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  From the desk of editor in chief
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

 
  Editorial …

2nd January, 2011, Sunday                                 eMedinewS Presents Audio News of the Day

2nd eMedinewS – revisiting 2010 at http://www.docconnect.com on 9th January 2011

For regular emedinews updates follow at www.twitter.com/DrKKAggarwal

Top 10 Advances in Stroke Research in 2010 (Part I)

  1. "Time is brain": Clot–dissolving treatment for acute ischemic stroke found beneficial in the first 4.5 hours after onset, potentially harmful later: A combined patient analysis of eight trials of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) for acute ischemic stroke reinforced prior findings of a strong time–to–treatment effect, with greatest benefit in the first few hours after onset, and, for the first time, demonstrated increased mortality from late treatment beyond 4.5 – 6 hours after onset. (Pooled analysis of the ECASS, ATLANTIS, NINDS and EPITHET trials – Lancet 2010;375(9727):1695–703)
  2. New mechanism of emboli clearance from the brain vasculature discovered
    This study identified an entirely new way by which brain blood vessels are kept open by the body in the face of clots – extravasation. Clots that are not able to be dissolved are sometimes pushed out through blood vessel walls into the surrounding tissue, restoring nourishing flow in blood vessels. (Lam, et al; Nature 2010;465:478–482)
  3. Carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting directly compared
    The large CREST trial compared head-to-head the two major methods to reopen narrowed carotid arteries carrying blood flow to the brain: carotid endarterectomy (open surgical repair) and carotid stenting (endovascular placement of a stent). Overall, both techniques had similar rates of success and complication, but among younger patients, under 70 years of age, stenting appeared advantageous while among older patients endarterectomy appeared advantageous. Those findings were also supported in a preplanned meta–analysis of individual patient data from three randomised controlled trials. (CREST N Engl J Med 2010;363(1):11–23; Carotid Stenting Trialists' Collaboration – Lancet 2010;376:1062–73)
  4. Million person milestone, emerging research shows quality initiatives improve outcomes
    In an analysis of the first one million stroke patients enrolled in the national Get With the Guidelines® – Stroke quality improvement program at nearly 1400 hospitals across the country, quality of care on 10 performance measures improved substantially from 2003 to 2009. More than 80 percent of patients were receiving defect–free care by 2009, up from less than half in 2003. The Get With The Guidelines database is an invaluable resource in furthering development of tools and outcomes results that are making marked improvement in stroke patient care. (Fonarow, et al – Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2010;3;291–302; Smith, et al – Circulation. 2010;122:1496–1504; Saver, et al – Stroke 2010;41:1431–1439; Reeves, et al – Stroke 2010;41(7):1573–8)
  5. International study identifies the ten major risk factors for stroke
    In the worldwide INTERSTROKE study, 10 simple risk factors were found to be associated with 90 percent of the risk of stroke. Targeted interventions that reduce blood pressure and smoking, and promote physical activity and a healthy diet, could substantially reduce the worldwide burden of stroke. (INTERSTROKE Investigators Lancet 2010;376,112–123)

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  eMedinewS Audio PostCard

  New drug for premature ejaculation

 

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  Quote of the Day

(By Dr Prachi Garg)

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."

Tommy Lasorda

 
    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

eMedinewS Revisiting 2009

The 1st eMedinewS revisiting 2009 CME was held on January 10, 2010. More than 1000 doctors participated in the day–long CME jointly organized by Heart Care Foundation of India, IJCP, eMedinewS and World Fellowship of Religions.
In the photo: Doctors at the registration counter.

 
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    National News

Certificate courses in 2D and 3D Echocardiography/Fellowship Diploma in non invasive cardiology

Contact Dr KK Aggarwal, Moolchand Medcity, email: emedinews@gmail.com

eMedinewS Revisiting 2010 to have a live webcast

eMedinewS Revisiting 2010 will have a live webcast on www.docconnect.com on 9th January, 2010. Those who will not be able to attend the conference can watch the proceedings live on the website. The webcast was a great success last year. The conference will have eminent speakers. Look out for the program details in the forthcoming editions of eMedinewS. We expect 1000 doctors to attend conference live and 1000 doctors to see it through the website.

