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  From the Desk of Editor–in–Chief
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

 
  Editorial …

16th April, 2011, Saturday                                eMedinewS Presents Audio News of the Day

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Does Supreme Court’s bail to Binayak Sen mean that
the lower court judges were negligent?

"The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to civil rights activist Binayak Sen, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of sedition and for having links with the Naxalites. Earlier, Sen, 61, has challenged a Chhattisgarh high court order that rejected his bail plea on February 10. He sought bail contending that the trial court had erred in convicting him without substantial evidence. Sen had filed a petition in the Chhattisgarh High Court on January 6, challenging a district and sessions court order that had convicted him on various charges, including sedition, and had sentenced him to life imprisonment. A Raipur sessions court had on December 24 last year held Sen and three other people guilty of treason and for waging war against the state. He was also found guilty of sedition. Sen was arrested in Chhattisgarh in 2007 and was granted bail two years later. He was honoured with Jonathan Mann Award in 2008 while still in prison."

The answer is No. To err is human. A judge is not supposed to have the maximum degree of knowledge and skills but only an average degree. Supreme Court overruling lower court judgment does not mean that lower court judges were negligent. Even gross errors do not make them guilty.

The same is true for the medical profession. We are bound to make errors when treating a patient. If there is a complaint against a doctor and the experts do not agree with the line of treatment, this does not mean that the treating doctor was negligent. Errors of judgment, differences of opinion and deviations from normal practice are not grounds to punish a doctor in the council or in the court.

Dr KK Aggarwal
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  Changing Practice – Evidence which has changed practice in last one year

New basic and advanced life support (BLS/ALS) guidelines

  • Based upon extensive review of clinical and laboratory evidence, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) published updated guidelines in 2010 for basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS) in children and adults.
  • BLS guidelines for children and adults continue to emphasize the critical importance of performing high quality CPR, including excellent chest compressions and early defibrillation for amenable arrhythmias.
  • BLS guidelines for pediatric healthcare providers: Major changes from prior guidelines include providing compressions before airway opening and rescue breathing when initiating BLS and, if neither a manual defibrillator nor an automated external defibrillator with a pediatric attenuating device is available, using a standard AED in infants and children under eight years of age. In addition, children should always receive conventional CPR. Compression–only CPR is only appropriate for adults. (1–4)
  • Major changes from prior guidelines include preferences for the monitored use of cuffed endotracheal tubes in some clinical settings (eg, burn victims, children with severe lung disease) and ketamine for rapid sequence intubation of children in septic shock.
  • Major changes from the 2005 guidelines for adult BLS include performing immediate chest compressions (preferred sequence is now CAB: chest compression, airway opening, rescue breathing) and encouraging compression–only CPR by lay rescuers
  • For adult ALS, major changes from previous guidelines include: using a chronotropic agent for unstable bradycardia as an alternative to external pacing, using adenosine for the diagnosis and treatment of regular, wide complex, monomorphic tachycardia, and not using atropine for pulseless electrical activity or asystole.

References

  1. Berg MD, Schexnayder SM, Chameides L, et al. Part 13: pediatric basic life support: 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation 2010;122:S862–75.
  2. Kleinman ME, de Caen AR, Chameides L, et al. Pediatric basic and advanced life support: 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations. Pediatrics 2010;126:e1261–318.
  3. Kleinman ME, de Caen AR, Chameides L, et al. Part 10: pediatric basic and advanced life support: 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations. Circulation 2010;122:S466–515.
  4. Berg MD, Schexnayder SM, Chameides L, et al. Pediatric basic life support: 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Pediatrics 2010;126:e1345–60.
 
  eMedinewS Audio PostCard

 HIV Update

Dr Nalin Nag Speaks on
‘Indications of HIV test’

Audio PostCard
 
    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

8th Vishwa Dharam Sammelan

Inauguration of the book "Yoga Manjari" in the recently concluded 8th Vishwa Dharam Sammelan.

