eMedinewS 18th june 2013, Tuesday

Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal

Dr KK Aggarwal
President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist & Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy (March 10-13); National Vice President Elect Elect, Indian Medical Association; 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 & Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR

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The CPR 10 Mantra is – “within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10x10 i.e. 100 per minute.”

From the Desk of Editor in Chief

ISM - practice of modern medicine

A recent circular by Dr. Vishwas Mehta with a copy to Shri S.C.L. Dass, Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of NCT of Delhi talks about amendments in the State Medical Councils. The Government wants to fill up the vacancies in Primary Health Care Centers. Initially the Government wanted to bring about a concept of 3½ years BSc course and unable to implement the same, is now thinking of substituting ISM doctors in the main stream of Allopathic doctors so that they can be posted in PHCs in remote areas and practice allopathy.

The Government, therefore, wants AYUSH doctors to practice Allopathic system of medicine so that they can provide service in rural areas. Department of AYUSH has already taken a go ahead from the Health Ministry to empower ISM qualified doctors to practice modern system of medicine in limited way. To overcome 1998 Hon’ble Supreme Court of India judgment of Justice K.T. Thomas and Justice Syed Shah Mohammed Quadri in the Dr Mukhtiar Chand vs State of Punjab where it was mentioned that nobody can practice modern system of medicine unless he or she is enrolled with the State Medical Register maintained by State Medical Council. Read More…

3d Projection Technology Was Available In Mahabharata Era
Three Christie Roadster HD18K DLP projectors were used for the first-ever transmission of live, Read More
Dr K K Blogspot

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.
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Heart Attack Symptoms in Women and elderly are Different : The symptoms of heart attack in women and the elderly may be different, warns Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal,
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Checklist for a doctor’s consultation
(Dr K K Aggarwal)
When you go to a doctor, make sure that you have reviewed your checklist. You know the name and credentials of your doctor. Read More

News Around The Globe

MCI election

Doctors in Delhi have stated working with anticipation of MCI election in near future. The Government extending the terms of the present Governor on the Board of Medical Council of India only for six months has sent a message to the medical community that the elections of formally elected Medical Council of India are soon to be announced. Every State Medical Council will be electing one person for one member MCI. Ever since the news came out, the Indian Medical Association has become active and as expected wants to have its active members elected from the State Medical Council seat. The seat is elected from the members of medical professional who are registered with the State Medical Council. For example, Delhi has a membership of 40000 members who will have to elect one member to represent Delhi Medical Council in the Medical Council of India. In Delhi politics, like the UPA and NDA, there are two groups – the Faith and the Karma Group. The third front (Dharma Group) has not yet taken a shape. Both the groups are holding hectic meetings to formulate their candidature that can fight the election. ......... Read More

Novel IV connector reduces bloodstream infections

Cancer patients undergoing bone marrow and stem cell transplantation procedures are especially vulnerable to central-line-associated bloodstream infections, but a new type of intravenous (IV) connector with zero displacement can reduce their incidence. (Source: Medscape)

Home birth complications reduced for low-risk parous women

Low-risk women who gave birth at home instead of the hospital saw half the number of severe acute complications if they had given birth before, a large Dutch study published online June 13 in the BMJ has revealed. (Source: Medscape)

Site of infection predicts death after septic shock

A large study spanning 2 decades and 3 countries shows that the location of an infection predicts mortality in patients with septic shock. The study has implications for the design of future clinical trials in this area. (Source: Medscape)


Obesity in Science and Spirituality

A CME was organized on 16th June 2013 at Defence Colony focusing on Obesity in Science and Spirituality

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Weight loss may improve sexual health of obese diabetes

Valvular Heart Disease Update

What are the most common causes of significant mitral regurgitation in the elderly?

The causes are mitral valve prolapse and ischemic heart disease.

Surgery for severe chronic mitral regurgitation is recommended for young asymptomatic patients with early evidence of left ventricular dysfunction but the same is not indicated in patients over age 80 to proceed with surgery unless symptomatic.

(Experts: Dr Ganesh K Mani, Dr Yugal Mishra, Dr Deepak Khurana, Dr Rajesh Kaushish, Dr K S Rathor, Dr Sandeep Singh and Dr KK Aggarwal)

Infertility Update (Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

An obvious benefit of minimally invasive surgery is that any scars are much smaller than in traditional "open" surgery. A laparoscopy requires one incision below the belly button, then one to three other incisions along the hairline of your lower belly. These incisions are usually ¼ to ½ inch in length. Hysteroscopy leaves no scar because the instrument goes through the natural opening in the cervix (neck of the womb) from the vagina into the uterus.

