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  From the Desk of Editor–in–Chief
Dr KK Aggarwal

Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee
Dr KK Aggarwal
President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist and Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy; 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 of Publications & Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR

 
  Editorial …

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Holi Beyond Colors

The story behind the festival, Holi, starts with Holika, the sister of Hiranakashyap, the father of Prahlad. Hirnakashyap had declared himself as GOD and wanted his son Prahlad to worship him and not Vishnu. When Prahlad refused to do the same, he was made to sit with Holika in an open fire. Holika had been granted a boon that she could not be burned even if she was on live fire. When she was made to sit with Prahlad on the live fire, the opposite happened. She lost her life and got burned but Prahlad came out alive from the fire.

This story has a deep spiritual meaning. Hiranakashyap here represents "EGO" which when takes control, makes one forget about his own consciousness and one starts thinking himself as the supreme power. A similar symbolic representation is seen with Ravana in Ramayana and Kansa in Mahabharata.

Prahlad here represents a person with self realization or the son of God or one’s consciousness or one’s trueself. The consciousness cannot be burned, cut, dried or made wet by anything. It is imperishable and everlasting.

All those people who have acquired self realization utilizing any of the pathway (bhakti, karma and gyana) are in a state of GOD acquaintance and nothing can destroy them. The obstacles to the pathway of self realization are mentioned as "attachment, anger, desire, greed and ego." When all these negative factors overpower any individual, it leads one away from self–realization or away from God. Holika here represents the sum total of the negative forces in the body, which can kill you if not controlled in time.

Getting attached to any of the five senses can end in a vicious cycle and one can get burnt in this ‘chakravyuha’ of attachments. If you are truthful, and have attained a state of one–point contemplation on a known truth, all the negative forces will stay away. All such negative forces if repressed within the body can burn you out over a period of time and that is one of the reasons why all negative emotions should never be suppressed or repressed.

The practice of Holika dahan or lighting of a bonfire a day before the festival of Holi symbolizes burning of all negative thoughts or emotions embedded in the mind and neutralizing all the poison arising due to the negative feelings. As soon as the negativities are removed from the mind, there is an opening of the spiritual vision or the knowledge of the consciousness.

Sharing love is the biggest thing one can do to remove all the above mentioned five obstacles to self–realization. Spreading love reduces anger as well as desires, detaches one from various attachments, reduces greed, and brings humility in a person. By burning one’s ego and other negative qualities, one also burns the ill feeling amongst each other and makes everybody a friend.

During Holi, the practice therefore, is to visit and meet not only your friends but also those people whom you are not friendly with. The festival therefore, is an opportunity to spread brotherhood and happiness in the society.

WHO defines health as not mere absence of disease but a state of physical, mental, spiritual, social and environmental well–being. Holi, therefore, is a classical example or a custom to create "social healthiness" amongst the general society.

The habit of throwing water on each other, also has a deep spiritual meaning. It basically means removing dirt from each others body. Dirt here does not mean bodily dirt but mental dirt, which once removed leads to spiritual cleanliness. The whole meaning is not to play Holi superficially or meet each other at a superficial level but to get rid of the negativities at the level of the mind as well. There is no point in celebrating Holi and meeting people unless you remove your negative thoughts about them from the mind.

When you lovingly smear ‘gulal’ (colored powder) on others, they reciprocate with double the love and affection. Similarly, always think of good things about people. Express your positive thoughts about these friends loudly, not only in front of them but also in their absence. Don’t you think your heart will throb with pleasure when they reciprocate?

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  eMedinewS Audio PostCard

 Treating Diabetes Post 2010

Dr Ambrish Mithal
Speaks on Superior GI tolerability of vildagliptin

Audio PostCard
 
    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

Medifinance Conference On Portfolio Management for Doctors and update on Budget 2011

Mr Arun Kishore was honored with Distinguished Service Award on 13th March 2011, in a day–long Conference held at Auditorium, Delhi TB Association, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

 
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    National News

Understanding radiation measurements

Radiation deposits energy in human tissue. Over the years, scientists have measured the interaction between radiation and living tissue in many ways.

Sievert is the radiation dose unit of measure. The sievert or Sv, the word is pronounced SEE–vert, takes into account the type of radiation emitted (alpha particles, beta particles, gamma rays, etc.) as well how much energy the body absorbs from it. In short, it’s a measure of the biologic effect radiation has on people and the possible harm it can cause.

