17 November, 2015
Alcoholism drug may help design HIV cure: New study
A treatment for alcoholism can reactivate dormant HIV, potentially allowing other drugs to spot and kill the virus hiding out in human immune cells, researchers said Tuesday.
The medication, called Disulfiram, draws out the AIDS-causing virus without any side effects for patients, according to a study published in The Lancet. In people undergoing treatment for AIDS, the virus can take cover in certain cells and hide away, only to reemerge once therapy is stopped.
14 May, 2015
Delhi doctors implant pacemaker in lower abdominal cavity of second time cancer survivor
In a very rare and unusual surgery, which is probably only the third such case in India, a team of doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI) here has achieved a feat of implanting a pacemaker into the lower abdominal cavity of a 68-year-old woman. What is further intriguing is the fact that the patient, Naseema Begum, is a second time cancer survivor.
12 May, 2015
18-hour-old baby from Mathura India\'s youngest patient to undergo an open heart surgery
An 18 hour-old baby from Mathura defied all odds and emerged as the youngest patient in India to undergo an open heart surgery. With a heart condition in which most newborns do not survive, his father along with a team of doctors in Delhi defied all odds.
16 April, 2015
Doctors in Chennai hospital perform heart and double lung transplant
A team of surgeons at a hospital in Chennai have successfully performed a combined heart and double lung transplant on the oldest recorded recipient in India. The 67-year-old patient, Hanifa, a businessman from Kerala, was diagnosed with end stage lung disease and heart failure last year.
24 March, 2015
Robotic assisted surgery ushering in new era in heart surgery
Robot-Assisted surgery is ushering in a new era in heart surgery by offering patients better outcome and a greater quality of life, a senior surgeon in the Chennai-based Apollo Hospitals on Wednesday said.