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Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee
Dr KK Aggarwal
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  Editorial …

29th February 2012, Wednesday

FDA OKs first drug–eluting stents for use in MI

Drug–eluting stents (DES) have been used in diabetics and/or acute MI as off–label use up till now. With the FDA approving specific stents in these conditions, its legal implications are many.

Drug–eluting stents are preferred to bare–metal stents because they reduce the incidence of restenosis and target vessel revascularization. Similar outcomes have also been shown in patients with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary PCI.

Since patients with an acute MI (within 48 to 72 hours) were excluded from the pivotal SIRIUS and TAXUS IV trials, primary PCI is considered an "off–label" use in the United States for all DES.

In the HORIZONS AMI trial, 3006 patients with STEMI patients were randomly assigned to either paclitaxel–eluting Taxus stents (PES) or BMS in a 3:1 ratio. The 12 month rates of ischemia–driven target vessel revascularization were significantly lower after treatment with PES a difference that was entirely due to a lower rate of target lesion revascularization.

Based on the results HORIZONS–AMI trial, two drug–eluting stents from Boston Scientific have become the FIRST to be approved by the US FDA for treating patients with acute myocardial infarction.

  • Ion: Paclitaxel–eluting platinum chromium
  • Taxus Liberté – Paclitaxel–eluting

The Ion stent, which employs polymer and drug elution similar to that of the Taxus, differs with respect to its platinum chromium metal alloy structure and design, which allow for thinner struts and more flexibility within the coronary arteries.

Diabetic stent FDA approved

US FDA has also approved Medtronic Resolute Integrity drug-eluting stent, which is the first stent the agency has approved to treat coronary artery diseases in diabetics.

Diabetics suffering from coronary artery disease represent 30% of the nearly 1 million PCI procedures performed yearly in the U.S and 1.2 lakhs in India. Such procedures are inherently more difficult in patients with diabetes because their coronary arteries are narrower than those not afflicted by the condition.

The Resolute Integrity DES offers several notable benefits, starting with outstanding deliverability, which means it is exceptionally easy to navigate the stent on the delivery system through the coronary vasculature to the narrowed arterial segment that requires treatment.

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Nehru Science Centre to celebrate international Rare Disease Day on Feb 29 in Mumbai

Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai, is going to celebrate Rare Disease Day with the afflicted patients suffering from Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSDs) and geneticists from across the country comprising more than 100 patients/parents, on February 29 in Mumbai. LSDs fall under the category of rare diseases, the incidence of treatable LSDs ranges from 1 in 30,000 to 1 in 400,000 births. In India, around 500 babies are likely to be affected every year by treatable LSDs. Few LSD patients are lucky enough to receive external aid. The concerted efforts of the recently formed LSD patients’ society (Lysosomal Storage Disorders Support Society) and their caregivers, awareness on LSDs is growing. This awareness on these diseases in the country is quite low, observing Rare Disease Day each year is a step to educate the general masses.

Speaking about the occasion, Dr Seema Thakur, senior consultant in Department of Clinical Genetics and Fetal medicine, Fortis Healthcare Management, New Delhi, said, "Rare Disease Day is being observed for third time in India. Such events awareness level has increased and that is helping sufferers in getting correct diagnosis and treatment on time. The Government’s support is essential for treatment of such diseases, which could be done by setting up facilities for screening, early and accurate diagnosis, appropriate enzyme therapy, and rehabilitation to make patients’ lives more comfortable." Based upon the ‘Solidarity’ theme, the event has been planned to promote the idea of dealing with the rarity of such diseases by ensuring the togetherness of patients and caregivers of children suffering from rare diseases of all categories. (Source: http://pharmabiz.com/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=67729&sid=2)

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Toxic traffic metals pollute air

MADRID: Particles of toxic metals, generated by cars, may not only contaminate the air but also seep under the asphalt and harm the adjacent soil and plants, a study reveals. Jose Antonio Carrero, chemist at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain, investigated the impact of the metals emitted by cars and their short, medium and long term consequences. Lead is the most well–known metal among those emitted by road traffic; even though over a decade has passed since leaded petrol was banned, the presence of this contaminant remains on the edges of roads. Carrero had confirmed that despite its great toxicity, there are other metals that can pose even greater risks for the environment, due to the fact that they can filter through deeper soil layers, said a university statement. (Source: The Economic Times, 26 Feb, 2012)

