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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 …

1st January, 2011, Saturday                                eMedinewS Presents Audio News of the Day

2nd eMedinewS – revisiting 2010 at http://www.docconnect.com on 9th January 2011

For regular emedinews updates follow at www.twitter.com/DrKKAggarwal

eMedinewS Wishes All its Readers a Very Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year

New Year Greetings across the Globe

Afgani: Saale Nao Mubbarak Arabic: Kul 'am wa antum bikhair
Bengali: Shuvo Nabo Barsho Chinese: Xin Nian Kuai Le
Dutch: Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!! French: Bonne Annee
German: Prosit Neujahr Greek: Kenourios Chronos
Gujarati: Nutan Varshbhinandan Hindi:
Hong Kong (Cantonese): Sun Leen Fai Lok Indonesian: Selamat Tahun Baru
Iranian: Sal -e- no mobarak Italian: Felice anno nuovo
Japan: Akimashite Omedetto Gozaimasu Kannada: Hosa Varushadha Shubhashayagalu
Korea: Saehae Bock Mani ba deu sei yo! Marathi :Nveen Varshachy Shubhechcha
Malayalam: Puthuvatsara Aashamsakal Mizo: Kum Thar Chibai
Nepal: Nawa Barsha ko Shuvakamana Pashto: Nawai Kall Mo Mubarak Shah
Persian: Sal -e- no mobarak Philippines: Manigong Bagong Taon!
Punjabi: Nave sal di Mubarak Russian: S Novim Godom
Sindhi: Nayou Saal Mubbarak Hoje Singhalese: Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa
Spanish: Feliz Ano ~Nuevo Tamil: Eniya Puthandu Nalvazhthukkal
Telegu: Noothana samvatsara shubhakankshalu Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai
Turkish: Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun Urdu: Naya Saal Mubbarak Ho

Renal protection in diabetes: lessons from ONTARGET

  1. Hypertension is an important independent risk factor for renal disease.
  2. If hypertension and chronic renal disease co-exist, as is common in patients with diabetes mellitus, the risk of cardiovascular disease is heightened.
  3. The importance of rigorous blood pressure (BP) control is recognized in current guidelines, with a recommended target of office BP of < 130/80 mmHg; although ambulatory BP may be more appropriate in order to identify the 24 – hour hypertensive burden.
  4. Even lower BP may further reduce the progression of chronic kidney disease, but the incidence of cardiovascular events may increase.
  5. Albuminuria not only indicates renal damage, but is also a powerful predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality at least in patients with high cardiovascular risk and potentially pre–existing vascular damage.
  6. Management of the multiple factors for renal and cardiovascular disease is mandatory in the diabetic patient.
  7. The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays a pivotal role in the progression of renal disease, as well as in hypertension and target-organ damage.
  8. The use of agents that target the RAS confer renoprotection in addition to antihypertensive activity.
  9. There is extensive evidence of the renoprotective effect of angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), and specifically telmisartan.
  10. In addition to providing 24-hour BP control, clinical studies in patients with diabetes show that telmisartan improves renal endothelial function, prevents progression from microalbuminuria to macroalbuminuria, slows the decline in glomerular filtration rate and reduces proteinuria in overt nephropathy.
  11. These effects cannot be solely attributed to BP control. In contrast to other members of the ARB class, the renoprotective effect of telmisartan is not confined to the management of diabetic nephropathy; slowing the progression of albuminuria has been demonstrated in the ONgoing Telmisartan Alone and in combination with Ramipril Global Endpoint Trial (ONTARGET), which included diabetic and non-diabetic patients at high risk of cardiovascular events.

(Ref: Ritz E, Schmieder R, Pollock C. Cardiovascular Diabetology 2010;9(1):60)

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  eMedinewS Audio PostCard

  Happy New Year 2011

 

Audio PostCard
 
  Quote of the Day

(By Dr Prachi Garg)

"Here’s to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold."

 
    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

eMedinewS Excellence Award – 2009

Dr Anupam Sibal was presented with “eMedinewS Distinguished Speaker of the Year 2009” Award during the 1st eMedinewS revisiting CME.

