eMedinewS3rd May 2014,Saturday

Dr K K AggarwalPadma Shri, Dr B C Roy National Awardee and DST National Science Communication Awardee

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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FAQs of Dengue

1. If the dengue mosquito is a day biter, why should we use mosquito net in the night?

The Dengue mosquito or Aedes aegypti prefers to bite during the day but this does not mean that it does not bite in the night also. A mosquito net prevents other bites from other mosquitoes including the Culex mosquito.

2. Up to what distance can a mosquito fly?

A mosquito can fly up to a distance of 100 to 200 meters.

3. How high can mosquitoes fly?

A mosquito can fly as high as 20th floor of a building step by step from one floor to another.

4. Which mosquito produces noise?

The Culex mosquito produces a buzzing noise by the beating of its wings.

5. Why does dengue usually begin in the doctors’ hostel at AIIMS?

The students go on leave/holiday leaving their hostel rooms closed. Water remains collected, where the dengue mosquito can breed.

6. Should an electronic repellant be used to kill the dengue mosquitoes?

Electronic repellants are effective for big sized mosquitoes and flies and may not be effective for malaria and dengue mosquitoes.

7. Should a repellant spray be used in the house?

A repellant spray can be used in the house if the mosquito density is high.

8. How long can the mosquito egg remain alive?

The mosquito egg remains alive for up to a year.

9. Should children wear full sleeve shirt and full length trousers?

Yes, children wear full sleeve shirts and full length trousers. This should be followed through the year.

10. Can the infection be transmitted through mosquito eggs?

Yes, the infection can be transmitted through mosquito eggs.

11. How should water storage vessels be covered?

Water that has been stored for use should be kept covered. You can use a clean old dhoti or any other cloth to cover the water storage vessels.

12. How many meals does a dengue mosquito take in a day?

A dengue mosquito takes 3–4 meals in a day.

13. How many meals does a malaria mosquito take?

A malaria mosquito takes a meal once in three days.

14. How big a feed is taken by a dengue mosquito?

A dengue mosquito takes small frequent meals.

15. What are the similarities between dengue mosquitoes and human beings?

Both dengue mosquitoes and human beings prefer fresh water; they both like decoration, both like AC atmosphere, both like to sleep in the night and remain active in the day time and both like to use coolers and both like to take 3–4 meals in a day.

News Around The Globe

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported in an analysis published in the May 2 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that up to 39% of annual premature deaths from the 5 leading causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and unintentional injuries, could be prevented.
  • An article published in the May 2 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report has stated that falls constitute the leading cause of injury–related morbidity and death among older adults and arthritis substantially increases both falls and fall injuries.
  • The European Commission has approved marketing authorization for delamanid for the treatment of adults with pulmonary multidrug–resistant tuberculosis (TB). The drug is approved for use as part of a combination regimen when an effective treatment regimen is unavailable. Recommended dosing is 100 mg twice daily for 24 weeks.
  • A study presented recently at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 66th Annual Meeting has revealed an association between vitamin C depletion and increased risk for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Low plasma vitamin C is a risk factor for spontaneous ICH, reported the researchers.
  • A novel study conducted in Brazil has noted a 50% improvement in balance and considerably lesser falls among elderly subjects who participated in a half hour of ballroom dancing three days a week for three months. The practice gave the individuals a better sense of balance. The study is published online in the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Rabies News (Dr A K Gupta)

What is "furious form" of rabies in animals?

The excitative phase follows the prodromal phase in some animals. The animal becomes irrational and may aggressively use its teeth, claws, horns, or hooves. The expression is one of anxiety with dilated pupils. Noise invites attack. The rabid animal roams extensively and attacks other animals, including humans and any moving object. Cats usually manifest furious type of rabies.

