eMedinewS13th March 2014,Thursday

Dr K K AggarwalPadma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee

Dr KK Aggarwal

President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist & Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Editor in Chief IJCP Group, National Vice President Elect, Indian Medical Association; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council, Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy (March 10–13); 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);
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Supplements May Cut LDL in Older Women

Postmenopausal women taking calcium and vitamin D supplements had improved lipid profiles compared with those taking placebo as per a new study.

In an analysis of data from the Women’s Health Initiative, the level of LDL cholesterol was lower by an average of 4.46 mg/dL in the women on active treatment reported Peter F. Schnatz, DO, of Reading Hospital in Pennsylvania in the journal menopause.

In addition, higher concentrations of 25–hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D3) were associated with higher levels of HDL cholesterol and lower levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.


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cpr10 Mantra The CPR 10 Mantra is – "within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute."

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Science behind Holasthak

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Holashtak refers to the eight days prior to Holi festival and is considered inauspicious in mythology.

In North India, Holashtak begins on the Phalgun Shukla Ashtami (eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Falgun month) and ends on the Phalgun Purnima day (full moon day). The Purnima day is observed as Holika Dahan.

It is considered inauspicious to perform auspicious ceremonies during the period like marriage, housewarming or any of the sanskars. People also avoid starting a new business etc. The day is considered ideal for performing Daan – alms giving.

The difference between Holi and Diwali is that Holi is observed in Uttarayana (the period with positive state of mind) and Diwali in Dakshinayana (the period with negative state of mind).

In Holi, we try making up with our enemies and in Diwali we only redefine our existing friendship.

Holi means burning negativity in our mind and in the mind of our enemies. This can only happen in a period of positive state of mind (first six months of the year). The process of removing negativity requires multiple attempts. As per mythology it requires eight days (or eight attempts) to remove the negative attitude of a person and hence the word Holasthak.

During the period one is trying to wash out the negativity, it is best to avoid calling people for community functions as in that case you will need to call the one with whom you are trying to patch up and the same may not be in sound frame of mind with you and you may end up with an uncomfortable situation.

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Secret of Happiness
(Mr Vasant Shenoy)

Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar…suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.

At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life.

News Around The Globe

Prof Dr V Nagarajan, Eminent Neurologist from Tamil Nadu, receives the Prestigious Award of National Distinguished Medical Teacher, jointly from the Presidents of API, and from the Advisor to CM, Principal Health Secretary Ms Vini Mahajan

This year APICON was held from February 20–23 at Ludhiana, Punjab. Every year, the Association of Physicians of India, selects one efficient teacher from the country for an award called Distinguished Medical Teacher of the Year. The award is presented at the Inauguration Ceremony of the APICON by the Chief Guest of the Event. This is the only award given during inauguration Ceremony and so carries high value and status. The award consists of a Citation, a medal, and a gift cheque.

This year, Prof Dr V Nagarajan, from Madurai, Senior Neurologist and Physician was selected for this prestigious and coveted award. Prof Dr V Nagarajan is the first person from Tamil Nadu to receive this award. The inaugural Ceremony was conducted on 20th Feb, at Ludhiana, presided by the Chief Minister of Punjab, The President of API Padma Shri Dr Shashank R Joshi, Adviser to the CM and Ms Vini Mahajan, Principal Health Secretary, Punjab joined and graced the occasion by giving this award to Prof Dr V Nagarajan.

  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today allowed marketing of the first device for the preventive treatment of migraine headaches (Cefaly, STX–Med). It is also the first transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device specifically authorized for use before the onset of pain.
  • Albiglutide offers a once–weekly injection option for diabetics, albeit with less glycemic control than with once–daily liraglutide, according to a multinational research online paper in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
  • Severe maternal morbidity occurs in 2.9 per 1000 births and most often results from postpartum hemorrhage (47.6%), hypertensive disorders (20.5%), and cardiopulmonary complications (19.0%), as reported in a large cohort study in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Hypoglycemia primarily caused by taking the wrong type or dose of insulin, without eating properly, leads to approximately 100,000 visits to US hospital emergency rooms each year, reports a study published March 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Those aged 80 and above are particularly at an increased risk.
  • Jong–Ling Fuh and colleagues have noted in a study that anesthesia and surgery could double the risk of developing dementia in a span of 3–7 years in elderly subjects. The study included 24,901 patients aged >50 years who underwent anesthesia for surgery between 2004 and 2007, and a control group of 110,972 age– and sex–matched individuals. During 3 to 7 years of follow–up, 2.65% patients in the anesthesia group and 1.39% in the control group developed dementia.

