Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Sciences

10 things you should know about your liver

by Dr. Avnish Seth on Apr 18, 2017

Here are 10 things you must know for a healthy liver.

 

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Urology and Renal Transplant

Life Altering Urological Reconstructive Surgery

by Dr. Sanjay Gogoi on Dec 20, 2016

Reconstructive surgery is commonly known for cosmetic procedures. World over, there has been a steady awareness and demand for breast enlargement, nose job, face lift etc. While utility of such treatment is debatable, there is another offshoot, called reconstructive urology, which is progressively seen a steady growth.

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Nephrology and Renal Transplant

Rising Incidence of Kidney Disease in India

by Dr. Saurabh Pokhariyal on Dec 20, 2016

Kidney disease is a worldwide public health problem. As per estimates one in every five Indian has some form of kidney disease. The commonest causes of kidney disease worldwide are diabetes and high blood pressure. With a rapidly growing number of diabetics and hypertensives in urban India, a parallel increase in kidney disease is expected since nearly every third patient with diabetes will go on to have kidney dysfunction.

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Pulmonology Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Respiratory Allergy and Asthma

by Dr. Manoj Kumar Goel on Dec 01, 2016

The term allergy is used to describe an overreaction to substances in the environment that are harmless for most people, but induce an immune response that causes a variety of symptoms in predisposed people. The respiratory allergies mainly present with allergic rhinitis which affects nasal passages and allergic asthma which affects the airways within the lungs.

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Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

Healthy Breakfast for Children

by Ms. Sandhya Pandey on Dec 01, 2016

Eating healthy breakfast gives a physiological and psychological advantage. Many cognitive studies on children tell us that if they skip breakfast-they lose focus and concentration as well as the ability to think and problem-solve. Breakfast helps improve mental performance and concentration during morning activities.

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Surgical Oncology

Cancer Screening - What, When and How?

by Dr. Vedant Kabra on Dec 01, 2016

All of us know that prevention is better than cure and its importance cannot be overemphasized. However, not every disease is preventable and screening provides us with the second best option of catching them early. Although there are various definitions for screening it can simply be summed up as detecting disease early in asymptomatic (those without any symptoms) individuals.

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Neonatology

Care Of Extremely Premature Baby In The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

by Dr. T. J. Antony on Dec 01, 2016

Prematurity is a term for the broad category of neonates born at less than 37 weeks' gestation. Preterm babies are categorized depending on their weight and age (gestation) Premature infants born between 34 and 36 weeks of age are called late preterm’s, and babies born before 28 weeks are called extremely premature.

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Dermatology

Care of new born skin

by Dr. Sunil Sanghi on Dec 01, 2016

The care of new born skin is widely varied,influenced by individual training,anecdotal experiences,regional customs and individual culture. Yet the skin of all new borns experiences the same demands as its transition from intrauterine to extra uterine harsh existence. The better understanding of care of new born skin will improve skin health and decreases skin diseases during infancy and childhood.

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Paediatric Neurology

Is my child suffering from Epilepsy (Mirgi)?

by Dr. Rakesh Kumar Jain on Dec 01, 2016

A seizure is a disruption of the electrical communication between neurons. There are different types of seizures ranging from subtle absences up to life threatening tonic clonic movement (vigorous shaking) in which sudden stiffening and shaking of body associated with unresponsiveness, loss of consciousness, frothing, tongue bite, clinching of jaws, etc.

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Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Sciences

Lactose/Milk Intolerance

by Dr. Pawan Rawal on Dec 01, 2016

Dr. Pawan Rawal
MD, DM (Gastroenterology) (PGI Chandigarh)
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Sciences

Lactose is the sugar naturally found in all kinds of milk, including human milk. It can also be used as an ingredient in some foods. After eating dairy products that contain this sugar, lactase a digestive enzyme of the small intestine.

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