eMedinewS 5th July 2013, Friday

     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.”

Ringtone - CPR 10 Mantra Hindi

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From the Desk of Editor in Chief

Yoga passes secularism test in US

(TNN) A California judge ruled that the Yoga practice which originated in India is now a ''distinctly American cultural phenomenon,'' while dismissing complaints from some parents that teaching it to school children amounted to ''an unconstitutional promotion of Eastern religions.'' 

Judge John Mayer agreed that yoga ''at its roots is religious,'' but pronounced that the kind introduced by a school district near San Diego, which was the subject of the litigation, passed the test of secularism. 

"A reasonable student would not objectively perceive that Encinitas School District yoga does advance or promote religion," he said. 

School authorities said in court that they had removed all religious elements from what was taught to the students, including the use of the word Namaste and substituting Sanskrit name of asanas with English ones.

For instance, Padmasana, usually called lotus pose in English, became ''criss cross apple sauce'' in Americanese to appeal to children. 

I think its high time Yoga is made compulsory in all schools. .....Read More

sprritual blog Types of Memory

The easiest way to remember types of memory is by understanding the concept of Suno, Samjho, Jano and Karo (hearing, listening, knowledge and wisdom).  Hearing is the most short lasting memory.  We hear and we forget is the rule. 
 Once we listen and understand the memory is more longer lasting but the same memory become ever lasting if we not only hear, understand and know but also incorporate the knowledge in our practice.

These principles have been used by marketing people in brand recall.  I know many pharmaceuticals play a game and ask 100 doctors to enter into a competition in which they have to write the company’s brand a number of times in one minutes and the one who rights the maximum number of times is given a prize.  By practicing the brand name repeatedly you create a permanent impact of their brand in the soul and it is unlikely that you will forget the brand and its recall value will increase every time you think about the molecule. 

The same principle has been used by devotees of Rama and Shiva where they make people to write the name of Rama repeatedly everyday and the devotees of Shiva makes people writing the Om Namaha Shivae in a peace of a paper for years together.  By doing so you inculcate the teachings of Lord Rama and Shiva.  Unfortunately, devotees of Lord Krishna has not been able to make a brand out of Loard Krishna.

Many spiritual Gurus give a Mantra which is also based on the same principle.  A mantra is nothing but a positive affirmation which you have to follow every minute of your life through out your life.  Once you start doing it a time will come when it will become a part of your sole consciousness and you will start living and behaving in a way as of your positive affirmation.  For example, Brahma Kumari's say, that always say a positive affirmation to yourself that I am a peaceful soul.  After some time you will start behaving like a peaceful soul and you will loose agitation, anger and negative affirmations of life. .......Read More

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Apples during pregnancy and asthma

Women who eat apples while pregnant may protect their child from ...Read More



The term ‘intimate partner violence’ describes actual or threatened psychological or physical or sexual harm by a current or former partner or spouse.

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Depression made easy


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. As per WHO In situations where there are large numbers of deaths following a ...Read More

Even the dead body needs respect

New Delhi, 4th July, 2013: Moderating a session organized by All India Radio in association with Heart Care Foundation of India, Padma Shri and Dr. B C Roy National Awardee Dr. K K Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India said that death is inevitable but is the most traumatic experience a family can undergo.  Practicing compassion-based medicine as well as etiquette-based medicine by medical professionals can make all the difference. At the time of death, the family should be communicated properly: ...Read More

News Around The Globe

Padma Shri Vipin Buckshey

sprritual blog Padma Shri Vipin Buckshey, Optometrist & Contact Lens Specialist gifted a brand new Maruti Ambulance to the Eye Bank of Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital at Daryaganj on 1st July, which was Doctor’s Day and also the 87th birthday of his father. ….this would be used for the speedy collection of corneas.


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Moderating a session organized by All India Radio in association with Heart Care Foundation of India, Padma Shri and Dr. B C Roy National Awardee Dr. K K Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India


  • Patients with peripheral arterial disease significantly improve their walking distance and time in six months if they start a home based walking programme. In a six minute walk test this may amount to an increment of additional 140 feet as per Dr. M M McDermott from Chicago who published report in JAMA.
  • A California study has shown that aerial spraying of anti-mosquito repellant is not associated with increased rates of emergency room visits in the neighboring areas concluding that there is no short term risk of aerial mosquito spray.
  • As per a study published in the journal Circulation, controlling both your high blood pressure and high cholesterol can cut your risk of heart attack by 50%. Visit to your doctor at least twice a year may be the key.
  • A new study published in the journal Circulation has shown that only 33% in US people have controlled blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • In Women’s Health Initiative Study, post menopausal women who had diabetes and had stopped smoking had about 60% reduced risk of heart attack compared to current smokers over 9 years.
  • The European Medicine Agency has approved a combination of fenofibrate and simvastatin as an adjacent to diet and exercise in high risk patients with abnormal lipid levels.
  • Avoid weight gain after you stop smoking. A New Women’s Health Initiatives Study has shown that diabetic women who gained 11 pounds or more after they stopped smoking have a risk of heart disease similar to diabetic women to continue smoking.
  • The National Ambulance Code (Constitutional and Functional Requirement for Roads Ambulance) has been launched by the Automotive Research Association of India in June, 2013.

When will 4 Mel-free Pepsi come to India?

The caramel coloring used in Pepsi still contains a worrisome level of a carcinogen. In March, PepsiCo Inc. and Coca-Cola Co. both said they would adjust their formulas after California passed a law mandating drinks containing a certain level of carcinogens come with a cancer warning label. The changes were made for drinks sold in California when the law passed.

