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    • IJCP Group started its journey in June 1990 with its flagship medical journal, the Indian Journal of Clinical Practice, with a brilliant editorial team comprising of doctors and research analysts. Very soon, IJCP grew from this one journal to a Group of Publications. Today, IJCP’s network has traversed borders to win appreciation by the doctors from the different parts of the world. With a wide range of publications, Events & PR, audio & visual, and host of other information packed products, IJCP Group is the preferred partner of not only the Medical fraternity but also the Pharmaceutical companies. But the journey of IJCP does not end here…. We believe this is the beginning of our journey….. Contact us Head Office Dr Veena Aggarwal Mr Nilesh Aggarwal IJCP Publications Pvt. Ltd. Group Executive Editor & DirectorE-219, Greater Kailash Part - I Joint Managing Director 09818421222 New Delhi - 110048 09811036687
    • Our Management Dr KK Aggarwal Padma Shri & Dr B C Roy Awardee CMD, Publisher and Group Editor-in-Chief President, Heart Care Foundation of India emedinews@gmail.comDr KK Aggarwal is a Senior Consultant Physician and Cardiologist and Dean of theBoard of Medical Education Moolchand Medcity, New Delhi. He is the Founder,Trustee and President of Heart Care Foundation of India.Dr. KK Aggarwal has received many prestigious awards, including the Padma Shriand Dr. B C Roy National Award from the 12th President of India, Smt. PratibhaDevisingh Patil, for his unique contributions in the health sector. He is also knownas a writer, columnist and expert for newspapers and TV shows. Dr. Mrs. Veena Aggarwal Group Executive Editor & Joint Managing Director Director, Heart Care foundation of India drveenaijcp@gmail.comDr Veena Aggarwal, besides being a Consultant in Holistic and Antenatal Care, is aClinical Obstetrician and Gynecologist by profession.Under her dynamic leadership, foresight and quest for perfection, the IJCPGroup has crossed many a milestone and is today a leading healthcarecommunications group.
    • Journal Indexed with IndMED www.ijcpgroup.com ISSN 0971-0876 Single Copy Rs. 250/- Indian Journal of CLINICAL IJCP PRACTICE Volume 21, Number 7 R ev w Jo ie u al rn 361-420 Pages December 2010 er Pe Esophageal Ulceration Following Typhoid Fever Dr KK Aggarwal Group Editor-in-Chief
    • Indian Journal of Clinical Practice The flagship journal of IJCP Group of From the Desk oF Group eDitor-in-ChieF From the Desk oF Group eDitor-in-ChieF Publications was launched in June 1990ACS Updates Prostate Cancer Screening Guideline as a monthly medical journal to provide an insight into the proper diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions commonly encountered by an Indian physician. IJCP is unquestionably India’s Dr KK Aggarwal Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee leading medical journal. Sr Physician and Cardiologist, Moolchand Medcity President, Heart Care Foundation of India Group Editor-in-Chief, IJCP Group Editor-in-chief, eMedinewS Chairman Ethical Committee, Delhi Medical Council Director, IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08-09) Hony. Finance Secretary, IMA (07-08) Chairman, IMA AMS (06-07) President, Delhi Medical Association (05-06) emedinews@gmail.com Specifications http://twitter.com/DrKKAggarwal Krishan Kumar Aggarwal (Facebook)T he American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its prostate cancer screening guideline. Men should only be screened after they receive information about the uncertainties, risks, and potential benefits associated with prostate cancer screening.  Size: A4 Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing is now recommended with or without the digital rectal exam (DRE). There is little evidence that the DRE adds significant benefit to the PSA test, except, perhaps, when the PSA is in the borderline range.  Pages: 56+4 PSA value of 4.0 ng/ml be used as a reasonable threshold to trigger further evaluation. There is a new recommendation for men with PSA values between 2.5 and 4.0 ng/ml. Twenty-five percent of men with PSA levels between 2.5 and 4.0 ng/ml harbor prostate cancer and physicians should consider an  Printing: 4+1 Color individualized risk assessment for these men.  Paper: 210/90 GSM Indian Art Paper An individual assessment should take into account non-PSA risk factors, such as race, family history, results of previous biopsies and DRE results. ACS also now recommends that the PSA testing interval be reduced to every other year for men whose PSA level is under 2.5 ng/ml. Such a reduction in testing frequency will lead to significantly reduced false positives, unnecessary biopsies and overdiagnosis, with only a negligible increase in missed cancers. Source: CA Cancer J Clin Published online March 3, 2010.  Frequency: Quarterly n n n  Readership: 50,000  Cover Price: ` 300/-Indian Journal of Clinical Practice, Vol. 21, No. 9, February 2011 485 Annual Subscription: ` 3500/-
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    • IJCP’s Medinews Launched in June 1992, Medinews isControlled-Release Tramadol in Chronic Pain India’s first and most comprehensiveC hronic pain is different from acute pain. It can be multifactorial; often it may not be possible to find out if Advantages of CR Tramadol medical newspaper.it is nociceptive, neuropathic, idiopathic or all of the above, • Extended duration of action for reduced dosing Medinews features healthcare news aswhich in turn affects the duration and treatment.1 More frequencythan 40-50% of patients in routine practice settings fail to • More constant plasma concentrations for improvedachieve adequate relief making chronic pain a particular efficacy and tolerabilitychallenging problem to treat. Besides its impact on quality-of-life (QOL), chronic pain incurs great healthcare costs.2Available analgesics include nonopioids such as • Improved compliance and therapeutic outcomes The bioavailability of the CR tramadol formulation is an unbiased and well reasoned analysis and covers medical events, nationallyacetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs), cyclo oxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors, weak comparable with IR (immediate release) formulations,opioids such as codeine and tramadol and conventional with a half-life 3-4 times longer (16 hours vs 4-6 hours)opioids such as oxycodone and morphine.3 NSAIDs and and an extent of absorption similar to IR tramadol given and internationally in a well-illustratedacetaminophen are the cornerstone of treating most pain thrice-daily.11conditions. But, their analgesic efficacy varies widely among Tramadol has been widely studied in the treatment of chronicindividual patients. Gastrointestinal toxicity is present in pain, such as osteoarthritis, low back pain, cancer pain and50% of NSAIDs users and 5.4% develop a more seriousevent requiring hospitalization due to their frequent use.4NSAIDs may have a possible deleterious effect on articular neuropathic pain.6 CR tramadol is shown to be more effective in terms of analgesia compared to standard formulation of tramadol both six and 12 hours after administration. It also format. Medinews has enjoyed the OFFICIAL PRESS status at premiumcartilage metabolism.5 They may affect fluid and electrolyte has