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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 & Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy; 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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    Health Videos…
Nobility of medical profession Video 1 to 9 Health and Religion Video 1 to 7
DD Take Care Holistically Video 1 to 9 Chat with Dr KK On life Style Disorders
Health Update Video 1 to 15 Science and Spirituality
Obesity to Towards all Pathy Consensus ALLOVEDA: A Dialogue with Dr KK Aggarwal
  Editorial…

30th November 2012, Friday

Rhinitis Medicamentosa

Topical vasoconstrictor decongestants are phenylephrine, oxymetazoline, xylometazoline and naphazoline.

Nasal decongestant sprays are NOT recommended as monotherapy in chronic allergic rhinitis. Downregulation of the alpha-adrenergic receptor develops after 3-7 days and rebound nasal congestion results, ultimately resulting in a cycle of nasal congestion both caused by and temporarily relieved by the medication, leading to increasing use and eventual dependency.

Dr KK Aggarwal
Group Editor in Chief

    Constipation Update

Constipation in the older adult may be due to functional chronic constipation or secondary to other etiologic factors.

 
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  eMedinewS Audio PostCard

Stay Tuned with Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal

Obesity reduces life expectancy

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    Photo Feature (From HCFI Photo Gallery)

19th MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2012

Large number of students with special need took active participation in 19th MTNL Perfect Health Mela

 
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    National News

Dear Colleague, Let’s celebrate New Year by learning CPR-10 and saving the life of a person

Watch English or Hindi Video @http://emedinews.in/videos/cpr/index.html

Dr K K Aggarwal

Tobacco users back ban, find alternatives

MUMBAI: A study analyzing the ban on gutka and pan masala in the state has revealed that while citizens may be supportive of it, tobacco users are determined to look for alternatives. Maharashtra was the first in the country to ban both gutka and pan masala. The survey conducted in Mumbai by NGO, Salaam Bombay Foundation, found out that 90% of tobacco users have switched over to alternate tobacco products. This, despite the fact that the same group of people found the ban justified and was also in favour of it. The findings were based on the responses of 2,500 Mumbaikars who were asked to fill up a questionnaire. Experts have been hinting at the need to have more cessation clinics if the ban has to have the desired effect. Currently, there are no initiatives from the public sector to start de-addiction clinics and efforts are mostly restricted to private clinics. The Indian Dental Association has tied up with several clinics in the city to double up as cessation centres. (Source: TOI, Nov 28, 2012)

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 rebuild the image of the medical profession.

Certificate courses in 2D and 3D Echocardiography/Fellowship Diploma in non invasive cardiology Contact Dr KK Aggarwal, Moolchand Medcity, email: emedinews@gmail.com

 
    Valvular Heart Disease Update

When to operate in a valve patient with atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is not an absolute indication for surgery in an asymptomatic patient with preserved left ventricular function but the burden of this arrhythmia in a patient with borderline left ventricular function (LVEF 55 to 60 percent) may be considered as an indication for surgery, especially if the risk of surgery is low and the valve appears to be amenable to repair

(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)

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    International News

(Contributed by Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Weight-loss surgery may not 'cure' diabetes

Although bariatric surgery is increasingly touted as a cure for type 2 diabetes, its remission was only temporary in about one-third of patients, researchers said. (Source: Medpage Today)

Diabetes remission after gastric bypass: One third relapse

More than one third of severely obese adults who achieved complete remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) within 5 years after bariatric surgery relapsed within 5 years of that initial remission, according to the largest community-based study to date of long-term outcomes after bariatric surgery, published online November 18 in Obesity Surgery. (Source: Medscape)

Glucosamine, chondroitin, fish oil may reduce inflammation

Regular use of glucosamine, chondroitin, or fish oil supplements reduces high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) by 16% to 22%, a marker of inflammation, according to a new study. Inflammation is now recognized as a factor in cancer and cardiovascular disease as well as many rheumatoid diseases. (Source: Medscape)

Hospitals cut colorectal surgical-site infections by a third

Seven academic medical centers reduced their rate of colorectal surgical site infections (SSIs) by 32% with interventions that included hand sanitizer, new sets of instruments for closure, and postoperative telephone calls to patients about wound care, leaders of the quality improvement campaign announced at a press conference. (Source: Medscape)

 
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@DrKKAggarwal: I uploaded a @YouTube video http://youtu.be/wSa8tqIQAhY?a Hands only CPR 10

@DeepakChopra: Rewire your brain for higher consciousness by paying attention to love, compassion, and joy.

 
    Spiritual Update

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

What are the Ethics Of Vidur Niti?

The best description of the causes and treatment of insomnia comes from Vidura Niti a dialogue between Vidura and Dhritasashtra.

In the text, King Dhritarashtra said: “O Vidura, Sanjaya has come back. He has gone away after rebuking me. Tomorrow he will deliver, in the midst of the court, Ajatashatru’s message. I have not been able today to ascertain what the message is of the Kuru hero. Therefore, my body is burning, and that has produced sleeplessness. Tell us what may be good for a person that is sleepless and burning.

