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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 …

9th January, 2011, Sunday                                 eMedinewS Presents Audio News of the Day

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

For regular emedinews updates follow at www.twitter.com/DrKKAggarwal

Dear Colleague,

Today is the D–day for eMedinews as it is organizing 2nd eMedinews Revisiting 2010, an annual event to discuss new advances and happenings in the field of medicine in the last one year.

I am enumerating below certain new recommendations which probably have changed our practice in the last one year.

  • In patients of atrial fibrillation for whom anticogulatant therapy is chosen, one should use dabigatran rather than warfarin. Dabigatran is to be taken 150 mg twice daily.
  • In patients who are at high risk of bleeding, one should use a daily aspirin dose of 75–150 mg rather than higher dose beginning the day after PCI with either bare metal or drug eluting stents.`
  • As per new recommendations, a single dose of Tdap vaccine may be given in place of Td for adults aged 65 years and older who have not previously received Tdap.
  • For patients with CD4 cell count between 350–500 cells/mm3 who are motivated to be treated, one should start ART.
  • For HIV infected mothers, in resource limited setting who are breastfeeding, one should give postnatal antiretroviral drug to the mother or the infant during the breastfeeding period.
  • Sodium bicarbonate should not be used routinely to correct acidosis in preterm infants.

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  eMedinewS Audio PostCard

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

Dr. Anoop Misra talks about ‘What was New in Diabetes in 2010

Audio PostCard
 
  Quote of the Day

(By Dr GM Singh)

"Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality."

Viktor E. Frankl

 
    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

2nd eMedinewS revisiting 2010 press conference

Dr. Kaberi Banerjee intracting with media during press conference organized to announce 2nd eMedinewS revisiting 2010

 
Dr K K Aggarwal
 
    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

New programmes to improve healthcare delivery: Azad

The Centre has launched new national programmes to control cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, stroke, sports injury and health of the elderly, Union health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said today. "An amount of Rs 1,230 crore has been set apart for the national programme for prevention and control of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Of this, the cancer component will come around Rs 730 crore," he said. (Source: Deccan Herald, Jan 5, 2011)

 
    International News

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

Middle–aged mice on BCAAs live 12% longer

Scientists are actively seeking aging–intervention strategies to help people maintain their youth in anticipation of a sharp rise in the elderly population – due to the "baby boomer" generation – and an unprecedented number of elderly in North America and throughout the developed world. Now, a new study in the October issue of Cell Metabolism reports that middle–aged, male mice given a cocktail of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) – leucine, isoleucine, valine – in their drinking water lived an average of 12 percent longer (869 days compared to 774 days) than middle–aged, male mice drinking regular water. The scientists, from Milan University, found that the BCAA–fed mice exhibited similar changes as those seen with calorie restriction or resveratrol supplementation, showing an increase in longevity–gene SIRT1 activity and an increase in cardiac and skeletal muscle mitochondria levels. The treated mice also showed improved exercise endurance and motor coordination, and had fewer signs of damage from oxidative stress.

(Dr GM Singh)

When caring for central lines, appropriate times for hand hygiene include

  • Before and after palpating catheter insertion sites (Note: Palpation of the insertion site should not be performed after the application of antiseptic, unless aseptic technique is maintained.)
  • Before and after inserting, replacing, accessing, repairing, or dressing an intravascular catheter
  • When hands are obviously soiled or if contamination is suspected
  • Before and after invasive procedures
  • Between patients
  • Before donning and after removing gloves
  • After using the bathroom

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Walking speed may help clinicians predict how long their older patients will live

Research by Stephanie Studenski from University of Pittsburg indicates that walking speed may determine how long and how well older people will live. They analyzed data from nine different studies, collectively looking at nearly 35,000 adults aged 65 and older and noted that for a 70–year–old man, the difference between walking 3 mi/hr and 3.5 mi/hr was four years of life on average; for a woman, it’s six to seven years. According to the paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a "70–year–old man who walks at 2.5 mi/hr would expected to live an average of eight years longer than if he walks at 1 mi/hr; for a woman, that difference is about 10 years.

Study indicates many patients who receive ICDs do not qualify for devices

Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that more than 1 in 5 patients who receive an implantable defibrillator to prevent sudden death fall outside guidelines for the use of such devices and have about three times the risk of dying while hospitalized for the procedure as those who receive it within the guidelines.

 
    Infertility Update

Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Director Precious Baby Foundation

What is normal sperm count?

Normal" sperm count, as defined by the World Health Organization, is characterized by:

  • The concentration of spermatozoa at least 20 million per ml.
  • The total volume of semen should be at least 2ml.
  • At least 75 per cent of the spermatozoa should be alive (it is normal for up to 25 per cent to be dead).

