eMedinewS24th December 2013, Tuesday

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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When doctors appear in TV shows


  • The first thing that people look for in doctors is trust factor
  • Choose serious colors and clean silhouettes.
  • Colors like blues, greys, beiges, khakis, pastels are great.
  • Crisp, clean and well–ironed clothes create a reliability factor.
  • Stay away from checks, stripes and whites as these create technical problems

(Source Sharmila Ahuja, Zee Network)

HC strikes down postal ballot for state medical council

Out of the five representatives elected to represent the state in the Medical Council of India, one used to be elected by postal ballot until recently. Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) and Indian Medical Association together challenged this way of electing the representative. Bombay High Court has now instructed to hold this election by method of secret ballot after January 7, 2014. The ballot boxes will be kept at district–level IMA offices.

Five people represent the state at MCI. Three are senate members of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), one is nominated by the state government and one is elected from among the 75,000 members registered with MMC. The last elections of MMC, held in 1999 and conducted through postal ballot, was nullified by the Bombay High Court due to large scale rigging, fraudulent printing of ballot papers and many other irregularities. Subsequently, the court had ordered a secret ballot.

"According to these orders, the Maharashtra elections for the state medical council were held through secret ballot in 2009. The elections were smoothly conducted and no complaints or irregularity occurred," said MMC president Dr Kishor Taori. These irregularities had been earlier pointed out by IMA, too. (TOI)

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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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Science behind Addiction

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The three main reasons for any addiction are ignorance, ego and dependence. If you ask people as to why do they smoke, some would say that they were ignorant about its side effects (ignorance), while others would say that doing so gave them a status in the society (ego). And the rest once they began, they cannot leave it and are now dependant on it (dependence).

The treatment of ignorance is based on education the principle of hearing (suno), listening (samjho), understanding (jaano) and action full of wisdom (karo).

Ego can only be treated by proper counseling. The principles of counseling are well described in Bhagavad Gita and involve 18 sessions over a period of time.

Treatment of dependence involves early detoxification followed by counseling and education.

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2 Monks and a Pretty Lady

Once upon a time a big monk and a little monk were traveling together. They came to the bank of a river and found the bridge was damaged. They had to wade across the river.

There was a pretty lady who was stuck at the damaged bridge and couldn't cross the river.

The big monk offered to carry her across the river on his back to which the lady accepted.

The little monk was shocked by the move of the big monk and was thinking "How can big brother carry a lady when we are supposed to avoid all intimacy with females?" But he kept quiet.

The big monk carried the lady across the river and the small monk followed unhappily. When they crossed the river, the big monk let the lady down and they parted ways with her.

All along the way for several miles, the little monk was very unhappy with the act of the big monk. He was making up all kinds of accusations about big monk in his head. This got him madder and madder. But he still kept quiet. And the big monk had no inclination to explain his situation.

Finally, at a rest point many hours later, the little monk could not stand it any further and he burst out angrily at the big monk. "How can you claim yourself to be a devout monk, when you seize the first opportunity to touch a female, especially when she is very pretty? All your teachings to me make you a big hypocrite."

The big monk looked surprised and said, "I had put down the pretty lady at the river bank many hours ago, how come you are still carrying her along?"

Moral: This very old Chinese Zen story reflects the thinking of many people today. We encounter many unpleasant things in our life, they irritate us and they make us angry. But like the little monk, we are not willing to let them go away. There is no point in remaining hurt by the unpleasant event after it is over. Learn to move on in life!

News Around The Globe


Eat more fiber

Eating more fiber–rich foods may provide protection against heart disease a meta-analysis has shown. In pooled results from observational studies, an increase in total fiber intake of 7 grams per day was associated with reduced risks of both coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease according to Victoria Burley, PhD, of the University of Leeds in England, and colleagues in online BMJ.

Additives in processed foods boost Na, P4 intake

Additives in processed foods can augment total sodium and phosphorus content by approximately 60% per day. The Journal of Renal Nutrition findings indicate that food additives present a significant barrier to lowering sodium and/or phosphorus intake in CKD patients.

Heart disease linked with increased risk of cognitive decline in postmenopausal women

Among 6455 US women aged 65 to 79 years who were followed for a median of 8.4 years, women with cardiovascular disease were 29% more likely to experience cognitive decline compared to women without heart disease, according to the Journal of the American Heart Association study.

Artificial sweeteners have neutral effect on the gut

While some research results indicate that artificial sweeteners have negative impacts on the body (such as promoting fat storage) and others suggest that the sweeteners have beneficial effects (such as signaling fullness), a Diabetes Care study involving 10 healthy men found that the gut’s response to artificially sweetened drinks is neutral.

