eMedinewS19th October 2013, Saturday

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

Dr KK Aggarwal

President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist & Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Editor in Chief IJCP Group, National Vice President Elect, Indian Medical Association; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council, Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy (March 10–13); 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);
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IBD linked to heart disease

Inflammatory bowel disease is associated with increased risks for stroke, myocardial infarction, and ischemic heart disease, particularly in women.

A meta–analysis and systematic review has shown that increased odds for cerebrovascular accidents including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke –– and for ischemic heart disease according to Siddharth Singh, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues.

These risks are specifically elevated in women versus men, with women having a 28% increased odds of cerebrovascular events and a 26% increased odds of ischemic heart disease.

The study was presented in a poster presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting in San Diego.

cpr10 Mantra 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 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute."

VIP’s on CPR 10 Mantra Video
Ringtone – CPR 10 Mantra Hindi
Ringtone – CPR 10 Mantra English

Can A Mantra Or Sound Be Used As A Medicine?

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The answer is yes. The difference between a Mantra and a sound is that Mantra sound is an energized sound with medicinal values. There are many aspects of Mantra as a sound:

1. The type of sound matters. It is a well known that chanting of vowel sounds produces interleukin 2 in the body which has the same action as that of aspirin and works like a natural pain killer.

Chanting of nasal consonants produces delta activity in the EEG and has similar action like tranquilizers. Chanting of other consonants has different actions in the body for example chanting of LUM reduces

fear, VUM reduces attachments, RUM reduces doubt, YUM increases love, HUM increases truthfulness and AUM non–judgmental activities.

2. Mantra sounds can be vibratory or non–vibratory. Vibratory sounds use nasal consonants and vibrate bones starting from mandible, spine, and the automatic plexus lying along the spine. Chanting of nasal consonants leads to parasympathetic state.

3. Any Mantra chanting associated with reduced respiratory rate leads to parasympathetic state of the body. Ideal is to reduce the respiratory rate to 4 per minute and then continue it for next 20 minutes that means 80 breathes in 20 minutes. This can be done by chanting for exam-le the whole Gayatri mantra in on respiratory cycle.

4. How does one chant also matters? The yogic way of chanting is when the mind is in mantra or the chanting. This leads to deeper relaxation.

5. Whether you chant with the understanding the meaning of the Mantra or not also matters? If you do that the chanting benefits will be more. Foreigners do not understand the meaning of Indian Mantras but yet they get benefits. But if they chant with understanding the meaning of the Mantra, the health benefits will be more.

6. Chanting a mantra with its meaning in the mind invokes the power of intention. It’s like getting connected to any search engine on the internet and typing your query. Your consciousness in our body is the internet and the intention the search button.

7. Chanting a mantra with its meaning in the mind also results in emotions and expressions which have an added advantage.

8. Overtone chanting has additional benefits. The new sound heals not only those who are chanting but also those who are listening and bystanders.

9. Group chanting is more powerful. If 1% population chants together, rest 99% also gets the benefits.

10. One can also do distance healing by chanting at a far distance. The only way one can explain this is by understanding consciousness as an internet cum social site model. In this understanding each one of us has our page in the internet (soul) as well as a page in the cloud internet (spirit). All our pages are connected with every person in this earth through the cloud internet. People can chant at a distance and their audio file with intent automatically gets posted on their soul internet and the cloud internet. The person for whom we are prayer chanting gets the benefit whenever he is connected to the cloud internet.

11. During chanting the mind diverts. Continuously chanting of Mantra for 12 seconds means concentration, 12×12 seconds is contemplation and 144×144 seconds is meditation. So by concentrating on the object of concentration, the mantra, one can avoid diversion of the mind.

12. The intensity or the loudness of the chanting sound also matter Higher the loudness less will be the effects. Japa meditation involves two hours of Mantra chanting to get the benefit. In a non Japa meditation, these benefits can be acquired in 20 minutes. Thoughtless chanting is more powerful than verbal Mantra chanting. Vipasana is chanting without Mantra where you are just aware of the breath and one has to do this type of meditation for hours together to get the benefit.

13. In Chautha or Teravi (mourning period), we have one hour of sangeet, or chanting of Mantra or prayers. This helps relax the mind, shifts one from sympathetic to parasympathetic mode. In the initial 15 minutes, there is sympathetic over activity and the person is restless. As the time passes, parasympathetic state takes over and by the time one hour is over, parasympathetic state is at its full blown activity and at that time getting connected to cloud internet is easier.

