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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; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy; 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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  Editorial …

23rd December 2012, Sunday

Biggest Cardiology Stories of 2012 from Heart Wire

Hypertension

The hottest thing right now is renal-nerve denervation.

When you cut the renal nerve, you are cutting the signal from the kidney back to the brain and the rest of the body. That is what is bringing down the blood pressure; the kidney is in a way regulating the sympathetic nervous system and telling the brain what to do.

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    Constipation Update

Even when large volumes are ingested, PEG induced diarrhoea is associated with minimal electrolyte losses or gains. PEG 3350 electrolyte solutions are thus safer than osmotic salts such as magnesium and sodium sulphate or phosphate, especially in patients with impaired renal or cardiac function. Attar A, Lémann M, Ferguson A, et al. Comparison of a low dose polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution with lactulose for treatment of chronic constipation. Gut 1999;44(2):226

 
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Dr. KK Aggarwal awarded ISWA Honorary Fellowship

Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India was awarded Dr. RD Sharma ISWA Honorary Fellowship in appreciation and recognition of his contributions in the field of science, writing and communication.

 
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    National News

Dear Colleague, Let’s celebrate New Year by learning CPR-10 and saving the life of a person

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Kolkata records maximum dengue cases among metros

NEW DELHI: Kolkata has recorded three times more dengue cases than Mumbai and Chennai. In sheer numbers, Delhi is a close second with 2,068 cases of the mosquito-borne disease that is causing havoc across the country this year. Kolkata leads among the metros with the highest number of dengue cases (3321). Mumbai has recorded 907 cases of dengue, and Chennai (988) in 2012. Kolkata's dengue numbers increased rose 199 in 2011 to as high as 3,321 in a year. Mumbai's cases have increased by 283%, while Chennai has seen over a 100% rise in dengue numbers this year compared to 2011. Delhi, which has recorded a 186% increase in dengue cases this year compared to 2011, is seeing an outbreak of the most dangerous and virulent form of dengue virus this season. Genetic analysis of the virus strains in circulation in India has shown that Delhi is seeing a massive circulation of dengue virus serotype 2 which causes hemorrhagic fever and hence records a high mortality rate. A further analysis of the type 2 strain has shown that the virus has also mutated. Dr AC Dhariwal, chief of India's National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, told TOI that the genetic analysis of the virus strain conducted by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has found that it is of genotype 4 that didn't exist earlier.
Dr Dhariwal said, "Type 2 strain of dengue is known to result with severe manifestations of the disease. On the other hand, we have seen a completely new genotype this season." (Source: TOI, Dec 20, 2012)

Medical mistakes in Indian movies

Dear all, eMedinewS is starting a special series on ‘Medical mistakes in Indian movies’. We invite all our readers to share with us the following information:

  1. Scene/s where the image of the medical profession has been maligned in an unrealistic manner, or
  2. Scene/s where medical care and approach has been depicted incorrectly, or
  3. Scenes where the medical profession has been portrayed correctly.

Send us the clippings or description of the scenes. This would be a start to a special campaign to rebuild the image of the medical profession.

Certificate courses in 2D and 3D Echocardiography/Fellowship Diploma in non invasive cardiology Contact Dr KK Aggarwal, Moolchand Medcity, email: emedinews@gmail.com

    Valvular Heart Disease Update

Concurrent tricuspid valve surgery with chronic MR surgery

Concurrent tricuspid annuloplasty in patients undergoing mitral repair without mitral valve prolapse who have mild to moderate TR and tricuspid annular dilatation or pulmonary hypertension

(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)

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    International News

(Contributed by Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Painful speed bumps? Could be appendicitis

Diagnostic uncertainty surrounding appendicitis could turn into a small bump in the road, according to a study showing a high correlation between appendicitis and pain on driving over speed bumps on the way to the hospital. Of 64 patients with suspected acute appendicitis, 54 had worsening pain when traveling over speed bumps (speed-bump positive). Subsequently, 34 of the 54 patients were found to have histological proven appendicitis, and 33 of the 34 had positive speed-bump tests, reported Helen Ashdown, BM BCh, of the University of Oxford in England, and colleagues in BMJ. (Source: Medpage Today)

Fungal keratitis diagnosis speeded by hybridization assay

Researchers in Taiwan have developed an oligonucleotide hybridization test that can diagnose fungal keratitis in a day instead of a week, with better sensitivity than standard culture assays , according to results published online September 20 and in the December issue of Ophthalmology. (Source: Medscape)

