 mg/kg dose. There's no difference between the two medications in efficacy of reducing the symptoms of fever. There’s some evidence that combining these two products –– by giving them in alternate doses –– may be beneficial, but researchers warn that this may be associated with more adverse effects. They caution that the regimen may be more confusing for parents to keep track of.

Ibuprofen may carry a risk of nephrotoxicity, but more so in children with dehydration or complex medical illnesses. Hepatotoxicity with acetaminophen has been observed in the setting of acute overdose, and hepatitis may present in chronic overdose. Parents should not wake children to provide medication. They should also be cautioned about giving other cough and cold products that contain an antipyretic at the same time, which could result in overdose. Parents should be careful to keep children properly hydrated.

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  eMedinewS Audio PostCard

  Treating Diabetes Post 2010

Dr Ambrish Mithal speaks on
Which drug would you choose?

Audio PostCard
 
    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

Dr. Sadhna Women Empowerment Awards Distributed

Dr. Sadhna Women Empowerment Awards were presented to women of eminence Mrs. Shakun Goyal, Social Worker 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

Economic growth not reducing India’s under–nutrition woes

Rapid economic growth is not reducing under–nutrition among Indian children, research by public health experts at Harvard and the University of Michigan has found, challenging perceptions that the country’s 9% growth will kill its scourge of malnutrition. Led by Delhi-born Harvard School of Public Health researcher SV Subramanian, the team’s research found no evidence that high growth states were performing better than low growth counterparts in tackling child under–nutrition. Their findings – based on data of 77, 326 Indian children collected by National Family Health Surveys (NFHS) in 1992–93, 1998–99 and 2005-06 –– have been published in the latest edition of the journal Public Library of Sciences (PLOS). "Our findings show that relying on economic growth alone to tackle under–nutrition –– the dominant policy approach in India – will not help," Subramanian told HT. Repeated reports by global agencies and researchers have shown India’s nutritional standards below many sub–Saharan African countries, which have not witnessed the economic boon India has seen over recent years. But the research by Subramanian and his team is the first to study the relationship between economic growth and child under–nutrition within a country. (Source: The Hindustan Times, March 09, 2011)

 
    International News

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

Fitness rules you need to break…

The Truth Drink before you’re thirsty.
The Whole Truth Drink up, but don’t drown yourself.
Nothing But The Truth A little dehydration doesn’t hurt performance or put you at risk for heat stress. In a study from the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, researchers found that runners who drank according to thirst performed just as well as those who drank moderate or high amounts, and they didn’t have any higher heat stress or core body temperature.

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

FDA warns against use of lopinavir/ritonavir oral solution in premature babies

Food and Drug Administration is warning that Abbott Laboratories’ Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) could raise the risk of serious heart, kidney, or breathing trouble in premature babies.

Number of women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy increasing

According to the National Cancer Institute, one in every thousand women in the US is diagnosed with cancer during her pregnancy. Some experts believe women having babies later in life may be a reason.

Years of strenuous exercising may be associated with greater likelihood of heart damage

Recent research published online in the Journal of Applied Physiology suggests that spending more years exercising strenuously or completing more marathon or ultramarathon races may be associated with a greater likelihood of heart damage.

Higher HDL cholesterol may reduce risk for colon cancer

High levels of ‘good’ cholesterol may reduce the risk of colon cancer, according to a study published online March 7 in Gut.

 
    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient with heart failure needed a beta blocker.
Dr. Bad: Start any beta blocker.
Dr. Good: Start metoprolol succinate.
Lesson: Only carvedilol, bisoprolol and metoprolol succinate are approved for heart failure.

Make Sure

Situation: A patient with suspected pneumonia and normal x–ray died 12 hours after admission.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why were antibiotics not started?
Lesson: Make sure that all patients with suspected pneumonia are given antibiotic at the first suspicion as x–ray can be normal in the first 24 hours.

 
    An Inspirational Story

(Contributed by Anupam Sethi Malhotra)

The office boy who became Chief Justice of India

At a time when the Indian judicial system is mired in controversy, thanks to the likes of KG Balakrishnan and PD Dinakaran, comes a man with the courage and the integrity to say all is not well with the system. India’s 38th Chief Justice S H Kapadia began his life as an office assistant who ran errands at a law firm. But deep down, he wanted to study law and be a judge.

