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Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures

New York, Nov 18 – People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won’t cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally funded ... Read More »

1st invasive cardiac surgery conducted at govt hospital

A minimally invasive cardiac surgery was conducted yesterday  at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), the first of its kind at any government hospital. A team of 10 doctors headed by Dr Ashraful Hoque Siam conducted the operation of a 12-year-old girl at the NICVD. “We carried out the surgery of Nupur with full anesthesia which took two and ... Read More »

Surgery restores arm function in some paralysed patients

Surgeons in Australia have managed to restore arm function in paralysed patients, allowing them to feed themselves, use tools and handle electronic devices, according to the results of a groundbreaking study released today . Thirteen young adults who had suffered spinal injuries rendering them tetraplegic underwent several operations and intense physiotherapy in the largest ever application of a technique known ... Read More »

A hospital where a doctor is more a friend

-Prof. M Zahidul Haque A medical doctor’s cordial and friendly behaviour creates a positive impact on the treatment and subsequent healing process of a patient. Recently I had been to the Artemis Hospital, a 400 plus bed super speciality hospital in Gurugram, Haryana, India for the cardio treatment of my younger sister Jesmin Ara. Read More »

Bangladesh ‘successfully’ performs 21 bone-marrow transplants

The first-ever bone marrow transplant unit in Bangladesh has ‘successfully’ performed 21 transplants in the last two years. The centre in-charge at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), Prof MA Khan, told journalists on Sunday that the success rate was 100 percent. Health Minister Mohammed Nasim visited the centre in the day and met the press flanked by Prof Khan who ... Read More »