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  Editorial …

15th September 2011, Thursday

The science behind observing Shradhs

Shradhs are observed every year in Dakshinayana during Chaturmas in the Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month. Many rituals are performed to satisfy the unfulfilled desires of three generations of our ancestors.

According to the Vedas, every individual has three debts to be paid off, firstly, the Devtas (Dev Rin), secondly of Guru and teachers (Rishi Rin) and, thirdly, of Ancestors (Pitra Rin). From the scientific point of view, devtas represent people with Daivik qualities; teachers the ones who have taught us and Pitra, three generations of our ancestors. ‘Rin’ from scientific point of view would mean unfinished desires or tasks.

The rituals scientifically would mean detaching oneself from the guilt of unfinished task of our ancestors by detoxifying our mind.

Debt means desires of our ancestors that had not fulfilled during their lifetime. The responsibility to fulfill them automatically falls onto the eldest son in the family and they need to be carried out. If not, it is a sign of guilt disorder in the family and may present with loss of wealth, loss of direction and courage and health. The resultant problems faced were called Pitra Dosh in mythology.

The ritual of performing Shradhs originated to remove this guilt and the resultant illnesses. Shradh has many components.

  • Tarpan (offering water to the ancestors while reciting Mantras).
  • Arpan (preparing food what the ancestors used to like on the day of Shradh)
  • Brahmin bhoj (offering Satvik food to Brahmins)
  • Pind Daan (offering black sesame, Kusha Grass, Jwar and boil or baked rice); observed by some.
  • Observing a spiritual holiday or incubation period (taking a break from the routine worldly desires and going to a distant place like Gaya).
  • Remembrance: Once the unfulfilled desires of the ancestors are over, remembering our ancestors every year on the day of their death anniversary.

Scientifically, Dakshinayana is the period of negative state of mind (nights are longer than days) and starts from 14th July and ends on 13th January. Chaturmas period (first four months) during Dakshinayana has the maximum negativity in the mind. Chaturmas includes the months of Sawan, Bhado, Ashwin and Kartik.

The negative state of mind in Sawan is related to anger and disturbed mind; in Bhado to non fulfillment of desires and uncontrolled ego and in the month of Ashwin to guilt because of non fulfillment of desires of others (ancestors), especially during Amavasya.

In the rituals ‘Tarpan’ of Jal (water) is offered to ancestors. ‘Jal’ in mythology means flow of thoughts and offering ‘Jal’ in mythology equates to confession and getting connected. Tarpan is always done with an aim to purify the mind and wash off the guilt.

‘Tarpan’ is always done after the desires of our ancestors have been fulfilled by the person performing the Shradh. This ritual is ‘Arpan’. Tarpan and Arpan on the day of Shradh mean getting connected to our consciousness and informing that all the unfinished tasks are over so that we can get rid of the long persisting guilt from our mind. Offering and making food which was liked by our ancestors on that day is just to remember and pay respect to them.

Confession is only possible in a Satwik state of mind, which requires eating of Satwik food for a few days. The ritual of offering Satwik food to Brahmins during the Shradh means making only Satwik food on that day so that everyone in the family is forced to eat Satwik food during Shradhs.

Pind Daan denotes medicinal ways of detaching oneself from the guilt. All the four offerings (black sesame, Kusha grass, Jwar and boiled or roasted rice) in Ayurveda have been described to detoxify the mind and making it Satwik by removing Rajas and Tamas.

If the guilt does not go by repeated Shradhs than one is required to go for a spiritual vacation during Shradh period so that he is away from the worldly desires for a few days before the Shradh and this is what going to Gaya means. This spiritual retreat works like an incubation period to the disturbed mind and gets rid off the disturbed mind and allows the undisturbed state of mind to confess and purify.

The Pitra ceremonies are usually performed either on Amavasya every month (period of most negativity in a month) or on the death anniversary or the Hindu Tithi (day) of the death of the ancestors coinciding with the day during Shradh days. If the date of death is not known then the Shradh is observed on Amavasya.

Some people perform Shradh for full 15 days and others perform it from the first day till the day of their ancestor Shradh.

