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Say no to hCG diet for weight loss

The hCG weight loss diet combines daily injections of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) with severe calorie restriction, only 500 calories per day. It was first promoted as a weight–loss aid in the 1950s by British physician Dr. Albert T. Simeons, who claimed that the HCG regimen caused the body to preferentially burn stored fat, especially fat from the stomach, hips, and thighs. A meta–analysis of 24 studies published in 1995 has concluded that there is no scientific evidence that hCG causes weight loss, redistributes fat, reduces hunger, or creates a feeling of well–being.

The FDA has stated that hCG is of no benefit in the treatment of obesity. Nevertheless, the hCG diet has been getting attention because hCG is now available in a sublingual form. No one recommends hCG diet. The calorie intake is too low to provide adequate nutrition. hCG can cause blood clots, headaches, restlessness, depression, and dizziness.

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 Pediatric Echo

Dr Savitri Srivastava speaks on
‘Common referral diagnoses’

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    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

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

Doctors at the registration counter during the day–long Conference held at Auditorium, Delhi TB Association, Lodhi Road, New Delhi on March 13, 2011

Dr K K Aggarwal
    National News

Health Ministry, MCI oppose foreign varsity Bill

The Health Ministry and the Medical Council of India (MCI) have told the Parliamentary Standing Committee examining the Foreign Universities Bill that opening up medical education to foreign players could hurt the Indian medical sector, drain faculty resources, and raise quality concerns. The Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operation) Bill, 2010, proposes to open up the higher education sector to foreign players albeit with conditions attached. Health Ministry and MCI officials, who deposed before the HRD related Parliamentary Panel headed by Oscar Fernandes, pointed out that there was already a huge faculty shortage across medical colleges in India — estimated at 3,000–4,000 vacancies — and opening up medical education to foreign players at this juncture would mean that more of the existing faculty could move to foreign institutes and thereby further deepen the crisis. That apart the shortage of doctors — standing at nearly 800,000 in India — would also be affected, they said. (Source: The Indian Express, Mar 18 2011)

Awareness on infant mortality: MCD initiates programmes

New Delhi: With just 60 per cent mothers breastfeeding their newborns in the city, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Thursday organised an orientation programme for Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) and Anganwadi workers to promote breastfeeding, hygiene, institutional delivery and bring down child mortality rates. The programme was the first in a series of 30 such programmes over a period of one year in different parts of Delhi. Dr V K Monga, Chairman of Medical Relief and Public Health Committee said that much needs to be done as the infant mortality ratio in the country is still 59, and 40 out of every 1,000 infants die within the first month of their birth. He added that over 50 per cent deliveries take place in non–institutional conditions and only 40 per cent infants are breast–fed within one hour of their birth. (Source: The Indian Express, Mar 18 2011)

Actor Navin Nischol passes away
Film and television actor Navin Nischol passed away on Saturday. Manmohan Shetty, a close friend of the family, said Nischal, was travelling to Pune when he felt restless at Sion and a few minutes later passed away.
Talwars move SC for stay of prosecution in Aarushi murder case
Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on Saturday approached the Supreme Court seeking stay of criminal proceedings against them in the case of murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in 2008.
Japan cites radiation in milk, spinach near plant
Japan's top government spokesman says radiation levels in spinach and milk exceed safety limits following nuclear accidents at a tsunami-stricken nuclear plant.

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    International News

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

Exercise and healthy eating could prevent hundreds of thousands of cancer cases

Each year, it is estimated that over 12 million people are diagnosed with various forms of cancer. Both scientists and healthy living advocates have long associated physical activity and healthy diets with a decreased risk of cancer. However, new and staggering statistics have just been released by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) to help clarify just how significant they can be. According to the results, about 340,000 cancer cases in the United States could be prevented each year if more Americans ate a healthy diet, got regular exercise, and limited their alcohol intake. They estimate that leading a healthy lifestyle could lead to 38 percent fewer cases of breast cancer per year, 47 percent fewer cases of stomach cancer and 45 percent fewer colon cancer cases.

