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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

 

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  Editorial …

16th January 2012, Monday

Bad teeth are related to bad heart arteries

In winter one sees more heart disease, more blood pressure, more heart attacks and more paralysis.

It’s time to go to not only to your cardiologists but also to your dentist as in middle–aged adults, gum disease goes hand in hand with the metabolic syndrome and heart disease.

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors for heart disease, paralysis and diabetes –– including high blood pressure, abdominal obesity, high blood sugar, low levels of "good" HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides (another type of blood fat). The syndrome is usually diagnosed when a person has three or more of these traits.

There is a link between periodontitis, an infection of the tissue supporting the teeth seen in up to 40 percent of adults, and system–wide problems such as low grade inflammation and a reduced ability to metabolize glucose.

Quoting a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Dr Aggarwal said that people with periodontitis are also at about 20 percent greater risk of heart disease.

Both periodontitis and the metabolic syndrome are linked to inflammation and resistance to insulin. In the study 34% percent of people with moderate periodontitis and 37% with severe periodontitis had the metabolic syndrome, compared to just 18 percent of people with no gum disease or only mild periodontitis.

The likelihood of being diagnosed with metabolic syndrome rose with the severity of bleeding in the gums, as well as the proportion of periodontal pockets, or abnormally deep spaces between teeth and gums.
The relationship was especially strong among people 40 and older.

Adults older than age 45 suffering from severe periodontitis were 2.3–times more likely to have metabolic syndrome than unaffected individuals.

In the study treating severe periodontitis resulted in better blood vessel function six months later.

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Bad teeth are related to bad heart arteries

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18th MTNL Perfect Health Mela

Heritage–An Inter Dancing School Health Festival at Perfect Health Mela Dancing is good for health and classical dance is a mix of exercise and meditation

 
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    National News

Bird flu battle begins in state

BHUBANESWAR: Mass culling of poultry birds began in Khurda district’s Keranga area on Thursday. The move followed a central directive to Odisha to go ahead with the exercise to prevent the spread of avian influenza in the area, which is home to hundreds of domesticated fowls and a huge poultry farm. Around 4,000 broiler chickens and thousands of eggs were buried near the private farm on day one. Spread over nearly 15 acre, the farm housed nearly 28,000 broiler birds. In total, the government plans to kill around 35,000 poultry birds in Keranga area. (Source: Jan 13, 2012)

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Certificate courses in 2D and 3D Echocardiography/Fellowship Diploma in non invasive cardiology: Contact Dr KK Aggarwal, Moolchand Medcity, email: emedinews@gmail.com

 
    International News

Silent Afib may raise stroke risk

Subclinical atrial fibrillation is relatively common among patients with pacemakers or implantable cardioverter–defibrillators (ICDs) and is associated with a higher risk of stroke or systemic embolism, researchers found. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Marathons pose little risk to heart

Despite well–publicized stories of people dropping dead during or after running a marathon, the race isn’t all that risky, researchers found. (Source: Medpage Today)

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PTSD, TBI to get more emphasis in med school

More than a hundred medical colleges –– both allopathic and osteopathic –– have promised the First Lady they will include courses on posttraumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) for doctors–in–training. PTSD and TBI affect some 20% of veterans, officials in the office of the First Lady told reporters. Michelle Obama will officially announce the collaboration agreed to by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine on Wednesday morning in Virginia. (Source: Medpage Today)

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    Spiritual Update

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

Ganesh Sankashta Chaturthi (Tilkut Chaturthi)

Ganesh Sankasht Chaturthi is observed every month on the fourth date of Krishna Paksha. In magh month it is also called tilkut chaturthi and is observed on 4th day after Posh Purnima in the month of Magh.

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    Infertility Update

(Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

What is fertilization and embryo culture?

After the eggs are retrieved, they are examined in the laboratory for maturity and quality. Mature eggs are placed in an IVF culture medium and transferred to an incubator to await fertilization by the sperm. Sperm is separated from semen usually obtained by masturbation or in a special condom used during intercourse. Alternatively, sperm may be obtained from the testicle, epididymis, or vas deferens from men whose semen is void of sperm.

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    An Inspirational Story

(Ms Ritu Sinha)

What goes around comes around

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog.

He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death. The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman’s sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

"I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son’s life." "No, I can’t accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer.

At that moment, the farmer’s own son came to the door of the family hovel. "Is that your son?" the nobleman asked. "Yes," the farmer replied proudly. "I’ll make you a deal. Let me take him and give him a good education. If the lad is anything like his father, he’ll grow to a man you can be proud of.

"And that he did. In time, Farmer Fleming’s son graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin. Years afterward, the nobleman’s son was stricken with pneumonia. What saved him? Penicillin. The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son’s name? Sir Winston Churchill.