For queries contact: banerjee.kaberi@gmail.com

 
    Pediatric Update

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

Surfactant for meconium aspiration syndrome in full term/near term infants

The lungs of newborn babies' can be damaged by meconium aspiration syndrome. Meconium aspiration syndrome is caused when a stressed baby passes a bowel movement while still in the womb and then aspirates the meconium as a result of fetal stress or hypoxia gasping fetal respirations.

Pregnant women with meconium–stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) are more likely to develop maternal complications including inflammation of the fetal membranes caused by a bacterial infection (chorioamnionitis), postpartum inflammation of the lining of the uterus (endometritis) and neonatal complications such as neonatal sepsis. Pulmonary surfactant, the complex combination of chemicals that line the surface of the lung, may be altered or inactivated in babies who have meconium aspiration. It is thought that treatment with additional surfactant might be able to help overcome this damage. A review of trials published in the Cochrane database found that surfactant can reduce breathing difficulties and breathing failure in babies suffering from meconium aspiration syndrome. In another review based on one identified randomized controlled study (involving 120 women) found that prophylactic antibiotics may reduce the risk of intra–amniotic infection in women with MSAF. Antibiotics use did not clearly reduce neonatal sepsis, NICU admission or postpartum endometritis. It was suggested that further studies with much larger numbers of pregnant women with MSAF would be needed to examine these issues.

 
    Medicolegal Update

Dr Sudhir Gupta, Asso Professor, 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.
 
    Women's Health: Preventing Top 10 Threats (Mayo Clinic)

Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes — the most common type of diabetes — affects the way your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Possible complications of type 2 diabetes include heart disease, blindness, nerve damage and kidney damage. To prevent type 2 diabetes:

  • Lose excess pounds, if you’re overweight.
  • Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and low–fat foods.
  • Include physical activity in your daily routine.
 
    Legal Question of the Day

(Contributed by Dr Dr. Jyotin Kumar Dash, Prof. & Head,Dept. of FMT, KIMS, Bhubaneswar)

In death of a MLC, can a hospital provide summary, lab reports and other neccessary documents directly to the party on request? Kindly suggest.

Ans. The documents pertaining to any MLC are the property of the Investigating agency (Police), hence the copy of documents can be provided to the next kin of the deceased only after obtaining a NOC from the police. Therefore the applicant is to be advised to submit the required NOC after which the copy of the documents is to be supplied by the hospital authority with in 72 hours on payment of cost of reproduction.

 
    Medilaw – Medicolegal Judgement

(Dr KK Aggarwal)

Can DMC look into unsubstantiated complaints?

No. As per order DMC/DC/F.14/Comp.703/2010/ 21st July, 2010 the council observed "On perusal of the complaint of Shri VB alleging illegal detention of his father a patient at H Nursing Home, the Delhi Medical Council observes that the allegations are unsubstantiated and devoid of any merit, hence, complaint stands rejected".

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Cervical cancer is the only cancer suggested by WHO for routine screening.

 
    Medi Finance Update

Are donations deductible expenses for doctor?

Yes, if donations are given within the limits prescribed u/s. 80G

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    Drug Update

List of Approved drugs from 01.01.2010 TO 30.4.2010

Drug Name

Indication

DCI Approval Date

Levobetaxolol HCl Ophthalmic Suspension 0.5%

For lowering of intraocular pressure in patients with chronic open–angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

16–Jan–10

 
    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

A novel risk factor for a novel virus

Obese adults with 2009 H1N1 infection should be treated promptly and considered in prioritization of vaccine and antiviral medications during shortages.

(Ref: Louie JK, et al. A novel risk factor for a novel virus: Obesity and 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1). Clin Infect Dis 2011 Jan 4. Epub ahead of print)

 
    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.

 
    Lighter Side of Reading

An Inspirational Story
(Contributed by Dr GM Singh)

The Burnt Biscuts

When I was a kid…my mom liked to make food for breakfast and for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made dinner after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite! When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I’ll never forget what he said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits."

Later that night...I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, “Your Mom put in a hard day at work today and she’s real tired...And besides - a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!”

You know…life is full of imperfect things……and imperfect people. I’m not the best at hardly anything and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. What I’ve learned over the years is that learning to accept each others faults – and choosing to celebrate each others differences – is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing and lasting relationship. Learn to take the good, the bad and the difficult parts of your life and take them for what they are worth. Because in the end, a burnt biscuit isn’t a deal–breaker! We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband–wife or parent–child or friendship!

"Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket…keep it in your own." So Please pass me a biscuit and yes…the burnt one will do just fine. Life is too short to wake up with regrets.

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Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

somewhere rainbow  

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: time, ti me

  1. Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Full time, part time

     

    Correct answers received from: Dr K.P.Rajalakshmi, Dr Anupam 

    Answer for 7th January Mind Teaser: NOON
    Correct answers received from: Dr Sudipto Samaddar, Dr(LtCol)Gopal Agarwal, Dr K.P.Rajalakshmi, Dr Satish Gunawant,

    Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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    Laugh a While
    (Contributed by Dr GM Singh)

    Good Treatment

    Bob went over to his friend Joe’s house and was amazed at how well Joe treated his wife. He often told her how attractive she was, complimented her on her cooking and showered her with hugs and kisses. "Gee," Bob remarked later, "you really make a big fuss over your wife". "I started to appreciate her more about six months ago," Joe said. "It has revived our marriage and we couldn’t be happier."

    Inspired, Bob hurried home, hugged his wife and told her how much he loved her and said he wanted to hear all about her day. But she burst into tears. "Honey," Bob said, "whats’ the matter?" "This has been the worst day," she replied. "This morning Billy fell off his bike and broke his ankle, then the washing machine broke. Now to top it off, you come home drunk!"

 
    Readers Responses
  1. This year has taught us great lessons in life – lessons that we won’t ever forget but will rather direct us to the right path. Another year has passed and another year is on its way. As we bid goodbye to 2010 with a big smile in our hearts and an even bigger smile as we face another year’s journey, keep in mind that our inspirational quotes will be with you to complete your need for wisdom and motivation. From all of us here in e-medinews.in, we thank you for keeping us at your side all throughout your 2010 journey and for letting us provide you feelings of inspiration, love and happiness every day with our daily offering of inspirational medinews. And you know what? We intend to keep it this way for the next year, the year after that and so on. Expect us to keep bringing you more inspiration for all the years to come! From the bottom of our hearts, we wish you a happy and inspiring year 2011. Regards: Dr GM Singh
 
    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

Over 2000 doctors discuss medical advancements in the year 2010

A day long medical conference "eMedinews Revisiting 2010 was organized at Maulana Azad Medical College and was attended by over 2000 doctors. 1000 doctors attended the conference live while another 1000 doctors were on the live webcast of the conference at www.docconnect.com.

In her message, Dr. Girija Vyas, Chairperson, National Women Commission showed her concern about the risk of heart diseases amongst the women. She also said that it is a matter of concern that more women are getting heart attack before the menopause. In the urban population, cancer of the breast today has sur passed cancer of the cervix. Lifestyle amongst women needs to be changed so that heart diseases and cancers can be reduced in the women.

Chief Guest of the function, Mr. Rakesh Mehta, Chief Secretary of Delhi said that enough awareness needs to be created about lifestyle disorders including the new epidemics of the society which are pot belly obesity, diabetes, depression, atrial fibrillation and heart attack in the young. Mr. Mehta said that diabetes is one disease which if controlled in time can prevent future generations getting heart attack and paralysis.

Mr. Sandeep Dikshit, Member of Parliament, in his message said that as per the new guidelines, people should devote 2 ½ hours a week to exercise.

Mr. J.P. Aggarwal, Member of Parliament and President, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee said that we need to get prepared in the coming year in such a way that dengue and chikungunya do not bother us.

Sardar Buta Singh, former Union Home Minister and Guest of Honour in the function said that all the elderly above the age of 65 should get vaccinated to prevent diseases like pneumonia and flu in the elderly.

Acharya Dr. Sadhvi Sadhna Ji Maharaj, Chairperson, World Fellowship of Religions, said that there is enough evidence to prove that 20 minutes of meditation under a pyramid gives the same level of biochemistry as that of seven hours of deep sleep.

Dr. Naresh Trehan, Guest of the Honour for the conference, who also received eMedinews Lifestyle Achievement Award said that medical tourism is going to boom in India in the next couple of years.

Dr. KK Aggarwal, President of the Conference said that the general public should learn how to revive a clinically dead person as even after 10 minutes of clinical death a person can be revived. He said that everybody should remember the formula of ‘10’ i.e. within 10 minutes of death, for the next 10 minutes, doing chest compression at a speed of 100 per minutes; 80% of dead people can be revived with this.

The conference was organized by eMedinews, Heart Care Foundation of India and World Fellowship of Religions in association with IMA Janak Puri and New Delhi Branch. eMedinews, a daily medical newspaper is being posted to over 50000 doctors everyday and is also available at www.emedinews.in

Following were excerpts of the messages given by various doctors:

Dr. Praveen Chandra, Interventional Cardiologist, Medanta Group

  1. It is now possible to replace the aortic valve without doing surgery.
  2. New dissolvable stents have now become a reality.
  3. It is now possible to detect whether the coronary blockage is significant or not and requires medical treatment or stent treatment.