  • A millisievert (mSv) is a thousandth of a sievert.
  • A microsievert (µSv) is a millionth of sievert.

A 400 mSV per hour spike is large relative to other exposures and far above the annual exposure of 50 mSv that regulators consider the safe upper limit for people who work at nuclear power plants. The highest reported radiation reading so far has been 400 mSv an hour.

American scientists and regulators sometimes use an older unit that is comparable to sieverts, called a rem. One sievert equals 100 rem and one millisievert equals 100 millirem.

According to the World Health Organization, acute radiation sickness (hair loss, burns, skin redness) may develop after whole–body doses above 1,000 mSv.

  Millisieverts Millirems
Chest x–ray
0.1
10
Two–view mammogram
0.36
36
Average annual background exposure in the US
3
300
Cardiac nuclear stress test
9.4
940
CT scan of the abdomen
10
1,000
Coronary angiogram
20
2,000
Average exposure of evacuees from Belarus after 1986 Chernobyl disaster
31
3,100
Annual dose limit for nuclear power plant workers
50
5,000
Spike recorded at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
400
40,000
Acute radiation sickness begins
1,000 (or 1 sievert)
100,000

It’s non–allopathic ISM versus allopathic medicines!

How many people in the country are availing non–allopathic Indian System of Medicines (ISM) such as Unani, Ayurveda and Homeopathic which focus on prevention of diseases? As the Indian traditional medicine faces fierce competition from allopathic medicine in domestic as well global market, the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) will for the first time conduct a nation–wide survey, starting July, to find the former’s acceptability among Indians. A Health Ministry official told The Pioneer that the NSSO in its 68th round, beginning July 2011 to June 2012, will include a set of questions related to the Indian traditional medicines in its nation–wide household survey. The idea is also to work out a policy to integrate the ISM with the allopathic system so that better health facilities are ensured to the people. (Source: The Pioneer, March 16, 2011)

MCI to grade medical colleges

For medical aspirants across India, the options during admission broadly boil down to two. Their first preference is almost any public college which offers the MBBS degree at throw–away rates, followed by the private colleges where education is a lot dearer. But, which is the second best college among the government institutes in Maharashtra or Tamil Nadu or Karnataka? Making that choice will get a lot more hardboiled as the Medical Council of India (MCI) has decided to assess and grade their colleges. A student will now be able to make a tough call on whether to sign up at JIPMER, Puducherry, Christian Medical College, Vellore, or at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. (TOI)

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    International News

(Contributed by Rajat Bhatnagar, International Sports & Fitness Distribution, LLC )

Fighting colds by swimming

Regularly visiting swimming pools has been proven to reduce the number and intensity of colds, in news that is likely to spur on Swimfit users this winter. Experts from North Carolina conducted tests on 1,002 adults aged between 18 and 85 years old over 12 weeks. They discovered that the ones who went swimming at least five times a week experienced cold–like symptoms almost half as much as those who exercised no more than once a week. Furthermore, it was revealed that the severity of these colds was on average 31 percent lower for the most physically active people. The researchers suggested that colds were being warded off by a temporary rise in the body’s immune system, which occurred every time the participants exercised. Ian Freeman is an exercise scientist for The ASA, which is the governing body for swimming in England. "Your immune system actually dips during exercise but then raises to a higher level over time," he explained. "Exercise like swimming is fantastic for reducing stress which helps maintain a healthy body."

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Metformin may be best first–line option in oral medications for type 2 diabetes

Metformin may be the best first–line option, according to a review published March 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Quitting smoking prior to surgery may not raise risk for postoperative complications

Quitting smoking eight weeks or less before surgery doesn’t increase a patient’s risk of postoperative complications, according to a meta–analysis of nine previous studies published in the online edition of the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.

Tamoxifen may reduce likelihood of breast cancer in high–risk women

Certain women at increased risk of breast cancer, tamoxifen can protect against the disease and reduce medical costs, according to a study in the journal Cancer.

FDA Panel endorses non–invasive device to zap brain tumors

Washington. An FDA advisory panel has voted 7 to 3, with two abstentions, that the benefits of an investigational device that uses an electrical field to blast glioblastoma multiforme tumors outweigh the device’s risks.

