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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 …

8th January, 2011, Saturday                                eMedinewS Presents Audio News of the Day

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

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Top 10 stroke risks responsible for 90% of risks of stroke

Scientists have identified the top 10 stroke risks responsible for 90% of risks of stroke. In INTERSTROKE study, published online first and in a forthcoming edition of the Lancet, Canadian authors from McMaster University used data from 6,000 people (3,000 cases of stroke and 3,000 controls) in 22 countries around the world. They looked at patients who’d had a first acute stroke and compared them with people who’d not had a stroke.

The authors found the following 10 risk factors to be significantly associated with stroke: High blood pressure, smoking, waist–to–hip ratio (abdominal obesity), diet, physical activity, blood lipids, diabetes mellitus (type 2), alcohol intake, stress and depression and heart disorders. Put together, these risk factors accounted for 90% of risks for all stroke.

These risk factors were all significant for ischaemic stroke – caused by a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain. High blood pressure, smoking, waist–to–hip ratio, diet and alcohol intake were significant risk factors for intracerebral haemorrhagic stroke – bleeding into the brain tissue. The ratio of bad to good blood lipids (apolipoproteins) was an important risk for ischemic stroke but not for haemorrhagic stroke. Targeted population–based interventions that reduce blood pressure and smoking, and promote physical (WebMD)

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  MEDICON 2010, 26 December
53rd Annual Delhi State Medical Conference

Dr. Anupam Sibal speaks on ‘Pediatric Liver Transplant Scenario in Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi’ 

Audio PostCard
 
  SMS of the Day

(By Dr Prachi Garg)

The tongue weighs practically nothing, But so few people can hold it.

 
    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

2nd eMedinewS revisiting 2010 press conference

Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal interacting with the media during the press conference.

 
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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.

"2nd eMedinewS revisiting 2010" is now DMC accredited 9 CME hours

1479/DMC/16C/2/2010                                                              6th January. 2011

Dr KK Aggarwal
Sr Consultant Physicians & Cardiologist
Daryacha, 39
Hauz Khas Village
New Delhi 110016


Sub: Accreditation of CME – "2nd eMedinewS Revisiting 2010" on 9th January, 2011 at MAMC, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi

The Delhi Medical Council approves accreditation for the above–mentioned CME programme for 9 Hrs.

Participants are required to maintain a record of CME credit Hrs. in their CME Credit Passbooks which is available in the office of Delhi Medical Council and is also available on our website at www.delhimedicalcouncil.nic.in in a downloadable form.

Note: Please send the course content immediately after conclusion of the CME Programme

Dr Girish Tyagi
Secretary
DMC

eMedinews Revisiting 2010 is now DMC accredited.

  • Wall Clock and Parker Pen for the first 500 registrants. A Parker Pen for the next 500 registrants. So, kindly reach in time.
  • Attractive Early Bird Prizes for those who register before 8 a.m. in the conference.
  • Prizes after every hour and a Mega Prize at 5pm and 8pm.
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    • There will be a Mega Prize Lucky Draw at 5 pm before the start of cultural function and at 8pm at the end of the cultural function.
    • Kindly bring your Visiting Cards for use in the Lucky Draw.
    • Kindly participate in on–the–spot General Health Quiz and win attractive prizes.
    • You can also visit the conference live on www.docconnect.com

IIMs, IITs get autonomy back as ‘Navratna’ Univs

CHENNAI/AHMEDABAD: Branding the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) as 'Navratna' Universities on the lines of the famous Ivy League varsities, Union science and technology minister Kapil Sibal said on Monday that this will "free them from the shackles of government control." In his keynote address at the 98th Indian Science Congress at SRM University near Chennai, Sibal said that this would be achieved by measures including generous financial support and access to external funding. "We are working on the concept of having Navratna Universities or an Indian Ivy League. We intend to nurture these select universities, like public sector navratnas, by generous financial support, freedom in accessing external funding and total autonomy so as to free them from the shackles of government control," he said speaking on the topic ‘Quality Education and Excellence in Science Research in Indian Universities’. (Source: The Times of India, Jan 4, 2011)

 
    International News

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

Large study links multivitamins to women’s heart health

Women who take multivitamins may be doing good for their hearts in the long run, a large study from Sweden suggests. The study’s findings, published in the September issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, indicated that taking multivitamins was associated with a cardioprotective (heart protective) benefit among women without cardiovascular disease. Additionally, the link to cardiovascular health was stronger among women who used multivitamins for five years or longer. But the study only found a weak association of cardiovascular health and multivitamin use among women with cardiovascular disease. This observational study does not reflect cause and effect, but simply tracked a correlation in this population. The results do not resolve whether or not multivitamins are indeed heart protective.

