Without heart disease, daily aspirin use may be too risky: Cautions study

For people without heart disease, taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes may increase the risk of severe brain bleeding to the point where it outweighs any potential benefit, a research review suggests

Without heart disease, daily aspirin use may be too risky: Cautions studyFor the current study, researchers examined data from 13 clinical trials testing the effects of aspirin against a placebo or no treatment in more than 134,000 adults. The risk of intracranial haemorrhage, or brain bleeds, was rare: taking aspirin was associated with two additional cases of this type of internal bleeding for every 1,000 people, […]

Mumbai witnesses its 4th organ donation, so far this month

The family of a 62-year-old woman consented to donate her organs after she was declared brain-dead. The family was aware about the act of organ donation. This noble gesture helped save one life

Mumbai witnesses its 4th organ donation, so far this monthThe patient was admitted to Jupiter Hospital for treatment for an intracranial brain haemorrhage. She was admitted to the hospital on Monday, January 14 and declared brain-dead by the doctors on Thursday, January 17. The family did not need to be counselled about organ donation as they knew its importance. Her husband, son, sister and […]

Pune doctors save life of a man who suffered from a rare type of brain haemorrhage

The doctors at Maharashtra’s first Joint Commission International (JCI), USA and NABH Accredited Hospital, The Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, successfully treat a rare neurological case and saved the life of a 35-year-old man

Pune doctors save life of a man who suffered from a rare type of brain haemorrhageThe 35-year-old Manav (name changed), got a severe headache when he took his goats for the pasture. Due to which, he started feeling dizzy, and fell down banged his head on a rock, injuring his head. A passer-by rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he was primarily treated. However, due to the lack of […]

Study reveals: Daily aspirin could harm healthy seniors

No detectable benefit was seen from regular use of low-dose aspirin for people 70 and older who don’t have heart disease, researchers say

Study reveals: Daily aspirin could harm healthy seniorsTaking aspirin can help protect older adults who have suffered heart attacks, strokes and related complications in the past. But a large, international study has found the drug was unlikely to extend the lives of healthy people over the age of 70. The findings of the research were published in three papers in the New […]

Mumbai witnesses organ donation of an 82-year-old brain-dead woman 

The family of an elderly woman consented to donate her liver after she was declared brain-dead, this act of generosity helped give a new lease of life to two patients who were waiting for an organ transplant. This marked Mumbai 39th organ donation, so far this year

Mumbai witnesses organ donation of an 82-year-old brain-dead woman The organ donation took place on Saturday, September 15 at Jupiter Hospital. The patient was an 82-year-old woman who suffered a brain haemorrhage and was soon after declared brain-dead. The aggrieved relatives of the patient were counselled by the doctors and they consented to donate her organs. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Anirudh Kulkarni, […]

Two cadaver donations take place in Mumbai, saving 6 lives

In both the individual cases, the families of the deceased were aware about the cause of organ donation. As awareness on organ donation is increasing more people are volunteering to donate organs, but a lot more still needs to be done. For this reasons, My Medical Mantra is observing the month of August as organ donation awareness month  

Two cadaver donations take place in Mumbai, saving 6 livesA 33-year-old male had suffered a brain stroke at home and was admitted to Apollo Hospital, Vashi. On August 06, the doctors declared him brain-dead. The doctors spoke to the family and immediately the family consented for his organ donation as the family was aware of what organ donation meant. While speaking to My Medical […]

Adding anti-clot drug to aspirin may help reduce stroke risk, reveals study

A new study of almost 5,000 adults in 10 countries, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, provided strong evidence that people who had a TIA, transient ischemic attack, or minor stroke could reduce their risk of heart attack, major stroke or death within three months by 25 per cent - by adding the clopidogrel to aspirin

Adding anti-clot drug to aspirin may help reduce stroke risk, reveals studyWith a minor stroke that has mild, non-debilitating symptoms or a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) with a temporary blockage of a brain blood vessel, a patient has up to a 15 per cent chance of enduring a more severe stroke within the next three months. A stroke can be a life-changing event that can have […]

Mumbai: 52-year-old gives a new lease of life to four

Organ donation is the need of the hour. Owing to this, the organs of a 52-year-old brain-dead man were donated to four. On Thursday afternoon, the organ donation procedure was completed at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai where his liver, kidneys and heart were donated

Mumbai: 52-year-old gives a new lease of life to fourKrushnakant Pande (name changed), a Andheri resident, was suffering from headache. On January 7, he was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. But on January 17, the doctors declared him brain-dead, due to brain haemorrhage. After which, the doctors took the family’s consent for organ donation. Being aware about the cause of organ donation, Pande’s […]

Doctor dies in front of patient after working for 18 hours straight

Respiratory illness specialist Zhao Bianxiang, 43, was found without a pulse after collapsing while visiting a patient. She had started her shift the night before at 6pm and continued with her rounds without resting

Doctor dies in front of patient after working for 18 hours straightA doctor collapsed in front of her patient and tragically died after suffering a stroke at the end of an 18-hour shift. Respiratory illness specialist Zhao Bianxiang, 43, was found without a pulse after collapsing on 29th December. She was declared dead after 20 hours of rescue efforts. She died from a subarachnoid haemorrhage, which […]

Bangalore doctors open African man’s skull, successfully treat him for AVM and aneurysms

Emanuel, 33, was suffering from arteriovenous malformation (AVM) – tangle of abnormal and poorly formed blood vessels – which led to haemorrhage. Daunted by the complexity of his condition, Emanuel came to India from Ghana, Africa, to get the rare condition treated

Bangalore doctors open African man’s skull, successfully treat him for AVM and aneurysmsA 33-year-old man from Ghana, Africa, with complaint of persistent headache and diagnosed with multiple weak and bleeding blood vessels under his skull underwent a successful nine-hour surgery at Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore. Emanuel was suffering from arteriovenous malformation (AVM) – tangle of abnormal and poorly formed blood vessels – which led to haemorrhage. Daunted by […]