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Dr KK Aggarwal

Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee
Dr KK Aggarwal
President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist and Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy; 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); Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications & Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR

 

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Photos of Workshop on Stress Management and How to be Happy and Healthy

 
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  Editorial …

29th June 2012, Friday

Initial dosing of warfarin

The initial doses of warfarin should not exceed 5 mg/day except in highly selected, stable, reliable patients with a low bleeding risk. But 2008 ACCP Guidelines suggest starting doses in the range of 5 to 10 mg/day for most individuals but reduced initial doses of 5 mg/day or less in elderly patients, and in patients who are debilitated or malnourished, have congestive failure, liver disease, recent major surgery, or are taking medication known to increase sensitivity to warfarin.

This practice is not as per 2012 American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines which suggest an initial dose of 10 mg/day for the first two days in patients sufficiently healthy to be treated as outpatients.

Guidelines for the treatment of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis from Infectious Disease Society of America

Three features suggest the diagnosis of ABRS:

  1. Persistent symptoms or signs of ARS lasting 10 or more days with no clinical improvement
  2. Onset with severe symptoms (fever >39°C or 102°F and purulent nasal discharge or facial pain) lasting at least three consecutive days at the beginning of illness
  3. Onset with worsening symptoms following a viral upper respiratory infection that lasted five to six days and was initially improving. Patients who meet criteria for ABRS should be treated with an antibiotic.

Start empiric course of amoxicillin–clavulanate (500 mg/125 mg orally thrice–daily or 875 mg/125 mg orally twice–daily) for 5 to 7 days for most patients; doxycycline is a reasonable alternative. Doxycycline or a respiratory fluoroquinolone may be used in patients with penicillin allergy. Because of high rates of microbial resistance, macrolides (clarithromycin or azithromycin), trimethoprim–sulfamethoxazole, or oral second– or third–generation cephalosporins should not be used for empiric treatment.

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All pathy consensus on obesity


Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India moderating a session on Obesity at India Habitat Centre. The session was organized by Heart Care Foundation of India in association with All India Radio and India Habitat Centre. The session was organized to mark the occasion of Doctor’s Day falling on 1st July. The panelists included Dr Shikha Sharma Wellness Expert, Dr S V Tripathy Ayurveda Expert, Dr Mridula Pandey Homeopath, Dr Praveen Bhatia, Obesity Surgeon and Dr Ishwar Basavvadadde Senior Yoga Physician.

 
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    National News

Medical mistakes in Indian movies

Dear all, eMedinewS is starting a special series on ‘Medical mistakes in Indian movies’. We invite all our readers to share with us the following information:

1. Scene/s where the image of the medical profession has been maligned in an unrealistic manner, or
2. Scene/s where medical care and approach has been depicted incorrectly, or
3. Scenes where the medical profession has been portrayed correctly.

Send us the clippings or description of the scenes. This would be a start to a special campaign to re build the image of the medical profession.

Research for new TB drug launched

New Delhi: Seven pharmaceutical companies and four research institutions have come together to research in order to find new treatments for tuberculosis. The partnership, known as the TB Drug Accelerator (TBDA), will target the discovery of new tuberculosis (TB) drugs. The aim of TBDA is to create a drug regimen that cures patients in one month. Existing drugs require six months to cure the disease — a lengthy process that causes 20 to 30 per cent patients to drop out before completion.

Aided by nearly $20 million from the Gates Foundation, TBDA plans in next ten years it will develop three–drug regimen for one month instead of the present six–month course. In India the need for discovery of new drugs was felt when four people with total drug resistant (TDR) tuberculosis (TB) were found in Mumbai. Even though the officials said they were multi–drug resistant (MDR) cases not TDR, they agreed that MDR and extreme drug resistant (XDR) cases are on a rise. "As people do not finish their six–month course, their bodies do not get rid of TB bacteria. However, immunity against the administered drug develops and the patient becomes resistant to that drug," said Dr R P Vashist, former state TB officer, Delhi. (Source: Deccan Chronicle, Jun 27, 2012)

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World’s smallest cat ‘spotted’ in Sariska