The study followed a population–based sample group of 31,671 women with no history of cardiovascular disease and 2,262 women with a history of cardiovascular disease for just over 10 years. The authors of the study concluded that use of multivitamins was inversely associated with poor cardiovascular health, "especially long–term use among women without cardiovascular disease.

(Dr GM Singh)

The 2010 AHA Guidelines on Cardiac Arrest Care

Change from "A–B–C" to "C–A–B." A major change in basic life support is a step away from the traditional approach of airway–breathing–chest compressions (taught with the mnemonic "A–B–C") to first establishing good chest compressions ("C–A–B"). There are several reasons for this change.

  • Most survivors of adult cardiac arrest have an initial rhythm of ventricular fibrillation (VF) or pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT), and these patients are best treated initially with chest compressions and early defibrillation rather than airway management.
  • Airway management, whether mouth–to–mouth breathing, bagging, or endotracheal intubation, often results in a delay of initiation of good chest compressions. Airway management is no longer recommended until after the first cycle of chest compressions –– 30 compressions in 18 seconds. The 30 compressions are now recommended to precede the 2 ventilations, which previous guidelines had recommended at the start of resuscitation.
  • Only a minority of cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR. It is believed that a significant obstacle to bystanders performing CPR is their fear of doing mouth–to–mouth breathing. By changing the initial focus of resuscitation to chest compressions rather than airway maneuvers, it is thought that more patients will receive important bystander intervention, even if it is limited to chest compressions.

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

IV fluids may not be best treatment for trauma victims

Intravenous fluids given to a trauma victim at an accident site may not be the best treatment and in many cases may actually be counterproductive, increasing the risk that a patient will die, according to a study published online in the Annals of Surgery journal.

Daily consumption of three portions of whole-grain foods may carry lower cardiovascular risk

Daily consumption of 3 portions of whole–grain foods is linked to lower cardiovascular disease risk in healthy, middle–aged people mainly by lowering blood pressure, according to the results of a randomized controlled dietary trial reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

HCC treated with resection has lower recurrence rate vs radiofrequency ablation

Hung–Hsu Hung and colleagues report in the January issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology even though percutaneous radiofrequency ablation and surgical resection for small hepatocellular carcinomas have comparable survival rates, patients who underwent the ablation procedure have a higher rate of cancer recurrence than those who had surgical resection. The authors stated that these observations stress upon the need for close surveillance after local ablation therapy."

Insecticidal nets don’t reduce Leishmania risks

Results of a paired cluster–randomized trial note that using durable insecticidal nets do not significantly improve on existing measures to control Leishmania donovani infection on the Indian subcontinent. The trial included villages in three Nepalese and one Indian district with a high reported incidence of visceral leishmaniasis. Intervention clusters were given durable insecticidal nets, deltamethrin treatment; control clusters continued with existing conventional strategies of irregular insecticide residual spraying and use of untreated nets. The results showed no significant reduction in the rate of L. donovani infection in Indian and Nepalese villages receiving long–lasting insecticidal nets vs usual control measures. There is also no effect on the rate of clinical leishmaniasis. The study is published online 29 December 2010 in BMJ.

 
    Infertility Update

Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Infertility and IVF Specialist Max Hospital; Director Precious Baby Foundation

What is IUI? What is the average success rate of IUI? How many cycles of IUI can be tried?

IUI is a simple OPD procedure. In this procedure, washed capacitated sperms are put in the uterus. The ovary is stimulated by giving hormone injections to produce multiple follicles and the procedure is carried out when the eggs are about to be released. We have had a good success rate with this method and recommend it as the first line of treatment in patients who have patent tubes and a reasonably good semen count. Success rate varies according to the indication but around 15% to 18% can be considered good. Most couples conceive within first three cycles of IUI, in subsequent cycles the positive outcome is less. One can try up to six IUI cycles then probably turn to IVF–ET.