After your minimally invasive surgery, you probably will be able to go home within 24 hours. If you have open surgery, you may have to stay in the hospital for 2 to 5 days. With minimally invasive surgery, you can recover at home, and you are less likely to have problems after surgery, such as infection or blood clots in your legs. Because your incisions are smaller, minimally invasive surgery is less painful than open surgery.

Rabies Update(Dr. A K Gupta)

Can a rabies patient make a valid will?

A rabies patient can make a valid will.

According to Section 59 in the Indian Succession Act, 1925

Person capable of making will:-

  1. Every person of sound mind not being a minor may dispose of his property by will.
  2. A married woman may dispose by will of any property which she could alienate by her own act during her life.
  3. Persons who are deaf or dumb or blind are not thereby incapacitated for making a will if they are able to know what they do by it.
  4. A person who is ordinarily insane may make a will during interval in which he is of sound mind.
  5. No person can make a will while he is in such a state of mind, whether arising from intoxication or from illness or from any other cause that he does not know what he is doing.

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

Exhumation of corpse – America

In America corpses are exhumed when there is a need to identify a body or to establish cause of death like in the case of suspected homicide. Read More

Is it necessary for a surgeon to disclose the names of all the assistants who were part of a surgical team?

Ans: Yes. The Kerala State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission presiding members M.K. Abdulla Sona and A. Radha has recently directed the Travancore-Cochin Medical Councils-Kerala (TCMC-K) to instruct all doctors to display their medical council registration ……. Read More

Can one substitute thyroid medicine brands?
A patient on Eltroxin wanted to know if he could switch to another brand.
Dr. Bad: You can do it.
Dr. Good: Don’t do it. Read More

Situation: A patient with dengue fever developed shock.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was the blood pressure 90/80 ignored?
Lesson: Make sure that a pulse pressure of less than 20 is not ignored, it is an impending sign that the patient is going into shock.

A blind person asked Swami Vivekanand: "Can there be anything worse than losing eyesight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"

Dr KK Aggarwal: Do not ignore joint pain Joint pains need immediate diagnosis and proper treatment Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy...

Under the Wagon
A farm boy accidentally overturned his wagonload of wheat on the road. The farmer that lived nearby came to investigate. Read More

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An Inspirational Story

You have to give it all away

There is a legend of a man who was lost in the desert, dying of thirst. He stumbled on until he came to an abandoned house. Outside the dilapidated, windowless, weather beaten, deserted shack was a pump. He stumbled forward and began pumping furiously, but no water came from the well. Then he noticed a small jug with a cork at the top and a note written on the side: “You have to prime the pump with water, my friend. P.S. And fill the jug again before you leave.” He pulled out a cork and saw that the jug was full of water. ............Read More

eMedi Quiz

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What are the clotting factors in the extrinsic pathway that require phospholipids for activation?


Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: The most common manifestation of cutaneous adverse reaction to food is.......

A. Acute urticaria
B. Pruritus
C. Flare of atopic dermatitis
D. Contact urticaria

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: A. Acute urticaria

Correct answers received from: Tukaram Pagad, Dr Ayyavoo ERODE, Suhas Nene, Dr Abbas Vakil, Dr BB Gupta,
Dr PC Das, Dr Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Dr Avtar Krishan, Dr Deepali Chatterjee, Nh Kj.

Answer for 16th June Mind Teaser: Trigeminal neuralgia.

Correct answers received from: Tushar Parikh, Dr Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal.

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ZOONOSIS – 2013-Conference on Prevention of Diseases
Communicable from Animals to Human

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.)

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Email: rekhapapola@gmail.com
Phone: 9899974439 (Rekha Papola), 9810301261 (Dr Uday Kakroo)

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

Communication Skills 23rd October, Wednesday
8 am
Constitution Club of India
4 hours
Handling Media crisis Saturday 26th October
2 pm
Constitution Club of India
1 hour
Conflict Management 24th October Thursday
10 am
Constitution Club of India
2 hours
Organizational Behavior 24th October Thursday
8 am
Constitution Club of India
2 hours
Team Building 25th October, Friday
8 am
Constitution Club of India
2 hours
Time Management 25th October, Friday
10 am
Constitution Club of India
2 hours

The workshops will have experts interacting both theoretically and with practical demonstrations and interactions. If interested, kindly confirm your registration at rekhapapola@gmail.com. You can also forward this information to your interested friends and colleagues for a registration.

Dr KK Aggarwal
Padma Shri and Dr B.C. Roy National Awardee
President of Heart Care foundation of India

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