State officials dismiss claim of shortages of cartridges used for ‘GeneXpert’

A total of 72 government run centres provide GeneXpert facility in Maharashtra which carry out Cartridge-Based Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (CBNAAT), which gives out report within two hours. These tests are crucial for detection of TB in HIV positive patient and detection of Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) TB cases

State officials dismiss claim of shortages of cartridges used for ‘GeneXpert’A tuberculosis (TB) official from Maharashtra has dismissed any claims of shortages of cartridges used in GeneXpert facility for the rapid detection of TB. These cartridges are used for rapid detection and treatment of suspected multi-drug resistant (MDR-TB) patients as well as those with HIV-TB comorbidity. Sanjeev Kamble, Joint Director of state for TB, said, […]

Integration of EUS in clinical practice, now a reality

Through this session, the message was passed to the doctors on making EUS cost-effective in practice, tips for expanding EUS referral base and tips for conducting clinical research in a busy practice

Integration of EUS in clinical practice, now a realityThe Asian EUS Congress 2017 which began today at the Mumbai at Renaissance Convention centre in Powai, Mumbai. It hosted an interesting session, which spoke about the integration of Endoscopic Ultra Sound (EUS) in the clinical practice. Dr Amit Maydeo, the organising chairman of the conference and the director of Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences […]

‘EUS conference is all about combining the endoscopy and ultrasound technology for better research’

EUS conference will be full of knowledge, experience and fun-filled teachings for the young endoscopists that focus on finding solutions to demography-specific ailments

‘EUS conference is all about combining the endoscopy and ultrasound technology for better research’The Endoscopy Ultra Sound (EUS) technique is the newest indispensable part of endoscopy procedure and will be the key point of focus at the Asian EUS conference that has commenced on Thursday. Dr Vinay Dhir, the organizing secretary of the conference, said, “EUS conference is all about combining the endoscopy and ultrasound technology that is […]

Doctors remove 750 grams of hair from woman’s stomach

This is might sound kind of creepy or cringeworthy, recently doctors in Rajawadi hospital came across a rather unusual case. It involved a woman, who had been complaining of unbearable stomach ache. Upon further investigation it was revealed that the woman had a clump of hair inside her stomach and intestine which was the cause of her misery

Doctors remove 750 grams of hair from woman’s stomachHave you ever been grossed out with a hair in your food? Imagine what would have been the expression on the doctor’s face that must have operated on a woman from Ambarnath. Vinita More, a 20-year-old woman, would suffer from painful recurring stomach ache. Around the August end. She could not bear or tolerate any […]

Why paediatric heart transplant needs more awareness in India?

In India, paediatric heart transplants are rare, whereas, the International Society for heart and lung transplant figures says that approximately 500 to 600 paediatric heart transplants take place globally and 12 per cent of those transplants are done upon children. In India, the scenario is worrisome, as paediatric heart transplants are peculiar and challenging in nature

Why paediatric heart transplant needs more awareness in India?As time passes by, one of the most important lessons that should be taught to our children is a lesson regarding the topic organ donation. It was only yesterday that we celebrated the reception of a heart for Aaradhya, a three-and-half-year-old girl hailing from Navi Mumbai. Dr Anvay Mulay, head of cardiac transplant team, Fortis […]

Horse racing begins in Pune, medical services offered to injured jockeys

Horse racing in India is over 200 years old and is a well-established and a breeding industry. This year’s racing season has begun in Pune; doctors say that the casualties that the jockeys suffer are unusual as they are exposed to serious injuries of brain, spinal cord, lung, abdomen and thoracic region during racing. To tackle this, an ambulance service which is managed by doctors at Jehangir hospital in Pune, is offering emergency medical services to the injured jockeys

Horse racing begins in Pune, medical services offered to injured jockeysRaghav (name changed), last week, suffered two major fractures along with head injury, while he was riding his horse during the race at Royal Western Indian Turf Club (RWITC’s) race course in Pune. He was offered an emergency medical service on the race course and was saved during the crucial ‘golden hour’ period after an […]

‘A heart for Aaradhya’, life to her parents

Surat based NGO ‘Donate Life’ helped Aaradhya, a 4-year-old Navi Mumbai girl to get a heart. ‘Donate Heart’ has truly been instrumental in this case and is very important in catalysing organ donations across the country. Aaradhya’s father Yogesh Mule got a life-saving call yesterday evening for his daughter, after parents of a 14-month-old brain dead child from Surat agreed to donate heart, by giving Aaradhya a new lease of life. Meanwhile, Aaradhya was successfully operated today

‘A heart for Aaradhya’, life to her parents  “The phone call at 8 pm yesterday changed our family’s life once and forever. This is a rebirth for Aaradhya. Can’t thank the donor’s family enough,” said an overwhelmed Yogesh Mule, Aaradhya’s father. In the sacred language of Sanskrit, the word ‘Aaradhya’ means the one worth worshiping, just like the name, Aardhya, a four-year-old from Navi […]

Aaradhya gets a new heart, father prays for successful surgery

Save Aaradhya to Aaradhya saved, My Medical Mantra’s online campaign to get a donor heart for this 4-year-old Navi Mumbai girl succeeded after parents of a 14-month-old brain dead child from Surat agreed to donate heart, by giving Aaradhya a new lease of life, while her father prays for successful surgery

Aaradhya gets a new heart, father prays for successful surgeryAfter waiting for an year, Aaradhya’s father Yogesh Mule got a life saving call for his daughter. “Yes, Aaradhya has got a donor and she will get a new heart. Donor heart matching the requirements of Aaradhya has been found in a hospital in Surat,” informed the call made to Yogesh on the evening of […]

Post the deluge in Mumbai, BMC held an emergency review meeting on Monday

It has been nearly a week since August 29 which turned out to be a dreadful day for several people in Mumbai. The city itself came to a standstill due to incessant rains. After this, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) held an emergency meeting on Monday to review the preparations to stop the spread of infectious diseases in the city. The meeting was chaired by the Dr Avinash Supe, dean of KEM Hospital in Parel, Mumbai

Post the deluge in Mumbai, BMC held an emergency review meeting on MondayTuesday, August 29, will be a day that will go down in history. Mumbaikars will never forget this fateful day, when aamchi Mumbai was severely flooded. The BMC had recently urged the citizens to take preventive medication in order to avoid diseases like leptospirosis. There is a risk of an increase in mosquito breeding sites […]

Mumbai: 2 dengue and 1 lepto death in August

After torrential rains lashed Mumbai on August 29, now; there is fear of widespread of dengue and leptospirosis. According to the information given by BMC’s health department, In August, dengue claimed two while malaria and leptospirosis claimed one life

Mumbai: 2 dengue and 1 lepto death in AugustBMC is taking all the necessary measures to curb the epidemic of infectious diseases in the city. Till now, the BMC has conducted surveys of 70 lakh households in Mumbai. BMC’s health department August data: 29 year-old woman lost her life due to malaria 49-year-old man lost his life due to leptospirosis Deaths due to […]