eMedinewS26th June 2014, Thursday

Dr K K AggarwalPadma Shri, Dr B C Roy National Awardee and DST National Science Communication Awardee

Dr KK Aggarwal

President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Senior Consultant Physician, Cardiologist & Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Editor in Chief IJCP Group, Senior National Vice President, Indian Medical Association; Member Ethics Committee Medical Council of India, Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council, Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR; Limca Book of Record Holder in CPR, 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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Even children can have acidity

Children who have continuing recurrence of cough and croup could be suffering from stomach acid reflux problems.

Croup or ‘Kali Khansi’, as it is called in local parlance, is recognized by a loud cough that often sounds like the barking of a seal. It can cause rapid or difficult breathing, and sometimes wheezing. Croup is thought to be caused by a virus, but reflux acidity has been suggested as a possible trigger.

In gastroesophageal reflux disease, stomach acid causes swelling and inflammation of the larynx, which narrows the airway. It can trigger more swelling with any kind of viral or respiratory infection.

Identifying children with gastroesophageal reflux disease could help treat and improve recurring croup. It is unusual for a child to have three or more bouts of croup over a short period of time. These children need to be evaluated.

The same is true for adults also. Patients with non responding asthma should be investigated for underlying acidity as the cause of acute asthma.

News Around The Globe

  • A draft recommendation from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has stated that the evidence is not enough to recommend for or against screening healthy adults for vitamin D deficiency. The Task Force notes that no studies have evaluated the direct benefit of screening for vitamin D deficiency in adults.
  • An assessment of women exposed to atypical antipsychotic medications during pregnancy reported that the risk for major malformations in their offspring was very low and virtually identical with that of women who were not exposed to these medications. The results were presented at the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) 2014 Annual Meeting.
  • Novel results from 2 phase 3 clinical trials evaluating sublingual formulation of buprenorphine, an opioid analgesic, and naloxone, an opioid antagonist for induction of buprenorphine maintenance therapy in patients with opioid dependence have reported that over 90% of treated patients were retained in treatment at day 3 with use of a 30% lower dose of buprenorphine.
  • Novel research suggests that levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in human serum and adipose tissue are significantly associated with glucose levels determined during an oral glucose tolerance test. The results suggest that environmental levels of POPs may be diabetogenic. The findings are published in the July issue of Diabetes Care.
  • A new research presented at ICE/ENDO 2014 has suggested that a new therapeutic agent NM504 has the potential to change the gut microbiome of patients with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in just 4 weeks, and the changes corresponded with improved oral glucose tolerance as well as reduced cholesterol and decreased markers of inflammation.

Rabies News (Dr A K Gupta)

If the skin test is positive to ERIG, what should be done?

If skin test is positive, it is better to switch over to HRIG.

Cardiology eMedinewS

  • The use of adenosine to determine and eliminate dormant pulmonary vein conduction during radiofrequency ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) significantly reduces recurrent atrial tachyarrhythmias, reports a large, prospective, multicenter trial presented at CardioStim 2014.
  • A new post hoc analysis of the VIVIDD study with the dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP–4) inhibitor vildagliptin in patients with type 2 diabetes and heart failure (HF) revealed that the drug was not associated with increase in hospitalizations for HF. The findings were presented recently at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2014 Scientific Sessions.

Pediatrics eMedinewS

  • Long–term use of risperidone and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in children may lead to adverse skeletal effects. Researchers noted that long–term SSRI treatment in children and adolescents was associated with reduced bone mass, and that long–term risperidone treatment was associated with failure to increase bone mass. The findings were presented at the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) 2014 Annual Meeting.
  • Children from families that report general dysfunction have increased risk of experiencing emotional and behavioral problems after learning that a parent has cancer. The findings have been published online June 23 in Cancer.

Dr K K Spiritual Blog

What are Satvik offerings in Vedic literature?

