Baby girl weighing 520 grams becomes first to undergo major surgery

The baby born only 520 grams was just 12 days old who underwent a critical abdominal surgery at Jivanta Children’s Hospital, Udaipur. Her name is Jhanvi and she is the smallest baby ever operated and survived not just in India but in the whole South Asia, as claimed by the hospital

Baby girl weighing 520 grams becomes first to undergo major surgeryJhanvi, was born to proud parents Umesh and Madanlal Arya, hailing from  Nijampur Magrouni , Madhya Pradesh. She was conceived after 29 years of marriage through IVF technique. Her pregnancy was carried up to 26 weeks when her blood pressure was uncontrollable and the ultrasonography revealed severe growth restriction and reversal of blood flow to […]

‘Spasticity can be managed best with a patient centric approach’

At the World Federation for Neuro Rehabilitation (WFNR) which is hosting its 10th World Congress here in Mumbai, Dr Lalith Satkunam highlighted about spasticity. He stated that this affects the patient’s quality of life. He said if people are not able to do their daily activities because their muscles are impaired, it will impact society as a whole since it hampers a person’s productivity and this affects the workforce in the long run

‘Spasticity can be managed best with a patient centric approach’He mentioned that recognising a patient centric approach is now becoming the focus of giving treatment to patients in South Asian countries, including India. Dr Lalith Satkunam is a Professor, in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of Alberta, Canada and was present to give a talk at the conference here in […]

India still houses high number of underweight children

According to a study published in the Lancet medical journal on October 10, obesity among children between the age group of 5 to 19 years has increased globally over ten times in four decades. On the other hand, India still has about 97 million moderately to severely underweight children as seen in 2016

India still houses high number of underweight childrenOn Tuesday, a study published in the Lancet journal reported that the prevalence of moderate and severely underweight children in India is among the highest in the world. The study was led by the Imperial College in London and the World Health Organization (WHO). The study was conducted by evaluating the Body Mass Index (BMI) of […]

‘Standardisation of the EUS procedure is need of the hour’

Considering the variations in the healthcare system in each country from Asian EUS Group (AEG), Dr Kenjiro Yasuda who moderated the session emphasised on the standardisation of the EUS procedure

‘Standardisation of the EUS procedure is need of the hour’On the second day of the Asian EUS Congress 2017, a session was conducted to discuss the outcomes of research done by Asian EUS Group (AEG) and how a consensus can be build up to standardise the endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) procedure in various countries. The Asian EUS Group (AEG) is a group of EUS experts […]

Chennai creates history, becomes first city in South Asia to perform maximum number of heart transplants

The scarcity of various organs has posed to be an enormous barrier from saving many lives today. According to Government estimates, the need of organ transplants for new cases of organ failure every year is 2 lakh for kidneys; 30,000 for liver; and 50,000 for heart

Chennai creates history, becomes first city in South Asia to perform maximum number of heart transplantsFortis Centre for Heart Failure and Transplant at Fortis Malar Hospital successfully conducted 150 heart transplants in Chennai recently, creating a record. This is the first time any hospital has performed this number of heart transplants in South Asia. The centre has sustained an excellent outcome with one year survival rate which is over 90% […]