Someone once said: What goes around comes around. Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.

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  Cardiology eMedinewS

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

Keep Post MI K at 3.5–4.5 mEq/L

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Risk of Death after 1st Venous Thrombosis Persists after a Year

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Statins Can Cause Diabetes in Asian Post Menopausal Women

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In Which Situation MCI The Appellant Body Can Become An Enquiry Body?

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

Revisiting 2011: Surgery for Tongue–Tie

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Revisiting 2011: Colored Lenses or Overlays For Reading Difficulty

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Faculty Speaks

Renal Disease May Occur As Part Of ARF.

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The Working Adolescent Girls of Slum

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  Fitness Update

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

Physical fitness reduces death risk (more than weight loss)

What’s your New Year’s resolution? According to a recent Gallup poll, nearly 40% of Americans are currently trying to lose weight through exercise and dieting. These efforts to lose weight are commendable, as exercise helps people lead longer, fuller lives. In fact, new research published in Circulation shows that exercise significantly improves health and decreases death risk, even if weight loss is not achieved. This large study provides more evidence that exercise and weight loss do not always go hand–in–hand, and that more attention should be paid to the cardiovascular fitness that results from exercise.

Researchers at the University of South Carolina School of Public Health studied a group of 14,345 middle aged men (average age at the beginning of the study was 44 years). The men were tested yearly for changes in physical fitness via a maximal treadmill test, were given surveys on their exercise habits and had regular physicals. After 11 years of follow–up, researchers looked at death statistics for the group and determined the risk of dying among men who lost, maintained or gained fitness (measured in METs). They found that the risk of death was significantly lower for those who were physically active, and that was regardless of whether there was a change in BMI or not.

The moral of the research: if you have resolved to exercise more this year, your efforts will lead to decreased risk of health problems and increased fitness levels. If, however, you do not lose weight, do not despair and above all, do not stop being active! This study shows that even without weight loss, exercising is still one of the best things you can do for your health in 2012.

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    Healthy Driving

(Conceptualized by Heart Care Foundation of India and Supported by Transport Department; Govt. of NCT of Delhi)

People with insulin–dependent diabetes are not normally allowed to drive taxis, heavy trade and passenger vehicle services.

 
    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient came with erectile dysfunction.
Dr Bad: Start treatment.
Dr Good: First get cardiovascular tests done.
Lesson: Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease share many risk factors and their pathophysiology is mediated through endothelial dysfunction. Underlying vascular disease is the cause of erectile dysfunction in many men.

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Make Sure

Situation: A patient of pulmonary Koch’s taking ATT complained of numbness in fingers and toes.
Reaction: Oh my God! I forgot to prescribe vitamin B complex.
Lasson: Make sure that in patients talking ATT (including INH) B–complex vitamins (especially vitamin B6) are prescribed to prevent neuropathy. Addition of antioxidants and multivitamins also boost the immune system.

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  Quote of the Day

(Dr GM Singh)

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." Mohammad Ali

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Protein Electrophoresis

Immunofixation Electrophoresis

To help diagnose and monitor multiple myeloma and a variety of other conditions that affect protein absorption, production, and loss as seen in severe organ disease and altered nutritional states.

 
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

Recent upper respiratory viral illness can be a provoking factor in

a. herpes zoster oticus
b. acute vestibular neuronitis
c. perilymphatic fistula
d. BPPV

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser:  Contradications To Vertigo Maneuvers Include

a.severe disease of the cervical
b.unstable cardiac disease
c.high grade carotid stenosis
d.all of the above

Answer for Yesterday’s  Mind Teaser: d.all of the above

Correct answers received from: Yogindra Vasavada, Dr Niraj kumar Gupta, Dr. Thakor Hitendrasinh G, Rakesh Bhasin, Raju Kuppusamy, Dr.Chandresh Jardosh, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr.NeelamNath

Answer for 14th January Mind Teaser: Too stuck up for words.
Correct answers received from: Dr. Anupam Sethi Malhotra, Yogindra Vasavada,

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

 
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    Medicolegal Update

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

Government of India/Medical Council of India should give Statutory Rules or Executive Instructions on medical negligence–supreme Court of India

The honorable apex court said that so long as it is not done we propose to lay down certain guidelines for the future which should govern the prosecution of doctors for offences of which criminal rashness or criminal negligence is an ingredient.