  • Food Offerings: Panchashasha (grains of five types – brown rice, mung or whole green gram, til or sesame, mashkalai (white urad dal) or any variety of whole black leguminous seed, jowar or millet)
  • Panchagobbo (Five items obtained from cow: milk, ghee or clarified butter, curd, cowdung and gomutra), curd, honey, brown sugar, three big noibiddos, one small noibiddo, three bowls of madhupakka (a mixture of honey, curd, ghee and brown sugar for oblation), bhoger drobbadi (items for the feast), aaratir drobbadi mahasnan oil, dantokashtho, sugar cane juice, an earthen bowl of atop (a type of rice), til oil (sesame oil).
  • Water offerings: Ushnodok (lukewarm water), coconut water, sarbooushodhi, mahaoushodhi, water from oceans, rain water, spring water, water containing lotus pollen.
  • Three aashonanguriuk (finger ring made of kusha).
  • Puja Items: Sindur (vermillion), panchabarner guri (powders of five different colors – turmeric, rice, kusum flowers or red abir, rice chaff or coconut fiber burnt for the dark colour, bel patra or powdered wood apple leaves), panchapallab (leaves of five trees – mango, pakur or a species of fig, banyan, betel and Joggodumur or fig), pancharatna (five types of gems – gold, diamond, sapphire, ruby and pearl), panchakoshay (bark of five trees – jaam, shimul, berela, kool, bokul powdered in equal portions and mixed with water), green coconut with stalk, three aashonanguriuk (finger ring made of kusha).
  • Panchamrit: A mixture of Honey, Milk, Curd, Ghee and Brown Sugar.

Wellness Blog

Turmeric can prevent heart failure

Traditional Indian turmeric prevents heart failure, lowers cholesterol, prevents cancers and gall stones and augments scar formation in a wound.

Studies from the University of Toronto’s Cardiology Division and published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation have shown that Curcumin, an ingredient in the curry spice turmeric, when given orally to a variety of mouse models with enlarged hearts (hypertrophy), could prevent and reverse hypertrophy, prevent heart failure, restore heart function and reduce scar formation.

In the studies, curcumin was given to rats, who then underwent surgery or received drugs designed to put them at risk of heart failure. The rats that received curcumin showed more resistance to heart failure and inflammation than comparison groups of rats that did not get curcumin.

Curcumin treatment also reversed heart enlargement. Curcumin short–circuited the heart enlargement process, though it’s not clear how it did that.

The healing properties of turmeric have been well–known. The herb has been used in traditional Indian medicine to reduce scar formation. For example, when there is a cut or a bruise, the home remedy is to reach for turmeric powder because it can help to heal without leaving a bad scar.

Curcumin has come under the scientific spotlight in recent years, with studies investigating its potential benefits for reducing cholesterol levels, improving cardiovascular health and fighting cancer.

As an herb, turmeric should to be taken 300 mg thrice–daily with meals. It has useful actions like antioxidant, anti–inflammatory, anti rheumatic; cholesterol–lowering, anti cancer and prevention of gall stones. It is also found to be useful in situations like dysmenorrhea, dyspepsia, HIV, muscle soreness, peptic ulcer disease, scabies and uveitis.

Curcuminoids, act as free radical scavengers. They also inhibit leukotrienes and synthesis of prostaglandins. The anti–inflammatory activity has been claimed to be comparable to NSAIDs (such as indomethacin).

Curcuminoids lower blood lipid peroxides, decrease total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, and increase HDL cholesterol. Turmeric has also been claimed to inhibit platelet aggregation.

Inspirational Story

Honesty

Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice. Wickedness is always easier than virtue, for it takes a short cut to everything. But over time you learn, you can’t make wrong work. There are always two choices, two paths to take. One is easy. And your only reward is that it’s easy. You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong.

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results. You can never lose anything that really belongs to you, and you can’t keep that which belongs to someone else.

You always experience the consequences of your own acts. If your acts are right, you’ll get good consequences; if not, you’ll suffer for it. Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.

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Top 10 Ways to Keep the Kidneys Healthy

We all want our kidneys to last for a lifetime. We all should show our love for kidneys by adopting 10–step program for protecting kidney health, said 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.

One should begin with monitoring blood pressure and controlling weight and then move on to the rest of the kidney–healthy tips.

  1. Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.
  2. Control weight.
  3. Don’t overuse over–the–counter painkillers.
  4. Monitor blood glucose.
  5. Get an annual physical exam.
  6. Know if chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes or heart disease runs in your family. If so, you may be at risk.
  7. Don’t smoke.
  8. Exercise regularly.
  9. Follow a healthy diet.
  10. Get tested for chronic kidney disease if you’re at risk.