Homi Kapadia hailed from a lower middle class Parsi family: his father was a clerk and his mother a homemaker. Quality education was a luxury. Which is why, in 1960, he took up a humble job at the law offices of Behramjee Jeejeebhoy. His colleagues hadn’t imagined even in their wildest dreams that he would one day go on to become the Chief Justice of India. A co–worker from his early years told The Indian Express, "He was a young boy when he joined us to help senior advocates carry their heavy case briefs. His self-conscious demeanour would force me to wonder at times what he was doing in such a smart law firm".

The young Sarosh first sought to help his father and finance his younger brother’s education before embarking on his journey to become a lawyer.

At 27, in 1974, he became counsel for the income tax department. He was appointed additional judge of the Bombay High Court in 1991 and made a permanent judge in 1993. He decided on matters relating to the environment, banking, industries, and taxation. He also presided over the high–profile Ketan Parekh stock scandal case in 1999, and played an important role in the proceedings of the Joint Parliamentary Committee constituted to investigate the scam. On 5 August 2003 he became the Chief Justice of the Uttaranchal High Court and on December 2003 was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court. Here, Kapadia delivered some landmark judgments. In one, he ruled against DNA testing in a property dispute case. He was also part of a three–member bench that heard the income tax case of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. The case went in Lalu’s favour.

On 12 May 2010, Kapadia was sworn in as the Chief Justice of India by President Pratibha Patil. Soon after his appointment, Kapadia wrote to retired Justice V R Krishna Iyer, replying to his congratulatory letter, "I come from a poor family. I started my career as a class IV employee and the only asset I possess is integrity. Even as a judge of the Supreme Court, I have used my knowledge of accounts and economics for the welfare of the downtrodden, including tribals and workmen. I hope to fulfill my obligation to the Constitution in the matter of achieving the goal of inclusive growth."

His actions, after he took over, clearly show that he is here to set the judicial house in order.

Kapadia has warned against frivolous public interest litigation (PIL). "Huge costs will be imposed against those filing frivolous PILs," Kapadia said, during a hearing. But the Indian courts are choked with cases filed by frivolous litigants who, for example, want to teach their political and business rivals a lesson. Citizens hope Kapadia will deal with them as firmly.

Reviving judicial activism

Kapadia was instrumental in asserting the supremacy of the apex court by exposing the irregularities in the telecom sector. He has ordered a thorough probe in the 2G spectrum scam and told the CBI to investigate the process of granting of licences which caused the Indian exchequer huge losses.

In fact, a Supreme Court bench questioned PM Manmohan Singh’s inaction and silence on the 2G spectrum scam and asked the centre to file an affidavit on the PM’s silence on Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy’s petition seeking action against A Raja.

Kapadia is a judge who is unafraid of the politically powerful. In the latest case, he has unseated central vigilance commissioner PJ Thomas, and rattled the power elites of the nation. In 2010, a bench headed by him had questioned the appointment of Thomas as the CVC when he faced charges of corruption in the palmolein import case. The appointment of Thomas had been challenged in two public interest petitions, one of them filed by former chief election commissioner JM Lyngdoh.

When it comes to PILs with merit, Kapadia has been sympathetic. In another landmark ruling, the Supreme Court said mentally challenged rape victims could have babies.
A bench headed by Kapadia ruled in favour of a 20–year–old woman, raped at Nari Niketan, an institution run by the Chandigarh administration. She wanted to have the baby but the Chandigarh administration moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court citing it was in best interest of the mother to undergo an abortion, to which the court gave a go–ahead. The Supreme Court overturned the verdict saying that human rights for a disabled woman in state custody should be strengthened, not weakened.

When it comes to human rights, the Supreme Court under Kapadia has held that narco–analysis, brain–mapping and polygraph tests on suspects can only be done if the suspect agrees to undergo such tests. In another important verdict, the Supreme Court ruled that the governor of a state could not be removed if he/she does not agree with the policies or ideologies of the union government or with the party at power at the centre. It also ruled that the state government could not remove a governor on the grounds that it has lost confidence in him/her.