The chemical is 4-methylimidazole, or 4-Mel, which can form during the cooking process and, as a result, may be found in trace amounts in many foods.

Watchdog group The Center for Environmental Health found via testing that while Coke products no longer test positive for the chemical, Pepsi products sold outside of California still do.

Pepsi said its caramel coloring suppliers are changing their manufacturing process to cut the amount of 4-Mel in its caramel. That process is complete in California and will be finished in February 2014 in the rest of the country. Pepsi said it will also be taken out globally, but did not indicate a timeline.

Trace amounts of 4-Mel have not been linked to cancer in humans.  The Food and Drug Administration has also said that a consumer would have to drink more than 1,000 cans of soda a day to reach the doses administered that have shown links to cancer in rodents.

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo account for almost 90 percent of the soda market, according to industry tracker Beverage Digest. (Source TOI)

IMA delegation met with Hon’ble President of India on 2nd July 2013 on the occasion of Doctor’s Day

A delegation of Indian Medical Association (IMA) met His Excellency the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 2nd July 2013 at Rashtrapati Bhawan on the occasion of Doctor’s day.

The delegation apprised the Hon’ble President of the challenges faced by the medical professionals, namely violence against doctors & medical establishments, issues related to MCI, Clinical Establishment Act and Consumer Project Act (CPA).

The delegation also presented a “White Paper on Healthcare Reform & Investment, 2013”  which requests the Central and State Governments for a more proactive approach on expanding healthcare from the present 0.9 % of the GDP to 4%, thereby leading towards a healthier nation.

A poster pledging IMA’s promise to provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare with sincerity, integrity and honesty was also released by the Hon’ble President on this occasion. He appreciated IMA’s role over the years, especially during the Disaster and urged IMA to proactively work with all sections of the society.

Valvular Heart Disease Update

During TEE there are more than 20 variables that can be examined to judge the severity of mitral regurgitation. Using this approach, severe lesions are readily recognized, but distinguishing between mild and moderate or moderate and severe mitral regurgitation can be difficult.

(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 consequences of infertility?

Infertility treatments can be stressful, intrusive, and emotionally demanding. As part of your infertility treatments, you and your partner may need to have sex at certain times, even if you do not feel like it. Some of the medications that you need to take as part of your treatment may make it harder to have sex. Because of the stress caused by the need for a male to "ejaculate on demand," some men may have erectile dysfunction. Both partners may have less sexual desire.

Rabies Update (Dr. A K Gupta)

What are the signs of rabies during the prodromal phase in animals?

Prodromal phase may last for 1-3 days and the animal may show only vague CNS signs, which intensify rapidly and death is virtually certain within 10 days after the initial onset of signs.

medicolegal update

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

Facilitate cadaver organ retrieval for transplantation

In India, certain amendments to the Human Organ Transplant Act 1994 are required to enhance cadaver organ retrieval and transplantation to bridge the huge demand–supply gap. Read More

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medicolegal update

Can one publish a case report of the patient?

A: MCI 7.17 “A registered medical practitioner shall not publish photographs or case reports of his / her patients without their permission, in any medical or other journal in a manner by which their identity could be made out. If the identity is not to be disclosed, the consent is not needed”. Read More

dr good dr bad

Situation: A patient came for thyroid screening?
Dr. Bad: I get my patients all three tests (free T3, free T4 and TSH) done
Dr. Good: Do it only if you are symptomatic.
Lesson: Serum FT4 is important in women with amenorrhea, in . Read More

make sure

Situation: A patient with chest pain with normal ECG died half an hour later.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was acute MI not suspected?
Lesson: Make sure all patients of chest pain are observed for 12 hours. ECG can be normal in acute heart attack for up to six hours.

quote of the day

Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. Orison Swett Marden

twitter of the day

Dr KK Aggarwal: Dr K K Aggarwal: What is the importance of life force? drkkaggarwal.blogspot.com

Dr Deepak Chopra: The world is as we are. What we see we become. Choose your seeing wisely.

emedinews humor

Health Professionals in Heaven

Three nurses died and went to Heaven. They were met at the Pearly Gates by St. Peter, who questioned them.
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reader response

OCD and similar psychiatric diseases are curable as long as they are treated by qualified psychiatrists. The fear of going to them and the notion that one goes to psychiatrist only when one is mad or insane is deeply rooted in the society. IMA Banaras Branch

An Inspirational Story

The Eagle and the Chickens
Once upon a time there was a large mountain side where an eagle's nest rested. The eagle nest contained four large eagle eggs. One day an earthquake rocked the mountain causing one of the eggs to roll down the mountain, to a chicken farm, located in the valley below. The chickens knew that they must protect and care for the eagle's egg, so an old hen volunteered to nurture and raise the large egg.

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eMedi Quiz

Read this…………………

Which of the following are the targets of antiphospholipids antibodies?

A. Anionic phospholipids
B. Beta2-glycoproteins
C. Protein c and s
D. All the above

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser:  By which of the following mechanism do antiphospholipids antibodies cause hypercoagulable state....

A. Interference with coagulation cascade
B. Activation of endothelial cells
C. Oxidation-mediated injury of the vascular endothelium
D. All the above

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: C. Oxidation-mediated injury of the vascular endothelium

Correct answers received from: Dr.Bitaan Sen & Dr.Jayashreev Sen, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Raju Kuppusamy, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai,

Answer for 3rd July Mind Teaser: A. Acne vulgaris

Correct answers received from: Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Dr.Bitaan Sen & Dr.Jayashree Sen

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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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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