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

TNF blockers may help improve cardiac risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors not only achieved significant improvements in symptoms and functioning, but also had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

Antidepressant use may be associated with increased risk for stroke

According to a study published online March 15 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, antidepressant use may be associated with an increased risk for stroke.

Lead exposure may increase risk for knee osteoarthritis

Increased whole blood levels of lead may be a risk factor for the development of knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study in Arthritis Research & Therapy.

    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A 36–year–old executive used to take 5 pegs of alcohol once a week.
Dr Bad: Continue it.
Dr Good: Either stop it or just take one peg a day.
Lesson: The French habit of drinking wine almost daily is less taxing to the heart than the Irish custom of downing an equivalent amount of beer on one or two nights a week, according to a study published Nov. 23 in the British Medical Journal.

Make Sure

Situation: A 40–year–old hypertensive complains of head reeling in spite of being on antihypertensive.
Reaction: Oh my God! Her blood pressure is still high. Why didn’t you advise lifestyle modification?
Lesson: Make sure to first advise lifestyle modifications like exercise, low salt diet, high fiber diet, decreasing stress etc. before advising antihypertensive medication, in essential hypertensives.

    An Inspirational Story

(Dr Prachi Garg)

Virkam aur Betaal – A Modern Story–Every Indian should introspect

Once there lived an old and pious man, renowned for his honesty. One day his neighbor, a rich merchant comes to him with a request. The merchant was leaving on a voyage and wanted the old man to safeguard his wealth, until his return. The old man agrees and with God as witness promises to protect and safeguard the merchant’s wealth.

The old man then entrusts the safe keep of the merchant’s wealth to his son, from whom he takes an oath of propriety and honesty. Slowly the son starts dipping into the merchant's wealth; people notice this and warn the old man of the son’s misdeeds. The old man calls his son and asks him to explain, he also reminds him of his oath on following the right path. The son rubbishes the accusations as rumors and the idle gossip of jealous people, who could bear to see his prosperity.

The old man accepts the son’s explanation and things go on as before. The merchant returns and demands his wealth. The old man calls his son, who hands over a quarter of the merchant’s wealth saying that is all there was. The merchant realizing that he has been cheated approaches the King. The King listens to the merchant’s complaint and summons the old man. The old man comes to the court with his son and handing him over to the King says "Your majesty, the merchant is right. My son has confessed to the crime. Please punish him."

The king has the son flogged and imprisoned. He then praises the old man's honesty and dismisses the case. But the merchant demands punishment for the old man saying, "I have still not received justice. I had entrusted my wealth to the old man which he swore by God to safeguard. The old man’s integrity is intact, but what of me, I have been robbed of my life’s savings, and made a pauper. It was the old man’s decision to entrust my wealth to hise son for safe keeping. As far as I am concerned the old man is the culprit, and should be punished.

The king is astounded by this demand. The old man, was neither a party to the theft nor did he benefit from it. In fact, he had sent his son to jail. Yet, the merchant was asking for the old man’s punishment.

The Vetaal asks Vikramaditya, "What should be the Kings decision."

Vikramaditya’s replies, "Though the old man is innocent of the actual theft, he is guilty of dereliction of duty. The son’s crime was a straightforward one, the old man’s was a graver crime. He did nothing to protect the merchant’s wealth. Far from being vigilant he failed to take action even when he was warned of his son’s misdeeds. Because of his laxity the merchant is condemned to a life of penury. He should be punished."

    Infertility Update

(Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Director Precious Baby Foundation)

How successful is ICSI?

The overall fertilization rate with ICSI is about 60% and the clinical pregnancy rate per cycle is about 20% while the multiple pregnancy rate is about 29–38%. The ICSI results are not influenced by either the cause of the azoospermia or the origin of the spermatozoa. This rate is similar to that of IVF in patients with tubal infertility and compares favorably with the 30% per cycle chance of successful pregnancy in a couple following natural intercourse.