For queries contact: banerjee.kaberi@gmail.com

 
    Pediatrics Update

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

Bronchodilators for bronchiolitis for infants and young children

Bronchiolitis is an acute, highly contagious, viral infection of the lungs that is common in infants. It causes the small airways in the lungs to become inflamed, blocking the free passage of air so that the infant becomes breathless, wheezy and short of oxygen. Bronchodilators are drugs often used as aerosols to widen the air passages by relaxing the bronchial muscle. They are effective in helping infants and adults with asthma. However, unlike asthmatics, infants with bronchiolitis are usually wheezing for the first time and wheezing for a different reason, that is to say, because their airways are clogged with debris. Therefore, infants with bronchiolitis may be less likely to respond to bronchodilators.

In a review of trials published in the Cochrane database it was found that there is no effect of bronchodilators on oxygen saturation. Some infants treated as outpatients showed a short–term improvement in respiratory scores, but infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis showed no significant benefit of bronchodilator treatment. This review also found that bronchodilators do not reduce the need for hospitalization, do not shorten the length of stay in hospital or shorten illness duration at home. Side effects of bronchodilators include rapid heart beat and tremors. Given these side effects and little evidence that they are effective, bronchodilators are not helpful in the management of bronchiolitis. This review is limited by the small number of studies that use the same outcomes which limits the ability to show statistically important differences between bronchodilator and placebo treatment and also the use of clinical scores that may vary from one observer to the next, also older studies included children who had wheezed before and may have asthma.

 
    Medicolegal Update

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

Sudden death due to cardiac origin–autopsy

Right coronary artery supplies blood to electrical area of heart

The most common cause of sudden cardiac death in adults over the age of forty is coronary artery atheroma seen in postmortem examination in about 100 cases randomly selected by me in AIIMS Mortuary.

  • The most common finding at postmortem examination is chronic high–grade stenosis of minimum one segment of a major coronary artery, the arteries which supply the heart muscle with its blood supply.
  • A significant number of cases also have an identifiable clot in a major coronary artery which causes transmural occlusion of that vessel.
  • In 75 cases out of hundreds, the clots were seen in right coronary artery supplying the electrical area of heart.
  • Death in these cases is thought to result from a period of transient or prolonged lack of blood supply in the muscle of the heart wall which induces an ventricular arrhythmia/fibrillation and no changes in the myocardium is seen during postmortem examination.
  • The absence of the histological signs of acute necrosis and a healed infarct are a common finding.
  • Chronic high–grade stenosis causing previous episodes of ischemia and areas of focal fibrosis is seen histologically in the myocardium.
  • Ventricular arrhythmias may arise from a myocardium which has been previously scarred by episodes of ischemia.
 
    Women’s Health: Preventing Top 10 Threats (Mayo Clinic)

Injuries

The leading cause of fatal accidents among women is motor vehicle crashes. To reduce your risk of a deadly crash:

  • Wear your seat belt.
  • Follow the speed limit.
  • Don’t drive under the influence of alcohol or any other substances.
  • Don’t drive while sleepy.

Falls and poisoning also pose major women’s health threats. Take common–sense precautions, such as having your vision checked, using nonslip mats in the tub and placing carbon monoxide detectors near the bedrooms in your home.

 
    Medilaw – Medicolegal Judgement

(Dr KK Aggarwal)

Consent

Consent has three components, namely:

  • Disclosure: Refers to the provision of relevant information by the clinician and its comprehension by the patient.
  • Capacity: Refers to the patient's ability to understand the relevant information and to appreciate those consequences of his or her decision that might reasonably be foreseen.
  • Voluntariness: Refers to the patient's right to come to a decision freely, without force, coercion or manipulation

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

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Allergies are hypersensitivities, overreactions of the immune system to substances that do not cause reactions in most people.

Allergen specific IgE testing: Immunoassay and LINE BLOT TESTS are blood tests that are used to screen for type I allergen–specific IgE antibodies.

 
    Medi Finance Update

Are trusts required to file return of income?

Trusts are also required to file return of income, if the voluntary contributions or other income exceeds the exemption limit.