70% Indians have mobiles, says TRAI data

The number of mobile phone subscribers crossed 700 million in October, which means — given the population of just over 1 billion — seven out of 10 Indians have a cellphone connection. However, the connections may be a bit unevenly spread, as many people have more than one number. Also, those below the age of five are unlikely to have cellphones. Data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India shows India added 19 million mobile subscribers in October, taking the tally from 687.7 million in September–end to 706.68 million. At this rate, by the dawn of 2011, India may be just short of 750 million cell connections. Officially, India’s telecom subscriber base, including landlines, is 742 million, corresponding to a teledensity of 62.5%. That means 625 phone connections for every 1,000 people. Including landline connections of about 35 million, India’s total subscriber base would be close to 800 million soon. (Source: The Hindustan Times, December 28, 2010)

Quality cert for primary health centres this yr

MUMBAI: Welcome to Cliniq 21st in 2011. This is the new brand name that clinics, polyclinics and dispensaries—primary health (care centres in the private sector—will don this year. That is, if a doctors or a group of doctors has the tag, he/it can apply for the government’s accreditation that will roll out next week. On Sunday, the quasi-governmental organization, Quality Control of India, will introduce the accreditation process with the first stop of healthcare for most consumers: neighbourhood doctors. "Once the government passes the Clinical Establishments Act, it will be binding on all healthcare providers to seek accreditation," said QCI secretary general Dr Giridhar Gyani. (Source: The Times of India, Jan 01, 2011)

 
    International News

(Contributed by Rajat Bhatnagar, International Sports & Fitness Distribution, LLC http://www.isfdistribution.com)

Medical fitness industry shows growth

In spite of a lagging economy, the medical fitness industry continues to grow steadily, according to survey results and analysis included in the "Benchmarks for Success 2010, Eighth Edition." Newly published by the Medical Fitness Association (MFA), the report identifies nearly 1,100 medical fitness and wellness centers in the United States, Canada and internationally. The industry has experienced continued growth at a rate of approximately 6 percent per year since 2003. The growth in the number of centers is coupled with an increase in the number of individuals being served by medical fitness facilities. The most recent report estimates more than 3.3 million members. This number is expected to reach more than 4 million by 2015.

"Benchmarks for Success 2010" is designed for medical fitness and rehabilitation professionals, health care business development executives, medical practitioners and others in the fields of fitness, wellness and lifestyle management. It provides an overview of the state of the industry, serves as a starting point for benchmarking for medical fitness facilities and can help guide the development of medical fitness center projects and collaborations, according to MFA. "With the advent of health care reform, the international launch of ACSM’s Exercise Is Medicine initiative and the continued escalation of chronic health conditions in America, the need for the expertise and services provided by medically integrated centers are greater than ever before," Brad Roy, chairman of the Medical Fitness Association, said in a press release. "The Medical Fitness Association is committed to assisting medically integrated health and fitness facilities in reaching out and improving the health and well–being of the communities they serve. Publications such as ‘Benchmarks for Success 2010’ are key tools that are available to facilities striving to raise the bar on the quality of services provided."

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

FDA delays decision on MannKind’s inhaled insulin

MannKind Corp., rose in Nasdaq trading after US regulators delayed a decision on the company’s inhaled insulin Affrezza (insulin human).

Carbon monoxide poisoning totally preventable

Carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, kills more than 400 people in the USA every year and sends 15,000 to emergency rooms. Calling deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning totally preventable, Paul Garbe, the CDC's branch chief for air pollution and respiratory health, recommended yearly inspection of home heating systems, water heaters, and any other gas–, oil–, or coal–burning appliances by a trained and qualified professional, as well as installation of carbon monoxide detectors on each floor, especially where there are bedrooms.

Exposure to loud noise may lead to hearing loss in teenagers, particularly girls

Exposure to loud noise may lead to hearing loss in adolescents, particularly girls, according to a study published online Dec. 27 in the journal Pediatrics.

Eccentric exercise may improve health

Strength training mostly consists of concentric exercises (when the muscles shorten to lift something, as in lifting a weight to do a bicep curl) and eccentric exercises (when the muscles lengthen to lower something).

 
    Infertility Update

Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Director Precious Baby Foundation

Is infertility a common problem?

Yes. About 10% of women (6.1 million) in the United States aged 15–44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For queries contact: banerjee.kaberi@gmail.com

 
    Hepatology Update

Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity

What is the copper–free diet in Wilson disease?

