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Dr K K Aggarwal

Inaugurating a daylong conference, eMedinewS Revisiting 2012, organized by eMedinewS, Heart Care Foundation of India and World Fellowship of Religions, Dr. A.K. Agarwal, President, Delhi Medical Council, said that all doctors should document their medical records, carefully, punctually and timely. He said that doctors are for patient’s safety and medical records are for doctors’ safety. He said as far as possible, doctors and medical establishments should go for electronic records so that chances of mistakes are lower.

The conference was attended by over 1000 doctors from NCR. Briefing about the conference, Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India & Vice President Elect IMA, said that eminent faculty participated in the conference and listed the happenings in the year 2012.

The faculty included: Dr Brig A K Dhar, Dr. AS Bath, Dr Ambrish Mithal,Dr Anil Goel, Dr Ashish Jain, Dr Deepak Khurana, Dr Ganesh Mani, Dr IM Chugh, Dr. JPS Sawhney, Dr Kaberi Banerjee, Dr Kailash Singla, Dr Manju Gupta, Dr NK Bhatia, Dr Neeraj Jain,  Dr Praveen Chandra, Dr PC Joshi, Dr Praveen Bhatia, Dr Rajnish Malhotra,Dr SK Parashar, Dr Sanjay Chaudhary, Dr Sukhendy Roy, (Maj.Gen) Dr. SK Mittal, Dr Vivek Bhatia and Dr Yugal Mishra.

Following were the highlights:

1. It is now possible to give a blood transfusion to a person without getting in any blood transfusion reaction.

2. Nobody should suffer from pain and it is possible to get rid of painkillers in 2-3 months’ time.

3. It is now possible to do an aortic valve replacement without surgery using a catheter.

4. It is now possible to save 40 lives from a brain dead donor.

5. Intestinal transplant is now possible in the country.

6. If you have one ova and one sperm, fertility is now possible.

7. Midline incision in the chest is no more required for bypass surgery and for valvular surgery.

8. It is now possible to combine the bypass surgery with stent angioplasty in one sitting and give better results to the patients.

9. It is now possible to do cataract surgery practically without stitches and with near normal vision without spectacles.

10. It is now possible to do surgery in very high obesity using a robot both in adult and in children successfully.

11. With capsule endoscopy it is now possible to examine small intestine of a patient.

Doctor of the year awards were also distributed and the recipients included:

Dr. Ramesh Kumar Bapna, Dr. Harish Gupta, Dr. Narender Saini, Dr. (Maj. Gen.) AS Bath, Dr. JPS Sawhney, Dr. SM Chugh, Dr. Naveen Tuli, Dr KS Bhagotia, Dr Sukrit Sharma, Dr SK Mittal and Dr AK Bansal

eMedinewS and Heart Care Foundation of India will be organizing a daylong conference on 20th January, 2013 at Maulana Azad Medical College and will be attended by over 1000 doctors. The conference will revisit the happenings of the year 2012.

Addressing a press conference here Padmashri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, Group Editor-in-Chief eMedinewS and President Heart Care Foundation of India and Vice President Elect IMA, Dr Ganesh Mani, Dr Ashish Jain, Dr. Vivek Bhatia, Dr. Praveen Bhatia, Dr Yugal Mishra, Dr. N.K.Bhatia, Dr. Neeraj Jain, Dr Kailash Singla, Dr Kaberi Banergee and Dr. Praveen Chandra, in a joint statement said that a lot has changed in the last one year. Following were a few of the new advancements:

1. The new mantra for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR10) – Over 25000 people in the city ofDelhialone have been trained in CPR10 to revive people out of sudden death. The mantra created by Dr. KK Aggarwal simplifies the course of action to be taken by people – “within 10 minutes of death (earlier the better), at least for the next 10 minutes (longer the better – upto 25 minutes), compress the centre of the chest of the victim effectively and continuously with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minutes”.

2. For patients whose blood pressure is not getting under control, new treatment is denervation of the nerves connected to the kidney.

3. For suspected rheumatic heart diseases, echo screening and not clinical screening is the answer.

4. Bypass surgery is better than drug quoted stents in patients with diabetes.

5. Pre-exposure prophylaxes with tenofvir and emtricitadine is now an established way of preventing HIV in high risk individuals.

6. New guidelines suggest that all patients of HIV+ should be treated regardless of CD4 T cells count.

7. Bacterial nasal sinusitis needs to be treated by anti-biotic and should be differentiated from viral nasal sinusitis.

8. In patients over the age of 70 years being treated with enema for constipation, one should use warm water enema rather than sodium phosphate enema.

9. In women of 65 years of age and older with a normal or slightly low bone mass at baseline measurement and with no risk factors of accelerated bone loss, follow-up bone densitometry should be done between 10-15 years.

10. Patients with high cholesterol on statin no more require monitoring of liver functions. They should be done only at baseline and not thereafter

11. Patients of depression on citalopriam should not be given a dose more than 40 mg and in 60+, it should not be more than 20mg.

12. Bio-absorbable polymers stent are now available inIndia.

13. Without surgery aortic valve replacement via catheter has now started inIndia.

14. Small intestinal transplant has been added to the list of transplant in the country.

15. Recently, a patient fromDelhiwho was brain dead donated his organs to 37 people.

16. A circular from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has clarified that under the PNDT Act, medical practitioners with post graduation in gynecology and obstetrics are qualified to do obstetric ultrasound.

17. Suspect bacterial infection if:

a. Persistent symptoms or signs lasting more than 10 days with no improvement.

b. Onset with fever of more than 102 degree and purulent nasal discharge lasting three consecutive days.

c. Onset with worsening symptoms following a viral URI lasting 5-6 days which was initially improving.

Mr Gursharan Singh former Indian Cricketer was the special guest of the day.

The conference will be followed by ‘Doctor of the year’ awards and cultural evening.