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  Editorial …

6th July 2012, Friday

Doctors are God later and human beings first

Doctors are regarded as God because their primary job is to save the life of a patient. In fact, they are the messengers of God to look after the health of the sick person. But, Doctors are God later and human beings first.

To err is human and every doctor is likely to make mistakes. The very fact that a doctor is getting himself insured under Indemnity insurance means that medical errors are recognized as a part and parcel of Government policies.

For any error, the Court has decided a financial compensation to the patient and that compensation is paid by the insurance company as the doctor is covered under the Indemnity insurance. Medical negligence on the other hand, if proved, is not covered under the insurance. Therefore, medical negligence has to be differentiated from medical errors.

The error of judgment and difference of opinion are accepted in the law as not negligence and there are ample Supreme Court judgments to support that. Medical accidents are also exempted from being termed negligence by various Supreme Court clarifications/judgments. For a doctor to be punished under medical negligence, there has to be a proof that he willfully did some omission or commission which led to the death or caused harm to a person.

A doctor is also not required to possess the maximum degree of skill and knowledge but is required to possess only an average degree of skill and knowledge. Therefore, when an expert is called for an opinion, he should never give an opinion from his level of perception and knowledge but should take into consideration the knowledge of an average doctor of that specialty.

Recently, one of my friends forwarded a report to me, which showed that in US when the doctors went on a strike, the number of deaths in the city during the strike period reduced. I totally agree with this observation and I am of the firm opinion that if allopathic medical profession ceases to exit, the number of deaths per day will be reduced. But at what cost? It will invariably be at the cost of increased morbidity, impaired quality of life and more sufferings. In that scenario people with sexual dysfunction will live without enjoying sexual life; people with heart failure will live on the bed all the time, patients with TB will be back in sanitariums, patients with fractures will remain on the bed for months together and patients requiring orthopedic surgeries will remain with life–long deformations. To have a better quality of life, one has to pay the price as any intervention or surgery done to improve the quality of life invariably will carry some risk and mortality. Even a simple bypass surgery of the heart carries a mortality of up to 0.5–1%. But for the family whose patient dies that 1%, the mortality is 100%.

In a follow up program on Aaj Tak, the controversial film actor, Aamir Khan, said that every household in India has a negative story to tell about medical doctors. Aamir probably misunderstood or could not differentiate medical errors, medical accidents from medical negligence. People equate money with medical success. Most of the medical disputes occur in private sector when the patient’s relations have to pay money for an unsuccessful surgery or treatment. Attempts have been made to compare the results of medical treatment in India from that of abroad. They are totally incomparable as the amount of fee charged by doctors in India is practically a fraction of a price that is charged in the west. The patients load in India per doctor is also responsible for potential medical errors. One should also remember that the Drug Controller Government of India does not inform doctors about banned drugs, introduction of new drugs or introduction of new equipment. Most doctors depend on technology to be learnt through the manufacturers of respective machines. The manufacturers either bring the training persons from abroad or support the training of Indian doctors abroad. Their interest is ultimately covered as the doctors once trained ultimately end up in purchasing their technology.

When a new drug is launched, as there is no information from Drug Controller of India to individual doctors, they are forced to attend symposia by drug companies, which now come under the purview of unethical doctor–pharma relationship.

Most doctors will write pharmaceutical drugs of a company, which people think is in lieu of a commission they are getting. The reality is that a doctor will invariably write a drug of a company who is constantly spending efforts in educating doctors about new technologies and innovations as both Medical Council of India and the Government of India Health Ministry have no such provisions for the doctors. On the other hand, not attending medical educational programs is considered a professional misconduct by MCI and many state councils.

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Seminar on Health and Happiness 

Dr Karan Singh MP and Chairman ISSER, Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India inaugurating the Seminar on Health and Happinessorganised jointly by Heart Care Foundation of India and Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan at Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan on 05th July 2012.

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    National News

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 re build the image of the medical profession.