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

Are there any substances that I can reduce or eliminate exposure to (e.g., alcohol, tobacco, caffeine) in order to improve the shape of my sperm?

Studies haven't shown a clear link between abnormal sperm shape and these factors, but it's a good idea to try to eliminate use of tobacco and recreational drugs and limit your consumption of alcohol. These substances reduce sperm production and function in several ways. They may hurt sperm DNA (material that carries your genes) quality.

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

(Dr N K Bhatia, Medical Director, Mission Jan Jagriti Blood Bank)

False Positives

Cold agglutinins - use warm washed cells

Rouleaux - use washed cells

Positive DAT - saline typing reagent or chemically modified reagents

 
   An Inspirational Story

A Female Pilot with No Arms – True Story!

Born in 1983 in Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA, Jessica has learned to live her life with her feet. Born without arms and all doctors did not know why.

There were many questions at the time about whether Jessica would be able to live a “normal” life. However, Jessica’s father has said he never shed a tear about her birth condition. He had full confidence in her potential. With the support of her parents and family, Jessica became confident in herself as an adult and continued to explore the world with her feet.

As a child, Jessica studied dance in her home town. When the first performance arrived, she asked to be put in the back row. Her dance teacher told her there was no back row. Tentatively she took the stage with the other students and performed her routine. When she finished, the applause from the audience gave her encouragement and the confidence to continue dancing for 14 years.

Jessica’s parents eventually met a Taekwondo instructor named Jim Cunningham. His response when told of her birth condition was that she would be more than physically able and that only her attitude could hold her back. At the age of 14, Jessica earned her first Black Belt in the International Taekwondo Federation.

After graduating from high school, Jessica attended the University of Arizona where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. When talking about her degree, she frequently explains that psychology credits the way people think has a greater impact on their lives than a physical limitation.

Jessica’s most famous accomplishment was learning how to fly. It took three states, four airplanes, two flight instructors and a discouraging year to find the right aircraft: a 1946 415C Ercoupe Airplane. She received the Guinness World Record for being the first person certified to fly an airplane with only their feet.

Jessica now works as a motivational speaker. She travels the world sharing her story and encouraging people to be creative and innovative with the mantra “Think outside the shoe.”

By Jessica Cox

Source: http://academictips.org/blogs/a-female-pilot-with-no-arms-true-story/

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   Cardiology eMedinewS

Sleep Apnea Linked with AF Recurrence Postablation Read More

Warfarin For Six Months Should Be Norm For Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves
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Acellular pertussis vaccine protection may wane Read More

Soon, mental health atlas from Nimhans Read More

 
    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient developed acute appendicitis within seven days of taking Mediclaim policy.
Dr. Bad: Mediclaim will cover.
Dr. Good: May not cover.
Lesson: Any diseases other than specified in clause 4.3 contracted by the insured person during the first 30 days from the commencement date of policy are not covered under Mediclaim.

Make Sure

Situation: A patient on 10 units of insulin developed hypoglycemia after taking a light breakfast.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was the insulin dose not reduced?
Lesson: Make sure that insulin dose is correct. The formula is 500/total daily dose. The value will be the amount of sugar fluctuation with ten grams of carbohydrates.

 
  Quote of the Day (Dr GM Singh)

"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left." ~ Oscar Levant

 
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

A client jokes about his leukemia even though he is becoming sicker and weaker. The nurse’s most therapeutic response would be:

A. “Your laugher is a cover for your fear.”
B. “He who laughs on the outside, cries on the inside.”
C. “Why are you always laughing?”
D. “Does it help you to joke about your illness?”

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: In dealing with a dying client who is in the denial stage of grief, the best nursing approach is to:

A. Agree with and encourage the client’s denial
B. Reassure the client that everything will be okay
C. Allow the denial but be available to discuss death
D. Leave the client alone to discuss the loss

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: (C) Allow the denial but be available to discuss death

Correct answers received from: Dr BK Agarwal, Dr PC Das, Dr K Raju, Dr BB Aggarwal, Dr jella, Dr Thakor Hitendrsinh G, Dr U Gaur, Dr pankaj Agarwal, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay.

Answer for 28th November Mind Teaser: d. Cottage cheese

Correct answers received from: Dr BB Aggarwal.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

 
    Laugh a While (Dr GM Singh)

The boss returned from lunch in a good mood and called the whole staff in to listen to a couple of jokes he had picked up.

Everybody, but one girl laughed uproariously.

“What’s the matter with you?” said the boss. “Don't you have a sense of humor?”

“I don’t have to laugh,” she replied. “I’m leaving Friday.”

 
    Medicolegal Update

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

What is embalming?

