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Dr KK Aggarwal
President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist and Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy; Hony Director IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08–09); Hony Finance Secretary National IMA (07–08); Chairman IMA Academy of Medical Specialties (06–07); President Delhi Medical Association (05–06), President IMA New Delhi Branch (94–95, 02–04); Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications & Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR

 

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    Nobility of Medical Profession …

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  Editorial …

14th July 2012, Saturday

Preventing Amaranth Yatra Deaths

This year again people have died during the Amarnath Yatra. There have already been 67 deaths in 16 days of yatra. This is despite medical examination being made compulsory. Probably the organizers are accepting fake medical certificates. The certificate required is only from a GP. The fitness required for travel to altitudes above 10,000 feet usually should be from a specialist.

I think the easiest test which the government should stipulate is the 6–minute walk test. The purpose of this test is to assess exercise tolerance in chronic respiratory disease and heart failure. The test is also used as a performance–based measure of functional exercise capacity in other populations including healthy older adults.

The six–minute walk test measures the distance an individual is able to walk for six minutes on a hard, flat surface. The goal is for the individual to walk as far as possible in this duration. The individual is allowed to self–pace and rest as needed as they traverse back and forth along a marked walkway.

The six minute walk distance in healthy adults has been reported to range from 400m to 700m. The median 6MWD is 580 m for healthy men and 500 m for healthy women.

When the 6MWD is reduced, a thorough search for the cause of the impairment is warranted. The following tests may then be helpful: pulmonary function, cardiac function, ankle–arm index, muscle strength, nutritional status, orthopedic function, and cognitive function.

A fall in SpO2 of more than 4% (ending below 93%) suggests significant desaturation.

A 6-minute walk distance of ≤300 m is a simple and useful prognostic marker of subsequent cardiac death in patients with mild–to–moderate heart failure (Tex Heart Inst J 2007;34:166–9).

According to the American Thoracic Society, patients of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who can cover less than 680 feet (200 m) during the six–minute test are four times more likely to die than those who can walk greater distances.

Minimal clinically important difference (MCID) is defined as the smallest meaningful change, judged by the patient or experts, determined by questioning or observing the patient. This change is necessarily larger than the change due to measurement error and day–to–day variability.

An improvement of more than 70 m (54–80) or 10% in distance walked appears to be clinically important and noticeable to patients. Estimates of the minimum decrease in distance walked that are important to patients range from 24 to 54 m.

To sum up, it can be said that anyone with less than 200 m distance covered in the 6–minute walk test should not be allowed to go to the Yatra. Those who can cover a distance of 200–300 m need further tests. Only those who can cover a distance of 500 feet should get a clearance from a GP without further testing.

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Seminar on Health and Happiness

A seminar on Health and Happiness was organised jointly by Heart Care Foundation of India and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on 5th July 2012.

 
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    National News

My Profession My Concern – Doctor Patient Relationship

The recent continuous assault on medical profession by media in collusion with celebrity, public and our own collegues has resulted in further deterioration of DOCTOR –– Patient relationship which was already at it’s lowest ebb. Let us be bold enough to admit that root cause of this defamation process include our callous approach to the most important aspect of phuman relationship. The doctor–patient relationship is central to the practice of healthcare. It is essential for the delivery of high–quality health care in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. It fornms the foundation of medical ethics in the contemporary world. To improve doctor–patient relationship we will have to take few harsh and few pleasant steps which may look difficult to begin with but will definitely have positive effect and will be appreciated by patients. A. Be a patient listener to your Patient B.Truthful information should always be given to patient including nature of disease, investigation required, duration of treatment, expenses involved and possible consequence. C. You have to decide whether you want to be formal or informal with your patient depending upon individual cases D Followup is very important. Remain in touch with your patients.Send them greetings on their bdays and anniversaries. E Attend their family functions if you are invited to create more rapport with your patients. F Try to help poor patients by giving them discounts and helping them to get tertiary treatment in govt hospitals through your contacts These are few simle steps by which we can gain confidence of patients and improve our trust.
Dr Jagjit Singh

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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 re build the image of the medical profession.