 
Dr K K Aggarwal
 
    National News

Certificate courses in 2D and 3D Echocardiography/Fellowship Diploma in non invasive cardiology

Contact Dr KK Aggarwal, Moolchand Medcity, email: emedinews@gmail.com

eMedinewS Revisiting 2010 to have a live webcast

eMedinewS Revisiting 2010 will have a live webcast on www.docconnect.com on 9th January, 2010. Those who will not be able to attend the conference can watch the proceedings live on the website. The webcast was a great success last year. The conference will have eminent speakers. Look out for the program details in the forthcoming editions of eMedinewS. We expect 1000 doctors to attend conference live and 1000 doctors to see it through the website.

Hunger, malnutrition major challenges for India: IFPRI chief

Prof Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC, said that hunger and malnutrition continued to be challenging problems among 29 countries of the world, and India was one of them. As such, food and nutrition availability should be the major development goals in the national policy of these developing nations. Delivering a special lecture on the second day of the 93rd annual conference of the Indian Economic Association (IEA) organised by the Panjab University, Prof Shenggen said agriculture–led growth was more pro–nutrition and priorities must be country–specific. In the Indian context, agricultural growth especially in vegetable, fruit and dairy products was needed. (Source: The Indian Express, December 29, 2010)

Hospital managemet course at IIM-Ahmedabad

AHMEDABAD: The Indian institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) on Tuesday began an elective course in hospital management. With this, the premier business school in the city becomes the first among the nine IIMs in the country to offer an elective course in this special subject. (Source: The Times of India, Dec 30, 2010)

 
    International News

(Contributed by Rajat Bhatnagar, International Sports & Fitness Distribution, LLC http://www.isfdistribution.com)

Less activity, more food, driving up male obesity in UK

Medical News Today recently reported that being less active and eating more food has led to the average UK male weighing over a stone more in 2000 than he did in 1986, reflecting a rising trend in obesity rates. This was the conclusion of a British Heart Foundation–funded study led by Dr Peter Scarborough of the Department of Public Health at Oxford University and published in the British Journal of Nutrition. It reflects a rising trend in obesity rates: 25% of men in England were classed as obese in 2008, compared with only 7% in 1986/87.

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Preoperative dexamethasone reduces post mastectomy nausea, pain

A study of women undergoing mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer published online December 23 in BMC Cancer states that preoperative dexamethasone infusion has been associated with lower rates of pain, nausea, and vomiting. In the study, the patients were given IV dexamethasone 8 mg or a placebo an hour before skin incision.

Translabial USG aids in labor assessment

According to researchers, intrapartum translabial ultrasound (ITU) appears to be an effective way to monitor birth progress in term fetuses in cephalic presentation. The findings were reported in BJOG online November 18th.

One incision as good as four for laparoscopic cholecystectomy

A retrospective study of less than 100 patients reports that single–incision laparoscopic surgery is as effective and safe as as the standard 4–port laparoscopic approach. The study is reported in the December Archives of Surgery.

Simple prediction rule may identify infants at risk for RSV LRTI

The results of the prospective Prognostic Birth Cohort Study reported online December 27 in Pediatrics conclude that a simple prediction rule can identify healthy newborns at risk for outpatient–treated respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI). According to the researchers, the risk of RSV LRTI was 10 times higher for children who attended day care, had older siblings, had high parental educational levels, had birth weights of >4 kg, and were born between April and September, compared with children without these factors.

 
    Infertility Update

Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Infertility and IVF Specialist Max Hospital; Director Precious Baby Foundation

Is there anything women should beware of?

Beware of "fertility specialists" who deliver babies. Beware of doctors who dismiss your concerns or take the attitude that he/she knows best what’s best for you. Beware of doctors who don’t respond to your questions or return your calls. Beware of doctors who focus on the services offered their clinics even though your reading has alerted you to a treatment appropriate for your diagnosis that isn’t mentioned. Most of all, beware of being complacent. You are your own best advocate, and it is your responsibility to educate yourself. There are so many sources of good information about the treatment and prevention of infertility, use them. Ask your doctor questions. Participate in your own treatment plan. Be in charge of your own fertility.

For queries contact: banerjee.kaberi@gmail.com

 
    Hepatology Update

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

What are the clinical manifestations of Wilsons disease?

