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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

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eMedinewS wishes all its readers a very Happy and colorful Holi

Treat Holi as Holy

The general population should be cautioned to refrain from taking alcoholic drinks while celebrating Holi as excess use of alcoholic drinks can lead to fatal vehicular accidents and also end up into fatal quarrels.

Alcohol acts at the level of intellect and causes its dysfunction. It further leads to loss of power of discrimination and impairment of judgment and thus losing the power to judge individuals and discriminate between the opposites. The person sheds all social inhibitions, which can lead to use of foul language amongst each other ending up into quarrels that may often have tragic consequences. The impairment in judgment can also lead to errors during driving leading to fatal accidents.

Three to four drinks are sufficient to raise the blood pressure to dangerously high levels in susceptible individuals. In patients who are prone to heart attacks, this dangerous rise in blood pressure can precipitate not only a heart attack, but also paralysis and brain hemorrhage. The incidence of paralytic attacks has been found to be high within 24 hours of heavy drinking.

Binge drinking (more than 5 pegs at a time) is also associated with irregular heart beats and increased incidence of sudden death. Heart and high blood pressure patients are therefore specifically cautioned not to indulge in heavy drinking. Drinking one peg of alcohol (one ounce) in one hour can still be considered as safe (social drinking) as this amount of alcohol can be totally metabolized by the liver in an hour.

Women, in whom this habit is day–by–day becoming a fashion, should especially refrain from heavy drinking as they cannot digest alcohol as much as can men. This is because of the fact that the level of a particular enzyme called gastric alcohol dehydrogenase that helps in alcohol metabolism is by nature much lower in women than in men. Consuming six tablets of paracetamol with alcohol, which is a common practice to reduce the hangover specifically by women, can produce fatal liver damage, and hence the habit of taking these pills should be condemned. Taking aspirin, also, to reduce the hangover can produce fatal hemorrhage in the stomach and hence should be avoided.

The impairment in judgment and co–ordination due to alcohol during daytime at work is also responsible for loss of manpower and gross negligent actions in the factory. Similarly the practice of consuming bhang which can cause impairment in judgment and brain functioning should also be avoided.

The festival of Holi should be to share happiness with each other while forgetting all the differences and should never be allowed to end up into a sad episode of morbidity/mortality for some one.

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 HIV Update

Dr Nalin Nag Speaks on
How serious is the HIV problem in India

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    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

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

Ms Shruti Shaha, Regional Manager from Cholamndalam General insurance was honored with Distinguished Service Award on March 13, 2011, in a day–long Conference held at Auditorium, Delhi TB Association, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Dr K K Aggarwal
    National News

Japan Radiation Update
Potassium iodide pills and prevention of thyroid cancer from Japanese nuclear power plant

Japanese officials gear up to distribute potassium iodide in response to the explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit group in Cambridge, Mass., the radioactive materials that pose the greatest threat after a nuclear power accident are radioactive iodine (the iodine–131 isotope, in particular) and radioactive cesium (cesium–137), and both have been detected outside the plant.

Radioactive iodine is a byproduct of the fission (splitting) of the uranium in the fuel rods that power a nuclear power plant. Once radioactive iodine is in the body, it concentrates mainly in the thyroid gland, which is located in the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. The gland cannot tell the difference between radioactive iodine and the radioactively stable version of the mineral it needs, so it will absorb both.

Potassium iodide pills (sometimes abbreviated as KI: the K stands for potassium, the I for iodine) don’t prevent radioactive iodine from entering the body, but they do keep it from getting accumulating in the thyroid gland. By flooding the body with non–radioactive iodine, the pills keep the gland from absorbing the radioactive iodine. Because KI contains so much stable iodine, the thyroid gland becomes "full" and cannot absorb any more iodine—either stable or radioactive—for the next 24 hours. Children and infants are more vulnerable to developing thyroid cancer from radioactive iodine than adults, so it’s important that they get the pills in a radiation emergency. But the pills can be hard to swallow, especially for infants, and potassium iodide dissolved in water has a harsh, salty taste.

The FDA tip: grind the pills up and mix them into low–fat chocolate milk, orange juice, or flat soda.

Large doses of iodine over a long period of time can be dangerous, so potassium iodide pills should be reserved for true emergencies. (So far, no one is recommending that anyone in the United States take them, although people are apparently stocking up) Many varieties of table salt are "iodized,’ which means iodine has been added. But iodized table salt doesn’t contain enough of the mineral to saturate the thyroid gland and keep it from absorbing radioactive iodine. (Harvard News Letter)

Health ministry restricts use of ‘finger test’ on rape victims

Discouraging unnecessary use of the controversial and archaic ‘finger test’, (PV) the Union health ministry has revamped the process to assess the medical condition of rape victims in a more clinical and less subjective fashion. The finger PV test will now only be used if ‘medically indicated’, that is, if considered necessary as part of evidence in rape and not with each and every case of sexual assault.

