2nd January 2015, Friday

Dr K K AggarwalPadma Shri, Dr B C Roy National Awardee and National Science Communication Awardee. Limca Book of Record Holder (CPR). Gold Medalist

Dr KK Aggarwal

President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Senior Consultant Physician, Cardiologist & Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Editor in Chief IJCP Group, Senior National Vice President, Indian Medical Association; Member Ethics Committee Medical Council of India, Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council, Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR; Limca Book of Record Holder in CPR, 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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Seven Common Causes of Forgetfulness

  1. Lack of sleep is the most common cause. Two little restful sleep can also lead to mood changes and anxiety which in turn can contribute to memory impairment.
  2. Many drugs can affect memory, which includes tranquilizers, antidepressants, blood pressure drugs and anti-allergic drugs.
  3. Low functioning thyroid can affect memory.
  4. Drinking too much alcohol can interfere with short-term memory.
  5. Stress and anxiety can lead to memory impairment. Both can interfere with attention and block the formation of new memory or retrieval of old memories.
  6. Forgetfulness can be a sign of depression or a consequence of it.
  7. If you are vegetarian, vitamin B12 deficiency can loss memory impairment.

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from team IMA 2014-16.

I would like to inform you that we have taken over as the new team under the leadership of Padma Shri Awardee Dr Marthanda Pillai as our President on 28th December, 2014.

We want to start the new IMA year with a difference.

Our focus will be on the campaign "IMA Rise and Shine" and " Jiska Koi Nahi uska IMA". The theme of the IMA for this year will be “Dedicated to a Healthy India”

You are invited to meet & interact with Team IMA on 3rd January, 2015 from 6:00 pm onwards at AIIMS Gymkhana Pool Side, New Delhi. Also enjoy cultural fest with chaat party.

We request your august company on the above occasion.

With warm regards,

Yours sincerely,

Dr K K Aggarwal
Padma Shri
National Science Communication &
Dr B C Roy National Awardee
Honorary Secretary General, IMA


Circular for CSA Training

Dear Doctors,

Greetings for the New Year.

India is home to the largest child population in the world, with almost 42 per cent of the total population under eighteen years of age, and the health and security of the country’s children is integral to any vision for its progress and development. However, there has been a steady increase in sexual crimes against children, with over half of the children surveyed for a 2007 Report of the Ministry of Women and Child Development having faced some form of sexual abuse.

Experience of sexual violence in childhood can have adverse consequences for the child’s physical, mental, and social development. However, doctors, nurses, and other health sector professionals are in an unparalleled position to prevent, detect and treat sexual violence against children.

We are therefore pleased to announce that we are conducting our third Training of Trainers for Doctors on Child Sexual Abuse (in partnership with UNICEF). Please apply at the earliest if you are interested in this training and meet the following criteria:

  • Age: 30 years to 65 years
  • Qualification: MBBS (essential); additional qualifications in Mental Health, OB/GYN, Paediatrics, or Forensics (desirable).
  • Work Experience: Five Years (minimum)
  • Willingness to travel
  • Knowledge of local language

In addition, we would like you to answer a short questionnaire that will help us to identify suitable candidates for the training:

  • Your designation in your current place of employment
  • Any teaching experience you may have
  • Any experience you may have as a trainer
  • Languages that you are proficient in
  • Please tell us why you are interested in applying for this training
  • Please tell us briefly how you feel you would be able to contribute to the objectives of this training by further disseminating the knowledge you will be receiving therein

Please send us your candidature by (date) to (e-mail).

Best regards

News around the Globe

  • A fundoplication technique using endoscopic submucosal dissection shows some promise in patients with refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a new study in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. The endoscopic submucosal dissection narrows the hiatal opening. The resultant scarring narrows the lumen of the hiatal opening, suppressing gastric reflux.
  • Patients with early-stage breast cancer treated with preventive or adjuvant chemotherapy have a cumulative risk of developing leukemia at 10 years of 0.5%, almost twice the rate reported in previous studies, as reported in a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
  • The US FDA has expanded the indication for tbo-filgrastim (Granix, Teva), now allowing it to be self-administered by patients and their caregivers. Tbo-filgrastim, a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) analog used to stimulate the proliferation and differentiation of granulocytes, was approved by the FDA in 2012 and has been commercially available in the United States since November 2013.
  • Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is more common than previously thought, and transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO) still presents a considerable mortality risk, according to two separate studies online now in Anesthesiology.
  • The US FDA has approved a supplemental new drug application allowing use of ivacaftor (Kalydeco, Vertex Pharmaceuticals) in patients aged 6 years and older with cystic fibrosis (CF) who have the R117H mutation in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene.

Dr KK Spiritual Blog

Leverage your strengths

  • Know your strengths
  • According to a British study, only about one-third of people have a useful understanding of their strengths.
  • If something comes easily, you may take it for granted and not identify it as a strength.
  • If you are not sure, ask someone you respect and who knows you well, by noticing what people compliment you on, and by thinking about what comes most easily to you.
  • Strengths most closely linked to happiness are gratitude, hope, vitality, curiosity and love.
  • Strengths are so important that they're worth cultivating and applying in your daily life, even if they don't come naturally to you.

Inspirational Story

The Power of Good Words

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the unfortunate frogs they would never get out. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit.
The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and simply gave up. He fell down and died.
The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and suffering and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs asked him, "Why did you continue jumping? Didn't you hear us?" The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

This story holds two lessons:

  1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day.
  2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them. Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path.