Full attending for one hour of Chautha ceremony is only for those who are connected to the dead person and want to get distressed. These people have empathy for the diseased person. Those who have sympathy mostly show up before or after the Chautha ceremony to complete their formality.

In Chautha, we say that Bhagwan Uski Aatma Ko Shanti De. God will forgive him only if the soul is under distress which can only happen if there are some non–fulfilled desires and these desires will always be linked to a particular person. Therefore, only those who have guilt will feel that the diseased person’s soul is not at rest.

In a Chautha ceremony one can only remove this guilt in the parasympathetic phase towards the end of the Chautha ritual and seeks forgive and forgiveness.

14. In different religions, this has different implications. In Hinduism, we only attend Chautha of whom we know but in Islam people attend the mourning ceremony of people whom they not even know. They believe in mass prayers and pray for the soul of the diseased person. In Islam this mass prayer message gets written on the cloud internet and has mass effect in the community.

In Islam, a person usually says Mein khuda se tumhare liye dua mangunga. It is possible for them as they do Namaz prayer five times in a day and when they ask for Dua for someone they put the intent in the cloud internet which can be retrieved by others.

In Christians, it is different. The dying patients or the relations ask the doctors and others to pray with them and not only for them.

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Choose a habit

Old, destructive habits can feel very comfortable, at least for the moment. Over time, however, those negative habits can waste an enormous part of your life, or worse.

The good news is that you can build positive, empowering habits that will soon feel just as comfortable and familiar as the old negative ones. It takes effort and commitment, and a little discomfort, yet it is well worth all that.

Instead of habits that waste your time and burden your life, you can choose habits that push you steadily forward. Instead of slowly creating heartache and disappointment, you can be steadfastly creating success and achievement.

Time can be your enemy or your friend, depending on what you do with each little moment. Make the choice, and put forth the effort, to make each moment count for something positive and meaningful.

Choose a habit that brings you down and replace it with one that lifts you up. Make it your goal to make achievement your default mode.

Some of the most powerful things you do are the things you do by habit. So choose to direct all that power in a positive, life–enriching direction.

News Around The Globe

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With profound grief and sorrow, we inform you sudden demise of Dr. H.S Rissam Former Board of Governor MCI We sincerely pray to almighty God that his soul may rest in peace in heaven and gives courage to his family to be this irreparable loss.

Accreditation No Longer Needed for Bariatric Surgery Centers

WASHINGTON –– The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services eliminated a certification requirement for facilities that provide bariatric surgery procedures.

Quality of Life Better With Both CABG and PCI

Both coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous coronary intervention with drug–eluting stents resulted in dramatic improvements in quality of life among diabetic patients with multivessel disease, a subanalysis of the FREEDOM trial showed.

ICU Handoff Checklist Boosts Patient Safety

NEW ORLEANS –– The use of a standardized template during the transfer of neuroscience ICU patients to hospital services resulted in better medication reconciliation, and less time with a urinary catheter, researchers reported here.

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Rabies News (Dr. A K Gupta)

Is there carrier state of rabies in dogs?

A carrier state of rabies in dogs/cats has not yet been conclusively proven and established.

cardiology news
  • A retrospective study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that over the long term, the best of three operative approaches for patients with severe carotid and coronary artery disease (CAD) also happens to be the one that is least available to them. Patients who underwent carotid artery stenting followed a few weeks later by open heart surgery (a ‘staged’ procedure) had a lower risk of the composite primary endpoint of all–cause death, stroke, or myocardial infarction (MI) than those who underwent staged carotid endarterectomy followed by open heart surgery (CEA–OHS) or those who had CEA–OHS performed on the same day (a "combined’ procedure). The relative reduced risk over a period longer than 1 year was 67% for staged stenting compared with staged endarterectomy, and 65% for staged stenting versus the combined procedure. (Source: Medpage Today)
  • Findings from the General Reproductive Assistance and Vascular Illness Study (GRAVID) suggest that women who gave birth after receiving fertility therapy had about half the risk of CVD or death in the subsequent decade as compared with women who gave birth without this therapy. The study also confirmed that fertility therapy increased the odds of short–term pregnancy complications such as maternal metabolic syndrome (gestational diabetes and hypertension). GRAVID is the first large, population–based study to assess long–term risk of CVD following fertility therapy. (Source: Medscape)
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  • An FDA Panel has voted to allow triamcinolone acetonide (TAA) nasal metered–dose spray (Nasacort, sanofi–aventis) to be switched from prescription to over–the–counter (OTC), but with the proviso that the product label must clearly reflect the risk for slowing of growth in children, among other concerns. The indication is the same it now has as a prescription product "for the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis for the temporary relief of hay fever and other respiratory allergies (nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose)." (Source: Medscape)
  • Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad launched the National Teeka Express, an initiative to protect children from life–threatening diseases in Rajasthan’s Alwar district as reported in PTI, August 1, 2013. "Vaccines of seven deadly diseases will be distributed in villages and hamlets under this scheme. This affirms our commitment to vaccinate children in remote areas," Azad said during the inauguration ceremony of the programme.
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Jalneti Linked to Rare Brain Disease

