eMedinewS 23rd June 2013, Sunday

     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

Can Apollo docs be booked in 304A when DMC says no negligence?

Six doctors of Apollo Hospital have been booked for causing death by negligence of a 70-year-old man in 2009 as per police.

According to the hospital, there is no medical negligence. The patient had multiple pre-existing co-morbid conditions including uncontrolled diabetes, heart and kidney disease. Appropriate care and treatment was provided by a competent multidisciplinary team but the patient, sadly, succumbed to his illness.

The Delhi Medical Council also ordered that the patient was duly treated as per established norms.

A case has been filed with police station on May 31 over an order of Saket court. The patient, complainant’s father, was admitted to the hospital on March 6, 2009 with perianal abscess with diabetes and CAD. He was on blood thinners.Allegations ·

  • After remaining in the hospital for 27 days, the patient died on April 1, 2009, due to gross, grave, reckless and culpable criminal negligence of the accused,who had vision, reasonable foresight and complete knowledge and awareness of the consequences of their acts, but showed thorough disregard and indifference.
  • There was unreasonable delay in conducting surgery for drainage of perianal abscess.
  • The surgery was performed after an unjustified delay of 20 hours from the time of admission.
  • Blood thinners were discontinued prior to surgery and were not restarted again. This contributed to a heart attack on March, 27, 2009 as per the allegation.
  • Anemia was not corrected on time. ….Read More


sprritual blogDifferent Interpretation of the different flood disaster

Deepak Chopra, in his book, “How to know GOD”, he describes seven types of people with different consciousness levels. The first level is people with Fight and Flight response, who either fight or flight an adversity. Second level is people with reactive response, who are fault finders when an adversity comes. ...Read More

Dr K K Blogspot

cardiology news
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wellness blog

White sugar as addicting as heroin and cocaine

White sugar is addictive and the number one cause of heart disease. The sweetener prompt the same .... Read More


Facts about sexual abuse

Situation: A child was sexually abused.

Dr. Bad:
It is rare in the society.

Dr. Good: It is common in society.

Lesson: In addition to Read More

press release

Weekend inadequate sleep can impair health

Around one-third people sleep less than seven hours per night on weekdays or workdays, Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India & National Vice President-Elect IMA. Read More


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

Why do doctors not live long? (Dr K K Aggarwal)

When I was the President of Delhi Medical Association in 2005, we wanted to make a Read More

News Around The Globe

Ex-smokers live longer after surgery

Smokers who quit a year or more prior to major surgery had a reduced risk ( 17%) of life-threatening postop complications said ....Read More

tPA has long lasting benefits

Patients who received alteplase within 6 hours of symptom onset had a significantly more favorable functional profile at ........Read More

Big drop in HPV, vaccine gets credit

The prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in young women has declined by more than half since the .... Read More

Post-PCI risk mixed in obese patients

Obesity had a mixed effect on outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), conferring an increased mortality risk .... Read More

Memantine may improve cognition in bipolar disorder

A drug that for years has been approved to treat moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease may have a role in improving the Read More

ADA: Exercise gives fat a makeover

Exercise turns on a host of metabolism-boosting genes in fat in both humans and animals, that -- at least in mice -- boost Read More

Indians think blood donation could alter their personality

Washington: Indian recipients prefer to get an organ transplant or blood transfusion from a donor whose personality or behaviour matches theirs, a new study has found as reported in the Indian Express. Some people in India and the US, who undergo transplants, believe that their personality or behaviour may change to become more like that of the blood or organ donor, researchers from the University of Michigan, said. They feel so "creeped out" that they would decline an organ or blood that came from a murderer or thief, the study conducted on participants from India and US found. People think that behaviours and personalities are partly due to something hidden deep inside their blood or bodily organs, Meredith Meyer, the study's lead author, said. Surprisingly, researchers found that results from blood transfusions were just as strong as from heart transplants. "Since blood transfusions are so common and relatively straightforward, we had expected people might think that they have very little effect," Meyer said. Participants viewed a list of possible human donors and judged whether they wanted someone who shared similar traits. Possible donors also included two animals: a pig or a chimpanzee. Read More


today emedipics

CPR 10 camp was organized by Heart Care Foundation of India at EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organization), Wazirpur on 30th May 2013

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 can male and female fertility be preserved before cancer treatment?

