Apr 29, 2023
Welcome to the 16th edition of the Medical News Bulletin. In this edition, you will discover some rare surgeries performed by expert doctors in India and new medical devices that are set to solve the most pressing medical problems today.
Medical news bulletin is the number one source for you to catch up on the latest developments in the medical world and make more informed decisions going forward in your career.
In this edition, you will read about a total knee replacement surgery performed on a woman with severe obesity, how a 10-year-old girl’s life was saved by expert doctors in Mumbai and a new medical policy that will increase India’s share in the global market, among other news.
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Primus Super Speciality Hospital doctors successfully performed bilateral knee replacement surgery on a 142 kg woman. The complex surgery required a multidisciplinary team and advanced technology, improving the patient's mobility and quality of life.
According to the doctors, this is the first time in India that any patient weighing 142 kg has undergone total knee replacement surgery. The patient in question was named Jalwanti, aged 60 years, and she was facing extreme difficulty performing simple tasks due to severe obesity-induced arthritis pain in her knees.
The surgeries were performed one year apart for each knee, and the duration of both surgeries took approximately 30-40 minutes.
A team of doctors at NH SRCC Children's Hospital in Mumbai successfully performed surgery on a 10-year-old girl born with a rare medical condition called cloaca. The girl had a joint urethra, vagina, and rectum.
According to Cleveland Clinic, the condition occurs in 1 in 50,000 babies. The patient in question was Mumbai-born Arushi Mashery.
Experts predict that India's new National Medical Device Policy will promote the country's self-sufficiency in the MedTech market. The policy aims to streamline regulatory processes, encourage innovation and research, and promote local manufacturing of medical devices.
The National Medical Device Policy was approved by the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Medical technology experts claim that it was a long-awaited policy. The policy aims to accelerate growth for the medical device sector with a patient-centric approach.
Moreover, it aims to achieve a 10-12 growth in the medical device market in the coming two and a half decades.
AI-enabled continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices are transforming diabetes care by providing real-time insights into blood glucose levels and alerting patients of potential threats.
Diabetes has affected an increasing number of people worldwide, and in India, around 77 million people above the age of 18 years are affected by the condition.
The AI-based software in CGM devices continuously captures data for 14 days, and through the time-in-range parameter, it measures the amount of time spent in the target blood glucose range between 70-180 mg/dL.
Fortis Escorts Hospital in Okhla has successfully conducted the first auto-liver transplant in North India. The procedure took 10 hours and was performed on a 35-year-old woman suffering from a parasitic infection and acute liver failure.
Auto liver transplantation is a standard treatment for treating end-stage liver disease, and this treatment can only be performed on people who have a sufficient percentage of healthy liver left.
And that sums up all the essential medical news for today!
Don't forget, you can catch up on our previous editions of medical news bulletins too! So, let's dive in and see what the latest developments are in the world of medicine.
Also read: Medical News Bulletin Edition 14
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