Nestle teaches water management

At a time when the underground water table is fast depleting in Moga region of Punjab and the water level is falling by about a meter a year, Nestle, one of the largest milk buyers in the district, has started an awareness–cum–teaching programme for farmers to teach them good water management.

Certificate courses in 2D and 3D Echocardiography/Fellowship Diploma in non invasive cardiology: Contact Dr KK Aggarwal, Moolchand Medcity, email: emedinews@gmail.com

    International News

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

Elderly age on the rise

Today, about 1 in 10 Americans are 65 and older; by the year 2030, according to the Alliance for Aging Research, that number will climb to 1 in 5. Experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) said today that these statistics paint a grim picture, because aging is the number one risk factor for cancer, and as the US population grows older, cancer incidence – and the costs associated with it – are expected to soar. 

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Vitamin D deficiency common among patients with early Parkinson’s

A lack of vitamin D is common among people with early Parkinson’s disease, but levels of the vitamin don’t decrease as the disease progresses, according to a study published in the March issue of the Archives of Neurology.

Heavy liquor intake may raise pancreatic cancer mortality risk

Heavy drinkers have an increased risk of dying from pancreatic cancer, according to a study in the March 14 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Women may be less likely to develop PMS if they eat diet rich in vitamins B1, B2

According to a study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women may be less likely to develop premenstrual syndrome if they eat a diet rich in the two types of B vitamins.

    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A 55–year–old female on bisphosphonate for five years developed femoral fracture.
Dr. Bad: The two are unrelated.
Dr. Good: It may be related to the drug.
Lesson: Make sure to remember that erythromycin 2 g/day for 10–14 days reverses the increased risk of atherosclerosis. Sero–epidemiological studies have shown a strong association between C. pneumoniae infection and atherosclerosis in patients with cardiovascular disease.

Make Sure

Situation: An elderly patient with unstable angina presented with URTI and was found to be positive for C. pneumoniae infection.
Reaction: Remember to start macrolides immediately.
Lesson: Make sure to remember that erythromycin 2 g/day for 10–14 days reverses the increased risk of atherosclerosis. Sero–epidemiological studies have shown a strong association between C. pneumoniae infection and atherosclerosis in patients with cardiovascular disease.

    An Inspirational Story

(Dr Anupam Sethi Malhotra)

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty.
He asks one of his new students to stand and……
Prof: So you believe in God? Student: Absolutely, sir.
Prof : Is God good? Student: Sure.
Prof: Is God all–powerful? Student: Yes.
Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn’t. How is this God good then? Hmm?
(Student is silent.)
Prof: You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good?
Student: Yes. Prof: Is Satan good?
Student: No.
Prof: Where does Satan come from?
Student: From…God…
Prof: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student: Yes.
Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything. Correct?
Student: Yes.
Prof: So who created evil? (Student does not answer.)
Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?
Student: Yes, sir.
Prof: So, who created them? (Student has no answer.)
Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son…Have you ever seen God?
Student: No, sir.
Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?
Student: No, sir. Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?
Student: No, sir. I’m afraid I haven&rst.
Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?
Student: Yes.
Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn’t exist.
What do you say to that, son?
Student: Nothing. I only have my faith.
Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.
Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Prof: Yes. Student: And is there such a thing as cold?
Prof: Yes.
Student: No sir. There isn’t. (The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.) Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it. (There is pin–drop silence in the lecture theatre.)

Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?
Student: You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light……But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it’s called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?
Prof: So what is the point you are making, young man?
Student: sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?
Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.
Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do. Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.)
Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on–going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?
(The class is in uproar.)
Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?
(The class breaks out into laughter.)
Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain,sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?
(The room is silent.
The professor stares at the student, his face unfathomable.)
Prof: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.
Student: That is it sir… The link between man & god is FAITH. That is all that keeps things moving & alive.
NB: this is a true story, and the student was none other than………
APJ Abdul Kalam, the former president of India.


    Infertility Update

(Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Director Precious Baby Foundation)

A young couple married for last 4 months has visited an infertility specialist for treatment. They are under great stress. How should we counsel them?

Firstly we have to ascertain that there are no gross medical problems in the couple. We have to ensure that there is no problem in performing regular intercourse. The lady’s menstrual cycle should be regular. Once this is ascertained the couple should be reassured that the chances of getting pregnant per month in a healthy couple is about 15–20%. The fertile period should be explained which is usually between day 12 and day 18 of a regular menstrual cycle. Infertility will only be defined once they are unable to conceive after trying for more than a year. The couple should be able to return in 6 months if conception does not occur. A basic semen analysis may also be done.

