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Announcement for call for expression of intent for India-US Grand Challenge: Affordable blood pressure measurement technologies for low-resource settings in India and the U.S.

August 7, 2013 – 1:12 pm | No Comments

Applicants can include entities from academia, national laboratories, non-governmental R&D institutions, industry and start-up companies.

Safe injection practices: Simple steps to follow

February 1, 2013 – 7:40 am | No Comments
Dr Bhaskar

Many injections, apart from being unnecessary, are also unsafe. These chronic infections lead to a high burden of morbidity and mortality. There are safe injections protocols available. Such protocols have been mandatory by accreditation organisations like ISO, NABH and JCI in India and abroad. Best practices are available across selection, preparation, administration and disposal of Injections.

Genetics and congenital diseases: Understanding the ‘gene’ration

November 15, 2012 – 7:26 am | No Comments

Foetal cells are less immunogenic than adult cells, and amniotic fluid cells are even less immunogenic than foetal cells. Foetal care from the day one of conception to first few years after birth are very crucial in a child’s life to ensure higher immunogenicity for its future. So, when a baby is born with an in-born disease, is it due to changing lifestyle conditions of the mother when she is pregnant or is it a genetic disorder?

Comparison of bone marrow vs umbilical cord blood in stem cell transplant

September 26, 2012 – 4:27 am | No Comments

Since the first successful transplantation of umbilical cord blood it has become an important source of haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells for the treatment of blood and genetic disorders. Significant progress has been accompanied by challenges.

Opportunities, challenges and benefits of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) revolution

September 13, 2012 – 7:24 am | No Comments

As an experienced clinician, surgeon, teacher and industry expert, Dr Robert Wah, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CSC’s North American Public Sector, is an influential member of the medical and technology community. Wah,is also responsible for developing strategy and leading and evangelising the CSC Healthcare point of view. He discusses the opportunities and benefits of EHR.

Healthcare in Lucknow: The next big thing

September 10, 2012 – 9:15 am | No Comments

With the recent political changes and string of announcements set to change the healthcare scenario in Lucknow, in the near future it will be worth noticing how the city of nawabs and kababs will be rechristened as the city of healthcare and hospitals.

Image archiving system: For better patient care

August 16, 2012 – 4:50 am | No Comments

Over the years, they have provided not only a non-invasive way to detect the most complex of diseases but have also helped in evaluating patient’s health conditions. We discuss the existing image archiving system, which ensures better patient safety.

Waste management at hospitals: Ensuring optimum use of resources

August 16, 2012 – 4:32 am | No Comments

While planning a hospital, conscious efforts must be made to minimise harmful waste generation. Whether it is the infrastructure assistance or identifying standard operating procedures that will ensure compliance; today hospitals have indeed come a long way in effective waste management.

Interface with Dr (Prof) Shrirang Pandit

August 6, 2012 – 4:03 am | No Comments
Dr Srirang Pandit

“Four years ago it was estimated that in India approximately 3-4 patients die due to burn injuries everyday”

…says Dr (Prof) Shrirang Pandit, Plastic Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune. Here, he talks about the prevalence of burn case surgeries and plastic surgeries in India.

Roundtable: Is the DCGI doing a good job at regulating clinical trials in India?

July 5, 2012 – 4:51 am | No Comments

The clinical research industry has taken a huge leap in Indian healthcare. To ensure that patient safety is the prime focus for clinical trials, laws and regulations need to be streamlined and adhered to. Experts take on whether the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) is doing a good job at regulating clinical trials in India?

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