Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: Transplant

How cornea implant made from pig skin helped 20 people see again in trial held in India, Iran

The study was conducted by researchers from Sweden’s Linköping University. Details of the Phase 1 trial and its outcome published last week in scientific journal Nature Biotechnology.

Shot dead, 6-yr-old saved 5 lives with her organs. But her Noida family is more scared than proud

A bullet hit 6-yr-old Rolly Prajapati while she was sleeping at her own home. A month on, her parents are glad that her organs saved lives, but fear the culprits might return.

US man with transplanted pig heart likely died due to virus that doesn’t infect humans

Transplant was successful, but patient had been immunocompromised before procedure. It's suspected that small amount of undetected virus set off infection inside or from heart.

What went behind the ‘breakthrough’ pig to human kidney transplant in New York

In 1997, India had seen a similar operation, when a transplant surgeon from Assam had conducted a pig-to-human heart and lung transplant in Guwahati. The patient, though, died a week later.

‘Once-in-a-lifetime gift’ — First successful face, double hand transplant completed in US

A team of over 140 healthcare staff at New York University’s Langone Health conducted a 23-hour surgery on a New Jersey worker who had suffered third-degree burns in 2018.

Doctors in Hyderabad perform India’s first double lung transplant on recovered Covid patient

Rizwan, a 32-year-old patient from Chandigarh, was suffering from pulmonary sarcoidosis and had been awaiting a lung transplant for about six months.

How I led the team that carried out India’s first hand transplant

When we began the procedure, the atmosphere in the OT was electrifying. The surgery would take at least 14 to 16 hours and for many of us, without a rest.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.