 
Dr K K Aggarwal
 
    National News

Central supervisory board reconstituted to tackle declining child sex ratio

NEW DELHI: Concerned over the sharp decline in the child sex ratio as reflected in the provisional Census figures, the Centre has reconstituted the Central Supervisory Board set up under the Pre–conception & Pre–natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994 (PC & PNDT Act). Chaired by the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and co–chaired by the Minister of Women and Child Development, the Board consists of ex–officio members; 10 non official members — two each from five categories of medical geneticists, gynaecologists and obstetricians, paediatricians, social scientists and representatives of women welfare organisations; three women Members of Parliament (two from the Lok Sabha and one from the Rajya Sabha); four members to be appointed by the Centre by rotation to represent the States and the Union Territories. (Source: The Hindu, Apr 11, 2011)

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    International News

(Contributed by Rajat Bhatnagar, International Sports & Fitness Distribution, LLC)

Doctor trying to keep patients out of his office with exercise

A Harrisburg doctor is taking a big step to make sure his patients stay out of his office. "I’ve worked in the emergency room for almost 21 years here now and I see so many people coming in who have diseases, who have conditions that can be prevented, they can be helped," said Rankin. Rankin, an ER doctor at Harrisburg Hospital, opened the gym in July. He says most ER cases could be prevented with exercise. "When you're 55 years old and 50 pounds overweight and you're coming in having a heart attack, I can help you right then, but what I'd really like to do is have you not come see me," he said. So he opened the gym with something for everyone, fitness classes, heavy weights, and even cardio cinema where you can watch movies like "The Goonies" while you run a few miles. With a little exercise, Rankin said you put health care back in your own hands." What nobody ever says is, what is our individual responsibility to essentially participate in our own health care, to make care of ourselves, to prevent disease, to not cost the system so much money," he said.

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Toddler first in world diagnosed with extra DNA strand

A toddler from the U.K. is believed to be the only person in the world to be diagnosed with an extra strand of DNA – a condition so rare, doctors don’t even have a name for it. Alfie Clamp, from Warwickshire in northern England, has an "extra arm" on his seventh chromosome. Doctor discovered the extremely rare condition when Alfie, who was born blind and with severe disabilities, was just 6 weeks old. A series of tests revealed the extra strand of DNA, which has left the medical world baffled. Doctors have no idea what his life expectancy will be or whether his condition will even improve. The 2–year–old has digestive problems, needs drugs to help his body absorb nutrients and suffers spasms brought on by high temperatures and metabolic problems. But his parents said despite his ordeal, their son means the world to them, and they are now concentrating on the simple things, the Daily Mail reported. "When the doctors told us I was absolutely devastated," Alfie’s mom, Gemma, said. "As a pregnant woman, you spend nine months thinking about what it will be like when your baby takes their first step or claps their hands. Having a boy like Alfie makes you appreciate the little things. He didn’t roll over until he was 18 months old, but we were so excited when he did." (Source: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/04/13/toddler-world-diagnosed-extra-dna-strand/#ixzz1JTk7qVja)

Scientists have created human kidneys from stem cells

In research to "be officially unveiled at Edinburgh’s Science Festival this month," scientists in the UK "have created human kidneys from stem cells in a breakthrough which could result in transplant patients growing their own organs." The new "artificial organs were created in a laboratory using human amniotic fluid and animal fetal cells." The new kidneys are now measure about half a centimeter in length, but researchers hope that "they will grow into full–size organs when transplanted into a human."

Progressive scar damage to transplanted kidneys less common, less severe today

According to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Transplantation, "progressive scar damage to transplanted kidneys may be less common and less severe than reported in previous research."

(Dr GM Singh)

Neck pain: Getting in the best position

  • Try using a feather pillow, which easily conforms to the shape of the neck. Feather pillows will collapse over time, however, and should be replaced every year or so.
  • Another option is a traditionally shaped pillow with "memory foam" that conforms to the contour of your head and neck. Some cervical pillows are also made with memory foam. Manufacturers of memory–foam pillows claim they help foster proper spinal alignment.
  • Avoid using too high or stiff a pillow, which keeps the neck flexed overnight and can result in morning pain and stiffness.
  • If you sleep on your side, keep your spine straight by using a pillow that is higher under your neck than your head.
  • When you are riding in a plane, train, or car, or even just reclining to watch TV, a horseshoe–shaped pillow can support your neck and prevent your head from dropping to one side if you doze. If the pillow is too large behind the neck, however, it will force your head forward.
 