Cardiology eMedinewS

  • A small observational study has shown that hypoglycemia increases the risk of serious arrhythmias in high–cardiovascular–risk patients with type 2 diabetes, possibly because the condition modifies cardiac autonomic tone and promotes abnormal repolarizations. The study appears in the May 2014 issue of Diabetes.
  • A study of three London hospitals has found that despite European guideline recommendations that cases of patients with severe coronary artery disease (CAD) should be discussed by a "heart team", the step is not being followed and is often ignored. Elective PCI or percutaneous coronary intervention is still performed in a large number of patients with severe CAD without discussion by the heart team or with a cardiac surgeon.

Pediatrics eMedinewS

  • Babies whose skulls are deformed due to lying in the same position for prolonged periods appear to have no apparent benefit from the use of corrective helmets, reports a new randomized study. Researchers noted that about 26% of babies using helmets fully recovered their skull shape compared with about 23% who had not used them.
  • Results from the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) trial have stated that patching or atropine eye drops both have the potential to improve visual acuity in children with amblyopia. The findings are published online May 1 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Dr K K Spiritual Blog

You can reverse heart disease

Every cell in the body eventually dies and is replaced by a new cell. Every day is a new opportunity to build a new body. The entire body totally rebuilds itself in less than two years with 98% in less than one year.

  • Stomach lining rebuilds itself in 5 days.
  • Your skin rebuilds itself in 1 month.
  • Liver rebuilds itself in 6 weeks.
  • Your DNA rebuilds itself every 2 months.
  • Bone rebuilds the whole new skeleton in 3 months
  • Blood rebuilds itself in 4 months
  • Brain rebuilds itself in 1 year

With every breath, we inhale 1022 atoms coming from all cells present in the universe. We share everything with everybody with every breath. Quadruplet atoms in the last three weeks have gone through our breath. Billion atoms out of them may have been those of Christ or Mohammad.

The very fact that our body rebuilds itself, it is possible to change the Dharma of the new cells and even prevent or regress cancers and heart diseases.

Wellness Blog

Prescribing antibiotics

Your doctor is at fault while prescribing antibiotics, when he/she

  • Prescribes antibiotics when no bacterial infection exists.
  • Prescribes the wrong antibiotic or the wrong dose.
  • Prescribes antibiotics for longer than necessary.
  • Prescribes strong antibiotics, when a less strong would be as effective.
  • Prescribes an expensive antibiotic when a cheaper but equally effective antibiotic is available.

You at fault, when

  • You demand antibiotics even when the doctor thinks it is unnecessary
  • You buy an antibiotic without prescription.
  • You buy an antibiotic without a bill
  • You stop antibiotics as your symptoms start improving and you do not take a full course of antibiotics.
  • When you change brands without the doctor’s knowledge.

Inspirational Story

A Field Mouse or an Osprey

Life offers two choices: We can live scurrying for survival or soaring to the unlimited heights. The choices are modeled by these two creatures.

A few months back while sitting in a boat fishing with a couple of friends, I noticed a field mouse on the river bank. He emerged out of his hole, darted in a couple of directions, and then scurried back. I thought of the existence of this little creature. His life is spent running around, frightened and frantic, following his nose. He darts here, scurries there, turns in circles, but never really sees much beyond his nose. He is trying to sniff his way to successful living, which defined, by a mouse’s existence, is finding some daily morsel to consume, to sustain him, so that he can carry on for the rest of his life, frightened and frantic. Sound familiar.

A few minutes later I glanced up and noticed soaring high above was an Osprey. Rather than a picture of a frightened and frantic existence, I saw a wide winged creature using the air currents to maneuver majestically in the unlimited heights. Rather than sniffing out a meager existence, this keen eyed hunter with a panoramic view of the river and lake beneath was simply waiting for the appropriate time to swoop and capture his prey. The amazing creature, rather than return to some tiny hole in the river bank, glides toward a nest fashioned at the top of the tallest of trees.

The strength in his wings, the power in his talons, the amazing capacity of his vision, the effortless capacity to soar, It is the osprey, not the field mouse that models our human potential.

