Robotic prosthetic limbs boon for amputees

Robotic prosthetic limbs boon for amputees

The old-style prosthetic limbs were quite helpful but the newly developed robotic prosthetic limbs are a real boon for amputees. These limbs appear real because of the same skin tone, furthermore they work through bio-sensors sensing signals from one’s muscular or nervous system for performing a particular task. Amit Bhanti, Global CEO, Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics (CPO), a global premium provider of prosthetics and orthotics informed, “Unlike the prosthetic body parts that hardly helped people…

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Decrease in Medical Brain Drain from India

Decrease in Medical Brain Drain from India

In the 1990’s, Paul Ramesh, one of the well-known Indian emigrant doctors, shifted to Britain to get the best surgical training, later to earn a good pay cheque and have better living standards. But today, he is back in his hometown Chennai, Tamil Nadu and treating his patients from the West. Although the amount of Indian doctors working abroad is large but Apollo Hospitals says that on a yearly basis, their national chain gets around…

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Pakistani Toddler Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant in India

Pakistani Toddler Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant in India

Nalain Aziz could not have asked for a better birthday gift. The Pakistani toddler, who turns 2 on April 26, got a new lease of life at the  Apollo Hospital in India. Aziz was treated for Biliary Atresia – a rare medical condition where there is a disconnect between the intestine and liver. The patient had developed jaundice only 7 days after birth and was diagnosed with endstage liver failure, even throwing blood, when doctors…

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Major Domino Kidney Transplant Performed In India

Major Domino Kidney Transplant Performed In India

On Saturday, 25th January’14, there were 6 transplants were performed simultaneously on Saturday in three hospitals in Mumbai. A father donated his kidney to his son, three wives did the same for their husbands and two wives also got a lease of life from their husbands. This medical practice is now regarded as the largest and 2nd domino kidney transplant in India. In the last domino transplants on 25th June’13, there were 5 donors and…

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Scarless Vision Regain Surgery of a Nigerian Patient at Columbia Asia, Hebbal

Scarless Vision Regain Surgery of a Nigerian Patient at Columbia Asia, Hebbal

42-year old Abaeze Dokubo (Name Changed) completely ignored his consistent headaches and nasal troubles from the past one year.  When he suffered total vision loss in his right eye, he consulted doctors in his own country. A Ethmoid sinus tumor between his eyes was diagnosed with a CT and MRI scan that had occurred due to Nasal Sinus Cancer.  This was the cause of vision loss in his right eye and then his left eye….

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Mumbai doctors remove 20 kg rare ovarian tumor from 50-yr-old

Mumbai doctors remove 20 kg rare ovarian tumor from 50-yr-old

Possibly the first case in India, doctors at a city hospital in Mumbai removes a 20 kg tumor from the stomach of a 50-year old woman. According to the doctors, they had never seen such a huge tumor and it was probably the heaviest tumor that has been removed in India successfully. They now wish to send this case study for getting published in a medical journal. Shobha Kolhe, the patient, had met the doctors…

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Tanzanian Conjoined Twins Separated After 12-hour Surgery

Tanzanian Conjoined Twins Separated After 12-hour Surgery

Ericana and Eluidi, the nine-month-old conjoined twins from Tanzania have been separated by the surgeons of Apollo Hospital, Chennai, after a 12-hour surgery. These brothers were joined at the posterior and shared a penis, an anus and urinary passage, therefore termed as pygopagus twins, a rare condition. These twins were brought into the operation theatre at 7’o clock in the morning. A team of 20 specialists was led by Dr. V Sripathi, senior consultant in…

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Get IVF in India and take the embryo to your country

Get IVF in India and take the embryo to your country

The Commerce Ministry has issued a notification that couples with no babies can now bring their ‘embryo’ into their country once they are done with the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) abroad. The notice of the directorate-general of foreign trade (DGFT) informs that the import of the human embryo will be ‘free’. However, a no-objection certificate will be necessary from the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR). Earlier, the issueless couples who opted for surrogacy and a…

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A Bangalore hospital gets a breakthrough in Paralysis treatment

A Bangalore hospital gets a breakthrough in Paralysis treatment

A Bangalore hospital has put-forth a claim that they have been successful in coming out with a treat of spine repair through stem cell therapy as a cure for paralysis. During a press meet, the hospital communicated the successful cases of some of their paralysed patients who were treated here. One of such patients was Khaleed Abdullah, a soldier from Yemen. During a war, 4 years ago, he was shot in his spinal cord that…

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Doctors at Fortis Hospital Mumbai Help Iraqi Woman to Get Rid of Congenital Hip Dislocation

Doctors at Fortis Hospital Mumbai Help Iraqi Woman to Get Rid of Congenital Hip Dislocation

It is not less than a miracle. An Iraqi woman, with a congenital hip dislocation, thanked the doctors of Fortis Hospital in Mulund (Mumbai, India) for making her walk again after 32 years. According to the doctors, she was suffering from a congenital hip dislocation. Dr. Sachin Bhonsle, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Fortis hospital said, “She had a hip dislocation at birth and she grew up with it. She had approached many doctors, but everyone refused…

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