It is said that once a Shradh is successfully performed or Gaya Shradh is performed, there is no need to perform Shradh rituals thereafter. Once the guilt is over, there is no need for further detoxification of the mind. After that the only ritual that needs to be performed is "remembrance", which is usually performed on the death anniversary of the deceased ancestor usually by doing some charity on their names.

One is not supposed to do auspicious things during Shradh as during this period, the mind is in a process of detoxification.

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Cardiac patients from rural areas on the rise

BANGALORE: Cardiac problems are on the rise in rural Karnataka and the key reason for this appears to be villagers’ change in lifestyle. Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research gets 1,000 outdoor patients every day, of which 60% are from rural areas. "Initially, the ratio (of rural to urban population suffering from cardiac problems) was 2:12. This has now narrowed down to 8:12," said Dr C N Manjunath, professor and HoD of cardiology, and director of Jayadeva Institute. Citing reasons for increase of heart–related problems in rural areas, he said: "While physical exercise has reduced among rural folks, smoking and drinking have gone up. All these habits have led to increase in stress and diabetes." "We perform 14 to 15 open–heart surgeries every day and have five cardiac cath labs. We will add one more lab to accommodate the increasing number of patients," he said. (Source: TOI, Sep 13, 2011)

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(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

WHO roadmap to contain rise of drug–resistant TB in Europe

An action plan to combat the alarming rise in the incidence of multidrug–resistant (MDR) and extensively drug–resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) in Europe was announced by the WHO Regional Office for Europe today. It is the first WHO region to develop an MDR–TB and XDR–TB action plan. The Consolidated Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Multidrug– and Extensively Drug–Resistant Tuberculosis 2011–2015 was announced by Ogtay Gozalov, MD, key author of the Action Plan and medical officer WHO/EURO, and Lucica Ditiu, MD, executive secretary, Stop TB Partnership. (Source: Medscape Medical News)

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Giardia linked to irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue

Giardia lamblia infection is linked to increased risks for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic fatigue, according to the results of a historic cohort study reported online September 12 in Gut. "Giardia lamblia is a common cause of gastroenteritis worldwide, but there is limited knowledge about the long–term complications," write Dr. Knut–Arne Wensaas, from the Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care at the University of Bergen in Bergen, Norway. "…IBS is a common short– and long–term complication after bacterial gastroenteritis." (Source: Medscape Medical News)

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‘Million Hearts’ Plan to shape physician quality reporting

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today unveiled an ambitious plan to reduce cardiovascular disease that will have a wide effect on physicians, ranging from quality bonuses to electronic health record (EHR) systems. The so–called Million Hearts Initiative aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next 5 years through clinical interventions and changes in diet, exercise, and tobacco use. (Source: Medscape Medical News)

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    Fitness Update

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

Exercise increases survival rates in patients with coronary heart disease

It has been shown that exercise decreases depressive symptoms and depression prevalence by up to 50–70% and that exercise treats depressive symptoms as effectively as certain medications. Now, in a recent study on coronary heart disease, the same group of researchers found that exercise and depression can impact survival of patients with coronary heart disease.

The study was conducted at the University of Queensland School of Medicine in Louisiana, where researchers studied a group of 189 patients with coronary heart disease and who were enrolled in a 4–month exercise program, then followed for anywhere from 2 to 6 years after the end of the program. 151 patients completed the exercise program and 36 dropped out. Researchers found that patients a) initially classified as depressed and b) remained depressed after the exercise intervention or c) dropped out, had nearly a four–fold higher mortality rate than patients whose depression resolved after the exercise program. According to the researchers, exercise’s effect on depression was key in helping patients to recover from coronary heart disease.

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How to calculate platelet counts from peripheral smear?

There are two methods: Platelet count per uL =

  1. Average number of platelets per oil immersion field multiplied by 20,000.
  2. Average number of platelets per oil immersion field multiplied by Hb (g/dL) and then multiplied by 1,000.

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    Spiritual Update

The Vedic aspects of Reservation

Lord Krishna while performing the charioteer’s duty for Arjuna in the Kurukshetra war, in the Bhagwad Gita (chapter 4.13) discourse to Arjuna stated that the "four Varnas (Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaishya, Shudra) are created by ‘me’ in accordance with the mental make–up of and the specific duties required to be performed by people". These are called varnashrama.