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Rabies News (Dr. A K Gupta)

What should be done if there is a case of human rabies?

A study on management of human rabies concluded that the dismal outcome of patients with rabies provides little optimism for heroic efforts. Palliative therapy is of paramount importance in this fatal disease.

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

Certain type of congenital heart disease may cause hypoglycemia

Compared with healthy controls, patients with a certain type of congenital arrhythmia produce twice the amount of insulin after consuming sugar, according to a new Diabetes study.

Modest weight loss may improve cardiometabolic risk factors

In a study of 417 middle–aged women who were overweight or obese and participated in weight loss programs for up to 24 months, those who sustained a 10% or more loss of their body weight for 2 years reduced their LDL cholesterol, C–reactive protein, insulin, and triglyceride levels. The findings are published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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

Risk–based EOS approach could curb antibiotics for newborns

Antibiotic use could decrease for up to a quarter million newborns annually through the use of more–efficient evaluation and treatment of early–onset sepsis (EOS), using a new risk–stratification algorithm that factors in maternal risk and infants’ clinical condition in the first hours of birth, according to a retrospective nested case–control study article published online December 23 in Pediatrics.

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All will not benefit by reducing sodium

A new analysis from the large international PURE trial has reopened the debate over the link between sodium and blood pressure. Presenting PURE SODIUM at the European Society of Cardiology 2013 Congress, Dr Andrew Mente (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON) and colleagues found that only certain subgroups would actually experience blood–pressure benefits from restricting their sodium consumption.

Ayurveda has been talking about it for some time. People with Kapha and pitta personalities would benefit and not those with vata personality

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Dr K K Aggarwal to Host TV Health Show

Padma Shri and Dr. B C Roy National Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India will be hosting a weekly Health Show "Health Wealth" on Zee News every Sunday.

The first show on "All about Paralysis" was telecast on Sunday 22nd December 2013 at 12.30 pm. The panelists included Dr. Vipul Gupta, Dr. Vinay Goel and Dr. Dheeraj Khurana.

The weekly show will feature eminent Doctors from all over the country who will discuss common ailments.

Dr. Aggarwal, who is also going to take over as Senior Vice President of Indian Medical Association (IMA) from 30th December 2013 said that death and disabilities due to paralysis are preventable. He said that everybody should remember mnemonic FAST.

The acronym stands for

F = Facial dropping (a section of the face usually on one side dropping and or hard to move)
A = Arm weakness (inability to raise both arms fully)
S = Speech difficulty (inability or difficulty to understand or produce speech)
T = Time not to be wasted (reach to nearest hospital with stroke treatment facilities at the earliest to receive clot resolving medicine within 4 ½ hours, earlier the better)

Questions to be asked:

  1. Has the face fallen on one side?
  2. Can the person smile?
  3. Can the person raise both arms and keep it there?
  4. Is the speech slurred?
  5. Which is the nearest hospital with stroke treatment facility?

The first show can be watched @

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 80967 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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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

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eMedi Quiz

A 70–year–old male patient presented with history of chest pain and was diagnosed to have coronary artery disease. During routine evaluation, an ultrasound of the abdomen showed presence of gallbladder stones. There was no past history of biliary colic or jaundice. What is the best treatment advice for such a patient for his gallbladder stones?

1. Open cholecystectomy.
2. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
3. No surgery for gallbladder stones.
4. ERCP and removal of gallbladder stones.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: The following separation technique depends on the molecular size of the protein:

1. Chromatography on a carboxymethyl (CM) cellulose column.
2. Iso–electric focusing.
3. Gel filtration chromatography.
4. Chromatography on a diethylaminoethyl (DEAE) cellulose column.

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: 3.Gelfiltration chromatography.

Correct answers received from: DR.A.K.GAJJAR, Yamini Alsi, Dr.K.Raju, Dr.K.V.Sarma, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, DR AVTAR KRISHAN, Tukaram Pagad

Answer for 22nd December Mind Teaser: 1.Glyceraldehyde–3–phosphate dehydrogenase.

Correct answers received from: Yamini Alsi, Dr B K Agarwal, Dr.Bitaan Sen & Dr.Jayashree Sen, Dr Manjit Mohi,

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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Tech support: "Okay Colin, let’s press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen. Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager."
Customer: I don’t have a P.
Tech support: On your keyboard, Colin.
Customer: What do you mean?
Tech support: "P" on your keyboard, Colin.

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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 Sure to 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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It costs nothing to dream, but everything if you don’t. Rita Davenport

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Dr KK Aggarwal: Shorter acting calcium channel blockers linked to breast cancer http://bit.ly/15QdVeB #Health
Dr Deepak Chopra: Those who make wise choices in life should wind up happier & more successful #CosmicConsciousness

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