Hep C drug linked to fatal skin reactions

The oral hepatitis C drug telaprevir (Incivek) will now carry a boxed warning about potentially fatal skin reactions in the wake of multiple deaths, its manufacturer said Wednesday. Source: Medpage Today)

Safety info for generic drugs often differs from brand label

Generic drugs often differ from brand name drugs in their safety labeling despite standards mandated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a new report. Physicians should be aware of such differences and regulators should consider new strategies for harmonizing bioequivalent labels," Jon Duke, MD, from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine, both in Indianapolis, and colleagues write. The researchers report their findings in an article published online October 8 in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. (Source: Medscape)

 
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    Spiritual Update

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

Suno Samjho Jaano Karo

Dr. Vijay Langar, our chief anesthetist at Moolchand Hospital once brought a spiritual guru to me. Once I finished my consultation, he asked for consultation fee. I asked him for a seekh (Lesson) and he said, “suno, samjho, jaano, karo” and walked away. This is what the gist of Vedic science is and also clearly defined in Bhagavad Gita by Lord Krishna.

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

How can assisted reproductive techniques help couples diagnosed with endometriosis?

According to western figures, couples diagnosed with endometriosis have success rates with assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures such as in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF–ET) that are similar to those for couples with other causes of infertility. Success rates for ART procedures vary greatly depending on a woman’s age. Nationally, live birth rates for IVF–ET are approximately 30-35% for women under age 35, 25% from ages 35 to 37, 15–20% from ages 38 to 40, and about 10% between 41 and 42. IVF–ET is the most effective treatment for moderate or severe endometriosis, particularly if surgery fails to restore fertility.

 
    Tat Tvam Asi………and the Life Continues……

(Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director, Dept. of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity Hospital, Gurgaon)

How much liver should be left behind with the donor?

At least 35% of the liver is left behind with the donor. CT volumetry is very important to calculate this volume.

 
    An Inspirational Story

A Dream cannot be sold

Jehdi and Hassan were two merchants who were very close friends. Jehdi was a cheerful person, almost frivolous, whereas Hassan was very serious, perhaps too cautious and careful. But an unbreakable bond of friendship tied them together and this made their journey for business happy, for they never had any dispute.

One time they started together toward the city of Touria. They arrived at the outskirts of a forest where the big trees, moist rocks and cool shade invited them to take a well–deserved rest. Within a minute Jehdi fell asleep. Hassan looked at his friend with a sigh and told himself, "He sleeps peacefully in nature, as if he were in his own house. I am afraid of someone robbing me. Even though the thief might get very little, I am too apprehensive and I prefer to be cautious. After all, one never knows what might happen".

Hassan was ruminating over his anxiety when suddenly he saw a wasp coming out of Jehdi’s left nostril. Its enigmatic dance surprised him. It flew toward a single pine tree standing on a rock, circled the tree 3 times, and then returned to the sleeping Jehdi and disappeared into his right nostril.

Just at that moment Jehdi woke up, sat up laughing and said, "Hassan, you will never believe me. I just had a marvelous dream. Just imagine that there is big pine tree standing on a high rock, exactly like the one you see there. A wasp droned around the trunk and its wings buzzed as if to say, "You must dig in this place, you must dig in this place!" I started digging and I found a big pot full of gold coins. I have never in my life seen so much money…!"

"Yes, truly it is a strange dream," replied Hassan. "If I were in your place, I would have dug around the pine tree there." "My poor friend, how naive you are. I would never take a dream seriously. It is so hot here, to dig would be torture! Please, let us continue our journey."

But Hassan insisted, "Jehdi, a dream like this surely has a meaning. If you do not want to dig, I will try instead. Do you know what I propose to you? Sell your dream to me."

Jehdi began laughing loudly. "This is a good piece of business for me! How much will you pay?" "You have said that there is a big pile of gold coins. I am your friend and I do not want to wrong you. You tell me how much you estimate to be the price of your dream."

After a brief discussion, they agreed to the sum of 300 coins. "Never have I made such a business deal. So much money for a simple dream of no value. How gullible you are, Hassan!"

The 2 friends then went under the pine tree which the wasp had shown in the dream. Jehdi was amused to see Hassan perspiring profusely and breaking his back with the shovel. He continued on until the shovel made a dull sound as if it had struck something hard.

What a surprise for the 2 merchants when they uncovered an earthen pot full of gold coins! Before breaking it, Hassan noted an inscription near the handle: "the first of seven." "The first of 7. That means there should be 6 more pots buried," Jehdi understood, starting to regret the deal he had concluded too quickly.

This time both of them dug with energy and, sure enough, they found the 6 pots, one after another, each one filled to the brim with gold coins. Hassan built a huge inn in the city and named it The Bulging Pot. He lived as a rich and satisfied man until his death.

Jehdi often came to visit him and greeted his friend with the words, "Well, Hassan, how are you? I have come to see what has happened to my dream." And the 2 comrades patted each other on the back laughing. But every time Jehdi returned home sadder, for he knew that he could never buy back his dream.

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    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient presented with sub–clinical hyper function of the thyroid.
Dr. Bad: No treatment is needed.
Dr. Good: You need to be on treatment.
Lesson: A study published in April 2012 in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine has shown that sub–clinical hyperthyroidism is associated with higher risks of overall mortality, cardiovascular mortality and arterial fibrillation.

Make Sure

Situation: A patient intolerant to penicillin was denied rheumatic prophylaxis.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was he not put on a sulfa drug?
Lesson: Make sure that patients who cannot tolerate penicillin are put on sulfadiazine or sulfisoxazole. This antibiotic class is effective for preventing group A streptococcal (GAS) infection although it cannot be used to achieve eradication.

 
    Quote of the Day (Dr GM Singh)

The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect. Adam Osborne

 
    Legal Question of the Day (Dr MC Gupta)

What are the pros and cons of death penalty? Which method of execution is best?

Q. What are the pros and cons of death penalty? Which method of execution is best?

Ans.

  • Moral argument—There is a reasoned view that when man cannot give life, he has no right to take away life. Man should not interfere in god’s domain.
  • There are often no clear cut guidelines regarding whom to award death sentence. As per Indian law, it has to be given in rarest of rare cases. In practice, it is not defined what is “rarest of the rare”. Courts act rather arbitrarily in arriving at such decision.
  • Court verdicts are not fool-proof. Innocents may be given death penalty by the courts. Death sentence given by a lower court may be dispended with by a higher court. However, innocence may be discovered after a long time. If the person has already been hanged, he can’t be brought back to life even if proved innocent. There are several examples of this happening. A well- known example is that of Dr Hawley Crippen who was hanged in 1910, after an Old Bailey jury took just 27 minutes to find him guilty of murdering his wife, Cora, who had vanished earlier that year. A hundred years later, DNA studies revealed that the corpse found in his cellar could not have been that of Cora. Dr. Crippen maintained till the end that he was innocent. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2007/oct/17/ukcrime.science
  • The legal defence available to the accused/defendant, especially when he is from a low socio-economic background, is often of poor quality and hence acts against him. It has been said that the competence of the defence attorney "is a better predictor of whether or not someone will be sentenced to death than the facts of the crime themselves". It is well proven by data that the proportion of adult US population in jails, including those condemned to death, is much higher in case of blacks and Hispanics.
  • The individual who is executed may not be himself responsible for his deed. The real culprits are the society and the social circumstances that made a criminal out of him. There might even be genetic factors at work.
  • With increased use of laboratory investigative techniques, punishment is often awarded on the basis of laboratory reports. Such reports may be faulty. Examples are as follows:
    • In West Virginia, a serologist falsified test results in hundreds of cases over a ten-year period, sentencing hundreds of defendants to lengthy prison terms.
    • In Texas, a pathologist faked autopsy results, resulting in as many as 20 death penalty verdicts.
    • A police chemist elsewhere falsified reports and sent hundreds of innocent people away to jail on rape charges.
    • According to one report, 123 people were released from death row between 1973 and 2005 in 25 states of USA when new evidence of their innocence emerged.

      The above aspect has been discussed in—

      http://www.apsu.edu/oconnort/3210/3210lect01a.htm

      It may be mentioned that the maximum misuse of scientific evidence is pro-prosecution.
  • Laws differ from country to country. They are unreasonably stringent in some countries. The result is that the same person would be given death punishment in one country and not in another even when death penalty is permissible in both.