CPR 10 success stories

1. Hands–only CPR 10 English

2. Hands–only CPR 10 (Hindi)

3. Ms Geetanjali, SD Public School Successful Story

4. Success story Ms Sudha Malik

5. BVN School girl Harshita does successful hands–only CPR 10

6. Elderly man saved by Anuja

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Rabies News (Dr. A K Gupta)

What does humanizing your dog means?

  • Talking to your dog like he/she is a person.
  • Treating your dog like he/she is a person.
  • Allowing dogs to do what they want because it will hurt their "feelings."
  • Dressing them up in little doggie clothes.

Remember,humanizing your dog is fulfilling your own human needs, not your dogs. Humanizing dogs does more harm than good.

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

  • Children who received trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) and 13–valent pneumococcal vaccine (PCV13) simultaneously had higher risk for transient fever than when either vaccine was given without the other, according to findings of a prospective, observational cohort study published online January 6 and in the March issue of JAMA Pediatrics.
  • A study presented by Dr. Spergel at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2014 reported that children with a history of food allergies were likely to develop eosinophilic esophagitis as a reaction to the same foods. A total of 1025 children were studied; 425 of these children had a specific food allergy. Of these, 17 children developed an eosinophilic esophagitis reaction to a food after they had outgrown an allergy to that same food
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(Dr KK Aggarwal, Group Editor in Chief, IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinewS)

  • A study presented at the European Congress of Radiology 2014, Vienna reported MRI to be safe in patients implanted with subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (S–ICD). The study included 12 men and 3 women who did not show any evidence of movement or rotation of the S–ICD. The post–scan checks up to 12 months did not reveal any malfunctions either.
  • As per a large British study in BMC Medicine, middle–age women living with a spouse or partner carried a lower risk of dying from ischemic heart disease compared with those living alone, although the absolute difference was small, a showed. After taking into account socioeconomic status, lifestyle, and other risk factors, that worked out to a relative 28% lower risk of succumbing to heart disease.
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Prescribe insurance to all patients in your prescription

When we do not take our car on the roads without insurance then why do we take our body out without insurance?

  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 a 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 and 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.
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Smoking may dull taste buds

Smoking dampens the ability to taste, said Padma Shri, Dr. B C Roy National Awardee & DST National Science Communication Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Sr National Vice President Indian Medical Association. In a study published in the journal BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders, doctors used electrical stimulation to test the taste threshold of 62 Greek participants. Applying an electrical current to the tongue generates a unique metallic taste.

Measuring the amount of current required before a person perceives this taste enables researchers to determine taste sensitivity. The 28 smokers in the study scored worse on this test than the 34 non–smokers. The doctors than measured the number and shape of a type of taste bud called fungiform papillae.

They found that the smokers had flatter fungiform papillae, with a reduced blood supply. Nicotine may cause functional and morphological alterations of papillae, at least in young adults.

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 88792 people since 1st November 2012.

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

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Mega heart checkup camp by Heart Care Foundation of India at Sagar,Madhya Pradesh February 20–23,2014

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Lifestyle change can reduce aging

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Dr KK Aggarwal receives Harpal S Buttar Oration Award from Nobel Laureate Dr Ferid Murad

eMedi Quiz

A 2–month–old baby with acute icteric viral hepatitis like illness slips into encephalopathy after 48 hours. The mother is a known hepatitis B carrier. Mother’s hepatitis B virus serological profile is most likely to be:

1. HBsAg positive only.
2. HbsAg and HBeAg positive.
3. HBsAg and HBe antibody positive.
4. HBV DNA positive.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Bedsore is an example of:

1.Tropical ulcer.
2.Trophic ulcer.
3.Venous ulcer.
4.Post thrombotic ulcer.

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: 2.Trophic ulcer.

Correct answers received from: Abhay Naik, Dr P C Das, Daivadheenam Jella,
Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr K Raju, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai,
Dr Avtar Krishan.

Answer for 11th March Mind Teaser: c. Indinavir

Correct answers received from: Daivadheenam Jella, Tukaram Pagad, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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A substitute teacher was trying to make use of her psychology background. She began her class by saying, "Everyone who thinks you’re stupid, please stand up."

Right away, Little Johnny stood up.

The teacher said, "Why do you think you’re stupid, Little Johnny?"

"I don’t, ma’am, but I hate to see you standing there all by yourself!"

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Situation: A patient after receiving 40 units of insulin developed severe hypoglycemia.
Reaction: Oh my God! The order was for 4 units.
Lesson: Make sure that 4 unit is not written as 4.0 units.

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Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. Booker T. Washington

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Dr KK Aggarwal: Long term use of painkillers can cause kidney cancer http://bit.ly/15QdVeB #Health
Dr Deepak Chopra: Despite five decades of modern neuroscience, we have only a very limited knowledge of the role of sleep http://bit.ly/15QdVeB #Health

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  1. Dear Sir, Thanks for the update: Regards: Dr Kartik

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