eMedinewS 23rd August 2013, Friday

Dr K K Aggarwal Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee

Dr KK Aggarwal
President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist & Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Editor in Chief IJCP Group, National Vice President Elect, Indian Medical Association; Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy (March 10-13); 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);
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A tribute to Dr. Narendra Dabholkar

Dr. K K Aggarwal Dr Narendra Dabholkar, born on November 1, 1945, gave up his lucrative profession to devote himself to social service. He did his MBBS degree from Medical College in Miraj. After working as a general practitioner for nearly 12 years he entered into social service. In 1983, after noticing that society at large was very superstitious — especially the rural masses, he decided to work towards eradicating such social evils, reports TOI.

In 1989, Dabholkar founded the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti, a social organization aimed at weeding out superstition. The MANS network has currently has over 180 branches all over Maharastra. In the past two decades, he openly challenged several godmen and self–styled gurus who he felt were exploiting the masses. He was staunchly against animal sacrifice, a ritual which arises from superstition itself.

He wrote around 11 books which throw light on different superstitions prevailing in society. They contain a lot of scientific knowledge in order to break down the believer’s superstitions

He was one of us and we should all prey tribute to him. .….Read More

Do not ignore vaccination in the adults

The need for vaccination does not end in childhood. It is recommended that throughout our life based on our lifestyle, occupation, medical condition and previous vaccination history. In the elderly, people may need vaccines depending upon their jobs, hobbies or chronic health condition.….Read More

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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."

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Ringtone – CPR 10 Mantra Hindi

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sprritual blog Relaxation during work

Stress is the reaction of the mind and the body to the interpretation of a known situation. The only way to remove the stress is to either change the situation, change its interpretation or live the yogic lifestyle in such a way that stress does not bother the mind and the body.

Changing the situation may not be possible always since you cannot change your boss or the job. The best answer, therefore, is to change one’s interpretation.

There are a lot of exercises which can be learnt to change the mindset from positive to differently positive. One should live like a fish who can swim against the current of the water. While thinking differently one should learn to withdraw like a tortoise and persist like a boar and these three principles are taught by the first three incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

Changing interpretation may take time, therefore, one should learn the technique of yogic lifestyle which teaches one as to how to manage stress and shift one from sympathetic to parasympathetic mode. The exercises involve Yogic Asanas, breathing exercises, slower parasympathetic breathing exercises, deep breathing exercises, satvik diet, yogic exercises, regular oil massage etc.

I normally teach my patients and students to follow a specific regime on every day of the week. On Monday, I teach them to practice non–violence communication which involves no criticism, no condemnation and no complaint.

On Tuesday, I teach them to call at least 25 people they have not talked to in the last six months and write their pending work and in the night practice their express writing for three minutes.

On Wednesday, I teach them to give a non–materialistic gift to others which can be a compliment, smile, a word of appreciation.

On Thursday, I teach them to think differently for every situation they face. Before doing any activating, they should ask themselves – is it necessary, is it based on truthfulness and will it bring happiness to them and to others? Only then action should be taken.

On Friday, I teach them not to eat cereals and on Saturday, I ask them to do some sort of charity and I ask them "How can I help the society, family and others?"

On Sunday, one can do a little bit of cheating.

If stress is not managed properly, one can end up with ulcers, blood pressure, heart attack, depression, diabetes etc. Stress may not cause heart attack but definitely can precipitate it. Stress can rupture the blockage in the artery supplying blood to the heart and precipitate acute heart attack. Similarly, it can precipitate an attack of acute paralysis if it ruptures the clot present in a artery supplying blood to the brain. ….Read More

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The Story of a Woodcutter

Once upon a time, a very strong woodcutter asked for a job in a timber merchant and he got it. The pay was really good and so was the work condition. For those reasons, the woodcutter was determined to do his best.

His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he supposed to work. The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees. "Congratulations," the boss said. "Go on that way!"

Very motivated by the boss words, the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but he could only bring 15 trees. The third day he tried even harder, but he could only bring 10 trees. Day after day he was bringing less and less trees.

"I must be losing my strength", the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on. "When was the last time you sharpened your axe?" the boss asked. "Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees…"

Reflection: Our lives are like that. We sometimes get so busy that we don’t take time to sharpen the "axe". In today’s world, it seems that everyone is busier than ever, but less happy that ever.

Why is that? Could it be that we have forgotten how to stay "sharp"? There’s nothing wrong with activity and hard work. But we should not get so busy that we neglect the truly important things in life, like our personal life, taking time to get close to our Creator, giving more time for our family, taking time to read etc.

