eMedinewS23rd October 2013, Wednesday

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

Dr KK Aggarwal

President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist & Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Editor in Chief IJCP Group, National Vice President Elect, Indian Medical Association; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council, Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy (March 10–13); 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);
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20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela will opens from tomorrow

The 20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela is being organized by the Heart Care Foundation of India at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi from 23rd to 27th October, 2013 in association with Departments of Central and Delhi Government, Central Bank of India, LIC, Coca Cola, GAIL and various hospitals and NGOs. 50 hours of community service in terms of free education, entertainment, checkups, infotainment and competitions. Free checkups will be available round the clock from all pathies. The Mela will be a unique event to create health awareness about all aspects of health for people from all walks of life incorporating all pathies under one roof. The Mela will also be a perfect picnic spot for a family to have health, education through infotainment.

Pacing Without Leads

The first leadless pacemaker, less than one-tenth the size of a conventional pacemaker, has been approved for use in Europe. It can be delivered via a catheter into the heart.

There will be elimination of the visible lump and scar at a conventional pacemaker's implant site. Also there is removal of patient activity restrictions that may prevent the dislodgement or damage to a conventional lead.

Initial results from the first-in-man LEADLESS study presented at the Heart Rhythm Society meeting, showed successful implantation in 32 of 33 patients and performance comparable with traditional pacemakers with leads.

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 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute."


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Leverage your strengths

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1. Know your strengths
2.According to a British study, only about one-third of people have a useful understanding of their strengths.
3. If something comes easily, you may take it for granted and not identify it as a strength. If you are not sure, ask someone you respect and who knows you well, by noticing what people compliment you on, and by thinking about what comes most easily to you.
4. Strengths which most closely linked to happiness are gratitude, hope, vitality, curiosity, and love.
5. Strengths are so important that they're worth cultivating and applying in your daily life, even if they don't come naturally to you.

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The Missing Watch

There once was a farmer who discovered that he had lost his watch in the barn. It was no ordinary watch because it had sentimental value for him. After searching high and low among the hay for a long while; he gave up and enlisted the help of a group of children playing outside the barn.

He promised them that the person who found it would be rewarded. Hearing this, the children hurried inside the barn, went through and around the entire stack of hay but still could not find the watch. Just when the farmer was about to give up looking for his watch, a little boy went up to him and asked to be given another chance.

The farmer looked at him and thought, "Why not? After all, this kid looks sincere enough." So the farmer sent the little boy back in the barn. After a while the little boy came out with the watch in his hand! The farmer was both happy and surprised and so he asked the boy how he succeeded where the rest had failed.

The boy replied, "I did nothing but sit on the ground and listen. In the silence, I heard the ticking of the watch and just looked for it in that direction."

A peaceful mind can think better than a worked up mind. Allow a few minutes of silence to your mind every day, and see, how sharply it helps you to set your life the way you expect it to be!

News Around The Globe

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News

  • A small but significant percentage (6%) of patients with Graves' disease show elevated plasma levels of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4), suggesting the presence of a novel subtype of the disease, according to a new study presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association.
  • A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has endorsed miltefosine capsules for the treatment of visceral, cutaneous, and mucosal leishmaniasis. The manufacturer’s proposed indication for the oral miltefosine capsules is for children and adults aged 12 years and older who weigh 30 kg or more.
  • A test that looks at gene mutations and microRNA (miRNA) in indeterminate thyroid nodules may help clarify which patients need surgery, according to a new study presented at the American Thyroid Association meeting. In a small study, known mutations associated with thyroid cancer correctly identified 58% of cancerous thyroid biopsies, but sensitivity rose to 81% when miRNA expression analysis was included.
  • In an analysis of Danish national data, infants born to mothers taking propylthiouracil (PTU) early in pregnancy had about a 50% higher risk of birth defects, and those taking methimazole (MMI) had a 75% greater risk than children born to women in the general population not taking the drug, Peter Laurberg, MD, of Aalborg University Hospital in Denmark, and colleagues reported at the American Thyroid Association meeting.
  • Patients whose weight falls into a higher category of body mass index (BMI) and obesity have an increased risk for multiple chronic diseases, according to a study published online October 16 in Family Practice. Younger people who are obese have similar chronic disease profiles as older, nonobese people.