    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A dengue patient had 20,000 platelet count.
Dr Bad: Give platelets transfusion.
Dr Good: Wait for the time–being.
Lesson: No transfusions are needed unless the platelet count is < 10,000.

Make Sure

Situation: A patient with angina and abnormal endothelial functions was put on atenolol.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why you did not consider nebivolol?
Lesson: Make sure that nebivolol is used as the beta–blocker of choice in patients with proven endothelial dysfunction. (Kardiologiia 2004;44(2):15–8)

 
    An Inspirational Story

(Dr Prachi Garg)

The gardener’s badge story (positive thinking, attitude, seeing the good side)

A landscape gardener ran a business that had been in the family for two or three generations. The staff were happy, and customers loved to visit the store, or to have the staff work on their gardens or make deliveries – anything from bedding plants to ride–on mowers.

For as long as anyone could remember, the current owner and previous generations of owners were extremely positive happy people.

Most folk assumed it was because they ran a successful business.

In fact it was the other way around…

A tradition in the business was that the owner always wore a big lapel badge, saying Business Is Great!

The business was indeed generally great, although it went through tough times like any other. What never changed however was the owner’s attitude, and the badge saying Business Is Great!

Everyone who saw the badge for the first time invariably asked, "What’s so great about business?"
Sometimes people would also comment that their own business was miserable, or even that they personally were miserable or stressed.

Anyhow, the Business Is Great! badge always tended to start a conversation, which typically involved the owner talking about lots of positive aspects of business and work, for example:

  • the pleasure of meeting and talking with different people every day
  • the reward that comes from helping staff take on new challenges and experiences
  • the fun and laughter in a relaxed and healthy work environment
  • the fascination in the work itself, and in the other people’s work and businesses
  • the great feeling when you finish a job and do it to the best of your capabilities
  • the new things you learn every day – even without looking to do so
  • and the thought that everyone in business is blessed – because there are many millions of people who would swap their own situation to have the same opportunities of doing a productive meaningful job, in a civilized well–fed country, where we have no real worries.

And so the list went on. And no matter how miserable a person was, they'd usually end up feeling a lot happier after just a couple of minutes listening to all this infectious enthusiasm and positivity.

It is impossible to quantify or measure attitude like this, but to one extent or another it's probably a self–fulfilling prophecy, on which point, if asked about the badge in a quiet moment, the business owner would confide:

"The badge came first. The great business followed."

 
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    Infertility Update

(Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Director Precious Baby Foundation)

What are the pros & cons of single vs multiple embryo transfer in IVF? What is the usual practice in Delhi fertility centers regarding the same?

The initial practice of IVF and embryo transfer involved the transfer of multiple embryos, usually 3–5. It was soon realized that the number of multiple pregnancies especially higher order, that is more than three, was increasing. This was associated with pre–term delivery which led to premature babies and developmental delays with occasional mental handicap in the long run. This leads to enormous psychological and financial burden to the person and society in general. A drive was therefore started in the west in those countries where the government is responsible for healthcare, especially the Nordic countries and UK to limit the number of embryos to be transferred. They have in fact suggested transferring a single embryo to further reduce the chance of twin pregnancy. The following steps should be adopted in patients who need anticoagulants and have conceived: This would hold good for a system where

  • The cryopreservation systems are excellent.
  • The government is funding atleast partially for the IVF treatment, as the patient’s would need multiple attempts at transfer to get a viable pregnancy. In India, where the patient has to pay for each cycle, it becomes difficult to justify single embryo transfer. I usually practice transferring between 2–3 embryos. This gives me a good pregnancy rate of 40% vs 25% of single embryo transfer. If the lady has triplets we then offer fetal reduction.
 
    Pediatric Update

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

What is viral croup?

Croup (laryngotracheobranchitis) is the most common upper respiratory obstruction in childhood, with peak incidence at 2 years (range 6 months to 6 years).Other names of this condition are, Acute laryngotracheitis, or laryngo–tracheobronchitis. Most children with croup have an uncomplicated course, and only a small percentage that require urgent care require hospitalization. Croup is recurrent in a small number of patients.

