Medical fraternity to discuss ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation’ draft prepared by ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has prepared ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR)’ draft for doctors who try to revive terminally-ill patients. According to ICMR, these guidelines would help doctors to manage patients in complicated situations better without causing more pain to them. On December 2nd, ICMR is going to organise a national consultation […]

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Bystanders may hesitate to perform CPR for fear of causing harm, finds study

The most common reason people gave for being reluctant to perform CPR is worry about causing additional injuries, the researchers report in Emergency Medicine Journal. Other concerns included fearing their skills were inadequate and reluctance to remove a female victim’s shirt. “Bystander CPR is the most important intervention to increase the chance of a good […]

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Hands-only CPR vs. standard CPR with mouth-to-mouth breathing: Which is better?

Calling an ambulance is always the first and best option when someone suddenly collapsed or stopped breathing near you. It may be due to cardiac arrest, drowning or other factors that could lead to problems in the body’s functions. But first responders cannot always promise to arrive on time and fast. They may face unexpected […]

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What should be done in the golden hour after heart attack?

A 57-year-old south Mumbai resident Sundar Chaturvedi (name changed) started feeling breathlessness at 2 am early in the morning. Without wasting time, the family immediately called up the hospital and in night clothes, Chaturvedi was hospitalised in Jaslok Hospital. On diagnosing, it became clear that Chaturvedi had the suffered a severe heart attack. He was immediately put […]

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Airport personnel, CRPF jawans taught how to save a life in an emergency

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing. It is indicated in those who are unresponsive with no breathing. This is essential as it helps save the life of a person […]

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Docs save 5-year-old girl who had a light bulb lodged in her lung

A five-year-old girl was recently admitted to Lilavati Hospital at Bandra Reclamation after being transferred from another hospital with a case history of having accidentally inhaled a foreign body. An attempt was made to remove the object ‘endoscopically’ as it was presumed to be in the food pipe but later, once confirmed to be in […]

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Kalyan: Fortis Hospital hosts organ donation seminar in association with Central Railway

In addition, the medical team also provided Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR ) training to both doctors and employees, to tackle any medical casualty they may come across on duty. The medical staff from Fortis Hospital organised an organ donation seminar for doctors and staff of the Central Railway. The Central Railway staff were also trained on […]

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Human brain may stay active for hours after death, reveal researchers

According to a new study, it may actually take hours for our brains to fully shut down after our hearts stop pumping, which means we are technically dead but may be somewhat aware of what is happening around us One question that has baffled mankind is “after-death experience” or the experience after the heart stops […]

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Jalgaon: How a doctor’s reconsideration helped save a destitute person’s life

Doctors from Government Medical College, Jalgaon, Maharashtra have saved a life of an unknown person in a nick of a time. The patient was brought to the hospital on Monday, November 26. Looking at his condition the doctors had ones considered him as dead. But, due to the prompt decision and treatment, the doctors have […]

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