Skin Donation and Skin Banking: FAQ

Skin Donation and Skin Banking: FAQ

The life is greatest gift of God. Extending life of one person has immense implications on the patient and his dependent family. It would be befitting to return the thanks if one could just help another person to enjoy this gift to the fullest, after one’s death. Most people are aware of Kidneys, Liver, Heart, Eye donation but One more significant addition to this list is SKIN ! Donated Skin can be utilized for treating severely burnt patients. Recently, Nagpur…

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Guidelines for Donating Organs

Guidelines for Donating Organs

Organ transplantation is one of the greatest miracles of the last century. Transplantation would not be possible but for organ donation by fellow human beings magnanimity to share their organs. Organs can be donated while living or after death (Cardiac & Brain death). A living person can donate blood, bone marrow, one kidney, part of liver, etc. After cardiac death, only tissues can be donated such as eyes and skin within 6 hours of death. What is more important is…

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The Future of Refractive Surgery: Robotic and Nonsurgical?

The Future of Refractive Surgery: Robotic and Nonsurgical?

Refractive errors were being treated since last 25 years only. As of now LASIK is most frequently performed surgical procedure in entire medicine. Almost 6 million being performed yearly around the world with amazing rate of success. Future of refractive surgery is great. 6/6 vision was considered to be the ultimate possible vision but it is being challenged and newer techniques are already offering better vision than glasses of 6/5, 6/4 by detecting and treating higher order aberrations of eye…

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Accurate Biopsies for Prostate Cancer

Accurate Biopsies for Prostate Cancer

Current methods of prostate cancer screening, such as PSA tests and rectal examination raises suspicion of Prostate Cancer. Sextant Prostate biopsy and Trans-rectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy, needle often passes through tumor-free areas-potentially missing the tumor entirely. The MRI-Ultra Sound fusion biopsy technology may help overcome this limitation. Prostate and lesion segmentation data from MRI are transferred to the fusion system for review and target identification. A small, electromagnetic navigation sensor attaches to your existing ultrasound transducer. Positioning of the Tracking…

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Psychiatry in the Future

Psychiatry in the Future

  Genetic Research in Psychiatry is leading to the discovery of several genes associated with serious psychiatric illnesses. This will provide clues to the molecular pathophysiology of major mental disorders leading to specific, biotechnology-driven disease modifying drugs. Newer novel brain stimulation therapies like Trancranial Magnetic Stimulation and Vagal Nerve Stimulation have already been approved by the USFDA. Research in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in promising to be the next ‘big thing’ in treatment of psychiatric disorders. Pharmocogenetic screening of psychiatric…

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