    Hepatology Update

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

What are the routes of Hepatitis B infection in children?

  • Vertical transmission: This is the most important route of transmission in children. Most of this occurs at the time of delivery due to exposure to maternal blood and other secretions. Ninety percent of the infected neonates become chronic carriers, compared to only 6–10% if the infection is acquired after 6 years of age. The risk is greater in HBeAg-positive mothers. There is no added benefit of LSCS delivery. If adequately vaccinated, breastfeeding is considered safe.
  • Horizontal transmission: Mostly in children by exposure to blood of an infected person.
    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 am 25–years–old and have indications of varicose veins in my leg. My right calf already has a bulging varicose vein. I presume these symptoms will worsen with age. Is there anything I can do to improve my condition without surgery?

Graduated knee high support stockings with pressures in the 20–30mmHg range worn during the day can go a long way in helping not only the current pain and swelling, but also prevent ulcer from developing. If at all surgery is needed, laser therapy is a minimally invasive option that does not involve incisions.

    Medicolegal Update

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

Medical negligence can manifest in number of ways

Doctors and nurses nowadays are often overburdened with understaffed emergency department and long hours – ripe conditions for a deadly medical mistake.

One of the most common is misdiagnosis, or failure to diagnose. Misdiagnosis cases occur when a doctor misreads a patient’s symptoms or overlooks an essential facet of their condition. Failure to diagnose is a closely related error, which can turn fatal if the underlying disease is serious enough, such as with heart disease or cancer.

Major source of medical negligence is surgical error. About 12,000 patients are subjected to unnecessary surgery every year. Surgical errors may involve forgotten equipment inside the body, malfunctioning or poorly monitored equipment during surgery, or unnecessary surgery performed because of an administrative error. Because surgery is by definition invasive and dangerous, errors that occur in the surgical intervention tend to carry lifelong consequences. Experimental surgeries can give rise to wrongful deathsuits as well, especially if they are performed without due consent or explanation to the patient.

Nowadays a great number of powerful compounds are used to help minimize pain and induce an unconscious state, and any mistake made with anesthesia can quickly result in catastrophic injury and death.

    Obesity Update

Dr. Parveen Bhatia and Dr. Pulkit Nandwani

Obesity in women – a life cycle of medical risk

Obesity in pregnancy

Obesity poses a number of serious risks during pregnancy. In early pregnancy, medical complications in obese women include increased twinning and a higher rate of miscarriage; in addition, ultrasound can be difficult. During pregnancy, higher rates of pregnancy–induced hypertension and pre–eclampsia, higher rates of gestational diabetes and higher rates of venous thromboembolism are all associated with obesity. During delivery, obese women are likely to have higher rates of dystocia and, therefore, of assisted delivery and vaginal tears. There are also associated technical difficulties, with higher rates of infection, bleeding and thrombosis compared to non–obese women who have assisted deliveries and cesarean sections. Anesthesia poses a further challenge in obese mothers.

After delivery, obese women are at increased risk for postpartum hemorrhage and infection, and also at increased risk for venous thromboembolism. Obesity in pregnancy also poses serious health risks for the fetus. Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) in pregnant women can lead to macrosomia.

    Legal Question of the Day

(Dr MC Gupta, Advocate)

Q. Why do you always respond to the questioners by saying—"My views are as follows?" Can it be implied from this that these are your views and not that of the law?