Hepatic

  • Asymptomatic hepatomegaly, Isolated splenomegaly
  • Persistently elevated serum aminotransferase activity (AST, ALT)
  • Fatty liver
  • Acute hepatitis
  • Mimicking autoimmune hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis: compensated or decompensated
  • Acute liver failure

Neurological

  • Movement disorders (tremor, involuntary movements)
  • Drooling, dysarthria, dysautonomia
  • Rigid dystonia
  • Pseudobulbar palsy
  • Migraine headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Seizures

Psychiatric

  • Depression
  • Neurotic behaviours
  • Personality changes
  • Psychosis

Other systems

  • Ocular: Kayser–Fleischer rings, sunflower cataracts
  • Cutaneous: lunulae ceruleae
  • Renal abnormalities: aminoaciduria and nephrolithiasis
  • Skeletal abnormalities: premature osteoporosis and arthritis
  • Cardiomyopathy, dysrhythmias
  • Pancreatitis
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Menstrual irregularities; infertility, repeated miscarriages
 
    Medicolegal Update

Dr Sudhir Gupta, Associate Professor, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS

Bolam Vs. Friern Hospital Management Committee 1957

Test for establishing medical negligence

  • The doctor is required to exercise the ordinary skill of a competent doctor in his field. He must exercise this skill in accordance with a reasonable body of medical opinion skilled in the area of medicine.
  • According to the Bolman test, negligence is the genus of which rashness is the species.
  • The latest trend of prosecution of the doctors, the term criminal negligence has come to light, which means recklessly acting without reasonable caution, hurting another person at risk of injury or death by negligence.
  • This applies to a medical practitioner when he shows gross negligence in his treatment, boding to severe injury or even death. He should not be held liable criminally for the patient’s death unless his negligence shows such regard for the life and safety of the patient as to amount to a crime.
  • The most important criterion is the degree of negligence required to prosecute them under the charge of criminal negligence, which should be gross or even high degree.
  • The jurisprudential concept of negligence differs in civil and criminal law. Negligence which is neither gross nor of a high degree may provide a ground for action in civil law but cannot form the basis for prosecution in criminal law.
 
    Men’s health: Preventing your top 10 threats (Mayo Clinic)

Kidney disease

Kidney failure is often a complication of diabetes or high blood pressure. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, follow your doctor’s treatment suggestions. In addition:

  • Eat a healthy diet. Limit the amount of salt you consume.
  • Include physical activity in your daily routine.
  • Lose excess pounds, if you’re overweight.
  • Take medications as prescribed.
 
    Legal Question of the Day

(Contributed by Dr MC Gupta, Advocate)

Q. A patient was advised admission but he declined to be admitted. His condition deteriorates. He files a complaint against the doctor alleging negligence, saying that the doctor should have advised admission but he never did so. The doctor has a carbon copy of the prescription given to the patient where he has written that "Advised admission. Refused". It does not bear the signature of the patient. What is its legal validity?

A. It may have some validity but the patient is likely to say that:

  • He was not given any prescription slip at all.
    OR
  • He has lost the slip but it did not contain the words "Advised admission. Refused" and that these words have been added later on.

It is advisable that the refusal should be signed by the patient. If he refuses to sign, this fact should be testified by somebody else such as another doctor or staff member.

 
    Medilaw – Medicolegal Judgement

(Dr KK Aggarwal)

Real consent of UK

According to Department of Health, U.K. consent is the voluntary and continuing permission of the patient to receive a particular treatment based on an adequate knowledge of the purpose nature and likely risks of the treatment including the likelihood of its success and any alternatives to it. Permission given under any unfair or undue pressure is not consent. The elements of consent are defined with reference to the patient and a consent is considered to be valid and ‘real’ when

  • The patient gives it voluntarily without any coercion;
  • The patient has the capacity and competence to give consent; and
  • The patient has the minimum of adequate level of information about the nature of the procedure to which he is consenting to.

(Source: Supreme Court of India: Samira Kohli Vs. Dr. Prabha Manchanda. Ref: 2008 vol2 SCC @ pg1)

 
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    Epatient

"e–patient" … The Impatient Patient

Dr. Parveen Bhatia: MS, FRCS (Eng.), FICS, FIAGES (Hon.), FMAS, FIMSA, Chairman, Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Consultant Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon & Medical Director, Global Hospital & Endosurgery Institute, New Delhi

Dr. Pulkit Nandwani: MD, DMAS (WALS), DMAS (CICE, France), Associate Consultant Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic surgeon, Bhatia Global Hospital & Endosurgery Institute, New Delhi

Advantages of "e–patients"

Most of the doctors have underestimated the benefits and overestimated the risks of online health resources for patients. The many benefits of internet savvy patients are routinely overlooked. Patients who use the Internet to look for health information are more likely to ask more specific and informed questions of their doctors. They comply with prescribed treatment plans also in a better way. Doctors have found that it may take less time to explain complex medical information to Internet users than to non–users.

