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 […]

There is no shortcut to keep your brain healthy, say experts

While a lot of research is underway to slow down the aging of brain, doctors say that a variety of things could be done in our routine that will slow down this procedure. With more and more awareness about health of brain, doctors are also seeing more and more number of patients coming to take advice on how to keep their brain healthy

There is no shortcut to keep your brain healthy, say expertsAs more and more awareness about healthy brain is underway, doctors are also seeing more and more number of patients coming to take advice on how to keep their brain healthy. Dr N Ichaporia, consulting neurologist at Jehangir Hospital Pune, said, “Patients often come and ask me how to keep our brain young? Nowadays, I […]

Marathon runner’s wife donates organs of brain-dead husband in Pune

The heart was transported via green corridor to Mumbai’s Fortis hospital. The heart recipient is a 23-year-old male from Pune. The liver was allotted to a 71-year-old male patient from Sahyadri hospital in Pune. While one kidney was allotted to a patient from Ruby hall, the other one was allotted to patient form Jehangir hospital

Marathon runner’s wife donates organs of brain-dead husband in PuneWife donates organs of brain dead husband, saving the lives of four people. A 43-year-old, marathon runner from Pune, was taking a walk while he met with an accident and was declared brain dead eventually. The wife of this marathon runner gave the consent for the organ donation on Friday, October 06 at Jehangir hospital […]

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 […]

Pune reports highest swine flu death toll in the state

Around 14.26 lakh patients in Maharashtra are already screened, out of which 4,428 patients were diagnosed positive for swine flu. The state has reported 461 deaths so far, this year

Pune reports highest swine flu death toll in the stateThe total swine flu positive cases reported so far this year in Pune have reached 501. Also, more than 13,000 people who were suspected to have contracted swine flu have been given Tamiflu from January 1 to August 26 in the city. The Pune district has reported the highest number of death toll due to […]

Meet a breast cancer survivor who strives for cancer patients

While undergoing treatment for cancer, Ashwini used to get calls from cancer patients referred by her colleagues and friends. One day she told her oncologist, that she wanted to work for cancer patients. Her doctor welcomed the idea and that is how it all started

Meet a breast cancer survivor who strives for cancer patientsOn Tuesday, August 24, Usha Patil (name changed), a 65-year-old woman travelled from Kolhapur to Pune for lymphoedema treatment. One of the prime reasons which motivated her to make this journey was the encouragement offered to her by woman she was acquainted with. Usha, a Kolhapur resident who was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago […]