neurosurgery

Micro-DREZ for Nerve Pain Treatment

A 35 year old gentleman presented to my clinic with his right hand in a sling. He was in obvious anguish. With his face gnarled in pain he told me his story: He had slipped from his bike 6 months back on his right shoulder. Immediately after the injury, he could not move the whole of his right upper limb and had been rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors had told him that he had injured his nerves and had what is technically called a brachial plexus injury. Within a month of his injury he started having pain in …

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Tumour Surgery Less Expensive With Vitamin E

Tumour Surgery Less Expensive With Vitamin E

NEW DELHI: Doctors at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are using Vitamin E tablets as a substitute for expensive disposable markers while performing minimally invasive neurosurgery for tumours. This has brought down the cost of disposable by 99% making it affordable for patients. AIIMS has one image-guided machine, which is used for performing the complex neurosurgery procedure through minimal invasion. The surgery costs nearly Rs 15,000, but the disposable fiducials (markers) that were provided by the manufacturer of the machine increased the cost by another Rs 5,000. “The fiducials just added to the total surgery cost. Moreover, in …

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