Parkinson’s Disease Patient Support Group Announced at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

A neuro-surgical procedure called Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) offers patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease a new ray of hope, enabling them to lead a near-normal life, neurology specialists at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences said on the eve of World Parkinson’s Day on April 11, 2018.

The Interventional Pulmonology Team at Amrita Removes Nose Ring from Woman's Lungs

A gold nose stud of a 21-year-old woman was removed from her lungs by a medical team of Interventional Pulmonology at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. The gold stud went into her lungs inadvertently when she sneezed. Initially, she thought she had swallowed it. But a chest X-ray confirmed the position of the stud at the lowest part of her right lungs.

Ugandan Child Gets a New Lease of Life at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

Amrita Institute of Medical Science treated Jordan Mugambe, from Uganda, who was diagnosed with a complex heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a condition in which there is a presence of severe cyanosis in infants and as result these children are alsocalled as bluebabies. Jordan was brought to Amrita hospital in Kochi on March 14, 2018 for open heart surgery to cure hiscritical heart defect. He was treated and operated successfully by a team of paediatric cardiac surgeon and paediatric cardiologist led by Dr P K Brijesh and Dr R Krishna Kumar. The surgery took place on March15.

People Recognize the Need for Palliative Care States Amrita Doctor

A large part of the state palliative care policy is not fully implemented and many tertiary care hospitals, even in the government sector, don’t offer palliative care. This is happening when many more people are recognizing the need for palliative care for those with other chronic diseases, something Kerala emulated much earlier. “Though most patients we get are cancer patients, this is slowly changing as other departments are also referring patients with serious health related suffering,” said Dr Chitra V, Pain and Palliative medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.

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