Dr. Venkita S. Suresh

Group Medical Director, Kauvery Hospitals, India

Email: gmd@kauveryhealthcare.com

Dear colleagues,

Our Nightingales sing a varied genre of songs for you in this issue of NIGHTINGALE.

Three solid case reports lead the issue, showing that the Kauvery nurse is clinically savvy and articulates her concern effectively.

Vanitha, NS, Nellai describes the formidable triple bypass- the famed Whipples Procedure.

Shanthi, Nurse in Charge, also from Nellai, takes on another challenge, and reports on Boerhaave Syndrome- spontaneous rupture of the oesophagus.

Banumathi, Physician Assistant from Trichy – Cantonment, takes on another tough challenge and describes Right Sided Endocarditis .

Group level clinical Pharmacists bring you cutting edge knowledge.

Marburg could provoke the next pandemic and now lies low in Africa. It is a fearsome arbovirus mediated hemorrhagic fever. Suryaprabha, Chief Clinical Pharmacist and Manager, Clinical Research, alerts you to this spectre.

Dharsshini has been keeping a tab on Cardiomyopathies. She has already published on Mavacamten for HCM. Now she alerts you to the next blip on the horizon- Tafamidis for Cardiac Amyloidosis.

Salt has a huge presence in life and health since time immemorial. It has been a currency in some countries and communities. Sheeba Sherin Charles,Clinical Dietician at Heart City addresses the issues salt can pose in health care.

5 S goes to school! Devadarshini and Priyanka, both of who are executives in Business Excellence at Kauvery Chennai, write on the magic they could create, along with students and staff, at a school at Chennai.

Kauverian Scientific Journals are now also Art and Culture journals!

Two poets find expression to their imagination and imagery in this issue- Indumathi, Clinical Dietician from Salem and Mechael Merlin, ANM from Tennur.

Do hear and sing with our Nightingales