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Dr KK Aggarwal
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26th January 2012, Thursday

eMedinewS Salutes Padma Doctor Awardees of the Year 2012

Padma Vibhushan




Dr. Kantilal Hastimal Sancheti

Medicine – Orthopedics


Padma Bhushan




Dr. Suresh H. Advani



Dr. Noshir H Wadia



Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty



Padma Shri




Prof. Mahdi Hasan


Uttar Pradesh

Dr. Viswanathan Mohan


Tamil Nadu

Dr. J. Hareendran Nair



Dr. Vallalarpuram Sennimalai Natarajan


Tamil Nadu

Dr. Jitendra Kumar Singh



Dr. Shrinivas S. Vaishya


Daman and Diu

Dr. Nitya Anand

Medicine–Drugs Research

Uttar Pradesh

Late Dr. Jugal Kishore


Delhi *

Dr. Mukesh Batra



*indicates awardees in the category of Foreigners/NRIs/ PIOs/Posthumous.

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A Tribute To Dr Jugal Kishore

You may call it poetic justice, ironical or government oversight that Dr Jugal Kishore was given the Padmashree Award on 26th of January, 2012, three days after he left for his heavenly abode.

Very few doctors can match his stature as a professional who changed the whole scenario of homeopathic medicine in the world. He started his homeopathic practice in the year 1945 as a young man with passion and belief in his work and an ambition to succeed.

With his persona and competence he won the hearts of innumerable patients who came to him after having lost faith elsewhere. Most of us Delhites when faced with a medical problem which could not be treated with allopathic medicine, reached his doorstep and came under his expert care and found the solution.

I met him first in 1959 and my association with him lasted till his last day and i was always overwhelmed by the personality of this self made man.

He lived life kingsize always.Playing golf, stylishly dressed,listening to music, travelling,reading, sensitive, impeccably mannered, cricket, hindi music buff, loving parent, friend to all of us (school and college friends of Dr Arvind Kishore and Dr Rajiv Kishore) – a source of inspiration.

Today we do not mourn his death, but celebrate his life well spent and well lived.

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Obstetrics & gynaecology meet begins tomorrow at BHU

VARANASI: The 55th All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AICOG–2012) will be organised from January 26 to 30 at Banaras Hindu University in the city. A wide ranging programmes and events focusing on ‘reproductive women and child health’ would be held during the meet. Over hundred experts from across the world will participate in eleven workshops. A total of around 10,000 participants are likely to participate in the mega event, said Dr Vibha Mishra, organising chairperson of the event on Tuesday. Experts will hold discussions on issues like high maternal mortality ratio (MMR) particularly in east UP region. A separate workshop on key health issues affecting women of reproductive age, like anaemia and intra–uterine devices (IUDs) for family planning, is also in the pipeline. (Source: TOI, Jan 25, 2012)

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Rapid HIV test results better with blood

A rapid HIV test gives slightly less exact results when used with oral samples compared with blood samples, researchers reported. (Source: Medpage Today)

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High–fiber diet no help for diverticulosis

A high–fiber diet afforded no protection against asymptomatic diverticulosis, findings from more than 2,000 colonoscopy exams showed. In fact, patients who ate the most fiber had the highest prevalence of diverticulosis, about 30% higher than people who consumed the least dietary fiber. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Active minds dodge Alzheimer’s plaques

Keeping the brain in gear throughout life with reading, games, and other mental activities cuts down on beta–amyloid plaques thought to cause Alzheimer’s disease, researchers found. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Mauni (Mauna) Amavasya

Mauni amavasya is observed on the "No Moon day" in Magha Month (January – February) as the most auspicious day during Kumbh Mela to perform ritual bath (mental detoxification). The word Mauni and Mauna is derived from ‘muni’, which means a spiritual performer who practices silence as a part of his daily spiritual rituals.

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(Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

Failure is common in any first IVF cycle, so what does a couple do to cope up with this emotional roller coaster?

Couples may feel frustrated, angry, isolated, and resentful. At times, frustration can lead to depression and feelings of low self–esteem, especially in the immediate period following a failed ART attempt. The support of friends and family members is very important at this time. Couples are encouraged to consider psychological counseling as an additional means of support and stress management. Many ART with the grief, tension, or anxieties associated with infertility and its treatment.

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    An Inspirational Story

(Ms Ritu Sinha)

Learning from children

My daughter mentioned something today that made me think and want to share it with you.

I just learned from my daughter, Gabrielle. She asked me what I thought about the average fourth grader. I asked her why. She said in school she was doing a project on the average fourth graders and didn’t feel totally comfortable with it. Simply, when she looked around her classroom she clearly saw that each of her classmates were different/unique and none fit perfectly into this average ‘label’.

A 9–year–old quickly was intelligent enough to rip apart ‘the label’ so it wouldn’t blind her to the facts of the individuality and uniqueness of her fellow classmates/human beings.

I’ve always said, "If you put toddlers/children representing many skin colors and cultures in a playground, they’d play." It seems to me there are some things adults can learn from children.

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

Making the case for risk, not LDL cholesterol

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Daily aspirin tied to eye disorder

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Moderate drinking benefit insulin and cholesterol

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When is a deficiency of service or negligence misconduct?

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Combined preoperative and intraoperative use of glucocorticoids

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Patients with spina bifida on clean intermittent catheterization

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Nocturnal symptoms requiring albuterol in children

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Warning signals for unsafe driving in patients with dementia

  • Forgetting how to locate familiar places
  • Failure to obey traffic signal
  • Making slow or poor decisions
  • Driving at an inappropriate speed
  • Becoming angry and confused while driving
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Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient with dyspepsia wanted to know if could eat almonds.
Dr Bad: You can eat them raw.
Dr Good: You should eat almonds soaked in water.
Lesson: Soaking almonds in water reduces their gas–producing qualities.

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Make Sure

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, an ongoing trial suggest that this intervention is much better than thrombolytic therapy in such patients.

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Rise and fall in share market can precipitate heart attack

Late winter immediate, post full moon and rise and fall in share market are all risk factors for precipitation of acute blood pressure, paralysis, heart attack, sudden cardiac death and irregular heart beats, said Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

All heart patients, especially the ones who take risks in share market should have an extra checkup done from their cardiologist and get their dose of medicines adjusted. They may have to take more medicines during this period.

The rise and fall in share market can lead to acute anxiety or acute depression, which can precipitate rupture of plaque causing blockage in the coronary artery and cause a heart attack. People with small blockages of upto 50–60% are more prone to rupture than people with 90–95% blockages.

The early morning hours are more dangerous and that is the time one is reading the newspaper and may get a shock of his/her life when seeing the share market report.

Late winter, according to Ayurveda, is a vata–predominant period during which the blood pressure fluctuates. Sudden rise in blood pressure of more than 30 mmHg can be extra pressure and rupture the block.

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