 
    Medicolegal Update

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

Vagueness and theory have no place in legal medicine

"If the law has made you a witness, remain a man of science; you have no victim to avenge, no guilty person to convict, and no innocent person to save."

When a doctor appears as medical witness in the court of law, he must strive to achieve respect, good medical understanding and major thing is credibility before the honorable judge as well as legal counsel of both sides. He must give the appearance of being an independent medical witness of truth based on medical science with neutrality, impartiality and authentic characteristics.

  • Doctor must bear testimony within the limits of medical/allied science. The attitude of a medical/clinician/scientific witness should be the same whether he is called by the defense or prosecution. The doctor testifies neither for nor against the prosecution or the defense. The doctor’s expertise is in the application of science to a legal controversy and the proper interpretation of scientific findings.
  • His sole obligation is to present the truth as he sees it, adding nothing, withholding nothing and distorting nothing i.e. revealing whole truth.
  • A Doctor should not concern himself with the previous character of the accused or with other evidence in the case.
  • The Doctor should not be influenced in any way by emotional consideration, such as sympathy or antipathy. He must be honest, honesty gives confidence with enlightened conscience and the success in the court of law depends upon your confidence.
  • Honest perusal of medical science, confidence and medical ethics are tripods of this noble medical professional.
 
    Legal Question of the Day

(Dr. M C Gupta)

Will I have legal problems if I practice as a medical specialist without a valid degree of MD in medicine?

Q. I am an MBBS planning to get MD (Medicine) degree from the American Institute of Medicine, University of Seychelles (www.usaim.edu). It is not recognized by the MCI. I do not want any job. I plan to have my own nursing home and treat my own patients. Am I likely to face any legal problems?*

Ans. The plain answer is, YES.

  1. You cannot claim to be an MD in medicine if the MD degree is not recognized by the MCI.
  2. If you practice as an MD in medicine without having a valid MD degree, you will be liable under a variety of laws.
    You are advised not to allow yourself to fall into this trap.
 
    Obesity Update

Dr. Parveen Bhatia and Dr. Pulkit Nandwani

Life after Bariatric surgery

The best exercise for bariatric surgery patients achieves a balance of three fitness keystones: Endurance, Flexibility, Strength.

Start slowly. With your Physiotherapist’s consent, try a few light stretches in bed the morning after your surgery. Walk, walk, walk during the initial recovery period. Walk several times a day, even if you can only last for two or three minutes. Until your Physiotherapist gives the OK, walk on flat even surfaces. In the weeks following surgery, engage in short bursts of cardiovascular exercise in order to build cardiovascular endurance. From days 2 to 7 following surgery, walk for three to five minutes at a time, 4 to 6 times a day. The first week following surgery, walk 5 to 15 minutes, 3 times a day.

Flexibility exercise for bariatric surgery patients improves coordination, increases blood flow to muscles resulting in less soreness and more energy and improves chronic problems such as low back pain. To get started, we highly recommend a beginner’s yoga class.

Avoid abdominal exercises until they have been approved by your doctor usually at least four to six weeks after surgery. Lift weights after your doctor has informed you that your wounds are sufficiently healed. Gastric bypass patients are at greater risk for osteoporosis. Weight bearing exercise is a great way to battle bone loss. Swimming and weight training are excellent low impact exercises. They are recommended as parts of a post gastric surgery exercise program.

 
    eQuiz

Read this…………………
(Dr GM Singh)

What is not true about malrotation of the intestine?

a. In incomplete rotation the rotation is arrested at 180 degree.
b. The small intestine lies on the right with cecum in the midline.
c. Ladd's band extends from the right upper quadrant to the cecum.
d. Hyper rotation is the most common form of intestinal malrotation.

Yesterday’s eQuiz: The most common extra intestinal manifestation of Crohn’s disease of small intestine is.
a. Ankylosing spondylitis
b. Erythema nodosum
c. Iritis
d. Ureteral obstruction

Answer for Yesterday’s eQuiz: b.

