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Liver Transplantation by Dr Harshal Rajekar

Dr. Harshal Rajekar Liver transplantation is the replacement of a diseased liver with a healthy liver allograft. The most commonly used technique is orthotopic transplantation, in which the native liver is removed and the donor organ is placed in the same anatomic location as the original liver.     History:- The first human liver transplant was performed in 1963 by a surgical team led by Dr. Thomas Starzl of Denver, Colorado, United States. Dr. Starzl performed several additional transplants over the next few years [...]

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Liver Cancer by Dr. Harshal Rajekar

Dr. Harshal Rajekar It is estimated that liver diseases are among the top ten killer diseases in India, causing lakhs of deaths every year. Besides, there are those who suffer from chronic liver problems, needing recurrent hospitalization and prolonged medical attention, which leaves them physically, mentally, emotionally and financially devastated. On the other hand, there are millions of cases of hepatic diseases, which go unreported or are reported when the matters have gone out of hand. Poverty coupled with lack of [...]

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HPB Surgery by -Dr Harshal Rajekar   

Dr.Harshal Rajekar   The myth Prometheus enraged the Gods after climbing the Mount Olympus and stealing the torch in order to give fire to the humans. He was punished by Zeus and chained to a rock in the Kaukasus Mountains. Every couple of days, an eagle came and ate part of his liver. As the liver regenerated every time, the eagle returned, again and again, to eat the liver and thereby torture poor Prometheus.   Longmire, called it a “hostile” organ because it welcomes malignant cells [...]

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What is leptospira? by – Dr.Anand Tiwari

 What is leptospira?                                 It is a bacterial disease, caused by bacteria leptospira, spread through the urine of infected animals Most commonly spread through rodents like rats, mice Most common in warm climates In developing country like India-most commonly affects farmers Transmitted by water /soil contaminated by urine of infected animals coming in contact with  breaks in skin, eyes, mouth, nose   What are the presenting symptoms? Incubation period i.e  the time from infection to symptom onset   is: 7-12 days some infected people may have no symptoms disease may [...]

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How to Celebrate Safe Diwali? – Dr.Ujjwal Bhambare

One of India’s biggest festivals, Diwali brings with itself an unmatchable excitement and celebratory spirit. However, in recent years, extravagant celebrations have put people’s health at stake. Its time to celebrate Diwali responsibly and with minimal environmental and health consequences. It’s important to stay safe and avoid unfortunate mishaps and injuries that are so commonplace during Diwali festivities. Here are some tips for a safe Diwali celebration: Keep flammables at bay Make sure the candles are kept away from flammable material like [...]

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Newer Advances in Total Knee Replacement Surgery by – Dr.Murtaza Adeeb

Dr.Murtaza Adeeb Total Knee Replacement [TKR] surgery has become quite common nowadays. This operation is being done for over 4 decades now and there have been tremendous improvements through the years. The design has undergone quite a few changes and material quality has improved. The manufacturing process has also been streamlined and the sterilization processes have been refined. Operative techniques have been honed in and surgeons are better trained now. So the question now is that, is there room for further improvement? The [...]

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AVN [Avascular Necrosis] of the Hip Joint by – Dr.Murtaza Adeeb

Dr.Murtaza Adeeb   Hip Pain in a young adult is not very common. It may initially present as low back pain or even pain in the knee. Pain originating in the hip joint will eventually localize in the groin area and the hip will become quite stiff. It can be quite debilitating. One of the common causes of hip pain in a young adult is AVN. This condition is basically destruction of the hip joint as a result of decreased blood circulation [...]

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Total Knee Replacement (TKR) by – Dr.Murtaza Adeeb

Dr.Murtaza Adeeb   Total Knee Replacement (TKR) TKR is done for patients with severe arthritis or wear and tear of the knee joint. The results of this operation are quite good and certainly improve quality of life. Common Questions about Total Knee Replacement Surgery: 1. When should I have surgery 2. Who should perform my surgery 3. Where should I undergo the operation 4. Which implant should I choose 5. Newer developments 1.WHEN The right time to consider having TKR is when yr knee pain has become unbearable. You should [...]

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Clinical Depression by – Dr. Seema Shah

‘I am feeling very depressed/sad today ‘, haven’t we all felt and said a number of times? Feeling sad and lonely when we are going through a difficult time is a part of being human. However we do continue to function Knowing that we would bounce back, and we do. In contrast, Clinical or Major Depression is a medical condition that goes beyond life’s ordinary ups and downs. WHO’s latest global health estimates on depression state that over 5 [...]

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Psoriasis – Dr.Nisha Parekh

Psoriasis It is common chronic non-contagious (doesn’t spread from skin contact) skin disorder. It is skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form scales and red patches that may be itchy. Psoriasis is related to inherited genes and the immune system. The exact cause remains unknown. Despite research over the past 30 years, the “master switch” that turns on psoriasis is still a mystery. Anyone [...]

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