Kauvery Hospital is renowned for its excellent care and the commitment towards swift healing, bringing unmatched experience which are on par with the global standards. Their main attribute is to soar success and elevated growth which extended in more than four cities and six units within the time span of 15 years. ABK-AOTS DOSOKAI, a registered society to liaison between Japan and India across diverse spheres, has conferred two awards for Kauvery hospital, on January 23rd at Chennai for 5S Platinum Award, and another award at Delhi on February 26 for Quality Control. Platinum Medal and Certification for the Best Practices in 5S, in Large and Medium Scale Industries is yet another feather in its cap, as Kauvery Hospital is the only hospital to win this award this year, out of 50 companies from the manufacturing and service sector.
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Article published in The Hindu dated April 14, 2017
A team of doctors at the Kauvery Hospital performed a very rare and complicated surgery, successfully saving the life of a newborn baby. The baby was born with a huge tumor that was prenatally detected during pregnancy, and was operated on the 12th day of her life.
Dr Aravindan, Executive Director at Kauvery said, “This case was referred to Kauvery from a private Medical College hospital , because of the fact that Chennai Kauvery has an expert team of Spine and Neurosurgeons ,Paediatric Surgeons , Paediatric Anaesthesiologist and a state-of-the-art Paediatric ICU .We are keen on doing such complex surgeries, as we are equipped with internationally trained doctors and world-class infrastructure .”
Addressing the media, Dr G Balamurali, Spine and Neurosurgeon said, “She was detected with a very large tumor during the 20th week of pregnancy. The tumor was almost the size of the child’s head and increased in size within 5 days after birth. She was taken up for a major surgery on the 3rd of April 2017. The baby could not lie on her back as the tumor was located on the back of the spine. It was very aggressive-looking and vascular. Pre-operative workup with MRI, blood tests including tumor markers were done to study the case thoroughly.”
A team of doctors led by Dr G Balamurali, Spine and Neurosurgeon, along with Dr Sivasankar Jayakumar, Paediatric Surgeon, Dr Sathish Manivel, Plastic surgeon and a team of Pediatric Anaesthetists at Kauvery hospital, Chennai performed the surgery for seven hours and successfully removed the entire tumor, with very minimal blood loss.
On World Health Day which is observed on April 7, ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’, the theme for this year, will take centre stage, with experts coming together to share insights on the stigma associated with the condition through several events.
Chennai: Dr Yamini Kannappan, consultant psychiatrist, Kauvery Hospital, said that the first step in tackling depression is to make people talk about it, adding that in her practice, a large section of her patients suffer from depression. The hospital will screen a short film on the subject for the public and a session with doctors is also on the cards.
“If we see 10 patients a day, five invariably suffer from the condition-either diagnosed or already undergoing treatment. The biggest obstacle is stigma. There are ways in which families and friends of those with the condition react when they learn about it, and this has a negative impact on the person suffering from it. The film will touch upon these aspects,” she said.
She added that a session later in the day will have doctors interacting with patients of depression, especially those with diabetes and hypertension. They will also discuss ways of decreasing mortality.
Doctors and staff at a private hospital tagged Rukmani fussy, and even called for a psychiatrist to treat the 90-year-old's "confused state". The confusion, it was found, was because the staff had not returned her hearing aid after surgery. "Once the nurses returned her aid and spoke to her she settled down," said neurosurgeon Dr G Balamurali of Kauvery Hospital.
Rukmani had suffered from delirium, a dangerous mental confusion that affects more than a quarter of in-patients. Risks are higher among the elderly, surgical patients and victims of burns.
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Nobody can predict when they might be attacked by a stroke. But here are a few pointers that will help you identify when someone gets a stroke.
What are the symptoms of stroke?
Sudden numbness or weak ness in the face, arm or leg Sudden confusion, during which the person may have trouble speaking or under standing what's being said Slurring of speech Problems with vision in one or both eyes (double vision, blurry vision or the feeling of a shade coming down over the eye) Dizziness, loss of coordina tion, trouble with balance and walking Sudden, severe headache.
A foundation to serve the needs of senior citizens was launched on Monday. The Dr. V.S. Natarajan Geriatric Foundation is aimed at restoring the dignity of the elderly by taking healthcare to their doorstep, organising scientific symposiums, providing financial assistance to those who need it and coordinating with various organisations serving the elderly for collective action.
Speaking on the sidelines of an event held to launch the foundation, V. S. Natarajan, a leading geriatrician, said that he was also planning to expand his geriatric house call programme. “We started this programme in 2008, and so far have served over 8,000 patients and have been instrumental in saving many lives,” he said. The programme has doctors on call for medical emergencies, a call centre, physiotherapy and nursing services at home.
Intensive care is an expensive healthcare service. ICU care is multi-disciplinary.
In addition to teams of specialist doctors and critical care nurses, other specialists such as clinical pharmacists, infection control teams, speech therapists, physiotherapists, dieticians, ECHO and EEG technicians, biomedical engineers, counselors and other support staff are part of the unit.
An ICU incurs high capital cost in terms of vital life saving equipment which have ongoing preventive maintenance costs. Additionally consumables and drugs add to cost pressures.
Who is the backbone of the ICU?
Studies have shown that in the ICU there are 178 clinical activities per patient per day. Critical care nurses deliver a staggering 84 per cent of them. They are pivotal to the quality of care. In our unit, we have invested in training our nurses in collaboration with Greater Manchester Critical Care Network, UK. Last year we brought a team of seven critical care nurses and doctors from there to train our doctors and nurses in the recognition and management of critically ill patients. They identified leaders in nursing care and imparted extra training to become trainers themselves and this has become a sustainable professional development programme for our nurses.
There are three ways in which you can help relatives who have their dear ones in the ICU.
1. The relatives can bring some of the patients' personal belongings to help them recover, such as their favourite music. They can make them talk to a relative or friend. If they can't speak, you could read a newspaper or book to them. Sometimes patients can't speak, but they may be able to communicate by writing, or spelling out words by pointing out letters of the alphabet.