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Successful Treatment of Cauda Equina Syndrome with Satisfactory Outcome

A 63 year old male was referred to Aster Hospital’s Neurology Department for evaluation of ‘Painless urinary retention’. The patient was seen by a Urologist in another clinic for urinary retention and was catheterized a week back. Two failed attempts at removing the urinary catheter, prompted the doctor to seek Neurology reference.

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Aster Emergency App – Saving Lives during the Golden Hour

Aster Emergency App

• Shall help revolutionise emergency care, saving thousands of lives with immediate availability of emergency responders during the Golden Hour, through leveraging technology and training.

• As part of “Aster Volunteers” programme, Aster DM Healthcare initiates 3,00,000 new BLS training for Volunteers over the next 3 years across India & GCC for widening its current pool of 2,00,000 BLS Trained people

• President of India met the Delegates from Aster DM Healthcare along with ministers and MPs for a pre-launch brief of “Aster Emergency App” at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan today

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Tips For Combating Unsettled Weather in Dubai

Weather conditions in Dubai have been pretty unsettled over the last few weeks. This has led to an upsurge of cases of cases of pharyngitis, bronchitis, intractable cough and conjunctivitis. It is advisable to check the weather forecast every morning you step out of the house.

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Increasing number of patients with GERD being defected, Say Experts from Aster Hospital and Clinic

Local experts urge early detection of GERD symptoms – a chronic digestive disease and encourage seeking appropriate medical attention to improve quality of life

  • On the occasion of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week, Aster Hospital and Clinic initiates a nationwide programme to increase awareness of symptoms and treatment in order to alleviate discomfort for people suffering from the disease.
  • Specialists at Aster Hospital and Clinic are receiving an increasing number of patients with this condition, with symptoms persisting for months. They often receive 2 to 3 patients a day with GERD. In the last 1.8 years, they have treated around 320 patients with the condition.
  • According to a 2014 report, by Emirates Gastroenterology Society, around 30% of the population in the UAE suffers from GERD .

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Expert cautions women’s on fibroid

DUBAI: Obstetrician-Gynecologist for 27 years Dr. Sejal Devendra Surti recently operated on a 42-year-old single woman found through various tests and ultrasound to have a fibroid removed from inside her uterus.

For a week, the patient, who weighed 45 kilogrammes (kg), had been feeling weak and feeble. She was also experiencing shortness of breath upon exertion.

Further enquiry revealed she had been going through abnormal menstrual cycles with bouts of blood clots since seven years back.

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Influenza virus highly active in the UAE

Dubai: A high incidence of influenza is being reported in the UAE as summer transitions to winter and doctors are advising residents to prevent infection by getting vaccinated.

Dr. Sandeep Pargi, a senior pulmonologist from Aster Hospital, Bur Dubai told Gulf News: “I have been signing at least two sick leave certificates per day for the last fortnight.”

He attributes the high incidence of influenza to the change in season.

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JCI Accredition awarded to Aster Hospital

Aster Hospital Mankhool awarded with international quality accreditation JCI

Aster Hospital Mankhool has been awarded international accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI) – A not-for-profit organization dedicated to continuously improve the safety & quality of care in the international community. It represents a recognition from the international community of the high-quality healthcare standard that Aster Hospital provides for its patients.

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