 
    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A female smoker wanted to know her risk of diabetes.
Dr. Bad: There is no risk.
Dr. Good: You are at high risk.
Lesson: A study published in February 25 issue of the journal ‘Diabetes Care’ has shown that females who smoke more than 20 cigarettes daily have high chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

Make Sure

Situation: A patient on amlodipine developed severe gum hypertrophy.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was amlodipine not stopped?
Lesson: Make sure that all patients on amlodipine are watched for gum hypertrophy. Gingival hyperplasia is a known side effect of amlodipine.

 
    An Inspirational Story

(Dr Anupam Sethi Malhotra)

Dog, leopard and monkey

A wealthy man decided to go on a safari in Africa. He took his faithful pet Dachshund dog along for company. One day, the Dachshund starts chasing butterflies and before long the Dachshund discovers that he is lost. Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having lunch. The Dachshund thinks, "I’m in deep trouble now! Then he noticed some bones on the ground close by and immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap, the Dachshund exclaims loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more around here." Hearing this, the leopard halts his attack in mid–stride, as a look of terror comes over him, and slinks away into the trees. "Whew," says the leopard. "That was close. That Dachshund! Nearly had me."

Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So, off he goes. But the Dachshund sees him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figures that something must be up. The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard. The leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine."

Now the Dachshund sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back and thinks "What am I going to do now?" But instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn’t seen them yet… and just when they get close enough to hear, the Dachshund says……………"Where’s that damn monkey? I sent him off half an hour ago to bring me another leopard."

Moral: It doesn’t matter what cards you hold but how well you play them!!

 
    Infertility Update

(Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Director Precious Baby Foundation)

What is the psychological impact of infertility?

Infertility can have societal repercussions and cause personal suffering. The medicalization of infertility has unwittingly led to a disregard for the emotional responses that couples experience, which include distress, loss of control, stigmatization, and a disruption in the developmental trajectory of adulthood. Partners may become more anxious to conceive, ironically increasing sexual dysfunction. Marital discord often develops in infertile couples, especially when they are under pressure to make medical decisions. Women trying to conceive often have clinical depression rates similar to women who have heart disease or cancer. Couples undertaking IVF too face considerable stress. Emotional stress and marital difficulties are greater in couples where the infertility lies with the man.

 
    Medicine Update

(Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity)

What is the role of liver transplantation in Glycogen liver disease?

Liver transplantation is indicated in Glycogen storage disease–

  • When cirrhosis develops and is decompensated.
  • Tumors in liver
  • Medical therapy is unable to control symptoms and in uncontrolled hypoglycemia
 
    Vascular Disease Update

Dr. Rajiv Parakh, Chairman, Div of Peripheral Vascular & Endovascular Sciences, Medanta–The Medicity, Gurgaon NCR, Secretary General, International Society of Vascular Surgery, USA

I developed a red line about 6 inches long in my right leg below knee, painful and hot. Doc told me I had phlebitis.

This sounds like superficial phlebitis. A red, hot, painful streak on lower leg without swelling of calf can be superficial phlebitis. It rarely causes any serious problems. It can be painful but since it almost never caused a pulmonary embolism, it is neither a life–threatening nor limb–threatening condition.

Deep vein thrombosis is a serious condition requiring aggressive treatment with anticoagulants for atleast several months or else it can lead to pulmonary embolism. Superficial phlebitis, on the other hand, unless not extending up the leg, all the way to the groin and then into the deep veins of leg, is usually a self-limiting condition. It is treated symptomatically as in warm soaks to the affected area, aspirin and anti–inflammatory medications.

 
    Medicolegal Update

(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Asso Professor, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)

What is delirium?

  • In delirium, the consciousness of the person is disturbed with impaired orientation, blunted critical faculties and irrelevant or incoherent thought content.
  • A person may go into the state of delirium in many conditions, such as due to mental unsoundness, acute conditions like high fever, acute poisoning cases, as in datura poisoning and head injury
  • Delirium tremens is a condition of delirious state which occurs in chronic alcoholics due to sudden increase of the dose of alcohol or sudden withdrawal or some diseases and head injury etc. There is incoherency, coarse or violent tremor, hallucination, disorientation etc.
  • During such a mental state the person may commit some unlawful, destructive act for which he is not legally responsible, because delirium is considered as a state of definite mental abnormality.
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    Obesity Update

Dr. Parveen Bhatia and Dr. Pulkit Nandwani

BMI in Indians

The Body Mass Index was developed in the mid 1800s by a Belgian mathematician named Adolphe Quetelet. It is equal to the weight, divided by the square of the height.

