eMedinewS28th December 2013, Saturday

Dr K K AggarwalPadma 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; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council, 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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Promising Medical Advances

Insights into brain injury

A study by NIH researchers provided insight into the damage caused by mild traumatic brain injury and suggested approaches for reducing its harmful effects.

Stem cells coaxed to create working blood vessels

In an NIH–funded study, scientists were able to direct human stem cells to form networks of tiny blood vessels that can connect to the existing circulation in mice

Genomic analysis of endometrial tumors

The findings, by an NIH–funded research network, suggest that genomic classification of endometrial tumors could help guide treatment strategies.

Common genetic factors found in 5 mental disorders

Autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, major depression, and schizophrenia were traditionally thought of as distinct mental disorders. An international research consortium funded by NIH discovered that these disorders share certain genetic glitches.

Vaccine clears away monkey AIDS virus

Current therapies can control but not eliminate the virus. In an NIH–funded study, an experimental vaccine triggered a lasting immune attack in monkeys that eliminated all traces of SIV infection after a year or more.

Method quickly assesses antibiotics

NIH–funded scientists developed an innovative method to quickly identify antibiotics that can treat multidrug–resistant bacteria—and reveal how these bacteria–killing medications work.

Strategy may improve survival after shock

An NIH–funded study of rats found that blocking digestive enzymes in intestines increases survival, reduces organ damage, and improves recovery after shock. The approach may lead to new therapies to improve patient outcomes.

Our Editor In Chief Dr KK Aggarwal Takes over As Senior Vice President of Indian Medical Association

Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India took over as National Senior Vice President of Indian Medical Association for the year 2014. Dr Jitender B Patel from Ahmadabad took over as the President.  

Dr. Aggarwal is Padma Shri and Dr. BC Roy National Awardee and a Senior Consultant, Physician and Cardiologist at Moolchand Medcity. In the past Dr. Aggarwal has served as the Head of Research wing and Academic wing of IMA and also Finance Secretary of IMA.

He has also served as President of Delhi Medical Association and President IMA.  He also served as President IMA Delhi branch three times.

Dr. Aggarwal is known for his innovative low cost health awareness modules.  In three of his conceptualized events National Commemorative Postal Stamps have been released.

Firstly in 1991, Run for your Heart and secondly in 1993 Perfect Health Mela, on both the occasions Government of India released postal stamps. In 2012 Government of Rajasthan released cancellation stamp on organizing first ever mega health check-up camp at Ajmer.

Dr. Aggarwal was also the first one to have start Clot Dissolving Therapy in acute heart attack in India and also to have started Color Doppler Echocardiography in North India.

The team changed at Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh at the central council meeting of IMA.

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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 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute."

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The spiritual meaning of the word ‘Artha’

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Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha are the four fundamental principles of our very existence, which means earning righteously with a desire to fulfill the inner happiness.

Righteous earning is called ‘Artha’ and mistakenly it is linked to materialistic money. In mythology, Artha is synonymous with Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kali, where Lakshmi represents righteously earned materialistic wealth, Saraswati represents wealth of knowledge and Kali represents wealth of wisdom to fight the bad in you and in the society.

In any country, it is the wealth of knowledge, which is more important. India was ruled initially by warriors (Kali), later by money (Lakshmi) and in future will be ruled by knowledge (Saraswati).

It is the human resources, which today decide the growth of a company and the amount of money invested. If you have good human resources, your company is going to succeed.

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Many years ago all feeling and emotions gathered to spend their vacation on a coastal island. Each of them was having a good time, but one day a warning of a storm was announced and everyone had to leave the island.

This caused a panic, all rushed to their boats and only Love did not wish to be in a hurry. There was so much to do, so Love was the last, who realized that it was time to leave. However, no free boats were left and Love looked around with hope.

As Prosperity was passing by in its classy boat, Love asked, "Please, take me in your boat." But Prosperity replied, "My boat is full of gold and other precious possessions, there is no place for you."

Then Vanity came by in a lovely boat. Love asked, “Vanity, could you take me in your boat? Please, help me.”