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    Legal Question of the Day

(Contributed by Dr MC Gupta, Advocate)

If anybody in the public makes an application to a government hospital for supplying a copy of the MLC report in respect of any person, is the hospital bound to give it? If the hospital thinks it will not be proper to give it, under what provisions of the RTI Act, 2005, can it be denied?

No, the hospital is not bound to provide a copy of MLC report in respect of a person to anybody who asks for it. The sections of the RTI Act that may be quoted by the PIO while rejecting the application are listed below. All of these may not be applicable to each case. The applicability will depend upon the facts of the case.

  • Section 7(7)
  • Section 8(b)
  • Section 8(d)
  • Section 8(e)
  • Section 8(g)
  • Section 8(h)
  • Section 8(j)
  • Section 11

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    An Inspirational Story

(Dr GM Singh)

Dealing with depression

There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best. He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He was very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. However, the merchant was always in great fear that she might run away with some other men.

He loved his 2nd wife too. She was a very considerate person, always patient and fact is that she was the merchant’s confidante. Whenever the merchant faced some problems, he always turned to his 2nd wife and she would always help him out and tide him through difficult times. Now, the merchant’s 1st wife was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and business as well as taking care of the household. However, the merchant did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her. One day, the merchant fell ill. Before long, he knew that he was going to die soon. He thought of his luxurious life and told himself, "Now I have 4 wives with me. But when I die, I’ll be alone. How lonely I’ll be!" Thus, he asked the 4th wife, "I loved you most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?" "No way!" replied the 4th wife and she walked away without another word.

The answer cut like a sharp knife right into the merchant’s heart. The sad merchant then asked the 3rd wife, "I have loved you so much for all my life. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?" "No!" replied the 3rd wife. "Life is so good over here! I’m going to remarry when you die!" The merchant’s heart sank and turned cold. He then asked the 2nd wife, "I always turned to you for help and you’ve always helped me out. Now I need your help again. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?" "I’m sorry, I can’t help you out this time!" replied the 2nd wife. "At the very most, I can only send you to your grave." The answer came like a bolt of thunder and the merchant was devastated. Then a voice called out: "I’ll leave with you. I’ll follow you no matter where you go." The merchant looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny, almost like she suffered from malnutrition. Greatly grieved, the merchant said, "I should have taken much better care of you while I could have!" Actually, we all have 4 wives in our lives

  • The 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it’ll leave us when we die.
  • Our 3rd wife? Our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, they all go to others.
  • The 2nd wife is our family and friends. No matter how close they had been there for us when we're alive, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.
  • The 1st wife is in fact our soul, often neglected in our pursuit of material, wealth and sensual pleasure.

Guess what? It is actually the only thing that follows us wherever we go. Perhaps it’s a good idea to cultivate and strengthen it now rather than to wait until we're on our deathbed to lament

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    Gastro Update

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

What are the prevention strategies for cystic fibrosis liver disease?

The potential approaches to preventing cystic fibrosis liver disease include:

  • Optimizing nutritional status
  • Avoiding hepatotoxic medicines
  • Immunization against hepatitis A and B to protect the individual from additional hepatic insults

Although no therapy has been shown to alter the course of progression to cirrhosis in CF, there is evidence that treatment with ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) improves serum liver biochemistries, hepatobiliary symptoms, and histology in these patients; it is generally well–tolerated. Potential mechanisms for these observed benefits include improvement in bile flow, displacement of toxic bile acids, cytoprotection, or stimulation of biliary bicarbonate secretion. Despite the lack of conclusive evidence that UDCA alters the course and outcome of CF liver disease, the CF Foundation Hepatobiliary Disease Consensus Group concluded that it is prudent for all CF patients with cholestasis–fibrosis–cirrhosis to receive UDCA therapy.

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    Infertility Update

(Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Infertility and IVF Specialist)

Panel Discussion 2 – Practice of ART in various countries

Panelists: Dr Mohammad Hashim Wahaaj (Afghanistan), Dr Kohinoor Begum (Bangladesh), Dr Adrian Shulman (Israel), Ulfat–al–Naqash (Iraq), Dr Alison Taylor (UK), Yakoub Khalaf (UK), SN Basu (New Delhi), Gouri Devi (New Delhi)

Plenary Lectures

Highlight:
This exemplary session will cover relevant topics in the field of ART. The lectures will be delivered by world authorities in their respective fields.