 
    Ethical earning

What is reimbursable to a doctor?

If a general practitioner accompanies a patient for a test, the GP is entitled for his/her fees.

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone ( A.C.T.H.)

To help diagnose adrenal and pituitary diseases such as Cushing’s syndrome, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, adrenal tumors, and pituitary tumors.

    Medi Finance Update

(By CA Arun Kishore, Arun Kishore & Co., Chartered Accountants)

One can claim expenses for two to three personal attendants (no names or addresses are asked for). Under Rule 2BB, all labor allowances are exempted. Can expenses of attendants be included in the claim leave travel expenses?

Yes, Leave Travel Assistance if any availed by any employee for himself and/or for his family members is exempt twice in a block of four calendar years commencing from the calendar year 1986. Claim is subject to certain other conditions as specified under rule 2(b) of the IT Rules 1962. Leave Travel Assistance can only be claimed for self and family members of the employee and not for the expenses of any attendant.

1) As per section 10(14) of the IT Act, Special Allowances if any, paid by the employer which are not covered as perquisite u/s 17(2) of the Act and which are granted to meet expenses wholly, necessarily and exclusively incurred in the performance of duty of an office or an employment of profit to the extent actually incurred are allowable as deduction. Rule 2BB of the IT Rules under clause 1(d) includes expenditure incurred on a helper where such helper is engaged for performance for duties of an office or employment of profit.

Thus where the employer is satisfied that a helper is necessary for the performance of duties of an employee and an allowance is specifically given which is actually incurred (vouchers with complete supporting evidence are filed) the said allowance can be claimed as deduction out of the salary income of the said employee.

 
    Drug Update

List of Approved drugs from 01.01.2010 TO 30.4.2010

Drug Name

Indication

DCI Approval Date

Cinnarizine 20mg + Dimenhydrinate 40mg tablets

For the treatment of vertigo

3–Feb–10

 
    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

Seasonal influenza vaccine

Vaccination with recent seasonal influenza vaccines induced little or no cross–reactive antibody response to 2009 H1N1 in any age group.

 
    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient with hypertension had non–responding cough.
Dr. Bad: Take an X–ray.
Dr. Good: Stop ACE inhibitors.
Lesson: The commonest cause of cough in a patient with high blood pressure is the intake of ace inhibitors.

Make Sure

Situation: A 62–year–old diabetic with coronary artery disease, on treatment for the same, comes for follow up.
Rection: Oh my God! Why was he not put on antioxidants?
Lasson: Make Sure to add antioxidants to the prescription because of their free radical scavenging and other beneficial effects.

 
    Lighter Side of Reading

An Inspirational Story
(Contributed by Dr Prabha Sanghi)

Hospital window

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.

Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window. The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside. The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man couldn’t hear the band – he could see it. In his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words. Days and weeks passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed. It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.

She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you."

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Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

MAKE – MAKE = ZERO

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: "I right I"
Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Right between the eyes

Correct answers received from: Dr.K.V.Sarma, Dr.(Maj. Gen.) Anil Bairaria, Dr Sudipto Samaddar, Dr C.Vaishnavi, Dr.K.Raju, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr Neelam Nath, Dr. Rajshree Aggarwal

Answer for 30th December Mind Teaser: "Partridge in a pair (of) tree(s)"
Correct answers received from: Dr Anupam

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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Laugh a While
(Contributed by Dr Mukul Tiwari)

On a Plumber’s truck:
"We repair what your husband fixed."

