How an electrical implant is helping paralysed people walk again

Three people whose legs were paralysed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord - along with months of intense rehab, researchers reported

How an electrical implant is helping paralysed people walk againTwo separate teams of scientists have revealed for the first time that the technique, together with physical training, has allowed three out of the five people treated to walk again after losing all voluntary movement below the site of an injury. Experts say the device, which is placed below the injury, helps lost signals from […]

Mumbai: Stray dog with private parts cut found in Vile Parle, hospitalised 

On September 3, a woman from Vile Parle, Mumbai, found a stray dog lying in a pool of blood. The condition of the dog was critical.  The dog’s private parts were slit with a sharp object. The dog is now recuperating at Mumbai’s Bai Sakerbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital, Parel

Mumbai: Stray dog with private parts cut found in Vile Parle, hospitalised A stray dog, whose testicles have been slit, has been admitted to Mumbai’s Bai Sakerbai Dinshaw Petit hospital, Parel. It is currently undergoing treatment and has lost an excessive amount of the blood in the last two days and is in the critical state. According to the doctors, the flow of the blood is stopped. […]

Constipated man gets emergency surgery after his colon bursts

A British man’s worsening battle with constipation ended up costing him part of his gut, due to a rare, sometimes unexplainable condition known as ‘megacolon’

Constipated man gets emergency surgery after his colon burstsThere’s no question that constipation is uncomfortable. But sometimes it can be downright dangerous, as detailed in a paper published in BMJ Case Reports this month. As the report explains, a 24-year-old man’s colon burst from storing too much faeces. According to the report, the unidentified patient visited the emergency room after experiencing abdominal pain […]

Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant performed on diabetic patient

Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant is an operation to replace kidney and pancreas at the same time in a patient who has kidney failure and also suffers from diabetes, needing very high insulin dose to control sugars

Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant performed on diabetic patientSahyadri Hospital recently conducted complex and critical simultaneous kidney- pancreas transplantation.  A diabetic patient successfully underwent simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant recently. Diabetes is one of the most common problems in India and can affect various organs. Replacing kidney and pancreas is one of the most useful solution, however, pancreas transplant are still rare in India. Elaborating […]

Mumbai: Doctors remove 650 grams tumour from man’s stomach after 8 hour surgery

Doctors from Mumbai’s civic-run Sion hospital have successfully operated a man, who was suffering from a very rare leiomyosarcoma of the prostate glands. After 8 hours of surgery doctors managed to remove 650 grams tumour

Mumbai: Doctors remove 650 grams tumour from man’s stomach after 8 hour surgeryDoctors from Mumbai’s civic-run Sion Hospital have successfully removed a prostate tumour from a 58-year-old man’s stomach. According to the doctors, the tumour weighing 650 grams and was 7 centimetres in size was removed after 8 hours of surgery. Doctors say prostate tumour of this size is very rare and there are very few cases […]

Mumbai: JJ doctors save uteruses of 52 women suffering from ‘placenta praevia’

Post-delivery to stop blood loss, the doctors remove the uteruses of women, who are suffering from ‘placenta praevia.’ However, a Mumbai gynaecologist, Dr Ashok Anand, has developed a procedure, which is done at the time of Caesarean section which can stop bleeding, as well as, save the uterus. He and his team has managed to save uteruses of 52 women with this technique

Mumbai: JJ doctors save uteruses of 52 women suffering from ‘placenta praevia’In the past two years, doctors from Mumbai’s state-run Sir JJ Group of Hospitals have managed to save uterus of 52 pregnant women. According to the doctors, these women were suffering from placenta praevia, a condition when the placenta attaches inside the uterus, but near or under the cervical opening. The complications include dangerously low […]

All you need to know about appendicitis and its symptoms

Appendicitis is a medical emergency that almost always requires prompt surgery. One study suggests that the appendix may have some role in gut immunity, but nothing is definite. One thing we do know: We can live without it, without apparent consequences

All you need to know about appendicitis and its symptomsAppendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a 3 1/2-inch-long tube of tissue that extends from the large intestine. Appendicitis is a medical emergency that almost always requires prompt surgery to remove the appendix. Left untreated, an inflamed appendix will eventually burst, or perforate, spilling infectious materials into the abdominal cavity. This can lead to […]

China: Doctor performs 9 surgeries before undergoing one himself

A doctor named Liang Fuqun earned massive praise from millions of netizens for displaying selfless dedication in fulfilling his duties while suffering in his own pain. He was captured on video being injected with a painkiller while performing surgery on a patient

China: Doctor performs 9 surgeries before undergoing one himselfWhat if a surgeon gets acute appendicitis in the middle of an operation? If you’re this Chinese doctor, you complete the surgery – and carry out eight more. Obstetrician Liang Fuqun was already feeling abdominal pain before he went to work at a hospital in Si county, Anhui province, in eastern China, on June 24. […]

Doctors cut out 60% of a woman’s liver to save her life

As the tumour-like mass in the right side of her liver proved to be life-threatening, doctors at D.Y. Patil Hospital in Navi Mumbai carried out a six hour long surgical procedure to extract the mass

Doctors cut out 60% of a woman’s liver to save her lifeSince the past several years, Malatabai Kadam has been having severe stomach pains. The 52-year-old resident of Bhokar village in Nanded district decided to visit a hospital to find out the reason behind her unbearable stomach pain. At Ambajogai’s Swami Ramananda Tirtha Civil Hospital she met Dr Sudhir Deshmukh. Dr Deshmukh diagnosed her with a […]

In a first, doctors in Texas re-grown soldier’s ear on forearm

U.S. Army surgeons have successfully transplanted a new ear on a soldier who lost her left ear in a car accident. The procedure, involved harvesting cartilage from the soldier's ribs to carve out a replacement, which was then placed under the skin of the forearm to allow the ear to grow

In a first, doctors in Texas re-grown soldier’s ear on forearmShamika Burrage survived a near-fatal car accident two years ago, but not without losing something pretty important: her left ear. Now, thanks to a novel procedure performed at an Army medical centre in Texas, Burrage is getting that ear back in a most unusual way. Plastic surgeons harvested cartilage from Burrage’s ribs to create a […]
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