A rare brain disease previously seen mainly in swimmers is now turning up in some people who do Jalneti.
Jonathan S. Yoder, MSW, MPH, an epidemiologist from the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, and colleagues studied 2 cases of primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) that occurred in patients who irrigated their sinuses with neti pots and contaminated tap water. The authors report their findings in an article published online August 23 in Clinical Infectious Diseases. (Medscape)

PAM is caused by Naegleria fowleri, a free–living ameba that feeds on bacteria and is often found in natural bodies of warm freshwater. It thrives in warm water (up to 45°C) and most often infects swimmers by traveling up the nose, along the olfactory nerve, through the cribriform plate, and to the brain, killing its victim within about 5 days.

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20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2013 – Divya Jyoti Interschool Health Festival and Harmony Interschool Health Festival

Divya Jyoti Interschool Health Festival will be organized on Friday, 25th October, 2013 at Constitution Club of India as a part of 20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela.

Over 2000 nurses from various schools and colleges from NCR will participate.

There will be special skits on health and competitions like health model, poster cum slogan, collage making.

There will also be debate on Nurses the answer to shortage of doctors in PHCs

Giving the details Padma Shri and Dr. B C Roy National Awardee, Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India said that nurses are the backbone of the society and need to be taught and trained in community services.

Dr. Aggarwal said that infotainment and stress management is equally necessary for doctors and nurses.

Harmony Interschool Health Festival

Dr Aggarwal said that Harmony Interschool Health Festival wilol also be organised in the forthcoming Health Mela where more than 2000 school children will participate in various interschool competitions. The competition will include painting and slogan (theme – sudden death is reversible), health model display (theme – How to revive after different type of sudden death), Skit (theme – cause of sudden death) and folk dance (theme – Celebrations after a dead person is revived). There will be special workshop for teachers on Communication Skills. There will be special classes for children and teachers on Cardiology Pulmonary Resuscitation.

Dr. Aggarwal said that there is a disturbing trend of late which has shown that incidence of obesity is increasing amongst school children. There is a rising trend of eating refined carbohydrates leading to pot belly obesity. For school children, there will be special classes on first aid and Diwali first aid.

About HCFI: The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National Commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on" Hands only CPR" of 63425 people since 1st November 2012.

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 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute."

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Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal with zee team over a workshop

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eMedi Quiz

Read this…………………

In all of the following conditions neuraxial blockade is absolutely contraindicated, except:

1.Patient refusal.
3.Severe hypovolemia.
4.Pre–existing neurological deficits.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: The nerve commonly damaged during McBurney’s incision is:

3.11th Thoracic.
4.10th thoracic.

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: 2.Iliohypogastric.

Correct answers received from: Dr shashi saini, Prabha Sanghi, Dr. P. C. Das, daivadheenam, Dr. V.P. Thakral, Dr.K.Raju, Dr.Raghavendra Jayesh, Dr.K.V.Sarma, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Dr Raghavendra Singh, Abhay Naik, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, DR AVTAR KRISHAN, Dr MONICA GANDHI, Dr Arpan Gandhi, pushpa, Dr Kanta jain,Dr B K Agarwal, Dr U. Gaur, Dr.A.K.GAJJAR, Dr Prakash Khalap, Dr. V.P. Thakral

Answer for 17th October Mind Teaser: 4.Inferior mesenteric vein.

Correct answers received from: Dr. P. C. Das, Dr. V.P. Thakral, Dr Arpan Gandhi

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

medicolegal update

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Getting Dressed

Hospital regulations required a wheelchair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman – already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet – who insisted he didn’t need my help to leave the hospital.

After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him.

"I don’t know," he said. "She’s still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown."

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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 a patient with fever and cough is not given antibiotics as presence of cough is mostly due to viral infection.

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A successful person is one who can lay a solid foundation from the bricks what others have thrown at them.

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Dr KK Aggarwal: Low BP may be normal By Dr K K Aggarwal http://bit.ly/15Lvpwx #Health

Dr Deepak Chopra: Those who make wise choices in life should wind up happier & more successful http://tinyurl.com/kqlhghj

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