‘Delayed diagnosis is a major challenge in epilepsy management’

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterised by recurrent and unprovoked seizures that lasts for 60 to 90 seconds. It occurs differently in every child and needs an accurate diagnosis as it can lead to multiple disabilities in children. On the eve of World Epilepsy, P.D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre organised a free check-up camp, to aid those with complex epilepsy

‘Delayed diagnosis is a major challenge in epilepsy management’As a prelude to World Epilepsy Day 2017, a city hospital organised a free check-up camp to aid those with complex epilepsy. The event witnessed the participation of 49 adults and 39 children suffering from complex epilepsy. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterised by recurrent and unprovoked seizures that lasts for 60 to 90 seconds. […]

Rare: Treatment saves hypochondriasis patient’s marriage

With age, one of the most undeniable complications that come to the forefront is that of illness. Like in the popular film ‘Piku’, hypochondriasis is a real problem and can, in every sense, be quiet frustrating for the one who deals with the person. A Mumbai couple almost got divorced because of the same

Rare: Treatment saves hypochondriasis patient’s marriage  Divakar Kapoor (name changed), a 50-year-old senior banker, walked into a city clinic with his wife, almost on the verge of divorce. As he sat across the table to talk about himself, he started explaining about excruciating pain in his left eye. “The way Kapoor was talking, it was way too disturbing. In great […]

Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echo

Foetal echo is a procedure that can be done between 18 to 24 weeks of pregnancy. The technology, has now come to be used in various Mumbai based hospitals to identify congenital heart defects so as to provide better treatment

Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echoIt is believed that among ever 120 children in India, one is diagnosed with a heart defect and about a third of them have serious heart defects. At a time when we speak highly about caring for our heart, doctors are looking for alternatives to avoid such late diagnosis. With ultrasound technology at its best, […]

‘Hat trick for paediatric Heart’ transplants in Mumbai

In last one month, Mumbai has witnessed three paediatric heart transplants. Lack of paediatric donors led to families traveling down south for heart transplants. My Medical Mantra tries to understand what has changed positively for heart transplants

‘Hat trick for paediatric Heart’ transplants in MumbaiIt won’t be wrong to say that awareness about heart transplants has risen in the past few years. All thanks to the organ donation drives and trained experts from Mumbai who have come forward to take on the bandwagon. The month from August 20 to September 20 has been a wonderful one for paediatric heart […]

Mumbai doc to test eye, sugar of Ganesh devotees for free

Dr Nishant Kumar shall conduct free eye-screening and sugar-testing camp - Eyebetes, for the devotees standing in long queues at Siddhi Vinayak Temple. In 2016, a camp was set at the Lalbaug Raja Ganpati Mandal, where around 15,000 people got their eye scanned for free. This noble campaign has already garnered a positive response from the masses and renowned celebrities

Mumbai doc to test eye, sugar of Ganesh devotees for freeThe festival season is about to arrive and many households will welcome the little ‘Bappa’ to their home. A city-based doctor is trying his bit of creating awareness and is conducting a free eye-screening for the devotees standing in the long queues outside the Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Dadar, starting from Friday August 25 to September 3. Dr […]

Health cess in Maharashtra soon? Hints Dr Deepak Sawant at CII healthcare conclave

In the opening session of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister, who was the chief guest for the conference, released a report on Digital Health: Transforming Healthcare. In his speech at CII Healthcare Conclave 2017, Dr Sawant also hinted at formulating a health cess that will help the government collect fund that will be used in strengthening healthcare infrastructure in the state

Health cess in Maharashtra soon? Hints Dr Deepak Sawant at CII healthcare conclavePublic health policy is a matter of discussion for each and every one of us at a certain point in time. The operating environment of healthcare providers is very important for the health care developments in the country. And the theme of the conference is based on National Health Policy – a new era in healthcare. […]

Is your child watching porn? Seek help

Incidents of children viewing pornography are increasing at an alarming rate warned the doctors. Doctors say children between the age group of 12-15 like to view sensuous stuff as they are at the peak of the sexual activity

Is your child watching porn? Seek helpHave you been worried with the thought of your teenage child watching porn on his/her phone? Your concerns may be right to an extent as city psychiatrists are seeing a rising number of parents seeking their help for their adolescent aged child being hooked to porn watching. Doctors say easy accessibility to porn online is […]

WhatsApp cannot substitute clinical examination, say doctors

Today, WhatsApp has become a daily tool for communication, the doctors, in the city, face a new kind of problem – consulting via WhatsApp. Doctors argue that the patients’ do not understand their privacy and barge in at any point of time. Doctors say that they do understand that in some cases it is difficult to reach them but it does not mean that patients should consult them on WhatsApp every time. WhatsApp communication can lead to miscommunication, inaccuracy in diagnosis

WhatsApp cannot substitute clinical examination, say doctorsGone are the days when the doctors had a specific consultation hours and differential working conditions. With WhatsApp and other apps, everyone is accessible, or so – think patients. Majority of the doctors believe this is a major hassle considering that most doctors work for about 12-14 hours a day. “I start my day at 8am in […]

TB chose me as I’m strong enough to fight it: XXDR-TB survivor

Neeta Sawant* who underwent a successful surgery to remove her left lung, tells My Medical Mantra about her six-year fight as she steps into a future brimming with possibilities

TB chose me as I’m strong enough to fight it: XXDR-TB survivorIn a battle between Neeta Sawant and Extremely-Drug Resistant TB (XXDR-TB), the gritty woman emerged victorious. The 30-year-old, who suffered from tuberculosis (TB) for six years, successfully underwent a surgery to remove her left lung removal at PD Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, on May 29, 2017. The young woman went through a trial by fire to […]

Extremely Drug-Resistant TB patients undergoes surgery with the help of ‘crowdfunding campaign’

Thirty-year-old Pune resident Debashree Lokhande has been battling Extremely Drug-Resistant TB has successfully underwent left lung removal surgery on May 29. My Medical Mantra had first reported on how survivors against TB — a group of tuberculosis survivors — have initiated crowdfunding campaign for her surgery. Her surgery is going to cost Rs4 lakh, and through crowdfunding people have donated Rs1,74,101 till Tuesday morning

Extremely Drug-Resistant TB patients undergoes surgery with the help of ‘crowdfunding campaign’Neeta Sawant*, a 30-year-old Pune resident who has been battling Extremely Drug-Resistant TB (XXDR-TB), successfully underwent left lung removal surgery on May 29 at PD Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. My Medical Mantra had first reported on how survivors against TB — a group of tuberculosis survivors — have initiated crowdfunding campaign for Neeta’s surgery. Neeta’s […]