eMedinewS23rd March 2014,Sunday

Dr K K AggarwalPadma 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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Lowering BP No Help in Acute Stroke

Use of antihypertensive drugs to lower systolic blood pressure by close to 13% as part of acute treatment of ischemic stroke did not reduce early mortality or disability compared with patients who did not receive antihypertensive therapy.

At 14 days after randomization, there were 683 events among patients who received early aggressive antihypertensive therapy versus 681 events in the control group and at 3 months, there were 500 additional events in the treatment arm versus 502 among controls, said Jiang He, MD, PhD, of Tulane University School of Public Health in New Orleans.

The findings from China Antihypertensive Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke (CATIS) were reported at the American Heart Association scientific sessions and the results were simultaneously published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association. (MedPage)

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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 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute."

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How to Remove Negative Thoughts

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Darkness is absence of light and similarly negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts. The answer to negative thoughts is to bring back positive thoughts. An ideal mind is a devil’s workshop and will always think negative.

Here are some ways by which you can remove negative thoughts.

• Think differently as taught by Adi Shankaracharya. Once Menaka approached Arjuna with lust and said that she wanted to have a son like him with him. Arjuna said that why wait for 25 years consider me as you son from today.

• Think opposite as taught by Patanjali. For example if you are having a though to steal, silently start thinking of charity.

• Think positive as taught by Buddha. Make a list of positive actions to be done today as the first thing in the morning and concentrate on that list. Divert your mind to the pending works. It’s a type of behavioral therapy.

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The Falcon & the Branch

Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons. They were peregrine falcons, the most beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be trained. Months passed, and one day the head falconer informed the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky, the other bird had not moved from its branch since the day it had arrived.

The king summoned healers and sorcerers from all the land to tend to the falcon, but no one could make the bird fly. He presented the task to the member of his court, but the next day, the king saw through the palace window that the bird had still not moved from its perch.

Having tried everything else, the king thought to himself, "May be I need someone more familiar with the countryside to understand the nature of this problem." So he cried out to his court, "Go and get a farmer." In the morning, the king was thrilled to see the falcon soaring high above the palace gardens. He said to his court, "Bring me the doer of this miracle."

The court quickly located the farmer, who came and stood before the king. The king asked him, "How did you make the falcon fly?" With his head bowed, the farmer said to the king, "It was very easy, your highness. I simply cut the branch where the bird was sitting."

Moral: We are all made to fly — to realize our incredible potential as human beings. But at times we sit on our branches, clinging to the things that are familiar to us. The possibilities are endless, but for most of us, they remain undiscovered. We conform to the familiar, the comfortable, and the mundane. So for the most part, our lives are mediocre instead of exciting, thrilling and fulfilling. Let us learn to destroy the branch of fear we cling to and free ourselves to the glory of flight.

News Around The Globe

  • A novel study published online in the Journal of Urology has revealed that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing has declined considerably in the United States. The greatest decline in use has been noted among urologists. The decline is a result of the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation against the routine use of PSA testing stating that the test is associated with more potential harm than benefit. The USPSTF had issued the final recommendation in May 2012. The decline among urologists has come as a surprise since the American Urological Association still considers PSA a reliable option.
  • Omalizumab subcutaneous injection has recently been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) in people aged 12 years or older whose symptoms fail to improve despite treatment with antihistamines. The efficacy and safety of omalizumab for CIU was established through 2 clinical trials — ASTERIA I and ASTERIA II. ASTERIA I revealed that omalizumab150 mg improved itch–severity score (ISS) by 47% while omalizumab 300 mg improved ISS by 66% at week 12 as compared to a 25% improvement in the score in the placebo group. ASTERIA II also exhibited similar results.
  • The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency has approved of simeprevir for the treatment of adults with hepatitis C in combination with other products. The committee has recommended the granting of marketing authorization for the drug. The drug has already been approved by the US FDA. The drug, when given with antivirals ribavirin and peginterferon-alfa demonstrated sustained virologic responses of 80% for treatment–naive patients and 79% for those who had previously relapsed on other agents at 12 weeks.
  • The US FDA has approved apremilast, an oral phosphodieasterase–4 (PDE–4) inhibitor, for the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in adults. The drug decreases proinflammatory mediators and increases the anti–inflammatory ones. Three clinical trials involving 1493 patients with active PsA have reported on the efficacy of the drug; treatment with apremilast improved the signs and symptoms of PsA, including tender and swollen joints and physical function, in comparison to placebo.
  • A new randomized controlled trial (RCT) published online in Obstetrics and Gynecology reported hysteroscopic morcellation to be a better option to remove endometrial polyps than conventional electrosurgical resection. The single–blind RCT included 121 women from 2 large, urban teaching hospitals. Median time for procedure completion was 5 minutes and 28 seconds with morcellation as compared to 10 minutes and 12 seconds with electrosurgical resection. Additionally, complete polyp removal was noted in 98% of women in the morcellation group vs. 83% of women in the electrosurgical resection group.

