eMedinewS 22nd June 2013, Saturday

     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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cpr10 Mantra The CPR 10 Mantra is – “within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10x10 i.e. 100 per minute.”

          Ringtone - CPR 10 Mantra Hindi
          Ringtone - CPR 10 Mantra English

From the Desk of Editor in Chief

AMA Declares Obesity a Disease

Although policies adopted by AMA have no legal standing, decisions are often referenced in influencing governmental bodies. This decision could have implications for provider reimbursement, public policy, patient stigma, and International Classification of Diseases coding.

Obesity is a pathophysiologic disease. There is a treatment for this disease; it involves behavioral modifications, medications and surgeons.It’s like hypertension. Obesity is a disease. It's very, very, very clear that even though not every hypertensive gets a stroke and not every obese person suffers the complications, this does not change the fact that obesity is a disease. Others feel that it’s more like smoking. Smoking isn't a disease. Smoking can cause disease such as lung cancer

Breaking News: New SARS like illness in Middle East

Advisory Consider the possibility of MERS-CoV infection in travelers with fever, cough, shortness of breath, or breathing difficulties, or other symptoms suggesting an infection, and with a recent history of travel in the Middle East.

Facts about the disease

A novel coronavirus, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), causing severe respiratory illness emerged in 2012 in Saudi Arabia. Read More ….

sprritual blogDakshinayana is the start of negative state of mind

Uttarayana and Dakshinayana are not only time periods mentioned in the Vedic literature but also the state of minds. Uttarayana means a period for a positive state of mind and Dakshinayana a period for relatively negative state of mind. ...Read More

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White rice as risky as white bread in causing diabetes

Eating more white rice increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, especially for Asian populations.
.... Read More


Facts about sexual abuse

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

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press release

Smoking leads to cardiovascular ageing

Consuming tobacco can increase the cardiovascular age of a person which can be much higher than the 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 ..Read More

News Around The Globe

New recommendation

For women ages 21 to 24 years with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US) or ........Read More

Using the glycemic index

Choose foods in the low GI category instead of those in the high GI category. .... Read More

New outbreak

The novel coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East is eerily similar to SARS, according to an expert who was part of a .... Read More

The case of Mukhtiar Chand Vs. State of Punjab (AIR 19999 SC 468) (Anil. K.G. Advocate)

This is a case wherein a person possessing a degree of integrated medicine which is a combination of Indian Read More

Extramarital Relationship

Question: I am 45 year old single mom of 10 year old girl, husband passed away 6 years back. My problem is after Read More

New endpoints proposed for chemotherapy in ovarian cancer

Quality of life (QoL) and symptom benefit should be accepted by clinicians and regulators as additional coprimary endpoints in clinical trials of chemotherapies for platinum-resistant and refractory ovarian cancer, according to a group of experts. (Source: Medscape)

Serial MRI helps manage iron overload

A series of MRI exams over time is central to early identification and treatment of cardiac iron overload in patients with beta-thalassemia major, according to a consensus statement from the American Heart Association. (Source: Medpage Today)

New contrast agent enables earlier diagnosis in Parkinson's

When the contrast agent ioflupane I 123 with iodine (DaTscan, GE Healthcare) is used with single-photon emission computed tomography(SPECT) to diagnose early-stage Parkinson's disease, it performs as well as clinical assessment at 1-year follow-up, according to a new study. The method could improve the diagnosis of early-stage disease and help ensure that patients get put on the right therapeutic regimen from the outset. (Source: Medscape)

Minimizing joint spacing crucial in RA

Combination therapy that inhibited narrowing of joint spaces in early rheumatoid arthritis was linked to less physical disability and patients' continuing employment, a post-hoc analysis of a randomized trial found. (Source: Medpage Today)


today emedipics

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

When should surgery be avoided in chronic mitral regurgitation?

Asymptomatic patients with severe chronic MR and normal LV systolic function (defined as LV ejection fraction (LVEF) =60 percent and LV end–systolic dimension <40 mm) are usually followed and managed conservatively.

(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)

What is gamete donation?

When a couple is unable to get pregnant on their own, sometimes they use a donor’s egg or sperm. This is called "gamete donation". When a child is conceived this way, the parents must decide whether to tell their child or keep this information private.

Rabies Update (Dr. A K Gupta)

What is important for the success of Animal Birth Control (ABC) program?

The success of this program hinges on the sterilization of 70% of the strays in a given geographic area within 6 months, before the next reproductive cycle begins; otherwise the entire effort is negated.

medicolegal update

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

Countercoup injury of brain

Two types of impacts occur on the skull and the sound wave elicited by the impact. The first at the site where the force is applied, the second where the advancing segments of the accelerated brain are brought suddenly to Read More

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medicolegal forum

How should an opinion be given on email?

When giving a written opinion either on paper or through email, take the following precautions and should write

a. “Expert opinion provided as a professional courtesy only”

b. “Nominal fee charged is only to cover the Read More

dr good dr bad

Situation: After starting treatment how long does it take for symptoms to start improving?
Dr. Bad: It may take 3 months.
Dr. Good: Within two weeks.
Lesson: Patients who are treated with T4 usually begin to improve within 2 weeks but complete recovery can take Read More

make sure

Situation: A patient with uncomplicated gonorrhea comes to hospital for treatment.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why did I advise ampicillin to this patient?
Lesson: Make sure to remember that cure can be elicited by administering oral doxycycline to patients with uncomplicated gonorrhea.

quote of the day

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all. Friedrich Nietzsche

twitter of the day

Dr KK Aggarwal: Carbohydrates substitute to saturated fat not the answer http://bit.ly/14JxRjo #Health

Dr Deepak Chopra: The goal of the path is to transform your awareness from separation to unity. In unity we perceive love, express love, are only love.

emedinews humor

Three Professionals

A Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineer were riding together to an Engineering Seminar, the car began jerking and shuttering. The mechanical engineer, said, "I think the car has a faulty carburetor." The Read More

reader response

Namasteji, with due respects i don't agree a 3 yr MBBS is the answer we need to motivate our young doctors to have some dedication towards rural India that is an important part of their dharma as an Indian and as a doctor trained at the expense of the population with respects for your great work. yognat

An Inspirational Story

Peace of mind

Once Buddha was walking from one town to another town with a few of his followers. This was in the initial days. While they were travelling, they happened to pass a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, I am thirsty. Do get me some water from that lake there.

The disciple walked up to the lake. When he reached it, he noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid.
. ............Read More

eMedi Quiz

Read this…………………

The ideal relationship between the proportion of omega-6 and omega -3 fatty acid in the diet of a patient with acne is ...

A. Omega - 6 > omega -3 fatty acids
B. Omega-3 > omega-6 fatty acids
C. Omega-6 = omega -3 fatty acids
D. No relationship exists between acne and dietary fatty acids

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Immunoassays detect all except....

A. Lupus anticoagulant
B. Anti-b2-glycoprotein 1 antibodies
C. Antibodies against phospholipids other than cadiolipins
D. Antibodies against phospholipids binding plasma protein

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: A. Lupus anticoagulant

Correct answers received from: Dr Kanta jain, Dr. Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal, DrGajveer, Dr.K.Raju, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, DR AVTAR KRISHAN, Dr chandresh Jardosh, Sudipto Samaddar, daivadheenam, DR SANTHAKUMARI, DR AYYAVOO ERODE, .

Answer for 19th June Mind Teaser: B. Atopic dermatitis

Correct answers received from: Sudipto Samaddar, Dr. Ashok K. Ghosh, DR AYYAVOO ERODE

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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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