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PCMC’s first AHFV,which is installed at the Aditya Birla Hospital,has helped save the life of a critically ill new born.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE |
May 6, 2009 3:54:48 am

AHFV helps saves new born
PCMC’s first AHFV,which is installed at the Aditya Birla Hospital,has helped save the life of a critically ill new born. The little baby girl born to Dr. Smita Dudhale by LSCS (Lower segment Caesarean section) developed breathing difficulty soon after birth and was transferred to a children’s hospital and put on a ventilator. She was diagnosed to have me-conium aspiration syndrome and pulmonary hypertension (a near fatal condition where the lungs and heart both do not function normally) and was transferred to the Aditya Birla Hospital,and was instantly put on the newly installed advanced high frequency ventilator and was given nitric oxide gas to decrease pressure in the lungs and improve the blood supply. “The Oscillatory ventilation is characterized by high respiratory rates up to 15 hertz (900 breaths per minute). The rates used vary widely depending upon patient type and disease condition. High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV) generates very low tidal volumes that are generally less than the dead space of the lung. Different mechanisms of gas transfer come into play in HFOV compared to normal mechanical ventilation”,said Dr. Sachin Shah,Director Pediatrics and Neonatology,Aditya Birla Hospital. The baby eventually began showing signs of improvement and was discharged two weeks later after finally having improved for the better.

Eye camp by AFMC
A surgical camp that was recently organised b the Armed Forces Medical College saw,Maj Gen Gautam Ravindranath,VSM,Dean & Deputy Commandant of Armed Forces Medical College distribute drugs to the patients who underwent cataract surgery in a surgical eye camp organised by the Dept of Ophthalmology at AFMC. All these patients underwent cataract extraction with implantation of intraocular lens by a team of surgeons led by Col Ajay Banerjee,Prof & HOD,Dept. of Ophthalmology. Patients for this camp were screened from villages of Urali Kanchan,Kasurdi & surrounding areas.

Workshop conducted
The Gynecology Department of Ruby Hall organized a 2-day surgical workshop entitled “SURGIGYN 2009”,on May 2 and May 3. The focus of which was the Pelvic floor and its understanding,and the various treatment options.. The purpose was to expose practitioners to the simple and correct methods that they can learn and can adapt it to their practice for the betterment of patients. About the workshop,Dr Sunita Tandulwadkar,head of the gynecology department at Ruby Hall clinic says,“Women in India,as world over are surviving longer,and newer age related feminine problems are coming to the fore. Some of them are urinary symptoms along with laxity of vagina and related structures that a lady has to deal with. These have social as well as sexual connotations and can severely undermine the patients’ confidence as well as medical health newer techniques,both in terms of diagnosis as well as treatment,which are simple surgical procedure to complex surgery,have evolved which can help in helping women lead normal healthy lives.”

Free check-up
Dharma Orthopaedic Centre in association Indian Red Cross Society is organising a free orthopaedic check-up camp on May 8. Bone related problems like nack pain,back pain,knee joint pain,fractures and other problems. The last date for registration for the camp is May 7. and the camp is to be held at Indian Red Cross Society,Rastha Peth,from 10 am to 1 pm. Dharma Orthopaedic Centre has been organozing such camps for those who cannot afford to pay for such check up. More information can be sought on following numbers: 020-26058974 or 020-26130311

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