Thursday, November 29, 2018

CMC Ludhiana Principal elected as Vice-President of WSO

Nov 29, 2018, 10:36 AM
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death
Ludhiana: 29th November 2018: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
Stroke or Brain attack is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world. World Stroke Organization (WSO) is the world’s leading organization in the fight against stroke. WSO has more than 4000 individual members and over 60 society members from 85 different countries. The mission of WSO is to reduce the global burden of stroke through prevention, treatment and long-term care.
Dr Jeyaraj D Pandian, Principal of Christian Medical College (CMC) Ludhiana was recently elected as the Vice-President of WSO. In the WSO Board meeting which was held last month in Montreal, Canada, Dr Pandian took up this position. He is the first Neurologist from Asia Oceania region to be elected to this highly influential post. Dr Pandian said that in India there are 1.7 million new cases in a year, and 22% to 42% of these patients die within 1 month. In a survey done in urban Ludhiana in 2013, Dr.Pandian found a very high proportion of stroke patients (25%) in the city who were below 45 years of age.
Dr Pandian had earlier completed two terms as a board of director in WSO from 2008 and he served as a Chair, and also as a member in several committees with WSO. Dr Pandian has done research widely on stroke thrombolysis and stroke infrastructure in developing countries. Dr Pandian was the Co-chair of the World Stroke Congress 2016 held in Hyderabad, India. Through this position Dr. Pandian aims to develop stroke care services in South Asia, south East Asia and Africa. He is going to represent WSO in a major global policy meeting being organized by World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding use of medical technologies in stroke.
It is a matter of great honor for Ludhiana for the state of Punjab, and India that he has been elected as the first Asian at such a high post of WSO. Said Dr. William Bhatti, Director CMC, congratulated Dr. Jeyaraj Pandian for this achievement. Dr. Anil Luther, Medical Superintendent said that its matter of great pride and inspiration for the doctors in Punjab and Ludhiana to aspire.
Dr.Mahesh Kate, Head of Neurology added that the Stroke Unit of CMC Ludhiana has been providing state of the art clinical services in this region for more than 10 years. Recently the department added a new facility Neurointerventional Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) lab. Stroke patients who reach within 24 hrs can benefit from removing the clot in the brain using a stent. Dr. Kate added, CMC is the only such center which provides care which is focuses from prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in the region. Dr.Anirudh Kulkarni, Neurointerventionalist at CMC Ludhiana stated that stroke patients if they reach on time will be able to avail this new facility and treatment.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Rare surgery first time in Ludhiana for erectile dysfunction

Nov 21, 2018, 3:06 PM
This problem is rising in our society
Ludhiana: 21st November 2018: (Punjab Screen Bureau):: 
Surjit Singh (name changed) was on the verge of breaking his second marriage because of his erectile dysfunction when he consulted Dr Anand Sehgal, Director, Urology, Deep Hospital, Model town, Ludhiana. Surjit is a non resident Indian residing in Canada and could not find any answer to his problem there. Doctor in Deep Hospital diagnosed his problem as erectile dysfunction and suggested him surgery for the same.
On 17th November he was taken up for penile implant surgery in fully equipped extra modern operation theater of Deep Hospital. The surgery involves insertion of imported inflatable silicone cylinders resulting in absolutely normal erectile function. Most important precaution to be taken during this surgery is to maintain bacteria free environment throughout the procedure and precise installation of the implant. Surgery took 2.5 hours and completed successfully. The implant put in was from American Medical Systems (AMS) company which is number one in the world for making these implants. The patient was taking food the same evening and was discharged from hospital on second postoperative day.
This surgery is a boon for those patients of erectile dysfunction who do not respond to medical treatments. This problem can be due to different conditions including diabetes mellitus, decreased blood supply (due to atherosclerosis), hormonal imbalance etc. This problem is rising in our society due to life style changes (sedentary life style), stress, lack of exercise, addictions especially smoking and unhealthy dietary habits.
Dr Baldeep Singh, Managing Director of Deep Hospital said that world class reconstructive urology work is being done in his state of the art hospital so that people do not need to go to other cities or out of country for this kind of advanced surgeries.