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18th February 2012, Saturday

Highlights of International Conference on Cardiovascular Research Convergence being held at AIIMS and organized by Dept. Cardiology and Pharmacology

Dr M K Bhan Chief Guest, Secretary Biotechnology: CAD occurs at the age when you are most wanted in the society. There are a large number of heart patients in the country. We must increase the number of faculty at AIIMS to take care of the increasing number of patients. To reduce anxiety we must take some time off from routine work and think differently. Our research must focus on affordable health care. Biomedical field can link various countries together. Participate globally but think Indian.

Dr S K Maulik said that this conference is a maiden attempt in bringing out a white paper on the subject.

Dr R C Deka Director, AIIMS said that cardiovascular disease is one of the main focuses of WHO. Inflammation is important for the pathogenesis of CAD. CAD is a big killer.

Dr Balram Airan, Chief Cardioneuro Center, AIIMS said that stem cell therapy will be the focus of the conference. Indian Systems of Medicine will also be a focus of the conference.

Dr P Venugopal said that to reduce the incidence of heart disease we must feel young at any age. Dr James T Willierson, Director Texas Heart Institute delivered the key note address on stem cell therapy. Dr Balram Bhargava, Organizing Secretary, Head CV Surgery; Dr V K Bahl, Head Cardiology; Dr Y K Gupta Head Dept. of Pharmacology and Dr Sandeep Seth also presented their views.

Others who were present and honored were Prof M L Bhatia, Dr KK Talwar, Chairman MCI, Dr S K Gupta, Dr N K Ganguly, Dr Ranjit Rai Chaudhary, Dr U Kaul, Dr M Khalilullah, Dr R Tandon and Dr S C Manchanda.

Hirdaya Ratna Awards given

Jewel in the Heart awards were given by the International conference on cardiovascular Research Convergence held at AIIMS and organized by Dept. of Cardiology and Pharmacology.

The recipients of the awards were

  • Dr Prof M L Bhatia, Teacher of Teachers, first DM from AIIMS. Compassionate physician, great researcher and clinician par excellence. Three generation of his students are now heading various cardiology departments all across the country. He said, "I am honored to receive this award."
  • Dr Prof P Venugopal, former Director of AIIMS. Initiated the stem cell project in the country. He performed the 1st cardiac transplant in the country. . He said, "I am honored in receiving this award. I started in this institute as an undergraduate. AIIMS is now a recognized brand all across the world."
  • Dr S D Seth in the field of Pharmacology. More than 170 papers in International Journals. His students are all over. His work on experimental MI is well known. . He said, "This award is special to me. It was Dr S C Manchanda who started convergence at AIIMS cardiology."

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High incidence of silicosis among Karauli miners: Report

JAIPUR: A recent report issued by the National Institute of Miner’s Health (NIMH) on silicosis amongst mine workers from Karauli, shows an alarmingly high incidence of silicosis among them. Silicosis is an irreversible condition with no cure and is caused by inhalation of silica dust. In Karauli, where mining is one of the main sources of livelihood, it has been observed that most of the male members of the families died at an early age due to suspected TB. Since there is no expertise and facilities to diagnose silicosis in the district hospital, NIMH conducted medical examination of 101 persons including 9 females who had been suffering from various respiratory symptoms and had history of working in the stone mines. Evaluating the medical results of these subjects shows that majority of them had radiological evidences of silicosis. Of the 93 persons, with history of working in mines, 73 (78.5%) had evidence of silicosis and 16 (21.9%) of them had developed Progressive Massive Fibrosis. People between the age group of 31–50 have been affected the most, the study says. The records also showed that 7 out of 9 female subjects had no history of working in the mines. (Source: TOI, Feb 11, 2012)

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Imaging marker predicts decline to Alzheimer’s

A new imaging marker for the protein plaques and tangles in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease may act as an early warning for progressive cognitive decline, researchers found. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Tavenner hints at ICD–10 delay

Acting Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner vowed to work with doctors to "reexamine the pace at which we implement ICD–10," the medical diagnosis coding update that organized medicine has been pushing Medicare to delay. ICD–10 –– which quintuples the number of diagnosis codes –– is scheduled to become effective on Oct. 1, 2013, but doctors have protested the costs and complications of implementing the changes, especially with other health IT and Affordable Care Act requirements. She didn’t say specifically that the ICD–10 start date would be pushed back, but said that CMS would create a working group with physicians to guide the implementation of the update. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Some FDA warnings have minimal effect

Many US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug risk communications have a delayed effect, unintended consequences, or no effect on drug monitoring or prescribing behaviors, according to the findings of a new report. Stacie B. Dusetzina, PhD, from the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, and colleagues report their findings in an article published online January 18 in Medical Care. (Source: Medscape Medical News)

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Therapy eases hot flashes after breast Ca

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help breast cancer survivors cope with vasomotor symptoms after breast cancer treatment, a randomized trial determined. (Source: Medpage Today)

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

How does music make one healthy and happy?

Listening to or reciting music has many components:

1. In any music, vowel chanting produces interleukin–2, which works like a pain killer. Nasal consonants produce tranquility in the mind by producing diazepam–like chemicals. That is one reason why AUM, a combination of vowel and a nasal consonant produces both physical and mental healing.

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(Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

What are the factors affecting fertility?

Age is not the only factor that affects fertility. Problems with your partner or any gynecologic or medical problems may affect your chances of conception.

Gynecological Conditions

There are other medical conditions, such as uterine fibroids and endometriosis, that may progress with age and affect your fertility. Exposure to sexually transmitted diseases can also affect your fertility.