ALWAR: The Sariska Tiger Reserve is always known for its tigers and controversies surrounding them. But this time, the reserve is in the news as the rare rusty–spotted cat, the smallest member of the wild cat family, has been sighted here. RS Shekhawat, field director, Sariska Tiger Reserve, said, "We have received reports from individuals who claimed that they have sighted rusty–spotted cat in the mountain near Dakkan Chowki area of the reserve. Recently, some people have provided us with pictures of the animal. So we are trying to find out if there are such cats in the region," he added. Shekhawat said the rusty–spotted cat is 35 to 45 centimetre in length, with a 15 to 30 centimetre tail, and weighs between 900 grams and 1.6 kg. The cat is considered extinct in Rajasthan and therefore, we will try to verify the claims that it has been sighted in the reserve, he said. Wildlife volunteers, Nishant Sisodia and Anurag Kaushik, who spotted the cat and provided pictures to the wildlife authorities said that there was no pictorial description of the animal so far in the state. "Rusty–spotted cat is indigenous to places like Jammu, Gujarat, South India and Sri Lanka. Last time, we had spotted a couple near Baalquila in Alwar," said Nishant. In India, these cats are seen on dry grounds and forests. It has been listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Their population is below 10,000. (Source: TOI, Jun 26, 2012)

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    International News

(Contributed by Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

AATS issues guidelines for lung cancer screening

New guidelines from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) now recommend annual lung cancer screening with low–dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for certain populations. The guidelines have now been published in an online edition of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Specifically, they recommend screening for:

  • Current smokers and former smokers with a 30 pack–year history of smoking and long–term lung cancer survivors aged 55 to 79 years.
  • Screening may begin at age 50 years with a 20 pack–year history of smoking and additional comorbidity that produces a cumulative risk of developing lung cancer of 5% or greater over the following 5 years.

They also recommend that screening be undertaken with a subspecialty qualified interdisciplinary team. These guidelines differ from the recommendations of other societies in that they recommend screening for patients up to the age of 79. (Source: Medscape)

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Yo–Yo weight gain linked to low–fat diet

A calorie isn’t always a calorie after losing weight, researchers found. In a prospective study of diets aimed at keeping weight off, a low–fat diet was associated with a marked decrease in resting energy expenditure compared with two other regimens that provided the same calories, according to David Ludwig, MD, PhD, of Children’s Hospital Boston, and colleagues. The finding suggests that a low–fat diet after an initial weight loss might increase the risk of packing the pounds back on, Ludwig and colleagues argued in the June 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Instead, they argued, people hoping to avoid yo–yoing weight might be better off to choose a maintenance diet with a low glycemic index. (Source: Medpage Today)

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USPSTF updates adult obesity–overweight screening guidelines

Clinicians should screen adults for obesity and offer intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions to those with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or higher, according to updated guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The new recommendations, which are an update of the 2003 USPSTF statement, were published online in the June 25 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: Medscape)

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FDA OKs new prostate cancer blood test

A blood test for prostate cancer billed by its manufacturer as "an answer to the current PSA (prostate–specific antigen) testing controversy" has won FDA approval, the company said. Beckman Coulter said Monday that the agency had okayed its premarket approval application for the so–called Prostate Health Index test, which incorporates measurement of a PSA precursor protein called (–2) pro–PSA along with total and free PSA. The test is indicated for men with regular PSA test results in the range of 4ng/mL to 10 ng/mL, just above the upper limit of normal. According to the co–discoverer of (–2) pro–PSA, Kevin Slawin, MD, of Memorial Hermann–Texas Medical Center in Houston, the marker is more closely associated with prostate cancer than total and free PSA. Combining the three markers makes the Prostate Health Index more specific than conventional PSA testing. (Source: Medpage Today)

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FDA approves new weight–loss drug

The oral weight–loss drug lorcaserin hydrochloride (Belviq) has been approved as an adjunct to diet and exercise in obese patients as well as in those who are overweight and have at least one other weight–related disorder such as hypertension.