It is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way. Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times.

Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another.

Rabies News (Dr A K Gupta)

What is pre–exposure vaccination?

Pre–exposure (Prebite) vaccination means immunization before the bite.

Cardiology eMedinewS

  • Successful transcatheter treatment of a leaky valve following valve-replacement surgery is associated with a significant reduction in mortality and improvements in functional class, according to a new review published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.
  • Patients undergoing noncardiac surgery in the weeks and months following coronary stent implantation are at a significantly increased risk of adverse cardiac events, according to a large retrospective analysis published online December 22, 2014 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Pediatrics eMedinewS

  • The World Health Organization's strategy for eradicating polio will remove serotype 2 poliovirus from the oral polio vaccine (OPV) because this component causes many of the few new cases, according to a new clinical report published online December 29 in Pediatrics. OPV consists of three serotypes of attenuated virus. Wild serotype 2 was last detected more than a decade ago, and wild serotype 3 has not been seen since 2012.
  • A new study in Pediatrics has questioned the value of early cranial ultrasonography (CUS) in premature infants born at less than 30 weeks' gestational age. In the largest study of its kind, researchers found that late CUS and near-term brain MRI were independently associated with neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI), independent of early CUS findings and other perinatal or neonatal factors.
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Health Check Up and CPR 10 Camp at G B S.S.School, Varun Marg, Defence Colony, New Delhi on 22nd December 2014

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Five Things Physicians and Patients should question

Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund

The Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund is a one of its kind initiative by the Heart Care Foundation of India instituted in memory of Sameer Malik to ensure that no person dies of a heart disease because they cannot afford treatment. Any person can apply for the financial and technical assistance provided by the fund by calling on its helpline number +91 9958771177 or by filling the online form.

Madan Singh, SM Heart Care Foundation Fund, Post CAG

Kishan, SM Heart Care Foundation Fund, Post CHD Repair

Deepak, SM Heart Care Foundation Fund, CHD TOF

Total CPR since 1st November 2012 – 101090 trained

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 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute."

CPR 10 Success Stories

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BVN School girl Harshita
Elderly man saved by Anuja

CPR 10 Videos

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IJCP Book of Medical Records

IJCP Book of Medical Records Is the First and the Only Credible Site with Indian Medical Records.

If you feel any time that you have created something which should be certified so that you can put it in your profile, you can submit your claim to us on :


Make Sure

Situation: A patient with 3 hour of developing chest pain went into acute cardiac arrest.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was water–soluble aspirin not given at the time of chest pain?
Lesson: Make sure that all patients with suspected MI are given water–soluble aspirin to reduce chances of death.

eMedinewS Humor

Bank Robbery

After the robbers left, the bank manager told the bank supervisor to call the police quickly. The supervisor says "Wait, wait, wait, let's put the 5 million we embezzled into the amount the robbers robbed."

This is called "Swim with the tide” - converting an unfavorable situation to your advantage!

Twitter of the Day

Dr KK Aggarwal: Long term use of painkillers can cause kidney cancer
Dr Deepak Chopra: Eat only when you feel hungry. Notice and feel your hunger. This is conscious eating

Quote of the Day

The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease. William Osler

Wellness Blog

Severe hypoglycemia may lead to fatal arrhythmia

In a study of patients with diabetes and severe hypoglycemia, hypertension, QT prolongation, and hypokalemia were fairly common, and this might explain why hypoglycemia can lead to fatal arrhythmia and death.

Severe hypoglycemia was defined as requiring an emergency trip to the hospital by ambulance. Half of the patients with severe hypoglycemia and type 1 diabetes and more than half of those with type 2 diabetes had QT prolongation on their ECG readings, which might predict potential cardiac arrest. Compared with patients with type 2 diabetes, those with type 1 diabetes were less likely to have severe hypertension, but they were just as likely to have the risk factors of hypokalemia and QT prolongation. The study was published online August 12, 2013 in Diabetes Care.

Death and or disability associated with hypoglycemia are now added to the list of never events and are a definite criteria for compensation in law suits.

ePress Release

Human Body too needs servicing

While automobile vehicles need preventive servicing every three months, the human body needs it every two months, said Padma Shri, Dr. B C Roy National Awardee & DST National Science Communication Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Honorary Secretary General Indian Medical Association.

As per Ayurveda, the seasons change every two months, approximately in the middle of the month.

Ayurveda describes these changes and precautions to be taken in great detail. The current makar rashi season, which starts after Lohri with the sun changing its direction northwards resulting into longer days and shorter nights needs many lifestyle changes to balance health and prevent diseases. Vata gets aggravated, kapha gets accumulated and pitta gets depleted in this season.

In allopathic language, pitta denotes metabolic functions, vata signifies movement functions and kapha stands for secretory functions of the body.

Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal are celebrated with khichdi, milk, gur, bhaat, sesame laddu, light hot food and beverages, etc. all indicating measures to reduce vata and kapha and to increase pitta in the body.

eMedi Quiz

The exaggerated lepromin test seen in cases of Lucio phenomenon is called as:

a. Mitsuda's reaction
b. Medina-Ramirez reaction
c. Fischer's test
d. Fernandez reaction

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Isotopic response is seen in scars of which condition?

a. Orolabial herpes
b. Herpes genitalis
c. Pyoderma gangrenosum
d. Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis

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Answer for 1st January Mind Teaser: a. Joint psoriasis

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