    Amnesty International has given the example of Singapore whose "Misuse of Drugs Act" contains a series of presumptions which shift the burden of proof from the prosecution to the accused. This is in conflict with the general legal principle that accused should be "presumed innocent until proven guilty".
  • Some countries still retain death penalty. Death penalty is allowed in some states of USA and not in others. A study of crime rates in relation to death penalty does not reveal an association. Crime rates have not increased after abolition of death penalty. Crime rates continue to increase in countries where death penalty is given.
  • Death penalty is awarded for the following reasons:
    • Mainly, the death sentence is awarded as retribution for a heinous crime, usually involving killing somebody.
    • Another reason is that the person is considered to be so dangerous to society that the society will not be safe if he is allowed to live.
    • A third reason is that death sentence given to criminals will act as a deterrent for others in the society.
      NOTE—
      • John J. Donohue III, a law professor at Yale with a doctorate in economics, and Justin Wolfers, an economist at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote that the death penalty published an article in 2005 in the Stanford Law Review regarding the deterrent effect of death penalty. They observed that death penalty is applied so rarely that the number of homicides it can plausibly have caused or deterred cannot reliably be disentangled from the large year-to-year changes in the homicide rates caused by other factors. They concluded that the evidence for death penalty having a deterrent effect was surprisingly fragile.
      • As per the opinion of psychologists regarding whether murderers think about the consequences of their actions before they commit a crime, the general opinion is that most homicides are spur-of-the-moment, spontaneous, emotionally impulsive acts and, in this type of setting, murderers do not weigh their options very carefully. It is very doubtful that killers give much thought to punishment before they kill. On the other hand, the terrorists who kill are already prepared mentally to die ("martyr to the cause") in the course of committing their heinous deeds. In such a situation, death penalty is unlikely to have any deterrent effect on them.
  • Aguments against death penalty are as follows:
  • Aguments in favour of death penalty are as follows:
    • The society wants it. Law reflects public opinion. Death penalty has been abolished in most countries of the world but continues in the most populous countries like China, India, USA and Pakistan. It is banned in the whole of the European Union.

      Death penalty has been challenged in courts but held to be legal by the SC. In democracies, we need to accept a situation whereby peoples’ representatives make differential laws for the people for their benefit.
    • The cost of maintaining a prisoner in a high security prison with facilities compatible with human rights requirements for the whole of life can be very high. The society may legitimately think, especially in countries with high poverty rates, that proper allocation of resources necessitates death penalty so that innocent children and others do not die of starvation while the dreaded criminals are looked after and fed properly.
  • The number of executions per year is much more in USA than the number of people executed in India since independence. In spite of this, the following is quite revealing as regards the effect of death penalty as a deterrent in the perception of US police. In a 1995 poll of randomly selected police chiefs from across the U.S., the officers were asked to rank the efficacy of death penalty in deterring or preventing violent crimes in comparison to other approaches, such as: Reduction in use/abuse of drugs; Lowering technical barriers to prosecution; Putting more officers on the streets; and, making prison sentences longer. They responded that a better economy with more jobs would lessen crime rates more than the death penalty. In fact, only one percent of the police chiefs surveyed thought that the death penalty should be the primary focus for reducing crime.
  • Section 354(5) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, provides that a person condemned to death shall be hanged by the neck till he is dead. The Supreme Court has looked into the constitutionality of section 354(5). While doing so, it referred to the findings of the British Royal Commission's report on various methods of capital punishment and approved the method in vogue in India, i.e., hanging till dead.
    The British Royal Commission looked into the following 5 methods of capital punishment in various countries:
    • Electrocution: In 23 states of USA;
    • Guillotine: In France and Belgium;
    • Hanging: In England, Scotland, Commonwealth countries and 10 states of USA;
    • Lethal gas: In 8 states of USA;
    • Shooting: In the state of Utah in US and in almost all countries when ordained by Court Martial.

      It is concluded that hanging is the most certain and painless method. It is added that injecting a lethal dose of chemicals, as in Mc Veigh case, is to be condemned because it compels a doctor to act in violation of Hippocratic Oath.
 
