eMedinewS 21st June 2013, Wednesday

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

Dr KK Aggarwal
President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist & Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy (March 10-13); National Vice President Elect Elect, Indian Medical Association; 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 & Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR

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The CPR 10 Mantra is – “within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10x10 i.e. 100 per minute.”

From the Desk of Editor in Chief

Can reducing MBBS course to three years be the answer?

One of the suggestions is to make MBBS a 3-year course on primary care with all subjects taught but with the intention of providing primary GP medical care.

For example, have only six months of basic anatomy in primary program and those who want to enter surgery get another three years of education with one year of anatomy classes linked to surgery. Why should every one learn all about advanced medicine including anatomy or physiology in MBBS?

Complete skeletal anatomy should be taught only to those who opt for orthopedics post MBBS. Same is true for advanced eye anatomy.

One can have basic MBBS course in every district in the country. For postgraduation they may have to enter a medical college.

In the US also, some universities have shortened medical school programs from four years to three.

Three-year programs generally are offered as an incentive for students to pick primary care, in order to prevent shortages of primary care doctors. Rather than having to spend two years taking basic courses and two years of doing clinical work in different specialties to determine their preferred Read More ….

What is charity?

Some time back after retuning from a free health check-up camp, I met a processor of Cardiology from Lucknow and started boasting that I saw 100 patients free today.

He said do not get excited. Charity is a positive, but still not the absolute positive, unless it is done without any motive or done secretly. He said that you were honoured on the stage, you got ..Read More

Dr K K Blogspot

OTC drug does not mean it can be taken without doctors advice

An over–the–counter antacid is often used to relieve mild cases of heartburn or acid reflux. Though they are .... Read More

Facts about sexual abuse

Situation: A 20-year-old male sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl

Dr. Bad:
This is a sexual play.
Read More

Diabetic or hypertensive? Get your urine albumin tested

Microalbuminuria or presence of albumin in the urine in micro amounts indicates early kidney damage; an early vascular endothelial dysfunction and early atherosclerosis ...Read More

Checklist for a doctor’s consultation
(Dr K K Aggarwal)

When you go to a doctor, make sure that you have reviewed your checklist.

You know the name and credentials of your doctor. ...Read More

News Around The Globe

IMA objects Health Ministry’s move to register AYUSH doctors under State Medical Councils.

In a letter to Dr. Vishwas Mehta, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, regarding Notification No. D.O. No.....Read More

IRDA guidelines to be challenged by IMA

IMA has reacted to the news item which appeared in local Bombay Mirror on 28th May, 2013 that the insurance companies........Read More

IMA opposes the new selection criteria for the position of Secretary, MCI.

In reference to the advertisement for the post of Secretary MCI subsequent to MCI Memorandum No. 154(3)/2013.... Read More

Clinical Establishment Act

IMA has written to the Home Minister to make provisions in relation to payment for the services provided under Section 12(2) .... Read More

Number of PHCs in India

As per information provide under RTI in an application dated 27.09.2012 No. Z.28020/34/2012-RHS/NRHM IV dated 10.10.12 As Read More

Shortage of MBBS in the country

As per information provide under RTI in an application dated 27.09.2012 No. Z.28020/34/2012-RHS/NRHM IV dated 10.10.12 Read More

Antibiotics and Statins: A Deadly Combo?

Prescribing clarithromycin or erythromycin to older patients on statins raised the risk for statin toxicity. In such cases ...... Read More

Tea and Coffee Lower Blood Pressure in Large French Registry

As per a large French retrospective analysis shows that drinking tea or coffee was associated with a small but statistically...... Read More

Blood Test Might Predict Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Evidence of two autoantibodies signaled a 70 percent risk, researchers say German researchers say they can predict who will... Read More

Every Minute Counts for Stroke Victims

For stroke victims, 15 minutes can mean the difference between life and death. Rapid treatment with a clot-dissolving..... Read More

Scans Uncover Dangerous Hardening of Abdominal Aorta

People with a "hardening" of the abdominal aorta are at increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Aorta is the largest artery.... Read More

Facebook Users Really 'Liked' Organ Donor Option: Study

Adding an organ donation option to the average Facebook user's profile prompted a dramatic rise in potential... Read More

Big Drop in HPV

The prevalence of human papillomavirus infection has declined by more than half since the introduction of the HPV .... Read More

Mediclaim premium to rise by 25%

The four public sector non-life companies with 70% share of individual health policies, have received approval ..... Read More


Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India Addressing a press conference on the occasion of World Environment Day

Valvular Heart Disease Update

Valvular thickening or sclerosis of the aortic and mitral valve is a frequent occurrence in hemodialysis patients and occur in 55 to 69 percent of individuals.

(Experts: Dr Ganesh K Mani, Dr Yugal Mishra, Dr Deepak Khurana, Dr Rajesh Kaushish, Dr K S Rathor, Dr Sandeep Singh and Dr KK Aggarwal)

Infertility Update (Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

How do counseling and support groups help those couples who are suffering from infertility?