Speakers: Dr Yakoub Khalaf (UK), Adrian Shulman (Israel), B N Chakravarty (Kolkata), D. Goswami (New Delhi)

Session 6 – Male Infertility – Still an Enigma

Highlights: This session covers one of the most important causes of infertility, the male factor, and what we know about it.

Speakers: Dr Anirudh Malpani (Mumbai), Dr Himanshu Roy (Patna), Dr Narender Malhotra (Agra), Dr Hrishikesh Pai (Mumbai)

Session 7 – Ten Secrets of Success in Assisted Conception

Highlights:
This one hour session will cover perhaps all that you wanted to know to improve your pregnancy rates.

Speakers: Dr Jaideep Malhotra (Agra), Dr Abha Majumdar (New Delhi), Dr Kaberi Banerjee (New Delhi), Dr Jatin Shah (Mumbai)

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    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Hematology Tips

When to suspect acute leukemia

Acute leukemia, especially in children, can be missed if you are not careful. The most common symptom is fever which lasts beyond 2 weeks and which does not respond to normal treatment modalities. Many children present with unexplained limping, joint swellings or just crying spells due to severe bone and soft tissue infiltrates. Suspect leukemia if ESR is beyond 100, even if WBC counts appear normal.

Make sure a bone marrow study is done on all suspected cases since it is the only way to pick up acute leukemia with certainty. A trephine biopsy may also be needed if the aspirate reveals a ‘dry tap’. Childhood leukemia is curable most of the time (about 60% in India and about 85% in western countries).

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    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A middle–aged patient was found to have central obesity.
Dr Bad: It is normal.
Dr Good: Rule out diabetes.
Lesson: As per results of a prospective cohort study (1989–2007) of 4,193 men and women 65 years of age and older in the Cardiovascular Health Study, among older adults, overall and central adiposity and weight gain during middle age and after the age of 65 years were associated with risk of diabetes.

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Make Sure

Situation: An 18–year–old girl complained of purulent nasal discharge, nasal congestion, pain in the cheek and upper teeth for last 10 days. CT scan showed maxillary sinusitis.
Reaction: Remember to give macrolides.
Lesson: Make sure to remember that clarithromycin (macrolide) 500 mg twice–daily for 7 days is not only effective in maxillary sinusitis but also in other sinusitis.

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  Quote of the Day

(Dr. GM Singh)

Two ways to be happy in life: Never give the help of tears to your emotions and never give the help of words to your anger.

 
  IDIOMS

If it’s not one thing, it’s another: When one thing goes wrong, then another, and another…

 
    Medicolegal Update

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

Testamentary capacity

The medical competency to make a valid will is called testamentary capacity.

  • Lawyers generally call the doctor for evaluation at the time of making the will to avoid later disputes about testamentary capacity on medical ground. The court may invalidate a will if it is found that the person at the time of making his will was not of a sound mind and did not have the mental capacity to understand the act and its consequences
  • The doctor certifying the medical competence must keep in mind two necessary parts of medical evaluation means the testator must understand what he or she is doing in making a will, and its consequences, the nature and extent of his or her property; and his or her relation to living descendants, spouse, and parents, and others whose interests are affected by the will.
  • The second part that is much more important for the doctor is that the person must not suffer from any mental disorder/illness that involves delusions, illusion or hallucinations.
  • To make unfit on the medical ground of insane delusions, the delusions must be extreme. The delusions must also affect the bequest. If the individual has another independent and sane reason for the bequest, then the delusions do not vitiate his or her testamentary capacity.
  • Any history or presence of loss of memory/head injury or Alzheimer’s disease must be ruled out by the doctor in writing in the certificate
  • The doctrine of undue influence must be kept in mind by the doctor since the courts distinguish "reasonable persuasion" from "undue influence." It is often the case that lessened capacity as in the case of someone who is mentally frail is taken to render undue influence more likely. To the extent that elders are more susceptible to overreaching, this doctrine may come into effect. A reference from geriatric physician is required in such cases
  • If the examining doctor has reason to believe that the person is under influence of some person, who is prevention him from exercising his own discretion in making his will, it is better for the doctor to defer the certification for another examination and make another medical examination in his/her own safe clinic with assured privacy for the person and encourage him to speak out freely since a will is invalid, if it is executed under undue influence.
  • The given medical certificate must mention the following:… that the certificate is issued for the purpose of making a will and to the best of my examination, medical knowledge and believe the examined person is fit/unfit to make a valid will. I am a registered medical doctor and my detail is as under with address of contact.