Fertility in the Aging Male

As men age, their testes tend to get smaller and softer, and sperm morphology (shape) and motility (movement) tend to decline. In addition, there is a slightly higher risk of gene defects in their sperm. Aging men may develop medical illnesses that adversely affect their sexual and reproductive function.

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A story to live by

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving friend. He was always there for her. She told her friend, ‘If I could only see the world, I will marry you.’ One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her friend.

He asked her, "Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?" The girl looked at her friend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn’t expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.

Her friend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: ‘Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.’

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.

Life is a divine gift

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

Short–term exposure to air pollutants ups MI risk: Meta–Analysis

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Overeating tied to increased risk for memory loss

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Close INR monitoring needed when warfarin users add an antibiotic

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Proton–Pump Inhibitors To Carry Warning About C. Diff

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Inducing Labor Better For Big Babies

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More Protein Beneficial For Preemies

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Pediatric Emergency Departments Find Ways To Lower CT Use

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Eye problems and driving

You should not wear reading glasses for the eyesight screen check – the 6 meter distance of the check is not the range of standard reading glasses.

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(Dr MC Gupta, Advocate)

Q. A gynecologist performs an elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The patient dies. Will the anesthesiologist share some blame?


  1. In this case the complainant is likely to make the anesthetist a co–accused along with the gynecologist and the hospital.
  2. The medical council or the consumer court are likely to hold that it was wrong, against common sense and against code of medical ethics for a gynecologist to perform such an operation which was totally out of her call of duty and competence.
  3. The complainant’s lawyer is likely to allege collusion between the two doctors to the detriment of the interests of the patient. It would be argued that the anesthetist knew that the credentials of the operating surgeon for the particular type of surgery were suspect.
  4. My reasonable guess is that both the medical council and the consumer court are likely to apportion some blame to the anesthesiologist.

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Dr Bad: This is a typical case of neurocysticercosis.
Dr Good: This is not neurocysticercosis.
Lesson: Calcification in neurocysticercosis is seen only in the parenchyma and not in the ventricles or cisterns.

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Make Sure

Situation: A patient with fever and cough develops complications after he was given antibiotics.
Reaction: Oh my God! What was the need of giving the antibiotics?
Lesson: Make sure that a patient with fever and cough is not given antibiotics as presence of cough mostly signifies viral infection.

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Honesty is something you can’t wear out. Waylon Jennings

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Renal Biopsy, Light Microscopy

  • For clinical evaluation and management of patients with undiagnosed kidney disease; the clinical setting may include acute renal failure, nephrotic syndrome, asymptomatic proteinuria and hematuria.
  • Biopsy of the transplanted kidney is important in the determination of the presence of acute rejection, infection, or recurrent disease.
  • Optimal interpretation of a kidney biopsy requires integration of clinical and laboratory results with light microscopic, immunofluorescent histology, and electron microscopy findings.
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

Most common cause of nausea and vomiting in patients with carcinoma head of pancreas is:

a) Tumor infiltration of coeliac nerve plexus
b) Direct tumor infiltration of duodenum
c) Tumor infiltration around superior mesentery artery
d) External compression of duodenum

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: True about ileostomy output is

a) Sodium excretion is two to three times that of normal stool
b) Contents of ileostomy are alkaline
c) Usually it starts functioning in 24 hours
d) Uric acid renal calculus formation is more common than cholelithiasis

Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: a) Sodium excretion is two to three times that of normal stool

Correct answers received from: Yogindra Vasavada, Dr Mrs S Das, Dr PC Das, Raju Kuppusamy, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Anil Bairaria, Dr Rajshree Aggarwal, Dr KV Sarma.

Answer for 15th February Mind Teaser: Income Tax
Correct answers received from: Dr Thakor HItendrasinh G, Dr A Rama Devi, Sudipto Samaddar, Prof Chetana Vaishnavi, Bina Sawhney, S Upadhyaya, Dr Deepali.

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Hotel Security

A friend and I stayed at a Chicago hotel while attending a convention. Since we weren’t used to the big city, we were overly concerned about security. The first night we placed a chair against the door and stacked our luggage on it. To complete the barricade, we put the trash can on top. If an intruder tried to break in, we’d be sure to hear him.

Around 1 a.m. there was a knock on the door. "Who is it?" my friend asked nervously.

"Honey," a woman on the other side yelled, "you left your key in the door."

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Prevention–The best treatment to stay away from stress

Heart Care Foundation of India released tips for stress prevention for before, during and after the exams. The best treatment is prevention, said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

Before the exam: Plan, Prioritize and Practice; do what needs to be done first; prepare well, do timely rehearsals; review often, and test yourself as anxiety can lead to "blanking out"; be regular as its what you’ve studied through the year that will be useful, not what you do at the last minute; gather information about the exam; learn quick relaxation and breathing techniques; take compulsory rest for 10 minutes every hour, and do something different. Do not focus on any past experiences of blanking out or performing badly in exams. Instead, focus on the quality of your performance and not the outcome as this would only damage your concentration.

During the exam: Jot down hard to remember formulae; quickly scan the exam paper before answering; decide where to begin; decide how much time to spend on each question; read directions carefully; do easy questions first and relax.

After the exam: Reward yourself, keep practicing positive self–talk and analyze your exam.

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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 a multidisciplinary approach to the problems of midlife onwards in women. This conference has participation of the British Menopause Society and South Asian Federation of Menopause Societies and is an opportunity to hear international faculties.

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Date: Saturday 2PM–Sunday 4PM, 21–22 April 2012
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Course Directors: Padmashri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal and BK sapna
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Facilities: Lodging and boarding provided ( One room per family or one room for two persons). Limited rooms for first three registrants.
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A non stop question answer session between all the top cardiologists of the NCR region and the mass public. Event will be promoted through hoardings, our publications and the press. Public health discussions

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