The rigorous intent with which the apex court has pursued a wide range of cases has given new hope to ordinary citizens. Kapadia’s efforts could repair the damage that our judicial system has suffered during the tenure of Balakrishnan.

 
    Infertility Update

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

What is the psychological impact of infertility?

Infertility can have societal repercussions and cause personal suffering. The medicalization of infertility has unwittingly led to a disregard for the emotional responses that couples experience, which include distress, loss of control, stigmatization, and a disruption in the developmental trajectory of adulthood. Partners may become more anxious to conceive, ironically increasing sexual dysfunction. Marital discord often develops in infertile couples, especially when they are under pressure to make medical decisions. Women trying to conceive often have clinical depression rates similar to women who have heart disease or cancer. Couples undertaking IVF too face considerable stress. Emotional stress and marital difficulties are greater in couples where the infertility lies with the man.

 
    Hepatology Update

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

When should GSD be suspected on lab investigations?

Glycogen storage disease (GSD) be suspected on lab investigations when there is:

  • Hypoglycemia (ketogenic)
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Raised liver enzymes
  • Raised CPK enzymes
 
    Medicolegal Update

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

What is the delusion of prosecution?

  • Delusion of persecution is an unpleasant delusion.
  • The person is suspicious and apprehensive and leads a life of distress and pain. The sufferer believes that something bad is going to happen to him. He/she fears that he may be killed by somebody or his property may be robbed.
  • Such a person may feel himself so helpless that he may even commit suicide or may kill his own family members to "save" them from some imaginary danger. He may even kill some innocent person thinking him to be his enemy who is "out to destroy him, his family and his property."
  • In an insane person, delusion of grandeur may change to delusions of persecution. A man who wrongly believes that he possesses huge property, may at a time start to think wrongly that another person is out to kill him to inherit his property.
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    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. Pulkit Nandwani

Obesity in women

The effects of obesity

The effects of obesity on a women’s health are enormous. Obesity has been linked to the following diseases and conditions:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Breast cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
 
    Lighter Side of Reading

Mind Teaser

Read this   ………………… 

Why was Dr Who’s ‘Tardis’ so called?

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Which is the only US state which borders with just one other US state?
                                    

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser:
Maine

Correct answers received from: Dr Anupam, Dr Prachi, Dr Shirish

Answer for 10th March eQuiz: Pre–emptive living donor kidney transplantation
Correct answers received from: Dr Jainendra Upadhyay

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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Laugh a While
(Contributed by Dr Chandresh Jardosh)

Poet vs Doctor

Poet: Jhuki jhuki Palkein
Dr: Ptosis

Poet: Gulabi Aankhein
Dr: Conjunctivitis

Poet: Tirchi Nazar
Dr: Nystagmus

Poet: Khamosh se lab
Dr: Aphasia

Poet: Gulabi Gaal
Dr: Plethora

Poet: Kapkapate hath
Dr: Parkinson’s

Poet: Chand sa chehra
Dr: Cushing’s Syndrome

Poet: Kaala Til
Dr: Melanoma

Poet: Har Taraf Ussi Ka Chehra
Dr: Hallucination

Moral: Beauty is "Full of Diseases"

 
    Useful Website

(Dr Surendernikhil Gupta)

KidSurvival

Note To Readers/The Mauritius Child Health Study

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=340

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Serum Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG)

hCG is a protein produced in the placenta of a pregnant woman. A pregnancy test is a specific blood or urine test that can detect hCG and confirm pregnancy. This hormone can be detected 10 days after a missed menstrual period, the time period when the fertilized egg is implanted in the woman’s uterus.
At pregnancy, production of hCG increases steadily during the first 10 weeks, peaking around the 10th week after the last menstrual cycle. The level then falls slowly during the rest of the pregnancy.
hCG is also produced by some germ cell tumors and increased levels are seen in trophoblastic disease.

Qualitative hCG testing is routinely used to confirm pregnancy. It measures the actual amount of hCG present in the blood.

Abnormal findings

  • During early pregnancy, the hCG level in the blood doubles every two to three days. Ectopic pregnancies usually have a longer doubling time.
  • hCG is also used to check efficiency of treatment in patients with trophoblastic disease and to detect recurrent disease after treatment is complete.
  • Certain drugs such as diuretics and promethazine can also cause false–negative urine results.
  • Other drugs such as anti–convulsants, anti–parkinson drugs, hypnotics, and tranquilizers may cause false–positive results.
 
