eMedinewS 2nd July 2013, Tuesday

     Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal

Dr KK Aggarwal
President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist & Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy (March 10-13); National Vice President Elect Elect, Indian Medical Association; 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 & Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR

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cpr10 Mantra The CPR 10 Mantra is – “within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10x10 i.e. 100 per minute.”

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The Anuradha Saha case taken a turn

The Kolkata High Court has ordered 17 Kolkata doctors including Former West Bengal Medical Council members to stand trial for criminal conspiracy in 1988 Anuradha Saha Medical Negligence Case. Former President Dr. Ashok Chowdhury, West Bengal Medical Council will also be facing the trial. One of the three Kolkata doctors accused of medical negligence is Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee who is Chief Advisor of Health for Mamba Banerjee Government. As per the allegation, the council members conspired to shield the crime, as reported in IBN live. Comments: Every council is quasi-judicial body and should give a judgment which is not only true but also looks to be true. Once you are sitting on the post of a judge as a council member, your job is to give an honest judgment. I am not taking sides as the matter is still sub-judice but this case is an eye opener for all the council members in the country that they are a public servant who can be booked under Prevention of Corruption Act and also under IPC. .....Read More

What is etiquette-based medicine?

Our body consists of physique, mind, intellect, memory, ego and soul. We, therefore, have our physical profile, mental profile, ego profile and a soul profile.

Our soul profile makes us calm, compassionate, caring, smiling with full of empathy. Our ego profile (controlled) on the other hand makes us behave like a well dressed and self-disciplined gentleman. .....Read More

sprritual blog Spiritual prescriptions learnt from patients

In a hospital practice, we all see sufferings all the time. When we were young in medical college, we were disturbed quite often upon seeing the sufferings of the people. During our career, we learnt a lot of spiritual prescriptions from our patients. Not only have they helped us heal our patients but also changed our perception to health and sickness.

I recall Swami Bodhanand, a disciple of Swami Chinmayananda, was once admitted ...

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Heart risks detected by age 7 in overweight kids

Children at risk of future obesity should be examined for body mass index (BMI) rebound.

BMI rebound is the age at which body
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Situation: A child with suspected child abuse was found to have a lax anus.
Dr. Bad: This can be normal.
Dr. Good: This is suspicious of sexual abuse.
Lesson: Laxity of the anus may represent abuse. Read More

press release

Daily aspirin to prevent heart disease may increase risk of GI or cerebral bleeding


Health risks from dead bodies are negligible (Dr K K Aggarwal)

The health risks of dead bodies are dangers related to the improper preparation and disposal of cadavers. ...Read More

Vegetarian diet and soya products help reduce BP

Ingestion of a vegetarian diet may reduce systolic blood pressure by 5 mmHg. A 5 mm reduction in blood pressure may reduce the risk of heart disease by 21%. This was stated by Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India.

One major feature of a vegetarian diet that may affect blood pressure is the amount of dietary fiber, with an increased amount being associated with decreased systemic pressures. Several studies have shown benefits with dietary fiber intake on blood pressure. ...Read More

News Around The Globe

Breaking News

All the eyes will be on Delhi Medical Council meeting to be held on 5th July, 2013 at 03.00 PM at Maulana Azad Medical College DMC office to discuss a proposal dated 29th May, 2013 of Dr. Viswas Mehta, Joint Secretary Ministry of Health, Government of India to consider allowing practitioners of Indian System of Medicine to practice Modern Scientific System of Medicine. There are 21 members of the council, the present amongst them will deliberate on the issue – to accept or reject the proposal. Punjab Medical Council has already rejected such a proposal.

12th Delhi State Health Awards

20 doctors of Delhi Government were given State Awards by the Chief Minister of Delhi. They are: Dr. Anurag Jain, Dr. Ashok Kumar Sethi, Dr. Vibhawati Mishra, Dr. V.K. Dhanwal, Dr. Madhu Chandra, Dr. Namita Kalra, Dr. Nootan Mandreja, Dr. Poonan Sarin, Dr. Praveen Kumar, Dr. P. K. Malik, Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Dr. Ramesh Chug, Dr. Sandhya Jainoshi, Dr. Savita Jain, Dr. Shashi Thapa, Dr. Vandana Bagha, Dr. Vijay Kumar Gupta, Dr. Vipin Kapoor, Dr. V.K. Gautam, Dr. J.S.K. Marak.