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    Drug Update

List of Approved drugs from 01.01.2010 TO 30.4.2010

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Indication

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Cinnarizine 20mg + Dimenhydrinate 40mg tablets

For the treatment of vertigo

3–Feb–10

 
    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

Weight loss surgery

Accumulating evidence supports the efficacy of weight loss surgery for severe obesity in adolescents. The nadir postoperative BMI tends to be lower in patients with less severe obesity preoperatively as compared to those with more severe obesity, although the percent BMI change is similar.

 
    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient with hernia wanted to claim Mediclaim in the first year.
Dr. Bad: You will get a claim.
Dr. Good: This claim is not sustainable.
Lesson: During the first year of the policy, the expenses on treatment of diseases like hydrocele, hernia, congenital diseases etc.

Make Sure

Situation: A patient intolerant to penicillin was denied rheumatic prophylaxis.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was he not put on a sulfa drug?
Lesson: Make sure that patients who cannot tolerate penicillin are put on sulfadiazine or sulfisoxazole. This antibiotic class is effective for preventing group A streptococcal (GAS) infection although it cannot be used to achieve eradication.

 
    Lighter Side of Reading

An Inspirational Story
(Contributed by Dr Prachi Garg)

(six) PRINCIPLES OF LIFE

  1. No point using this limited life to chase unlimited money.
  2. No point earning so much money you cannot live to spend it.
  3. Money is not yours until you spend it.
  4. When you are young, you use your health to chase your wealth; when you are old, you use your wealth to buy back your health. Difference is that, it is too late
  5. How happy a man is, is not how much he has but how little he needs.
  6. No point working so hard to provide for the people you have no time to spend with.

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Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

time, ti me

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: What word, when written in capital letters, is the same forwards, backwards and upsidedown?
Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: NOON

Correct answers received from: Dr K.Raju, Dr Vikas Kumar, Dr Renu Garg, Dr Karani Vishanji,

Answer for 6th January Mind Teaser: "Post Office"
Correct answers received from: Dr Apurva Koirala, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr G.Padmanabhan, Dr Vijay Kansal, Dr K P Rajalakshmi, Dr Devi Prasad Mohapatra, Dr Prabha Sanghi,

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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Laugh a While
(Contributed by Dr Mukul Tiwari)

At an Optometrist’s Office:
"If you don’t see what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place."

 
    Readers Responses
  1. Dear Sir, eMedinewS is very informative newsletter. I wish that 2nd eMedinewS revisiting 2010 is a grand success. Regards: Dr Prachi
 
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(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

Second eMedinews Revisiting 2010 Accredited by DMC

Delhi Medical Council has approved accreditation of second eMedinews Revisiting 2010 for 9 CME credit hours. The conference is being organized on Sunday, 9th January, 2011 at Maulana Azad Medical College, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. As per MCI rules, doctors are required to attend continued medical education programmes for 30 hours every five years.

Giving the details, Dr. KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, President of the Conference said that continuing medical education is an important component in medical profession. Quite often, when a professional deficiency is found, the Council has been advocating compulsory attending of CME credit hours to the offending doctors.

There is no registration fee for the conference or for the certificate.

 
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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, 2011; 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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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 N Subramanium Male Incontinance – What’s New      
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 Awadesh Pandey Thyroid Scan Dr Ambrish Mithal Dr Sundeep Khandelwal Dr Manisha Kukreja
9.45 – 10.15 AM Dr Jamal A Khan Stem Cell Therapy Dr Vandana Chadha Dr Rajiv Garg Dr Vijay Grover
10.15 – 10.45 AM LIC India Life Insurance Schemes Mr Arun Kishore Mr Pranay Kumar Dr N K Gupta
10.45 – 11.15 AM  Dr N K Bhatia Newer Tests in Transfusion Medicine Dr B B Rewari Dr Prachi Garg  
11.15 – 11.45 AM Dr Praveen Chandra What was New in 2010 in Interventional Cardiology Dr M Khalilullah Dr G M Singh  
11.45 – 12.15 PM Central Bank of India Financial Health Mr Anil Wadhwa Mr Pranay Kumar Dr Bimla Kapoor
12.15 – 12.30 PM Dr Naresh Trehan What’s was New in Cardiac Surgery in 2010 Dr O P Yadava Dr Sanjay Sood Dr Vinay Sanghi
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  Dr Vinay Sanghi
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