Unique surgery helps Latur’s newborn pass poop

Every parent wishes their kid to be healthy, fit and fine. However, not every parent is lucky, or so it may seem for a short while. A couple from Latur, successfully battled from a disease for their 28-day-old. Now, the kid is out from the jaws of death

Unique surgery helps Latur’s newborn pass poopOn the third day of birth, Shekhar Raut (name changed) was taken to the doctors with a peculiar case of bilious vomiting coupled with abdominal distension. To top it all, the kid did not pass the meconium (the baby’s first feces, or poop).That’s the time that he got under the notice of a renowned city […]

Know Mumbai doc’s journey from a patient to counsellor

Often, patients and their relatives stress out when the doctors inform them that there is no option other than transplantation. Numerous questions like, now what? Whom to consult? How to acquire liver? Arise in the mind. So, to comfort the patients and help them to get back on the track, This Mumbai doctor, who has undergone liver transplantation, is going extra miles by counseling patients, by helping them to cope and encouraging them to embrace life

Know Mumbai doc’s journey from a patient to counsellorMeet Dr Anil Suchak, who resides in Malad (west) and also owns a hospital there. Since past 38 years, Dr Suchak is serving the patients. Now,  he also counsels them. When Dr Suchak was on duty at Titwala, near Mumbai, he met with an accident. While returning from Titwala to Malad, his bike dashed against […]

Organ donation: A brain-dead man gifts life to 3 Mumbaikars

Organ donation awareness campaign is picking up momentum. A lot of people are coming forward to donate organs by understanding the importance of ‘one organ can save up to 8 lives’. So, when Amravati’s Manoj Gupta was declared brain-dead. His wife decided to donate organs

Organ donation: A brain-dead man gifts life to 3 MumbaikarsOrgan donation has become a matter of prime importance. Considering this fact, a wife has donated her husband’s organs in Hamalpura area of Amravati district. The organs of this person helped save three lives. 52-year-old Manoj Gupta, who lived in Hamalpura area of Amravati district, had been admitted to a private hospital for treatment on […]

Perfect empathy: Liver transplant patient to push for organ donation

The long journey to receive an organ sometimes makes recipients mentally vulnerable, discouraged, and often feeling like a burden upon their loved ones. Patients on the wait list have no idea when a donor organ will be available, and on occasions, they have to wait for weeks or even years. This was the exact case with 21-year-old Mumbaikar, Gauri Rane who waited for a year and she is now set to create awareness regarding organ donation

Perfect empathy: Liver transplant patient to push for organ donationGauri Rane, 21, who lives in Kandivali, has overcome hardships. On October 10, she underwent a liver transplant surgery. But one year before the transplant was difficult for her. After which, she underwent a liver transplant. Organ transplant is often the last resort for those at the last stage of organ disease. Be it the […]

Stress and depression commonly seen in patients on organ wait list, say experts

Stress, anxiety and depression are common prolonged factors seen in such cases. Reasons behind stress may include fear of dying, financial insecurity, worrying about family members, undergoing constant hospitalisation, prolonged medication etc

Stress and depression commonly seen in patients on organ wait list, say expertsOrgan transplant is often the last resort for those at the last stage of organ disease. Be it the heart, lungs, kidneys or the liver; an organ recipient on the wait list, and his family, wait with bated breath until the telephone rings informing them that a perfect match donor has been identified. The long […]

Organ donation: This Diwali, 11 get a new lease of life

Three organ donations took place in the past three days amidst the crazy lights of Diwali. While, in this year, total number of cadaver donation has reached 50, while the last year it was 58

Organ donation: This Diwali, 11 get a new lease of lifeAs the city beamed with lights, gifts and greetings, three families gifted life to more than six people in the city. This week was a right one for most of us. However,  it ended in a tragic way for three families. A hospital staff in the Wockhardt, Mira Road donated her son’s liver, kidneys and […]

Bhai dooj: Brother donates kidney to sister, happy sister thanks him for rare gift

Bhai dooj is a festival which celebrates the unique bond that a sister and brother share. The loving bond of a brother and sister is one of the most important relationships of all and the brother swears to protect his sister from all the difficulties. Acting promptly to this, a brother who gifted to his sister by donating his kidney is happy to see his sister back on track

Bhai dooj: Brother donates kidney to sister, happy sister thanks him for rare giftOn bhai dooj, when sisters generally get gifts like cash, chocolates, clothes and so on, Rama*, a 30 year-old computer engineer has got a new lease of life. All thanks to her brother who came forward and donated his kidney. A brother donating an organ to the sister is a rare sight. But, for Rama, […]

A film to raise awareness about organ donation

Organ donation awareness campaign is picking up momentum.  A lot of people are coming forward to donate organs by understanding the importance of ‘one organ can save up to 8 lives’. Similarly, with an aim to involve more and more people, the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) has shot a film on organ donation

A film to raise awareness about organ donationIndian Society of Critical Care Medicine Pune chapter has shot a film on organ donation. The film appeals to the audiences to ‘give a gift of life to an organ recipient’. It depicts the story of 18-year-old girl who has undergoes a heart transplant and on her birthday, how she recollects the memory of the […]

WhatsApp: Be cautious about the organ donation messages

WhatsApp is a great tool of communication, if used wisely. With everyone around us talking about organ donation, there are huge chances of bogus promotions on the same. My Medical Mantra tries to review one such fake message doing rounds about organ donation and what is the correct to go about it

WhatsApp: Be cautious about the organ donation messagesAt least, once in our lifetime, we must have received messages like – “A donor of Kidneys is available. A person aged 27 is in his death bed. His last wish is to donate his kidneys. His blood group is: AB+ve. Mob: **********..Plz Share… Someone, somewhere, may require. Forward to as many as possible. We may save […]

Organ donation: 34-year-old woman gives a new life to 4

Organ donation awareness campaign is picking up momentum. A lot of people are coming forward to donate organs by understanding the importance of ‘one organ can save up to 8 lives’. Similarly, a 34-year-old woman’s husband granted the permission to donate her organs. The organ donation was done on October 10 in Mumbai’s Apollo Hospital. Woman’s heart, liver and kidneys were donated. This is Mumbai’s 46 th cadaver donation

Organ donation: 34-year-old woman gives a new life to 434-year-old Navi Mumbai’s resident started feeling dizzy after which she was admitted to DY Patil Hospital. Her medical examination revealed that there was a blood clot in her brain. She was taking treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Due to excessive bleeding she was declared brain dead. But, her family refused to believe the […]