CM Fadnavis aims to make Maha cataract-free by 2019

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis's dream of making Maharashtra a cataract-free state will soon come true. CM Fadnavis himself has taken initiative which is not only for senior citizens but also for entire Maharashtra state. Approximately in 20 months, 17 lakh free cataract surgeries will be done. Apart from this, free spectacles will be distributed to these patients

CM Fadnavis aims to make Maha cataract-free by 2019There is a backlog of around 17 lakh surgeries across the state. Cataract of more than 5 lakhs people is mature. Therefore, CM Fadnavis decided to make Maharashtra cataract free. The Padma Shri awardee, Dr Tatyarao Lahane, joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), is appointed as the chief coordinator for the […]

Daytime wounds heal faster than injuries at night, discover researchers

The key to accelerated daytime wound healing, the scientists found, was that skin cells moved more rapidly to repair the wound and there was also more collagen, the main structural protein in skin, deposited around the wound site

Daytime wounds heal faster than injuries at night, discover researchersOur internal body clocks cause wounds such as cuts and burns sustained during the day to heal around 60 per cent faster than those sustained at night, scientists have discovered in a finding that has implications for surgery and wound-healing medicines. It found burns sustained at night took an average of 28 days to heal, […]

Overestimating levels of pain post-surgery can make patients more anxious

The study noted that the patients' average expected pain rating immediately following surgery was 4.66, compared to an actual pain rating of 2.56.  Researchers believe the study results will improve the way in which medical providers explain the surgical procedure so as to alleviate unfounded anxiety

Overestimating levels of pain post-surgery can make patients more anxiousPeople experience unnecessary anxiety when thinking about post-operative pain  A recent study presented during the annual conference of the American Society of Anaesthesiologists revealed people were more afraid of surgery and pain than we would expect. Patients usually overestimate the amount of post-operative they would experience, which leads to a significant increase in their anxiety […]

Pune doc gets two European patents for medical innovations

Dr Suresh Patankar has got two European patents, the first one is for preparing an herbal composition, which helps in healing wounds. The second patent is for the treatment of small kidney stones. Both the treatments have been practiced on more than 2000 patients

Pune doc gets two European patents for medical innovationsProfessor (Dr) Suresh Patankar, a Pune based urologist and President of Ace Multi Specialty Hospital and Research Centre, Erandwane has got two European patents, the first one for an herbal composition for wound healing, especially after surgeries and the second one for treatment of small kidney stones and preventing them from recurring. Patankar said, “For […]

Here’s India’s 1st woman dentist-turned-forensic expert

If you are a fan of crime shows and would like to get some thrilling fun in life, one person you should meet for sure in the city is Dr Hemlata Pandey Gala, a forensic odontologist. Haven’t heard of the field? We will solve this mystery for you

Here’s India’s 1st woman dentist-turned-forensic expertIt is believed that passion can often be a very powerful force in making a person work tirelessly. And that stands true, at least in the case of this wonder woman, Dr Hemlata Pandey Gala. Any person who asks her what her profession is tends to look at her with a sense of awe and […]

Pune oncologists start support group for head and neck cancer patients

The support group will undertake activities for continuous rehabilitation. Lectures on how to swallow food and how to speak would be arranged for the survivors. Also, special attention would be given to keep a check that patient does not go back to consuming tobacco and other tobacco related products

Pune oncologists start support group for head and neck cancer patientsA group of oncologists along with Nag Foundation have taken an initiative to start a one-of-its-kind support group for head and neck cancer survivors in Pune. At a time when there is much work being done to form support groups for breast cancer, head and neck cancer remains to be a neglected area. The real […]

Krushna meets his mother, ex-armyman father hunts for job to pay bills

After successful heart transplant on Krushna his mother met him for the first time on Thursday. But his father is still at his hometown, arranging money for Krushna’s treatment

Krushna meets his mother, ex-armyman father hunts for job to pay billsKrushna, who was waiting for six months to get heart, has recently undergone heart transplant surgery. Its been two days that the surgery took place and Krushna is recovering at ICU in Fortis hospital in Mumbai. Doctors said they have kept him in unconscious state so that he does not do too many movements. Krushna’s […]

Father seeks financial help to treat daughter with rare liver condition

Nayra is currently admitted at Jaslok hospital and an interventional procedure has been performed on her. In order to continue further treatment, the couple are planning to sell their home in Mahim

Father seeks financial help to treat daughter with rare liver conditionNayra is just a one-year-old child who is suffering from a rare liver disease called Budd Chiari Syndrome. Nayra’s parents Vidita and Anil Parmar are doing their best to provide her the best treatment available. According to the doctors, Nayra might need a liver transplant but she is too young to sustain the surgery. For […]

How to deal with gallstones: Know its causes, prevention and treatment

Talk with your doctors before trying to treat gallstones by yourself. They can help you receive a correct diagnosis. They can also advise you on all of your treatment options. If you have yellowing of the eyes, fever or chills, and intense abdominal pain, seek medical care immediately

How to deal with gallstones: Know its causes, prevention and treatmentWhat are gallstones? Gallstones are hard deposits that form in your gallbladder. There are two types of gallstones: cholesterol gallstones, which are most common and made up of excess cholesterol pigment gallstones, which are made up of excess bilirubin Surgery is a common treatment for gallstones, but you may be able to treat them with […]

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 […]
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