COVID-19 was full of surprises early on, causing mild problems in the short term for some people and serious complications for others. Long term, it may be just as capricious. A massive study shows a long-term, substantial rise in the risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke, after a SARS-CoV-2 infection. The research team members say they have long known that infections such as the flu can increase the risk for heart disease and heart attack, but the sharp rise in heart attack deaths is like nothing seen before.
For a very long time, health care was organizationally centred. Health institutions were located in the centre and patients had to adapt to this system. However, rapid technological developments in recent years have caused health services to transition to a patient-centred approach. This means that multiple care systems work together to provide patient care. TheContinue reading “Digital Ecosystems | The Future of Healthcare”
Medical records are the document that explains all detail about the patient’s history, clinical findings, diagnostic test results, pre and postoperative care, patient’s progress and medication. If written correctly, notes will support the doctor about the correctness of treatment. It is very important for the treating doctor to properly document the management of a patientContinue reading “Paper vs. Electronic Medical Record Keeping”
Increasing numbers of patients are surviving critical illnesses, but survival may be associated with a constellation of physical and psychological sequelae that can cause ongoing disability and reduced health-related quality of life. Limited evidence currently exists to guide the optimum structure, timing, and content of rehabilitation programmes. There is a need to both develop andContinue reading “Rehabilitation Interventions”
Every year, around the world, between 250,000 and 500,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury (SCI). People with a spinal cord injury are two to five times more likely to die prematurely than people without a spinal cord injury, with worse survival rates in low- and middle-income countries. At our Neurosurgery department at Bhagwan MahavirContinue reading “Neuroprosthetics | Big Hope for People with Impaired Brains”
Long COVID a.k.a. post-COVID-19 syndrome, post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC), chronic COVID syndrome (CCS) and long-haul COVID is a condition characterized by long-term sequelae — appearing or persisting after the typical convalescence period — of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Earlier in the pandemic, it appeared that the majority of people infected with the coronavirus experiencedContinue reading “Long COVID | Lasting Illness After Recovery”
It was in the year 2018 when I just completed my MBBS internship and had the honour to be invited to a National Seminar held on Hemorrhagic and Ischemic stroke on the campus of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences (SMIMS) in Gangtok, Sikkim by the chief organizer of the event – Dr. Gorkhi Medhi,Continue reading “Awareness Means Life | Life is Precious”