MRI fiasco: IRIA demands a fair and impartial inquiry

Mumbai police arrested Dr Siddhant Shah, who was on duty and in charge of the radiology department at BYL Nair Hospital as Rajesh Maru, 32, was yanked towards the MRI machine by its magnetic force after he entered the room carrying an oxygen cylinder, inhaled the gas that leaked out of the container, and died in BYL Nair Hospital on January 27. Meanwhile, Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA), had alleged that Dr Shah was arrested without any proof

MRI fiasco: IRIA demands a fair and impartial inquiryThe Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) has written  a letter to Deepak Sawant, the State Health Minister, Ajoy Mehta, municipal commissioner, Director of Medical Education and Research Maharashtra State Government, Mumbai. The Dean T. N. Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, the Mumbai Police Commissioner and so on. IRIA’s demands: A fair and impartial […]

India: ‘14.67 crore women are suffering from anaemia’

In written reply in Lok Sabha, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the minister of state in the ministry of health and family welfare said, As per Global nutrition report 2017, India has the largest number of women affected by anaemia, followed by China, Pakistan, Nigeria and Indonesia. In India, 14.67 crore women are suffering from anaemia.The global nutrition report covers data of 140 countries evaluated against health targets decided by World Health Assembly. Globally, 61.4 crore women aged 15-49 years are affected by anaemia

India: ‘14.67 crore women are suffering from anaemia’As per the report of the World Health Organization (WHO) the global prevalence of anaemia 2011, 50% cases of anaemia are attributed to iron deficiency. Other causes of anaemia include other micronutrient deficiencies (e.g. folate, riboflavin, vitamins A and B12), acute and chronic infections (e.g. malaria, cancer, tuberculosis and HIV), and inherited or acquired disorders […]

‘Demographic, socio-economic and institutional factors determine the rate of caesarean delivery’

Although the WHO considered the ideal rate of Caesarean sections to be between 10% and 15%, we are now witnessing a global and a regional rise in the trend of Lower segment Caesarean section (LSCS) not only across the state and nation but also across the world

‘Demographic, socio-economic and institutional factors determine the rate of caesarean delivery’Latin America and the Caribbean which had the highest C-section rate in 1990 (22.8%) is also the region with the largest rate in 2014 and the largest absolute increase in the Caesarean section (CS) rate (19.4 points). The region with the second largest absolute increase was Asia going from a CS rate of 4.4% in […]

Pune doctors help accident victim to restore his natural tooth

Around two months ago, a 20-year-old, met with an accident in Pune. In the fatal accident he lost his tooth located in his upper jaw. The doctors at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) in Pune helped him restore his natural tooth

Pune doctors help accident victim to restore his natural toothThese days, tooth implant technique is widely used. Replanting the natural tooth and helping the patient to recover with the help of replanting the natural tooth is rare. Arun Patil, (name changed), visited the doctor with the tooth wrapped in paper. The tooth was muddy when it was brought to the hospital. The doctors at […]

‘Rehabilitation should be included in the mainstream health services’

Dr Alarcos Cieza, Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva explained about the wide global strategy on Rehabilitation, speaking exclusively to My Medical Mantra. She said the conference was amazing and well organised. And thanked Dr Nirmal Surya for his wonderful efforts

‘Rehabilitation should be included in the mainstream health services’Progressive neurological disorders such as dementias, Parkinson’s and tumours and isolated neurological events such as traumatic brain injuries and strokes can benefit enormously from neurorehabilitation. Once the acute stage of treatment for a brain injury is completed, neuro rehabilitation steps in to help the patient recover, maximise their functional and cognitive abilities and to help […]

‘Neuropsychological rehabilitation has proven to be effective in patients with TBI’

Dr Douglas Katz, Professor, Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Medical Director, Brain injury Program at Braintree in Boston, USA highlighted the problem of diagnosing concussion and post-concussion syndrome: Implications for rehabilitation

‘Neuropsychological rehabilitation has proven to be effective in patients with TBI’“Concussion or mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be a challenging diagnosis. Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) is largely a misnomer, especially for more prolonged, late phase disorders. Proper differential diagnosis and evidence base is necessary for effective, directed rehabilitative treatment,” he said. He added, “Pathophysiologic markers may be abnormal after resolution clinical symptoms or normal in […]

WCNR 2018: Experts discuss challenges in treating Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson's disease affects roughly around one lakh people in India. Health experts say that due to poor awareness among general population, this common neurodegenerative disorder goes undetected in many. This was one prime reason why Parkinson's disease remained an important topic in a public forum at the 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation

WCNR 2018: Experts discuss challenges in treating Parkinson’s diseaseAt the WCNR 2018 conference, Dr Charulata Sankhla, consultant neurophysician at PD Hinduja Hospital gave a talk on the challenges in Parkinson’s disease treatment. The session witnessed a huge participation by patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers, it was anchored by the NGO Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Society (PDMDS) “Motor symptoms in […]

WCNR 2018: Role of caregivers and dementia awareness discussed at a public form

On the last day of the WCNR 2018 conference, a special public forum was held regarding dementia which involved its patients, their caregivers, NGOs and doctors who discuss the disease and its problems at length. It is estimated that 4.5 million of elderly population in India are suffer from dementia and many cases go unreported

WCNR 2018: Role of caregivers and dementia awareness discussed at a public formShilpa Bakshi Chandawarkar, who had a family member suffering from dementia, says that being a caregiver to a patient with dementia has changed her outlook towards life. She said no one better than her understands the stigma attached to the disease better. She was the primary caregiver to her mother-in-law who was detected with dementia. […]

WCNR 2018: ‘Government should focus on NeuroRehabilitation of elderly patients’

Speaking at the 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation, Dr Padma Gunaratne, consultant neurologist from Sri Lanka briefed the delegates about the current scenario of NeuroRehabilitation in her country. 12 per cent of the population in Sri Lanka is above than age of 60 and lacks access to rehabilitation

WCNR 2018: ‘Government should focus on NeuroRehabilitation of elderly patients’  Dr Padma Gunaratne, President of Sri Lanka Association of Geriatric Medicine, said that government in developing countries should focus on neuro related rehabilitation of elderly people. She stated, “Post war we have had many trauma and neuro impaired patients for whom the country does not have enough facilities which can cater to these patients. […]

WCNR 2018: Dr Sanjeev Thomas shares key points related to epilepsy

The WFNR has a longstanding tradition of conducting scientific meetings of the highest quality with internationally renowned experts from the fields of both basic and clinical neurosciences and neurorehabilitation.  In an interview with Dr Sanjeev Thomas, President, Indian Academy of Neurology, Professor of Neurology, Head of RMN Centre for Epilepsy and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum, he highlighted some important points to be looked into

WCNR 2018: Dr Sanjeev Thomas shares key points related to epilepsyAdvances in basic neurosciences and clinical practice are changing the lives of many patients and helping them to reintegrate into society. At WCNR 2018, the interdisciplinary symposia represented the T.E.A.M spirit of ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’ to bring out the best practices in neurorehabilitation. One of the experts, spoke to My Medical Mantra about the […]