New Age Bio-Absorbable Stents to Revolutionize Cardiac Treatments in India

New Age Bio-Absorbable Stents to Revolutionize Cardiac Treatments in India

Bio-Absorbable stents, the next big thing in cardiac surgery, is all set to make its debut in India soon. The revolutionary stents, which dissolve in blood vessels after 18 months, currently come at quite a premium. “It will cost Rs 2.85 to 3 lakh for each stent , and the entire hospitalization may cost a patient over Rs 4 lakh for a single stent ,” said an administrator from a major Indian hospital. Drug coated…

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Bangalore’s Neuro Surgeon Removed Bullet From Nigerian Boy’s Brain

Bangalore’s  Neuro Surgeon Removed Bullet From Nigerian Boy’s Brain

A one-and-a-half-year-old boy, who had a bullet etched in his mind for about three months before Dr. Sharad Rajamani performed a surgery on him. The boy hailed from Borno, Nigeria and fell unconscious while playing at his home. The blood was emanating from the upper part of his head. He was immediately taken to the hospital, after which, doctors put stitches on his head. His parents were in a thought that the boy must have…

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Cycroblation Makes Cancer Treatment an Easy Procedure

Cycroblation Makes Cancer Treatment an Easy Procedure

Breast cancer is a serious concern with women as it makes them lose their breast. Till now, the only method available for the treatment of this body cancer is the surgery but a recent medical achievement indicates that it will soon be a thing of the past. Cycroblation, a new procedure has been introduced to destroy the tumors by freezing them. In this procedure, an extremely cold needle tip is repetitively inserted into the cancerous…

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Revolutionary Heartmate-II Marks Successful Debut in India

Revolutionary Heartmate-II Marks Successful Debut in India

The revolutionary HeartMate-II LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device), which made its successful debut in London a few months ago, has featured in another successful heart transplant operation in a Chennai hospital. “It is not just a technological breakthrough but has also given hope for many heart patients,” said Dr K R Balakrishnan, Cardiothoracic surgeon and Director of Cardiac Sciences at the leading Chennai hospital. “HeartMate-II LVAD is a small, battery-driven rotor pump device, the latest…

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12 Year Old Sudan Boy Successfully Undergoes Combined Transplant

12 Year Old Sudan  Boy Successfully Undergoes Combined Transplant

30th November, 2012.New Delhi. 12 year old boy successfully underwent a complex surgical operation for combined Kidney and Liver transplant. The medical procedure was performed at the Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. The Sudanese boy was reeling from a rare disorder called Hyperoxaluria which causes excessive urinary excretion of oxalate. The transplanted organs were donated by the patient’s two sisters. “In hyperoxaluria, while there is no liver failure, unless the liver is replaced to provide the…

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Successful Pair Donor Exchange in Andhra Hospital

Successful Pair Donor Exchange in Andhra Hospital

28 November, 2012. Hyderabad. In an endearing medical first, two patients with failed kidneys, swapped their other kidneys to save each other’s lives. The ‘pair donor exchange’ was performed at a Hyderabad hospital on November 7. The two patients, M.M Baig (50) and M. Devidas (44), are both doing well. Incidentally, both had their respective wives listed as primary donors. It was only when the blood groups didn’t match, that the two were paired up…

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LED Bulbs Treat Infant Jaundice in India

LED Bulbs Treat Infant Jaundice in India

Infant Jaundice has been a severe health concern in developing countries such as India, where lack of adequate healthcare in remote areas leads to a high Infant Mortality Rate. To counter this, several companies have developed phototherapy systems with LED bulbs which use much lesser electricity and conventional bulbs. These bulbs stay for as long as 50,000 hours and treat jaundice in infants at a much faster rate. GE Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. has even gone…

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Medical Tourism To Contribute 25% of Total GDP in Future: IMTCA

Medical Tourism To Contribute 25% of Total GDP in Future: IMTCA

22nd November, 2012. If Varsha Lafargue is to be believed, Medical Tourism in India could contribute 25% of the nation’s GDP. The IMTCA founder and chairperson added that medical tourism had already been playing a major role as a source of national income in countries like Israel and Jordan. “The sector right now is highly unorganised, where only a handful of hospitals and doctors are reaping benefits. Given the existing infrastructure, highly skilled doctors and…

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Medical Tourism To Contribute 25% of Total GDP in Future: IMTCA

Medical Tourism To Contribute 25% of Total GDP in Future: IMTCA

If Varsha Lafargue is to be believed, Medical Tourism in India could contribute 25% of the nation’s GDP. The IMTCA founder and chairperson added that medical tourism had already been playing a major role as a source of national income in countries like Israel and Jordan.The sector right now is highly unorganised, where only a handful of hospitals and doctors are reaping benefits. Given the existing infrastructure, highly skilled doctors and medical professionals and low-cost…

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Diabetes in TB Patients is a Risk Factor, Says Study

Diabetes in TB Patients is a Risk Factor, Says Study

With November being the Diabetes awareness month, it is time for you to be aware about risk factor associated with this disease. As per the recent findings, around 44 percent of TB patients in Kerala have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. These new findings regarding the TB patients suffering from diabetes were published in the October edition of PLoS One journal. The study was conducted as a part of the ‘TB Operations Research Training Project’….

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