  • I answer the medicolegal queries under my signatures containing my qualifications in law and my current profession, both of which I am justly proud of and would never make a signed statement without all the legal force and veracity as per my perception and understanding of law.
  • The reason for saying "My views are as follows" and not "I hereby render my legal opinion as follows" is that the latter might be potentially used by someone relying and acting upon that "opinion" and later frivolously and falsely initiating proceedings against me for rendering a wrong opinion that led to an alleged harm/loss. I know that such possibility is very remote. However, lawyers don’t take chances. Even there is a principle in management that managers should always go by the dictum—"If accidents can happen, they will happen". When I was in USA for 5 months, many of my friends (my MBBS batchmates, all senior doctors in high positions) sincerely advised me not to answer medicolegal queries on e mail lists because: FIRSTLY, no lawyer in USA ever does that. Lawyers in USA even charge, say, 100–200 dollars per hour for telephonic conversation/discussion/consultation about a case); hence I should not undervalue myself by giving free serious legal opinion; SECONDLY, somebody might sue me for giving an opinion that was not allegedly correct.
  • I disregarded the above advice and continue to give free serious legal opinion for the benefit of the doctors but legally cover myself against any such allegation by saying that these are my views, not an opinion given to anybody as a client/potential client.
  • The above is an illustration for laymen, including doctors who are lay persons in law that lawyers are very conscious about each word that they use in their statement and hence what a lawyer writes deserves to be taken seriously. The legal connotations of words and phrases may be lost on a lay man. That is why it is important that as far as possible, a (good) lawyer should be engaged to plead one’s case in a court rather than pleading in person, though the latter is perfectly legal.
    Mind Teaser

Read this………………… 

hea dac he

Yesterday’s eQuiz: 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.

Answer for Yesterday’s eQuiz: Correct answer is 4.

All of the statements (1) through (3) are correct. This question highlights the importance of optimizing glycemic control in diabetics (type 1 and 2) to prevent development and to slow progression of diabetic nephropathy that leads to ESRD in 25 to 35% of these patients. In the western world, diabetes mellitus contributes to over half of the patients in ESRD (End stage renal disease) programs.

Correct answers received from: Dr Anil Bairaria, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr Amol
Hartalker, Dr kala Sarma, Dr Neelam Nath, Dr Muthumperumal Thirumalpi,

Answer for 19th March Mind Teaser: Upper class
Correct answers received from: Dr Shrish Singhal, Dr Anupam

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

    Lighter Side of Reading

Laugh a While
(Dr G M Singh)


Coming to a hard drive near you, the worst computer viruses yet:

  • AT&T Virus: Every three minutes it tells you what great service you're getting.
  • Government Economist Virus: Nothing works, but all your diagnostic software says everything is fine.
  • Politically Correct Virus: Never calls itself a "virus." Instead, it’s an "electronic microorganism."
  • Government Spokesman Virus: Nothing works but all your diagnostic software says everything is fine.
  • Right to Life Virus: Won’t allow you to delete a file, regardless of how old it is. If you attempt to erase a file, it requires you to first see a counselor about possible alternatives
    Useful Website

(Dr Surendernikhil Gupta)


The Quarter That Changed The World: Tobacco Taxation In California


    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)


  • Markedly increased triglycerides (>500 mg/dL) usually indicate a nonfasting patient (i.e., one having consumed any calories within 12–14 hour period prior to specimen collection).
  • If patient is fasting, hypertriglyceridemia is seen in hyperlipoproteinemia types I, IIb, III, IV, and V. Exact classification theoretically requires lipoprotein electrophoresis, but this is not usually necessary to assess a patient’s risk to atherosclerosis.
  • Cholestyramine, corticosteroids, estrogens, ethanol, miconazole (intravenous), oral contraceptives, spironolactone, stress, and high carbohydrate intake are known to increase triglycerides.
  • Decreased serum triglycerides are seen in abetalipoproteinemia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hyperthyroidism, malnutrition, and malabsorption states.
    Medi Finance Update

(Dr GM Singh)

Benefits of Fixed Maturity Plans

Protection from "Interest rate risk"

  • Rise in interest rates in the economy reduces the NAV of the income fund and vice–versa.
  • FMPs mitigate this risk by using a specific investment strategy whereby they invest in instruments that mature in line with the maturity of the FMP.

FMPs eliminate the interest rate risk. Premature withdrawal shall attract exit load. However even bank deposit attract penalty for premature withdrawal. In the current market volatility one can be safe and do not lose sleep in choosing FMPs. With little more planning staggered FMPs shall be more suited for those who plan expenditure.