Foods with very high concentrations of copper like shellfish, nuts, chocolate, mushrooms, and organ meats, coco powder generally should be avoided, at least in the first year of treatment. Well water or water brought into the household through copper pipes should be checked for copper content, but in general, municipal water supplies do not have to be checked. A water–purifying system may be advisable if the copper content of the water is high. Copper containers or cookware should not be used to store or prepare foods or drinks.

 
    Medicolegal Update

Dr Sudhir Gupta, Asso Professor, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS

Negligence must be gross for the criminal charge–Supreme Court

The judgment given by the Honorable Supreme Court of India, consisting of a three judges bench, in October 2005, ruled that doctors should not be held criminally responsible unless there is prima facie evidence before the court in the form of a credible opinion from another competent doctor, preferably a Government doctor in the same field of medicine, supporting the charges of rash and negligent act.

  • We have noticed that in the case of doctors being subjected to criminal prosecution are on the rise; such prosecutions are filed by private complainants or by the police on an FIR lodged and cognizance taken.
  • The criminal process once initiated, subjects to the medical professional to serious embarrassment and harassment. He has to seek bail to escape arrest, which may or may not be granted to him. At the end he may be exonerated by acquittal or discharge, but the loss he has suffered in his reputation cannot be compensated by any standard.
  • It’s a laudable judgment in the light of criminal procedures filed against them in trivial cases under Sections 304 and 304–A of IPC where the prima–facie, there seems to be no neglect in these medical treatments.
  • Section 304–A of IPC reads as "Causing death by negligence–whoever causes the death of any person by doing any rash or negligent act not accounting to culpable homicide shall be imprisoned with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years or with fine or both.
  • Degree of negligence required to prosecute them under the charge of criminal negligence, must be gross or even high degree.
  • Lord President Clyde observed "the true test for establishing negligence in diagnosis or treatment on the part of the doctors is whether he has been proved to be guilty of such failure as no doctor of ordinary skill would have been guilty of, if acting with reasonable care and this is concise definition of medical negligence."
 
    Men’s health: Preventing your top 10 threats (Mayo Clinic)

Alzheimer’s disease

There’s no proven way to prevent Alzheimer's disease, but consider taking these steps:

  • Take care of your heart. High blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and high cholesterol may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
  • Avoid head injuries. There appears to be a link between head injury and future risk of Alzheimer’s.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Include physical activity in your daily routine.
  • Avoid tobacco.
 
    Legal Question of the Day

(Contributed by Dr MC Gupta, Advocate)

Q: I had a query and then I saw you who knows about the law. Would you mind telling me few rules about govt jobs. I have applied for job in medical college. But I am confused if I can resign from it easily if I don’t feel like continuing with it. Few of my collegue have told me that its tough to get into govt job and even tougher to get out of it as the Govt does not let you go even if you want to resign. Can you tell me how far its true?

A:
Rules about government jobs are as follows:

  • Just as "God helps those who help themselves", government tends to give jobs to those who can write good English.
  • Getting in is difficult. Many people would gain by preventing the entry. Getting out is easy . Many people would gain by facilitating the exit.
  • Bonded labour is unconstitutional. Nobody can be made to work forcibly. I have resigned five jobs, including that of an army officer.
  • It is better (and more sensible) to get a job and then resign rather than not get a job because it would be difficult to resign. Of course, the more sensible thing would be to seek a job that one likes and to not think of resigning even before getting the job.
 
    Medilaw – Medicolegal Judgement

(Dr KK Aggarwal)

Informed consent of USA

The concept of ‘informed consent’ developed by American courts, while retaining the basic requirements of consent, shifts the emphasis to the doctor’s duty to disclose the necessary information to the patient to secure his consent. It is an agreement for a proposed medical treatment or non treatment, or for a proposed invasive procedure. It required physicians to disclose the benefits, risks and alternatives to the proposed treatment, non treatment or procedure. It is the method by which fully informed, rational persons may be involved in choices about their health care.