fewer adverse effects than the standard formulation.12balance, causing fluid retention, edema and hypertension.6 A double-blind crossover comparative study has reportedMost patients above 65 years have multiple co-morbid disease significant improvement in pain intensity with CR tramadolconditions such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, as compared with IR tramadol and higher patient-ratedAlzheimer’s and renal disease that significantly complicatetreatment of pain.3 treatment effectiveness.13 CR tramadol therefore provides the advantage of around-the-clock analgesic control with reduced dosing frequency which is essential to obtain patient National conferences like APICON, CSI,Tramadol, an Atypical Opioid AnalgesicTramadol is a synthetic, centrally acting analgesic that has compliance in conditions of chronic pain. CR Tramadol in Osteoarthritis AICOG, PEDICON, IMA-CON, IADVL andbeen used to treat pain effectively in a variety of indications.7It belongs to the second step of the WHO analgesic ladder.Tramadol has an atypical pharmacological profile withboth opioid and monoaminergic mechanisms. It exerts its A chronic degenerative disorder of multifactorial etiology, osteoarthritis (OA) is the second most common rheumatological problem and is the most frequent joint NAPCON for the last 5 years.analgesic effects by complementary mechanisms of action: disease with prevalence of 22-39% in India. Pain along withIt binds weakly to µ-receptors and inhibits ascendent pain functional limitation and stiffness are the major symptomstransmission pathways in the spinal cord. At the same time, making OA the most common cause of locomotor disabilityit stimulates descendent inhibitory pathways by increasing in the elderly.4 Effective pain control is one of the goalsrelease and decreasing re-uptake of noradrenaline and Specifications of treatment,5 which depends on the analgesic efficacy ofserotonin.8 The (+) enantiomer is more potent than the treatment and compliance with the dosing regimen.7the (–) enantiomer in inhibiting serotonin reuptake. On theother hand, the (–) enantiomer is more potent in inhibiting CR tramadol is an efficacious and well-tolerated medicationnorepinephrine reuptake and increasing presynaptic release. for the treatment of OA pain.11 The American Pain SocietyThis differential interaction between the two enantiomers is recommends tramadol for the management of OA painsynergistic.6 The dual mechanism of action gives tramadol when NSAIDs alone produce inadequate pain relief.11 The Size: A4 Size recommendations of the American Heart Association include an efficacy that is equivalent to codeine, despite a 10-foldlower affinity to µ-receptors.8 Tramadol does not have tramadol, not NSAIDs or COX-2-specific inhibitors, asthe typical opioid adverse effects at the respiratory and first-line therapy for musculoskeletal symptoms in patientscardiovascular level and on intestinal motility at therapeutic with cardiovascular disease or risk factors.6 Pages: 12+4/20+4doses.9 In addition, it avoids the ulcerogenic, renal/cardiac/hepatic adverse effects of NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors.This feature combined with the lower potential for abuse In a 12-week clinical trial of OA of the knee, CR formulation of tramadol provided patients with increased control over the management of their pain, fewer interruptions in sleep or dependence, gives tramadol a significant advantage over and improved compliance.14 Clinical data on tramadol and Paper: 70/130 GSM Indian Art Papernonopioids and also over conventional opioids, particularly  paracetamol indicate that both the parent drug (tramadol)in the elderly.3 and its active metabolite achieved adequate concentrations inTramadol has a half-life of about 5.5 hours and the usual oral synovial fluid in comparison to paracetamol.15 The results ofdosage regimen is 50-100 mg every 4-6 hours (maximum a long-term open label study demonstrated that CR tramadol  Printing: 4 Colordose: 400 mg/day). To reduce the frequency of administration is effective for the long-term management of OA pain.and to improve patient compliance, a controlled-release Reductions in pain intensity, improvements in sleep(CR) formulation of tramadol has been developed.10 and functionality and most QOL measures reported in   Readership: 1,00,000  Frequency: Monthly  Cover Price ` 100/-Advertisement Tariff Annual subscription ` 1200/-Position Dimension (H X W/Cm.) Amount (`/Advt.)Front Solus 15 x 10 ` 40,000Back Solus 22 x 34 ` 35000Full Page ` 40,000/-RHS Pages Economy 15 x 10 ` 30,000/-LHS Pages Economy 15 x 10 ` 25,000/-
    • Journal Peer Review Journal ISSN 0972-70035 Single Copy Rs. 250/- www.ijcpgroup.com Volume 13, Number 8, December 2010, Pages 197-236 Dr KK Aggarwal Dr Praveen Chandra Group Editor-in-Chief Guest Editor
    • Asian Journal of Clinical Cardiology Asian Journal of Clinical Cardiology (AJCC) From the Desk oF Group eDitor-in-ChieF xxxxxxxxxxx is an ambitious attempt by IJCP GroupNew Test to Predict Cardiac Risk in HealthyPatients to publish a journal of international standards.Highly sensitive assay for cardiac troponin T (cTnT) can predict cardiovascular events in apparently healthypopulations. As part of the Dallas Heart Study, cTnT levels were measured using both standard and highlysensitive assays in more than 3,500 patients ages 30 to 65. The results were published in the Dec. 8 Journal of Dr. Praveen Chandra, Interventional Cardiologist, Medanta Medcity is the Editorthe American Medical Association 2010. The standard assay found detectable cTnT in only 0.7% of the studyparticipants, while the highly sensitive test found it in 25%. Only 7.5% of people in the lowest cTnT grouphad left ventricular hypertrophy compared to 48.1% in the highest cTnT group. Mortality also increased from1.9% in the lowest group to 28.4% in the highest. cTnT was independently associated with all–cause mortality(adjusted hazard ratio, 2.8 in the highest cTnT group). of the journal. Dr Chandra and a network of eminent Indian and internationalAnother study in the same issue tested the highly sensitive cTnT assay’s ability to predict heart failure in more than4,000 community–dwelling elderly patients. The biomarker was detectable in the majority of patients (66.2%)and associated with an increased risk of heart failure and cardiovascular death at higher concentrations (4.8 deathsper 100 in highest group compared to 1.1 in patients with undetectable levels). This study continued cTnTmeasurements over time and found that increases of more than 50% were also associated with cardiovascular cardiologists are toiling tirelessly to makeevents.In both studies, there was significant overlap between cTnT and N–terminal pro–brain–type natriuretic peptide,suggesting that more accurate predictions may be achieved by use of both tests together. AJCC a world class cardiology journal. Specifications  Size: A4  Pages: 36+4Dr KK AggarwalPadma Shri and Dr BC Roy National AwardeeSr Physician and Cardiologist, Moolchand MedcityPresident, Heart Care Foundation of India  Printing: 4+1 colorGroup Editor-in-Chief, IJCP GroupEditor-in-Chief, eMedinewSChairman Ethical Committee, Delhi Medical CouncilDirector, IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08-09)  Paper: 210/90 GSM Indian Art PaperHony. Finance Secretary, IMA (07-08)Chairman, IMA AMS (06-07)President, Delhi Medical Association (05-06)emedinews@gmail.com  Frequency: Monthlyhttp://twitter.com/DrKKAggarwalKrishan Kumar Aggarwal (Facebook)  Readership: 10,000Asian Journal of Clinical Cardiology, Vol. 13, No. 9, January 2011 237  Cover Price ` 300/- Annual Subscription ` 3500/-
    • Journal Editorial Volume : 1 January-March 2011 Indian Journal of Clinical Practice, Vol. 20, No. 6, November 2009 
    • Asian Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology From the desk oF group editor-in-chieF Asian Journal of Obs & Gynae Practice was Paracetamol for Fever in Pregnancy launched in December 1996 as the first of the series of specialized journals under the ‘Asian Series’. The journal covers a Dr KK Aggarwal Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Sr Physician and Cardiologist, Moolchand Medcity whole range of topics in the specialty, President, Heart Care Foundation of India Group Editor-in-Chief, IJCP Group Editor-in-Chief, eMedinewS from antenatal care to general gynecology to operative obstetrics including its Chairman Ethical Committee, Delhi Medical Council Director, IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08-09) Hony. Finance Secretary, IMA (07-08) Chairman, IMA AMS (06-07) President, Delhi Medical Association (05-06) emedinews@gmail.com subspecialities of Urogynecology, Oncology http//twitter.com/DrKKAggarwal Krishan Kumar Aggarwal (Facebook) and Reproductive Endocrinology. E levation of maternal core temperature from a febrile illness or other source (e.g. hot tub) in the first trimester of pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk for neural tube defects or miscarriage. The National Birth Defects Prevention Study, however observed that among women with infection-related fever, use of paracetamol was associated with a statistically significant reduction in neural tube defects, as well as Dr Alka Kriplani, Professor, Dept. of cleft lip/palate and gastroschisis. The data support the safety of paracetamol for relief of fever and pain; however, the reduction in birth defects should be confirmed in other studies before the drug can be recommended to febrile Obstetrics and Gynecology, AIIMS, is the women for this purpose. Evidence Editor of the journal. To investigate whether exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy to single-ingredient acetaminophen increases the risk of major birth defects. Data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, a population- based, case-control study, were used. Women who delivered between January 1, 1997, and December 31, 2004 Specifications and participated in the telephone interview were included. Type and timing of acetaminophen use were assigned based on maternal report. Women reporting first-trimester acetaminophen use in a combination product were excluded, resulting in a total of 11,610 children in the case group and 4,500 children in the control group for analysis. The prevalence of first-trimester single-ingredient-acetaminophen use was common: 46.9% (n = 5,440) among women in the case group and 45.8% (n = 2,059) among women in the control group  Readership: 25,000 (p = 0.21). Overall, acetaminophen was not associated with an increased risk of any birth defect. Among women reporting a first-trimester infection and fever, use of acetaminophen was associated with a statistically significantly decreased odds ratio (OR) for an encephaly or craniorachischisis (adjusted OR 0.35, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.08-0.80), encephalocele (adjusted OR 0.17, 95% CI 0.03-0.87), anotia or microtia (adjusted OR 0.25, 95% CI 0.07-0.86), cleft lip with or without cleft palate (adjusted OR 0.44, 95% CI 0.26-0.75) and gastroschisis (adjusted OR 0.41, 95% CI 0.18-0.94).  Size: A4 Single-ingredient-acetaminophen use during the first trimester does not appear to increase the risk of major birth defects. It may decrease the risk of selected malformations when used for a febrile illness.  Pages: 48+4 Source: Feldkamp ML, Meyer RE, Krikov S, Botto LD. Obstet Gynecol 2010;115(1):109-15.  Printing: 4+2 color n n n Asian Journal of Obs and Gynae Practice, Vol. 1, January-March 2011  Paper: 170/90 GSM Indian Art Paper  Frequency: Quarterly  Cover Price: ` 300/- Annual subscription ` 1200/-
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    • Asian Journal of Diabetology From the Desk oF Group eDitor-in-chieF The Asian Journal of Diabetology is aChanging Practice Guidelines: A1C prestigious quarterly journal. Dr Vijay Vishwanathan, an eminent Diabetologist, Managing Director, MV Hospital for Diabetes and Diabetes Research Center, Chennai is the Editor of the journal. Dr KK Aggarwal Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy Awardee Sr Physician and Cardiologist, Moolchand Medcity The journal focuses on informing Physicians and Diabetologists about President, Heart Care Foundation of India Group Editor-in-Chief, IJCP Group Editor-in-Chief, eMedinewS Member, Delhi Medical Council Director, IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08-09) Hony. Finance Secretary, IMA (07-08) managing various aspects of diabetes Chairman, IMA AMS (06-07) President, Delhi Medical Association (05-06) drkk@ijcp.com to provide better patient care to India’s continually rising population ofT diabetics. he American Diabetes Association (ADA), the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) have joined forces to recommend the use of the hemoglobin A1C assay for the diagnosis of diabetes.A1C values vary less than FPG (fasting plasma glucose) values and the assay for A1C has technical advantagescompared with the glucose assay. A1C gives a picture of the average blood glucose level over the preceding Specifications2-3 months.A1C has numerous advantages over plasma glucose measurement: It is a more stable chemical moiety. The patient does not need to fast. Readership: 5,000 Measuring A1C is more convenient and easier for patients who will no longer be required to undergo a fasting  or oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). It correlated tightly with the risk of developing retinopathy. Size: A4The committee has determined that an A1C value of 6.5% or greater should be used for the diagnosis of diabetes.This cut-point, is where risk of retinopathy really starts to go up. Avoid using estimated average glucose, or EAG, as this is just a way to convert the A1C into glucose levels. Source: American Diabetes Association (ADA) 69th Scientific Sessions. Presented June 5, 2009. Diabetes Care Published online June 5, 2009.  Pages: 36+4  Printing: 4+2 color  Paper: 170/90 GSM Indian Art PaperAsian Journal of Diabetology, Vol. 12, No. 1, January-March 2010   Frequency: Quarterly  Cover Price: ` 300/- Annual Subscription ` 1200/-
    • Journal Volume 6, Number 3 July-September 2010 Sedation Practices for the Patient in the ICU Should C-reactive Protein Concentration at ICU Discharge be Used as a Prognostic Marker? Clostridium Difficile: Moving Beyond Antimicrobial Therapy ICU Intubation Success Hampered by Non-ideal Conditions: Based on Small Cohort Study... Pain Not Minimized after Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Still Asleep at the (Ventilator) Switch? Timing of Tracheotomy Linked to Length of Stay: Study Finds to Effect on Mortality from Early Procedure more...
