Author: Chandni Tourani

Childhood Cancer; Know the Warnings

Childhood Cancer updated blog picture

Cancer in children accounts for just 1 % of the total number of cancer cases. The ‘Golden Ribbon’ which is symbolic of paediatric cancers denotes the importance in curing these cancers. Although rare, they cause much distress in the young parents and immediate family members, for obvious reasons. Unlike adult cancers, the onset can be quite rapid and dramatic. Continue reading “Childhood Cancer; Know the Warnings”

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Thyroidectomy for a Massive Goiter

Thyroidectomy

Multi nodular goiter is a relatively common thyroid disorder with a marked female preponderance. Most of these goiters weigh less than 100 grams. Glands weighing more than 500 grams are extremely unusual and often result as a consequence of ignorance, neglect, lack of inadequate medical facility, fear of undergoing surgery or due to an unusually rapid growth as in malignancy. These patients pose a specific surgical challenge and need to be managed by experienced surgeons. Continue reading “Thyroidectomy for a Massive Goiter”

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Tips To Keep Your Baby Safe

Baby Safety Tips

Providing a safe environment is an important part of caring for new born babies. Babies need to be safe at home and also when they’re away from home. There are some simple things you can do to help keep your baby safe and secure at all times. Your child’s safety is your responsibility. The following tips should help you to keep your baby away from harm: Continue reading “Tips To Keep Your Baby Safe”

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Children and Allergies: Who has allergies and why?

Allergies in Children

With coughing, sneezing, itching and vomiting only being a few, children with allergies can face various miserable symptoms, making their life difficult. Allergies in children may be precipitated due to various reasons, including seasonal changes, different kinds of food, changes in the place of stay etc. Continue reading “Children and Allergies: Who has allergies and why?”

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Septic Shock Fluid Therapy – Bedside Metrics

A male patient in the hospital.

A 49 year old male patient was brought to Aster Hospital on 26th November 2017 upon feeling uneasy and passing loose stools.

Comorbids were – Hypertensive on Tab Bisoprolol 2.5 mg OD, Dyslipidemia on Tab Atorva 20 mg HS. Continue reading “Septic Shock Fluid Therapy – Bedside Metrics”

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Infant Choking

Infant Choking

Infant choking is scary, but is largely preventable. In order to help prevent choking, it is important to understand why babies are so vulnerable to choking and measures to be taken to prevent infant choking.

Choking is a common cause of injury and death in young children, primarily because their small airways are easily obstructed. It takes time for babies to master the ability to chew and swallow food, and babies might not be able to cough forcefully enough to dislodge an airway obstruction. As babies explore their environments, they also commonly put objects into their mouths, which can lead to infant choking. Continue reading “Infant Choking”

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Winter Health Myths To Stop Believing

Winter Myths to stop believing

The winter season leads to rampant increase in various health concerns including flu, influenza, asthma, sinusitis etc. Majority of these health conditions are caused due to the change in temperatures, poor dietary practices and limited exposure to sunlight. The first step towards ensuring good health during the winter is to be aware of the facts and distinguish the truth from false. A few of the common misconceptions about health during the winter, which we need to stop believing are; Continue reading “Winter Health Myths To Stop Believing”

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Why Men Need To Visit The Doctor More Often?

Why Men Need To Visit The Dr More Often?

1. Do you agree that men are generally reluctant to visit doctors for regular check-ups?

Most men only consult with a specialist when they realize that there may be an underlying health condition that is affecting their quality of life. However, we do see a lot of men these days who take responsibility for their health. They are aware of what good health is and consider it important to get checked regularly. Even with reference to conversations about generic health awareness, it is always women’s health that is focused on majorly. This could also be a causative factor, as men are less aware of various health conditions that could affect them. Continue reading “Why Men Need To Visit The Doctor More Often?”

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Minimally Invasive Single port Pancreatic Necrosectomy

Pancreatic Necrosectomy

Minimally Invasive Single port Pancreatic Necrosectomy in a Patient with Severe Pancreatitis and Infected Pancreatic Necrosis.

A 36-year-old male patient was admitted to Aster Hospital, Mankhool 2 months ago with severe pancreatitis. His clinical course was further complicated by development of pancreatic necrosis within the first 2 weeks of hospitalization. He developed severe sepsis leading to renal dysfunction and acute lung injury secondary to MRSA bacteremia. The source of MRSA was localized to the necrotic areas of the pancreas and peri-pancreatic tissues as detected on a positive culture on an aspirate from the necrotic areas. The patient was managed using a multi-disciplinary approach under the specialties of Gastroenterology, Intensive Care, Hepatology and Surgery. Continue reading “Minimally Invasive Single port Pancreatic Necrosectomy”

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Adrenal Crisis

Adrenal Crisis

On 2nd December 2017, Aster Hospital’s Critical Care Department encountered a 30 year old male patient who experienced vomiting multiple times, had profuse sweating and general uneasiness with myalgia. The patient was brought to the ER, and was found to have tachycardia and hypotension. He was diagnosed with;

  • Adrenal insufficiency (shock)/Septic shock
  • Acute kidney injury – Ischemic Acute Tubular Necrosis.
  • Acromegaly with panhypopituitarism on replacement therapy

Continue reading “Adrenal Crisis”

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