|17th june 2013,Monday|
Dr KK Aggarwal
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Socio-demographic characteristics of sexually abused children :Of the victims, 56.4% (n = 57) were female and 43.6% (n = 44) were male. The mean age was 9.57 +/- 3.5, with a range of 4-17 years.
Prehypertension triples the risk of heart attack : A person with pre–hypertension, systolic blood pressure between 120–139 mmHg and diastolic pressure between 80–89 mmHg, is more
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News Around The Globe
Immunization of migrants a big challenge: Health officials
AURANGABAD: Health officials have intensified polio surveillance in the region, especially in the high risk areas where migrants reside, after an 11-month-old boy was detected with the vaccine derived polio virus (VDPV) in Beed district. After the third such case to be identified in the country, reports of stool samples of 45 children from the region sent for testing to the National Institute of Virology, Pune, are awaited. (Source: TOI, Jun 13, 2013).
Early PET/CT crucial in ablated colorectal liver metastases
Early positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging is effective at identifying local-site recurrences of colorectal liver metastases after radiofrequency ablation. Although there are no guidelines for the timing or interpretation of images, they are best used 3 to 12 months after radiofrequency ablation, according to a new study. Dr. Nielsen presented the research here at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2013 Annual Meeting. (Source: Medscape).
Tenofovir reduces HIV infections in injection drug users
Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate nearly halved (48.9%) HIV infection rates in injection drug users, according to a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial of 2413 participants in Thailand. (Source: Medscape).
Dabigatran 110 mg similar in benefit to 150 mg in weighted analysis
Reigniting a smoldering debate, a new analysis based largely on data from the RE-LY trial has found similar overall benefits to the higher and lower doses of dabigatran (Pradaxa, Boehringer Ingelheim) studied in that trial. (Source: Medscape).
Restless legs syndrome linked to higher mortality
After adjustment for age, men with restless legs syndrome (RLS) have a 39% increased risk for death, and the risk is still elevated after adjustment for lifestyle habits and sleep disturbances, among other factors, a new study shows. (Source: Medscape).
Valvular Heart Disease Update
Echocardiographic screening of first-degree relatives of patients with bicuspid aortic valve and a positive family history and in those with a dilated aorta is recommended.
Infertility Update (Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)
What are the success rates of IUI?
The success rates with donor insemination depend on many factors. These include the female age and the presence of other female fertility factors such as endometriosis, tubal disease, or ovulatory dysfunction. In general, the monthly chance of pregnancy ranges from 8–15%. The risk of birth defects as a result of conceiving with donor insemination is no different than from conceiving naturally, and is in the range of 2–4%.
Rabies Update(Dr. A K Gupta)
If the saliva of the rabid animal falls into the eyes, what should be done?
If the rabid animal`s saliva falls into the eyes, the eyes should be washed with water/saline and then RIGs can be instilled as eye drops, after dilution (1:1) with sterile normal saline along with full course of anti-rabies vaccination.
(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)
Cardiology Medicolegal Forum
Q: Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?
Dr Good & Dr Bad
Can a PPI be combined with thyroid drug?
Situation: A 40–year–old male developed acute heart attack after playing squash.
Quote Of The Day
When you are at a loss of what to do, do nothing. Doing nothing can be very wise. When you pause doing things, you become more aware of God’s presence, and often an unexpected solution to your question will arise.
Twitter Of the Day
Dr KK Aggarwal: Diabetics should not smoke The health hazards of cigarette smoking in the general population are well-known.
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An Inspirational Story
Love in action
One night a man came to our house and told me, "There is a family with eight children. They have not eaten for days," I took some food and I went. When I finally came to the family, I saw the faces of those little children disfigured by hunger. Read More
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Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: The pain management nurse assesses a 67-year-old patient for reports of episodic, sudden-onset, and right-sided facial pain. The patient describes the pain as fleeting, electric-like, and triggered by light touch and brushing of the teeth. The pain management nurse suspects:
Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Trigeminal neuralgia.
Correct answers received from: Dr. B.B. Gupta, Dr shashi saini, Dr.(Maj. Gen.) Anil Bairaria, Dr.K.V.Sarma, Dr. Thakor Hitendrsinh G, DR AVTAR KRISHAN, Dr B K Agarwal, daivadheenam, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Dr.K.Raju, Dr(Brig) C H Gidvani, DR P K SAHU, dr kanta Jain
Answer for 15th June Mind Teaser: Develop psycho-physiologic self-regulation.
Correct answers received from: Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Dr.K.Raju, Dr(Brig) C H Gidvani, DR P K SAHU, dr kanta Jain
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ZOONOSIS – 2013-Conference on Prevention of Diseases
Saturday, 6th July, 9.30 am – 5 pm
Venue: New Delhi
(All About Flu, Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, Neurocysticercosis, Leptospirosis, Food Allergies etc.)
For Free Registration:
Enrollment for workshop
Heart Care Foundation of India under the aegis of Perfect Health Mela is organizing a series of skill workshops in the month of Oct as per the following programmes
The workshops will have experts interacting both theoretically and with practical demonstrations and interactions. If interested, kindly confirm your registration at email@example.com. You can also forward this information to your interested friends and colleagues for a registration.
1. IJCP’s ejournals (This may take a few minutes to open)
Dr Veena Aggarwal, Dr Arpan Gandhi, Dr Aru Handa, Dr Ashish Verma, Dr A K Gupta, Dr Brahm Vasudev, Dr GM Singh, Dr Jitendra Ingole, Dr Kaberi Banerjee (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr Monica Vasudev, Dr MC Gupta, Dr Neelam Mohan (email@example.com), Dr Navin Dang, Dr Pawan Gupta(firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr Parveen Bhatia, (email@example.com), Dr Prabha Sanghi, Dr Prachi Garg, Rajat Bhatnagar (http://www.isfdistribution.com), Dr. Rajiv Parakh, Dr Sudhir Gupta