 
    Readers Responses
  1. Sir, Recently my colleague who was working in our department resigned from the post of Assistant Professor. He had the habit of using abusive language esp. with residents and nurses. On the day he left, after obtaining the relieving order in the hand, he sent a mass mail to all the staff of our institute with derogatory remarks on our department and about me in abusive language admixed with frank vulgar words (which I cannot write to you here). Is there any provision in law to file a suit for defamation based on his email? He did not reveal his whereabouts to anyone about where he is going to join. There is a possibility he would have even left to job abroad. If there any means to drag him back to the country for starting the law suit. Please advise. Dr. B.V. Sai Chandran MCh, DNB, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry (U.T.), India - 605006
    eMedinewS Answers: You can approach the MCI or the State Medical Council or you can take a legal remedy in the court.
    MCI Act: 1.7 Exposure of Unethical Conduct: A Physician should expose, without fear or favour, incompetent or corrupt, dishonest or unethical conduct on the part of members of the profession.
  2. Thanks to those who hated me, they made me a stronger person. Thanks to those who loved me, they made my heart bigger. Thanks to those who were worried about me, they let me know that they actually cared. Thanks to those who let me, they made me realize that nothing lasts for ever. Thanks to those who entered my life, they made me who I am today. Just want to thank you for being dear in my life whatsoever I might have meant to you. Thanks a lot to all of you, the readers of eMedinewS, Dr KK CMEs Group, GP Forum Members, a beautiful year is waiting for you. Walk with aims, run with confidence, fly with achievements. May you have a lovely year ahead - Happy New Year, 1.1.11: Dr G M Singh, Dr (Mrs) Taranjeet Kaur, Mansa, Gurjyot Singh.
 
    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

Heart Care Foundation of India wishes all a Happy New Year: Updates from E Medinews

The year 2010 has come to an end. The year saw some very important advances in the field of Heart Disease and Stroke, said Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India. eMedinewS summarizes some important researches.

Treatment of acute ischemic stroke

An analysis of eight trials of clot–dissolving treatment for acute ischemic stroke again emphasized that every effort should be taken to shorten delay in initiation of clot–dissolving treatment in order to get maximum benefit. The trial reported in the Lancet also showed for the first time that treatment given beyond the first 4.5 hours after onset carried the risk of increased mortality due to delay in treatment.

The INTERSTROKE study

This study analyzed risk factors for stroke in 22 countries and showed that 10 risk factors are associated with 90% of the risk of stroke. Hypertension was the most important of these modifiable risk factors for all strokes including brain hemorrhage. The most important message from the study was that controlling the blood pressure can reduce the chances of stroke.

Diabetes and heart disease

Research from the ACCORD Study Group shed light on tailoring treatment to diabetic patients to reduce their risk of developing heart disease. In the first study, it was found that aggressive control of blood pressure with systolic blood pressure reading of less than 120 mm Hg versus less than 140 mm Hg did not cut down on the chances of heart disease in people with type 2 diabetes. Combining anti lipid treatment (stain plus fibrate) was beneficial in reducing chances of heart disease in those type 2 diabetes patients who had low HDL cholesterol and low triglycerides, reported another study.

Research supports healthy lifestyle behavior

New research has supported the benefits of altering one’s diet and physical activity in conditions like obesity and hypertension. Results from the HEALTHY study showed that the earlier one starts to adopt healthy behaviors the better the effect on health outcomes. The HEALTHY study was school–based intervention program and involved 42 middle schools in seven regions of the US. Another study showed that diet together with physical activity resulted in clinically significant weight loss and favorable changes in cardiac risk factors in individuals who were severely obese.

 
    Forthcoming Events

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eMedinewS Revisiting 2010

The 2nd eMedinewS – revisiting 2010 conference will be held at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi on Sunday January 9th 2011.

The one–day conference will revisit and cover all the new advances in the year 2010. There will also be a webcast of the event. The eminent speakers will be Padma Bhushan Dr Naresh Trehan (Cardiac Surgery); Padma Shri Dr KK Aggarwal (Revisiting 2010); Dr Neelam Mohan (Liver Transplant); Dr N K Bhatia (Transfusion Medicine); Dr Ambrish Mithal (Diabetes); Dr Anoop Gupta (Male Infertility); Dr Kaberi Banerjee (Female Infertility) and many more.

There will be no registration fee. Delegate bags, gifts, certificates, breakfast, lunch will be provided. The event will end with a live cultural evening, Doctor of the Year award, cocktails and dinner. Kindly register at www.emedinews.in

2nd eMedinewS Doctor of the Year Award

Dear Colleague, The Second eMedinews Doctor of the Year Award function will be held on 9th January, 2011 at Maulana Azad Medical College at 5 pm. It will be a part of the entertainment programme being organized at the venue. If you have any medical doctor who you feel has made significance achievement in the year 2010, send his/her biodata: Dr. KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee.