India dispels UN fears on meeting MDG targets

In a strong rebuttal of claims by UN bodies against India’s capability to achieve the millennium development goals (MDG) in maternal and child health, India has said that it will be able to meet the targets by 2015. In a letter to WHO representative to India Neta Menabde, the Health and Family Welfare Ministry has said that India has so far brought a marked decline in both the Under–Five Mortality Rate (U5MR) and Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) and thus will be able to achieve the MDG targets on these fronts. Certain UN bodies, including WHO, had expressed the fear that India may miss the MDG targets with regard to child and maternal health, going by the slow progress in this direction. The Ministry claimed that as per estimates available from the office of Registrar General of India, the U5MR for 2008, 2009 and 2010 has been 69, 64 and 59 per 1,000 live births respectively, registering an annual decline of 7.2 per cent during 2008–09 and 7.8 per cent during 2009–10. It said that if this decline continues with improved health systems and effective implementation of evidence based interventions, the rate of decline should actually continue to improve further. "India will reach the U5MR of 39 per 1000 live births by 2015, almost achieving the MDG4 target," Manoj Jhalani, joint secretary in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. With regard to MMR, he said that India will also achieve the MDG target of bringing it down below 150 per 1,00,000 live births. "In fact a reduction of 388 points (about 86 per cent) has already been achieved by 2008 against the required reduction of 450 points by 2015," Jhalani said in his letter to WHO. (Source: Business Standard, July 10, 2012)

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(Contributed by Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Anti–HIV pills cut infection risk

Using anti–retroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection is effective and – at least in the short term –– safe, according to a new review. In six studies that looked at so–called pre–exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, the risk of acquiring infection was reduced between 49% and 62% for those who were given the drugs, according to Charles Okwundu, MBBS, of Stellenbosch University in Tygerberg, South Africa, and colleagues. At the same time, there was no increase in the risk of adverse events, Okwundu and colleagues wrote in a Cochrane Review, although data on long–term safety and cost–effectiveness still need to be collected. The review comes as final results of three of the studies –– Partners PrEP, FEM–PrEP, and TDF2 –– appeared online in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Adjuvant chemotherapy has modest benefit in periampullary cancer

Adjuvant chemotherapy is already of proven benefit in pancreatic cancer. Now it has also shown a survival advantage for cancer located in the periampullary region, in and near the head of the pancreas. These periampullary cancers are rare, with an incidence of 0.49 per 100,000 (the incidence of pancreatic cancer is 11.7 per 100,000). The finding of a survival advantage comes from the largest randomized trial of periampullary cancers, conducted by the European Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer (ESPAC), and published in the July 11 issue of JAMA. (Source: Medscape)

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Weight loss and healthy diet may reduce hot flashes

Weight loss from healthy dietary modification may help to eliminate vasomotor symptoms in postmenopausal women, according to the results of a large randomized study. (Source: Medscape)

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Antiretroviral drugs reduce risk for HIV infection

Antiretroviral preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) may help prevent HIV infection among high–risk individuals, according to a Cochrane systematic review published online July 11 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. This review updates a systematic review first published in 2009. (Source: Medscape)

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@DeepakChopra: As more people become overweight Type2 Diabetes turns into an epidemic.

 
    Spiritual Update

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

Think differently in mythology

Are only spiritual mantras taught in mythology? Here are a few examples

  1. Lord Ganesha who has an elephant’s head depicts that one should use his wisdom before taking any decision.
  2. Vishnu’s first incarnation, fish, teaches us to learn to swim in the opposite direction

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    Infertility Update

(Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

What is the percentage of miscarriage occurring after ART?

According to western figures, miscarriage may occur after ART, even after ultrasound identifies a pregnancy in the uterus. Miscarriage occurs after ultrasound in nearly 15% of women younger than age 35, in 25% at age 40, and in 35% at age 42 following ART procedures. In addition, there is approximately a 5% chance of ectopic pregnancy with ART.

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    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: Human eyes can be bought or sold.
Fact: Selling or buying of human eyes is illegal.

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    An Inspirational Story

(Dr GM Singh)

The history of ‘APRONS’

I don’t think our kids today know what an apron is. The principal use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material.

But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven. It was wonderful for drying children’s tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears. From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half–hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids. And when the weather was cold Grandma wrapped it around her arms. Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove. Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron. From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the shells.

In the autumn, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees. When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds. When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that ‘old–time apron’ that served so many purposes.

Remember: Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw. They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron. I don’t think I ever caught anything from an apron – but love…

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Smoking is also one of the major causes of cardiovascular disease
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    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: An obese patient with metabolic syndrome wanted a prescription for liposuction.
Dr Bad: Go ahead.
Dr Good: It won’t be beneficial.
Lesson: Liposuction can reduce weight and fat but does not improve insulin sensitivity.

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Make Sure

Situation: A patient with acute heart attack died on the way to the hospital.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was the patient not accompanied by the doctor?
Lesson: Make sure that all heart attack patients are accompanied by the doctor to the hospital so that chest compression CPR can be given, if the heart stops, on the way.

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    Legal Question of the Day

(Dr MC Gupta)

Q. How many doctors have been prosecuted under section 304A, IPC, in India?

Ans.