International BMI thresholds               BMI thresholds for Indians
<18.5: Underweight                             <18.4: Underweight
18.5 – 25: Normal                                  18.5 – 22.9: Normal
25 – 30: Overweight                               23 – 24.9: Overweight
> 30: Obese                                         > 25: Obese

Also, according to the guidelines, the cut–offs for waist circumstances will now be 90 cm for Indian men (as opposed to 102 cm globally) and 80 cm for Indian women (as opposed to 88 cm at the international level)

 
    Legal Question of the Day

(Dr M C Gupta, Advocate)

Q. Am I right that if a rape victim comes with the allegation of rape, it is the responsibility of the accused to disprove the allegation.

Ans.

  1. The general principle of law is that it is for the prosecution to prove that the crime was committed. Everybody is supposed to be innocent unless proved otherwise.
  2. The above principle applies to rape cases also except in those cases where, in terms of section 376(2) of IPC, the crime was committed in specified situations: by a police officer; by a public servant; by a manager or staff of jail, remand home or other place of custody or a women’s or children’s institution; in a hospital; in gang rape. In such situations, section 114A of the Indian Evidence Act, reproduced below, becomes operative.
    • "114–A: Presumption as to absence of consent in certain prosecutions for rape – In a prosecution for rape under clause (a) or clause (b) or clause (c) or clause (d) or clause (e) or clause (g) of sub–section (2) of section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860), where sexual intercourse by the accused is proved and the question is whether it was without the consent of the woman alleged to have been raped and she states in her evidence before the Court that she did not consent, the Court shall presume that she did not consent."
 
    Lighter Side of Reading

Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

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Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: T M
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                                      W T

Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: What goes up must come down

Correct answers received from: Deepti Katyal Uppal, Dr K.P.Rajalakshmi, Dr Rakesh Bhasin, Dr Sudipto Samaddar, Dr K.V.Sarma, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr K.Raju, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai,

Answer for 17th March Mind Teaser: Take from the rich, give to the poor.
Correct answers received from: Dr Y J Vasavada, Dr Rashmi Chhibber, Dr Nandini Kapoor, Dr Hena Vasdeva, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr K P Rajalakshmi, Dr (Maj. Gen.) Anil Bairaria, Dr Rakesh Bhasin

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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Laugh a While
(Contributed by Dr G M Singh)

The director advertises that he needs a secretary. Necessary skills: document forming, IT–knowledge and a foreign language. After a couple of days a dog walks in. "I’m an open minded person," the pale–turned boss stutters, "but I need someone who can form documents…" The dog sits down behind the computer and compiles a totally decent business letter. "Yes, but the IT–knowledge…" The dog quickly writes a little program. "Well, but foreign language?" the totally amazed director asks. "Meow!" says the dog.

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    Useful Website

(Dr Surendernikhil Gupta)

KidSurvival

Malaria In Brazil/Malaria In India

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=338

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Vitamin B1, Plasma

Thiamine, or thiamin, sometimes called aneurin, is a water–soluble vitamin of the B complex (vitamin B1), whose phosphate derivatives are involved in many cellular processes. Thiamine deficiency can lead to myriad problems including neurodegeneration, wasting and death.

  • A lack of thiamine can be caused by malnutrition, a diet high in thiaminase–rich foods (raw freshwater fish, raw shellfish, ferns) and/or foods high in anti–thiamine factors (tea, coffee, betel nuts) and by grossly impaired nutritional status associated with chronic diseases, such as alcoholism, gastrointestinal diseases, HIV–AIDS, and persistent vomiting.
  • It is thought that many people with diabetes have a deficiency of thiamine and that this may be linked to some of the complications that can occur.
  • Well–known syndromes caused by thiamine deficiency include beriberi and Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome, diseases also common with chronic alcoholism.
 
    Medi Finance Update

(Dr GM Singh)

Fixed Maturity Plans
Superior returns: FMP’s invest mainly in rated debt instruments where returns may be higher, an attractive option for risk–averse investors.

 
    Drug Update

List of Approved Drug From 01.01.2010 TO 31.8.2010

Drug Name

Indication

DCI Approval Date

Lapatinib Ditosylate Tablets 250mg (addl. Indication)

In combination with letrozole for the treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor positive metastatic breast cancer that overexpresses the HER2 receptor for whom hormonal therapy is indicated.