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is a basic teledermatology tool?

a. Videoconference
b. Hybrid teledermatology
c. Store–and–forward teledermatology
d. Mobile teledermatology

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: A hybrid teledermatology is:

a. Combination of store and forward and mobile teledermatology
b. Combination of store and forward and video conference
c. Combination of online discussion group and author based second opinion teledermatology
d. Combination of online discussion group and video conference

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: b. Combination of store and forward and video conference

Correct answers received from: Kala Sarma, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay

Answer for 24th June Mind Teaser: b. 2-12 weeks

Correct answers received from: Dr Avtar Krishan, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay

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Make Sure

Situation: A patient died after receiving IV isoprin stat.
Reaction: Oh my God! The order was for IV Isoptin.
Lesson: Make sure while ordering the drug to spell out the name of the medicine correctly and clearly.

eMedinewS Humor

Who Would Know?

The man passed out in a dead faint as he came out of his front door onto the porch. Someone called 911.

When the paramedics arrived, they helped him regain consciousness and asked if he knew what caused him to faint.

"It was enough to make anybody faint," he said. "My son asked me for the keys to the garage, and instead of driving the car out, he came out with the lawn mower!"

Quote of the Day

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. David Brinkley

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Dr Deepak Chopra: Our only direct experience of reality is the fact of existence. Everything else is inferential http://tinyurl.com/lkz8hq4

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Heart Care Foundation of India announces the dates and program of the 21st MTNL Perfect Health Mela.

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Forth Comming Event

Announcement

Call for Free Registration

4th annual conference Zoonosis 2014
Sunday 6th July 10am–2 pm followed by Lunch

Venue; Indian Medical Association HQs, IMA House, ITO New Delhi

Objective: To discuss about prevention of diseases communicable
from animals to human.

Who can take part: Medical Practitioners,Veterinary Practitioners, Animal Owners/Breeders, NGOworking with animal care etc.

Experts will be from Veterinary/Medical sectors

All participants will be given certificate of participation.

Organizers: Heart Care Foundation
of India, Millennium India Education
Foundation,CAR (Ministry of Agriculture Govt.of India,

Register at :
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or Call: Vandana 9891673085/Dr Kakroo 9810301261

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6 July 2014 Zoonosis 2014

Speakers Zoonotic disease in India
Dr Jyoti Misri Pr Scientist ICAR Govt of India

Inaugural address
Dr M L Madan Fmr DDG ICAR

Dr KK Aggarwal (To Moderate)

Bovine Tuberculosis and Brucellosis
Dr R Somvanshi HOD Vety Pathology IVRI Bareilly UP

Dr Rishendra Verma Jt Dir.Centre for Animal Disease Research and Diagnosis IVRI Bareilly UP

Equine Encepahalitis
Dr. Baldev Gulati Pr.Scientist National Centre for Research in Equines,Hissar Haryana

Cysticarcosis, Neurocysticercosis
Dr R Somvanshi HOD Vety Pathology IVRI Bareilly UP

Rabies, Cat Scratch Disease
Dr. Ashok Bhardwaj Asstt.Prof. SKAUST Jammu

Swine Flu, Japanese Encepahlitis
Dr.P K Uppal Fmr FAO Expert on Flu
Dr. Baldev Gulati Pr.Scientist National Centre for Research in Equines, Hissar Haryana

Bird Flu
Dr.P K Uppal Fmr FAO Expert on Flu

Mycotic Diseases

Dr.P P Gupta Fmr Dir.Research Punjab Agri Univ.

Food Borne Diseases Salmonellosis, tapeworms, teniasis

Dr.Lal Krishna
Fmr Animal Husbandry Commissioner Govt.of India.

Anthrax, Rota Virus, Carona Virus

Dr. A K Bhatia Professor & Head, Biotechnology Dept.GLA Univ. Mathura

Dr.M P Yadav Fmr Director IVRI Bareilly UP

Dr.C Bhattacharya Vety Public Health Spl. Delhi

Emerging Threats : JD,Crone's Disease,Nepha Virus,etc.

Dr.Shoorvir Singh Pr Scientist National centre for Res in Goats Makhdoom Agra

 

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  1. Dear Sir, Very Informative news. Regards: Dr Karan
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