CPR 10 success stories

1. Hands–only CPR 10 English

2. Hands–only CPR 10 (Hindi)

3. Ms Geetanjali, SD Public School Successful Story

4. Success story Ms Sudha Malik

5. BVN School girl Harshita does successful hands–only CPR 10

6. Elderly man saved by Anuja

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Rabies News (Dr. A K Gupta)

Can IDRV be given in private hospital?

The ID route has been permitted to be used in selected anti–rabies clinics (ARCs) having an adequate number of patients (at least 5/day) seeking post–exposure prophylaxis against rabies every day to make IDRV viable and cost–effective.

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

  • A new research has revealed that programs designed to prevent obesity in children may also help reduce the levels of blood pressure in children. Researchers analyzed 23 studies of obesity interventions, including approximately 19,000 kids. In all, 28 different interventions were tested in the 23 studies. Four of the interventions exhibited positive effects on both body fat and blood pressure while 11 reported a beneficial effect on blood pressure, but no effect on body fat. Pooling the data of 19 studies reporting on systolic blood pressure and 18 reporting on diastolic blood pressure revealed that obesity prevention programs reduced blood pressure among children by an average of 1.64 mmHg in systolic blood pressure and 1.44 mm Hg in diastolic blood pressure.
  • Cell aging has been noted to be accelerated in obese teenagers who generally consume a very salty diet, reports a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology & Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Scientific Sessions 2014. This is the first study to demonstrate that sodium intake has an impact on telomere length.
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(Dr KK Aggarwal, Group Editor in Chief, IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinewS)

  • In a new analysis of the association between bisphosphonates and new–onset atrial fibrillation (AF) risk, pooled data from 9 studies has revealed that both oral and IV bisphosphates are associated with a significantly increased risk of new–onset AF, with risk being greater with IV drugs. The authors of the analysis therefore suggest that the FDA should re–consider its investigation of AF risk with bisphosphonate therapy. Abhishek Sharma, the lead author, stated that while administering this therapy for osteoporosis and osteopenia, older patients and those who have a history of cardiac events should be closely monitored.
  • Results of the phase III trial named Trial Evaluating PCSK9 Antibody in Subjects with LDL Receptor Abnormalities (TESLA) have revealed that treatment with investigational evolocumab significantly decreases LDL–cholesterol levels in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia currently treated with a statin and other lipid–lowering drugs.
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Skin care

  1. Clean with soap and water.
  2. Moisturizers can make the skin dirty.
  3. Dryness is better than being dirty.
  4. No soap is a better soap.
  5. Glycerin is the safest moisturizer.
  6. One should rub hard but should not cause bruises.
  7. Soap emulsifies, therefore, one should remove 100% of surface part.
  8. Killing the normal flora of the skin is a bad idea. Therefore, do not use antiseptic soaps.
  9. Remember, Dettol does not kill pseudomonas infection.

Can creams and oils penetrate skin?

  1. The answer is no.
  2. Oil cannot be absorbed.
  3. Nutrition cannot be absorbed from the skin.
  4. Almond cannot be absorbed from the skin.
  5. Unless the skin is damaged, nothing can be absorbed.
  6. For absorption, an occlusive dressing has to be used over a patch with a bandage, only then the drug can be absorbed. The bandage damages the skin because of preparation of moisturizer and heat. Any agent, which is irritating, can cause inflammation, erosion and then only a drug can be absorbed.
  7. If the skin is damaged, it can cause inflammation and can cause dermal pigmentation.
  8. Ultrasound techniques can be used to increase absorption.
  9. Newer drugs are getting absorbed through nano techniques.
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Vegetables & fruits lower chances of getting some cancers

Vegetables and fruits help lower your chances of getting head, neck, and breast, ovarian and pancreatic cancers. Even one additional serving of vegetables or fruits could help lower the risk of head and neck cancer. The more fruits and vegetables you can consume, the better.