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    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

Lucy undergoes Subtotal Thyroidectomy for Grave’s Disease. In planning for the client’s return from the OR, the nurse would consider that in a subtotal thyroidectomy:

A. The entire thyroid gland is removed
B. A small part of the gland is left intact
C. One parathyroid gland is also removed
D. A portion of the thyroid and four parathyroids are removed

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Lucy is admitted to the surgical unit for a subtotal thyroidectomy. She is diagnosed with Grave’s disease. When assessing Lucy, the nurse would expect to find:

A. Lethargy, weight gain, and forgetfulness
B. Weight loss, protruding eyeballs, and lethargy
C. Weight loss, exophthalmos and restlessness
D. Constipation, dry skin, and weight gain

Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: C. Weight loss, exophthalmos and restlessness

Correct answers received from: Dr KV Sarma, Dr Monica Gandhi, Dr Arpan Gandhi, Dr BK Agarwal,
Dr Shagufta Moin, Dr. C.Mohan, Dr Mukesh K Bhandari, Dr Kanta Jain, Dr Kanta jain, Dr (Maj. Gen.) Anil Bairaria, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr Thakor Hitendrsinh G, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Avtar Krishan, Dr C Mohan, Dr Suresh Arora, Dr Ajay Gandhi
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Answer for 21st December Mind Teaser: B. Provide hemostasis

Correct answers received from: Dr (Maj. Gen.) Anil Bairaria, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Dr Suresh Arora.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

 
   Laugh a While (Dr GM Singh)

Two Engineering Students

Two engineering students were walking across campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?" The second engineer replied,

"Well, I was walking along yesterday minding my own business when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike. She threw the bike to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want."

The second engineer nodded approvingly, "Good choice; the clothes probably wouldn't have fit."

 
    Medicolegal Update

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

Abrasion injury in medicolegal cases

Mechanical momentum means mass with velocity discharged into the human body by a moving object or weapon or itself due to impact of moving body against a surface produces injuries over the body. In the first case, the counter force is provided by the body and in the second case, by the rigidity of the object/weapon/surface/wall against which the victim falls by himself or is forced to fall by external reason. In most cases it is seen that the mechanical injuries produced over the body are due to a combination of above two forces. Abrasion is one of the most superficial injuries and involves destruction of the superficial layers of the skin, caused by fall on a rough surface, or being dragged by a vehicle. Abrasions are of different types based on the pattern of the causative force viz. scratches, grazes, pressure, impact or imprint abrasions. A doctor can help legal investigation by his evaluation and documentation of abrasions as below.

  • They give an idea about the site of impact and direction of the force.
  • They may be the only external signs of a serious internal injury.
  • Patterned abrasions may help in relating the wound to the object which produced them.
  • The age of the injury can be determined, which helps to corroborate with the alleged time of assault.
  • Dirt, dust, grease, sand in the open wounds may connect the injuries to the scene of crime
  • Character and manner of the injury may be known from its distribution.
    • In throttling, crescent abrasions due to fingernails are found in the neck
    • In smothering, abrasions may be seen around the mouth or nose.
    • In sexual assaults, abrasions may be found on the breasts, genitals, inside of the thighs, and around the anus.
    • Abrasions on the face of the assailant indicate a struggle.
    • Abrasions on the victim may show whether the fingernails of the assailant were long, irregular or even broken.

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Public Forum (Press Release for use by the newspapers)

One can get Asthma at any age

One can get Asthma at any age said Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India. Asthma disturbs the regular life of asthmatic patients due to difficulty in breathing.

Asthma for a person might be due to many factors. Some of the risk factors of asthma can be controlled and some cannot. To prevent Asthma one should control the trigger factors or limit the controllable risk factors such as exposure to tobacco smoke, mold spores, dust mites, perfume, feather buds, pet dander, pollen, cockroaches etc.

The occupational triggers include chemicals, environmental irritants such as fumes, cold air etc. Non-controllable risk factors are family history, low birth weight, obesity and gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD).

About HCFI: The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on” Hands only CPR” of 20815 people since 1st November 2012.

Hands only CPR Training is based on the following CPR Mantra: Quote” Within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better, at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better, compress the center of the chest of the dead person effectively and continuously with a speed of 10x10 (100 per minutes).” Unquote

 
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4th eMedinews Revisiting 2012

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Sunday 20th January 2013, Maulana Azad Medical College Auditorium

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4th eMedinewS Revisiting 2012

The 4th eMedinewS–revisiting 2012 conference is being held at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi on Sunday January 20th 2013.

The one–day conference will revisit and discuss all the major advances in medicine in the year 2012. There will also be a live webcast of the event. An eminent faculty will speak at the conference.

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