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(Contributed by Dr S K Verma, Consultant Ophthalmologist, New Delhi)

Early presbyopia in women

Women’s eyesight could be suffering because they hold the book too closely. If you are a woman who always has her nose in a book – it could weaken your eye sight for near. Women tend to hold reading material closer to their eyes than the men and this may be why they need reading glasses earlier, a study suggested. The researcher found no difference in the ability of men and women to focus on near object. This suggests that the reason women need presbyopic correction earlier may be down to other factors, including having shorter arms, which means they hold things closer. (Courtesy Daily Mail UK)

 
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@DrKKAggarwal: Long–term pesticide exposure is harmful:

@DeepakChopra: Awareness is collective. We all draw it from a common source. The people in your life reflect aspects of yourself.

 
    Spiritual Update

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

Ahimsa – A Short Story

During the 86th birthday celebrations of Acharya Sushil Muni Ji Maharaj, Acharya Dr Sadhvi Sadhna Ji Maharaj, while speaking on anger, narrated a short story about a king who used to get angry all the time. Once a Rishi Muni came to his place and King asked him – "How do I reduce my anger?" To this the Rishi

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(Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

What happens in an egg donation cycle?

In an egg donation cycle, the donor receives fertility medications to stimulate the production of multiple eggs in her ovaries. At the same time, you are given hormone therapy to prepare your uterus to receive the fertilized eggs (embryos). After the eggs are obtained from the donor, they are fertilized in the laboratory with your partner’s sperm. Several days after fertilization, the embryos are transferred to your uterus. Any embryos which are not transferred may be frozen (cryopreserved) for a future cycle.

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    Tat Tvam Asi………and the Life Continues……

(Dr Sanjay Chaudhary, Medical Director, Chaudhary Eye Centre, Dr Pallavi Sugandhi, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cornea & Refractive surgeon, Chaudhary Eye Centre)

Does the human body reject the transplanted donor cornea?

A cornea does not have direct blood supply. Therefore the risk of rejection is very low. Risk of rejection is high in young patients and in certain conditions such as vascularization of the cornea, secondary glaucoma etc. If rejection occurs, it can be suppressed by timely medication.

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(Ms Ritu Sinha)

I want to be possible

The teacher asked her class what each wanted to become when they grew up. A chorus of responses came from all over the room.

"A football player," "A doctor," "An astronaut," "The president," "A fireman," "A teacher," "A race car driver", and so on.

Everyone that is, except Tommy.

The teacher noticed he was sitting there quiet and still. So she said to him, "Tommy, what do you want to be when you grow up?"

"Possible," Tommy replied.

"Possible?" asked the teacher.

"Yes," Tommy said. "My mom is always telling me I’m impossible. So when I get to be big, I want to be possible."

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    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A 50–year–old male came with early morning onset of acidity.
Dr. Bad: Take an antacid.
Dr. Good: Get an ECG done.
Lesson: Onset of acidity after the age of 40 unless proved otherwise is acute coronary event.

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Make Sure

Situation: A patient of gross ascites presents with complaints of difficulty in breathing on lying down.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why did you drain so much ascitic fluid?
Lesson: Make sure to evaluate the patient thoroughly and only moderately tap the ascitic fluid since overenthusiastic tapping can be life–threatening.

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    Health News Bulletin

Ranbaxy’s upside on Lipitor to continue in US market

Business Standard, Sushmi Dey

Mumbai: The upside for Ranbaxy Laboratories is likely to continue even as it loses its 180 days of marketing exclusivity for the Lipitor generic in the American market. While Teva recently withdrew plans to launch its generic version of Lipitor in the US, other companies such as Dr Reddy’s Laboratories and Aurobindo Pharma are yet to get a final nod from the US regulator for the drug. Industry sources say other foreign competitors, such as Mylan, might also not launch the generic version in the world’s largest drug market, thereby allowing Ranbaxy to continue to enjoy a significant market share there. Ranbaxy’s six–month marketing exclusivity for atorvastatin, the generic version of the $13–billion cholesterol–lowering Lipitor drug, came to an end on May 29. Owned by Japan’s Daiichi Sankyo, it has already made about $600 million (Rs 3,300 crore) from selling the generic drug during this exclusivity period. "Seven to eight players were expected to enter the market with their generic version of Lipitor after Ranbaxy’s exclusivity ended but it now seems there will only be three to four players in this space. This would clearly mean that market share for Ranbaxy will be high, an industry source said. According to the source, Ranbaxy is likely to maintain its market share at a little over 35 per cent even now, while it was earlier seen coming down to 20–25 per cent. Currently, Ranbaxy and Watson Pharmaceuticals are the two generic companies selling the drug in the US, along with the original maker, Pfizer. The end of Ranbaxy’s marketing exclusivity right for the Lipitor generic was expected to open the market for several drug makers, including Teva, Mylan and the Actavis Group. Besides, Dr Reddy’s Labs and Aurobindo Pharma from India were in the race.

