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Medical News Bulletin Edition 24

Jul 30, 2023

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1 in 15 children suffering from cancer die from treatment-related complications

AIIMS Patna introduces a new course in trauma surgery and critical care

Bhutan's Milestone: Rubella Elimination Achieved

Doctors perform toe-to-hand transplant successfully!

Medical News Bulletin Edition 24

Welcome to the 24th edition of the Medical News Bulletin. 

In this edition how treatment complications are killing patients, a much-needed course introduced by AIIMS Patna, Bhutan’s amazing accomplishment in eradicating Rubella, and a ground-breaking surgery performed by doctors at Kozhikode. 

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. 

As doctors preparing for super specialty, you need to be updated with the latest developments in medical research and medical news.  

Let’s take a look at what has happened in the past week. 

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1 in 15 children suffering from cancer die from treatment-related complications

According to the research published in The Lancet Oncology, 1 in 15 children diagnosed with cancer die from complications arising during the treatment process. This data primarily refers to lower and middle-income countries. Treatment-related mortality has been reported in up to 45 percent of children in lower and middle-income countries. In high-income countries, the number stands at between 3 and 4 percent. 

While incidents of treatment-related mortality have come down in high-income countries, it remains unchanged in lower and middle-income countries. 

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AIIMS Patna introduces a new course in trauma surgery and critical care

For the first time, AIIMS Patna has introduced a six-year trauma surgery and critical care course at the institute. According to the AIIMS-P executive director, Dr. G.K. Pal, the number of the cases of trauma cases has been increasing. Further looking at the nature and number of cases, this course has been introduced. 

The six-year trauma surgery and critical care course will aim to equip medical professionals with the skills needed to deal with patients who fall victim to incidents of road rage and other incidents requiring surgery. 

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Bhutan's Milestone: Rubella Elimination Achieved

Bhutan has achieved a significant milestone in public health. Recently, it declared the successful elimination of rubella from the country. According to a recent report, Bhutan has effectively controlled the transmission of the disease. 

This success is credited to Bhutan’s medical professionals who have tirelessly worked against the disease for the past 20 years. 

Rubella, also known as German measles, is a contagious viral infection that can cause serious health issues, particularly for pregnant women and their unborn babies. Bhutan's health authorities have managed to curb the spread of the disease and safeguard the well-being of its citizens by implementing a rigorous vaccination campaign. 

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Doctors perform toe-to-hand transplant successfully!

In a groundbreaking medical feat, doctors have successfully performed rare toe-to-hand transplant surgery on a 19-year-old. The complex surgical procedure involved transferring one toe from the patient's foot and replacing the lost finger on his hand. 

For the surgery, the second toe, next to the big toe, was removed along with the blood arteries, nerve bones, and tendons and attached to the patient’s hand. 

The success of this toe-to-hand transplant offers hope to patients with severe hand injuries. 

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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 22

We hope you found the latest medical news listed above to be useful. Keep following our blog for similar posts, news bulletins, NEET SS preparation strategies, and the latest NEET SS exam updates. 

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