UN designates Western Ghats as world heritage site

India’s 1600–km long Western Ghats mountain chain, which has forests older than the Himalaya mountains, has been added to list of world heritage sites by the United Nations. The Western Ghats mountain chain is recognised as one of the world’s eight "hottest hotspots" of biological diversity. The chain’s forests, which are older than the Himalaya mountains influence the Indian monsoon weather pattern. The ghats, which start at the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra and runs through the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala ending at Kanyakumari, was added to the World Heritage list by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). A historic opera house in Germany, a border town and its fortifications in Portugal, and eight interconnected lakes in Chad are some of the other sites that have been added to the list. (Source: Deccan Chronicle, Jul 2, 2012)

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(Contributed by Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

FDA approves first at–home HIV test

The FDA has approved the first at–home, over–the–counter HIV test, which could potentially inform thousands of Americans about their HIV status. The OraQuick In–Home HIV Test can detect antibodies of the virus from a saliva sample. It can provide results without a laboratory in 20 to 40 minutes. (Source: Medscape)

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New position statement on diabetes mellitus in older people

Three international diabetes groups have taken the first step toward developing a global initiative to improve diabetes care for older people by writing a position paper that addresses age–related issues involved in their care. Alan Sinclair MD, FRCP, director of the Institute of Diabetes for Older People at the University of Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom, is the lead author of the position statement, published in the July issue of JAMDA. (Source: Medscape)

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Shingles vaccine may be safe for those on immunosuppressants

Vaccination against herpes zoster (HZ) was not associated with a short–term increase in varicella risk among people with immune–mediated diseases, including those exposed to biologics such as anti–tumor necrosis factor (anti–TNF), a retrospective analysis of the records of more than 400,000 Medicare recipients has revealed. The study was published in the July 4 issue of JAMA. (Source: Medscape)

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FDA wants most medical devices to have new ID Codes

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released today a proposed rule that most medical devices distributed in the United States must carry a unique device identifier, or UDI. "A UDI system has the potential to improve the quality of information in medical device adverse event reports, which will help the FDA identify product problems more quickly, better target recalls, and improve patient safety," agency officials said at a telephone news conference. A UDI is a unique numeric or alphanumeric code that includes a device identifier, which is specific to a device model, and a production identifier, which includes the current production information for that specific device, such as the lot or batch number, the serial number, and/or the expiration date. (Source: Medscape)

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Dattatreya, the true Guru

Dattatreya, immortal GURU, Guru of the Gurus, an Incarnation of the Trinity, was an Avadhuta—an ascetic who always remains naked. He preached the Truth of Vedanta. He taught Avadhuta Gita to Lord Subramanya. This is a wonderful book, which contains the truths and secrets of Vedanta and the experiences of Self–realization.

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What are the economical issues related to multiple pregnancies?

  • The health care cost for delivery and newborn care for twins is four–times higher when compared to a singleton birth.
  • Companies are not as willing to donate formula, diapers, etc., to parents of multiples as in the past.
  • The cost of caring for children with lifelong disabilities may be high. Some of your children may have a disability.
  • The total cost of raising multiples is likely higher than the cost of raising the same number of singletons. Cribs, car seats, high chairs, and other items have to be bought all at once, which can be financially difficult.

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

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How can ovulation be diagnosed?

A woman who menstruates every 25 to 35 days probably is ovulating regularly. She can also assume that ovulation occurs about 14 days before the first day of each menstrual period. She also can have fairly regular cycles and not ovulate. There are several ways to detect ovulation, including commercially available ovulation prediction kits and basal body temperature (BBT) charts.

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(Ms Ritu Sinha)

Slow down

About ten years ago, a young and very successful executive named Josh was traveling down a Chicago neighborhood street. He was going a bit too fast in his sleek, black, 12 cylinders Jaguar XKE, which was only two months old. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something.

As his car passed, no child darted out, but a brick sailed out and –– WHUMP! –– it smashed into the Jag’s shiny black side door! SCREECH…!!!! Brakes slammed! Gears ground into reverse, and tires madly spun the Jaguar back to the spot from where the brick had been thrown. Josh jumped out of the car, grabbed the kid and pushed him up against a parked car.

He shouted at the kid, "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing?!" Building up a head of steam, he went on. "That’s my new Jag, that brick you threw is going to cost you a lot of money. Why did you throw it?"