10/05/2010

 
    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

Reproductive effects of treatment of CIN

The risk of preterm delivery may increase in women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) who undergo more than one cervical conization. A retrospective study reported that, compared to women with one prior conization, the risk of preterm delivery increased three–fold in women with two prior conizations.

(Dr Vinay Sakhuja)

Latin Quotes

A bove majori discit arare minor

The young ox learns how to plough from the older.

 
  SMS of the Day

(By Dr GM Singh)

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

 
    Readers Response
  1. Dear Dr Aggarwal, I was suprised to see the poor attendace of Members while the question hour debate was going on For Clinic and Hospital Establishment bill in Rajya Sabha on 15.3.11. The bill is going to affect all of us. Already lots of problems are being faced by medical profession and we don’t have enough learned members at least to discuss the issue. Today, Indian Express says that the health minister wants to fix the rate for various surgical procedures depending on facilities provided by the hospitals. Now the whole profession is going to be regulated by govt agencies. Now the doctors are told – to take a contract rather than treat!. Fortunately the health is state subject and many of the states will take a different view. I wish the IMA and its different branches enlighten the state govts about the pros and cons of this legislation. May good sense prevail with the Union Health minister and he listens to IMA. Sincerely, Dr R S Bajaj.
  2. Dear Dr. Aggarwal Thanks for your support for putting the information circular in e–medinews. Dr. Parashar
 
    Corrigendum

The 18th March (Thursday) issue of eMedinewS carried a wrong information under the column Drug Update.

The corrected version is reproduced hereunder.

Drug Update

List of approved drugs from 01.01.2010 to 31.8.2010

Drug Name

Indication

DCI Approval Date

Cefixime 100mg/200mg + Ofloxacin 100mg/200mg Tablets

For the treatment of patients with typhoid fever and urinary tract infection in adults

26/04/2010

We sincerely regret this error: eMedinewS

 
    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

Heart patients Beware of Bhang

Heart patients should not take Bhang as it can precipitate increase in heart rate and sudden rise in blood pressure, said Dr. K.K. Aggarwal Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee and President Heart Care Foundation of India.

Those who are socially committed should consult their doctor. Pre–treatment with propranolol, a beta–blocker can block the cardiovascular effects of marijuana. It can prevent the learning impairment and, to a lesser degree, the characteristic subjective experience.

Marijuana is known to induce a typical subjective state ("high") with marked increases in heart rate, blood pressure and conjunctival infection. It impairs performance on a learning test without significantly affecting attention.

About Bhang

Bhang is a traditional Indian beverage made of cannabis mixed with various herbs and spices, which has been popular in India for ages. It is a less powerful preparation than Ganja, which is prepared from flowering plants for smoking and eating.

Charas, more potent than either Bhang or Ganja, is made from cannabis flower tops harvested at full bloom.

Charas, which is thickened with sticky resin, is nearly as potent as the concentrated cannabis resin preparations called hashish.

 
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    Situation Vacant

Vacancy for a post of Consultant in Pediatric ICU at Medanta – The Medicity Hospital, Sector –38, Gurgaon.
Interested candidates may please contact: drneelam@yahoo.com/9811043475.
*Eligibility: Post M /DNB/ DCH

 
    Forthcoming Events

eMedinewS Events: Register at emedinews@gmail.com

March 25–27, 2011, 2nd Delhi Knee Course, at Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research. Dr. J. Maheshwari of Knee & Shoulder Clinic is the Course Director. Faculty includes knee surgeons from Switzerland, Austria, Singapore and US, in addition to experienced Indian surgeons. Contact 9717133885, 9811109833.

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March 26–27, 2011, CME on Pediatric Hepatology – 2011 In association with Gastroenterology Chapter of IAP
Auditorium, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurgaon; Organizing Chairperson Dr Neelam Mohan, Director, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology. No registration fee. Prior registration is must. For More information please contact: 09971018789/ 09717840850/ 09999669415/ 09899996682. Click