  • A private complaint may not be entertained unless the complainant has produced prima facie evidence before the Court in the form of a credible opinion given by another competent doctor to support the charge of rashness or negligence on the part of the accused doctor.
  • The investigating officer should, before proceeding against the doctor accused of rash or negligent act or omission, obtain an independent and competent medical opinion preferably from a doctor in government service qualified in that branch of medical practice That doctor can normally be expected to give an impartial and unbiased opinion applying Bolam’s test to the facts collected in the investigation.
  • A doctor accused of rashness or negligence, may not be arrested in a routine manner simply because a charge has been leveled against him
  • The doctor should never be arrested in case of medical negligence since the basic rule of mens rea means any criminality to harm the patient always remain absent
  • The exceptional ground and necessity of arrest of doctor is required to be deliberated must be transparent/well justified before the police if unavoidable for furthering the investigation or for collecting the evidence or unless the investigation officer feels satisfied that the doctor proceeded against would not make him available to face the prosecution unless arrested, the arrest may be withheld.

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Weight gain precedes the onset of diabetes

Weight gain after age 18 years in women and after age 20 years in men also increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. This was stated by Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

The Nurses’ Health Study, compared women with stable weight (those who gained or lost <5 kg) after the age of 18 years to women who gained weight.

Those who had gained 5–8 kg had a relative risk of diabetes of 1.9; this risk increased to 2.7 for women who gained 8–11 kg.

Similar findings were noted in men in the Health Professionals Study.

Thus, the excess risk for diabetes with even modest weight gain is substantial.

Weight gain precedes the onset of diabetes. Among Pima Indians (a group with a particularly high incidence of type 2 Diabetes), body weight gradually increased 30 kg (from 60 kg to 90 kg) in the years preceding the diagnosis of diabetes.

 
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3rd eMedinewS Revisiting 2011

The 3rd eMedinewS–revisiting 2011 conference is being held at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi on Sunday January 22nd 2012.

The one–day conference will revisit and discuss all the major advances in medicine in the year 2011. There will also be a live webcast of the event. An eminent faculty will speak at the conference.

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Moderator

8.00–8.10 AM

LIC India

Life Insurance Schemes

Dr Sudesh Ratan

8.10–8.25 AM

Dr G K Mani

Cardiac surgery in 2012

Dr Sandeep Mukherjee, Dr P K Dave

8.25–8.35 AM

Mr M K Doogar

Health Insurance

Mr Arun Kishore

8.35–8.50 AM

Mr B N S Ratnakar

Financial Health

Mr Anil Wadhwa

8.50–9.05 AM

Dr Dinesh Bhurani

Hemato Oncology Update

Dr Amit Bhargava

9.05–9.20 AM

Dr Kailash Singla

Gastro Update

Dr Ajay Kumar

9.20–9.35 AM

Dr Pramod Kumar

Beyond Coronaries

Dr Rakesh Arora

9.35–10.00 AM

Dr N K Bhatia

What’s new in transfusion medicine

Dr B B Rewari

10.00–10.25 AM

Dr Praveen Chandra

Dual Anti Platelet Therapy in ACS

Dr H K Chopra

10.25–10.50 AM

Dr Ambrish Mithal

Obesity as a precursor for diabetes

Dr P D Gulati, Dr H S Luthra

10.50–11.15AM

Dr Ajay Kriplani

Surgery in diabetes

Dr K N Srivastava, Dr K Jagadeesan

11.15–11.40 AM

Dr Kaberi Banerjee

Infertility Update

Dr Veena Aggarwal

11.40–11.50 AM

Dr I M Chugh

Chest Medicine Update

Dr Pavan Mangla

11.50–12.05 PM

Dr Rajneesh Kapoor

Understanding stents (a journey from bare metal to biodegradable stents)

Dr Harsh wardhan

12.05–12.20 PM

U Kaul

DES for the future–Is India ready to take the challenge

Dr Sanjay Tyagi

12.20–12.45 PM

Dr Sujit Jha

High risk diabetes

Dr G M Singh

12.45–1.10 PM

Dr Sudhir Kumar Rawal

Robotic Surgery in India

Dr P K Julka

1.10–1. 35 PM

Dr Amit Bhargava

Oncology

Dr P K Julka

1.35–1.50 PM

Dr Sanjay Chaudhary

Automation in Cataract Surgery with Femto–second

Dr Satish Mehta

1.50–2.05 PM

Dr Surender Kumar

Diabetes in 2012

Dr Pawan Gupta

2.05–2.20 PM

Dr S N Khanna

Valve Surgery Update

Dr O P Yadav

2.20–2.35 PM

Dr Ravi Kasliwal

Markers for cardiovascular prevention

Dr Sameer Srivastava

2.35–2.50 PM

Dr Neelam Mohan

Liver Transplantation

Dr A S Soin

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The Annual conference of Indian Menopause Society is to be held from 17 to 19th Feb 2012 in Hotel The Claridges, Surajkund Faridabad. It is multidisciplinary approach to the problems of midlife onwards in women. This conference has participation of British Menopause Society and South Asian Federation Of Menopause Societies and opportunity to hear from international faculties.

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