Mar 03, 2023
If medical practitioners want to stand out and succeed in their careers, they must stay up-to-date with the latest medical news. Luckily, we're here to help you navigate this ever-changing landscape! Welcome to the 10th edition of the Medical News Bulletin, where we've gathered some of the most exciting medical news from around the world.
In this edition, we'll explore how an organ donor saved three lives, a successful paraganglioma tumour removal, Impella - the world’s smallest heart pump, a new treatment for Severe Scrub Typhus and the aggressive new flu that has gripped many in Northern India.
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.
A 32-year-old patient in Delhi, declared brain-dead after a road accident, saved four lives by donating organs. The family of the deceased 32-year-old male took this decision and showed incredible compassion and grit by donating the liver, kidneys and heart to ailing patients in need.
The heart was donated to a patient at AIIMS, the liver was donated to another patient at Sri Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, and the kidney was donated to a patient at the Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh.
Doctors at KIMS Hospital, Hyderabad, successfully removed Paraganglioma Tumor from a middle-aged Zambian woman.
According to the doctor who performed the surgery, Dr Ramya Valiveru, the occurrence rate of Paraganglioma Tumor is two in a million!
The patient had complaints of severe fluctuating hypertension and uncontrolled giddiness. The government of Zambia referred her to the Endocrine Surgery department of KIMS Hospital, Kondapur.
After removing her heart veins blockage, a 70-year-old woman was given a new life using the world’s smallest pump— “Impella”. Impella is a miniature heart pump that supports and carries out the heart’s functions when the biological functioning of the heart is extremely low, and multiple stenting is required.
Impella also helps maintain hemodynamic stability and provides left ventricular unloading during the procedure, reducing long-term incidences of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events.
An Indian multi-institute team of researchers have identified a combination of antibiotics to treat Severe Scrub Typhus, which is a life-threatening infection caused by bacteria. They claim that it is more effective than any single drug therapies.
The bacteria Orientia tsutsugamushi causes this fatal infection. This infection primarily infects rodents and is transmitted to humans by the larvae of trombiculid mites. Scrub typhus is a major public health threat in India and other South Asian countries.
With the winter turning to spring in Northern India, many Indians are suffering a nasty bout of influenza. This flu is aggressive and long-lasting, causing coughing and congestion worse than ever.
In some cases, the bouts of influenza are so bad that patients had to be admitted to ICU. Many have developed pneumonia and bronchiolitis. According to experts, the intermingling of people after a gap of almost two years and the lack of flu shots by some people are the reasons behind the spread of this infection.
Also read: Medical News Bulletin Edition 8
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