    • Asian Journal of Critical Care From the desk oF Group editor-in-chieF Today, the demands on the intensivistsNonresolving Pneumonia are tremendous, making it necessary for them to be updated with the latest in the field. In view of this, IJCP has another specialty journal, Asian Journal of Critical Care. It discusses original research, review articles, Dr. KK Aggarwal Dr BC Roy Awardee technology in medicine for physicians Sr Physician and Cardiologist Moolchand Medcity President, Heart Care Foundation of India Group Editor-in-Chief, IJCP Group and allied health professionals involved Member, Delhi Medical Council Director, IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08-09) Hony. Finance Secretary, IMA (0�-08) Chairman, IMA AMS (06-0�) in treating the critically ill with the aim President, Delhi Medical Association (05-06) drkk@ijcp.com to improve patient care.S low or incomplete resolution of pneumonia despite treatment is a common clinical problem, estimated to be responsible for approximately 15% of inpatient pulmonary consultations and 8% of bronchoscopies.1 Normal resolution of pneumonia is not easily defined. Patients typically note subjective improvement within Specifications3-5 days of treatment; more specific clinical criteria for resolution include improvement in fever, cough, crackles,leukocytosis, arterial oxygenation (PaO2) and level of C-reactive protein.2Most studies on the natural history of pneumonia have focused upon the resolution of chest radiographic  Size: A4abnormalities, with ‘slow resolution’ often being defined as the persistence of radiographic abnormalities forgreater than one month in a clinically improved host.The diagnostic evaluation of treatment failure in pneumonia should begin with a careful history, physical  Pages: 36+4examination, and review of the clinical picture.One should first consider whether or not the rate of resolution is within the range of expected norms dependingon the patient’s underlying host factors, comorbidities, severity of illness and suspected pathogens. In stable or  Printing: 4+2 colorslowly improving pneumonia, especially in the presence of comorbidities or host factors which are known to delay Paper: 170/90 GSM Indian Art Paperthe resolution of pneumonia, careful observation with or without therapy is warranted for 4-8 weeks.3When needed, further evaluation should include chest CT to look for sequestered areas of infection or for findings that suggest an alternative diagnosis. When pneumonia fails to resolve or when there is clinical progression, Frequency: Quarterlyfiberoptic bronchoscopy should be considered.   Readership: 20,000Asian Journal of Critical Care Vol. 5, No. 4, October-December 2009   Price: ` 300/- Annual Subscription ` 1200/-
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    • Asian Journal of Paediatric Practice From the desk oF group editor-in-chieF From preventive health care to treatment Smokers in the House, a Risk Factor for of childhood diseases to emergency care Hospitalization of Children with Flu and adolescence – all these subjects and Dr KK Aggarwal many more are covered in the much appreciated and read Asian Journal of Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Sr Physician and Cardiologist, Moolchand Medcity President, Heart Care Foundation of India Group Editor-in-Chief, IJCP Group Paediatric Practice. Editor-in-Chief, eMedinewS Chairman Ethical Committee, Delhi Medical Council Director, IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08-09) Hony. Finance Secretary, IMA (07-08) Chairman, IMA AMS (06-07) President, Delhi Medical Association (05-06) Under the able guidance of Dr Swati emedinews@gmail.com A Bhave, Executive Editor, Association of large retrospective case-control study reported at the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) says that having smokers in the house increases the possibility of a young child with flu needing inpatient care. Data from more than 1,300 laboratory-confirmed cases of children with influenza, collected by 10 sites in the CDC’s Emerging Infections Program in 2005-2008 were analyzed to identify risk factors for hospitalization Adolescent & Child Care in India (AACCI), associated with laboratory-confirmed influenza. Analysis showed that if more than half of household members were smokers it doubled the chances a child would the journal serves as a practical guide for have a serious case of flu. According to Nila Dharan, MD, of the division of infectious diseases at the NYU School of Medicine in New York City, a family member who had been vaccinated against flu was protective, even if the the continuing education of Pediatricians child was not fully protected by immunizations. The study included 290 children ages six to 59 months (median age 20 months) with serious cases of flu; 1,089 age- and zip code-matched children with the flu who did not need inpatient care during the three influenza seasons acted as controls. The salient observations were as below. and Neonatologists. Age of the mother: if ≤26 years, the odds were doubled. The odds ratio (OR) was 2.1, with a 95% confidence interval (CI) from 1.3 to 3.4. The risk was increased if the child’s vaccinations were not up-to-date. The OR was 1.7, with a 95% CI from 1.1 to 2.7. If more than half of household members smoked, the child’s risk of needing inpatient care was doubled. The OR Specifications was 2.3, with a 95% CI from 1.0 to 5.3. The risk was similar to having any pulmonary condition, including asthma. If the child was not fully vaccinated for the flu, having any household member immunized was protective. The OR was 0.5, with a 95% CI from 0.3 to 0.8.  Readership: 20,000 Underlying medical conditions also had an important role; presence of a hematologic or oncologic condition increased the risk by a factor of 12. According to Dr Dharan, other researchers have examined a possible association between exposure to smoking and  Size: A4 a child’s risk of needing inpatient care for flu, but this is the largest study to date. n n n  Pages: 36+4  Printing: 4+2 color Asian Journal of Paediatric Practice, Vol. 14, No. 1  Paper: 170/90 GSM Indian Art Paper  Frequency: Quarterly  Price: ` 300/- Annual Subscription ` 1200/-
    • Journal October-December 2010
    • Asian Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat The management of diseases and the from the Desk of group eDitor-in-chiefNew Daily Persistent Headache latest techniques in the subspecialties of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology need to be discussed and informed at length under a common platform efficiently provided by the Asian Journal of Ear, Dr KK Aggarwal Nose & Throat. Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy Awardee It provides worldclass information to Sr Physician and Cardiologist Moolchand Medcity President, Heart Care Foundation of India Group Editor-in-Chief, IJCP Group Chief Editor, eMedinewS Member, Delhi Medical Council Director, IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08-09) Hony. Finance Secretary, IMA (07-08) Indian ENT practitioners under the guidance of its founder Editor, Dr VP Sood, Chairman, IMA AMS (06-07) President, Delhi Medical Association (05-06) drkk@ijcp.com Secretary-cum-Managing Trustee, Dr SoodN Nasal Research Foundation, Past President ew daily persistent headache (NDPH) is a primary headache disorder in which headache begins one day and does not remit, in an individual without a headache history. The pathophysiology is poorly understood. Onset of NDPH can be triggered by certain events, such as infection.The incidence and prevalence of NDPH are unknown, but is rare. It is more frequent in children than in adults,and affects women more often than men. A characteristic feature is that the headache starts abruptly and is Association of Otorhinolaryngologists.daily and unremitting from, or almost from, the moment of onset, typically in individuals without a priorheadache history. SpecificationsThe diagnosis is clinical and requires ruling out secondary causes. Current diagnostic criteria exclude patientswith predominant migrainous features, many headache experts contend that the diagnosis of NDPH can bemade regardless of the presence of migrainous features. For patients with recent onset of suspected NDPH, oneshould do neuroimaging upon presentation. A lumbar puncture is indicated if clinical features suggest a possiblecentral nervous system infection or idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Readership: 20,000The differential diagnosis includes a number of secondary and primary causes of headache. It is particularlyimportant to consider cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, headache secondary to spontaneous cerebrospinal fluidleaks, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), and giant cell arteritis. NDPH may take either of two subtypes: a self-limited one, or a persistent form which can last years or decadesand is challenging to treat.  Size: A4For patients with primary NDPH, first classify the phenotype of NDPH as most similar to either migraine ortension-type headache, and then treating with appropriate preventive headache therapy accordingly. n n n  Pages: 36+4Asian Journal of Ear, Nose & Throat, April-June 2010   Printing: 4+2 color  Paper: 170/90 GSM Indian Art Paper  Frequency: Quarterly  Price: ` 300/- Annual Subscription ` 1200/-
