May 28, 2023
Welcome to the 19th edition of the Medical News Bulletin. In this edition, you will discover a new oral drug for COVID-19, how IoT is disrupting the healthcare sector and a groundbreaking surgery performed by doctors at AIIMS New Delhi.
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As doctors preparing for super speciality, you need to be aware of the latest developments in the world of medical technology and the healthcare sector. Let’s take a look at what has new has happened in the past week.
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The world’s first oral antiviral drug for COVID-19 has gained the approval of the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). This a groundbreaking development, and it brings hope for easier and more accessible treatment options for patients.
After undergoing rigorous clinical trials, this antiviral drug has demonstrated promising results in reducing viral replication and bringing relief from the associated symptoms of COVID-19.
Moreover, because it can be administered orally, this antiviral offers the potential to be administered outside of healthcare facilities. This is beneficial both for the patients and for the healthcare staff, who will be under less administrative burden.
The approval of this oral antiviral is a significant milestone in the fight against COVID-19.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the healthcare sector, revolutionising patient care and management.
IoT refers to the network of interconnected devices, appliances and other physical objects that are embedded with sensors, software and other network connectivity, thus allowing them to connect to each other and exchange data.
IoT is contributing in several ways to the healthcare sector. For example, the data captured by the IoT is used in research and evidence while treating a patient. Further, IoT devices have enabled healthcare providers to remotely monitor a patient. And most importantly, IoT generates a vast amount of data that can be used to analyse historical records, identify patterns and treat various diseases.
By harnessing the power of data and connectivity, IoT paves the way for innovative healthcare solutions, enabling early disease detection, remote consultations, and streamlined workflows. With its potential to improve patient outcomes and optimise resource utilisation, IoT is poised to reshape the future of healthcare.
Several studies have shown that Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid affects every 1 in 10 Indians today. Experts have postulated that cases of Hypothyroidism among the younger populace are on the rise.
The cases of hypothyroidism have been steadily increasing over the past few years. According to Dr Mahesh, DM, Consultant, Endocrinology, Aster CMI Hospital, the number of cases has increased from 7.5 per cent to 10.95 per cent. Further, according to Dr Vivek Belde, General Physician at Apollo Clinic, the increment in the prevalence of hypothyroidism among the younger population is due to a bad lifestyle, stress and lack of sleep.
These experts have emphasised the importance of early detection and prompt treatment. Public awareness campaigns and educational initiatives are crucial to promote healthier lifestyles and ensure the well-being of the younger generation.
The doctors at the Department of Paediatric Surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi have successfully performed a Bilateral Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty surgery on a three-month-old baby, setting a groundbreaking achievement. This is a global record for the youngest patient to undergo this procedure.
This achievement shows AIIMS New Delhi’s commitment to cutting-edge paediatric surgical care and, at the same time, highlights the institute’s expertise in anaesthesia considerations. The child was discharged within just three days.
The surgery required intricate manoeuvres and meticulous planning. This extraordinary feat highlights innovative surgical techniques in improving patient care and pushing the boundaries of medical science. The milestone achieved by AIIMS Delhi not only brings hope to patients worldwide but also underscores India's position as a leader in cutting-edge healthcare advancements.
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 17
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