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Dr KK Aggarwal    08 March 2018

IMA Cycle Rally Updates

  1. Cycle Rally on 11th March, 2018
  2. All IMA branches on a single day, 7.00 am will Cycle for the cause. 
  3. Half a million should be on the road
  4. You may include Cycle, E-Rickshaw and Motor cycle.
  5. All medical establishments should put cycle yatra banner outside their clinic
  6. Medical students wing: Chhatra Shakti (the power of students) all over India organises IMA unity programs. Bihar Chattisgarh Tamil Nady Kerala West Bengal Maharashatra Haryana Madhya Pradesh Karnataka Gujrat Delhi all stated the student’s movements. Rest follows 
  7. IMA massive rally of 200 motorcycles and 100 cars from airport to IMA hall with National President Dr Ravi Wankhedkar in open jeep. More such rallies all over India on 11th March.
  8. IMA Mahapanchayat on 25th at Delhi. Every doctors must be present there. 

Other updates

  1. IMA Federation of Medical Associations of India: 18th March in IMA at 4 pm. All must participate
  2. Taking a simple measurement of bone quality during routine CT scans of the chest or abdomen can identify patients over 65 at high risk for fragility fracture [Feb 5 Journal of Bone and Mineral Research]
  3. Latex condoms: low cost, protection from HIV, sexually transmitted diseases & pregnancy, but can be damaged by oil-based lubricants. Natural membrane condoms: small pores permit the passage of viruses. Synthetic condoms: when allergic  to latex.
  4. Whatever you think throughout your life becomes your thoughts at the time of death. Good souls stay with us after leaving the body.  #ShammiAunty 
  5. Once a patient has begun the transition to the actively dying phase, the goals of care should shift toward maintaining physical comfort, and alleviating emotional, spiritual, and social distress for the patient and family.
  6. Drivers over the age of 75 years also have more traffic violations and nonfatal collisions than younger drivers.
  7. A study at Imperial College London published in  Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine has raised concern about negative impact of #online consultations. It will increase antimicrobial resistance. To play safe more antibiotics are prescribed.
  8. ICMR Prevalence of dengue serotype II has jumped from 26% in 2016 to 73% in 2017 & that of serotype IV jumped from 11.4% in 2016 to 18% last year. II & IV are the deadly viruses. 
  9. Postpartum depression in 1st 12 months after delivery occur in 9% with onset before or during pregnancy in 50%. The primary risk factor is past history of perinatal or nonperinatal depression (prepregnancy, antepartum, or postpartum)
  10. New ACPs guidelines keeping A1C l between 7-8% in diabetes may not be applicable to #Indians.  A1C of 8% translate to 30 point increases in fasting or post-meal sugar levels. Keep A1C <6.5 in young low risk pts & 7.5-8% in elderly or heart patients. Dr Anoop Misra.
  11. Narco-analysis  with IV pentothal: In hypnotic stage one is less inhibited & amenable to divulge inf. In era of evidence-based medicine, it does not have any role in treatment of any psychiatric conditions & most can deceive even in the hypnotic state
  12. Polygraph-lie detector test: Aympathetic hyper-arousal state based on  heartrate, BP, respiratory rate, skin resistance. Anxiety, fear, depression, nicotine, alcohol, emotions all can do that. Relaxation exercises, Yoga, meditation can suppress it.
  13. WHO Last year 4 tobacco companies were forced to publish advs in US newspapers & TV channels admitting they had lied to the public about  dangers of smoking in their marketing campaigns
  14. Individuals with major depressive disorder have low levels of #arginine, which impairs production of nitric oxide & leads to an increase in oxidative stress. [Journal of Affective Disorders]
  15. Septran like drugs which contains trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole are associated with an increased risk of SuddenDeath in patients taking RAS blockers / aldactone and  hyperkalemia.
  16. In a meta-analysis of more than 16,500 medical students, Ariel Frajerman, MD, Centre Hospitalier Sainte Anne, Paris, France, and colleagues found that almost 46% of the students were suffering from burnout, with emotional exhaustion the most common symptom.
  17. In a move aimed at boosting the Make in India initiative, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) proposes to set up a single-window facility for innovators and start-ups seeking consents, approvals and information.
  18. Dr. V. Mohan, chairman and chief of Diabetology at Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, has been named for the Harold Rifkin Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes Award by the American Diabetes Association
  19. ICMR, has embarked on a five-year study to measure the effect of radiation from cellphones and cellphone towers on human health and has asked for healthy volunteers in the age group 18-45 years.
  20. Roads to avoid Kolkata: Roads to avoid: VIP Road near Calcutta airport, Lake Town, Jessore Road, Shyambazar, APC Road, Moulali and CIT Road because of a car and bike rally, organised by the Indian Medical Association, to protest the National Medical Commission bill 2017, from 2pm.
  21. The Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC), Landran, has been awarded a grant of Rs 23 lakh from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for the development of nanotechnology-based lung cancer vaccine.
  22. Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), an antiviral drug commonly prescribed to treat hepatitis B infection, does not significantly reduce mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus when taken during pregnancy and after delivery, according to a phase III clinical trial in Thailand funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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