eMedinewS 19th june 2013, Wednesday

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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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.”

From the Desk of Editor in Chief

When will the Dr. B.C. Roy National Awards recommence?

The present Government and the Health Ministry along with the Board of Governors, Medical Council of India has been sitting on the Dr. B.C. Roy National Award file for the last 5 years.

The last awards were given on 1st July, 2008 by the then President Smt. Pratibha Singh Patil.

  • For the medical fraternity, Dr. B.C. Roy National Awards are the highest award, which a doctor can aspire for. Each year, 15 to 20 awards were distributed. But, for reasons unknown to the medical fraternity, the Government and MCI are sitting on the file. I have personally filed an RTI application in both MCI and Health Ministry but with no response.
  • It appears that the present Government is not medical fraternity friendly. No further Dr. B.C. Roy National Awards have been given since 2008. The Government is thinking of allowing AYUSH doctors to register under Allopathic Medical Register. The Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Act 2010 was passed by the Parliament without taking the medical fraternity into confidence.

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I want to live after my death
In my workshops, whenever I ask the delegates as to how long they want to live. The answer I get from most of them is 60, 70 or 80 years. Read More
Dr K K Blogspot

Socio-demographic characteristics of sexually abused children

Anal or vaginal penetration was reported in 48.5% of the cases. Post-traumatic stress disorder was the most common Read More

Carbohydrates as substitute to saturated fats not the answer

More than 20 prospective studies have addressed components of diet and the risk of heart disease, Read More

Checklist for a doctor’s consultation
(Dr K K Aggarwal)
When you go to a doctor, make sure that you have reviewed your checklist. You know the name and credentials of your doctor. Read More

News Around The Globe

Modern plan for medicine
G.S. MUDUR : the telegraph:

New Delhi, June 17: Doctors of ayurveda and three other systems of medicine may be legally permitted to prescribe modern medicine under a controversial proposal from the Union health ministry that has angered sections of modern medics..... Read More

Govt orders probe into sex test complaint against Shah Rukh

(Source HT Correspondent: Mumbai): State public health minister Suresh Shetty has directed the civic body to examine allegations of foetal sex-determination levelled against Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan..... Read More

Widely used drugs to cost up to 50% less

Rupali Mukherjee, TNN | Jun 18: MUMBAI: Prices of widely used drugs like painkillers, anti-infectives, antibiotics and anti-cancer and cardiovascular drugs are slated to come down by up to 50% by July-end. ......... Read More

Spectre of drug shortage over TB treatment

Rupali Mukherjee, TNN | Jun 18: MUMBAI: India battles a severe shortage of key TB drugs especially with two categories: paediatric and drug-resistant TB or DR-TB, industry experts say. ...... Read More

Quick postmeal walks better than once-daily longer ones

A quick 15-minute walk after each meal may be a better exercise prescription than a once-daily 45-minute walk for older adults with prediabetes, a new study suggests. (Source: Medscape)

Depression predicts early retirement in patients with RA

Depression is the strongest predictor of work disability leading to early retirement in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), report researchers. Mental health outpaced disease activity, response to medication, stress at work, and comorbidity. (Source: Medscape)


Obesity in Science and Spirituality

A CME was organized on 16th June 2013 at Defence Colony focusing on Obesity in Science and Spirituality

Valvular Heart Disease Update

What are the most common causes of significant mitral regurgitation in the elderly?

The causes are mitral valve prolapse and ischemic heart disease.

Surgery for severe chronic mitral regurgitation is recommended for young asymptomatic patients with early evidence of left ventricular dysfunction but the same is not indicated in patients over age 80 to proceed with surgery unless symptomatic.

(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 percentage of IVF cycles get cancelled prior to egg retrieval and why?

According to western figures 20% of cycles may be cancelled prior to egg retrieval. IVF cycles may be cancelled for a variety of reasons, usually due to an inadequate number of follicles developing. Cancellation rates due to low response to the ovulation drugs increase with a woman’s age, especially after age 35. A cycle may be cancelled to reduce the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Treatment with a GnRH agonist or antagonist reduces the possibility of premature LH surges from the pituitary gland, and thereby reduces the risk of premature ovulation.

Rabies Update (Dr. A K Gupta)

What should be done to a pet dog that is bitten by a stray dog?

If a pet dog is bitten by a stray dog, wounds should be thoroughly washed and povidone iodine should be applied. Consult a veterinarian for anti-rabies vaccination.

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

Autopsy findings in hanging

  • The mark on the neck in hanging is oblique/incomplete placed high up with pattern abrasions.

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Can a cardiologist employee a Unani or Ayurveda doctor?


  1. If you are doing a holistic practice you can employee an Ayurveda or Unani doctor as a partner but not under you for providing allopathy services.

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Situation: Is the dose of T4 thyroid drug same for children and adults?
Dr. Bad: Yes, the dose is the same.
Dr. Good: No, the dose differs.
Lesson: The necessary dose per kg body weight is higher in infants and in children. Read More

Situation: An elderly patient with unstable angina presented with URTI and was found to be positive for Chlamydia pneumoniae infection.
Reaction: Start a macrolide antibiotic immediately.
Lesson: Make sure to remember that erythromycin 2 g/day for 10–14 days reverses the increased risk of atherosclerosis.

Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity. William Menninger

Dr KK Aggarwal: Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, http://fb.me/HEK3vFeH

Wonderful confession by a girl in church and amazing reply she got. She: I am in love with . Read More

Good new look, excellent job: Vivek, Varanasi

An Inspirational Story

Attitude – One of Life’s Choice

My wife, Tere, and I purchased a new car in December. Even though we had tickets to fly from California to Houston to visit her family for Christmas, we decided to drive to Texas to break in the new car. We packed the car and took off for a wonderful week with Grandma.

We had a wonderful time and stay to the last possible minute visiting with Grandma. On the return trip we needed to get home in a hurry, so we drove straight through — one person driving while the other one slept. After driving in a hard rain for several hours, we arrived home late at night. We were tired and ready for a hot shower and a soft bed. I had the feeling that no matter how tired we were, we should unpack the car that night, but all Tere wanted was the hot shower and soft bed, so we decided to wait and unload the car in the morning. ............Read More

eMedi Quiz

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Dilute russel viper venom test is used to diagnose.......

A. Anticardiolipin
B. Antibiotic against prothrombin
C. Lupus anticoagulant
D. Anti- B2-glycoprotein 1 antibiodies

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: What are the clotting factors in the extrinsic pathway that require phospholipids for activation?

B. X

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: D.IX AND X

Correct answers received from: Dr Abbas Vakil, Dr. B.B. Gupta, Dr.Biji, Dr. Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal, Dr Mamta Sahu, Dr. Thakor Hitendrsinh G, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, DR AVTAR KRISHAN, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr kanta jain , Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr. Ashok K. Ghosh, drpksahu, Dr. Thakor Hitendrsinh G Dr.K.V.Sarma, Tukaram Pagad, DR SANTHAKUMARI

Answer for 17th June Mind Teaser: A. Acute urticaria

Correct answers received from: drpksahu, Dr. Thakor Hitendrsinh G, Dr.K.V.Sarma, Tukaram Pagad

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ZOONOSIS – 2013-Conference on Prevention of Diseases Communicable from Animals to Human

Saturday, 6th July, 9.30 am – 5 pm, Venue: New Delhi

(All About Flu, Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, Neurocysticercosis, Leptospirosis, Food Allergies etc.)

For Free Registration: Email: rekhapapola@gmail.com
9899974439 (Rekha Papola), 9810301261 (Dr Uday Kakroo)

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
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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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