Vanity said, "No, your feet are muddy, and I don’t want my boat get dirty."

Some time later Sorrow was passing by and Love called for help. But Sorrow answered, "I am so sad, I want to be by myself."

Then Happiness came by, Love asked for help, but Happiness was too happy, it was hardly concerned about anyone.

Suddenly somebody called out, "Love, I will take you with me." Love did not recognize its savior, just gratefully jumped on to the boat.

When everyone had reached safe place, Love got off the boat and met Knowledge. Love asked, "Knowledge, do you know who helped me when everyone else turned away?"

Knowledge smiled, "That was Time, because only Time knows Love’s true value and what Love is capable of. Only Love can bring peace and happiness."

The message of this story is that when we are prosperous, we underrate Love. When we feel important, we do not appreciate love. And even in happiness and sorrow we overlook love. Only with time we realize the true value of love. Why wait and not cherish and share Love every day of your life?

News Around The Globe


  • The gastrointestinal side effects that commonly accompany treatment with methotrexate are not limited to post–treatment nausea and vomiting, but also include anticipatory, associative, and behavioral symptoms. In a Dutch study, in a group of 291 adults with rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis, one–third reported nausea following methotrexate administration –– but 8.6% also experienced nausea while awaiting treatment and 11% felt nauseous when just thinking about the treatment; 16.5% experienced behavioral symptoms, which most often was restlessness.
  • Cognitively impaired older people who had previously experienced head injuries had a significantly greater burden of beta–amyloid protein plaque than did otherwise similar individuals without such a history, according to a study reported in the journal Neurology.
  • The CDC has warned of an infection with a virus brand–new to the Americas in the Caribbean. The mosquito–borne Chikungunya virus is widespread in Asia and Africa and is considered endemic in some regions. But until now cases in the Americas have been imported by travelers, rather than being homegrown infections. According to the WHO, investigation of possible dengue fever in St. Martin turned up two confirmed, four probable, and 20 suspected cases of Chikungunya. The affected people had not traveled, implying there is –– for the first time –– local transmission of the virus in the Americas.
  • Out–of–hospital noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (PPV) in patients with severe respiratory distress significantly reduced rates of in-hospital mortality and need for invasive ventilation, researchers report online in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
  • Negative–pressure wound therapy (NPWT) appears to be a useful tool in head and neck surgery to accelerate wound healing, according to a new case review reported December 19 in JAMA Facial and Plastic Surgery.

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Can the wound be deepened for cleaning purpose?

We should never try to deepen the bite wound. Deepening of wound for cleaning depends on area of injury, extent of injury and the aim should be to preserve as much tissue as possible and to excise only the dead tissue.

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(Dr KK Aggarwal, Group Editor in Chief, IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinewS)

  • According to a new study reported in the journal Stroke, anxiety increases the risk of stroke independent of other known risk factors including depression. During a mean 16–year follow–up, the researchers identified 419 cases of incident strokes (221 in men and 198 in women). They observed that every one standard deviation increase in anxiety was associated with a 17% increase in stroke risk following adjustment for demographic factors. Men and women in the highest tertile of anxiety symptoms had a 33% higher risk of stroke, compared with those in the lowest tertile following adjustment for other cardiovascular risk factors.
  • Enhanced pacemaker technology sharply reduced progression of nonpermanent atrial fibrillation to permanent AF in patients with bradycardia and sinus node disease in the large international, randomized MINERVA (Minimize Right Ventricular Pacing to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure) trial. The use of dual–chamber pacemakers containing features for atrial preventive pacing and atrial antitachycardia pacing, called DDDRPs, plus managed ventricular pacing (MVP) resulted in a 61% reduction in the incidence of permanent AF during 2 years of prospective follow–up, compared with conventional dual–chamber pacing.
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(Dr KK Aggarwal, Group Editor in Chief, IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinewS)

  • Children under age five born to fathers who are 40 or older are at higher risk of dying than those with younger fathers, according to a new Danish study reported online December 7 in Human Reproduction.
  • Children who were breastfed for more than six months scored the highest on cognitive, language and motor development tests as toddlers than children who weren’t breastfed, in a new study from Greece.
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Gaining weight losing strength versus losing weight gaining strength

When we gain weight, we must acquire more strength and when we lose weight, we must lose the strength. This is a fundamental principle.

