eMedinewS 8th July 2013,Monday

     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.”

VIP's on CPR 10 Mantra Video

Ringtone - CPR 10 Mantra Hindi

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From the Desk of Editor in Chief

Can I complain to the council if some lab offers me commission?

Yes 1. MCI 1.7 Exposure of Unethical Conduct: A Physician should expose, without fear or favour, incompetent or corrupt, dishonest or unethical conduct on the part of members of the profession. Unethical act MCI 6.4 Rebates and Commission:

1. MCI 6.4.1 A physician shall not give, solicit, or receive nor shall he offer to give solicit or receive, any gift, gratuity, commission or bonus in consideration of or return for the referring, recommending or procuring of any patient for medical, surgical or other treatment. A physician shall not directly or indirectly, participate in or be a party to act of division, transference, assignment, subordination, rebating, splitting or refunding of any fee for medical, surgical or other treatment.

2. MCI 6.4.2 Provisions of para 6.4.1 shall apply with equal force to the referring, recommending or procuring by a physician or any person, specimen or material for diagnostic purposes or other study/work. Nothing in this section, however, shall prohibit payment of salaries by a qualified physician to other duly qualified person rendering medical care under his supervision.

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Woman given wrong blood in hospital, dies

A 25-year-old woman died after being given blood of a wrong group in KC General Hospital. Malleswaram resident Rajeshwari breathed her last in Victoria Hospital early on Thursday.

Police booked cases against physician, nurse and two other employees of the government-run KC General Hospital. Her blood group was O positive, but she was given B positive blood, causing grave complications.

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sprritual blog Medical Profession – A Noble Profession

Medical profession is considered a noble profession and the doctors have been always compared and equated next to God. The word noble means that a doctor should have qualities like compassion, caring, giving, sharing, concern, helping, etc.

A doctor is supposed to treat a person irrespective of caste, creed, religion, financial status, or social status. His sole concern is and should be to remove the miseries of the suffering patients.
His sewa or service should be selfless and not oriented towards publicity. To provide that and to get a complete satisfaction of the job a doctor needs a proper infrastructure, basic money and proper security. . ...Read More

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wellness blog

Growing young is feasible

It is possible to grow young. Human body is not just a physical body; it is also at the level of ...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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press release

Women is safe everywhere


CPR VIP Sensitization (Dr K K Aggarwal)

3rd July: Dharmender Kumar special commissioner crime police

Modification of four risk factors can reduces chances of death in women

Data from the Nurses' Health Study published in July 6 issue of JAMA has shown that women who adhered to a healthy lifestyle have as much as a 90% reduction in the risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) as compared with those with a high-risk profile, said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal President Heart Care Foundation of India, National Vice President Elect IMA. ...Read More

News Around The Globe

92 years old gets married

In Bagdad, 92 years old got married to 22 years old women. The question now is can an you father after age 90? 1. Oldest dad becomes father again at 96: Ramajit Raghav in 2012 became the oldest person to father a child at the age of 96. He has done it for the second time in a gap of less than two years; Raghav was blessed with his first child in November 2010. 2. You can do it but it my take longer to conceive 3. You can freeze your sperms in young age and later use it to become father in old age. 4. You may become father using someone else’s sperms via IUI. 5. In one of our survey the oldest sexually active man was 84 years old.

New HIV treatment guidelines to cut millions of deaths

The World Health Organization has unveiled its much-anticipated new HIV treatment guidelines. Officials say the new approach will prevent 3 million deaths by 2025 and will stop 3.5 million new infections. "The WHO estimates that these new guidelines will have an unprecedented impact," director-general Margaret Chan, MD, told a packed room here at the 7th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. (Source: Medscape)

Incident high BP in youth does not foreshadow hypertension

Although 8.4% of screened children and adolescents had an incident elevated blood pressure (BP), most BPs were not repeated within 1 month as recommended, according to a large retrospective study published online July 1 in Pediatrics. In addition, relatively few of these children subsequently met criteria for hypertension (Source: Medscape)

Pulmonary emboli overdiagnosed by CT angiography

The routine use of computed tomography (CT) pulmonary angiography for the detection of pulmonary emboli has led to overdiagnosis of the condition, according to a new study published online July 2 in the BMJ. (Source: Medscape)

Lurasidone approved for bipolar depression

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved lurasidone (Latuda, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals), already indicated for schizophrenia, to treat major depressive episodes in adults with bipolar 1 disorder. Clinicians can prescribe lurasidone by itself or together with either lithium or valproate for this new indication. (Source: Medscape)

Adding sufficient sleep to four healthy habits further lowers CVD risk

Getting at least seven hours of sleep a night further lowers the risk of CVD events--on top of the lowered risk from following four traditional healthy habits--according to a large, population-based study in the Netherlands published in the July 2, 2013 issue of the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. (Source: Medscape)

Newly recognized Borrelia spirochete causes flu-like illness

Borrelia miyamotoi, a newly recognized spirochete from the same family as the Lyme disease agent, can present with a flu-like illness indistinguishable from human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA), according to a case report from Massachusetts. (Source: Medscape)

Silent rotator cuff tears common in older women

Postmenopausal women may develop full thickness rotator cuff tears and not know it. (Source: Medscape)


today emedipics

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

Valvular Heart Disease Update

Progressive fibrocalcific stenosis requiring surgery eventually occurs in over 75 percent of patients with bicuspid aortic valve.

