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Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction and Caecal Perforation

"Pseudo-obstruction of the colon" refers to a condition in which physical and radiologic findings identical to those associated with mechanical obstruction of the large bowel are found, but no organic cause of colonic distention can be identified… Continue reading...

COUPLE RELATIONSHIP DURING PREGNANCY: Changes & challenges

A positive relationship between the pregnant woman and her partner plays a vital role during the transition to parenthood A poor relationship can contribute to mental health disorders during pregnancy and post-childbirth period Factors that… Continue reading...

Intestinal Obstruction Due To Tuberculous Etiology

A patient recently visited Dr Vanesha Varik at Aster Hospital, Mankhool with complaints of severe abdominal pain, continuous vomiting [in spite of no food intake] and obstipation in nearly 36 hrs Upon examination, the patient was found to be well… Continue reading...

CASE OF HIATUS HERNIA WITH ESOPHAGITIS

A 58-year-old woman presented to Aster Hospital, Mankhool with a prolonged history of nearly 20 years of heartburn, upper abdominal pain and disturbed sleep due to regurgitation She was being treated - for 'acidity' by various doctors and she… Continue reading...

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery in Colorectal Procedure

SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery) is a minimal invasive technique in which the surgeon operates almost exclusively through a single entry point, typically through the patient’s navel In comparison to the traditional keyhole… Continue reading...

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… Continue reading...

Ear Infection in Infants/Children

  An ear infection (Acute Otitis Media) is most often a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the tiny vibrating bones of the ear Ear infections frequently are… Continue reading...

Diabetes & How to Avoid it

1 What Is Diabetes and What Are Different Types of Diabetes Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a condition where concentration of glucose in blood is higher than normal A Person has Diabetes Mellitus if one of the following is present: Fasting… Continue reading...

CHRONIC OTITIS MEDIA AND OSSICULOPLASTY

Ossiculoplasty refers to the surgical process of restoring the hearing system between the tympanic membrane and oval window The aim of an Ossiculoplasty surgery is to reform the faulty ossicular chain (chain of three bones: Malleus, Incus and… Continue reading...

Depression During Pregnancy

We often hear words like postpartum depression or the baby blues, which occurs shortly after the birth of a baby, but we don't hear as much about depression that occurs during pregnancy which is termed as prenatal depression An estimated 14 to 23… Continue reading...