    Hepatology Update

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

What is the severity of Hepatitis B infection?

About 300 million people around the world are infected with the Hepatitis B virus, and 1–2 million die of it every year. Most of these people acquired the infection at birth or as young children. The hepatitis B virus is the second most common cause of cancer in humans, after tobacco smoke. Apart from liver cancer, hepatitis B also causes acute hepatitis, which can cause death when severe, and chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver, which also cause death over several years.

    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

My right foot has been severely swollen for over 3 weeks. At time it turns red and I have severe intermittent throbbing in the areas where my foot bends viz. at the top and toe areas. My lower leg feels very tight up to the knee. I also have pain in my calf and hip/buttock area. I sleep with my foot elevated and some swelling goes down but as soon as I get up and start my day, the swelling and pain return. About 7 months ago I felt that all my weight landed on my right knee. Could it be related?

A. You should get a Doppler ultrasound of your veins to rule out a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis) and to assess how the vein valves are functioning.

    Medicolegal Update

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

What is obsession?

  • In obsession, the sufferer constantly entertains an idea, without cause, in spite of all his efforts to drive the idea out of his mind. Obsession is a type of compulsive phenomenon. The classical example of this condition is, a person while going to bed at night, bolts the door of the room from inside, but after going to the bed he feels the necessity to verify and does so to see if he has bolted the door or not. He repeats this act again and again, in spite of his consciousness and in spite of his desire and efforts to stop the act.
  • Obsession is considered a borderline state between sanity and insanity. In the above case, a sane person will stop after repeating the act of verification for a few times. But an insane person may continue the act all throughout the night without sleeping.
    Obesity Update

Dr. Parveen Bhatia and Dr. Pulkit Nandwani

Obesity in women – a life cycle of medical risk

It is well known that obesity is a serious health problem that poses a significant challenge to both individual and public health. However, what is not generally recognised is the fact that obesity also has a greater impact on health outcomes for women than for men. This impact is seen in the physical, reproductive, psychological and social well–being of women compared to men. Obesity can have an adverse impact on health at each stage of a woman’s life.

Adolescence and young adulthood

In young women, obesity has an impact on their psychosocial health. As women enter their childbearing years, obesity impacts on reproductive health. Obesity is associated with increased rates of infertility and risk for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The relationship between adolescent BMI and menstrual irregularity and ovulatory infertility is well established.

    Legal Question of the Day

(Dr M C Gupta, Advocate)

Q: I think that since the BDS doctors have studied nearly all the streams of allopathic medicine, those having a BDS degree should be given an MBBS after a 2–3 years’ course of study. This will help solve the problem of shortage of doctors in India. What are your comments?

Ans. My comments are as follows:

  • It is incorrect that there is shortage of the number of doctors in India. There is enough data to show that the country needs not more MBBS but more paramedical personnel and dentists. Dentists are in more short supply than doctors.
  • It is incorrect that BDS doctors have studied nearly all the streams of allopathic medicine. It is impossible that the curriculum of BDS should have teaching content related to areas outside and around the mouth. There is no reason why Gynaecology and Obstetrics; Ophthalmology; ENT; Paediatrics; Anaesthesia; Nephrology and Gastroenterology and Neurology etc. should be taught to students of dentistry.
  • It is incorrect to compare BDS and MBBS as if they belong to the same genre with merely a difference of intensity of studies. BDS is a degree in surgery (related to mouth etc.). MBBS means two graduate degrees—one in medicine and the other in surgery, both pertaining to the whole body.
  • Even if your suggestion might be assumed to be valid in principle (though it is not), it would not solve the problem of shortage of doctors in remote areas because there is no reason to believe that such dentists turned physicians would preferentially settle in the rural and remote areas.

(Dr Ashish Verma)

Read this………………… 

Which of the following is true about glycemic control in diabetes?

  1. Improved glycemic control can retard or prevent the development of the earliest glomerular lesions of diabetic nephropathy in this patient population.
  2. Improved glycemic control can slow progression of diabetic nephropathy even when patient has documented microalbuminuria.
  3. Regression of established diabetic glomerular lesions may result from prolonged normoglycemia that may result after pancreatic transplantation.
  4. All of the above.
  5. None of the above.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: –> Class <–

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser:
Upper class

Correct answers received from: Dr Anil Kumar, Dr K Raju, Dr Sandeep Thadani, Anil Bairaria, Dr Neelam Nath, Dr Rakesh Bhasin, Dr Rashmi Chhibber, Dr Rakesh Bhasin, Dr Rashmi Chhibber

Answer for 18th March Mind Teaser: What goes up must come down
Correct answers received from: Dr Milind Bapat, Dr Neelam Nath, Dr Sudipto Samaddar, Dr Anurag Saxena, Dr Vijay Kansal, Dr S Upadhyaya

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

    Lighter Side of Reading

Laugh a While
(Contributed by Dr G M Singh)

Law of Probability –

The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

    Useful Website

(Dr Surendernikhil Gupta)


Measles Among Healthcare Workers


    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Sex Hormone–binding globulin (SHBG)

SHBG is a protein produced by the liver. It transports testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and estradiol in the blood. The purpose of this test is to measure the level of SHBG in blood in order to evaluate whether the concentration of SHBG is affecting the amount of testosterone available to the body’s tissues. High levels of SHBG in blood usually mean that less free testosterone likely to be available to the tissues than is indicated by the total testosterone.

