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emedinews: revisiting 2009
IJCP Group is organizing emedinews: revisiting 2009, conference on 10th Jan 2010 at Maulana Azad Auditorium. It will be attended by over 1500 doctors. Topics will be happenings in the year 2009. There is no registration fee however advanced registration is required. Top experts (Dr KK Aggarwal (revisiting 2009), Dr Naresh Trehan (whats new in cardiac surgery), Dr Ajay Kriplani (surgical cure for obesity and diabetes), Dr Praveen Chandra (left main stenting), Dr Harsh Mahajan (PET Scan), Dr Kaberi Banerjee (all about infertility), Dr N K Bhatia (TTI infections), Dr V Raina ( molecular genetics), Dr Ajit Saxena (ED and male infertility), Dr S C Tewari (Nephrology update), Dr. Ambrish Mithal from Medanta on Diabetes, Dr Vanita Arora (ECG arrhythmias), Dr Subramanium (Co Q 10 a new modality), Dr Neelam Mohan (Paed. Hepatology), and Dr. Sanjay Chaudhary on Eye Update etc) will deliver lectures.
CME will be followed by lively cultural evening (guest performances by noted singers Shabani Kashyap, Vipin Aneja and top singers of our medical profession Dr Praveen Khillani, Dr and Dr Mrs Subramanium, Dr Lata Tandon, Dr Arti Pathak, Dr Sanjay Chugh (on the drum), Dr Sudipto Pakrasi, Dr Harjeet Kaur, Dr Ramni Narsimhan, Dr Yash Gulati (Anchor) Dr Reshma Aggarwal (Anchor), doctors of the year award, dance and dinner. For registration mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We have crossed 1200 registrations.
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Letters to the editor
1. Cancer risk in radiation dose from CT scanners: The latest generation of hospital scanners could be far more dangerous than previously believed, according to a study showing that as many as one in 80 people could be at risk of developing cancer as a result of being scanned. Computed tomography (CT) scanners produce a much higher dose of radiation than conventional X-rays and the latest research suggests that the extra exposure could result in a 10-fold greater risk of cancer than is usually cited, scientists said. Researchers from the University of California said: While CT scans can provide great medical benefits, there is concern about potential future cancer risks because they involve much higher radiation doses than conventional diagnostic X rays. Dr Vivek Chhabra, MBBS MD
2. MS victim recovers after stem cell treatment: An Australian man who was confined to a wheelchair by multiple sclerosis has made a remarkable recovery after receiving ground-breaking stem cell treatment. Doctors carried out a new technique to remove stem cells from Mr Leahy's bone marrow before using chemicals to destroy all his immune cells. The stem cells were then transplanted back into his body to replenish the immune system, effectively resetting it. Doctors had previously been reluctant to use the treatment because the risk of death was estimated to be around eight per cent. But improvements in the techniques meant the risk was now around one per cent and Dr Colin Andrews, a neurologist from Canberra, said the outstanding results of Mr Leahy's treatment meant it could be used on more patients in the future. Dr Vivek Chhabra, MBBS MD
3. Dear Dr. Aggarwal: It is a very pertinent question. I do not think I would like to be answerable to another State where I am not practicing OR registered. Similarly results of a case transferred so late cannot be the Medical Negligence of the last doctor to see the patient. Dr. Lakshmi
4. Dear Dr. KK, I agree with your personal view that the medical certificate issued by a doctor even if he is not registered with DMC should be valid as long as he is registered with some state medical council. Your contention that medical fraternity should take up this matter with the MCI is not very correct. DMC being the official body for doctors should take up the matter at their level with MCI to remove this folly so that certificates issued by doctors is held valid as long as the doctor is registered with some state medical council and is practicing outside the state. I am sure with you being an elected member of the DMC can exert lot of weight for this amendment for the medical fraternity instead of individual approaching the MCI. Ashok Ahooja, Sqn. Ldr (Retd)
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News and Views (Dr G M Singh)
1. Delayed onset pericardial effusion following cardiac surgery can give rise to significant morbidity due to its presentation as well as management by traditional surgical techniques.
2. Technological advances in the field of reproductive biology have enabled couples considered infertile to conceive and have healthy babies, causing a revolution in culture and customs.
3. Scientists have claimed that even moderate weight loss improves heart function of obese people. Losing 20 or so kg might seem daunting to some people, but we showed that even a more modest weight loss can yield heart and vascular benefits. The study showed that weight loss lead to improvement in four key measures of heart and vascular health: decreasing thickness of heart muscle, improved pumping and relaxation functions and decreased thickness of the carotid artery walls.
4. Heart muscle thickening and impaired pumping and relaxation functions are predictors of heart failure, and increased carotid wall thickness is a predictor of plaque formation.