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FDA panel says yes to COPD drug

The anticholinergic drug aclidinium bromide is safe and effective for use in treating bronchospasm in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an FDA advisory committee has voted. (Source: Medpage Today)

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CT may have edge for TAVI valve sizing

Three–dimensional CT imaging may be superior to two–dimensional transesophageal echocardiography for measuring the aortic annulus before transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), a pair of studies concluded. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Diabetic polyneuropathy not related to impaired glycemia

Impaired glycemia (IG) is not a risk factor for typical or atypical diabetic polyneuropathy, according to the findings of a population–matched prospective study. Peter J. Dyck, MD, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues published their findings in the March issue of Diabetes Care. (Source: Medscape)

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@DrKKAggarwal: #AJD What are the "sick Day" rules for patients with type 2 Diabetes? SK Wangoo et al AJD Vol 13 no–3

@DeepakChopra: To change your karma, replace automatic reflexive behavior with conscious choices.

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

What is the importance of silence?

True silence is the silence between the thoughts and represents the true self, consciousness or the soul. It is a web of energized information ready to take all provided there is a right intent. The process of achieving silence is what meditation is.

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(Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

What are the other treatments for hirsutism?

Cosmetic therapy: Cosmetic removal of hair in women with hormonally associated hirsutism should always be accompanied by medical therapy in order to be successful.

Temporary hair removal: For temporary treatment of mild hirsutism, many women pluck unwanted hairs. However, plucking tears the hair from its living follicle and can irritate sensitive skin. If the hair follicle or shaft becomes infected, the hair may curl into the skin and cause pimples or acne. Waxing carries the same risks of irritation and infection, especially in androgen sensitive areas. Depilatories, chemicals that dissolve the hair shafts, may cause irritation to sensitive facial skin. A facial cream containing eflornithine hydrochloride may be used in combination with the previously mentioned cosmetic therapies to slow the growth of excessive facial hair.

Permanent hair removal: There are two types of permanent hair removal: electrolysis and laser treatment. During electrolysis, a very fine needle is inserted into the hair follicle. A mild electric current is sent through the needle to permanently destroy the hair follicle’s ability to produce hair.

Laser treatments may be used on large areas of the body, although their long term effectiveness is not as well documented as electrolysis. During laser hair treatment, a beam of light is passed through the skin to the hair follicle to destroy it. People with light skin and dark hair usually achieve the best results with laser hair removal.

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    An Inspirational Story

(Ms Ritu Sinha)

A harsh word

A woman used to buy eggs and butter from a farmer who had a fine reputation not only for the quality of his products, but also for his promptness of delivery. One fine day, when she was expecting guests, he failed to come. On the next delivery, she spoke harshly to him. At the end of her tirade he said quietly, "I’m sorry if I caused you any inconvenience, but I had the misfortune of burying my mother yesterday."

Ashamed, the woman determined never to speak harshly to anyone again until she fully understood the cause of the delay.

Often we never care for other travails and traumas. Like a frog in the well, our feelings remain confined to our milieu. Even a farmer has his own priorities. Sometimes, we do not empathize with others. Had we been stricken with some tragedy, if someone callously chastises us, then?

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Name of the Book: Thee, Hoon, Rahungi (FIRST BOOK WITH POETRY ON THE ISSUE OF CRIME AGAINST WOMEN)

Poetess: Vartika Nanda Publisher:
Rajkamal Prakashan
Price: Rs 250

Available at Hall 11, International Book Fair, Pragati Maidan, Delhi "Thee, hoon, rahungi" is a book written by Dr Vartika Nanda of the Department of Journalism, Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi.For the first time a book has been written and dedicated to crime against women. It has poems revolving around the same issue. Dr Nanda, who earlier was part of NDTV for seven years, looked after crime beat. She has also worked with Lok Sabha TV and Zee TV and was also part of the Indian Associate of Mass Communication, New Delhi as Associate Professor, Television Journalism. This is her 6th book. Her earlier book 'Television aur Apradh Patrakarita' received Bhartendu Harishchandra Award in 2006. She can be contacted at nandavartika@gmail.com.

 
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eMedinews will start a new column on “ Microbial World: The Good and the Bad they do” from Thursday. The Column contributor is Dr Usha K Baveja MD, MNAMS, FISCD, FRSTMH, FIMSA Prof. and Senior Consultant Microbiology, Medanta The Medicity. Watch This space….