‘Informed consent’ is defined in Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary thus: "Consent that is given by a person after receipt of the following information:

  • The nature and purpose of the proposed procedure or treatment
  • The expected outcome and the likelihood of success
  • The risks
  • The alternatives to the procedure and supporting information regarding those alternatives
  • And the effect of no treatment or procedure, including the effect on the prognosis and the material risks associated with no treatment.
  • Also included are instructions concerning what should be done if the procedure turns out to be harmful or unsuccessful".

It may also be noted that Courts in all countries have unanimity in the principle of ‘informed decision’ – that every terminally ill who is a competent patient has a right to refuse treatment and the decision is binding on the doctors provided that the decision of the patient is an informed decision.

In case of patients who have taken uninformed decisions, courts are of the view that the doctor can take a decision to withhold or withdraw medical treatment, if that is in the best interest of the patients and if it is based on the opinions of a body of medical experts. However, the Supreme Court conclusion in the above cited (model case) and also other case laws have gone to the contrary. All that can be said at this point is that a grey area subsists in this field and it would be for the courts to decide on case to case basis depending on the circumstances of each case.

(Ref: Supreme Court of India: Samira Kohli Vs. Dr. Prabha Manchanda. Ref: 2008 vol2 SCC @ pg1)

 
    Epatient

"e–patient" … The Impatient Patient

Dr. Parveen Bhatia: MS, FRCS (Eng.), FICS, FIAGES (Hon.), FMAS, FIMSA, Chairman, Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Consultant Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon & Medical Director, Global Hospital & Endosurgery Institute, New Delhi

Dr. Pulkit Nandwani: MD, DMAS (WALS), DMAS (CICE, France), Associate Consultant Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic surgeon, Bhatia Global Hospital & Endosurgery Institute, New Delhi

Advantages of "e–patients–

An informed patient is obviously an intelligent patient and wants to play a much more active part in the management of his condition. A study conducted in USA found that the effect of a patient taking information from the internet into a consultation was likely to be positive, if the physician had adequate communication skills. But the delicate relationship deteriorated if the doctor felt or acted challenged on being questioned. Despite patients’ desire to use the Internet for health information, some patients are reluctant to discuss this information in the clinical encounter. In a study of women seeking information about hormone replacement therapy, participants worried about appearing to over–step the boundary between "expert" and "patient". They were reluctant to challenge the doctor’s expertise, and were wary of putting unnecessary pressures on the busy practitioner. Another study found that while patients actively searched the Internet at home, once in the doctor’s office they "gave up the searcher attitude" and assumed roles of passive receivers of information. These patients preferred not to reveal that they used the Internet because of the negative reactions they anticipated receiving from physicians.

These results support the view that while searching the Internet is often personally empowering for patients, this sense of empowerment does not necessarily translate into self–efficacy in interactions with health care providers.

 
    Ethical earning

What is reimbursable to a doctor?

If a GP visits a hospital to see his patient, he/she is entitled for the fees.

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Indirect Antiglobulin Test

Also known as: IAT; Indirect Coomb’s test; Antibody screen; Indirect Anti–human globulin test

  • To detect antibodies directed against red blood cell antigens, in preparation for a blood transfusion, or during pregnancy and at delivery.
 
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    Medi Finance Update

Investments

One can invest in mutual funds, debt funds and GILTS (Govt. Securities) funds. Never keep your money in the savings accounts. The yield is only 3% and with an inflation of 5%, you ultimately lose money. There are new generation income funds, look for them.

 
    Drug Update

List of Approved drugs from 01.01.2010 TO 30.4.2010

Drug Name

Indication

DCI Approval Date

Lornoxicam 4mg/4mg + Thiocolchicoside 4mg/8mg tablets

For the treatment of patients with acute painful musculoskeletal conditions.

12–Feb–10

 
    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

Dementia and driving

A new American Academy of Neurology guideline suggests an algorithm for evaluating driving safety in patients with dementia based upon the clinical dementia rating (CDR). Patients with a CDR of 2 should not drive. Patients with a CDR of 0.5 or 1 should undergo further risk assessment and/or an on–road driving evaluation.

(Ref: Iverson DJ, et al. Practice Parameter update: Evaluation and management of driving risk in dementia. Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology 2010;74:1316–1324)

 
    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient came with classical benign postural vertigo.
Dr Bad: Take these drugs
Dr Good: Do Epley maneuver.
Lesson: Epley maneuver in most situations can cure benign postural vertigo.

