Medical management and social support post treatment of MDR-TB is the need of the hour

The Lung India’s January edition this year had published a study done by doctors from The National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, New Delhi which said at the completion of MDR-TB treatment, although patients become negative bacteriologically, significant numbers of patients were left with persistent symptoms, CXR abnormality, lung function impairment, and impaired quality of life

Medical management and social support post treatment of MDR-TB is the need of the hourWith studies showing the need for pulmonary rehabilitation in case of drug resistant tuberculosis patients post treatment, the Maharashtra State Anti TB Association has started a model Pulmonary Rehabilitation Centre at its premises in Sewri. The study, in its conclusion, emphasised on importance of long term follow ups to understand the overall impact of the […]

Cervical cancer: Tata Hospital doctors get two landmark studies published in Medical Journal

Ahead of International Women’s Day, Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) doctors get two landmark studies of cervical cancer treatment published in medical journal that completely rules out surgery in women diagnosed with locally advanced stage of cervical cancer

Cervical cancer: Tata Hospital doctors get two landmark studies published in Medical JournalThe TMH doctors said with India seeing 60 to 70% of cervical cancer patients in locally advance stage, the two studies are path breaking as it shows better cure rate when compared to the traditional cervical cancer treatment methods. The studies, which have now set up a benchmark for cervical cancer treatment in advance stages […]

Kidney transplant or dialysis: Sad dilemma for financially weak

Farmer Sunil Shinde and his family sold their four-acre plot to undergo kidney transplant six months ago. He needs a repeat transplant for not being able to afford expensive post-care

Kidney transplant or dialysis: Sad dilemma for financially weakWhen Anita Shinde sold their four-acre agricultural land for her husband’s kidney transplant, little did she know that this would come to nought. Sunil, a 41-year-old farmer from Varud village in Ahmednagar district, needs yet another kidney transplant as the previous procedure could not meet with success due to medical complications. “He was undergoing dialysis […]

Meet Dr Soumya Swaminathan, WHO became India’s pride

Dr Swaminathan was honoured with the highest post ever held by an Indian in World Health Organization in October

Meet Dr Soumya Swaminathan, WHO became India’s prideWhen Dr Soumya Swaminathan hit the headlines after being chosen as deputy director general of World Health Organization (WHO), it was a matter of pride of not just her, but for every Indian. She is the first Indian to hold a post as prestigious as this in the renowned international organisation. If you thought this […]

Champion finds a friend in John Abraham

After My Medical Mantra reported about the dog who was found in a critical condition with his paws and genitals chopped off in Mira-Bhayander, several people came forward to support him

Champion finds a friend in John AbrahamChampion, the dog who was found in a critical condition with his paws and genitals chopped off in Mira-Bhayander, has found a friend in John Abraham. The Bollywood actor and sports aficionado will also take care of Champion’s treatment. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Abraham said, “I will see to it that Champion gets the […]

Help Champion: NGO seeks funds to treat maimed, castrated street dog

A dog, whose penis, testicles and front paws were chopped off is undergoing treatment at Malad-based NGO, Animals Matter to Me. He has developed septicaemia and the expenses to treat him is likely to be around Rs 75,000 to Rs 1 lakh

Help Champion: NGO seeks funds to treat maimed, castrated street dogIn a case of extreme savagery against animals, a street dog was found in a critical condition at Mira-Bhayander with his penis, testicles and front paws chopped off. The animal was rescued from the street on Saturday by two animal lovers and brought to Malad-based NGO, Animals Matter to Me. “Champion was brought to us […]

SC to hear the plea of 3 women who crossed the 20-week abortion limit

In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This will be the first time that three cases which have crossed the 20-week limit will be heard on the same day. Meanwhile, on October 3, US House passed a legislation criminalising abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy

SC to hear the plea of 3 women who crossed the 20-week abortion limitThree women who have crossed the 20-week abortion limit, are looking forward for October 6, when the Supreme Court will hear the plea to abort their unborn child suffering from life threatening abnormalities This will be the first time that three cases which have crossed the 20-week limit will be heard on the same day. In India, […]

Vizag doctor disfigured in acid attack finds care and hope in Mumbai

Dr Balaji Bhushan Patnaik (35) was flown to Mumbai after acid attack by unknown bikers severely damaged the left side of his face, including his eye

Vizag doctor disfigured in acid attack finds care and hope in MumbaiRenowned plastic surgeons of Mumbai have come together to treat a paediatrician from Visakhapatnam, who has been left disfigured after unknown bikers hurled acid on his face. The attack has left the doctor attached with Seven Hills Hospital in Visakhapatnam with deep acid burns and a severely damaged left eye. Dr Balaji Bhushan Patnaik was […]

Asian Heart Institute performs its first heart transplant

Navratri is a scared and auspicious festival which brings joy and takes away all the sorrows. While Navratri was truly a blessing as Mumbai’s heart transplant program added yet another success story with Asian Heart Institute of Bandra, operating its first heart transplant patient

Asian Heart Institute performs its first heart transplant  No parent should ever have to mourn the death of their child, but in an unfortunate incident in Latur, the parents of the 19-year-old brain-dead boy, mourned his death, but, at the same time, took a big move by deciding to give a new lease of life, by donating his heart. The parent’s decision […]

Serve bond or face the music: Maha govt to doctors

The latest notice issued by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has asked doctors, who have completed their medical degrees from state government or municipal run medical colleges, to submit their bond-free certificate to the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) for renewal of registration, failing which they will lose their rights of practising in the state 

Serve bond or face the music: Maha govt to doctorsIn a strong move to zero in on doctors who have studied in state or civic-run medical colleges but have not completed the mandatory one-year bond and/or cleared the fees, the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has asked doctors to submit their bond-free certificate to the state medical council. The DMER, on September […]
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