Correct answers received from: Dr Prabha Sanghi, Dr Amit Kochar, Dr Jaiyesh Kumar, Dr K.Raju, Dr Prabha Luhadia, Dr S Upadhyaya, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr Neelam Nath, Dr Papa Dasari, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay

Answer for 14th April eQuiz: Fournier’s gangrene is treated by prompt debridement, broad spectrum antibiotics and surgical debridement. Mortality rate ranges from 6–20%
Correct answers received from: Dr K.Raju, Dr Rajni Jain

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

 
    Laugh a While

(Dr. GM Singh)

Aaj ke Kuch Kore Such

  1. Today we have bigger houses but smaller families.
  2. Today we have more degrees but less common sense.
  3. Today we have advanced medical facilities but poor health.
  4. Today we have high income but less peace of mind.
  5. Today we have been to the moon but have no contact with neighbors.

Because we believe in "God" but do not obey him

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Tests for Adrenal Insufficiency & Addison’s Disease

  • Cortisol. Levels normally vary in the blood, peaking in the early morning. If the adrenal gland is either not functioning normally or not being stimulated by ACTH, then cortisol levels will be consistently low. Cortisol levels are used, along with ACTH and ACTH stimulation tests, to help diagnose adrenal insufficiency.
  • ACTH. ACTH is a pituitary hormone that signals the adrenal glands to produce cortisol. This test is primarily ordered as a baseline test to evaluate whether or not the pituitary is producing appropriate amounts of ACTH. In a patient with adrenal insufficiency, low ACTH levels indicate secondary adrenal insufficiency, while high levels indicate primary adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease). The ACTH test is often ordered along with the ACTH stimulation test.
  • ACTH stimulation test. This test involves measuring the level of cortisol in a patient’s blood before and after an injection of synthetic ACTH.
 
    Medi Finance Update

(Dr GM Singh)

What to do in case of default of FDs of company.

Court suit: This tradition course is of little use because of the time taken. In addition to relief under Sec 58A (9), the depositor can seek remedy in civil court also, but remains unpaid, or the company commits default in the payment of interest on due dates.

Winding up: This is the most radical different; any creditor with undisputed debt of Rs 500/– or more can initiate winding up proceedings under section 433 (e) of the companies act 1956 after serving a notice under section 434. The receipt of notice itself usually persuades the company to settle the claim; however it’s a costly affair, involving filing the petition in a high court, the question of commercial insolvency is usually hotly contested.

Company law board: Invoke section 58A (9) of the company act 1956 by filing an application with company law board (CLB) for a fee of Rs 50/–. The CLB can then direct the company to repay the deposit. Noncompliance can lead to imprisonment of the director & imposition of a hefty fine.

No more deposit dilemma: Company deposit need not worry now; section (9) and (10) under section 58 A by company (amendment) act 1988. The depositor can make an application in duplicate on form no 4 of annexure II to the company law board regulation 1991, along with a fee of Rs 50/–. No affidavit is required to be filled. Documents;

a. Copy of the deposit receipt.
b. Copy of the correspondence exchanged with the company.
c. Bank draft evidencing payment of application fee

The application has to be submitted at one of the regional branches of the company law board (CLB) which got jurisdiction over the company according to its registered office.

 
    Drug Update

List of Approved Drug From 01.01.2010 TO 31.8.2010

Drug Name

Indication

DCI Approval Date

Dexketoprofen Trometamol 25mg + Thiocolchicoside 4mg tablets

For the treatment of acute low back pain and other musculoskeletal painful & inflammatory conditions in adult patients

20/05/2010

 
    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

Prevention of cancer

EPIC study, a cohort study of nearly 500,000 European men and women followed for nine years, found only a weak association between increased intake of fruits and vegetables with overall risk of cancer.

(Dr Vinay Sakhuja)

Latin Quotes

Ad mensuram aquam bibit, citra mensuram panem comedit.

He drinks water by measure. (Penny wise and pound foolish)

 
  Quote of the Day

(Dr GM Singh)

Life’s errors cry for the merciful beauty that can modulate their isolation into a harmony with the whole. Rabindranath Tagore

 
    Readers Response

Dear Dr Aggarwal, today I read with great interest your point of view about success of Anna Hazare. You have put forward certain points about improvement of our profession. I would like to add that we must consider our professional colleagues sympathetically when they are in need of treatment, so much so after retirement, in their old age. Dr. AK Kela, Former Director– Prof & Head, Dept of Pharmacology, LHMC, New Delhi.