  • Section 304A reads:

    "304A. Causing death by negligence.—Whoever causes the death of any person by doing any rash or negligent act not amounting to culpable homicide, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both."
  • The offence under this section is Cognizable, Bailable, Non-compoundable and Triable by Magistrate of the first class.
  • Hard data is not available. A reasonable guess about the number of prosecutions under 304A is given below:
    • The guess is based upon the likely no. of consumer cases filed against doctors where the alleged negligence resulted in death.
    • Delhi is taken as the example. Then the results are extrapolated to the whole of India, applying a correction factor of 0.5 on the ground that Delhi is not representative of the whole of India because Delhi residents are more literate and aware and active about consumer rights.
    • Calculation:

      No. of district forums in Delhi = ……………10

      No. of new consumer cases filed annually against doctors in 10 forums (@ one case per week)…………………………500

      No. of these cases pertaining to death (10%)…50

      No. of FIRs …………………………50

      No. of prosecutions…………………………40

      This amounts to about 2 prosecutions per million population per year.

      Total for India's 1.25 billion population = 2500

      Applying a correction factor of 0.5, the all India number of prosecutions under 304A in respect of medical negligence in the country = 1250 per year.
  • A prosecution case often involves more than one doctor, such as an anesthetist, surgeon, gynecologist, physician, radiologist, pathologist etc., as also the owner of the hospital. It can be safely assumed that, on an average, 2 doctors per prosecution case are arraigned as accused. Hence;

    The estimated number of doctors who are accused in proceedings under 304A in India = 2500 per year or 200 per month or 7 per day.

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    Health News Bulletin

Less sleep raises stroke risk among middle–aged

The Free Press Journal – Reproduced from ANI

Mumbai: Regularly getting less than six hours sleep a night raises the risk of stroke in middle age, research has shown. Scientists in the US studied 5,666 people aged 45 and older who had no history of stroke and were of normal weight. Over a three year period they found that those who habitually slept for less than six hours were significantly more likely to suffer a stroke. Having too little sleep had a greater effect than other stroke risk factors. The same pattern was not seen in overweight and obese individuals. Lead researcher Dr Megan Ruiter, from the University of Alabama, said: "In employed middle–aged to older adults, relatively free of major risk factors for stroke such as obesity and sleep–disordered breathing, short sleep duration may exact its own negative influence on stroke development." We speculate that short sleep duration is a precursor to other traditional stroke risk factors, and once these traditional stroke risk factors are present, then perhaps they become stronger risk factors than sleep duration alone." She presented the findings at the Sleep 2012 meeting taking place in Boston.

Further research supporting the results would suggest a need for more awareness of poor sleep as a stroke risk factor, said Dr Ruiter.

 
  Fitness Update

(Dr Rajat Bhatnagar, MonaVie www.mymonavie.com/sonraj)

Skipping breakfast can lead to unhealthy habits all day long

Compared to breakfast–eaters, breakfast–skippers tend to weigh more and have other unhealthy habits, such as consuming too many sugary drinks or high–calorie snacks, according to a panel discussion during a symposium at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 2012 Annual Meeting & Food Expo.

Research shows about 18 percent of Americans older than age 2 regularly skip breakfast, said Nancy Auestad, PhD, vice president of regulatory affairs at the Dairy Research Institute. They are missing out on key nutrients, she said, pointing to statistics that show breakfast–eaters get about 17 percent of their daily calories from breakfast as well as a significant portion of their daily recommend intake of several key nutrients, such as Vitamin D (58 percent), Vitamin B12 (42 percent) and Vitamin A (41 percent). In addition, studies of young people found that breakfast–skippers consume 40 percent more sweets, 55 percent more soft drinks, 45 percent fewer vegetables and 30 percent less fruit than people who eat breakfast. "Most of these negative factors were abbreviated when breakfast was consumed, compared with breakfast–skippers," said Heather Leidy, PhD, assistant professor in the department of nutrition and exercise physiology at the University of Missouri. "Targeting that behavior could lead to a reduction in obesity."

 
  Quote of the Day

(Dr GM Singh)

A plant blooms daily after shedding the flowers of yesterday, so let our happiness bloom daily shedding the sorrows of yesterday.

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Navin Dang and Dr Arpan Gandhi)

Uric acid

  • To rule out gout
  • To monitor uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
 
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

The nurse is conducting an education session for a group of smokers in a "stop smoking" class. Which finding would the nurse state as a common symptom of lung cancer?

A. Dyspnea on exertion
B. Foamy, blood–tinged sputum
C. Wheezing sound on inspiration
D. Cough or change in a chronic cough

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: A client receiving heparin sodium asks the nurse how the drug works. Which of the following points would the nurse include in the explanation to the client?