We all need time to relax, to think and meditate, to learn and grow. If we don’t take the time to sharpen the "axe", we will become dull and lose our effectiveness.

News Around The Globe

Total CPR 10 campaign organized by HCFI has so far crossed the number 62966. The last CPR 10 camp was held on 21st August, 2013 at Ramjas School, R K Puram where 1200 children were trained.

  1. As per a report published in the Journal Circulation using the radial artery for PCI is becoming more common and in Centers where it is used it is associated with fewer blood transfusion.
  2. As per a report published in JAMA, patients with albumin creatinine ratio of more than 300 mg per gram are associated with more than 3 times the risk of having underlying coronary heart disease in black individuals.
  3. Junk food during pregnancy and early childhood is linked with significantly increase in risk of poor mental health including anxiety and depression in very young children as per a report published in Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescents Psychiatry.
  4. Women who quit smoking immediately before or after becoming pregnant gain more weight during and after pregnancy – but their babies are less likely to be born small than those born to smokers, a new Denmark Study.
  5. As per a study of University of Wisconsin, by the time children reach the 4th grade, children who are exposed to lead are nearly three times more likely to have been suspended as compared to those children who are not exposed to lead.

Lecture on "Health in Relation to Science of Mythology, Business and Leadership"

Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India, will be delivering a lecture on "Health in Relation to Science of Mythology, Business and Leadership" on 25th August, 2013, Sunday at 9.45 a.m. at Shanmukhananda Hall, Sion East, near Gandhi Market, Mumbai. The lecture is being organized by Indian Institute of Excellence and Consultancy.

In his talk, Dr. Aggarwal will focus on "Spiritual Principles to increase creativity and building leadership qualities".

Dr. KK Aggarwal is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker who has done tremendous work in the field of integrating Vedic Sciences with Modern Medicine. He is also the Editor–in–Chief of IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinewS, the first national daily emedical newspaper of India, which reaches over 70000 doctors every day. He is also Vice President Elect of India Medical Association; Member, Ethics Committee, Medical Council of India and Past President, Ethical Committee, Delhi Medical Council.

He has authored a book ‘Alloveda’, which talks about integration of Vedic sciences and modern medicine. He also integrates and teaches Homoeopathy and Ayurveda in Allopathic Language.

In his lecture he will also talk about the concept that ‘Life is reversible in the first ten minutes after death when the heart has stopped’ and how the Rishis and Munis could revive a person even after hours of clinical death.

On behalf of Heart Care Foundation of India, we hereby invite you to his lecture in Mumbai.

Medicine Tit Bits

  1. Cure hiccups with peanut butter: Chewing and swallowing the sticky spread will interrupt your breathing pattern and force your diaphragm to relax.

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Rabies News (Dr. A K Gupta)

Can "major surgery" be conducted after the dog bite?

There is no contraindication for any surgery along with anti–rabies vaccination and a full course of anti-rabies immunization should be given, irrespective of the surgery or other procedures.

cardiology news

A diet high in antioxidant–rich fruit may help protect against the development of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). A study from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm found that through 13 years of follow-up, men and women who said they ate more than two servings of fruit a day had a 25% lower risk of developing AAA (HR 0.75, 95% CI 0.62–0.91) compared with those who ate less than 0.7 servings a day. And those who ate the most fruit had a 43% lower risk of developing a ruptured AAA (HR 0.57, 95% 0.36–0.89), the researchers reported in the Aug. 20 issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. There were no such associations with vegetable intake. (Source: Medpage Today)

Valvular Heart Disease News

3D measurement of mitral valvular area is superior to that of 2D echo.

(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)

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Childhood Epileptic Encephalopathies

Researchers have identified genetic defects that might cause infantile spasm and Lennox–Gastaut syndrome (LGS), two devastating childhood epileptic encephalopathies. Exome sequencing technique was used to search for de novo mutations, which selectively targets critical protein–coding regions of the genome and allows for analysis of larger samples than is practical with the alternative whole–genome sequencing. The study was published online August 11 in Nature. (Source: Medscape)

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Lifestyle change can reduce aging

(Elissa S. Epel at Sages and Scientists 4th March 2012)

Shorter telomeres, DNA–protein complexes at the end of chromosomes, increase disease risk, but this may be reversed via lifestyle. As per Dr. Dean Ornish of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, Calif., and colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco, telomere shortness in human beings is emerging as a prognostic marker of disease risk, progression and premature mortality.

Severe stress has been shown to shorten telomeres of the caregiver, but according to Dr Ornish telomere shortening is counteracted by the cellular enzyme telomerase via lifestyle changes.

