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Dr KK Aggarwal
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  Editorial …

14th November 2012, Wednesday

Apni Chhati Pitne Se Achha Agar Jisko Attack Aya Hai Uski Chhati Pito To Vo Bach Sakta Hai

Dear Sir, "This is to thank you for your guidance"

I want to tell you that i'm a student of Birla Vidya Niketan, Pushp Vihar

This is with reference to the "MTNL Perfect Health Mela" which you and your team conducted in our school on 1st November,2012.

Thank You so much for that sir ,because of that only we saved our uncle's life.

On last Friday he suddenly fainted & fell down with no respiration on the floor after a heart attack and suddenly your words struck in my mind

"APNI CHHATI PITNE SE ACHHA AGAR JISKO ATTACK AYA HAI USKI CHHATI PITO TO VO BACH SAKTA HAI" then i started pumping his chest as you suggested then he was get back and now he is fine and has undergone an angioplasty heart operation.

Thanks a lot for your guidance i wish one day i will be able to thank you personally. You seriously have no idea how much you help me and my family unknowingly.


XI Standard ,Sec - E
Birla Vidya Niketan, Pushp Vihar

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    Constipation Update

Constipation Sutra : Panel Discussion (Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Ajay Kumar, Dr Rajiv Khosla, Dr A K Jhinghan, Dr Kailash Siungla)

Polyethylene glycol may help fecal impaction

Polyethylene glycol (PEG) + electrolyte solution (PEG+E), administered orally at a dose equivalent to eight 13.8 g sachets (1 L) per day over three days, is a highly effective and well tolerated therapy for treatment of patients (aged 17 to 88 years) with severe constipation and fecal impaction (Chen CC, Su MY, Tung SY, et al. Evaluation of polyethylene glycol plus electrolytes in the treatment of severe constipation and faecal impaction in adults. Curr Med Res Opin 2005 Oct;21(10):1595-602). The 3-day administration of polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350 is safe and effective in the treatment of childhood fecal impaction at doses of 1 and 1.5 g/kg per day (Youssef NN, Peters JM, Henderson W, et al. Dose response of PEG 3350 for the treatment of childhood fecal impaction. J Pediatr 2002 Sep;141(3):410-4).

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19th MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2012

School children participate in Harmony

Over 1500 school children participated in the special festival Harmony in competitions like Folk Dance depicting the message Folk dance is good health. The prizes were distributed on the spot. Birla Vidya Niketan school was the coordinating school.

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100 million deaths due to smoking in last 100 years in India

New Delhi: A new study has estimated that 100 million people have died due to smoking in India over the last 100 years, and the worst apparently is yet to come. Nearly 4.52 trillion cigarettes and 40.3 trillion beedis have been produced in 100 years, between 1910 and 2010 in India, according to a new study published in the journal Current Science. And in an even more shocking revelation, the study has estimated nearly a 100 million premature deaths in India, as a result of smoking in the last 100 years. The study found that in the first 50 years between 1910 and 1960, more than 5.5 trillion beedis and 52.7 billion cigarettes were manufactured and smoked. Researchers believe these smokers mostly died in a span of the next 40-50 years. But researchers have warned that the larger part of the epidemic is yet to occur. That is because in the last 50 years, from 1960 to 2010, smoking rates went up four times - and these are estimated to cause a large number of deaths in the next 50 years. (Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/100-million-deaths-due-to-smoking-in-last-100-years-in-india/305160-17.html)

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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    Valvular Heart Disease Update

Lesions less commonly associated with bicuspid aortic valve include ventricular or atrial septal defect, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, patent ductus arteriosus, bicuspid pulmonic valve and Ebstein’s anomaly.

(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)

Biomarker pinpoints risk for lupus flare

High baseline levels of the biomarker BLyS (B-lymphocyte stimulator) predicted flares among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, a large post-hoc analysis revealed. (Source: Medpage Today)

Combo drug for nasal allergy tops single Tx

A nasal spray combining a corticosteroid and an antihistamine was better than either drug alone for relieving allergic rhinitis in a comparison with "real-world" commercial products, a researcher said t the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology annual meeting. (Source: Medpage Today)

HAE patients can self-infuse IV drug

Self-administration of an intravenous drug for treating and preventing hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks is safe and feasible, a researcher said at the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology annual meeting. (Source: Medpage Today)

Fluid delivery set may cause embolism

The FDA has raised the recall of four buretrol solution sets to class I due to a malfunction that may cause an air embolism and, potentially, death. The Interlink System Buretrol Solution Set and Clearlink System Buretrol Solution Set contain a ball-valve that may allow air to flow past the valve and enter the products' tubing with pre-measured fluids, which can subsequently be administered with the solution and cause an air embolism, the agency said in a statement. (Source: Medpage Today)

Blood factor linked to kidney disease

A circulating factor in the blood might be part of the cause of the kidney disease focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), researchers reported. (Source: Medpage Today)

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

Diwali The Festival Of Inner Purnima On Outer Amavasya

Diwali is celebrated on the day of Amavasya but the festival is symbolized by inner happiness, lighting or Purnima.