    Drug Update

List of approved drugs from 01.01.2010 to 31.8.2010

Drug Name
DCI Approval Date
Indapamide (SR) 1.5mg/1.5mg + Nebivolol 2.5mg/5mg tablet
For the treatment of hypertension not controlled with monotherapy
    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

MMRV vaccine and febrile seizure risk

Among 12– to 23–month–olds who received their first dose of measles–containing vaccine, fever and seizure were elevated 7 to 10 days after vaccination. Vaccination with MMRV results in 1 additional febrile seizure for every 2300 doses given instead of separate MMR + varicella vaccines.

  Quote of the Day

(Dr GM Singh)

Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity. William Menninger

    Readers Responses

I would like to submit the following to Dr Parikh’s views on DVT: DVT may present with leg pains with redness of legs and the differential diagnosis is cellulitis. Cellulitis is warm to touch and the redness merges into skin with no specific borders.

  1. Calf tenderness is present clinically many a times with DVT of leg veins.
  2. D-Dimers are significantly raised in 97% of the times in presence of DVT.
  3. Patient must undergo an ultrasound scan whatever be the result of D-Dimers as that is the confirmatory test.
  4. Patient shall be started on low molecular weight heparin after suspicion of DVT and after ultrasound confirmation on warfarin as well and LMWH stopped once desired INR is reached.
  5. Any astute general or emergency physician or a general practitioner is expected to take above steps.
  6. If DVT patient develops symptoms like chest pain, dyspnea or collapse, suspect pulmonary embolism and patient shall be rushed to nearest emergency department where treatment and investigations along with type of specialty doctor varies according to clinical picture: (Wells criteria are good to follow for diagnosing)
    • Mild symptoms and signs: Treat with LMWH followed by CTPA within 24 hours.
    • Life-threatening PE with sinking BP: Thrombolyse via emergency or general physician – as there is no time for calling any surgeon followed by a CT scan if patient condition permitting. Patient may need to go for surgery if thromblolysis is not able to fully break the clot – though rare – role of vascular surgeon comes into play here and the patient may need transferring to the centre with such expertise accordingly
    • In some patients with recurrent DVTs or those who cannot be started on warfarin for some reasons, vascular surgeons may place a filter in the vena cava for preventing emboli to transfer to lungs.

It is a common problem to synonimise DVT with PE which though related but still separate entities. Also the management of both the conditions can be and shall be done at district level hospitals of the country in most of the cases. It is a good idea to have a printed DVT pathway in advance as that then leaves no ambiguity in proper management of DVT cases despite the variation in acumen of doctors, be it a big city or small or big corporate hospital or a district general hospital. Best wishes: Vivek Chhabra, Emergency Physician

    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

No reimbursements for medical errors

The Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the US has stopped reimbursing hospitals for the treatment of eight major preventable errors. The hospitals also cannot bill a patient for the cost of fixing these mistakes, said Dr K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee and President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

These errors are:

  • Objects left in the body during surgery
  • Air embolisms
  • Blood incompatibility

From 2004 through 2006, patient safety errors resulted in 238,337 potentially preventable deaths of U.S as per 5th annual Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study. This analysis of 41 million Medicare patient records, found that patients treated at top–performing hospitals were, on average, 43 percent less likely to experience one or more medical errors than patients at the poorest–performing hospitals. The overall medical error rate was about 3 percent for all Medicare patients. Among the other findings were:

  • Patients who experienced a patient safety incident had a 20 percent chance of dying as a result of the incident.
  • Over that time, there were increases in post–operative respiratory failure, post–operative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis, post–operative sepsis, and post–operative abdominal wound separation/splitting.
  • The most common types of medical errors were bed sores, failure to rescue, and post–operative respiratory failure. Together, they accounted for 63.4 percent of incidents.
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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 Bahadur 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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