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Catastrophic Intraoperative Haemorrhage : A Surgeon’s Nightmare & An Anaesthetist’s Distress

If the surgeon cuts a vessel and knows the name of that vessel, the situation is serious; if the anaesthetist knows the name of the vessel, the situation is irretrievable. Maldwny Morgan 1938, (Anaesthetist, London) Catastrophic Intraoperative Haemorrhage is any surgeon’s Nightmare & An anaesthetist’s distress. Hemorrhage is the No. 1 killer in the operating room all over the world. Intraoperative cr... Read More

Act Before the RBCS in your Patient’s Vein Reach a Dead End

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an umbrella term for various degrees of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). The risk statistics are alarming: One in every five cases of VTE is related to either cancer and/or its treatment. Cancer Surgery has a 7-fold higher risk of perioperative PE compared to similar surgery for benign disease.  In the absence of routine thromboprophylaxis in surgical cancer patients, a majority (40-80%) develop postoperative isolated or asymptomat... Read More

Quantum Leaps in Nuclear Oncology – Towards Precision Medicine

Over the last few years, the field of nuclear oncology has witnessed several advancements based on continued research. Progress in nuclear medicine is leading to better outcomes in treating several cancers. Especially in cases of thyroid cancer, prostate cancer and neuroendocrine tumours, nuclear medicine has offered a lot of hope, said Dr. P. S. Choudhury, Director of the Nuclear Medicine Department, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre (RGCIRC) and the Organising Chairperson of the annu... Read More

HPV Vaccination in India : New Progress and the way forward

In a promising advance in its fight against cervical cancer, India recently launched its first locally produced version of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine “Cervavac”. Currently, India lacks a national immunization program for carcinoma cervix eradication. Inclusion of Cervavac into the national immunization schedule wil... Read More

Healthy Dying and Good Death

There are different ways people die. The first is the sudden death. The other is the long death, which is what most of us will likely experience. “The reality is death from cancer, where you actually know it’s going to happen, and you can say goodbye”. It was 18th March 2004, I received a call from my friend. He had lung cancer with hepatic and brain metastasis. Disease had progressed relentlessly despite surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. He wa... Read More

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