Moon in mythology is symbolized by cool positive thoughts. Normally on the day of Amavasya one encounters negatives thoughts and on the day of Purnima positive thoughts.

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

What are the reproductive outcomes after intrauterine adhesions?

Reproductive outcomes appear to correlate with the type and extent of the adhesions. After treatment, patients with mild to moderate adhesions have full-term pregnancy rates of approximately 70-80%, and menstrual dysfunction is frequently alleviated. Alternatively, patients with severe adhesions or extensive destruction of the endometrial lining may have full-term pregnancy rates of only 20- to 40% after treatment.

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

(Dr N K Bhatia, Medical Director, Mission Jan Jagriti Blood Bank)

Natural Antibodies

  • Antibodies are formed against most of the major group antigens and are present in almost all individuals when the antigen is absent.
  • In most other minor systems, natural antibodies to the antigens are found occasionally but as their antigenicity is low, the immune antibodies are also rare ( except –Kell & Duffy)
  • Most of them are of the IgM type.
  • React poorly at body temperature ( except anti-A and anti-B), but agglutinate RBCs at 5-20°C
  • Usually do not cross placenta.

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    An Inspirational Story

The miracle of love, true story!

Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new sibling. The new baby was going be a girl, and day after day, night after night, Michael sang to his sister in Mommy’s tummy. He was building a bond of love with his little sister before he even met her.

The pregnancy progressed normally for Karen, an active member of the Creek United Methodist Church in Morristown, Tennessee, USA. In time, the labor pains came. Soon it was every five minutes, every three, every minute. But serious complications arose during delivery and Karen found herself in hours of labor.

Finally, after a long struggle, Michael’s little sister was born. But she was in very serious condition. With a siren howling in the night, the ambulance rushed the infant to the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital, Knoxville, Tennessee.

The days inched by. The little girl got worse. The pediatrician had to tell the parents there was very little hope. Be prepared for the worst. Karen and her husband contacted a local cemetery about a burial plot. They had fixed up a special room in their house for their new baby they found themselves having to plan for a funeral.

Michael, however, kept begging his parents to let him see his sister. “I want to sing to her,” he kept saying. Week two in intensive care looked as if a funeral would come before the week was over. Michael kept nagging about singing to his sister, but kids are never allowed in Intensive Care.

Karen decided to take Michael whether they liked it or not. If he didn’t see his sister right then, he may never see her alive. She dressed him in an oversized scrub suit and marched him into ICU. He looked like a walking laundry basket. The head nurse recognized him as a child and bellowed, “Get that kid out of here now. No children are allowed.”

The mother rose up strong in Karen and the usually mild-mannered lady glared steel-eyed right into the head nurse’s eyes, her lips a firm line, “He is not leaving until he sings to his sister.” Then Karen towed Michael to his sister’s bedside. He gazed at the tiny infant losing the battle to live. After a moment, he began tossing. In the pure-hearted voice of a 3-year-old, Michael sang:

“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine; you make me happy when skies are gray.” Instantly the baby girl seemed to respond. The pulse rate began to calm down and became steady. “Keep on singing, Michael,” encouraged Karen with tears in her eyes. “You never know, dear, how much I love you, please don’t take my sunshine away.”

As Michael sang to his sister, the baby’s ragged, strained breathing became as smooth as a kitten’s purr. “Keep on singing, sweetheart.” “The other night, dear, as I lay sleeping, I dreamed I held you in my arms”. Michael’s little sister began to relax as rest, healing rest, seemed to sweep over her. “Keep singing, Michael.” Tears had now conquered the face of the bossy head nurse. Karen glowed. “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. Please don’t take my sunshine away…” The next day…the very next day…the little girl was well enough to go home.

Never give up on the people you love. Love is so incredibly powerful.

This is a true story happened in 1992 in Tennessee, USA. The baby girl’s name is Marlee. As of 2012, Marlee is 20 years old and she thinks she is normal like any other girl.

