Know more about Thalassemia

December 12, 2020

Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal type of haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen. This disorder results in destruction of red blood cells and not producing enough haemoglobin, which makes them dependent on the blood transfusion.   Symptoms Facial bone deformities


Healthy Spine and a Strong Back

December 11, 2020

The spine consists of 26 bones called vertebrae, which protect and support the spinal cord and nerves. A number of conditions and injuries can affect the spine, which can damage the vertebrae, cause pain, and limit mobility. Numerous conditions can affect the spine anywhere from the neck to the lower back. Some of the many


Infection Control in the ICU

December 9, 2020

The care of critically ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is the most basic and mandatory feature of modern healthcare   Risk factors Patients in ICU are at risk for nosocomial infection and are related to the host characteristics and pre-existing active pathological conditions like agammaglobulinemia, immunosuppressive therapy or steroid usage, trauma, Chronic


Nurses are playing a vital role in this pandemic – as always

December 8, 2020

The profession’s contribution to improve the people’s health during times of crisis dates back to the days of Florence Nightingale.   Nurses have been the stars for this pandemic across the globe for their exemplary courage, dedication and perseverance. The views on nursing and nurses are based on the personal experiences with nurses. The experience


All you need to know about the second wave of COVID-19

December 7, 2020

Second wave of COVID-19 It’s referred to a serious increase in the number of cases that occurs after the original surge has been stopped in a particular area. Pandemics are mainly caused by the new pathogens that the vast majority of humans have no immune protection against. That’s what causes global outbreaks. After few months,


Women with Epilepsy & Pregnancy

December 5, 2020

Epilepsy throughout pregnancy raises concern, but most women who have epilepsy deliver healthy babies though they need special care during pregnancy.  Here is an excerpt from an interview by Dr G Pavan Kumar Reddy, Consultant Neurologist at OMNI Hospitals, Kurnool on women with epilepsy and pregnancy and its management.   Woman is known to be


Endometriosis – Its Role in Female Fertility

December 4, 2020

Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial-like tissue (glands and stroma) lining inside the uterus grows outside the uterus, which induces a chronic inflammatory reaction, scar tissue, and adhesions that may distort a woman’s pelvic anatomy. Endometriosis is generally found in young women, but the occurrence of endometriosis is not related to ethnic or


Airway Management and Infection Control in Known or Suspected COVID-19 – An Anaesthesiologist Perspective

December 3, 2020

Introduction Incidence of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19 or nCoV) among healthcare professionals especially among clinicians involved in anaesthesia and critical care is on rise during aerosol-generating procedures i.e. endotracheal intubation and extubation, bag-mask and jet ventilation, non invasive ventilation, oxygen administration through a high-flow nasal cannula or nebulisation, tracheostomy, open suctioning of airways, procedures