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    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

High dose chemotherapy given prior to stem cell transplant may be associated with gonadal failure. Risk is least with the use of:

a. Busulfan + cyclophosphamide
b. Cyclophosphamide + TBI
c. Ifosfamide +carboplatin+ Etoposide
d. Fludarabine + ATG

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: 1. Which of the following chemotherapy drug is likely to be toxic to gonads?

a. Adriamycin
b. Vinblastine
c. Paclitaxel
d. Procarbazine

Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: d. Procarbazine

Correct answers received from: Dr K Raju, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Anil Bairaria, Dr Mantosh,
Dr Shravan, Dr Khusahl, Dr vinit, Dr Fiza, Dr Santosh, Dr Priya, Dr Kabir, Dr Deepak.

Answer for 12th September Mind Teaser
: a) Its infectivity is highest in developed world.
Correct answers received from: Dr Anil Kumar Kela, Mohit Joshi, Dr BB Aggarwal, Dr Ragavan Moudgaya, Dr PC Das.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

 
    Laugh a While

(Dr. GM Singh)

A man by court order had been seeing a psychiatrist for over a year. One day he walks into the doctor’s office, takes a seat, and is ready to start their session. The doctor looks at him, smiles and says: "The therapy must be working. You seem happy, well adjusted, and enjoying your life." The man smiles back and says: "I haven’t felt better!!! I owe it all to you. But it’s my brother I'm really worried about…he thinks he's a chicken." The doctor’s face drops and with a solemn look he says: "My God, why don’t you have him committed?!" The man, in deep thought replies: "I would…but I really need the eggs!"

 
    Drug Update

List of Approved Drug From 01–01–2011 to 30–06–2011

Drug Name
Indication
DCI Approval Date
Ketoprofen Plaster ( Size – 7cm × 10 cm)
For the relief of musculoskeletal pain and inflammation.

09.03.11

 
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Fifty percent of adverse drug reactions can be prevented

Over 50% of all adverse drug reactions treated in hospitals and emergency care are preventable, said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal President Heart Care Foundation of India and MTNL Perfect Health Mela.

Many preventable drug reactions like drug overdoses and internal bleeding associated with the improper use of blood thinners and painkillers are life–threatening, especially in the elderly.

As per Katja Hakkarainen, a pharmacist from the Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, there are many reasons for these reactions and may include poor coordination of care, lack of time and knowledge among health professionals, and lack of patient education.

Human error is inevitable, and therefore systems must be made to reduce errors. The study concludes that

  • In outpatient setting the frequency of preventable adverse drug reactions resulting in hospitalization or emergency treatment is 2% and of these 51% are preventable.
  • In the elderly, 71% of drug reactions are preventable.
  • In admitted patients the frequency of harmful drug reactions is 1.6 %, and 45% of them are preventable.
  • A third of preventable adverse drug reactions are life–threatening.

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    Readers Responses
  1. Nobody in our system wants to work and also, our system is overloaded, either it’s the Govt hospital OPD/Indoor. In Railways a coach meant for 76 passengers is overloaded with 500. In any other department too, the situation is same. In my opinion things won’t improve till the time population is controlled. One child norm is a must to see India progress. Dr V K Goyal.
 
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International Heart Protection Summit (IHPS–2011)

Organized by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Govt. of India & ASSOCHAM September 28th, 2011 at Hotel Ashok, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
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18th MTNL Perfect Health Mela

Date: 14th–18th October
Different locations in Delhi
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Near Philanji Village, Laxmibai Nagar, New Delhi
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