Quoting an International Study from National Cancer Institute, Padma Shri, Dr. B C Roy National Awardee & DST National Science Communication Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Sr National Vice President Indian Medical Association said that those who eat six servings of fruits and vegetables per 1,000 calories have a 29% decreased risk relative to those who have 1.5 servings. In the study, after adjusting the data to account for smoking and alcohol – known risk factors for head and neck cancer – the researchers found that those who consumed the most fruits and vegetables had the lowest risk for head and neck cancers.

Vegetables appeared to offer more cancer prevention than fruits alone did. Adding just one serving of fruit or vegetables per each 1000 calories consumed daily resulted in a 6% reduction of risk.

In another study, broccoli and soy protein were found to protect against the more aggressive breast and ovarian cancers. When consumed together, digesting broccoli and soy forms a compound called di–indolylmethane (DIM). In lab experiments, the researchers found that DIM could affect the motility of breast and ovarian cancer cells, which could help keep cancers from spreading. Soy, acts like estrogen and is a nutritious, healthy food, and should be eaten in moderation.

Yet another study compared intake of flavonols to their risk of pancreatic cancer. Flavonols are protective compounds found in fruits and vegetables, such as onions, apples, berries, kale and broccoli. Those who had the highest consumption of flavonols reduced their risk of pancreatic cancer by 23%. The benefit was even greater for people who smoked. Smokers with high levels of flavonols reduced their risk of pancreatic cancer by 59%.

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 88972 people since 1st November 2012.

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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Heart Care Foundation of India, a national not–for–profit organization committed to raising awareness and providing effective solutions for impending health issues in the country, announced the opening of applications for the ‘Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund’

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Obesity reduces life expectancy

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today video of the dayPadma Shri & Dr B C Roy National Awardee,Dr KK Aggarwal on Tackling tension headaches

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Dr KK Aggarwal receives Harpal S Buttar Oration Award from Nobel Laureate Dr Ferid Murad

eMedi Quiz

B–oxidation of odd–chain fatty acids produces:

1. Succinyl CoA
2. Propionyl CoA
3. Acetyl CoA
4. Malonyl CoA

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Injury to radial nerve in lower part of spiral groove:

1. Spares nerve supply to extensor carpi radialis longus.
2. Results in paralysis of anconeus muscle.
3. Leaves extension at elbow joint intact.
4. Weakens pronation movement.

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: 3. Leaves extension at elbow joint intact.

Correct answers received from: Dr K Raju, Daivadheenam Jella, Dr P C Das, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr K V Sarma, Arvind Diwaker, Deepali Chatterjee, Dr Avtar Krishan.

Answer for 21st March Mind Teaser: 1. Transitional

Correct answers received from: Dr poonam Chablani, Rakesh Goel, Dr K V Sarma.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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Cab Drivers

Two cab drivers met. "Hey," asked one, "why did you paint one side of your cab red and the other side blue?"

"Well," the other responded, "when I get into an accident, you should see how all the witnesses contradict each other.

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Situation: A patient on amlodipine developed severe gum hypertrophy.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was amlodipine not stopped?
Lesson: Make sure that all patients on amlodipine are watched for gum hypertrophy as its side effect.

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Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. Booker T. Washington

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Dr KK Aggarwal: Inhaling diesel exhaust Fumes causes heart attack or stroke http://bit.ly/15QdVeB #Health
Dr Deepak Chopra: Fear is the memory of pain. Addiction is the memory of pleasure. Freedom is beyond both. http://bit.ly/15QdVeB #Health

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  1. Dear Sir, very informative news. Regards: Dr Kaplana

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Date: Saturday 2PM–Sunday 3PM, 26–27 April 2014
Venue: Om Shanti Retreat Centre, Bhora Kalan, Pataudi Road, Manesar
Course Directors: Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal and BK Sapna
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