 
    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

Upper blood pressure linked to stroke

Systolic upper blood pressure is an important predictor of stroke risk among men and women and across racial groups, said Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal and President, Heart Care Foundation of India. quoting a study published in the American Journal of Hypertension.

The study data from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES II) Mortality Study included 3295 men and 3462 women. Over a median follow–up of nearly 15 years, 113 fatal strokes occurred. The study found that increasing systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, pulse pressure, and mean arterial pressure were individually associated with an increased risk of fatal stroke. Specifically, for every 10 mmHg increase in systolic blood pressure, the relative risk of stroke was 1.19 for men, 1.15 for women, 1.17 for whites, and 1.28 for African Americans.

Corn oil good for the heart

Manufacturers of corn oil and foods containing the fat can now promote their products as a way to possibly reduce the risk of heart disease. Dr Aggarwal said that the US FDA has supported this claim. However, the products must be low in cholesterol and saturated fat. Pure corn oil as well as vegetable oil blends and spreads, salad dressings, shortenings and certain baked goods containing the oil are eligible for the claim.

The FDA has endorsed the claim as under "very limited and preliminary scientific evidence suggests that eating about 1 tablespoon (16 grams) of corn oil daily may reduce the risk of heart disease due to the unsaturated fat content in corn oil".

 
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    Forthcoming Events

April 16–17, 2011, National Conference on Gynae–Endocrinology–2011 under aegis of FOGSI, ICOG and AOGD, Focus on newer advances in management of endocrinal problems in gynaecology with emphasis on PCOS, hyperprolactinemia, amenorrhoea, hormonal contraception. Gyne– endocrinology is a topic of high importance especially for practitioner. Detailed programme http://www.aiims.edu and http://www.aiims.ac.in
For details please contact: Prof Alka Kriplani, Organizing Chairperson, 9810828717 kriplanialka@gmail.com/Dr Nutan Agarwal, organizing Secretary, 9810107464/9868397310 nutan.agarwal1@gmail.com

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May 7–8, 2011, National Seminar On Stress Prevention
A Stress Prevention Residential Seminar cum spiritual retreat with Dr KK Aggarwal and Experts from Brahma Kumaris.
Co–organizers: eMedinews, Brahma Kumaris, Heart Care Foundation of India, IMA New Delhi Branch and IMA Janak Puri Branch, IMSA (Delhi Chapter)
Venue: Om Shanti Retreat Centre, National Highway 8, Bilaspur Chowk, Pataudi Road, Near Manesar.
Timings: Saturday 7th May (2 pm onwards) and Sunday 8th May (7 am–4 pm). There will be no registration charges, limited rooms, kindly book in advance; stay and food (satvik) will be provided. Voluntary contributions welcome. For booking e–mail and SMS to Dr KK Aggarwal: 9899974439, emedinews@gmail.com, rekhapapola@gmail.com; BK Sapna: 9811796962, bksapna@hotmail.com

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September 30th to October 2nd, 2011, Worldcon 2011 – XVI World Congress of Cardiology, Echocardiography & Allied Imaging Techniques at The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon (Delhi NCR), INDIA from.
Sept 29, 2011: A unique & highly educative Pre–Conference CME, International & national icons in the field of cardiology & echocardiography will form the teaching faculty.

• Provisional Scientific Program at http://worldcon2011.org/day1.html
• Provisional program for Pre Congress CME at http://worldcon2011.org/Pre_Conference_CME.html
• Abstract submission at http://worldcon2011.org/scientificprogram.html
• Important dates at http://worldcon2011.org/importantDates.html
• Congress website at http://www.worldcon2011.org
• Entertainment – Kingdom of Dreams at http://worldcon2011.org/Pre_Post_Tours.html

Key Contacts

Dr. (Col.) Satish Parashar, President Organizing Committee, + 91 9810146231
Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Secretary General, + 91 9811013246

Congress Secretariat: Rajat Khurana, C–1 / 16, Ashok Vihar – Phase II, Delhi 110 052, INDIA., Phone: + 91–11–2741–9505, Fax: + 91–11–2741–5646, Mobile: + 91 9560188488, 9811911800,
Email: worldcon2011@gmail.com, jrop2001@yahoo.com, worldcon2011@in.kuoni.com

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