World Anaesthesia Day: What is the role of an anaesthesiologist?

Globally World Anaesthesia Day takes place every year, on 16th October, the day ( Boston1846) a doctor named William Morton first demonstrated the use of a substance called ether to render a human senseless so that a lump could be removed from the man’s neck. Originally it was therefore named ‘Ether Day’

World Anaesthesia Day: What is the role of an anaesthesiologist?Today, the World Anaesthesia Day (October 16) is being observed across the globe by various hospitals and anaesthetists’ societies to commemorate the first successful demonstration of ether anaesthesia in 1846. Anaesthesia is an important part of surgery. It enables patients to undergo an operation safely without experiencing distress and pain. Physician anaesthesiologists evaluate, monitor and […]

GERD-X promises quality life for patients

Dr D Nageshwar Reddy, President, World Endoscopy Organization, who has been performing the GERD-X procedure since a year, discussed about its operation and management. As per Dr Reddy, GERD-X will be compared with Anti-Reflux Mucosectomy (ARMS) to showcase its efficacy

GERD-X promises quality life for patientsGastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common gastrointestinal disorder with a significant proportion of patients becoming dependent on proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. At the 21st Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018, Dr D Nageshwar Reddy, President, World Endoscopy Organization, briefed about the GERD-X. He said, the patient with reflux esophagitis are treated with medications. These medications […]

‘GI Endoscopy has a bright future’

At the 21st Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 with the theme 'The future of GI Endoscopy', Dr D Nageshwar Reddy, President, World Endoscopy Organization, said, "A lot of new devices are being introduced. So, the Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy has a bright future." He also spoke about how things have evolved in the GI management

‘GI Endoscopy has a bright future’Dr D Nageshwar Reddy, President, World Endoscopy Organization, discussed about the future of GI Endoscopy. Dr Reddy Said, “The future is going to be metabolic endoscopy, where we can treat metabolic diseases like diabetes, obesity, Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and so on. So, this can now be treated by endoscopy and it will be a major […]

Overestimating levels of pain post-surgery can make patients more anxious

The study noted that the patients' average expected pain rating immediately following surgery was 4.66, compared to an actual pain rating of 2.56.  Researchers believe the study results will improve the way in which medical providers explain the surgical procedure so as to alleviate unfounded anxiety

Overestimating levels of pain post-surgery can make patients more anxiousPeople experience unnecessary anxiety when thinking about post-operative pain  A recent study presented during the annual conference of the American Society of Anaesthesiologists revealed people were more afraid of surgery and pain than we would expect. Patients usually overestimate the amount of post-operative they would experience, which leads to a significant increase in their anxiety […]

Doctors baffled as 30-year-old gets addicted to an inaccessible drug

Procuring a medicinal or anaesthetic drug for addiction by a commoner is a worrisome thing. Moreover, because easy access to such drugs could have serious consequences, sometimes as severe as death. Currently admitted to a city hospital, the 30-year-old came up with an inaccessible drug's addiction

Doctors baffled as 30-year-old gets addicted to an inaccessible drug  Shiv Kumar (name changed) posed doctors with a very worrying problem. Currently admitted to a city hospital, the 30-year-old came up with an inaccessible drug’s addiction. An addiction to an anaesthetic drug among the fraternity is common, but for someone with no connection with medicine, this addiction was worrisome. Kumar is a businessman in […]

Explained: Is sedation safe for dental treatment of kids?

In recent years, a few reports of sedated children dying at dental offices have come to light, alarming lawmakers, parents and the dental profession. In 2013, University of Washington researchers found 44 cases over three decades in which dental patients died after sedation or general anaesthesia. Most were 2 to 5 years old

Explained: Is sedation safe for dental treatment of kids?In recent years, a few reports of sedated children dying at dental offices have come to light, alarming lawmakers, parents and the dental profession. In 2013, University of Washington researchers found 44 cases over three decades in which dental patients died after sedation or general anaesthesia. Most were 2 to 5 years old In dental […]