Understanding what it means to be on the ventilator

Dr Sanjith Saseedharan, Head, Intensive Care Unit, SL Raheja Hospital, shares his insights about how ventilators in hospitals work, and how they have become an integral part of the treatment process

Understanding what it means to be on the ventilator  When the patient is unable to breathe well, the doctors put the patient on a ventilator, which assists his/her in breathing. At times, the ventilator is used inside an operation theatre to facilitate surgery. The doctor does this process by passing a small tube (Endotracheal Tube), under anaesthesia, through the mouth which connects the […]

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life

For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers from Italy and the United States report. The results of their meta-analysis will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life“If you suffer from migraine headaches and are obese, losing weight will ameliorate the quality of your family and social life as well as your work and school productivity. Your overall quality of life will greatly improve,” said lead study author Claudio Pagano, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of […]

Pune doctor cures patient with rare congenital defect

The surgery lasted for two hours, with minimal blood loss, and the results were miraculous. With no evidence of brain stem or spinal cord injury, the patient could walk without support on the third day. The patient felt immediate relief in her problems

Pune doctor cures patient with rare congenital defectFor a 55-year-old woman, the last ten years of her life have marked a period of struggle and pain. She felt a tingling in her limbs, and weakness in both the hands. She has vertigo and had lost her sense of balance, and she couldn’t even walk in a straight line. Moreover, she had constant […]

Mumbai: 24-year-old man with rare respiratory disorder undergoes 55th surgery

The patient suffered from recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP), since the age of 3 years. He has undergone 54 operations till now, to get rid of the wart-like growths (papillomas) in the respiratory tract. His 55th surgery was done as Kohinoor Hospital with the help of coblation and laser. The patient who found it difficult to breathe and speak, is back on track now. The condition known as RRP is rare, 1 in 5,000 suffer from it

Mumbai: 24-year-old man with rare respiratory disorder undergoes 55th surgeryAmol Bhavari, a 24-year-old Pune resident, who couldn’t breathe or speak properly, suffered from recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP), which is a rare disorder characterised by the development of small, wart-like growths (papillomas) in the respiratory tract. He would undergo surgeries to remove the papillomas after every four months. He was diagnosed with RRP since the […]

Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgery

According to a new study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnoea have a significantly higher risk of complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after major surgery

Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgeryPeople having surgery may be more likely to experience cardiovascular problems afterward when they have a common night-time breathing disorder known as sleep apnoea, a study suggests. Compared to patients without apnoea, people with severe apnoea were more than twice as likely to die of heart complications or experience serious cardiac events like heart attacks […]

Women at a higher risk of pregnancy complications after weight-loss surgery

Women, who have undergone a weight-loss surgery before pregnancy, were more likely to deliver premature babies, claims a study. The study was presented at the Meeting ‘European Congress on Obesity’

Women at a higher risk of pregnancy complications after weight-loss surgeryWomen who have undergone weight-loss surgery appear to be at higher risk of developing complications during pregnancy, and their babies seem more likely to be born prematurely, small for gestational age, have congenital anomalies and be admitted to intensive care, according to the most comprehensive assessment of how bariatric surgery affects pregnancy outcomes. The systematic […]

Mumbai: Doctors remove an 8-inch screwdriver from man’s rectum, without performing surgery

Doctors at Global Hospital, Parel successfully managed to extract the tool by using an endoscopic procedure

Mumbai: Doctors remove an 8-inch screwdriver from man’s rectum, without performing surgeryDoctors safely removed an almost 8-inch screwdriver from the rectum of a 54-year-old carpenter on Friday evening, more than 48 hours after he had used it to apply pain medication on his haemorrhoids. On Friday evening, the doctors removed the 8-inch screwdriver from the 54-year-old carpenter’s rectum, in a safe manner without injuring the patient. […]

“If we don’t manage to secure funds, he will not survive”

Kiansh has been suffering from Budd-Chari syndrome, a rare liver disease. He was diagnosed with the disease when he was just two-months-old. And the only option by which he can survive is through a liver transplantation

“If we don’t manage to secure funds, he will not survive”“I have to donate a part of my liver, to save my son’s life, If I don’t he will not survive. And my mission is to save his life,” says teary eyed Varshala Ingle, mother of a two-year-old Kiansh. Kiansh has been suffering from Budd-Chari syndrome, a rare liver disease. He was diagnosed with the […]

#EndTB: Surgeries at Sewri TB Hospital on hold due to lack of resident doctors

According to the information gathered through the Right to Information (RTI) from 2013 to 2018, 66 staff members including doctors at Mumbai’s Sewri TB Hospital have contracted tuberculosis. This number has now been drastically lowered due to effective infection control

#EndTB: Surgeries at Sewri TB Hospital on hold due to lack of resident doctorsNon-availability of doctors at Sewri TB Hospital has forced the administration to postpone a number of surgeries. Major surgeries have been pending since the past few months. As the young resident doctors are not joining the TB Hospital. According to the experts, fear of contracting the infection is the main reason for young doctors to […]

Sexually active women more prone to cervical cancer

Dr Mohita Goyal, a Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Motherhood Hospital, Kharadi, shares that the incidence of cervical cancer has increased in the women in their 20s, which was earlier noticed in the women above the age of 30. She adds that being more sexually active can make you more prone to this cancer

Sexually active women more prone to cervical cancerGlobally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer. The primary risk factor is the human papillomavirus. Commonly misunderstood as cancer of the cervical spine, this cancer develops in women at the entrance to the womb from the vagina, the cervix. Although the condition was earlier common in women above the age of 30, now, […]
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