 
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(Dr GM Singh)

If CARE is a WAVE, I give u SEA. If RESPECT is a LEAF, I give u TREE. If TRUST is a PLANET, I give u GALAXY, if FRIENDSHIP is LIFE, I give u MINE 4 FREE… Keep smiling.

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Navin Dang and Dr Arpan Gandhi)

Categories of Anemia

Macrocytic/normochromic anemia (increased MCV, normal MCHC)

  • Folate deficiency (common)
  • B12 deficiency (common)
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes (not uncommon, especially in older individuals)
  • Hypothyroidism (rare)
 
    Microbial World: The Good and the Bad They Do

(Dr Usha K Baveja, Prof. and Senior Consultant Microbiology, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurgaon)

DPT Vaccines

There are many side effects and stories associated with DPT immunization. Many stories have been reported in the newspapers in India and USA. Fever and local pain are the common side effects of DPT vaccine but complications like convulsions, shock and encephalitis can occur very rarely.

DTP vaccine (used in Europe and USA) may be distinguished as "DTwP" and "DTaP", with "wP" referring to "whole cell pertussis" and "aP" referring to "acellular pertussis". The acellular form of vaccine is considered safer and contains far fewer antigens than the older preparation.

One can try and use the safer versions at some cost to the patient. There are some reports in India and in the west wherein acute neurologic illness SIDS have been attributed to this vaccine. However, CDC carried out detailed investigations and analysis of these reports. It was concluded that the evidence for the above claim was not conclusive.

Even then one has to be careful while administering DPT. We must take precautions and strictly not give the DPT vaccine in cases where the vaccine is contraindicated.

Precautions

  • Children with moderate or severe illnesses with or without fever (can receive DTP as soon as they have recovered)
  • Immunosuppressive therapies–may interfere with immune response
  • Underlying neurological disorder
  • Collapse or shock–like state (hypotonic–hyporesponsive episode) within 48 hours after the first dose. Continue vaccine with DT only
  • Convulsions with or without fever occurring within 3 days after first dose. Continue vaccine with DT only
  • Temperature of ≥40.5°C within 48 hours, not due to another identifiable cause. Continue vaccine with DT only
  • Persistent, inconsolable crying lasting greater than or equal to 3 hours, occurring within 48 hours due to local reaction. In such a case the excessive crying is more likely to happen with subsequent doses. Keep this in mind and treat the child accordingly.

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    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

Ana’s postoperative vital signs are a blood pressure of 80/50 mm Hg, a pulse of 140 and respirations of 32. Suspecting shock, which of the following orders would the nurse question?

A. Put the client in modified Trendelenberg’s position.
B. Administer oxygen at 100%.
C. Monitor urine output every hour.
D. Administer Demerol 50mg IM q4h

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Mary received AtropineSO4 as a pre–medication 30 minutes ago and is now complaining of dry mouth and her PR is higher, than before the medication was administered. This means that:

A. The patient is having an allergic reaction to the drug.
B. The patient needs a higher dose of this drug
C. This is normal side–effect of AtSO4
D. The patient is anxious about upcoming surgery

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: C. This is normal side–effect of AtSO4

Correct answers received from: Sahajal Dhooria, Dr PC Das, Dr Kanta Jain, Dr Thakor Hitendrsinh G, Dr P Narayana samy, Raghavendra Singh, Raju Kuppusamy, Dr Anurag julka, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr LC Dhoka, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr Avtar Krishan, Anil Bairaria, Dr ValluriRamarao

Answer for 27th June Mind Teaser: C. Experience reduced sensory perception
Correct answers received from: Dr LC Dhoka.

