Saturday, Jan 20 2018 | Time 22:26 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Turkish warplanes hit residential areas in Syria's Afrin - Kurdish official
  • Turkey air strikes hit Syria's Afrin province in push to secure borders
  • Restrictions in parts of Srinagar
  • Russia concerned by Turkish military operation in Syria, calls for restraint
  • Ex-gratia relief for civilians killed in border firing enhanced to Rs 5 lakh: J&K DyCM
  • Forward areas of 5 districts affected by sudden spurt in cross-border firing: J&K Govt
  • Cine stars, Ex MLA and hundreds of BJD and Congress workers join BJP
  • Centre confident of doubling farmers` income by 2022: Radha Mohan
  • Odisha’s export turnover to reach Rs 1 lakh crore by 2025: Samal
  • CM Biren calls for egalitarian society
  • More than 4 crores people to participate in Human Chain in Bihar tomorrow
  • Punjab selected for national award for immense use IT during polls
  • Nine die in plastic factory fire in Bawana Delhi
  • East Bengal get ready to host arch-rivals Mohun Bagan in return I-League Kolkata derby
  • Joint action plan for coastal area security: Collector
Science Technology Share

Cytoreductive Surgery performed at Jipmer

Cytoreductive Surgery performed at Jipmer

Puducherry, Mar 16 (UNI) In an effort to provide the state of the art health services to the underprivileged, JIPMER has moved a step forward by performing its first Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) in the Department of Surgical Oncology. According to a Jipmer release here today, the surgery was performed by a team of surgeons led by Dr.Prasanth Penumadu on a 60-year-old woman with the help of guest faculty Dr.Saket Mehta from ‘Saifee hospital’ Mumbai, who is one of the pioneers in the procedure in the country. The anesthesia team was led by Dr. Srinivasan Swaminathan. The woman was treated for a type of peritoneal surface malignancy called Pseudomyxomaperitonei, here in January 2017. The 10-hour long procedure gave a new lease of life to the patient by complete excision of the tumor, which otherwise would have been incurable. The patient recovered and was discharged three weeks later. Dr.K.Srinivasan, head of the department of Surgical Oncology said “Due to associated high complications, procedures like peritonectomy with HIPEC should be done in specialized centers and JIPMER has taken initiative in performing the same”. The procedure which would cost about 2-3 lakh was performed free of cost in JIPMER, the release said. Peritoneal surface malignancies refer to those cancers arising either primarily from the peritoneum, a thin and clear layer lining the inner surface of abdominal wall and viscera (referred to as primary peritoneal malignancy) or has spread to it from a different primary site (secondary peritoneal malignancy). It is not a disease that is often heard of because it is rare but aggressive. Until recently, treatment options were limited to offering patients relief from symptoms, with little progress made in offering a cure,the release said. Advances in medical science have enabled cancer specialists to offer a ray of hope to those suffering from this disease by using a two-step approach to treatment. The first and the most crucial, surgical eradication of all visible tumor in the abdomen, is called Cytoreductive surgery. The second involves exposing the abdominal viscera to heated and sterile chemotherapy drugs immediately after surgery termed, HIPEC, a technique initially described by Dr. Paul Sugarbaker. The surgery is considered technically demanding and is associated with high morbidity rates, thus necessitating the proper selection of patients and also need to be done in higher specialized centers. The procedure is shown to improve life span in patients with peritoneal dissemination from cancers of the appendix, large intestine, ovary and peritoneal mesothelioma. Its role in other cancers is under evaluation in studies worldwide. The procedure is being performed at very few centers in India. JIPMER, under the administration of Dr. S C Parija, is planning to establish dedicated services in the department of Surgical Oncology for the management of peritoneal surface malignancies,the release added. UNI PAB CS 1741

More News
Middle East respiratory syndrome, a viral respiratory disease

Middle East respiratory syndrome, a viral respiratory disease

19 Jan 2018 | 1:30 PM

Kolkata, Jan 19 (UNI) Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory disease
caused by a novel coronavirus (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS‐CoV)
that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012.

 Sharesee more..

Science has to be people centric: Dr Harsh Vardhan

18 Jan 2018 | 1:08 PM

Hyderabad, Jan 18 (UNI) Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan has said that the Science has to be people centric and its benefits would deliver to the people.

 Sharesee more..
Greater efforts needed to meet international family planning goals

Greater efforts needed to meet international family planning goals

17 Jan 2018 | 12:32 PM

Kolkata, Jan 17 (UNI) Women and girls have a human right to choose whether and when to become pregnant.

 Sharesee more..
TN pioneer in organ transplants, other states should follow it : Venkaiah

TN pioneer in organ transplants, other states should follow it : Venkaiah

16 Jan 2018 | 5:13 PM

Chennai, Jan 16 (UNI) Observing that Tamil Nadu was a pioneering state in organ transplantation in the country, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said other states should emulate it in providing affording medical care to the people.

 Sharesee more..
Echinococcosis, a parasitic disease that occurs in two main forms in humans

Echinococcosis, a parasitic disease that occurs in two main forms in humans

13 Jan 2018 | 12:16 PM

Kolkata, Jan 13 (UNI) Echinococcosis is a parasitic disease that occurs in two main forms in humans: cystic echinococcosis (also known as hydatidosis) and alveolar echinococcosis, caused by the tapeworms Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis, respectively.

 Sharesee more..
image