 
 
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India Live 2012

Bioabsorbable stents (Alexandre A Abizaid)

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ABP before stenting – Dr Ravi Nair

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Radial stenting (Dr Rony Mathew, Dr S Chugh, Dr MKW Krucoff)

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Thrombus management in AMI – Dr Praveen Chandra

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No flow after PCI – Dr K K Sethi

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Reusing Catheters – Dr Sudhir Vaishnav

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Optimal medical treatment for chronic stable angina

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More blood, worse outcomes for kids’ heart transplants

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Soon, Hib vaccination for all kids

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Transfusions may increase risk of neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis

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EMR, computer tools assist in pediatric obesity evaluation

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Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A diabetic on exercise protocol came for blood sugar check up.
Dr Bad: Get fasting sugar done.
Dr Good: Get fasting and post prandial sugar done.
Lesson: The 2–hour plasma glucose level is more sensitive than fasting plasma glucose level to the beneficial effects of physical activity. These beneficial effects are apparent across the waist circumference spectrum (Diabetes Care 2006;29:2598–604).

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Make Sure

Situation: A patient with diabetes shows deteriorating kidney function.
Reaction: Oh my God! His HbA1c is very high?
Lesson: Make sure that strict glycemic control is maintained in patients with type 2 diabetes in order to delay vascular complications.

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The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. ~ Charles DuBois

 
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ACE

Also known as: Serum Angiotensin Converting Enzyme; SACE To help diagnose and monitor sarcoidosis; to help differentiate this systemic condition from other disorders causing similar symptoms.

 
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

Which of the following is not true regarding splenorrhaphy (spleen repair)?

a) Use of Argon Beam coagulator is superior to other techniques.
b) Grade II and III injuries can be managed by suture repair.
c) At least one–third of the spleen should be preserved to maintain immunological function.
d) Mesh wrapping is recommended for Grade IV injuries.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: All the following are true regarding abscess of the spleen except:

a) Majority of splenic abscesses result from hematogenous spread from other sites.
b) Both Gram positive and gram negative organisms are responsible for abscess of spleen.
c) Splenomegaly (enlargement of spleen) is present in most of the patients.
d) Two–thirds of the splenic abscess are solitary in adults.

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: c) Splenomegaly (enlargement of spleen) is present in most of the patients.

Correct answers received from: Dr deepali chatterjee, Prabha Sanghi, Dr Rakesh Bhasin, Dr Mrs S Das, Dr PC Das, Dr Thakor Hitendrasinh G, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Raju Kuppusamy, Anil Bairaria, Dr Mrs S Das, Dr PC Das.

Answer for 27th February Mind Teaser: Changing plans.
Correct answers received from: Dr Thakor Hitendrasinh G, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Raju Kuppusamy, Anil Bairaria, Dr Mrs S Das, Dr PC Das.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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New Courses for Women

Training courses now available for women on the following subjects:

Topic 1 – Silence, the Final Frontier: Where no woman has gone
Topic 2 – The Undiscovered Side of Banking: Making Deposits
Topic 3 – Parties: Going without new outfits
Topic 4 – Bathroom Etiquette: Men need space in the bathroom cabinet too
Topic 5 – Common Skills: Tears – the last resort, not the first
Topic 6 – Common Skills II: Getting what you want without nagging

 
    Medicolegal Update

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

Simulated suicide by hanging

  • The most common method of suicide all over the world is hanging because the factors deciding method of suicide are like accessibility, feasibility, credibility of method causing death and rapidity of the method.
  • As the death by hanging is being easily achieved using cheap and easily available materials resulting in fast and painless death.
  • After homicidal strangulation means homicides by hanging and the simulation of suicide by hanging a victim previously killed or made unable to resist by other means are regarded as extremely rare events, although especially in German forensic literature cases of this kind were repeatedly reported.
  • Example to the number of observations published so far: A 23–year–old student strangled his 58–year–old father with an electric cable until he ceased to show any signs of life. Then he hanged the victim at the handrail of the staircase with a running noose.
  • From the forensic point of view the following clues pointed to homicide: presence of massive signs of facial congestion in spite of the "typical" situation of hanging, horizontal ligature mark in addition to the noose mark, skin injuries at the head and the upper extremities, traces of blood near the place where the body was found.
  • The case history presented emphasizes again that for differential diagnosis the possibility of a dissimulated homicide has to be considered in all cases where a body is found suspended.

