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 […]

Delhi: Docs save life of mother and foetus suffering from swine flu using ECMO

This was a rare and critical case for the doctors to ensure the survival of both the mother and the unborn foetus. The ECMO circuit acts as an artificial heart and lung for the patient during ECMO therapy

Delhi: Docs save life of mother and foetus suffering from swine flu using ECMOIn an extremely rare case, doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI), Okhla, New Delhi, treated a 30-year-old pregnant woman who had tested positive for swine flu (H1N1 virus). The case was extremely critical and complex as the foetus could not be delivered prematurely, but had to be protected from the virus while in the […]

Hospital celebrates ‘her’ birthday, after she makes a miraculous recovery

Gayatri Kale, (name changed) an 18-year-old girl was suffering from multi-organ failure when she was brought to Ruby Hall Clinic. Her life was at stake and doctors had no hope of her recovery. Her renal failure was also severely critical

Hospital celebrates ‘her’ birthday, after she makes a miraculous recoveryDoctors and staff at Ruby Hall Clinic celebrated the birthday of a young girl, who was admitted in ICU for the past 40 days, on Monday. The staff mentioned that it was not just occasion of her birthday, but the celebration was also to mark her rare recovery. She was suffering from acute viral illness […]

Medical miracle: Premature twin babies with low birth weight survive against odds

These ultra-micro-preemies are among the smallest twins to ever survive in India. The twins weighed just 475 and 617 gram at the time of birth  

Medical miracle: Premature twin babies with low birth weight survive against oddsA frightening dream transformed to reality for couple Shobha Kunwar and Ganpat Singh, when their twin baby boys, born weighing just 475 grams and 617 grams, fought for four months to survive a stormy course in the neonatal ICU of Jivanta Children’s Hospital, Udaipur. Born to Shobha Kunwar and Ganpat Singh from Jalore, Rajasthan, the […]