A. It dissolves existing thrombi.
B. It prevents conversion of factors that are needed in the formation of clots.
C. It inactivates thrombin that forms and dissolves existing thrombi.
D. It interferes with vitamin K absorption.

Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: B. It prevents conversion of factors that are needed in the formation of clots.

Correct answers received from: Dr Kanta Jain, Dr Prabha Sanghi, Dr PC Das, Dr LC Dhoka, chanchal Das, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Raju Kuppusamy, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Dr Thakor Hitendrsinh G,
Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr Avtar Krishan.

Answer for 12th July Mind Teaser: D. "Place one Nitroglycerine tablet under the tongue every five minutes for three doses. Go to the hospital if the pain is unrelieved
Correct answers received from: Anil Bairaria, Dr shashi saini.

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    Laugh a While

(Dr GM Singh)

In a country of free speech, why are there phone bills?

 
    Medicolegal Update

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

Clinical and forensic autopsies have an overlapping role towards each other

  • Postmortem examination of a dead body is carried out to gain insight of anatomy and pathology of corpse and close examination of the injuries, marks of weapon or disease process and it is important for forensic application of medical knowledge.
  • Whether it is a clinical/pathological or forensic, autopsy is nothing but the medical study of a dead body and is carried out to enhance clinical findings and its correlation with patient clinical manifestation during the treatment or understanding some unrevealed aspect of disease/diagnose the disease, which has caused the mortality when antemortem efforts have failed or the autopsy/disease process in situ. These findings may be simultaneously used for medicolegal purpose.
  • The procedure of both the autopsies is same; the autopsy conducted by a forensic expert in cases of sudden/unexpected/unexplained death is nothing but a pure clinical autopsy.
  • The opinion expressed on the basis of a clinical autopsy is examined or cross examined in departmental/institutional peer review as the findings and opinion after a forensic autopsy has to withstand the acid test of cross examination by the defense lawyer/prosecutor and judges on circumstantial evidences available before honorable court.

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    Public Forum

Public Forum (Press Release for use by the newspapers)

Artificial sweeteners in sweets may be harmful

The American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association have issued a joint scientific statement giving a cautious recommendation to the use of nonnutritive sweeteners to help people maintain a healthy body weight and for diabetics to aid glucose control. These products should be considered like a nicotine patch. They are appreciably better than the real product (sugar), but not part of an optimal diet, said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India.

The statement, published in the journals Circulation and Diabetes Care on July 9, 2012, warns that sweeteners are helpful only as long as people don’t eat additional calories later as compensation.

The term nonnutritive sweeteners cover six sweeteners including aspartame, acesulfame K, neotame, saccharin, sucralose, and plant–derived stevia. These nonnutritive substances have zero calories.

Two thinks may happen in terms of compensation

  1. Physiological, where the body might be expecting more calories and so the individual may be hungrier and therefore may eat more
  2. Psychological, where the individual thinks they are allowed to eat more sugar–rich food because they had a diet soda instead of a full–sugar soda.

When real people use sweeteners there is compensation. The key is how much? Partial compensation is ok but people often completely compensate or even overcompensate, so these sweeteners have to be used smartly to be successful. Compensation seems less of a problem when these sweeteners are consumed in beverages as opposed to food.

People don’t really notice the lack of calories in a diet soda and so don’t tend to eat more, whereas if they consume a low–calorie foodstuff, they do tend to eat more as compensation.

Its better when sweeteners are used in beverages and not sweets or other foods. One is not completely sure about the safety of these products, because their long–term use in humans has not been studied fully.

However, the artificial sweeteners on the market are almost certainly safer than consuming large amounts of sugar, which has definite harm when consumed in large amounts. This harm, particularly when consumed in beverage form such as soda, includes increases in risks of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and gout.

A concern, though, is that just replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners leaves a person, especially children, conditioned to high levels of sweetness, which is likely to influence their food choices adversely.

 
    Readers Response
  1. Dear Sir,Most of the i read all you blogs,but the blog posted on 4th july regarding comparison with taxi drivers is really disheartening though it is true that most of the doctors are following these trends intentionally or unintentionally.
    These days doctors are teated like no body in films or serials engaging in malpractises, its high time that no objection has been raised by the medical fraternity e.g. i was watching a movie DABANGG in which Salman told his father that he thrashed the doctor who told the ill status of his father & after being slapped the doctor told that he will be okay in few days, In a serial called BADE ACHCHE LAGTE HAIN which is being telecasted every night a senior gynecologist was convinced to lie about fake abortion & was called home to tell a lie in front of whole family, It’s all ridiculous & absurd. Many doctors must have watched it but they take it easy.
 
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Date: 5th Aug 2012
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