Reference InstitutfürGerichtlicheMedizin, UniversitätTübingen.

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Deep frying potatoes can cause cancer but soaking potatoes in water before frying can nullify these effects

Deep frying of potato can cause cancer but soaking potatoes in water before frying can nullify these effects Quoting a study Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India said that soaking potatoes in water before frying cuts down the formation of the suspected carcinogen acrylamide. Acrylamide is created when starch–rich foods are cooked at high temperatures (120 degree C) such as frying, baking, grilling, broiling or roasting.

Raw or even boiled potatoes test negative for the chemical.

Boiling and microwaving appear less likely to form acrylamide as the cooking does not involve very high temperatures. Longer cooking times increase the amount of acrylamide produced when the temperature is high enough.

Potato chips and French fries contain high levels of acrylamide compared to other foods, with lower levels also present in bread and cereals.

Acrylamide, is harmful to health and may cause cancer in animals.

In a study published in Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, it has been found that simply soaking potatoes before frying can significantly reduce the formation of acrylamide.

The researchers tried three different approaches. They washed raw French fries, soaked them for 30 minutes, and soaked them for two hours. This reduced acrylamide levels by up to 23 percent, 38 percent and 48 percent, respectively, but only if the fries were cooked to a light color. It's not clear whether the same reductions could be achieved if French fries are cooked to a deep, dark brown.

The cooking and re–cooking of fried foods in the same fry pan or broiler is the main cause. Even the thoroughly washed iron skillet can continue to contain submerged carcinogens collected from previous use. Most restaurants uses the same rancid cooking oil for days or even weeks and even reusing it after washing the pot.

Traditional ayurveda has been advocating against deep frying and has been advocating low temperature cooking for centuries. It has also been suggesting not consuming raw foods grown under the ground but soaking them before use or frying them.

 
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Diagnostic Problem

Dear emedinews readers, I am suffering from loss of taste. I was advised tests of B 12 + Zinc + Folic Acid.. Vit D was lower, the other 2 were within range. You had further suggested Triphala Gargles + Alpha d3 + B complex with Zinc. I tried them for a month, but had no reponse.Over the last few months my condition has gotten worse and has presented a bit of a baffling case for all the doctors visited, each one with a different diagnosis (GP, ENT, Dermatologist, Neurologist, Dentists). Following is my history. I would really appreciate if any one could help me with this as it would really help improve my quality of life.