Source: http://academictips.org/blogs/the-miracle-of-love-true-story/

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Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient with fever was found to have raised SGOT, SGPT levels with SGOT>SGPT.
Dr. Bad: It is classical viral hepatitis.
Dr. Good: This can be dengue fever.
Lesson: Mild elevations in SGOT/SGPT are common in both dengue fevers and DHF. However levels are significantly higher in patients with dengue hemorrhagic fever. Elevated SGOT levels are noted earlier in illness and normal SGOT levels is a strong negative predictor of dengue hemorrhagic fever in the first three days of illness (J Infect Dis 1997;176:313)

Make Sure

Situation: A rape victim developed HIV infection.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was she not given post exposure ART prophylaxis?
Lesson: Make sure all rape victims are counseled for HIV post exposure ART prophylaxis.

  Legal Question of the Day (Dr MC Gupta)

Q. Is it possible that a PG medical qualification may be recognised by the state government but not by the MCI?

Ans.Yes. It is possible. Some examples are as follows:

  • The MCI may not grant recognition to a PG qualification given by an institution within the state but the MCI may not: For example--
    • MS (Surgery) course in Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab.
    • Some diplomas offered by the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai.
  • The MCI may withdraw recognition to a PG qualification given by an institution within the state but the state may continue to recognise it.
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    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

What is the next letter in the sequence?

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: A man was killed on Sunday morning. His wife found the body and called the police. The police arrived and questioned the chef, maid, butler, and gardener. Their alibis were:
Chef - making breakfast
Maid - getting mail
Butler - setting table
Gardener - watering plants
The police immediately arrested the criminal. Who was it and how did they know?

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: The maid. Mail isn't delivered on Sunday

Correct answers received from: MANOJ ARON, Dr. P. C. Das, Dr.R.K.Goel, Dr.K.Raju, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr.(Maj. Gen.) Anil Bairaria, Dr. Thakor Hitendrsinh G, Dr Vijay Kansal, Alok Narang, Dr Avtar Krishan, Dr B K Agarwal, Dr Kanta jain, Dr Kanta jain Dr sanjay shinde,

Answer for 12th November Mind Teaser: 240. To get the number, multiply the previous number in the series by its position. 48 is in the 5th position, so 48 × 5 = 240

Correct answers received from: Dr.Suresh Arora, Dr.K.Raju, Archna Parwani

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Blind man in a store

A blind man walks into a store with his seeing eye dog. All of a sudden, he picks up the leash and begins swinging the dog over his head. The manager runs up to the man and asks, "What are you doing?!!" The blind man replies, "Just looking around."

    Medicolegal Update

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

The doctor must preserve broken fragments of weapon if found in wounds to identify the weapon or connect the accused person with the crime.

  • Death due to sharp force violence is the most common cause of homicide in India, in many parts of Europe, as well as in Africa and Asia. It also accounts for 30% of fatal and non–fatal family assaults in the USA
  • The doctor conducting the postmortem examination must keep in mind that the shape and size of the wound suggests the width and type of weapon, whether it is single–edged or otherwise. The depth of the wound will indicate the length of weapon, the directions and dimensions of the wound indicate the relative position of the assailant and the victim, and the position, direction and number of wound may indicate manner of production, i.e., suicide, accident or homicide.
  • I have conducted medicolegal postmortem of 29 cases of deaths due to stab wound from South Delhi in the year 2010.
  • A stab wound is produced by long narrow instruments with blunt or pointed ends such as knife, dagger, nail, needle, spear, arrow, screw driver etc. into the depths of the body; the wound is deeper than its length and width on the skin.
  • The wound is caused by driving the object into the body or from the body’s pressing or falling against the object and object penetrate due to the momentum of the body.
  • The wound is called punctured wound when it enters a body cavity only one way; when the weapon enters the body on one side and comes out from the other side, it is called perforating wound.
  • The entry wound is larger and the exit wound is smaller due to tapering of the blade in stab wounds which is contrary to fire arm missile entry and exit wounds.
  • The doctor must preserve for police, broken fragment of weapon if found; it will identify the weapon or connect the accused person with the crime.

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Eat a mix of variety of food : the message behind Annakut festival

Annakut or Goverdhan festival involves offering to GOD and then eating food prepared by mixing 56 kinds of vegetables, called 56 Bhog.

It’s a day of having collective food or in gathering. The food is prepared in common kitchen and then eaten.

The festivals propagates the message of importance of eating mixed vegetables said Padmashri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal President Heart Care Foundation of India.

The current nutritional guidelines also emphasize that 50% of the diet should be vegetables and fruits.

As per Ayurveda also one should eat all seven colours and six tastes in the diet.

When we are eating a mix of vegetables it should be well cooked so that it remains hygienic.

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