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Finance Secretary, IMA (07-08) of medications that disrupt normal male sexual Interview Chairman, IMA AMS (06-07) function include most antidepressants (in President, Delhi Medical Association (05-06) Dr DM Mahajan .................3 emedinews@gmail.com particular, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), https//twitter.com/DrKKAggarwal Krishan Kumar Aggarwal (Facebook) spironolactone, sympathetic blockers (such as clonidine, guanethidine, or methyldopa), thiazide Do Beta-Blockers Cause diuretics, ketoconazole, cimetidine, and beta- Sexual Dysfunction? .................3 E rectile dysfunction (ED), one of the most prominent complaints concerning sexual activity among men, is defined as the recurrent or persistent blockers. Several studies have shown that most cases of ED Assessing and Managing recognize a vascular etiology and are associated this Sexual Problems in Men .................4 inability to attain and/or maintain an erection with hypertension and diabetes. Other studies have sufficient for satisfactory sexual activity. It has reported high prevalence of ED in patients with been reported to affect as many as 152 million men coronary artery disease. Therefore, an underlying Clinical Performance of Tentex worldwide. Although ED is usually considered a vascular disease is the cause of ED in several men. Royal in Erectile Dysfunction .................4 benign disorder, it may have a major impact on the Also, men who present with ED may be at a higher quality of life of not only the affected men, but also risk for subsequent development of cardiovascular their sexual partners. Interview events. Patients with ED without an obvious cause Dr Prakash Kothari .................5 Experts believe that psychological factors such as (eg, pelvic trauma), and who have no symptoms stress, anxiety, guilt, depression, low self-esteem, of coronary or other vascular disease, should be In and fear of sexual failure cause 10% to 20% of ED screened for cardiovascular disease prior to initiating Male Sexual Health in cases. Other possible causes include damage to the therapy for their sexual dysfunction, as there are Ayurveda .................6 nerves, arteries, smooth muscles, and fibrous tissues; potential cardiac risks associated with sexual activity diseases (such as diabetes, chronic alcoholism, in patients with heart disease. Time to Laugh .................7 Clues to the Diagnosis of Erectile Dysfunction Clinical clue Suggested diagnosis History Altered or impaired partner sexual function Psychological causes (eg, anxiety, depression, guilt, history of sexual abuse, marital or relationship problems, stress) Decreased volume of ejaculate Chronic prostatitis, normal aging process, obstruction of ejaculatory duct(s), retrograde ejaculation Decreased libido Chronic fatigue syndrome, hypogonadism, hypothyroidism, psychological conditions Impaired quality and timing of orgasm, Alcohol abuse, Cushing syndrome, hyper- or hypothyroidism, including anorgasmia medications (eg, antihistamines, antipsychotics, β-blockers, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, thiazides, tricyclic antidepressants), psychological causes, surgery of the pelvis or prostate Presence of sexually induced genital pain History of sexual abuse, genital piercings, sexually transmitted infections (eg, genital herpes) “The best things in life are free. The rest are married”. Physical examination Assessment of body habitus for central obesity Cushing syndrome, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome Decreased perineal sensation Cauda equina syndrome, spinal stenosis, surgery of the pelvis or prostate, trauma Decreased peripheral pulses Atherosclerotic and peripheral vascular disease Elevated blood pressure Atherosclerotic vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease Enlarged prostate on digital rectal examination Benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer Penile curvature Peyronie disease, ruptured corpora cavernosum, venous leakage Tachycardia Anxiety, hyperthyroidism, stimulant abuse, underlying cardiovascular disease Testicular abnormalities Epididymitis, hypogonadism, testicular cancer, varicocele Thyroid goiter Hyper- or hypothyroidism Source: Heidelbaugh JJ. Am Fam Physician. 2010;81(3):305-312. This issue sponsored by:  Stadmed Stadmed www.stadmed.co.in Series-1 Role of Lysine in Management of Iron Deficiency Anaemia I ron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is the most prevalent nutritional deficiency worldwide and is an important health problem.1 About two billion people are affected It reverses the effect of dietary inhibitors and is one of the most powerful known promoters of nonheme iron absorption.5 Ascorbic acid forms a chelate with the iron in It has been suggested that lysine forms a chelate with iron, forming stable globally.2 Deficiencies of other micronutrients e.g. folic food at the acidic pH of stomach that does not dissociate; complexes, which acid that may also cause anaemia often coexist with iron the chelated iron so formed remains soluble at the alkaline keep iron in a soluble deficiency.3 Pregnant women are at particularly high risk pH of the duodenum thereby facilitating iron absorption. state.12 When dietary iron of IDA; in developing countries, the prevalence ranges Being a reducing agent, ascorbic acid prevents oxidation is ingested with phytic acid, from 35-75%.4 The prevalence of IDA in India is 38-72%; and thus maintains iron in the highly soluble ferrous form. bran etc. the formation of an women and children are the major groups affected.5 insoluble precipitate may Experimental studies of preschoolers with anaemia who IDA has considerable health and economic consequences leave iron unavailable for consumed a purely vegetarian diet showed that crystalline and decreases productivity due to reduced work capacity absorption which is simply ascorbic acid (100 g) taken with meals for two months in adults; it affects motor and mental development in eliminated in feces significantly improved hemoglobin (Hb) level that was children and adolescents including poor pregnancy as phytate, oxalate, higher than the increase observed with iron supplements in outcomes such as low birth weight and premature phosphate etc.13 the same study (1.9 g/dl vs l.l g/dl).9 In another study, delivery.1,6,7 When iron demands by the body are not met supplementation of 50 mg vitamin C along with iron/folate Iron intake in the form by iron absorption from the diet, iron deficiency results.1 increased iron absorption to 7.7% than iron/folate of an amino acid chelate In developing countries, the high anaemia incidence is supplementation alone where iron absorption was 1.6% is advantageous. Firstly, attributed to inadequate iron intake. Chronic intestinal only.10 Mehnaz et al showed that vitamin C supplemen- iron absorption as an amino blood losses due to parasitic and malarial infections or tation together with iron/folate increased iron absorption acid chelate is greater than physiologic losses in a woman of reproductive age or and significantly improved hemoglobin status of women