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18th December 2012, Tuesday
Maharashtra tops high blood pressure tally
Health statistics: The ministry has rolled out the diabetes screening programme in 21 states with a target to check 150 million people in 100 districts for diabetes and hypertension
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Irritable bowel syndrome with predominant constipation (IBS-C) is characterized by abdominal pain with altered bowel habits. These patients may or may not have slow colonic transit or dyssynergia, and many have visceral hypersensitivity. Abdominal pain in IBS can vary but should NOT be associated with weight loss, rectal bleeding, anemia, and should not be nocturnal or progressive. Patients may note diarrhea, constipation, or both.
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PHFI launches diabetes management program
NEW DELHI: The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) on Friday launched 'Uday'- an intensive five year programme to fight the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in India, with an initial focus on improving outcomes for people with diabetes and High Blood Pressure (HBP). K Srinath Reddy, President, PHFI said the programme aims to demonstrate cost-effective scalable approaches for effective diabetes and high blood pressure management. "In the first phase, the project will be implemented in Vizag (Andhra Pradesh) and Sonepat (Haryana), with intent to strengthen the diabetes and HBP care capabilities in terms of prevention, detection and effective management," he said. According to the PHFI President diabetes and its complications represent a rapidly expanding public health concern that is expected to affect 552 million people by 2030 with devastating health and economic consequences. "Diabetes is no longer a disease of the rich. It affects a large number of lower middle class individuals and the poor. Diabetes over a long term affects all organs of the body and is linked to heart attacks, stroke, some cancers and several infections," he said. D Prabhakaran, Director Centre for Chronic Disease Control and PHFI said, "Preventive strategies are urgently required to curb the anticipated 50% increase in premature death due to diabetes in the next decade. These include both health promotion to adapt the right life style and utilizing simple yet effective management strategies for treating manifest diabetes." (Source: TOI, Dec 16, 2012)
Medical mistakes in Indian movies
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Bicuspid aortic valve
(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)
(Contributed by Dr GM Singh)
Subpontic osseous hyperplasia
Subpontic osseous hyperplasia (also known as subpontic hyperostosis) is a bony growth on the crest of the alveolar ridge apical to a pontic in a fixed partial denture. The etiology of this bony growth has been suggested as gingival irritation due to poor oral hygiene, genetic predisposition, and increased functional load to the tissues. Removal of a fixed partial denture has shown remission of the subpontic osseous hyperplasia, but it can recur if another fixed partial denture is placed with increased functional load to the tissues. Management of the area is increased oral hygiene around the area of the fixed partial denture and continued monitoring. Surgical removal of the bony growth should not be required as the growth is self-limiting
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Weight loss achieved by 2 lifestyle interventions
Two different lifestyle interventions modeled after those delivered in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) produced significant weight loss among overweight or obese adults in a primary care setting, according to a study published online December 10 in the Archives of Internal Medicine by Jun Ma, MD, PhD, from the Department of Health Services Research, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, and the Department of Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, and colleagues. The Evaluation of Lifestyle Interventions to Treat Elevated Cardiometabolic Risk in Primary Care trial design is a 3-group, randomized study that compared both a coach-led, in-person weekly group intervention and a self-directed DVD intervention with usual care. (Source: Medscape)
After-hours access to clinicians tied to Fewer ED visits
Patients who have an easier time reaching their primary care clinician after regular office hours visit the hospital emergency department (ED) less often, according to a new study published online December 12 in Health Affairs. (Source: Medscape)
Rivaroxaban stands up to standard anticoagulation for VTE treatment
New data from a pooled analysis of the EINSTEIN-DVT and EINSTEIN-PE in the treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism suggests that rivaroxaban (Xarelto, Bayer/ Janssen) is similarly effective in preventing recurrence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) as enoxaparin followed by a vitamin-K antagonist and may be associated with less bleeding. In addition, subgroup analysis showed reassuring results in specific high-risk populations such as elderly, fragile patients, those with cancer, and those with large clots. The data was presented at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2012 Annual Meeting by Dr Harry Buller (Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands). (Source: Medscape)
HPV infections may return to haunt older women
Reactivation of latent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in older women could obscure an age-related increase in HPV detection at menopause, data from a prospective cohort study suggested. (Source: Medpage Today)
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Gossip is a way of non-violent communication and is common cause of creating misunderstanding between people and relational harmony. The gossip is a stress related risk factor for developing of heart diseases. Gossip has the following three main characteristics:
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Blood Donation - Gift of Liquid Love
Developments over the last three decades in the field of renal dialysis, cancer therapy, cardio-vascular surgery, transplantation surgery, treatment of hemophilia and related disorders have put enormous burden on the blood transfusion services, not just for whole blood, but for products not available earlier, namely blood components or blood selectively depleted of specific cellular components.
As a consequence three major changes have taken place in the blood transfusion services throughout the globe.
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Heart patients should be more cautious during Xmas time
In the emergency room, heart attacks can be both over and under diagnosed. About 10% of heart attacks are over diagnosed and an equivalent number can be missed as the ECG can be normal in the first six hours after a heart attack, said Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India.
Most heart attacks occur during winter all over the world including India. Missing heart attacks during this period in the early hours of the morning can lead to spurts in number of cases of sudden cardiac death.
Moreover, most senior doctors maybe on vacation during Xmas further worsening the situation for the common man.
Every effort should be taken to reduce the number of false positive or false negative diagnosis of heart attack.
In a study published in JAMA, Henry and coauthors studied the medical records of 1,345 people treated for suspected heart attacks in a regional system between 2003 and 2006, looking at emergency room decisions. All patients had classical heart attack called STEMI, a heart attack characterized by a specific ECG pattern. About 14 % of heart attacks were overdiagnosed.
Men and women have about the same adjusted in-hospital death rate for heart attack — but women are more likely to die if hospitalized for a more severe type of heart attack
4th eMedinews Revisiting 2012
(a day long single hall medical conference on 2012 happenings, followed by doctors of the year 2012 awards)
Sunday 20th January 2013, Maulana Azad Medical College Auditorium
Dilli Gate Delhi
Dr KK Aggarwal
Dr Veena Aggarwal
Dr Pawan Gupta
4th eMedinewS Revisiting 2012
The 4th eMedinewS–revisiting 2012 conference is being held at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi on Sunday January 20th 2013.
The one–day conference will revisit and discuss all the major advances in medicine in the year 2012. There will also be a live webcast of the event. An eminent faculty will speak at the conference.
There is no registration fee. All delegates will get Registration Kit, Attractive gifts, Certificates. Morning snacks and lunch will be provided.
Register at: www.emedinews.in/
4th eMedinewS Doctor of the Year Awards
Nominations invited for 4th eMedinewS Doctor of the year Award in plain paper. Nominated by 2 professional colleagues along with details of your contributions in the year 2012.
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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 (email@example.com), Dr Monica Vasudev, Dr MC Gupta, Dr Neelam Mohan (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr Navin Dang, Dr Pawan Gupta(email@example.com), Dr Parveen Bhatia, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr Prabha Sanghi, Dr Prachi Garg, Rajat Bhatnagar (http://www.isfdistribution.com), Dr. Rajiv Parakh, Dr Sudhir Gupta