"Please, mister, please…I'm sorry! I didn’t know what else to do!" pleaded the youngster. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop!" Tears were dripping down the boy’s chin as he pointed around the parked car. "It’s my brother, mister," he said. "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him up." Sobbing, the boy asked the executive, "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me."

Moved beyond words, the young executive tried desperately to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. Straining, he lifted the young man back into the wheelchair and took out his handkerchief and wiped the scrapes and cuts, checking to see that everything was going to be OK. He then watched the younger brother push him down the sidewalk toward their home.

It was a long walk back to the sleek, black, shining, 12 cylinder Jaguar XKE –– a long and slow walk. Now, Josh never did fix the side door of his Jaguar.

He kept the dent to remind him not to go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at him to get his attention.

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Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A 32–year–old man with sustained fever of 102°F for 2 weeks in whom the diagnosis was not apparent after 3 days of diagnostic evaluation was hospitalized.
Dr Bad: Manage him as a case of PUO.
Dr Good: Investigate further. Don’t diagnose PUO yet.
Lesson: Pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO) is said to occur in patients with sustained fever of ≥101° F for 3 weeks in whom the diagnosis is not apparent after one week of diagnostic studies.

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Make Sure

Situation: A patient on amlodipine developed severe gum hypertrophy.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was amlodipine not stopped?
Lesson: Make sure that all patients on amlodipine are watched for gum hypertrophy as its side effect.

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2.5 year old boy among four tested positive for swine flu

Mumbai Mirror

Jyoti Shelar

Mumbai: Four people, including a minor, tested positive for H1N1 on Sunday, taking the number of positive cases since March to 44. While the civic body has been getting one or two cases at regular intervals since March, this is the first time four tests have shown positive on one day. Experts blame the spurt on the sudden variation in temperature due to the initial showers. "There is nothing to panic as our contact–tracing activities are doing extremely well to curb the spread," said BMC’s epidemiologist Dr Mangala Gomare. Contact–tracing is a procedure where everyone, who has been in contact with patients, is tracked down and tested. In this case, Gomare said that all the four patients have been put on a course of Tamiflu and are stable. One of the patients has been admitted to a private hospital and another one is in the civic–run Kasturba Hospital, the only city hospital for infectious diseases. Two other patients, including a two–and–half–year–old boy, are taking treatment on an outpatient department (OPD) basis and have been asked to stay home and quarantined. "All the four patients are residents of different areas and we have already begun tracking down their contacts to check if they have any symptoms," Gomare added. "The monsoon and winter are known as influenza seasons. So we are definitely expecting a rise in the cases as the monsoon sets in completely," said Dr Pradip Awate, head of Integrated Disease Surveillance for the state.

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Mr. X was ordered Digoxin 0.25 mg OD. Which is poor knowledge regarding this drug?

A. It has positive inotropic and negative chronotropic effects
B. The positive inotropic effect will decrease urine output
C. Toxicity can occur more easily in the presence of hypokalemia, liver and renal problems
D. Do not give the drug if the apical rate is less than 60 beats per minute.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: A 56–year–old construction worker is brought to the hospital unconscious after falling from a 2–story building. When assessing the client, the nurse would be most concerned if the assessment revealed:

A. Reactive pupils
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Medical negligence

Gratuitously advices shall not be considered liable when the actions are within the established medical procedures

  • Any doctor who is qualified by medical council and renders emergency care or treatment to a person suffering or appearing to suffer from cardiac arrest, which may include the use of an automated external defibrillator, in good faith and without compensation, shall be immune from civil liability for any personal injury as a result of care or treatment or as a result of any act or failure to act in providing or arranging further medical treatment where the person acts as an ordinary prudent person would have acted under the same or similar circumstances, except damages that may result for the gross negligence of the person rendering emergency care. This immunity shall extend to the licensed physician.
  • If a doctor passes the scene of an accident in which some person has been injured and is in need of urgent medical attention he would not be held to have been negligent if he does not render assistance, as no doctor/patient relationship has been established and in consequences the doctor owes the patient no legal duty.
  • If, however, the doctor goes to the assistance of a person who is injured in an accident, a doctor /patient relationship is at once established. When any physician gratuitously advises medical personnel at the scene of an emergency episode by direct voice contact, to render medical assistance based upon information received by voice or biotelemetry equipment, the actions ordered taken by the physician to sustain life or reduce disability shall not be considered liable when the actions are within the established medical procedures.
  • A doctor has a duty to exercise reasonable skill and care regardless of whether or not his services are being given gratuitously. A national health policy is required to be formulated to render emergency treatment to a person.
  • If such a practitioner fails to attend an emergency call and a complaint is made against him it may well be that some disciplinary action will be taken against him by the health authority/medical council.