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Rabies News (Dr. A K Gupta)

Is hydrophobia a sign of rabies in dogs?

Hydrophobia is not a sign of rabies in dogs. Rabid dogs can drink water and even swim in water. If a rabid dog is not able to drink water, it is because of paralysis of jaw muscles and not due to hydrophobia.

cardiology news

(Dr KK Aggarwal, Group Editor in Chief, IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinewS)

  • A small, pilot study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) 2013 has suggested that a program combining high-intensity intervals on a stationary exercise bicycle with a Mediterranean diet might lead to sustained weight loss and avoid rebound weight gain in obese people who are at high risk of cardiovascular disease. According to Gabriel Lapierre, Montreal Heart Institute, QC, the 29 obese individuals in their study shed an average of 7 kg at the end of a nine-month diet and exercise program, which they sustained at 18 months. He said, "The take-home message is that the program is highly efficient for weight loss, improving cardiometabolic risk, improving exercise tolerance, and if you continue on it, you are able to maintain the benefits long term."
  • A FDA advisory panel voted overwhelmingly against recommending approval of an expanded indication for a highly purified ethyl ester of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), a derivative of omega-3 fatty acids, for use in combination with a statin in the treatment of patients with mixed dyslipidemia and coronary heart disease or a coronary heart disease risk equivalent. Specifically, the members of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs advisory committee, which was chaired by Dr Robert Smith (Brown University, Providence, RI), did not feel the reduction in lipid and lipoprotein parameters observed in the ANCHOR trial with Vascepa (Amarin, Dublin, Ireland) were sufficient to recommend to support the expanded indication, given the uncertainty about the drug ’s effects on hard clinical outcomes. While the panel was fairly certain Vascepa reduced triglycerides, they also felt there was insufficient evidence that reducing triglycerides lowers the risk of clinical events.
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(Dr KK Aggarwal, Group Editor in Chief, IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinewS)

  • Adding mild hypothermia to neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in infants with very severe cardiorespiratory problems did not improve neurological outcomes at 2 years. In a study, infants randomized to receive ECMO with cooling showed a mean cognitive score of 88.0 (standard deviation 16.2) at 2 years compared with 90.6 (SD 13.1) for those who received ECMO alone, a nonsignificant difference, according to David Field, DM, from the department of health sciences at the University of Leicester in England and colleagues. The scores of the other two components of the Bayley-III Scales of Infant and Toddler Development test used to assess the primary outcome were also similar: 95.5 versus 96.3 for language and 89.9 versus 96.2 for motor (ECMO with and without cooling, respectively).
  • As per findings of a single-center study reported at the American Thyroid Association meeting, newborns have sufficient iodine levels whether they're breastfed or formula-fed. In the study, urine iodine concentrations were similar and well above the required 100 mcg/L for infants who received only breast milk, only formula, or a combination of the two.
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Renal Denervation may benefit Certain Heart Patients

Renal denervation improves outcomes in patients with advanced heart failure or treatment-resistant arterial hypertension, according to a trio of studies presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) meeting.

Heart failure patients who underwent renal denervation with radiofrequency ablation saw an improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) from 25% at baseline to 31% after 12 months while patients who received standard therapy had minimal and nonsignificant changes from 26% at baseline to 28% at 1 year.

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Karwa Chauth celebratedwi th a difference

A special Karwa Chauth ceremony was observed as a part of 20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela Celebrations and was dedicated to prevention of HIV/AIDS prevention. The theme of the event was "Be Faithful to Your Partner".

An HIV/AIDS prevention message was also released on the occasion depicting the ABC of HIV/AIDS prevention, where A stands for abstinence or no to pre-marriage sex; B stands for Be faithful to your partner and C stands for if not then consistent and correct use of condoms.

A special movie show was organized for married women at Savitri Cinema, Greater Kailash – II and was interjected with HIV/AIDS message.

Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and MTNL Perfect Health Mela said that in the forthcoming 20thMTNL Perfect Health Mela being organized by the Heart Care Foundation of India from 23rd to 27th October, 2013 at Constitution Club of India, there will be a special workshops and awareness programmes on HIV/AIDS prevention.

20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela opens tomorrow at 8 a.m.