Infertility at any age is a stressful experience, and counseling or support groups can be helpful. The intrusive nature of infertility testing and treatment can make you feel stressed or out of control. Feelings of sadness, anger, blame, guilt, depression and loss are normal and can be overwhelming at times. Discussing your concerns with your partner, medical staff and supportive people in your life is important. It may be helpful to join a support group or see a therapist.

Rabies Update (Dr. A K Gupta)

A vaccinated pet dog is bitten by a rabid animal. What should the owner do?

Ideally, the pet dog should be put to sleep (Euthanasia). The usual method of euthanasia for dogs is by IV injection of either concentrated magnesium sulphate solution or concentrated pentabarbitone.

(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)

Postmortem examination in death due to Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI)

The detailed history of the patient is included in the autopsy form that is submitted to the team (Autopsy Surgeon/Pathologist/Forensic Specialist) conducting Read More

Should a cardiologist give a phone consult?

Answer: One should not give telephonic consult at any cost.

In a Supreme Court Judgment Martin F. D'Souza vs Mohd Ishfaq (3541 of 2002) dated 17.02.2009 Justice Markandey Katju and G S Singhvi enlisted precautions which doctor/ Hospitals/Nursing Homes should take. Read More

Situation: Should the starting dose of T4 thyroid drug be same for the young and the elderly?
Dr. Bad: Yes
Dr. Good: No
Lesson: The dose per day can be full anticipated dose (1.6 mcg/kg/day) in young healthy patient but elderly Read More

Situation: A patient developed rifampicin toxicity.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was the history of intake of Ayurvedic drug not taken?
Lesson: Make sure to ask your patient if he/she is also on Ayurvedic drugs. Trikatu can enhance the action of anti–TB drugs.

Nice people have the most unique character like salt...
Their presence is never remembered.
But their absence makes all the things tasteless..!

Dr KK Aggarwal: kindly participate in diet survey https://docs.google.com/forms/
y2QfXXRfiguF9lEFv3goY/viewform …

Dr Deepak Chopra: How to handle when someone tells you they love you after knowing you for three days? http://bit.ly/11uQRhy #Health

No man can ever be satisfied with 4 things in life.

(1) Mobile
(2) Automobile
(3) TV
(4) Wife

Because there is always a better model in neighborhood. Read More

Don’t make a mockery of sex, pre marital sex as a proof of marriage. How can you provide a documentary proof? It seems now the courts will also guide us about how many times to use toilets. Utterly rubbish. Vivek, Varanasi

An Inspirational Story

Creative Food Art Portraits

Take a look at an apple tree. There might be five hundred apples on the tree, each with ten seeds. That's a lot of seeds!

We might ask, "Why would you need so many seeds to grow just a few more trees?"

Nature has something to teach us here. It's telling us: "Most seeds never grow. So if you really want to make something happen, you better try more than once." ............Read More

eMedi Quiz

Read this…………………

Immunoassays detect all except....

A.lupus anticoagulant
B.anti-b2-glycoprotein 1 antibodies
C.antibodies agaist phosholipids other than cadiolipins
D. Antibodies agaist phospholipids binding plasma protein

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Supplementation of probiotics has a supportive role in which dermatologic disorder?

A. Psoriasis
B. Atopic dermatitis
C. Dermatitis herpetiformis
D. Acne vulgaris

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: B. Atopic dermatitis

Correct answers received from: dr kalpana verma, rajeev ardey, Dr Brijesh soni, dr kanta jain, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Dr. Thakor Hitendrsinh G, DR AVTAR KRISHAN, deepti jain, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai

Answer for 19th June Mind Teaser: C.Lupus anticoagulant

Correct answers received from: deepti jain, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai

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ZOONOSIS – 2013-Conference on Prevention of Diseases
Communicable from Animals to Human

Saturday, 6th July, 9.30 am – 5 pm

Venue: Meeting Room, 1st Floor, A Wing, Dr S P Mukerjee Civic Centre (MCD), Jawaharlal Nehru Marg (Opp Ramlila Ground, Asaf Ali Marg), New Delhi, Entry from Gate 3.

(All About Flu, Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, Neurocysticercosis, Leptospirosis, Food Allergies etc.)

For Free Registration: Email: rekhapapola@gmail.com
9899974439 (Rekha Papola), 9810301261 (Dr Uday Kakroo)

Enrollment for workshop

Heart Care Foundation of India under the aegis of Perfect Health Mela is organizing a series of skill workshops in the month of Oct as per the following programmes

Communication Skills 23rd October, Wednesday
8 am
Constitution Club of India
4 hours
Handling Media crisis Saturday 26th October
2 pm
Constitution Club of India
1 hour
Conflict Management 24th October Thursday
10 am
Constitution Club of India
2 hours
Organizational Behavior 24th October Thursday
8 am
Constitution Club of India
2 hours
Team Building 25th October, Friday
8 am
Constitution Club of India
2 hours
Time Management 25th October, Friday
10 am
Constitution Club of India
2 hours

The workshops will have experts interacting both theoretically and with practical demonstrations and interactions. If interested, kindly confirm your registration at rekhapapola@gmail.com. You can also forward this information to your interested friends and colleagues for a registration.

Dr KK Aggarwal
Padma Shri and Dr B.C. Roy National Awardee
President of Heart Care foundation of India

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