Make Sure

Situation: A patient with acute heart attack died on the way to the hospital.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was the patient not accompanied by the doctor?
Lesson: Make sure that all heart attack patients are accompanied by the doctor to the hospital so that chest compression (CPR) can be given if the heart stops on the way.

 
    Lighter Side of Reading

An Inspirational Story
(Contributed by Dr Prachi Garg)

Essence of trust

A little girl and her father were crossing a bridge. The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter, "Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don’t fall into the river.” The little girl said, "No, Dad. You hold my hand." "What’s the difference?" Asked the puzzled father…"There’s a big difference," replied the little girl. "If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go. But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go."

In any relationship, the essence of trust is not in its bind, but in its bond. So hold the hand of the person whom you love rather than expecting them to hold yours …

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Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

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Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: MAKE – MAKE = ZERO

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Makes no difference
 

Correct answers received from: Dr Rajiv Dhir, Dr Anurag Jain, Dr Neelam Nath, Dr K Raju 

Answer for 31st December Mind Teaser: Right between the eyes
Correct answers received from: Dr G Padmanabhan, Dr Anupam Sethi Malhotra, Dr Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Anurag Jain, Dr Anita Bhardwaj

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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Laugh a While
(Contributed by Dr Mukul Tiwari)

At a Tyre Store

"Invite us to your next blowout."

 
    Readers Responses
  1. Wishing All The Readers of Emedinews A Very Happy And Prosperous 2011 And Successful Decade Ahead!! Dr Virendra Kumar and Dr Anita Bhardwaj.
 
    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

Heart Care Foundation of India wishes all a Happy New Year

Screen all patients with diabetes and high BP for snoring

Snoring at night or sleepiness during the day may be symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially life–threatening problem affecting one out of three diabetics, said Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

As per the recommendation from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Task Force on Epidemiology and Prevention, all doctors should assess their diabetic patients for sleep apnea symptoms and to screen sleep apnea sufferers for metabolic disease.

Sleep apnea occurs when a person’s airway becomes blocked during sleep. It’s usually caused by the collapse of soft tissue in the back of the throat during sleep. Between snores, breathing stops for a period of 10 seconds or longer, and this pattern repeats itself multiples times over the course of a night. It not only deprives the person of a good night's sleep, it may also increase the risk for high blood pressure and heart disease.

Obstructive sleep apnea affects just 2 percent of women and 4 percent of men in the general population but is much more prevalent among diabetics.

In a recent report in the Journal Endocrine Practice, researchers examined data from 279 men and woman with type 2 diabetes. Overall, 36 percent had obstructive sleep apnea. Men with diabetes were particularly vulnerable. Below age 45 years, they had more than a one–third increased chance of developing sleep apnea, and this risk doubled above age 65 years. For women below 45 years, the chances of having sleep apnea were small: between 5 percent and 8 percent. But, females aged 65 years and older had a one–third increased chance of having the sleep disorder.

Successful treatment of sleep apnea may have a greater impact to improve blood sugar than any single thing you can do in a diabetic.

Previous research has also shown that people with mild to moderate sleep apnea were twice as likely to develop high blood pressure, compared to those without the sleep disorder. Those with severe sleep apnea were three times as likely to have high blood pressure, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

 
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eMedinewS Revisiting 2010

The 2nd eMedinewS – revisiting 2010 conference will be held at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi on Sunday January 9th 2011.

The one–day conference will revisit and cover all the new advances in the year 2010. There will also be a webcast of the event. The eminent speakers will be Padma Bhushan Dr Naresh Trehan (Cardiac Surgery); Padma Shri Dr KK Aggarwal (Revisiting 2010); Dr Neelam Mohan (Liver Transplant); Dr N K Bhatia (Transfusion Medicine); Dr Ambrish Mithal (Diabetes); Dr Anoop Gupta (Male Infertility); Dr Kaberi Banerjee (Female Infertility) and many more.

