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MALNUTRITION

November 7th, 2019

MALNUTRITION Malnutrition is a condition that results from eating a diet in which one or more nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the diet causes health problems.It may involve calories, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins or minerals. Not enough nutrients is called undernutrition or undernourishment while too much is over nutrition. Malnutrition is often used to specifically refer to undernutrition where an individual is not getting enough calories, protein, Read More…

Cardiology Perspective : New Technologies in Diagnosis and Treatment

April 24th, 2019

How technology helps in diagnosis and treatment: A cardiac perspective Technological innovations has created a revolution in the health care sector and changed the way how diseases are viewed and managed across the world. Cardiovascular science has advanced so far that the diagnosis and treatment has not only become simple but health information is available Read More…

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease(NAFLD)

April 24th, 2019

A growing public health problem It is an umbrella term for a range of liver conditions affecting people, who drink little or no alcohol.  As the name implies, the main characteristics of NAFLD is too much fat stored in liver cells.  The disorder has a wide spectrum, ranging from symptomatic steatosis to steatohepatitis (potentially serious Read More…

Meitra Community Centre

April 24th, 2019

The Community Centre at Meitra Hospital was inaugurated by Mr. Faizal E Kottikollon, the Chairman of Hospital, on 29th March 2019. The Community Centre is aimed at motivating the staff and upgrading their soft skills. The centre has one auditorium and two training rooms and can accommodate 250 people at a time. The centre has Read More…

SAVE A LIMB – SAVE A LIFE

April 24th, 2019

The Centre for Heart and Vascular Care at Meitra conducted a CME cum workshop on March 20 and 21st 2019 with emphasis on Peripheral Arterial Diseases (PAD) and Interventions. The programme focused on below knee interventions for peripheral arterial disease with deliberations on a novel treatment modality known as Drug Eluting Balloon (DEB) Angioplasty. The scientific Read More…

Vacuum Assisted Closure

August 3rd, 2018

Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) therapy is an advanced wound healing therapy that can be readily integrated into clinicians routine wound healing practice. This advanced wound healing technology makes use of the negative pressure (a vacuum) to promote wound healing by promoting granulation tissue and perfusion and by removing exudate and infectious materials. VAC was described Read More…

Awake Craniotomy

June 29th, 2018

An awake craniotomy is an operation performed in the same manner as a conventional craniotomy( brain surgery) but with the patient awake during the critical part of the procedure. This is a preferred technique for operations to remove tumours close to, or involving functionally important (eloquent) regions of the brain. Performing the operation in this Read More…

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

June 29th, 2018

TAVR valve with delivery catheter When we think about treatment of valvular heart disease, till recently, there were no options other than open surgery for replacement or repair of the valve. We had conquered ischaemic heart disease, ie, blocked blood vessels to the heart long back; with keyhole surgery called angioplasty celebrating its 40th anniversary Read More…

Joint Replacement

June 28th, 2018

MYTHS AND FACTS REGARDING JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY What is joint replacement surgery? Its procedure in which the abnormal bone and lining structures of the joint are removed surgically and new parts,called prostheis are inserted in their places. These new parts may be made of special metal, plastic or specific kinds of ceramic-coated implants. The new Read More…

Angina

June 28th, 2018

Angina Pectoris Is The Classical Medical Term For The Symptom That Occurs Due To Coronary Occlusion. The Characteristic Feature Of This Pain Is It Occurs Retrosternally With Typical Radiation To The Left Arm And Is Relieved With Medications. Angina Can Be Stable Or Unstable. Stable Angina Is Classically Described As Pain That Remains Stable For Read More…