Doctor’s Day celebrated by Delhi Medical Association

Following doctors were felicitated for their contribution to the society: Dr. S.Padmawati, Dr. Anupam Sibal, Dr. M.C. Misra, Dr. Atul Murari, Dr. S.K. Sarin, Dr. Brahm Prakash, Dr. J.M. Hans, Dr. Manoj Singh, Dr. Praneet Kumar, Dr. Upreet Bhaliwal, Dr. Lalit Kumar, Dr. P.S. Gupta, Dr. A.B. Dey, Dr. S.K. Khanna, Dr Vandana Lal, Dr. Rajneesh Malhotra, Dr. Sudha Prasad, Dr. K. Shama Matra, Dr. Manish Sarkar, Dr. Anil Jain, Dr. (Col.) Vinay Jetley, Dr. Sangeet Vaishya, Dr. Harbansh Lal, Dr. Harish, Dr. B.D. Athani, Dr. Ravi Malik, Dr. M.V. Kamat, Dr. N.K. Mohanty, Dr. (Prof.) H.K. Kar, Dr. Mahesh Verma, Dr. S.R. Chauhan, Dr. Bharat Singh, Dr. Venugopal Malayattil, Dr. Vijay Trehan, Dr. Rajeev Sood, Dr. S.Y. Kothari.

In his inaugural speech during Doctor’s Day, organized by Delhi Medical Council at Maulana Azad Medical College, the Minister of Law and Justice, Mr. Kapil Sibal said medical profession is and was a noble profession. It deals with human body which is most perfect machine ever made by the nature. Further he said that there is a paradigm shift in the patient-doctor relationship and patients want to be more aware about their illness and treatment provided. He says that as a part of society, we can only thank all of you on Doctor’s Day. He said it is unfortunate that we have two extremes of population – one which cannot afford even basic health and second-one who have access to the best of the treatments in the world – and this gap is increasing. He said the time has come for India to lead the world and more and more of future drug molecules and researches should be discovered in India. He emphasized that in the present era medical associations should be promoted as an era of prevention.


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Doctor Day Celebration

ON the Occasion of Doctors Day a CME was organized by IMANDB, eMedinewS and Heart Care Foundation of India on 29th June 2013 at IIC, New Delhi

Constituency is more important than doctors

The Hon’ble Minister of Law and Justice, Mr. Kapil Sibbal, the Chief Guest for the Doctor’s Day, organized by Delhi Medical Council, by watch addressed function for only 15 minutes and said “I plead guilty as I have to go and work for my constituency.” It appears that for politicians, constituencies were more important than addressing a gathering of over 700 top medical professionals of the city. After all, politicians feel that intellectuals are not their voters, therefore, they can be ignored. Justice Anil Dave who was the chief guest after Mr. Kapil Sibbal left the Doctor’s Day function said that like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Doctor’s Day should be celebrated by every human being to than their doctors. He quoted many examples from mythology and said that the triad of Bhrama, Vishnu and Mahesh are well known to the society as Creator, Organizer and Destroyer of the people. As far as I am concerned, doctors are the 10th Incarnation of Vishnu. All doctors should understand about the 10th incarnation of Vishnu and live like ‘Vishnu’. He said we salute the doctors as they provide 24 hrs X 365 days services to the mankind. Doctors are responsible for maintaining us and to give us relief, comfort and cure.

The Likely election dates for this year.

The last date for forming the Assembly is 4th January, 2013 in Chhattisgarh, 12th December, 2013 in Madhya Pradesh, 17th December, 2013 in Delhi, 31st December, 2013 in Rajasthan and 15th December, 2013 in Mizoram. As all the elections have to be held together, therefore, the last date will be 12th December, 2013, that means all the elections have to be completed, results announced and Assemblies formed before 12th December, 2013 for all the five states. It is likely that elections of Delhi Assembly will be held in the month of November, 2013.

Calcium and vitamin D boost HRT effect on hip fracture risk

According to new data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), postmenopausal women who took hormone replacement therapy (HRT) had a lower risk for hip fracture than women who received placebo, and they had an even lower risk if they also took calcium and vitamin D. Taking these supplements without HRT, however, did not lower the risk for hip fracture. The study, by John A. Robbins, MD, from the University of California, Davis, in Sacramento, and colleagues was published online June 26 in Menopause. (Source: Medscape)

Valvular Heart Disease Update

Functional mitral insufficiency can be inferred when the valve is morphologically normal but the left ventricle is either globally or segmentally abnormal. The color flow jet is usually central, occurring at a coaptation point that is marked by decreased contact area and displacement toward the left ventricle apex, a direction that is the opposite of prolapse.

(Experts: Dr Ganesh K Mani, Dr Yugal Mishra, Dr Deepak Khurana, Dr Rajesh Kaushish, Dr K S Rathor, Dr Sandeep Singh and Dr KK Aggarwal)

Infertility Update (Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

What are the causes of hirsutism?

