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My Grandfather Mr.Ashok Arora was admitted after he was detected for covid and was in ICU and then in general ward. The entire staff, nurses and doctors were extremely helpful and generous. They took the best care during and post infection along with the diet and updating the relatives about patient's daily parameters. Everybody was very pleasant and gave their best efforts for the betterment of the patient's health. Thank you so much to Holy spirit hospital for taking such good care of the patients in these difficult times.
Article in THE TIMES OF INDIA Sunil Gavali is one recent case treated at Holy Spirit Hospital, in which doctors detected a Covid-induced clot in the intestine. The 58-year-old had come to the emergency ward with severe abdominal pain after a meal. The man, an OT staffer at the same hospital, was vaccinated with both doses of Covishield, and there were no usual Covid red flags. When Gavali’s pain didn’t subside with medications, doctors did a CT scan which showed multiple clots in the main artery supplying blood to the intestine, called mesenteric superior. Vascular surgeon Dr Aniruddha Bhuiyan said there was no time to spare as the clot had led to intestinal gangrene, which if not treated immediately, could become fatal. The surgeon dissolved the clot and cleared it, reversing the gangrene and avoiding a surgery of the intestine that could have been debilitating. “It was my tenth case in the past 8-9 months where Covid and intestinal clot have presented together,” he said, adding that in several cases, patients didn’t come with the typical respiratory signs. “Stomach pain was their only complaint,” he said, adding that Gavali had subsequently tested positive for Covid.Read More
A Team of Doctors led by Onco-surgeon Dr Dale Rodrigues, Vascular surgeon Dr Aniruddha Bhuiyan and Plastic surgeon Dr. Parag Vibhakar successfully performed a challenging surgery on a 70 yr. old female patient with a Right Thigh Sarcoma; 20 cm in size in the anteromedial compartment of the right thigh. After a Multidisciplinary Oncology opinion by our team of Doctors preoperative Radiotherapy was decided and was given by Dr. Ajay Kolse (Head of Radiation Oncology ) Dose 50.4 Gy in 28 fractions over 6 weeks . The patient tolerated her radiation very well and was sent home and asked to follow up after 6 weeks with a restaging MRI SCAN. Dr Dale Rodrigues (Surgical Oncologist) operated this patient after 2 months of completion of her Radiation. The Patient was explained in detail about Limb saving surgery and the possibility of an amputation. During the surgery, the blood vessels i.e. Femoral vessels were completely encased by the mass. This would have otherwise gone for an amputation of the leg but with the help of our Multispeciliality team at Holy Spirit Hospital that is Onco-surgery, Vascular surgery and Plastic surgery we were able to save her leg. Dr Dale Rodrigues resected the mass and the encased femoral vessels. The surgery was then taken over by Vascular surgeon Dr Aniruddha Bhuiyan by grafting the 2 ends of the blood vessels with a PTFE graft thus saving the vascularity of the limb and in turn the entire lower limb. The plastic surgeon Dr Parag Vibhakar then took over to cover the grafted vessels by transposing the thigh muscles .The patient was kept on blood thinners in the postoperative period with continuous monitoring of her distal pulses .Final Histopathology report showed residual viable intermediate grade myxofibrosarcoma ,16cms in size with circumferential margins free ,vascular cut margins free of tumour and absent lymphovascular emboli . The Patient has recovered very well with minimum dysfunction and is walking after surgery with adequate physiotherapy. She is extremely happy with the outcome and thanks HOLY SPIRIT HOSPITAL and its team of doctors for believing in her . Dr Dale Rodrigues (Surgical Oncologist) - HOLY SPIRIT HOSPITAL .Read More
Harmony Foundation Presents Mother Teresa Certificate of appreciation to Holy Spirit HospitalRead More
The world is currently experiencing the pandemic of Coronavirus (CoV). As we are now facing the second wave of Covid-19, it’s high time that we re-focus on our diet and also on our immunity. With so many people falling ill from the coronavirus, unhealthy diets are contributing to pre-existing conditions that put them more at risk. This small virus has made us introspect the way we eat & live. Diet is crucial to maintain immunity and keep diseases at bay. Optimal nutrition helps to strengthen the immune system (both adaptive & innate immunity) & promote early recovery. It is prudent to include a variety of foods on a regular basis to get the utmost benefit. Vitamins (A, B, C, D, E) & Minerals such as (zinc, selenium, iron), Phytonutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids (proteins) are very important in building immunity & should be incorporated on a daily basis in the diet. No single food is recommended over another & Moreover “Variety is the key”. Here are some sources of the important key nutrients: - Proteins: - It plays an important role in immunity. Also crucial for healing & recovery. Some sources include: - dals, pulses, lean meats, fish, eggs and poultry, milk & milk products, soya, unsalted nuts & seeds. Omega-3 fatty acids: - Possesses antioxidant properties & enhances the function of immune cells. Sources include: - fishes like mackerel (Bangda), salmon (Rawas), Bombay duck (Bombil), Surmai, rani fish. Other sources include walnuts, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, watermelon seeds. Vitamin A: - has anti-oxidant properties. Sources: - All yellow, orange, red colored fruits & vegetables. Sweet potato, carrots, spinach, mango, papaya, egg yolk, milk & milk products. Vitamin D: - reduces pro-inflammatory cytokines & helps in immunity. Sunlight exposure between 11am-1pm. Sources include milk & milk products. Vitamin E: - acts as an antioxidant & free radical scavenger & helps in reducing inflammation in the body. Sources include: - Sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, almonds, pumpkin seeds. All B-Complex vitamins serve a major role in building immunity, help in repairing the wear & tear in the body. Vitamin C: - most vital nutrient in building good immunity. Stimulates antibody formation, supports cellular functions, antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties. Sources include: - amla, guava, citrus fruits like (oranges, grapefruit), papaya, strawberries, raw mango, capsicum, lemon, green leafy vegetables, moringa leaves. Prebiotic & Probiotic foods: - 70% of our immune cells are in the gut. Probiotics are the “good bacteria” or beneficial “live micro-organisms” which help keep your gut heathy. Prebiotics serve as food for the good bacteria (probiotic). Both Prebiotics & Probiotics help in strengthening the immune system & increasing immune response. Probiotic sources:- fermented food products, curd. Prebiotic sources:- garlic, onion, banana, barley, oats, apples, flaxseeds, wheat bran Functional Foods like turmeric, ginger & garlic, spices like pepper, cinnamon, cloves etc. are beneficial as it has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant properties. It should be incorporated in the right amounts in the daily diet to reap its benefits. Some useful dietary and lifestyle guidelines: - Make healthy eating a lifestyle. Follow a healthy diet & make the right choices from available sources. Ensure that you consume a variety of foods. Prefer locally grown foods & seasonal fresh produce as it is loaded with goodness of nutrients. Say no to packet, preserved, processed foods. Choose traditional recipes & methods of preparation. Hydrate yourself well. Try including coconut water, unsalted buttermilk, sattu, lemon juice, veg soups etc. to increase fluid intake. Staying active is the key to staying fit. Exercising for at-least 30 mins daily will give you an endorphin boost & make you feel good. Get a good night sleep of 7-8 hours daily. Lastly, get vaccinated at the earliest. It’s another weapon to build immunity against covid. Don’t panic & Avoid taking Stress as it can weaken the immune system. Just stay safe, wear your mask properly & practice social distancing. Relax, this phase too shall pass. FOR ANY DIET ADVICE, CONSULT A QUALIFIED DIETITIAN ONLY. WRITTEN BY:- Ms. Aamatulla Y Kapasi (Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, PGCND)Read More