    Medi Finance Update

BDO Budget Snapshot 2011–12
(Saurabh Aggarwal)

Proposed Indirect Tax Amendments In Brief

  • Constitutional introduced budget
  • 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

Service Tax

  • 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
  • Scope of following existing services expanded:
  • Authorized Service Station service: To cover all persons and all motor vehicles other than those meant for goods carriage or three wheeler auto rickshaw
  • Life Insurance Services: Services provided by Life Insurance Companies in the area of investment also brought within the ambit of Service Tax
  • Commercial Training or Coaching Services: Scope expanded to include all coaching and training that is not recognized by law
  • Club or Association Services: Services provided to non-members covered
  • Business Support Services: Scope expanded to include operational and administrative assistance of any kind
  • Legal Consultancy Services: Services provided to individuals covered and representation services provided by any person to business entities covered under Service Tax net
  • Health Services: Scope of health services expanded in respect of clinical establishment having central airconditioning facility in any part of the establishment and more than 25 beds for in-patient treatment.
 
    Drug Update

List of approved drug from 01.01..2010 to 31.8.2010

Drug Name

Indication

DCI Approval Date

Dosulepin HCl Tablet 25mg/75mg (Additional Indication)

For the treatment of chronic pain.

08/04/2010

 
    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

Reproductive effects of treatment of CIN

The risk of preterm delivery may increase in women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) who undergo more than one cervical conization. A retrospective study reported that, compared to women with one prior conization, the risk of preterm delivery increased three–fold in women with two prior conizations.

(Dr Vinay Sakhuja)

Latin Quotes

Ab asino lanam.

This literally means (like getting) wool from an ass (or Blood from a stone)…An expression for absurdity.

 
  Thought of the Day

(By Dr GM Singh)

We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. Swami Vivekanand

 
    Readers Responses
Thanks a lot Dr. Aggarwal for the update. Please keep it up…! Regards…Dr. Neeraj Gupta
 
    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers )

Taking Calcium supplements – Is it safe?

Taking calcium supplements can increase kidney stones. However, the same calcium taken in the diet reduces the incidence of kidney stone formation, said Dr. KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee and President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

Calcium supplements are recommended to be taken by the elderly, especially the post menopausal women to reduce the chances of osteoporosis. There have been conflicting reports as to how much calcium intake one should take in the form of supplements.

A study has shown that an intake of calcium between 1000–1500 mg can raise the chances of heart disease in post menopausal women. This study is in conflict with earlier studies which have shown that taking regular calcium supplements reduce blood pressure and serum cholesterol levels.

Till the controversy resolves patient should continue to take calcium supplements of 500 mg/day, when indicated.

 
    eMedinewS Special

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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

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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. The speakers to be chosen from the industry will be experts in each field to be covered in this conference

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/drkk@ijcp.com or by phone on 9899974439/9873716235.

Program:

8.30 am onwards-Registration
9.00 am-9.30 am Inter action with Panelist (Budget 2011 & Medical profession)
Panelist: Chartered Accountants Sh Arun Kishore,Sh Tarun Kumar, Sh Manish Aggarwal
Insurance Experts: Sh Anil Wadhwa, Sh Rajive Mahendru
9.30.am-11.00.am - Interaction with Sh Subhash Lakhotia Tax Guru
11 am-11.30 am - Inauguration
Blessings by Acharya Dr Sadhvi Sadhna Ji Maharaj
Chief Guest: Dr N V Kamat Director Health Services Delhi
Guests of Honour: Sh B.N.S.Ratnakar G.M.(North)Central Bank of India Ms Renu Jain LIC
11.30 am-1 pm: Presentations by Sr representatives of Central Bank of India, ICICI Prudential Asset Mgmt.Co, Cholamandalam & LIC followed by discussions.
1 am onwards Discussions with the participating doctors & experts over Lunch.
2pm Conference closes.

The recorded version of the whole day conference will be available on www.emedinews.in.

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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/–

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

For detailed scientific program, click

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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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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

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

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

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