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Sunday 3rd April, 2011, World Fellowships of Religions and Perfect Health Parade First ever Conference which will talk about science behind all Religions, Dharmas and Pathies under one roof on Global Warming, Ethnic Crises, How to be Healthy
Venue: Maulana Azad Medical College Auditorium, New Delhi;Time: 8 AM – 4 PM.
Parade through tableaus to be flagged off at 10 am from outside MAMC to move till 5 pm on different predefined routes in Delhi to create awareness about health matters.
Parade Route: Vikas Marg – Shahdara – Seemapuri – Guru Tegh Bhadur Hospital – Seelampur Pusta – Gandhinagar, to ISBT Kashmiri Gate – Civil Lines – Delhi University North Campus – Azadpur – Punjabi Bagh – Mayapuri – Raja Garden – Janakpuri – Tilak Nagar – Tihar Jail Road – Delhi Cantt. – R.K Puram – Munirka – IIT Gate – Panchsheel Park – Chirag Delhi Flyover – Nehru Place – Modi Mill Flyover – Ashram – Nizamuddin – Sunder Nagar – Pragati Maidan – ITO – finally culminate at Maulana Azad Medical College at 4pm. Full day conference on ethnic crisis and global warming. Pre lunch session to be addressed by religious representatives who would talk on what each religion has to say. Post lunch to be addressed by doctors from all streams of medicinal practice (allopathy, ISM)
Register: rekhapapola@gmail.com

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April 16–17, 2011, National Conference on Gynae–Endocrinology–2011 under aegis of FOGSI, ICOG and AOGD , Focus on newer advances in management of endocrinal problems in gynaecology with emphasis on PCOS, hyperprolactinemia, amenorrhoea, hormonal contraception. Gyne– endocrinology is a topic of high importance especially for practitioner. Detailed programme http://www.aiims.edu and http://www.aiims.ac.in
For details please contact: Prof Alka Kriplani, Organizing Chairperson, 9810828717 kriplanialka@gmail.com/Dr Nutan Agarwal, organizing Secretary, 9810107464/9868397310 nutan.agarwal1@gmail.com

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May 7–8, 2011, National Seminar On Stress Prevention
A Stress Prevention Residential Seminar cum spiritual retreat with Dr KK Aggarwal and Experts from Brahma Kumaris.
Co–organizers: eMedinews, Brahma Kumaris, Heart Care Foundation of India, IMA New Delhi Branch and IMA Janak Puri Branch, IMSA (Delhi Chapter)
Venue: Om Shanti Retreat Centre, National Highway 8, Bilaspur Chowk, Pataudi Road, Near Manesar.
Timings: Saturday 7th May (2 pm onwards) and Sunday 8th May (7 am–4 pm). There will be no registration charges, limited rooms, kindly book in advance; stay and food (satvik) will be provided. Voluntary contributions welcome. For booking e–mail and SMS to Dr KK Aggarwal: 9899974439, emedinews@gmail.com, rekhapapola@gmail.com; BK Sapna: 9811796962, bksapna@hotmail.com

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September 30 – October 02, 2011;XVIth World Congress on Cardiology, Echocardiography & Allied Imaging Techniques Venue: The Leela Kempinski, Delhi (NCR), September 29, 2011: A unique & highly educative Pre–Conference CME, International & national icons in the field of cardiology & echocardiography will form the teaching faculty.
Highlights of Pre – Conference CME: Case based learning experience & audience interaction, Maximum 250 delegates for CME will be accepted, who will be divided in 5 batches and will rotate to different halls every 90 minutes. The topics are:(A) Right heart pressures & functions (From basics to newer methods (RV anatomy, echo views, echo assessment of RV function, prognostic impact of RV function) (B) Carotid Doppler: How do I assess and interpret in my daily practice.: Technical tips (Anatomy of the vessel, views of ultrasound scanning, Normal & abnormal Doppler hemodynamics, how to measure IMT) (C) Valvular stenosis: Assessment, limitations and their solution: (Anatomy of the valves, 2–D findings of stenotic lesions, quantitation of lesion, limitations) (D) How do I assess and report ventricular dyssynchrony in my lab. (What is ventricular dyssynchrony, what are the types of dyssynchrony, in whom, when & why do we assess it, various echo methods to assess it ) (E) Live 3–D Echo: Protocol for acquisition. How to slice and get full information. Aim is that by end of the day, every participant is well conversant with all the topics.
Dr (Col) S.K. Parashar, President, e–mail: drparashar@yahoo.com, Mob:09810146231/Dr Rakesh Gupta, Secretary General, email:jrop2001@yahoo.com, Mob:09811013246
worldcon2011@in.kyoni.com, www.worldcon2011.org

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