If we gain weight and feel weak, it is a disease and when we lose weight and gain strength, we are recovering from the disease. One is not supposed to gain more than 5kg of weight after the age of 20 years. Any weight gain after that will only be due to accumulation of fat, which leads to insulin resistance.

Insulin resistance does not allow food to convert into energy. In the state of insulin resistance, whatever you eat is converted into fat. As it is not converted into energy so you feel weak. When you reduce insulin resistance by drugs or walking, the metabolism becomes normal and whatever you eat gets converted into energy and you start gaining strength.

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Honey Good for Cough

A spoonful of honey can be good for suppressing the winter cough said Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

There is currently no proven effective treatment for cough due to an upper respiratory infection like the common cold. While dextromethorphan is widely used, there is no evidence that it works, and it carries risks.

As per a study from Archives of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, honey is the best.

Honey might provide a safe, effective alternative to cough medicine. Its sweet, syrupy quality may be soothing to the throat, while its high antioxidant content could also be a factor. Honey also has antimicrobial effects.

Honey is not recommended for infants younger than one year old.

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 83037 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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CPR 10 Utsav 15th December 2013

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today video of the day20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela Press Conference with Marwadi Yuva Manch, Faridabad

20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela Press Conference at Marwah Studio, Noida

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eMedi Quiz

Which one of the following conditions may lead to exudative pleural effusion

1. Cirrhosis
2. Nephrotic syndrome
3. Congestive heart failure
4. Bronchogenic carcinoma

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: An anxious mother brought her 4–year–old daughter to the pediatrician. The girl was passing loose bulky stools for the past 20 days. This was often associated with pain in abdomen. The pediatrician ordered the stool examination which showed the following organisms. Identify the organism:

1. Entamoeba histolytica
2. Giardia lamblia
3. Cryptosporidium
4. E. coli

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: 2. Giardia lamblia

Correct answers received from: Dr A K Gajjar, Dr K V Sarma, Dr Monica Gandhi,
Dr K Raju, Dr Arpan Gandhi, Dr Deepali Chatterjee, Dr V P Thakral, Dr Ajay Gandhi,
Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai.

Answer for 26th December Mind Teaser: 1.Glyceraldehyde–3–phosphate dehydrogenase

Correct answers received from: Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Avtar Krishan, Daivadheenam.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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A doctor worked at a mental hospital. He wanted to take some patients to a ballgame, worked months to get them to follow simple commands, and finally decided they were ready.

When the star spangled banner played he said: "Stand up nuts" and they stood. When it was over he said: "Sit down nuts" and they sat. When a player got a hit he said: "Cheer nuts" and they cheered. When the umpire made a bad call he said: "Boo nuts" and they booed. He decided it was safe to leave them with his assistant and left to get a hot dog. He came back to a near riot. He asked his assistant what in the world happened. He said: "Everything was fine ‘til some vendor came be and yelled ‘peanuts’."

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Situation: A patient was brought to the ICU in cardiogenic shock.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why didn’t you take him for emergency angiography and subsequent PTCA?
Lesson: Make Sure to perform an emergency diagnostic angiography and mechanical revascularization with PTCA in patients of cardiogenic shock. Results of NRMI–2 trial suggest that this intervention is much better than thrombolytic therapy in such patients.

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If the road is beautiful then, worry about the destination, but if the destination is beautiful, then don’t worry about the road!

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Dr KK Aggarwal: Shorter acting calcium channel blockers linked to breast cancer http://bit.ly/15QdVeB #Health
Dr Deepak Chopra: Those who make wise choices in life should wind up happier & more successful #CosmicConsciousness

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  1. Dear Sir, Thanks for the nice updates. Regards: Dr Kanan

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