Remove false teeth before general anaesthetic, warn doctors

False teeth need to be taken out before a general anaesthetic, doctors warn in the journal BMJ Case Reports after a 72-year-old’s dentures got stuck in his throat during surgery to remove a harmless lump in his abdominal wall, and weren’t discovered for eight days

Remove false teeth before general anaesthetic, warn doctorsAside from experiencing considerable pain, bleeding, and swallowing difficulties, the oversight led to repeated hospital visits, additional invasive tests, blood transfusions, and eventually more surgery for the man. The doctors describe how six days after abdominal surgery, the man turned up at Accident & Emergency complaining of blood in the mouth and swallowing difficulties and […]

Knee replacement does not help solve sexual problems, reveal researchers

Patients having knee replacement surgery sometimes hope to regain or improve their sexual activity afterwards, but that doesn’t always happen, a new study finds

Knee replacement does not help solve sexual problems, reveal researchersA year after surgery, about 40% of patients said their expectations of sexual activity weren’t met, researchers report in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. “Patients generally have high expectations towards the results of a prosthesis and expect to remain active despite their age, which also includes sexual activity,” said study leader Rita Harmsen of Leiden […]

True love conquers all, to-be-husband starts crowdfunding to save his fiancée

It is said that ‘Love endures all’ and today, we bring to you an example of this. Vijay More was set to get engaged with Ashwini Shelake, but her health began to deteriorate. It was revealed that she is suffering from a lung ailment and is in need of an urgent lung transplant. Now Vijay has made it his mission to do whatever he can to gather funds for the lung transplant surgery of his to-be-wife

True love conquers all, to-be-husband starts crowdfunding to save his fiancéeEngagement and marriage are the two most beautiful words for a couple. As they look forward to live their life with each other. Vijay More, a Panvel resident, and Ashwini Shelake, from Thane, had also dreamt about a happily ever after. Vijay and Ashwini were about to get engaged, but today, Vijay’s life mission is […]

Her mother gave ‘birth’ to her, but her aunt gave her ‘life’

The aunt of an eight-and-a-half-month old girl child, helped give a niece a second chance at life by donating a part of her liver to her. The child was suffering from a rare liver disease known as Biliary Atresia (BA) and weighed just 4.7 kgs at birth. This made her the lightest baby in Western India

Her mother gave ‘birth’ to her, but her aunt gave her ‘life’The liver transplant was necessary and needed to be performed in the nick of time, otherwise, the child could not have survived due to this condition. The parents of the child were candidates for donating their liver, but their liver did not match with the baby. That is when the aunt stepped in to save […]

How soon can a person be allowed to board a flight after a surgery?

Flying after surgery could put the body at risk of a potentially deadly condition

How soon can a person be allowed to board a flight after a surgery?Travelling is part of the life of many people. The rise of social media and YouTube promoted tourism across the world, leading to a significant increase in the number of people flying from one place to another. There are many other reasons for people to visit places. It can be because of business, a family […]

Bahraini girl regains ability to ‘speak and eat’ again after Pune docs perform complex surgery

A six-year-old Bahrain girl was suffering from a rare disease — Macro Glossia. A condition in which genetic mutation results in excessive growth of tissue. Due to which, her tongue grew up in size and shape, and was having difficulty in talking, eating, breathing, or swallowing her saliva. A team of doctors from Pune performed surgery on her, and now, she is leading a regular life

Bahraini girl regains ability to ‘speak and eat’ again after Pune docs perform complex surgeryA six-year-old girl, hailing from Bahrain, was suffering from a rare disease. She was suffering from a rare condition — Macro Glossia. It is a condition, in which genetic mutation results in excessive growth of tissue. Because of which, her tongue grew up in size and shape, and she was having difficulty in talking, eating, […]

Understanding what it means to be on the ventilator

Dr Sanjith Saseedharan, Head, Intensive Care Unit, SL Raheja Hospital, shares his insights about how ventilators in hospitals work, and how they have become an integral part of the treatment process

Understanding what it means to be on the ventilator  When the patient is unable to breathe well, the doctors put the patient on a ventilator, which assists his/her in breathing. At times, the ventilator is used inside an operation theatre to facilitate surgery. The doctor does this process by passing a small tube (Endotracheal Tube), under anaesthesia, through the mouth which connects the […]

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life

For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers from Italy and the United States report. The results of their meta-analysis will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life“If you suffer from migraine headaches and are obese, losing weight will ameliorate the quality of your family and social life as well as your work and school productivity. Your overall quality of life will greatly improve,” said lead study author Claudio Pagano, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of […]

Pune doctor cures patient with rare congenital defect

The surgery lasted for two hours, with minimal blood loss, and the results were miraculous. With no evidence of brain stem or spinal cord injury, the patient could walk without support on the third day. The patient felt immediate relief in her problems

Pune doctor cures patient with rare congenital defectFor a 55-year-old woman, the last ten years of her life have marked a period of struggle and pain. She felt a tingling in her limbs, and weakness in both the hands. She has vertigo and had lost her sense of balance, and she couldn’t even walk in a straight line. Moreover, she had constant […]

Mumbai: 24-year-old man with rare respiratory disorder undergoes 55th surgery

The patient suffered from recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP), since the age of 3 years. He has undergone 54 operations till now, to get rid of the wart-like growths (papillomas) in the respiratory tract. His 55th surgery was done as Kohinoor Hospital with the help of coblation and laser. The patient who found it difficult to breathe and speak, is back on track now. The condition known as RRP is rare, 1 in 5,000 suffer from it

Mumbai: 24-year-old man with rare respiratory disorder undergoes 55th surgeryAmol Bhavari, a 24-year-old Pune resident, who couldn’t breathe or speak properly, suffered from recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP), which is a rare disorder characterised by the development of small, wart-like growths (papillomas) in the respiratory tract. He would undergo surgeries to remove the papillomas after every four months. He was diagnosed with RRP since the […]
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