There will be no registration fee. Delegate bags, gifts, certificates, breakfast, lunch will be provided. The event will end with a live cultural evening, Doctor of the Year award, cocktails and dinner. Kindly register at www.emedinews.in

2nd eMedinewS Doctor of the Year Award

Dear Colleague, The Second eMedinews Doctor of the Year award function will be held on 9th January, 2011 at Maulana Azad Medical College at 5 pm. It will be a part of the entertainment programme being organized at the venue. If you have any medical doctor who you feel has made significance achievement in the year 2010, send his/her biodata: Dr. KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee

IMSA Workshop on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Date: Sunday, January 16, 2010; Venue: Moolchand Medicity, New Delhi ; Time: 10–12 Noon

Speakers:

  1. Understanding Biologics: Dr Rohini Handa, Former Head Rheumatology AIIMS
  2. All what a practitioner should know about rheumatoid arthritis: Dr Harvinder S Luthra, Chief of Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester USA
No fee. Register emedinews@gmail.com or sms 9899974439

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    Programe Details

eMedinewS revisting 2010, 9th January MAMC Dilli Gate 8AM-8 PM
Also live at www.docconnect.com, www.emedinews.in

TIME SPEAKER TOPIC Moderator Panelist  
8.00 – 8.30 AM Dr K K Aggarwal Revisiting the year 2010 Dr N P Singh Dr A K Kansal Dr D D Arora
8.30 – 9.00 AM Dr Subramanium        
9.00 – 9.30  AM  Dr S C Tewari Acute Kidney Injury Dr Ramesh Hotchandani Dr U C Bansal Dr Savita
9.30 – 9.45 AM Dr Awadhesh Pandey Thyroid Scan Dr Ambrish Mithal Dr Sundeep Khandlwal DR Manisha Kukreja
9.45 – 10.00 AM Dr Jamal A Khan Stem Cell Therapy Dr Vandana Chadha Dr Rajiv Garg Dr Vijay Grover
10.00 – 10.15 AM Central Bank of India Financial Health Mr Anil Wadhwa Mr Pranay Kumar Dr Bimla Kapoor
10.15 – 10.30 AM LIC India  Life Insurance Schemes Mr Arun Kishore Mr Pranay Kumar Dr N K Gupta
10.30 – 11.00 AM          
11.00 – 11.30 AM Dr N K Bhatia Newer Tests in Transfusion Medicine Dr B B Rewari Dr Prachi Garg  
11.30 - 12.00 AM Dr Praveen Chandra What was New in 2010 in Interventional Cardiology Dr M Khalilullah Dr G M Singh  
12.00 – 12.30 AM Dr Naresh Trehan What's was New in Cardiac Surgery in 2010 Dr O P Yadava Dr Sanjay Sood  
12.30 –  1.00 PM Dr Ajay Kriplani Newer Advances in Obesity Surgery Dr B M L Kapoor Dr Satish Mehta  
1.00 – N 1.30 PM Dr Kaberi Banerjee What’s New in IVF Dr Anoop Gupta Dr Archna Virmani Dr Shashi Bala
1.30 – 2.00 PM Dr Anupam Sibal What’s New in Paedatric Gastroenterology Dr Neelam Mohan Dr Pooja Garg  
2.00 – 2.30 PM Dr D M Mahajan Newer Advances in Dermatology Dr J S Pasricha Dr Rajesh Kumar  
2.30 – 3.00 PM Dr Anoop Gupta Male Infertility Dr Ajit Saxena Dr Uday Kakroo  
3.00 – 3.15 PM Dr Sheh Rawat What’s New in Radiation Oncology Dr P K Julka Dr Vishnu Singhal Dr Srikant Sharma
3.15 – 3.30 PM Dr Neelam Mohan Paedatric Liver  Update  Dr A S Soin Dr Sudesh Ratan Dr A K Duggal
3.30 – 3.45 PM Dr Rohini Handa What’s New in Rheumatology   Dr V K Arora  
3.45 – 4.00 PM Dr Ambrish Mithal Newer Treatments in Diabetes Dr H K Chopra Dr Pavan   
4.00 – 4.15 PM Dr Sanjay Chaudhary Whats new in Eye Care Dr A K Grover Dr Dinesh Negi  
4.15 – 4.30 PM Dr Anil Goyal Whats new in urology      
4.30 – 4.45 PM Dr Rajiv Khosla What’s New in Gastroenterology Dr Ajay Kumar Dr Kirti Jain  
4.45 – 5.00 PM Dr Praveen Bhatia e patient relationship      
5.00 – 8.00 PM Doctor of the year award, cultural hangama