Pune: A liver transplant couldn’t save his life, but ‘this’ procedure could

At times, there are certain patients who cannot undergo a liver transplant due to certain medical complications. Recently, one such patient was admitted to a hospital in Pune. He was treated through an alternate procedure known as Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT). The treatment proved to be successful. And the doctors ultimately managed to save his life

Pune: A liver transplant couldn’t save his life, but ‘this’ procedure couldPatients who cannot undergo liver transplant due to lack of availability or any other reason, get treatment under Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT). Anish (name changed on request), 30-year-old IT professional’s Acute Liver Failure (ALF) was triggered by viral Hepatitis A. In such cases, doctors have started using CRRT technique and his life was saved […]

72-yr-old grandmother donates kidney to 11-yr-old grandson, giving him a new life

A 72-year-old woman came forward and donated her kidney to her 12-year-old grandson. The boy was diagnosed with kidney failure at 11 months of age and has been in and out of hospitals his entire life

72-yr-old grandmother donates kidney to 11-yr-old grandson, giving him a new lifeSahil Bhundere was a child who always suffered from health issues. When he was an infant he was diagnosed with kidney failure and has struggled since then. He had a tough childhood as he suffered from End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and had been on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis) for the last six years. This […]

Pune: Doctors remove ‘watermelon-sized’ goitre from 45-yr-old woman

In a complex surgical procedure, the doctors successfully managed to extract the large lump which was protruding from her neck. With this, they have given the woman a new lease of life as the mass was affecting her day-to-day life

Pune: Doctors remove ‘watermelon-sized’ goitre from 45-yr-old womanA 45-year-old female, Mrs Electricwala, noticed a swelling in the neck. She approached a doctor who told her that it was due to thyroid enlargement and it was known as ‘Goitre.’ She was advised surgical removal of the gland but being apprehensive of surgery, she did not pay heed to it. Over the years, it […]

Pune: 85-year-old man back to his feet after spine surgery

An 85-year-old Mohanlal Rathi was suffering from back pain for a while. He lost strength in his legs and lost control over his urine. Doctors diagnosed him with tuberculosis of the spine. The disease damaged Rathi's 12th bone of the thoracic spine and was advised with spine surgery

Pune: 85-year-old man back to his feet after spine surgeryAn 85-year-old businessman, Mohanlal Rathi, was suffering from back pain for a while. He took Over the Counter (OTC) medicines, which didn’t help him. Over time, the pain worsened, and he could not walk or even move in bed comfortably. Further adding to his misery, he lost strength in his legs and lost control over […]

Pune: 10 years post-transplant, patient elected as Deputy Sarpanch

It was a routine follow-up, but Kakade arrived with sweets for the entire staff of the Jehangir Hospital, as on Friday, after fighting with the disease, he was elected as a member of the panchayat named Wadgaon Shinde. The 46-year-old Yuvraj Kakade leads a busy and active life even after a decade post-transplant

Pune: 10 years post-transplant, patient elected as Deputy SarpanchOn Friday, a kidney transplant patient brought sweets for a doctor in Jehangir Hospital, who performed the transplant on him. After fighting with the disease, he was elected as a member of the panchayat named Wadgaon Shinde, in Pune, and will soon take oath as deputy Sarpanch. The 46-year-old Yuvraj Kakade lives a busy life […]

Pune: Youth becomes paralysed after consuming too many sweets due to rare genetic disorder

A 25-year-old man Nilesh Rale got a paralytic attack after consuming huge amount of sweets during Diwali. The consumption of sweets decreased potassium level in his body after which he suffered from paralysis. This condition is a very rare genetic disorder

Pune: Youth becomes paralysed after consuming too many sweets due to rare genetic disorderHe was suffering from hypokalaemia periodic paralysis (hypoPP). It is a rare genetic disorder that causes occasional episodes of muscle weakness and sometimes a lower than normal level of potassium in the blood. On November 7, Nilesh went to drop his sister around 6 pm. He suddenly started feeling weak. After driving about 20 km […]

Pune: 50-yr-old woman donates kidney, saves daughters-in-law’s life

A mother-in-law in Maharashtra has broken stereotypes and set an example of love by donating a kidney to her daughter-in-law, who was suffering from renal failure

Pune: 50-yr-old woman donates kidney, saves daughters-in-law’s lifeBatul Haji Sayyad, a 50-year-old woman donated her kidney in Jehangir Hospital, Pune to her 30-year-old-daughter in law, Nazema Awjein Sayyad. The three hours surgery which was performed on June 15 helped give her daughter-in-law new lease of life. A resident of Sangamner in Pune, Nazema has a child and had been a patient of […]

Man develops breathing problems due to prolonged ventilator use

Recently, a man in Pune was having breathing difficulties. The cause of his problem was that he was on a ventilator for a prolonged time, when he was hospitalised from dengue. In around 2 per cent of cases who go for prolonged ventilation, they land up having breathing related issues

Man develops breathing problems due to prolonged ventilator useA 32-year-old man from Pune was diagnosed with dengue and ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) and was intubated and was on ventilator for almost two weeks. This landed him in developing a rare condition, when he started having breathing problem. He was unable to breathe and started getting chocked. He was running from pillar to […]

Sleep apnoea an emerging threat, warn Pune docs  

Be sure to talk to your doctor if you experience loud snoring, especially snoring that's punctuated by periods of silence. With obstructive sleep apnoea, snoring usually is loudest when you sleep on your back, and it quiets when you turn on your side

Sleep apnoea an emerging threat, warn Pune docs  Pune doctors state that ‘Obstructive Sleep Apnoea’ (OSA) is a potentially serious condition, and doctors have underlined that a lack of awareness about the same is a major hindrance in tackling it. It is the most common type of sleep apnoea and is caused by complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway. It causes […]

Pune paediatricians witness rise in dengue cases with complications among children

 Pune has reported more than 2,000 suspected cases of dengue in the last four months. Doctors say that this year the incidence of complications in dengue related cases have increased as the burden of dengue is significantly high

Pune paediatricians witness rise in dengue cases with complications among childrenIn the last three months, Pune has reported the highest number of dengue cases, related to dengue this year. Paediatricians have observed several complications in children affected with dengue. Pune has reported more than 2,000 suspected cases of dengue in the last four months. Doctors say that this year the incidence of complications in dengue […]