Name: NK: Female, 30 Years, New Delhi

  1. Patient has had a deep fissured tongue as long as she can remember (since Childhood) leading to sensitivity to chillies/extreme sour (Citric fruits, vinegar etc)/Msg in chinese food as these lead to mouth soreness episodes lasting 3–4 days
  2. July 2010 (7–9 months after birth of baby in case this could be pregnancy related)– loss of taste following a mouth soreness episode, after an Indian restaurant meal in Thailand. Visits to neurologist was done in Delhi– He found sense of smell to be ok, and recommended B–complex dosage for 3 months. Taste returned marginally over few months.
  3. Dec 2010- Following a Spicy Thai food restaurant meal- loss of taste again. Pl note that Loss of taste only in front part of tongue was there, flavours on the back of tongue were experienced.
  4. Jan/Feb 2012: 19 Jan 2012– Again following a catered meal at a party, soreness along with severe erosion/exfoliation/abrasion with red dots (like blood dots) of entire oral cavity with extreme pain/soreness. Difficulty in swallowing, pain during chewing. Patient was having only blended, cooled food for 10 days. Visit to Dentist/GP led to B Complex supplements + local Buccal paste application+ antiseptic/anesthetic mouthwashes
  5. 4 Feb 2012–Over 15 days Condition improved with decrease in erosion/abrasions, but numbness /loss of sensation was experienced. Also elongated Uvula with NO inflammation was observed. On surgeon touching the Uvula, no sensation to vomit was felt by patient. Entire Oral cavity can sense only pressure.
  6. 6 Feb 2012 –Visit made to Oral Surgeon + ENT Specialist. Tests for All Vitamin B types + Folic Acid+ Vit D+ Calcium+ Zinc suggested to check for deficiencies.
  7. 8 Feb 2012- Alternate Dentist Opinion suggested to test for Viral infection of facial nerves (Herpes Simplex/Herpes Zoster (Maybe "Herpes Zoster Oticus")/ CytoMegaloVirus). IgG and IgM for Herpes Simplex and CMV were done with Blood Sample (Herpes Zoster test not available at labs). Reports attached showing Higher levels out of Range of IgG. Igm levels for both are normal. Vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12 levels + Haemogram+ ESR+CRP+ Folic Acid/Calcium + Zinc + were normal. Very low Vitamin D levels also reported.
  8. 10 Feb 2012– On ingestion of Fennel seeds, extreme pain and soreness experienced. Instant inflammation in Uvula and pain in tongue while talking and pain in throat while swallowing felt. Extreme swelling in oral cavity of mucosa and tongue + Uvula– inability to talk due to swelling and pain. 180 mg Allegra was self prescribed + Cetrizin 10mg chewed and taken as SOS. Patient taken to Emergency at Hospital and administered Avil (Antihistamine) and a steroidal injection as diagnosis was allergy. In few hours the swelling subsided but abrasions/ulcerations reappeared in oral cavity.
  9. 11 Feb 2012– Visit to GP. Possibile diagnosis – LichenPLanus/Pemphigoid/Allergy. Allegra +Omeprazole+ B complex + Montaire /Singulaire (Montelukast) tablets and "Betnasol" steroidal mouthwash was advised. Some relief in soreness over next 24 hours. Investigations advised: Haemogram, Urine Routine, Chest Xray, Abdominal USG, DS DNA Antibody titer, IgE, IgG, IgM (All reports normal –except Chest Xray and CRP-over next 2 days – negating diagnosis of Lichen Planus or any other auto immune disease or even allergy.) Chest X ray revealed Opacity in the left Perihilar region– suspected lesion. CT scan suggested for incidental finding.CRP raised extremely high – suggested due to trauma by GP.
  10. 12 Fe 2012- Visit to ENT confirming Oral Lichen Planus (Bullous) diagnosis– Medication advised: Levocetrizin + Steroidal mouthwash + Folic Acid (For healing of Oral Mucosa) + Omeprazole.
  11. 13 feb 2012– Visit to dermatologist- Diagnosis of Oral Fungal Infection. Medication suggested Flucanazole 500mg DAILY for 2 weeks. Patient did not take the medication as the symptoms were healing without the antifungal meds. CRP tested again– was normal.
  12. Current scenario as on 27/2/2012 – No tastes or flavours experiences at all in the oral cavity. Prior to January 2012, flavours were experienced, hence condition is overall worse. Lesions and abrasions healed, no pain experienced at all. Sensations of texture were back. No further investigation done on the lung findings.
  13. PS- During pregnancy in 2009, Torch test was performed (For CMV+ Rubella)– and results were all normal.
 
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National Summit on "Stress Management" and Workshop on "How to be happy and Healthy"

Date: Saturday 2PM–Sunday 4PM, 21–22 April 2012
Venue: Om Shanti Retreat Center, Bhora Kalan, on Pataudi Road, Manesar
Course Directors: Padmashri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal and BK sapna
Organisers: Heart Care Foundation of India, Prajapati Brahma Kumari Ishwariya Vidyalaya and eMedinewS
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Facilities: Lodging and boarding provided ( One room per family or one room for two persons). Limited rooms for first three registrants.
Course: Meditation, Lectures, Practical workshops,
Atmosphere: Silence of Nature, Pyramid Meditation, Night Walk,
Registration: Rekha 9899974439 rekhapapola@gmail.com, BK Sapna 9350170370 bksapna@hotmail.com

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16–23 June 2012, Nainital Centre (Van Nivas)

Sri Aurobindo Ashram – Delhi Branch will organize the 5th Study Camp on ‘Mind–Body Medicine and Beyond’ for doctors, medical students and other health professionals at its Nainital Centre (Van Nivas) from 16–23 June 2012. The camp, consisting of lectures, practice, and participatory and experiential sessions, will help the participants get better, feel better, and bring elements of mind–body medicine into their practice. The camp will be conducted by Prof. Ramesh Bijlani, M.D., former Professor, AIIMS, founder of a mind–body medicine clinic at AIIMS, and the author of Back to Health through Yoga and Essays on Yoga. For more details, send an e–mail to the Ashram (aurobindo@vsnl.com) or to Dr. Bijlani (rambij@gmail.com).

BSNL Dil Ka Darbar

September 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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