IMSA Workshop on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Date: Sunday, January 16, 2010; Venue: Moolchand Medicity, New Delhi ; Time: 10–12 Noon

Speakers:

  1. Understanding Biologics: Dr Rohini Handa, Former Head Rheumatology, AIIMS
  2. All what a practitioner should know about rheumatoid arthritis: Dr Harvinder S Luthra, Chief of Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester USA

No fee. Register emedinews@gmail.com or sms 9899974439

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    Programe Details

eMedinewS revisting 2010, 9th January MAMC Dilli Gate 8AM-8 PM
Also live at www.docconnect.com, www.emedinews.in

TIME SPEAKER TOPIC Moderator Panelist  
8.00 – 8.30 AM Dr K K Aggarwal Revisiting the year 2010 Dr N P Singh Dr A K Kansal Dr D D Arora
8.30 – 9.00 AM Dr Subramanium        
9.00 – 9.30  AM  Dr S C Tewari Acute Kidney Injury Dr Ramesh Hotchandani Dr U C Bansal Dr Savita
9.30 – 9.45 AM Dr Awadhesh Pandey Thyroid Scan Dr Ambrish Mithal Dr Sundeep Khandlwal DR Manisha Kukreja
9.45 – 10.00 AM Dr Jamal A Khan Stem Cell Therapy Dr Vandana Chadha Dr Rajiv Garg Dr Vijay Grover
10.00 - 10.15 AM Central Bank of India Financial Health Mr Anil Wadhwa Mr Pranay Kumar Dr Bimla Kapoor
10.15 - 10.30 AM LIC India  Life Insurance Schemes Mr Arun Kishore Mr Pranay Kumar Dr N K Gupta
10.30 – 11.00 AM          
11.00 – 11.30 AM Dr N K Bhatia Newer Tests in Transfusion Medicine Dr B B Rewari Dr Prachi Garg  
11.30 - 12.00 AM Dr Praveen Chandra What was New in 2010 in Interventional Cardiology Dr M Khalilullah Dr G M Singh  
12.00 – 12.30 AM Dr Naresh Trehan What's was New in Cardiac Surgery in 2010 Dr O P Yadava Dr Sanjay Sood  
12.30 –  1.00 PM Dr Ajay Kriplani Newer Advances in Obesity Surgery Dr B M L Kapoor Dr Satish Mehta  
1.00 – N 1.30 PM Dr Kaberi Banerjee What’s New in IVF Dr Anoop Gupta Dr Archna Virmani Dr Shashi Bala
1.30 – 2.00 PM Dr Anupam Sibal What’s New in Paedatric Gastroenterology Dr Neelam Mohan Dr Pooja Garg  
2.00 – 2.30 PM Dr D M Mahajan Newer Advances in Dermatology Dr J S Pasricha Dr Rajesh Kumar  
2.30 – 3.00 PM Dr Anoop Gupta Male Infertility Dr Ajit Saxena Dr Uday Kakroo  
3.00 – 3.15 PM Dr Sheh Rawat What’s New in Radiation Oncology Dr P K Julka Dr Vishnu Singhal Dr Srikant Sharma
3.15 – 3.30 PM Dr Neelam Mohan Paedatric Liver  Update  Dr A S Soin Dr Sudesh Ratan Dr A K Duggal
3.30 – 3.45 PM Dr Rohina Handa What’s New in Rheumatology   Dr V K Arora  
3.45 - 4.00 PM Dr Ambrish Mithal Newer Treatments in Diabetes Dr H K Chopra Dr Pavan   
4.00 – 4.15 PM Dr Sanjay Chaudhary Whats new in Eye Care Dr A K Grover Dr Dinesh Negi  
4.15 – 4.30 PM Dr Anil Goyal Whats new in urology      
4.30 – 4.45 PM Dr Rajiv Khosla What’s New in Gastroenterology Dr Ajay Kumar Dr Kirti Jain  
4.45 – 5.00 PM Dr Praveen Bhatia e patient relationship      
5.00 – 8.00 PM Doctor of the year award, cultural hangama