(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 risks associated with in vitro fertilization?

Most infertile women who choose to attempt pregnancy by IVF require fertility drugs, also called "ovulation induction" medications, to stimulate their ovaries to produce one or more eggs. Possible side effects of the drugs include:

  • Mild bruising and soreness at the injection site. Using different sites for the injections can help.
  • Allergic reaction, gastrointestinal distress, headache, or mood changes. Make sure you tell your doctor and nurse if you experience any bad reaction to these medications.
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). This is a condition in which the ovaries produce many follicles (fluid–filled sacs each containing an egg) and become much larger than usual. OHSS is a potential complication from almost any fertility drug. Usually, it is mild and improves without treatment. However, in severe cases, OHSS can result in very enlarged ovaries, dehydration, fatigue, and the collection of large amounts of fluid in the abdomen and lungs. The risk of severe OHSS can be made very low by: (1) lowering the dosage of fertility drugs to reduce the ovarian response; (2) withholding the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) used to trigger ovulation and canceling the cycle; or (3) proceeding with the egg retrieval, but freezing all embryos for a later cycle.

Rabies Update (Dr. A K Gupta)

A pet dog died of sudden unexplained death. What should be done?

If facilities are available, a postmortem of the dog for confirmation of rabies is required. If not possible, (or if the postmortem proves rabies) all those who came in contact with the saliva of the animal (directly or through its fomites) should be given PEP.

medicolegal update

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

What is obsession?

  • In obsession, the sufferer constantly entertains an idea, without cause, in spite of all his efforts to drive the idea out of his mind. Obsession is a type of compulsive phenomenon. ...... Read More
ijcp book of medical records
medicolegal update

What are the eight non reimbursable medical errors?

In the US, the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services do not reimburse hospitals for the treatment of eight major preventable errors. The hospitals cannot bill a patient for the cost of fixing these mistakes.

  1. Falls
  2. Mediastinitis....... Read More
dr good dr bad

Situation: A patient on hypothyroid drug wanted to know how long to take a drug.
Dr. Bad: Minimum three years.
Dr. Good: Not on life long.
Lesson: In most patients hypothyroidism is a permanent condition required lifelong treatment. Therapy will be consist of thyroid hormone replacement unless hypothyroidism the transient or reversible.

make sure

Situation: During evening round in a renal unit, a doctor came across a patient complaining of headache.
Reaction: Give him a tablet of Nimesulide.
Lesson: Make sure to remember that nimesulide, a selective COX–2 antagonist has minimal potential for renal toxicity.

quote of the day


What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence Samuel Johnson

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Dr KK Aggarwal: Stress management programs for heart patients a must
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Dr Deepak Chopra: Scientists today soberly discuss the possibility of multiple dimensions beyond space and time
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emedinews humor

Getting Rid of the Problem

A farmhand is driving around the farm, checking the fences. After a few minutes he radios his boss and says, "Boss, I've got a problem. I hit a pig on the road and he's stuck in the bull-bars of my truck. He's still wriggling. What should I do?"...Read More

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An Inspirational Story

The Seed of Honesty

A successful businessman was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together. He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you."

The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued. "I am going to give each one of you a SEED today – one very special SEED. ............Read More

eMedi Quiz

Read this…………………

A 3-month-old infant just had a cleft lip and palette repair. To prevent trauma to the operative site, nurse Aljon should do which of the following?

a. Give the baby a pacifier to help soothe him
b. Lay the baby in the prone position
c. Place the infant’s arms in soft elbow restraints
d. Avoid touching the suture line, even to clean

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: An infant, age 8 months, has a tentative diagnosis of congenital heart disease. During physical assessment, nurse Jasmine measures a heart rate of 170 beats/minute and a respiratory rate of 70 breaths/minute. How should the nurse position the infant?

a. Lying on the back
b. Lying on the abdomen
c. Sitting in an infant seat
d. Sitting in high Fowler’s position

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: c. Sitting in an infant seat

Correct answers received from: Dr.Bitaan Sen & Dr.Jayashree Sen, Dr. B.B. Gupta, Daivadheenam Jella, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr.Chandresh Jardosh, Dr. Thakor Hitendrsinh G, DR AVTAR KRISHAN, Arvind Gajjar

Answer for 6th July Mind Teaser: A. Acute urticaria

Correct answers received from: Rajeev ardey, Dr.Bitaan Sen & Dr.Jayashree Sen, Dr. P. C. Das

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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
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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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