iron absorption from salts, hampered absorption further add to the iron deficiency. In with anaemia. The intervention group was divided into as there are less chemical developed countries, IDA is more commonly due to two: subgroup I received iron (200 mg) and folic acid reactions that may interfere with iron absorption; there is insufficient iron intake.2 (0.5 mg) daily; subgroup II was supplemented with iron less formation of insoluble complexes as iron is protected (200 mg), folic acid (0.5 mg) and vitamin C (100 mg) daily. by the amino acid ligand of the chelate and is made Iron absorption electrically neutral by the charge balancing effects of the There are two forms of dietary iron: heme iron, found in The iron/folate supplementation given daily in subgroup I chelating ligands. So, more iron is available for absorption. meat; and nonheme iron, found in plant and dairy foods. significantly changed mean hemoglobin level both at Secondly, absorption of iron amino acid chelate into Nonheme iron makes up the bulk of consumed iron.1 30 days and 100 days, the improvement being 0.94 g/dl mucosal tissues is greater, whereas iron from the salt Bioavailability of nonheme iron requires acid digestion and 2.72 g/dl respectively. In subgroup II, vitamin C along source may or may not be. The greater amount of absorbed that depends on the dietary concentration of enhancers with iron/folate supplementation also led to marked iron is especially important in conditions of iron deficiency such as ascorbate, meat and inhibitors such as calcium, improvement in Hb at 30 days (1.6 g/dl) and 100 days or anaemia. In these cases, more iron is made available for fiber, tea, coffee, wine.1 IDA is prevalent worldwide due to (4.36 g/dl). The control group received no supplementation repletion of iron need.13 the inefficient absorption of nonheme iron that forms the and showed nonsignificant increase in Hb; 0.23 g/dl at bulk of the iron in diet.5 30 days and 0.10 g/dl at 100 days (Table 1). After interventions, at 100 days, the proportion of moderate Management of iron deficiency anaemia The advantage of iron amino acid chelate over other (Hb% 7-10 g%) and severe anaemia (Hb%<7 g%) sources of supplemental iron is that its greater Ferrous ascorbate decreased from 72% to 36% and 13% to 10.28%, bioavailability into the mucosal tissue cells results in Supplementation with oral iron is generally the first-line respectively. Major impact of intervention was noted in more iron being quickly and safely delivered to target therapy for patients with IDA. Iron is absorbed in ferrous moderate cases where 52% showed improvement. Forty tissues of the body in times of need. This potentially state and is then reduced by ascorbate in the GI tract. three patients i.e. 24.57% attained normal range of Hb allows for smaller doses of supplemental iron being Ferrous salts are absorbed about three times as well as after the interventions.5 required to achieve physiological results, which can also ferric salts. Gastric acid increases iron absorption by aiding result in fewer gastric complaints and reduce risks of formation of ferrous chelates, both soluble and absorbable.8 Role of lysine in absorption of iron iron toxicity and iron overload. Ferrous ascorbate is a synthetic molecule of ascorbic acid and iron and is indicated in the treatment of IDA. Lysine is an essential amino acid, which has a role in the absorption of iron. Legumes (peanuts, beans, lentils, peas) References Though iron and folic acid supplementation form the are rich sources of lysine. The iron amino acid chelate is 1. Killip S. Am Fam Physician 2007;75:671-8. basis of prevention and treatment of anaemia, addition of an excellent iron source. 2. Carley A. Pediatr Nurs 2003;29(2):127-33. vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, offers extra 3. Makola D, et al. J Nutr 2003;133:1339-46. advantages. Dietary intake of vitamin C along with iron Lysine increases utilization of nonheme iron, though 4. Zavaleta N, et al. Am J Clin Nutr 2000;71(4):956-61. rich sources enhances iron absorption significantly.5,9-11 the mechanism by which it does so is poorly understood. 5. Mehnaz S, et al. Indian J Comm Med 2006;31(3):201-3. Table 1. Increase in the mean hemoglobin at 30 and 100 days 6. Zimmermann MB, et al. Lancet 2007;370(9586):511-20. 7. Jackson K. US Pharm 2005;12:60-70. Day 0 Day 30 Mean Hb increase Day 100 Mean Hb increase Mean Hb (%) Mean Hb (%) after 30 days Mean Hb (%) after 100 days 8. Lynch SR. ASDC J Dent Child 1981;48(1):61-3. 9. Sharma A. Indian Pediatrics 2000;37:261-7. Controls 8.33 8.40 0.23 8.43 0.10 10. Gillespie S. Regional Office for South Asia Nov. 1997:92-3. Cases Subgroup I 8.30 9.24 0.94 11.02 2.72 11. Davidsson L. Iron Research Abstracts, 113_1998;67:8737. 12. Martinez- Torres C, et al. Am J Clin Nutr 1981;34:322-7. Cases Subgroup II 8.70 10.30 1.6 13.06 4.36 13. Ashmead HD. Arch Latinoam Nutr 2001;51(1 Suppl 1):13-21. IROSOL suspension At every step of life 
    • Newsletters 2 Newsletters are a publications of regularlyHerbs frequency. They provide Clinical Updates,Tinospora cordifolia References News and Views from across the globe. efficacy of T cordifolia extract was evaluated in patients with allergic 1. Badar VA, et al. J Ethnopharmacol. 2005;English name: Tinospora gulancha/ rhinitis. Results of the study showed 96(3):445-449. Indian tinospora that T cordifolia treatment brought 2. Rege NN, et al. Phytother Res. 1999;13(4):Sanskrit name: Guduchi about significant reduction in the 275-291. symptoms (such as sneezing and nasal 3. Leyon PV, Kuttan G. J Ethnopharmacol.Habit and Habitat discharge, obstruction, and pruritus) of allergic rhinitis.1 2004;90(2-3):233-237. 4. Singh N, et al. ImmunopharmacolTinospora cordifolia, an extensively Immunotoxicol. 2004;26(1):145-162. T cordifolia is known to possessspreading glabrous, perennial deciduous 5. Stanely P, et al. J Ethnopharmacol. 2000; adaptogenic,2 antineoplastic,3twiner with succulent stems, is 70(1):9-15. immunomodulatory,4 antidiabetic,5 6. Mathew S, Kuttan G. J Exp Clin Cancermainly found in the tropical regions antioxidant,6 hypolipidemic,7 anti- Res. 1997;16(4):407-411.of Indian subcontinent and China. inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic, 7. Stanely Mainzen Prince P, et al.T cordifolia often grows to a great height gastrointestinal protective,8 antimalarial,9 J Ethnopharmacol. 1999;64(1):53-57.and climbs up the trunks of large neem and hepatoprotective10 properties. 8. Panchabhai TS, et al. Phytother Res.trees. Its branches bear long thread- Medicinal Use Many studies have attributed these 2008;22(4):425-441.like aerial roots, smooth heart-shaped properties of T cordifolia to the 9. Singh RK. J Vector Borne Dis. 2005;42(1): In Ayurveda, T cordifolia, a potentleaves, unisexual greenish flowers presence of berberine or the bitter 36-38. rasayana and rejuvenating agent,(summer), and red berries (winter). substances. 10. Tasaduq SA, et al. Hum Exp Toxicol. is used for the treatment of several 2003; 22(12):639-645. ailments such as general weakness,Principal Constituents fever, dyspepsia, dysentery, gonorrhea, Product RangeThe principal components of T cordifolia secondary syphilis, urinary diseases, Abana, Bonnisan, Diabecon, Diakof,include tinosporin, tinosporide, cordifol, impotency, gout, viral hepatitis, skin Diarex, Evecare, Geriforte, Koflet,heptacosanol, clerodane furano diterpene, diseases, and anemia. Mentat, Mentat syrup, Purim, Rumalaya,diterpenoid furanolactone tinosporidine, In a randomized, double-blind, Rumalaya forte, Septilin, Septilincolumbin, and b-sitosterol. placebo-controlled study, the syrup, Guduchi, and Chyavanaprasha.Boerhaavia diffusa observed that the antiproliferative and antiestrogenic properties of antihepatotoxic, antiasthmatic, antiurethritis activities.1 andEnglish name: Spreading hogweed/ B diffusa are effective in the treatment Boerhavia of estrogen-dependent breast cancers.3 Product RangeSanskrit name: Punarnava Abana, Bonnisan, Diabecon, Evecare, A study conducted in Balb/c mice showed that punarnavine, the active Geriforte, V-Gel, Lukol, Punarnava,Habit and Habitat alkaloid present in B diffusa, has and Chyavanprasha.The genus Boerhaavia is found in the immunomodulatory activities thattropical, subtropical, and temperate increase the total white blood cell Referencesregions of Australia, China, Egypt, count, bone marrow cellularity, 1. Awasthi LP, Verma HN. Available at: http:// www.agri-history.org/pdf/Boerhaavia.pdfIndia, Middle East countries, Pakistan, number of α-esterase positive cells, and 2. Kaur M, Goel RK. Evid Based ComplementSudan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and circulating antibody titer and number Alternat Med. 2009.the United States. Boerhaavia diffusa, a of plaque-forming cells (PFC) in the 3. Sreeja S, Sreeja S. J Ethnopharmacol.perennial creeping weed native to India, spleen. The study also showed that 2009;126(2):221-225.is mainly found in the warm regions Medicinal Use punarnavine increased the proliferation 4. Manu KA, Kuttan G. Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol. 2009;31(3):377-387.up to an altitude of 2000 meters in the of splenocytes, thymocytes, and In Ayurveda, B diffusa has been used 5. Manu KA, Kuttan G. J Exp Ther Oncol.Himalayan range. It can grow 1 meter bone marrow cells and reduced the as a diuretic, diaphoretic, laxative, 2008;7(1):17-29.or more in length. Its roots are stout and expectorant, and a potent antidote lipopolysaccharide-induced elevated 6. Manu KA, et al. Integr Cancer Ther.fusiform with a woody root stock.1 levels of proinflammatory cytokines Specifications to snake and rat bites. It is also used 2007;6(4):381-388. for the treatment of hepatitis, jaundice, such as TNF-α, IL-1b, and IL-6.4 7. Borrelli F, et al. Planta Med.Principal Constituents nephrotic syndrome, urinary disorders, B diffusa stimulates the cell- 2005;71(10):928-932. and stomach ache.1 mediated immune response5 andThe major chemical compoundsisolated from B diffusa include alkaloids In a study, the methanolic extract of has radioprotective effect against(punarnavine), amino acids, flavonoids, B diffusa roots has been found to possess γ-radiation-induced damage.6 Theglycoproteins, lignans (liriodendron), anticonvulsant activity, probably due active compounds of B diffusarotenoids (boeravinones A-F), to its calcium channel antagonistic exhibit spasmolytic,7 anti-inflammatory,punarnavoside, and ursolic acid.1 action.2 In another study, it is antifibrinolytic, antibacterial, antistress,  Size: A 3 (8 x 11 inches)Immunosuppressive Properties of Flavonoids Isolated from Boerhaavia diffusa LinnS  Pages: 8 everal plant extracts have been proliferation; mixed lymphocyte culture; of PBMCs, two-way mixed lymphocyte and mRNA transcript levels and evaluated for their immunomodu- lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated reactions (MLRs), NK cell cytotoxicity, LPS-stimulated TNF-α productionlatory properties. The ethanolic extract nitric oxide production by RAW 264.7; and LPS-induced NO production by in human PBMCs. It also blockedof Boerhaavia diffusa root has significant and PHA- and LPS-induced interleukin RAW 264.7; however, the hexane the DNA-binding activation ofimmunomodulatory effects. Hexane, (IL)-2 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha extract showed no activity. Purified nuclear factor-κB and AP-1, two  Paper: 130 GSM Indian Art Paperchloroform, and ethanol extracts of (TNF-α) production. Their effects were Bd-I from the ethanolic extract inhibited major transcription factors centrallyB diffusa, and two pure compounds also evaluated in neutrophil superoxide PHA-stimulated proliferation of PBMCs, involved in the expression of IL-2(eupalitin-3-O-b-D-galactopyranoside production, natural killer (NK) cell two-way MLR, NK cell cytotoxicity, and and IL-2R gene, which are necessary[Bd-I] and eupalitin [Bd-II]), were cytotoxicity, and nuclear translocation LPS-induced NO production by RAW for T cell activation and proliferation.evaluated in vitro for their effect on of nuclear factor-kB and AP-1 in 264.7 equally or more effectively than Results of the study showed the selective Printing: 4 ColorT cell mitogen (phytohemagglutinin; PHA-stimulated human PBMCs. the parent ethanolic extract at equivalent immunosuppressive activity of B diffusaPHA)-stimulated human peripheralblood mononuclear cell (PBMC) Chloroform and ethanol extracts inhibited PHA-stimulated proliferation dosage. 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IMA AKN Sinha Institute, Chairman Dr KK Aggarwal IMA Academy Heart Medical Specialities & Hony Finance Secretary National IMA; Editor in Chief President, of Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant and Dean Medical Education, Moolchand Medcity; Member, Delhi Medical Council; Past President, Delhi Medical Association; IJCP Group of Publications & Hony Visiting Sinha Institute, Chairman Past President, IMA New Delhi Branch; Past Hony Director. IMA AKN Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR IMA Academy of Medical Specialities & Hony Finance Secretary National IMA; Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications & Hony Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR 8thJanuary 2011, Saturday Saturday 8th January 2011, Scientists have identifiedfor 90% of Risks for 90% Top 10 Stroke Risks the top 10 for risks Risks of of randomized controlled of Clinical randomized controlled dietary trial reported in the American Journal Top 10 Stroke Risks ResponsibleResponsiblestroke90% ofresponsibleStrokeStroke Nutrition. dietary trial reported in the American Journal the forthcoming edition of risks responsible HCC Treated of Clinical Nutrition. of risks of stroke. In INTERSTROKE study, published online first Scientists have identified and in atop 10 strokethe Lancet, Canadian authors fromfor 90% with Resection has Lower Recurrence Rate vs Radiofrequency Ablation of risks of stroke. In INTERSTROKE instudy, published online first Hung HCC Treated the JanuaryResection has Lower Recurrence Rate vs McMaster University used data from 6,000 people (3,000 cases of Hung-Hsu and colleagues report in issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology even with stroke and 3,000 controls) 22 countries around the world. They though percutaneous and in a forthcoming edition patients who’dLancet, Canadian authorsradiofrequency ablation and surgical resection for small hepatocellular looked at of the had a first acute stroke and compared them from with people who’d not had a stroke. Radiofrequency Ablation carcinomas have comparable survival rates, patients who underwent McMaster University used data from High blood pressure, smoking, waist-to-cases of procedure have a higher rate of cancer recurrence than 6,000 people (3,000 the ablation The authors found the following 10 risk factors to be significantly stroke and 3,000 controls) ratiomellitus (typeobesity), diet,intake, stress andthe world.observations stressHung-Hsu close surveillance after local associated with stroke: those who had surgical resection. TheHung stated that these authors and colleagues report in the January issue of hip in (abdominal 22 countries around depression and They physical activity, blood lipids, upon the need for looked at patients who’d heart for all stroke. together, thesestroke and comparedablation therapy.” Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology even though percutaneous diabetes 2), alcohol had a first acute risk factors accounted for 90% of Insecticidal Nets don’t Reduce Leishmania Risks disorders. Put them with people who’d not had arisk factors were all significant for ischaemic stroke - caused by Results of a paired cluster-randomized trial note that using durable surgical resection for small hepatocellular radiofrequency ablation and risks These stroke. a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain. High blood pressure, carcinomas have comparable survival rates, patients who underwent insecticidal nets do not significantly improve on existing measures to The authors found the followingintracerebral diet and alcohol intakebleeding significantly villages in threeinfection onandprocedure with a a higher rate of cancer recurrence than 10 risk factors to were significant control Leishmaniathe ablation theone Indian district have smoking, waist-to-hip ratio, risk factors for haemorrhagic stroke - be into the trial included donovani Nepalese Indian subcontinent. The associated with stroke: brainan important ratio for bad to good blood lipids for haemorrhagic high reporteddurablethose who hadIntervention clusters resection. The authors stated that these High The risk of ischemic stroke but smoking, waist-to- incidence of visceral leishmaniasis. treatment; control was tissue. blood pressure, not (apolipoproteins) were given insecticidal nets, deltamethrin surgical hip ratio (abdominal obesity), diet, physical activity, blood clusters continued observationsuntreated nets.upon the need for close surveillance after local stroke. Targeted population-based interventions that reduce blood lipids, with existing conventional strategies of irregular insecticide residual spraying and use of stress The results pressure and smoking, and promote physical (WebMD) diabetes mellitus (type 2), KK Aggarwal intake, stress and depressionIndianno significant reductionreceivingrate of L. donovani infection Dr alcohol showedand Nepalese villages in the long-lasting insecticidal nets in and ablation therapy.” heart disorders. Put together,inthese risk factors accounted for 90% of measures. There is also no effect on the rate of Editor Chief ———————————————————————————— vs usual control clinical leishmaniasis. The study is published online 29 December risks for all stroke. International News 2010 in BMJ. Insecticidal Nets don’t Reduce Leishmania Risks These risk factors were all significant foronischaemicCare in basic caused is IUI? What is the Averageof a Rate of IUI? How many The 2010 AHA Guidelines Cardiac Arrest Change from “A-B-C” to “C-A-B.” A major change stroke - life Infertility UpdateResults Success paired cluster-randomized trial note that using durable What by a blood clot blocking a blood vesselaway from(taught with the approach of“A-B-C”) Cyclesaof IUI can insecticidalprocedure, washednot significantly improve on existing measures to support is a step in the the traditional mnemonic airway- IUI is simple OPD procedure. In this nets do capacitated breathing-chest compressions brain. High blood pressure, be Tried? smoking, waist-to-hip ratio, diet for this change. compressions (“C-A-B”). Theresignificantput in the uterus. The ovary is stimulated by giving hormone infection on the Indian subcontinent. The and alcohol intake were are sperms are to first establishing good chest several reasons control Leishmania donovani injections to produce multiple follicles and the procedure is carried out risk factors for intracerebral haemorrhagic stroke - tachycardia (VT), into the are trialto included have had a goodin three Nepalese and one Indian district with a • Most survivors of adult cardiac arrest have an bleeding ventricular fibrillation (VF) or pulseless ventricular initial rhythm of when the eggs about be released. We villages success rate with this method and recommend it as the first line of treatment brain tissue. The ratio ofand these patients are best blood lipidschest compressions in patients who have patent tubes and a reasonably good semen count. visceral leishmaniasis. Intervention clusters bad to good treated initially with (apolipoproteins) high reported incidence of and early defibrillation rather than airway management. Success rate varies according to the indication but around 15-18% can was an important risk for Airway management, whether mouth-to-mouth breathing, bagging, be considered good. Most couples conceivedurable insecticidal nets, deltamethrin treatment; control • ischemic stroke but not for haemorrhagic were given within first three cycles of stroke. Targeted population-based Airway management aisdelaylonger recommended toblood then probably turncontinued with existing conventional strategies of irregular six IUI cycles clusters to IVF-ET. IUI, in subsequent cycles the positive outcome is less. One can try up chest compressions. interventions that reduce or endotracheal intubation, often results in of initiation of good no pressure and smoking, and seconds. The 30 compressions are (WebMD) to precede 18 promote physical now recommended until after the first cycle of chest compressions –– 30 compressions in insecticide residualKaberi Banerjee and use of untreated nets. The results −Dr. spraying the 2 ventilations, which previous guidelines had recommended at the Women’s Health: Preventing Top 10significant reduction in the rate of L. donovani infection showed no Threats (Mayo Clinic) Dr KK Aggarwal start of resuscitation. Injuries • Only a minority of cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR. The leading cause infatal accidents and women is motor vehicle of Indian among Nepalese villages receiving long-lasting insecticidal nets Editor in Chief It is believed that a significant obstacle to bystanders performing CPR vs usual control measures. There is also no effect on the rate of crashes. To reduce your risk of a deadly crash: is their fear of doing mouth-to-mouth breathing. By changing the ————————————————————————————your seatclinical leishmaniasis. The study is published online 29 December initial focus of resuscitation to chest compressions rather than airway maneuvers, it is thought that more patients will receive important • Wear belt. • Follow the speed limit. • Don’t drive under the influence of alcohol or any other International News bystander intervention, even if it is limited to chest compressions. −Dr GM Singh substances. 2010 in BMJ. • Don’t drive while sleepy The 2010 AHA Guidelines onmay notgivenBest Arrestfor Trauma Victims site Falls and poisoning also pose major women’s vision checked, using Intravenous Cardiac a trauma victim at an accident IV Fluids fluids be to Treatment Care Infertility Update threats. Take common-sense precautions, such as having your health may not be the best treatment and in many cases may actually be Change from “A-B-C” to “C-A-B.” A the risk that a patient will die, according nonslip mats in thehome. placing carbon monoxide detectors near the Average Success Rate of IUI? How many counterproductive, increasing major change in basic life your What is IUI? What is the bedrooms in tub and support is a step away tofrompublished online in the Annals ofMonica and Brahm Vasudev airway- Cycles of IUI can be Tried? a study the traditional approach of Lab Update −Dr Surgery journal. breathing-chest compressions (taughtof withPortions of Whole-grain Foods Allergies are hypersensitivities, a simplepeople. procedure. In this procedure, washed capacitated Daily Consumption Three the mnemonic “A-B-C”)that do IUI isreactions in mostof the immune system to substances not cause overreactions OPD TESTS to first establishing good chest Lowerof 3 portions of whole-grain foods is linkedThereblood specific IgE testing: Immunoassay and allergen-specific IgE The ovary is stimulated by giving hormone may Carry compressions (“C-A-B”). Daily consumption Cardiovascular Risk to are are thatspermsscreen for type in the uterus. Allergen tests are used to are put I LINE BLOT several reasons for this change.lowering blood pressure, according middle-aged people antibodies. lower cardiovascular disease risk in healthy, mainly by to the results of a injections Arpanproduce Navin Dang follicles and the procedure is carried out −Dr to Gandhi and Dr multiple • Most survivors of adult cardiac arrest have an initial rhythm of when the eggs are about to be released. We have had a good success ventricular fibrillation (VF) or pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT), rate with this method and recommend it as the first line of treatment and these patients are best treated initially with chest compressions in patients who have patent tubes and a reasonably good semen count. and early defibrillation rather than airway management. Success rate varies according to the indication but around 15-18% can • Airway management, whether mouth-to-mouth breathing, bagging, be considered good. Most couples conceive within first three cycles of or endotracheal intubation, often results in a delay of initiation of good IUI, in subsequent cycles the positive outcome is less. One can try up chest compressions. Airway management is no longer recommended to six IUI cycles then probably turn to IVF-ET. until after the first cycle of chest compressions –– 30 compressions in −Dr. Kaberi Banerjee 18 seconds. 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