Dr. Ajay Kriplani, Obesity Surgeon, Apollo Hospital

  1. Bariatric surgery is now called metabolic surgery and obesity related diseases are now called metabolic diseases.
  2. Surgery is now available for people with normal weight diabetes.
  3. Diabetes is no more a pancreatic disease but is an intestinal disease.
  4. Morbid obesity in India is when BMI is more than 37.

Dr. Neelam Mohan, Medanta Group

  1. We need to promote more liver cadaveric transplants in the country
  2. Unlike kidney transplant, a liver transplant patient can live for decades and lead a normal life.
  3. Pediatric liver transplant is now a reality.
  4. No child or adult should die of liver disease in future.

Dr. N.K. Bhatia, Transfusion Specialist, Noida Rotary Hospital

  1. NAC blood testing should become mandatory test by the Government of India.
  2. Voluntary blood donation should become compulsory.
  3. A replacement donor is not a safe donation.
  4. There is nothing like a single blood donation.
  5. Unless more than one unit is required, don’t transfuse.

Dr. Vinay Sanghi, Interventional Cardiologist, Escort Heart Institute

  1. Stenting is only required when there is failure of adequate medical treatment to relieve the symptoms.

Dr. D.M. Mahajan, Dermatologist, Apollo Hospital

  1. It is now possible to remove wrinkles with botulinum toxin.
  2. Anti–aging has now become a reality.
  3. Psoriasis can now be completely controlled.

Dr. Ambrish Mithal

  1. Fasting sugar is no more required for the diagnosis of diabetes.
  2. A1C test now should be done in every case to diagnose diabetes.
  3. A1C > 6.5 means diabetes.

Dr. Kaberi Banerjee

  1. IVF is a recent technology with rapid advancement in the past decade. We have now moved on to highly targeted ultrasonic testing. There is better selection of sperms.
  2. India is a country doing remarkably well in the infertility industry and attracting a lot of medical tourism.
  3. It has established its name in affordable and good treatment including surrogacy and other third party associated reproductive techniques.

Dr. Anupam Sibal, Group Medical Director and Sr. Consultant in Pediatrics, Apollo Hospital

  1. Celiac disease is now increasing in children in North India.
  2. We are now seeing a lot of atypical presentation of celiac disease where children present with abdominal pain, constipation, short stature and anemia.
  3. Better and more effective treatment is available for Hepatitis B and C.
  4. Liver transplant is now very well established and we have now success rate of 90%. Within Apollo Hospitals itself, 212 liver transplants were performed in 2010 in children and adults.
  5. Liver transplant in very young babies weighing as little as 5 kg are now being reported in India.

eMedinews Doctors of the Year Awards were given at the function

  1. eMedinews Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Dr. Subhash Arya and Dr. Naresh Trehan.
  2. Most Popular Doctor of the Year Award was given to Dr. Neelam Mohan.
  3. Medical Statesmen of the Year awards were given to: Dr. Ashok Seth, Dr. Ranjit Rai Choudhary, Dr. Mahesh Verma, Dr. A S Soin and Dr. Praveen Chandra
  4. Doctor of the Year Awards were given to Dr. Girish Tyagi, Dr. S. Brinda, Dr. Vijay Trehan, Dr. Ajay Kriplani, Dr. A.K. Aggarwal, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Dr Anoop Sarya, Dr Rajvardhan Azad, Dr H K Chopra, Dr Sudhir Gupta, Dr Sudhir Gupta, Dr Veena Chaudhary, Dr A C Dhariwal, Dr Ashok Rajgopal, Dr Neelam Kler, Dr Yatin Mehta, Dr S Bhattacharjee, Dr Vinay Sanghi, Dr. Rajiv Parakh and Dr Reshma Aggarwal.

    Dr. Anupam Sibal, Dr. Anoop Gupta, Dr. Anil Goyal, Dr. N. Subramanium, Dr. S.C. Tiwari, Dr. Awdhesh Pandey and Dr. Jamal A Khan also spoke on the occassion.
  5. Medical Singer of the Year awards were given to Dr. N.Subramanium, Dr Lalita Subramanium, Dr. Rajani Narsimhan and Dr. Arti Pathak.

There were special sessions by Central Bank of India and LIC.

 
    Forthcoming Events

eMedinewS Events: Register at emedinews@gmail.com

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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    Programe Details

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