The 20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela is being organized by the Heart Care Foundation of India at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi from 23rd to 27th October, 2013 in association with Departments of Central and Delhi Government, Central Bank of India, LIC, Coca Cola, GAIL and various hospitals and NGOs. 50 hours of community service in terms of free education, entertainment, checkups, infotainment and competitions. Free checkups will be available round the clock from all pathies. The Mela will be a unique event to create health awareness about all aspects of health for people from all walks of life incorporating all pathies under one roof. The Mela will also be a perfect picnic spot for a family to have health, education through infotainment.

Points

  • The Mela will provide budding artists a platform to test their talent.
  • Healthy competitions held at the Mela bring the best out of participating children, nurses and doctors.
  • Perfect Health Mela is the right spot to know how to lead a healthy life up to the age of 100.
  • Combination of weight, training and aerobics exercise is the best prescription for the overweight patients at risk for diabetes and heart disease. Aerobics exercise alone is also good as it reduces weight and inches off the waist line. Weight lifting alone has little benefit.

Specialist OPDs at 20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela In the forthcoming 20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela

being organized by the Heart Care Foundation of India at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi from 23rd to 27th October, 2013, the Foundation will organize specialist OPDs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dr Aggarwal said that specialists from all pathies and from fields like Cardiology, Medicine, Child Care, Bone Care, Skin, Neurology, Kidney, Liver, etc. will be available for free on the spot consultations.

Anmol, a festival for children with special needs at 20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela

Anmol, a festival for children with special needs will be organized on Saturday, 26th October at the 20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela. The Mela is being organized by the Heart Care Foundation of India at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi from 23rd to 27th October, 2013. Children with special needs may have disability in one aspect of life but they may excel in other parameters, said Dr Aggarwal.

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A special Karwa Chauth ceremony was observed as a part of 20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela Celebrations. The theme of the event was “Be Faithful to Your Partner”.

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An orange a day keeps stroke away

today video of the day20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela Press Conference with Marwadi Yuva Manch, Faridabad

20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela Press Conference at Marwah Studio, Noida

Cultural Evening at IMA

eMedi Quiz

Read this…………………

Do women have more headaches than men?

A. No, they get equal numbers.
B. Yes, but not that many more.
C.Yes, and the headaches are more severe.
D.Condyles of tibia.
E.Yes, but men tend to get more painful kinds that last longer.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: What percentage of your diet should fat make up?

A. About 10 percent of your daily calories.
B. About 20 percent of your daily calories.
C. About 30 percent of your daily calories.
D. About 40 percent of your daily calories.
E. There is no recommended amount of fat; you should strive to eat as little of it as possible.

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser:C. About 30 percent of your daily calories.

Correct answers received from: Dr P K Sahu, Dr Prakash Khalap, Arvind Gajjar, daivadheenam, Dr. P. C. Das, Yamini Alsi, Dr. V.P. Thakral, Dr.K.Raju, Dr.K.V.Sarma, Dr Arpan Gandhi, Anil Bairaria Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Avtar Krishan, Dr Kanta jain, Dr B K Agarwal,

Answer for 21st October Mind Teaser:4.Condyles of tibia.

Correct answers received from: Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Avtar Krishan, Dr Kanta jain, Dr B K Agarwal

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com



medicolegal update

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Teacher: Billy, stop making ugly faces at other students!

Billy: Why, ma’am!

Teacher: Because when I was a child, my parents told me that if I kept making ugly faces my face would stay that way!

Billy: Well, I can see you didn’t listen then!

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medicolegal update

Situation: A patient was brought to the ICU in cardiogenic shock.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why didn’t you take him for emergency angiography and subsequent PTCA?
Lesson: Make Sureto perform an emergency diagnostic angiography and mechanical revascularization with PTCA in patients of cardiogenic shock. Results of NRMI–2 trial suggest that this intervention is much better than thrombolytic therapy in such patients.

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If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point. Dirk Benedict.

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Dr KK Aggarwal: Shorter acting calcium channel blockers linked to breast cancer http://bit.ly/15Lvpwx #Health

Dr Deepak Chopra: Those who make wise choices in life should wind up happier & more successful

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Dear Sir, All the very best for the Mela. Regards: Dr Tapan

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