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS is a form of hyperandrogenism in which hormonal imbalances cause the ovaries to overproduce androgens. It is a common cause of hirsutism and is frequently associated with irregular or absent ovulation and infertility. Multiple small cysts develop in the ovaries, hence the term polycystic. These small cysts are actually immature ovarian follicles that failed to mature and ovulate. Menstrual periods may become irregular or cease due to lack of ovulation.
  • Unexplained hirsutism: Some women have hair follicles that are abnormally sensitive to androgens. Androgen levels are normal and menstrual periods occur regularly in these patients. This tendency to develop hirsutism is genetic but the cause is not known.
  • Non–classic adrenal hyperplasia: The most common abnormality of the adrenal glands that can result in hirsutism is an inherited disorder called non–classic adrenal hyperplasia (NCAH), which causes the adrenal glands to overproduce androgens. Like PCOS, NCAH is associated with irregular menstrual cycles. NCAH is a genetic disorder most commonly seen in certain ethnic groups including Ashkenazi Jews, Eskimos, and French–Canadians. Elevation of the hormone 17a–hydroxyprogesterone is characteristic of NCAH.
  • HAIR–AN syndrome (Hyperandrogenism, Insulin Resistance, Acanthosis Nigricans): Some women are born with insulin resistance, a severe defect in the ability of insulin to control blood sugar levels. To compensate, the pancreas produce ovulation. Insulin resistance may lead to diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, heart disease, and excessive growth and darkening of the skin (acanthosis nigricans), which generally occurs around the neck and crease areas of the skin.

Rabies Update (Dr. A K Gupta)

What is “paralytic form” of rabies in animals?

Paralytic or dumb rabies refers to animals in which the behavioral changes are minimal or absent and the disease is manifested mainly by paralysis. This is first manifested by paralysis of the throat and masseter muscles, often with profuse salivation and inability to swallow. Dropping of lower jaw is common in dogs. The animals are not vicious and rarely attempt to bite. The paralysis progresses rapidly to all parts of the body leading to coma and death follows in a few hours.

medicolegal update

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

Doctor and care of the terminally ill

The duty of the physician is to heal and, where possible, relieve suffering and act to protect the best interests of his patients. There shall be no exception to this Read More

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Q: Can a cardiologist accept a travel facility as a chairman of a conference from a pharma company?

Relevant Laws

1. 6.8.1 In dealing with Pharmaceutical and allied health sector industry, a medical practitioner shall follow and adhere to the stipulations given below:- b) e the Read More

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Situation: A patient wanted to know if he could take levothyroxine tablet with coffee?
Dr. Bad: Yes.
Dr. Good: No.
Lesson: Coffee in comparison to water reduces the absorption of Levothyroxine Read More

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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.

quote of the day

One of the basic differences between GOD and humans is that, GOD gives and forgives and humans get, get and forget. Be thankful in life.

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A schoolteacher's son brought his report card home.
The father said; let's see what you have accomplished.
He opens the report and to his dismay sees all bad grades.
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A Dancer Story

Sudha Chandran, a classical dancer from India, was cut off in the prime of her career - quite literally - when her right leg had to be amputated after a car accident. Though the incident brought her bright career to a halt, she didn't give up.

In the painful months that followed, she met a doctor who developed an artificial limb made from vulcanized rubber filled with sponge. ............Read More

eMedi Quiz

Read this…………………

The average intake of phytanic acid in Refsum's disease should be reduced to.....

A.100-200 mg/day
B.10-20 mg/day
D.1-2 mg/day

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: The symptoms of toxic oil syndrome most closely resemble which dermatologic disease?

B. Panniculitis
C. Scleroderma
D. Dermatomyositis

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: C. Scleroderma

Correct answers received from: Dr Kanta Jain, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr BB Gupta, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Pushpa Otiv, Dr Avtar Krishan, Dr Rakesh Goel.

Answer for 30th June Mind Teaser: C. Flavin monooxygenase

Correct answers received from: Dr Raghavendra Jayesh, Dr Pushpa Otiv.

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Enrollment for workshop

Heart Care Foundation of India under the aegis of Perfect Health Mela is organizing a series of skill workshops in the month of Oct as per the following programmes

Communication Skills 23rd October, Wednesday
8 am
Constitution Club of India
4 hours
Handling Media crisis Saturday 26th October
2 pm
Constitution Club of India
1 hour
Conflict Management 24th October Thursday
10 am
Constitution Club of India
2 hours
Organizational Behavior 24th October Thursday
8 am
Constitution Club of India
2 hours
Team Building 25th October, Friday
8 am
Constitution Club of India
2 hours
Time Management 25th October, Friday
10 am
Constitution Club of India
2 hours

The workshops will have experts interacting both theoretically and with practical demonstrations and interactions. If interested, kindly confirm your registration at rekhapapola@gmail.com. You can also forward this information to your interested friends and colleagues for a registration.

Dr KK Aggarwal
Padma Shri and Dr B.C. Roy National Awardee
President of Heart Care foundation of India

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