Pune doctors treat thalassaemia patient with severe dengue

She showed several complications which are not commonly seen among other dengue cases. While being admitted to the hospital, her blood pressure was very low and also her haemoglobin levels had plummeted

Dengue is spreading at an alarming rate this season. It has now emerged as a public health concern in Maharashtra. Pune has recently witnessed a case with a severe manifestation of this dreadful disease. Sheetal Shinde is a 22-year-old woman who is a thalassaemia patient since the last fifteen years. She is suffering from dengue […]

Stopping low-dose aspirin treatment harmful for heart health

Those who stopped the aspirin treatment were 37 per cent more likely to have an adverse cardiovascular event than those who continued the therapy. This is equivalent to 1 in every 74 patients who quit aspirin having a heart attack, a stroke, or dying as a result of a cardiovascular event

Stopping low-dose aspirin treatment harmful for heart healthResearchers led by Johan Sundström, a professor of epidemiology at Uppsala University in Sweden, set out to examine the effect of stopping low-dose aspirin treatment on the odds of having a second heart attack or stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that people at risk of having a heart attack take low-dose aspirin preventively. […]

Doctors treat a 72-year-old with endovascular thrombectomy

An oral chemotherapy for lung cancer affected the speech of a 72-year-old woman. Doctors detected a clot in her brain and decide to remove the clot using a technique called ‘Endovascular Thrombectomy’. The treatment is routinely performed on patients with acute stroke caused due to a block in the cerebral arteries

While undergoing oral chemotherapy for lung cancer on September 7, the speech of a 72-year-old woman started getting affected. Furthermore, she complained of severe weakness on the right side of her body. She was then rushed to Hiranandani Hospital in Navi Mumbai. The doctors performed an MRI of the brain which revealed a complete blockage […]

KEM hospital stroke unit gives a new lease of life to 38 patients

This is a first of its kind unit, wherein a BMC run hospital has managed to treat thirty-eight patients successfully since its inception. It has helped make stroke treatment available to a lower socio-economic class of people

KEM hospital’s stroke unit has successfully treated thirty eight patients in the last two years.  The BMC run hospital had started a first of its kind service for stroke management in public hospital in October 2015 with the aim to help a stroke patient during the golden hour. “A Stroke is one of the leading […]

Brain stroke is fast growing threat to Indian youths, say doctors  

It is said the incidence of stroke in India is much higher than western industrialised countries. Doctors say since stroke is a major cause of death and disability, there needs to be awareness and a robust emergency system in place so that patient gets treatment at the earliest

Brain stroke is fast growing threat to Indian youths, say doctors  A recent study published in JAMA Neurology, a medical journal, shows a rising number of younger US adults are being hospitalised for strokes. Doctors say that while there is no data on the same for India, unhealthy lifestyle and rampant smoking have contributed to growing number of brain stroke cases in youth, especially in metros […]

Spider venom can be used for future stroke therapy

Researchers found that the protein blocked acid-sensing ion channels in the brain – something they say are key drivers of brain damage after stroke. The protein showed great promise as a future stroke treatment

Scientists found a single dose of the protein Hi1a worked on lab rats. They said it showed “great promise as a future stroke treatment” but had not yet been tested in human trials. The Stroke Association said the research was at its early stages but it would “welcome any treatment that has the potential to […]