Amrita Hospital performed a surgery on a rare case saving a mother and her newborn, as the first in India. We are extremely happy to share the birth of a female baby born to a mother with juvenile Pompe disease on enzyme replacement therapy since 6 years at our Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi campus. This is the first case of a woman with Pompe disease giving birth to a baby from India.
The heart of Kelvin who succumbed to Brain death will continue to beat through Shabeer
Kochi: 39 year old Shabeer had been suffering from end stage heart failure for close to 3 years. He had been diagnosed with heart failure 3 years ago at Kannur due the condition called dilated cardiomyopathy. He underwent medical treatment but gradually deteriorated to the stage where heart transplantation was the only option. He came to Amrita hospital, Kochi 1 year ago for further evaluation and treatment. After evaluation he was listed for heart transplant in the Kerala Network for Organ sharing (KNOS) registry. He rented a house close to the hospital and has been waiting fro a heart for a year now. Due to the lack of organ donors in Kerala for the last few years his wait had become a race against time over the last year and he was starting to lose hope. That was when the alert came for a donor match on 17th of last month.
Medical Professionals from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi, has come up with the hacks for making face-shields, improvements on standard surgical masks and acrylic barriers to prevent virus-containing aerosols from entering the atmosphere during intubation.
Dr. Tinku Joseph K. Associate Professor and Consultant Interventional Pulmonologist, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, had put together a book that provided all essential details on the COVID19, novel coronavirus disease. Titled ‘International Pulmonary consensus on Covid-19’ was released on March 14, 2020 and provides substantial information on treatment and preventive strategies on Covid-19 for all health care professionals.