    Medi Finance Update

(Dr GM Singh)

Fixed Maturity Plans

Low risk: Historically, very few AAA corporate bonds have been downgraded to default level (BBB) so there is limited credit risk. FMPs primarily invest in AA and above rated debt papers which lowers credit risk.

Lower expenses: Generally expenses ratio charged to FMPs is lower.

    Drug Update

List of approved drugs from 01.01.2010 to 31.8.2010

Drug Name


DCI Approval Date

Pentosan polysulfate Sodium Capsules 100mg

For the relief of bladder pain or discomfort associated with interstitial cystitis.


    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends a supplemental dose of PCV13 for healthy children aged 14 through 59 months who were fully immunized with PCV7 and for children younger than 71 months with medical conditions that increase the risk of pneumococcal disease who were fully immunized with PCV7 and 23–valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine.

(Dr Vinay Sakhuja)

Latin Quotes

Absens heres non erit.

Out of sight, out of mind.

  Quote of the Day

(By Dr GM Singh)

Being broke is a temporary situation. Being poor is a mental state. Mike Todd

    Readers Responses
  1. Dear Doctor Aggarwal, your article on kalyugi and satyugi is well written. I wish it leads to introspection by all of us. I came to know about all the commissions and incentives when I resigned from the Govt job and came to Delhi to start my own practice. I used to feel very envious of those doctors who were treated like VIPs when I used to attend annual pediatric conference. But the real story I understood later on. Here I would like to mention the name of the most revered pediatrician and ex president IAP, Dr RK Anand from Mumbai who started a Consumer Protection Chapter of IAP way back in the 90s. He wanted the pediatrician to also look after the interest of the kids. But the corporate culture and gradual decline of work ethics have led to the present state where non medical people will dictate us the standards of medical care and the value of ethics. Sincerely: Dr R S Bajaj, Consultant Paediatrican, Rohini Delhi
  2. Dear sir,There is nothing wrong in Indian system of medicine whether it is Ayurveda, Unani or Homoeopathy. The point is only professional honesty; good number of doctor pass these courses to get registration and practice Allopathy all their life. A few successful doctors of these alternative medicine start claiming false results about treating hypertension, diabetes and cancer. The third category is of publicity hungry specialists of this category getting awards, recognition and international exposures in the name of alternative medicine. Bottom line is that you should know your science properly. Use it with discretion in the interest of sufferings of human being and not to prove your attitude that you are no.1 or superior to someone. IMA Banaras Branch
    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers )

Excess fat around the waist may increase death risk for women

There is increasing evidence that excess abdominal fat is a risk factor for long–term conditions like diabetes and heart disease. However, a study from Harvard and the National Institutes of Health and published in the journal Circulation has linked abdominal obesity and women’s risk of premature death, said Dr KK Aggarwal Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee and President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

As per the study, women who carry excess fat around their waists are at greater risk of dying early from cancer or heart disease than women with smaller waistlines, even if they were of normal weight. Researchers followed more than 44,000 nurses over the course of 16 years to track their medical history and lifestyle. At the beginning of the study the women were asked to measure their waists and hips. Every two years, the women completed questionnaires about their health, providing information about their age, activity level, smoking status, diet, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

The researchers examined the cause of death for all women who died over the course of the study. In total, 3,507 deaths occurred — of these, 1,748 were due to cancer and 751 were due to heart disease. The researchers discovered that women with greater waist circumferences were more likely to die prematurely, particularly from heart disease, when compared to women with smaller waists.

For example, women with waist size equal to or greater than 35 inches were approximately twice as likely to die of heart disease as were women with a waist size less than 28 inches, regardless of their body mass index. Similarly, women with a waist size equal to or greater than 35 inches also were twice as likely to die of cancer as were women with a waist size less than 28 inches.

Women who had a greater waist circumference and were also obese had at the greatest risk of premature death. Greater waist circumference is a sign of collection of excess fat around one’s midsection, called abdominal obesity.

A healthy waist limit for women is 80cm and for men is 85 cm. Waist circumference is determined by measuring around the waist at the navel line.

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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.
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    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.


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


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


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


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


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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