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    Laugh a While

(Dr GM Singh)

After just a few years of marriage, filled with constant arguments, a young man and his wife decided the only way to save their marriage was to try counseling. They had been at each other’s throats for some time and felt that this was their last straw.

When they arrived at the counselor’s office, the counselor jumped right in and opened the floor for discussion.

"What seems to be the problem?" The wife began talking 90 miles an hour describing all the wrongs within their marriage.

After 15 minutes of listening to the wife, the counselor went over to her, picked her up by her shoulders, kissed her passionately for several minutes, and sat her back down. Afterwards, the wife sat there speechless.

He looked over at the husband who was staring in disbelief at what had happened. The counselor spoke to the husband, "Your wife NEEDS that at least twice a week!" The husband scratched his head and replied… "I can have her here on Tuesdays and Thursdays."

 
    Medicolegal Update

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

When can pregnancies be terminated by Registered Medical Practitioners?

A Registered Medical Practitioner shall not be guilty of any offence under that code or under any other law for the time being in force, if any pregnancy is terminated by him in accordance with MTP Act

  • where the length of the pregnancy does not exceed twelve weeks,
  • where the length of the pregnancy exceeds twelve weeks but does not exceed twenty weeks, if not less than two medical practitioners are of the opinion, formed by doctor in good faith that – the continuance of pregnancy would involve a risk to the life of the pregnant woman or of grave injury to her physical or mental health, or there is a substantial risk that the child, if born, would suffer from such physical and mental abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped.
  • Where any pregnancy is alleged by the pregnant woman to have been caused by rape, the anguish caused by such pregnancy shall be presumed to constitute a grave injury to the mental health of the pregnant woman.
  • Where any pregnancy results as a result of failure of any device or method used by any woman or her husband for the purpose of limiting the number of children, the anguish caused by such pregnancy shall be presumed to constitute a grave injury to the mental health of the pregnant woman.
  • In determining whether the continuance of a pregnancy would involve such risk of injury to the health as is mentioned in sub–section (2), account may be taken of the pregnant women’s actual or reasonably foreseeable environment.
  • No pregnancy of a woman, who has not attained the age of 18 years, or, who, having attained the age of 18 years is a mentally ill person (substituted for "lunatic" by Amendment Act, 2002), shall be terminated except with the consent in writing of her guardian.

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    Public Forum

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All pathy consensus on obesity

"More than 30% people of the society including children have potbelly abdominal obesity", said Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India while moderating a session on Obesity at India Habitat Centre. The session was organized by Heart Care Foundation of India in association with All India Radio and India Habitat Centre. The session was organized to mark the occasion of Doctor’s Day falling on 1st July. The panelists included Dr Shikha Sharma Wellness Expert, Dr S V Tripathy Ayurveda Expert, Dr Mridula Pandey Homeopath, Dr Praveen Bhatia, Obesity Surgeon and Dr Ishwar Basavvadadde Senior Yoga Physician.

This was an interaction organized for the first time that involved people from all pathies under one roof. Following points were raised in the seminar:

  • Potbelly obesity is linked to eating refined carbohydrates and not animal fats.
  • General obesity is linked to eating animal fats.
  • Refined carbohydrate includes white rice, white maida and white sugar.
  • Brown sugar is better than white sugar.
  • Refined carbohydrates are called bad carbohydrates and animal fat is called bad fat.
  • Trans fats or vanaspati are bad for health. They increase bad cholesterol and reduce good cholesterol.
  • Reduction in weight can reduce snoring, pain of arthritis, blood pressure and control uncontrolled diabetes.
  • One should not gain weight of more than 5 kg after the age of 20 years.
  • After the age of 50, the weight should reduce and not increase.
  • Surgery is the answer when all other means fail.
 
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IYCNCON 2012

All are cordially invited for the 2nd National Conference of IYCF Chapter of IAP. This conference is organized by: IYCF Chapter, MOH&FW GOI, MOWCD GOI, WHO, UNICEF, IMLEA, SDHE Trust.
The theme of the conference is: "Proper Nutrition: Defeat Malnutrition – Investing in the Future"
Venue: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003.
Date: 5th Aug 2012
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