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Neuro-Endoscopy : Minimal invasion, Maximum results

Post Views: 337 When we think of endoscopy, we invariably think of a tool used for diagnosing gastro or urological conditions. Seldom, if ever, do we associate endoscopy with the brain or spine, although this technology has been used for both diagnosing and treating neurological disorders for nearly three decades. When I started endoscopic surgeries […]

BRAIN ATTACK – Myths and Truths

Post Views: 748 Myth: Brain attack is a rare disease. Truth: Brain attack is the third most common cause of death and the leading cause of acquired disability in India. One in six people worldwide has a stroke in his lifetime with one person developing it every 45 seconds. Twenty lakh people suffer a brain […]

How is a brain attack connected to memory?

Post Views: 712 Brain attack or stroke (mythical names lakva, parsva vayu) is a sudden loss of brain function due to abnormalities in brain blood circulation. It is similar to a heart attack where the blood supply to the heart is abruptly cut-off, leading to chest pain. Though the symptoms of brain attack vary depending […]

FAST action can fix a Brain Attack

FAST action can fix a Brain Attack

Post Views: 514 What is a Brain attack? A brain attack is the loss of brain function, many times permanentlydue to abnormalities in brain blood circulation. As the brain controls all bodily functions any sudden loss of its function results in an attack. A major brain attack is a life threatening condition similar to heart […]

Aphasia: A fallout of a brain attack

Post Views: 672 Aphasia is an acquired inability to communicate, a common consequence of a brain attack. When the two areas on the left side of the brain, which control speech and comprehension are impaired we may lose all or several abilities like understanding, speaking, writing and reading. Aphasiais not a disease: it is a […]

ICU is sacred space, enter only with positive energy

Post Views: 1,294 At ICUs, armed with a battery of gadgets, men battle fiercely for life, clinging to the faintest signs of hope and pushing science and skill to their extreme limits. In those super tense moments when intensivists fight with all their might to pull consciousness back into comatose brains, ICUs turn into a […]

Would you want doctors or chemists to decide the medicines you take?

Post Views: 1,355 Let me start by nailing the canard that the medical community is somehow allergic to the concept of prescribing medicines generically rather than by their brand names…that is, for example, prescribing Fexofenadine instead of ‘Allegra’ ‘Agimfast’ or `Alafree’. This is pure fiction far removed from reality; fact is that an overwhelming majority […]