I don’t know about you, but it is easy for me to decide which creature I want to exemplify my life. I want to soar. I want to explore. I want to see the big picture. I want to conquer. I want to climb higher, go farther, dive deeper, and experience more. I want my soul enlarged, my mind expanded, my heart enlivened and my spirit energized. I want the scurrying to stop. I want the frantic darting about following my nose, to end. I want new strength, fresh thinking, clear vision and resolved courage.

I want to be more and more like the osprey and less like the field mouse, for to live like this field mouse is to insult my creator and deny my true destiny.

ePress Release

Eating fast food can cause liver damage

Quoting a Swedish study by Dr. Fredrik H. Nystrom of University Hospital of Linkoping, published in the medical journal Gut, Padma Shri, Dr. B C Roy National Awardee & DST National Science Communication Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Sr National Vice President Indian Medical Association said, "Eating at least two fast foods meals every day and restricting levels of physical activity to no more than 5,000 steps a day can lead to signs of liver damage or weight gain."

In the study, at the end of the 4 weeks, the fast food eaters had put on an average of 6.5 kilograms (14.3 pounds). After just 1 week on the fast food diet, blood tests showed sharp increases in a liver enzyme called SGPT. SGPT levels were more than quadrupled over the 4–week study period.
Increased SGPT levels are used to diagnose liver disease before symptoms develop. In 11 fast food dieters, SGPT rose to levels suggestive of liver damage. The SGPT increases were linked to weight gain and higher sugar and carbohydrate intake.

Sutra: Eating 2 fast food meals a day, walking < 5000 steps a day can cause liver damage or gain weight as per a Swedish study.

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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."

eMedi Quiz

Bedsore is an example of:

1.Tropical ulcer.
2.Trophic ulcer.
3.Venous ulcer.
4.Post thrombotic ulcer.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: An early systolic murmur may be caused by all of the following except:

1. Small ventricular septal defect.
2. Papillary muscle dysfunction.
3. Tricuspid regurgitation.
4. Aortic stenosis.

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: 4. Aortic stenosis.

Correct answers received from: Sachindr Soni, Arvind Gajjar, Dr Poonam Chablani, Dr K V Sarma, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr P C Das, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr Pawan Mehta, Anil Tandon.

Answer for 1st May Mind Teaser: c.90–100%

Correct answers received from: Dr P C Das.

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Make Sure

Situation: A patient with large intestinal diarrhea developed sepsis after he was given antimotility drugs.
Reaction: Oh my God, Why was an antibiotic not given?
Lesson: Make sure that if antimotility drug is given in a large intestinal diarrhea, it is always given with an antibiotic.

eMedinewS Humor


A businessman called and had a question about the documents he needed in order to fly to China. After a lengthy discussion about passports, I reminded him he needed a visa.

"Oh no I don’t, I’ve been to China many times and never had to have one of those."

I double checked and sure enough, his stay required a visa.

When I told him this he said, "Look, I’ve been to China four times and every time they have accepted my American Express!"

Quote of the Day

The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for. Zig Ziglar


Twitter of the Day

Dr KK Aggarwal: Promising Medical Advances Insights into brain injury A study by NIH researchers provided insight into the (cont) http://bit.ly/HTZaj4 #Health
Dr Deepak Chopra: Happiness can be woven into every aspect of life once you make new choices #CosmicConsciousness


Forth Comming Event

A symposium on "Importance of Alternate Medicine and Healings in this Era" & "Build India Awards 2014" 4th May 2014, 6:30PM Onwards Gulmohar Hall India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road New Delhi 7:15PM: Lamp Lighting Ceremony by Chief Guests:

  • Sri Ravindra Bhandari, Convener Bharat Nirman,
  • Homoeopathy King DR. S.P.S. Bakshi,
  • Padma Shri Dr. K.K.Aggarwal
  • Organic Lady Dr. Vandana Shiva (Promoter Navdanya)
  • Reiki Healer Dr. N.K. Sharma
  • Sri A.K.Singh (ZM North Zone LIC)
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