Embalming is the process of chemically treating a dead body developed by the ancient Egyptians of preserving a person’s body after death to delay the decomposition of the body, restore it to an acceptable physical appearance and reduce the presence and growth of bacteria to prevent foul smell as well as perfume or add fragrance to corpse. Embalming certificate is required by law in certain circumstances like air/rail transportation.

  • The process of embalming has a very long history, dating back to the Egyptian process of mummification. Though their techniques were quite different from those used today, the effect was the same — to preserve an individual’s body after death. The ancient Egyptians believed that the spirit would return to the body after death, so it must remain in good condition. To preserve the corpses, they covered bodies in a drying chemical called natron, and then wrapped them in linen sheets.
  • Today, embalming is done by injecting chemicals directly into the bloodstream to preserve the corpse’s appearance. The most commonly used chemicals for embalming are formaldehyde and ethanol. A combination of these two chemicals is sufficient to preserve the body for a short time i.e. up to a week.
  • To keep the corpse in a good condition for a longer period i.e. up to a month, a solution made up almost entirely of formaldehyde is used.
  • There are several steps involved in modern embalming. First, the embalming fluid is injected directly into the deceased’s blood vessels, and pushed through the body with a mechanical pump. Next, the internal organs are hollowed of their contents and filled with embalming fluid. The chemicals are then injected beneath the skin wherever necessary, followed by a final surface embalming on injured areas of the body.
  • One of the most famous embalmed corpses today is that of Russian communist leader Vladimir Lenin, whose embalmed corpse is on display at the Red Square mausoleum in Moscow. The corpse is very well-preserved, and should last for at least another hundred years.

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(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

The holiday season is also the season for heart attack

A look at a U.S. database of 53 million deaths occurring between 1973 and 2001 reveals that deaths from heart disease peak in December/January, with spikes on Christmas and New Year's Day.

Giving reasons for this, said Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India, said that:

  1. People with symptoms of heart trouble tend to delay going to the doctor prior to the holidays as they do not want to spoil holiday fun.
  2. They are less likely to see their physicians over this period of time in order to get the acute care they may need.
  3. During the holidays, many people take a break from their diet and exercise programs.
  4. The amount of time spent eating out and eating over at friends and family becomes more than usual.
  5. It becomes easier to find excuses not to stay on an exercise regimen.
  6. Alcohol consumption can increase during the holidays, which can contribute to something called "holiday heart syndrome."
  7. Alcohol has a toxic effect on the heart muscle. It can lead to atrial fibrillation -- an abnormal heart rhythm, which is a classic finding of the holiday heart.
  8. The hectic pace of the holiday season can cause people to forget to take medications such as blood thinners and pills for high blood pressure. Such lapses can lead to acute coronary trouble.
  9. Winter is any way the peak season for heart attacks. Most heart attacks and paralysis due to brain haemorrhage peak during early morning periods of winter season due to sudden rise in BP reading.
 
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Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital, is organizing PCCON-2012 (4th Annual Conference) in association with IMA East Delhi Branch and IMA West Ghaziabad Branch on 1st & 2nd Dec, 2012 at Hotel Country Inn, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad.

PC CON-2012” will be a multi-specialty conference covering a wide range of scientific sessions by eminent national and international speakers presenting the latest developments in the field of medical science.

“PC CON-2012” is the 4th Annual conference and more than 1000 delegates from all over the country are expected to attend.

Dr Gaurav Aggarwal, Organizing Secretary

Dr. N.P. Singh, Organizing Co-Chairman

Dr. Ganesh K. Mani, Organizing Chairman, Director & Sr. Consultant, Cardiovascular Surgeon

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Seminar on "Mind and Body in Health and Harmony in Asian Systems of Medicine"

Date: December 11-13, 2012
Venue: India International Centre, New Delhi
Themes of the Workshop: Anatomy, Philosophy, Diagnostics and imbalances, Therapeutics and treatments, Understanding Mind-Body relationships and Preventive and Promotive aspects in the traditional systems of medicine

4th eMedinews Revisiting 2012

(a day long single hall medical conference on 2012 happenings, followed by doctors of the year 2012 awards)

Sunday 20th January 2013, Maulana Azad Medical College Auditorium

Dilli Gate Delhi

8am-8pm

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Executive Editor IJCP Group
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Past President IMA Haryana
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4th eMedinewS Revisiting 2012

The 4th eMedinewS–revisiting 2012 conference is being held at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi on Sunday January 20th 2013.

The one–day conference will revisit and discuss all the major advances in medicine in the year 2012. There will also be a live webcast of the event. An eminent faculty will speak at the conference.

There is no registration fee. All delegates will get Registration Kit, Attractive gifts, Certificates. Morning snacks and lunch will be provided.

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4th eMedinewS Doctor of the Year Awards

Nominations invited for 4th eMedinewS Doctor of the year Award in plain paper. Nominated by 2 professional colleagues along with details of your contributions in the year 2012.

pls send his/her Biodata at: emedinews@gmail.com

 
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