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A Loaf Of Bread (A Human Story)

She was rushed down to the obstetric emergency rooms with advanced pregnancy, increased blood pressure and heavy bleeding. Almost immediately she delivered. Her baby was a stillborn. It did not stop at that. Because of raised blood pressure and bleeding for a long time before she could reach the hospital, her kidneys failed.This was indeed a bad condition to have. Thankfully her kidney failure appeared to be of the type where recovery was possible. But in the mean time she needed dialysis. As luck would have it, all the three dialysis units at the hospital were dysfunctional and so she had to be shifted to another government hospital in a still bigger city about a 100 miles away.
Obviously she was in no position to spend for her transport but the hospital had the facility to transfer her free in its ambulance. Though the main part of the dialysis at the government hospital was free, each cycle of dialysis would still be costing her nearly 2000 to 3000 rupees. Even if by a conservative …

A Child’s “Thank You” [Human Story]

Medical college hospitals have some very interesting routines. One of them is The Grand Round. Though its structure and name may vary from one hospital to another, in the obgyn department where I worked it was on the day on which we had our minor OT. On this day surgeries which did not need major anesthesia were performed. The chief of the unit would take the round with all other junior consultants and all postgraduate students. It was a spectacle – the chief walking cot by cot surrounded by his entourage of his subordinates and nursing staff.
One fine morning in one such grand round, the chief stopped by a patient who had choriocarcinoma (a quick-growing form of cancer that occurs in a woman's uterus (womb). The abnormal cells start in the tissue that would normally become the placenta). Choriocarcinoma occurs in young subjects in their reproductive age. Thankfully it is very responsive to treatment. The subject in question was being administered chemotherapy (medicines for treat…

Obstetric Vasculopathies: latest best-seller in Obstetrics & Gynecology world

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Dr. Pankaj Desai is one of the best known academicians and teachers in Obstetrics and Gynecology in India. All his eight books have proved to be best-sellers, one of which was awarded the best book award in the subject. A prolific writer, he has contributed 38 chapters to different text books internationally and nationally. His outstanding academic contributions in the subject have been acknowledged and honored with 7 gold medals and 50 orations. An extremely popular teacher that he is, he has delivered 597 guest lectures in different parts of India and the world at the time of this book going for print. He has published 103 research papers till date, 9 of which have been awarded best research paper prizes. His website has become an extremely popular portal for students and practitioners of the subject seeking references and up-…