Men: Semen samples may be frozen at a sperm bank or fertility center before starting chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Sperm counts may be low or absent as a result of the underlying cancer. If sperm counts are low and/or the supply is limited from the frozen sample, the sperm can be used for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

Women: If time and circumstances allow, women may be treated with IVF. Embryos created by IVF are then frozen and may be stored for years. If radiation is to be administered to the pelvis, the ovaries may be repositioned surgically out of the radiation field. This will reduce the risk that radiation will damage the eggs.

Rabies Update (Dr. A K Gupta)

What are the signs of rabies during the prodromal phase in animals?

Prodromal phase may last for 1-3 days and the animal may show only vague CNS signs, which intensify rapidly and death is virtually certain within 10 days after the initial onset of signs.

medicolegal update

(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, 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. Read More

ijcp book of medical records
medicolegal forum

Can a cardiologist complain against another cardiologist for his unethical practices?

A: In fact, Medical Council of India encourages a doctor to expose unethical conducts of other doctors. In MCI vs IMA case, the council took action against the President and Secretary of IMA for violation of code of conduct for endorsing a product, it was on the behest of Read More

dr good dr bad

Situation: What is the half life of T4?
Dr. Bad: It does not matter.
Dr. Good: One week
Lesson: It takes about six weeks (6 half lives) before study (13.9) is attained after therapy is initiated or the dose is changed. Read More

make sure

Situation: A patient with prosthetic heart valves (bioprosthetic) developed infective endocarditis.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was he not given infective endocarditis prophylaxis?
Lesson: Make sure that all patients with prosthetic heart valves (bioprosthetic or homograft) are given infective endocarditis prophylaxis.

quote of the day

You have to forget about what other people say, when you're supposed to die, or when you're supposed to love. You have to forget about all these things. Jimi Hendrix

twitter of the day

Dr KK Aggarwal: Tuberous Xanthoma in diabetes Mellitus: a case report sonia jain et al IJCP vol-23 no-12 may 2013

Dr Deepak Chopra: There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge & stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.

emedinews humor

An elderly lady is on the witness stand in a small town courtroom. The prosecutor asks her if she knows the defense attorney and she says, "Yes, I do. He's a drunkard. He's never sober. I've known him all his life."

The defense attorney asks her, "Ma’am, do you know the prosecutor?' She answers, Read More

reader response


No, Understanding body as a whole, knowhow of diagnosis, medicine and its formulations, pathological support, perfect applications r very lengthy& time-consuming. It is not possible to co-opt. Jagdish Shah

An Inspirational Story

The stonecutter

There was once a stonecutter who was dissatisfied with himself and with his position in life. One day, he passed a wealthy merchant’s house and through the open gateway saw many fine possessions and important visitors. "How powerful that merchant must be!" thought the stonecutter. He became very envious, and wished that he could be like the merchant. Then he would no longer have to live the life of a mere stonecutter.

To his great surprise, he suddenly became the merchant, enjoying more luxuries and power than he had ever dreamed of, envied and detested by those less wealthy than himself. But soon a high official passed by, carried in a sedan chair, accompanied by attendants, and escorted by soldiers beating gongs. Everyone, no matter how wealthy, had to bow low before the procession. "How powerful that official is!" he thought. "I wish that I could be a high official!"
............Read More

eMedi Quiz

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"ALLworld "

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: 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

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: B. Omega-3 > omega-6 fatty acids

Correct answers received from: Dr. B.B. Gupta, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, DR AVTAR KRISHAN, Dr Prachi, Dr Yaswant, Dr Shipra Yadav, Dr Jai, Dr Rajeev, Dr Shikhar, Dr Pawan, Dr Shyam, Dr Aayush, Dr SP Kalantri, Dr Raghav.

Answer for 21st June Mind Teaser: A. Lupus anticoagulant

Correct answers received from: Dr.BITAAN SEN & Dr.JAYASHREE SEN.

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Forthcoming Events

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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