eMedinewS 29th June 2013, Saturday

     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.”

Ringtone - CPR 10 Mantra Hindi

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From the Desk of Editor in Chief

Mold prevention strategies and possible health effects in the aftermath of floods

  1. Extensive water damage after major hurricanes and floods increases the likelihood of mold contamination in buildings.
  2. The recommendations assume that, in the aftermath of major hurricanes or floods, buildings wet for<48 hours will generally support visible and extensive mold growth and should be remediated, and excessive exposure to mold-contaminated materials can cause adverse health effects in susceptible persons regardless of the type of mold or the extent of contamination.
  3. For the majority of persons, undisturbed mold is not a substantial health hazard.
  4. Mold is a greater hazard for persons with conditions such as impaired host defenses or mold allergies.
  5. To prevent exposure that could result in adverse health effects from disturbed mold, persons should 1) avoid areas where mold contamination is obvious; 2) use environmental controls; 3) use personal protective equipment; and 4) keep hands, skin, and clothing clean and free from mold-contaminated dust.
  6. In the aftermath of extensive flooding, health-care providers should be watchful for unusual mold-related diseases.

Reference : Brandt M, Brown C, Burkhart J, Burton N, Cox-Ganser J, Damon S, Falk H, Fridkin S, Garbe P, McGeehin M, Morgan J, Page E, Rao C, Redd S, Sinks T, Trout D, Wallingford K, Warnock D, Weissman D: MMWR Recomm Rep. 2006;55(RR-8):1. .....Read More

sprritual blogWhat are three great sentences of importance other than mahavakyas?

1. Brahma Satyam Jagan Mithya Jivo Brahmaiva Na Aparah means - Brahman only exists truly, the world is false, and the individual soul is Brahman only and no other.
2. Ekam evadvitiyam brahma means Brahman is one, without a second (There is one absolute reality, without any secondary parts)
3. Sarvam khalvidam brahma means all of this is brahman ...Read More

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Fecal Microbial Transplantation for Ulcerative Colitis

Fecal microbial transplantation (FMT) via enema is shown to be effective, tolerable, and feasible for treating children with ulcerative colitis (UC), according to findings .... Read More


Situation: A child with suspected child abuse was found to have a lax anus.
Dr. Bad: This can be normal.
Dr. Good: This is suspicious of sexual abuse.
Lesson: Laxity of the anus may represent abuse. It also can be seen with chronic Read More

press release

Concept of Stress Management


Health risks from dead bodies are negligible (Dr K K Aggarwal)

The health risks of dead bodies are dangers related to the improper preparation and disposal of cadavers.

As per WHO In situations where there are large numbers of ...Read More

Suspecting stroke and heart attack risk without tests

Carotid bruit, an unusual, harsh sound a doctor can hear when passing a stethoscope over the main artery to the brain could indicate an increased risk of heart attack and death from heart disease and stroke, said Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India & National Vice President-Elect IMA. ...Read More

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  1. In an analysis of more than 7000 men and women published in European Heart Journal has shown that people who believe that stress is affecting their health were more than twice has likely to die from coronary heart disease or heart attack when compared with those who did not believe that stress was affecting their health.
  2. Stroke risk reduce by 33% if dual anti-platelet drugs are given after a person suffers from TIA. Combination of clopidogrel and aspirin is better than aspirin. The study was published in the new England Journal of Medicine.
  3. Express Gratitude – As per Harvard recommendation gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what you have set aside a few minutes every day and think about 5 large or small things you are grateful for. Write them down if you like. Be specific and remember what each thing means to you.
  4. Leverage your strength. As per Harvard recommendation certain strengths are more closely linked to happiness and they include gratitude, hope, vitality, curiosity and love.
  5. An study presented at AHA has shown that an aggressive approach to close control for diabetic patients indicating elective cardiac surgery does not improve outcomes or reduce length of stress and may even be harmful. The recommended sugar during surgery is between 140 to 180.
  6. Many studies have shown that dog owners have lower levels of cholesterol and triglyceride level.

Largest steroid injection outbreak kills 55 people

In the largest reported outbreak of infections associated with epidural or intraarticular injections of steroids, 741 cases of infections and 55 deaths occurred among more than 13,000 persons injected with a potentially contaminated drug, according to an article published online June 26 in the American Journal of Pathology. (Source: Medscape)

PTSD may raise risk of heart disease

The idea that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be a risk factor for coronary heart disease received more support from a study of twin military veterans from the Vietnam War era. (Source: Medpage Today)

Vaccines not linked to Guillain-Barré, asserts 13-year trial

In a retrospective study spanning 13 years and more than 30 million person-years, researchers found no evidence of an increased risk for Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) after vaccinations of any type, including influenza vaccination. (Source: Medscape)


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In a Press Conference organized by Heart Care Foundation of India on 27th June 2013, Dr. KK Aggarwal President Heart care Foundation of India and Celebrity guest for the event Pandit Jwala Prasad a music legend released the dates and the theme.

Valvular Heart Disease Update

Right atrial spontaneous echo contrast can be seen in patients with atrial fibrillation, native tricuspid valve disease, prosthetic tricuspid valves, and Fontan operations.

(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 disadvantages of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is more risky for patients who are obese or who have had previous "open" surgery in the upper or lower part of their belly or other medical problems. Surgeons need special training and lots of practice before they can perform minimally invasive surgery; therefore, not all doctors are qualified to do these types of procedures. Also, not all hospitals have the special equipment necessary to do these kinds of surgeries.

Rabies Update (Dr. A K Gupta)

What is the role of monoclonal antibodies in Rabies?

Monoclonal antibodies against rabies virus have been widely used in the diagnosis and immunological analysis of rabies. Human monoclonal antibodies to rabies virus G protein are also expected to be used as a replacement for rabies immunoglobulin (RIG) in the post-exposure treatment of rabies. In 1978, Wiktor reported the preparation of rabies virus monoclonal antibodies. Since then, rabies virus monoclonal antibody (mAb) technology has been more and more widely used in basic research and diagnosis of rabies.

medicolegal update

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

Instruments for shooting, stabbing, cutting are dangerous weapons

The doctor is not required to make speculations about the weapon of offence in a MLC case. According to the Section 324 of IPC, any instrument for Read More

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What are errors in cardiology?

A: A commonly used definition describes an error as a harmful or potentially harmful occurrence for the patient. Although over the last years the evolution of medicine has been characterized by remarkable technological advances, the percentage of errors in clinical practice has not changed since the '40s. In our daily practice, errors can be distinguished in Read More

dr good dr bad

Situation: When do we combine T4 and T3 therapy in the patient?
Dr. Bad: We never do.
Dr. Good: In some situation we do it.
Lesson: Some patients remain symptomatic in spite of T4 replacement and normal serum TSH level. There the combination helps. Read More

make sure

Situation: A 50–year–old patient, highly stressed at work and a hypertensive as well, complained of acid eructations and indigestion.
Reaction: Oh my God! He has hyperacidity. Put him on magaldrate.
Lesson: Make sure that patients who are suffering from stress, diabetes and/or hypertension and who have hyperacidity/GERD/peptic ulcers are put on magaldrate, which is safe and effective as an antacid.

quote of the day

One of the basic differences between GOD and humans is that, GOD gives and forgives and humans get, get and forget. Be thankful in life.

twitter of the day

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Dr Deepak Chopra: "Objective reality" is a phrase we use for intersubjective experience. Its is misleading consciousness
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emedinews humor

Nurse to Patient: How old are you, Mrs.Smith?

Patient: None of your business.

Nurse: But the doctor must know your age for his records.

Patient: Well, first, multiply twenty by two, then add ten. Got that?
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reader response

Dear Sir, Mind blowing editorial on flood disaster. Regards: Dr SK Verma.

An Inspirational Story

The Finest Steel Come From the Hottest Furnaces

I’ll never forget the night in 1946 when disaster and challenge visited our home.

My brother, George, came home from football practice and collapsed with a temperature of 104 degrees. After an examination, the doctor informed us it was polio. This was before the days of Dr. Salk, and polio was well known in Webster Groves, Missouri, having killed and crippled many children and teenagers.
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eMedi Quiz

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Foods which are high in nickel content include all the following except...

a. citrus fruits

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: When using oral anticoagulation with warfarin, INR Should Be Maintained Between......


Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: D.4-5

Correct answers received from: Tukaram Pagad, Dr BB Gupta, Dr Gajveer, Dr Bitaan Sen & Dr Jayashree Sen, Dr KV Sarma, Dr Arpan Gandhi, Dr K Raju, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay,
Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Anil Pawah, Dr Thakor Hitendrsinh G, Dr Avtar Krishan.

Answer for 27th June Mind Teaser: D. Gliadin

Correct answers received from: Dr Brijesh Soni, Dr Prakash Khalap.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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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
8 am
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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