Telemedicine has brought doctors and patients together, helped improve lives

Through increased access to medical care, patients are now able to receive treatment faster; resulting in decreased recovery times, increased patient satisfaction and outcomes, as well as a significant reduction in the amount of money and resources utilised to treat patients

Telemedicine has brought doctors and patients together, helped improve livesA three day symposium will be organized in Pune, from November 9-11 to discuss the potential and implications of telemedicine as an enabler for the transformation of health strategy in India. The aim of the event is to introduce the concept of telemedicine to a larger audience. In a layman’s terminology, telemedicine is a means of […]

Biomedical students develop innovative injection for kids 

 An innovative injection, or rather ‘funjection,’ is a new spin on traditional injections. This device is designed in such a way that a syringe of the injection is covered with a toy and children are then deceived while they are being injected

Biomedical students develop innovative injection for kids At a recently held Medical Device Innovation Camp (MEDIC) in Pune an innovative device named as ‘funjection’ caught the attention of all. It is a devised made by a team of students and professor which will help in nullifying the pain of injection for children. The device is designed in such a way that a […]

Ruby Hall clinic performs robotic surgery to treat kidney stone 

The surgery was performed on 35 year old woman, who was suffering from kidney stone since last few years. Doctors claim this is the first of it's kind of a surgery performed in Pune and Maharashtra

Ruby Hall clinic performs robotic surgery to treat kidney stone A HR professional named Ashwini, (name changed), a 35-year-old woman whose kidney was infected due to stone formation. She was successfully operated at Ruby Hall clinic using next generation robotic surgery. This technology has helped doctors from Pune to overcome the barriers associated with open and laparoscopic surgery. Doctors at the hospital claim this is […]

Asian EUS Congress 2017: Doctors speak about advancements in EUS specific devices

Pivotal points discussed in Chai pe Charcha session about advances in EUS. The casual session was a free learning session for the young endoscopists, present at event

Asian EUS Congress 2017: Doctors speak about advancements in EUS specific devicesThe Asian EUS Congress 2017 that kick-started from Thursday hosted an interesting and casual session on the day two on Friday, on integration of EUS in clinical practice. The casual session was a free learning session for the young endoscopists. Pivotal points discussed in Chai pe Charcha session about advances in EUS are the following: […]

Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 seconds

 The MasSpec Pen works by releasing a tiny droplet of water onto the target tissue, absorbing the chemicals inside of the cells. This droplet is then analysed by an instrument called a mass spectrometer, which can analyse thousands of molecules, and quickly deliver the results to doctors on a computer screen

Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 secondsThe device is capable of identifying cancerous cells 150 times faster than conventional technologies and was 96 per cent accurate in tests. Researchers from the University of Texas say that the MasSpec Pen can help surgeons identify which tissue should be removed and which should be preserved, to help patients’ recover. Dr Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, […]

‘We need more experts in EUS,’ says Dr Anthony Yuen-Bun

Since its invention there have been several major advancements in the EUS technique but the use of this procedure remains low in Asian countries. In a dialogue with My Medical Mantra, Dr Anthony Yuen-Bun Teoh, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong explained the reason behind why it is underused and how can it be made affordable

‘We need more experts in EUS,’ says Dr Anthony Yuen-BunThe second EUS Congress is taking place in Mumbai at Renaissance Convention centre, Powai. Dr Anthony Yuen-Bun TEOH who is a faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong spoke to My Medical Mantra about the importance of (Endoscopic Ultra Sound) EUS procedure. He also explained why this technique needs to be promoted […]

Hand gloves to aid doctors in diagnosing diseases in rural areas

Now, a hand glove wore by a rural healthcare worker would aid doctors form the city to diagnose tumors in patient’s organs from the rural area. When expertise in healthcare sector have not yet reached rural hinterlands of the country, this prototype would aid doctors, sitting in the city, to diagnose many ailments in patients from rural areas

Hand gloves to aid doctors in diagnosing diseases in rural areasThe students of medical and engineering stream in Pune have collectively developed a hand glove prototype device for screening and aiding doctors in diagnosis by palpation method. The innovation came forward during MEDHA-2017 (Medical Device Hackathon) event organised last week in the BJ Medical College (BJMC) Pune in association with College of Engineering Pune (COEP) […]

Doctors and engineers team up to create indigenous medical devices in Mumbai 

The first round of MEDHA received an overwhelming response from working professionals and students of medical and engineering streams. The event took place on July 14, 15 and 16. MEDHA is a platform which works on indigenous medical device innovations; it is where interested doctors and engineers can team up to create innovative solutions for unmet clinical needs

Doctors and engineers team up to create indigenous medical devices in Mumbai The first round of Medical Device Hackathon (MEDHA) 2017, organised by the Biomedical Engineering and Technology (incubation) Centre (BETiC) at IIT Bombay, took place at K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering in Mumbai. It received an overwhelming response from working professionals and students of medical and engineering streams. The event took place on July 14, […]

Device designed at IIT Bombay to save over 100,000 diabetic foot amputations

A BETiC team at IIT Bombay has developed a semi-automatic non-invasive device for screening a diabetic foot condition. It detects the stiffness of the tissues on the sole of feet and categorises the condition of the foot in green, yellow and red risk zones. The clinicians can warn patients susceptible to diabetic foot ulceration in advance, potentially saving them from an amputation

Device designed at IIT Bombay to save over 100,000 diabetic foot amputationsDiabetes causes multiple complications because of the high level of glucose in the blood. One of them is diabetic neuropathy, which largely affects nerves in feet, which may result in ulceration on the feet. Non-healing ulcers can lead to amputation. So it is important to detect ulceration process before it starts and prevent it. A […]

IITB student designs portable dentist chair to aid in dental camps

Dental camps are medical camps organised by dentists for diagnosis and treatment in rural as well as urban areas. This newly designed chair will be a useful accessory for a dental camp. The chair has been accurately designed with minute details which keep the patient’s and dentists’ needs in mind

IITB student designs portable dentist chair to aid in dental campsA properly designed patient chair is a primary need of dentist but while conducting dental camps the transportation of the chair becomes problematic. A post graduate student of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) has come up with a solution for this chair portability problem. Arun Shah, who is in his last year of Masters […]