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Seminar on Health and Happiness

Delivering the key note address Dr Karan Singh MP and Chairman ISSER said that all religions have one thing in common and that is to be in touch with one’s consciousness. Different names have been given to this consciousness but it is the same in every religion.

Dr Karan Singh said that God is the all–pervasive, eternal force which cannot be burnt by fire, cut by a weapon, water cannot wet it nor can air dry it. He is the energized information–based external force or spirit. The consciousness within us is the localized version of the same and is called soul. It is possible to have a union between soul and spirit or Brahman. This can be done by following any of the yoga paths.

He said that the Vedic philosophy talks about two important concepts: "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" (whole world is one family) and "Ekam Sat Viprah Bahudavanti" (truth is one but the wise call it by various names). It clearly states that there is only one God but people may call Aim by different names and that the whole world is a family, where you and I carry the same spirit, an extension of Brahman. Here, it talks about the essential unity of all religions. All ultimately lead to union with the divinity.

Dr Karan Singh was addressing a seminar organised jointly by Heart Care Foundation of India and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

Moderating the session, Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India said that all religions are one when we talk about health and happiness. All religions aim at the same destination though the process or path may be different. All religions emphasize on the welfare for all. They talk about "bahujan hitay–bahujan sukhay" (‘the good of the masses, the benefit of the masses.)’

Sh. Ashok Pradhan, Director, BVB, Delhi Kendra and Sh. C. R. Gharekhan, Chairman, BVB, Delhi Kendra also spoke on the occasion.

Religious leaders from various religions also spoke on the subject. The speakers included Mr. Sunil Kumar on Hinduism; Maulana Wahiduddin, President, Islamic Centre on Islam and Health and Fr. Mathew Abraham, CDCI on Christianity, Dr. A K Merchant on Bahai Faith, Ezekiel Isaac Malekar on Judaism, Dr Dinyar Patel on Zoroastrianism, Shri Paramjeet Singh Sarna on Sikhism, Samani Rohit Pragya and Samani Mimansa Pragya on Jainism and Dr. T D Kartsang, Head, Tibetan Medical Institute on Buddhism.

Speaking on "Hinduism", Mr. Sunil Kumar said that to be healthy means to be established in our own ‘self'’, which must be a state of not just happiness, but ‘ananda’ because if I am unhappy I struggle to regain my lost happiness. Righteous conduct or dharma is the medicine which guarantees health and happiness. This ideal must be an integral part of education system so that the youth can build strength of mind to ‘walk the talk’.

Maulana Wahiduddin said that according to Islam, health and happiness are two faces of a single coin. Health is external manifestation of happiness, and happiness is internal content of health. Where there is true health, there is also true happiness. Where there is true happiness, there is also true health. A complete personality is one that comprises both.

Fr Mathew Abraham, talking on Christianity said, "Christianity is sometimes depicted as a way of life that stifles our freedom and goes against our desires for happiness and joy. But this is far from the truth. Faith brings happiness and a joy which is true, full and enduring. Jesus appreciated and celebrated a whole range of human joys – those simple daily joys within the reach of everyone. The depth of His interior life did not blunt His sensitivity. He admired the birds of heaven, the lilies of the field, the joy of the shepherd who recovers his sheep or of the woman who finds her lost coin, the joy of those invited to the feast, the joy of a marriage celebration, the joy of the father who embraces his son returning from a prodigal life, and the joy of the woman who has just brought her child into the world. Even when Jesus willingly embraced suffering and death, if he radiated such peace, such assurance, such confidence, such availability, it is by reason of the inexpressible love by which He knows that He is loved by God, His Father. It is a presence which never leaves Him all alone. It is a mutual indwelling. ‘I am in the Father and the Father in me’. There is needed a patient effort to teach people, or teach them once more, how to savor in a simple way, the many human joys that the Creator places in our path, even in the midst of unavoidable sickness and suffering."

Dr A K Merchant from Baha’i Faith said that anybody can be happy in the state of comfort, ease, health, success, pleasure and joy, but if one is happy and contented in times of trouble, hardship and disease, this is the proof of nobility.

Mr. Ezekiel Malekar, speakin/strongg on Judaism, said that the value of human life is immeasurable both as to its worth and as to its duration. Since maintaining a healthy and sound body is among the ways of God therefore one must avoid that which harms the body, mind and soul and accustom himself to that that which is healthful. The Talmud says, "Happy people are less selfish, less hostile and aggressive and more likely to be loving, grateful, forgiving, decisive, creative and helpful."

Dr Dinyar Patel said that concepts such as happiness and health lie at the very heart of the Zoroastrian ethos, which posits the conflict between good and evil and recognizes mankind as the instrument for the eventual triumph of good through his conduct and dedication to perform good deeds. A Zoroastrian must, by his very nature, strive to bring goodness and happiness to this world. Zoroastrians are encouraged to accrue and enjoy wealth but, at the same time, use this wealth liberally on philanthropic activities. Soundness of body, soundness of mind, a positive nature, and the full enjoyment of life are all considered the blessings of God –– disease, negativity, dissension, and indeed death itself are recognized as inherently evil.

Dr. Tenzin Deche Kartsang said that the Tibetan Medical System ‘Sowa Rigpa’ was taught by Buddha himself and in Buddha’s teachings say that each and every sentient being in this universe is related to each other. If we wish to have a Health and Happiness we need to be compassionate and help each other and not harm anybody.

Samani Rohit Pragya said that Jainism teaches that inner purity leads to the outer purity and the inner impurity leads to outer impurity or disorder. The purity of the emotions, chitta (psyche), and the mind are important factors to have good health and happiness and the impurity of emotions, chitta and the mind are an open invitation to illness and misery. Health and happiness are linked to emotions. Illness first enters in the world of emotions and then manifests at mental and physical level. Diseases are caused by negative emotions like anger, ego, deceit, greed, fear, hatred etc. Jainism has described three types of diseases i.e. Vyadhi (physical), aadhi (mental) and Upadhi (emotional) and three types of health, which are Parogya, (physical) Bodhi (mental) and Samadhi (emotional and spiritual). In the presence of Upadhi, one cannot experience real health and happiness.

Transformation of negative emotions into positive ones through the practice of contemplation helps a person to be free from emotional illness as well as misery and thereby provides health and happiness.

Following are the essence of the Seminar.

  • To be in touch with your consciousness scientifically means living in a parasympathetic state of mind, which manifests as calmness and tranquility of mind, lower respiratory rates, lower blood pressure, increased skin resistance.
  • It has been shown that all mythological religion–based rituals are directly or indirectly linked to health. For example, the Santoshi Maa Ka Vrat deals with eating gur and chana to prevent iron deficiency anemia in child bearing women.
  • The ritual of holy bath in the sun is linked to prevention of vitamin D deficiency.
  • Not eating cereals on religious fast is linked to prevention of metabolic syndrome.
  • All religions sounds are either vowel sounds or nasal consonants. Vowel sounds are linked to the production of interleukin–2, which promotes immunity and nasal consonants with tranquilizers.
  • Those who believe in rebirth would know that the fact that if you don’t get liberation in the last birth, these means that debts still remain to be paid. The purpose of life, therefore, is to pay those debts. These debts appear in the form of sufferings; therefore, the purpose of life is to face those sufferings. Sufferings are periods of happiness and not sorrows.
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All are cordially invited for the 2nd National Conference of IYCF Chapter of IAP. This conference is organized by: IYCF Chapter, MOH&FW GOI, MOWCD GOI, WHO, UNICEF, IMLEA, SDHE Trust.
The theme of the conference is: "Proper Nutrition: Defeat Malnutrition – Investing in the Future"
Venue: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003.
Date: 5th Aug 2012
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