He showed that 3 months of intensive lifestyle changes can increase telomerase activity in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. He studied 30 biopsy–proven low–risk prostate cancer men who underwent comprehensive lifestyle changes like 10% fat diet, little refined sugar; eating lots of produce; taking vitamins and fish body oils, a half–hour of exercise daily, stress management, relaxation techniques and breathing exercises. The study, published online ahead of print in the November The Lancet Oncology, found lifestyle changes significantly increase telomerase activity.

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Indicators of sexual abuse in elderly:

a. Pain or sternness in the anal, genital area
b. Evidence of venereal disease in the oral, anal, or genital regions
c. Rectal bleeding
d. Bruises or larval on the valva on the abdomen or breast.

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HCFI Activities

19th August: Pooja Movie Creations State Excellence Award at Arya Auditorium, New Delhi

CPR Classes: Persons trained (2050)

14th August: CPR 10 at Modern School, Noida (2000)

17th August: CPR 10 at Moolchand (37)

18th August: CPR 10 at Moolchand (13)

Total CPR since 1st November 2012 – 61766 trained

14th August: CPR 10 at Modern School, Noida (2000)

CPR Classes 61766

Media advocacy through Print Media

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Heart risks detected by age 7 in overweight kids 19th August


Depression, severe mental illness and loneliness not heart friendly

Depression, severe mental illness and loneliness are linked to heart disease and dementia said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India & MTNL Perfect Health Mela. Quoting Dr. Jesse Stewart, formerly of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr Aggarwal said that there is correlation between depression and hardening of the arteries.

The arteries of those who are most depressed were narrowed twice as much as those who were least depressed, in the study. Hardening of the arteries is a precursor to a heart attack or stroke.

Depression may also upset the body’s regulation of glands that release chemicals governing energy level and growth, and alter the functioning of cells responsible for blood clotting.

Hardening of the arteries leads to an overreaction of the immune system and the resulting inflammation is known to release chemicals that can cause the diseases.

Quoting a British study, Dr Aggarwal said that severely mentally ill people are more than three times as likely to die from coronary heart disease and stroke than people not suffering from mental illness. Mental illness more than doubled the risk of dying from heart disease for people up to age 75.The risk of dying from heart disease was even higher among those taking antipsychotic medications.

A persistent feeling of loneliness among the elderly doubles the risk of developing Alzheimer’s–like symptoms compared to those who felt connected to others.

About HCFI: The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on" Hands only CPR" of 62966 people since 1st November 2012.

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 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute."

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A CPR 10 Training Camp was organized by Heart Care Foundation of India to trained the students of Ramjas School , R K Puram

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eMedi Quiz

Read this…………………

A client is frustrated and embarrassed by urinary incontinence. Which of the following measures should nurse Bea include in a bladder retraining program?

a. Establishing a predetermined fluid intake pattern for the client
b. Encouraging the client to increase the time between voidings
c. Restricting fluid intake to reduce the need to void
d. Assessing present elimination patterns of erythropoietin.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Nurse Claudine is reviewing a client’s fluid intake and output record. Fluid intake and urine output should relate in which way?

a. Fluid intake should be double the urine output.
b. Fluid intake should be approximately equal to the urine output.
c. Fluid intake should be half the urine output.
d. Fluid intake should be inversely proportional to the urine output.

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: b. Fluid intake should be approximately equal to the urine output.

Correct answers received from: Dr Santha kumari, Dr.Rohini Dhillon. Dr.K.V.Sarma, Tukaram Pagad, Dr.(Maj. Gen.) Anil Bairaria, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr.Bitaan Sen& Dr.Jayashree Sen, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr Kanta Jain, daivadheenam, Dr B K Agarwal.

Answer for 21st August Mind Teaser: B & C

Correct answers received from: Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr.K.V.Sarma

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

medicolegal update

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I remember one time I told my doctor
I had a ringing in my ears.
His advice:
"Don’t answer it."

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medicolegal update

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medicolegal update

Situation: A patient with acid peptic disease was denied any painkiller for his distressing illness.
Reaction: Oh, my God! Why did you not give him nimesulide?
Lesson: Make sure to prescribe nimesulide as it is safe in acid peptic disease.

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A blind person asked Swami Vivekanand: "Can there be anything worse than losing eyesight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"

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Dr KK Aggarwal: Relieve Stress by Changing the Interpretation http://bit.ly/16wknsh #Health

Dr Deepak Chopra: How can I make people understand that spirituality is the ultimate goal? http://tinyurl.com/kqlhghj

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