AUA Segura International Urolithiasis Course Inaugurated at MPUH – CRS, Nadiad

Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital (MPUH)Centre for Robotic Surgery (CRS), Nadiad has organized a major International Seminar ‘American Urological Association (AUA) Segura International Urolithiasis Course during 21-23 February 2013. This was for the first time that the AUA Segura Course has conducted outside the USA in India at Nadiad Kidney Hospital. More than 450 faculties and delegates from about 20 countries have participated in the most prestigious programme on stone disease. The Seminar was inaugurated on 21st Feb by the Chairman of MPUH – CRS, Shri Rohit J Patel in the presence of ‘who-is-who’ in the field of kidney stone management from abroad and India. Some of the popular names participated in the conference including Prof. Glenn Preminger, AUA Representative; Dr John Denstedt, Treasurer of Endourological Society; Dr. Luc Valiquette, President-elect of SIU, Dr Meyappan, President of Urological Society of India; Prof. Dr. Andreas J Gross; Dr. Michael Wong; Dr. Mahesh Desai, Medical Director of MPUH & President, World Endourological Society and Dr R B Sabnis, Chairman, Dept of Urology Hospital, MPUH – CRS.

MPUH – CRS is ‘complete’ in all respects, in the treatment of stone disease, has done close to 26,000 procedures for removal of kidney stones by many methods, e.g. ESWL, Flexible Ureteroscopy, PCNL, Micro-perc, etc. MPUH – CRS has published 165 peer reviewed/indexed technical papers. It is in credit of these high standards and expertise on stone disease that the AUA permitted the authorization to MPUH – CRS to organize the AUA Segura International Urolithiasis Course at Nadiad. Dr Segura was a pioneer in the stone disease, and was a Founder-Member of World Endourology Society. In 2004, MPUH – CRS had hosted the World Congress on Endourology (WCE) in Mumbai when Dr Segura was elected the President of World Endourology Society. Right now Dr Mahesh Desai, the Medical Director of MPUH – CRS is the President of the Endourology Society.

India has more stone cases as compare to any other country. With the improvement in technology and new techniques in management of stone diseases, patients will be the ultimate beneficiaries. We are looking at treatment modalities that can remove stones without surgery. For the last ten years, not a single open stone surgery has been done at MPUH – CRS. MPUH –CRS has proposed to set up a Centre for Research in stone disease. Dr. Jens Rassweiler and his daughter Dr Marie Claire from Germany demonstrated for the first time outside Germany, a new technique ‘iPad guided renal access’ for clearance of stones. This technique may however take some more time for perfection.

This type of Conference offers great chances for the young and upcoming Urologists to learn from professionals in the field and explain themselves of the up-to-date developments in the field of urology. During the conference, more than 20 surgical procedures had being telecast LIVE from the operation theatres to the Conference venue for the benefit of delegates. The participants asked many questions directly to the operating surgeons to clear their doubts. They also have facilities for hands-on training on simulators and models in the JPAC labs. Many world renowned medical equipment manufacturers had set up their stalls at the Conference venue. The Conference was a grand success.

Dr. Mahesh Desai Awarded an Honorary Membership of USANZ

Dr. Mahesh Desai kidney specialist doctor– Medical Director and Managing Trustee of Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad – awarded an “Honorary Membership of Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand” (USANZ) on 16th April, 2013. He was awarded this membership for a life time.

 

The Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ) awarded him in recognition of his extensive experience and expertise in the management of stone disease and his appointments as a Visiting Professor at the Duke University, Stanford University, Cleveland Clinic, University of Vienna and Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar. This award also recognizes his membership of the American Association of Genito-Urinary Surgeons and appointment to the Editorial Board of Journal of Endourology.

Patient’s Testimonial on Importance of Exercise after Robotic Prostatectomy by Mr. Vinesh Antani – A Renowned Gujarati Author

By Mr. Vinesh Antani – A Renowned Gujarati Author

Dr. Mahesh Desai, the Medical director of famous MPUH hospital – Nadiad, has explained me in details about the side effect of prostate removal, when he decided to go for an operation for my prostate cancer. The important thing for me was to know that a patient loses the control over urinate after the surgery, and that lasts for indefinite period – it can be for a few days, weeks or even for a few months. Once the prostate is removed, and if the muscles are not strong enough, patient will not be able to have control over urinate.

For the purpose, Dr. Mahesh Desai strongly recommended me to do exercise regularly. The physiotherapist – Dr. Vijay gave me enough training for all type of exercises. These exercises are very simple, but patients have to do them regularly – before and after the surgery. Dr. Vijay has repeatedly reminded this instruction and I started following it.

Dr. Mahesh Desai performed my surgery on 28th May, 2013. After the surgery, all the doctors were regularly following up with me and all of them – including Dr. Desai have strongly recommended to continue the exercise. The physiotherapist – Dr Vijay used to visit twice a day, and kept on guiding about the exercise. Even the nursing staff reminded the same. I was worried about urine leakage. I followed the advice of Dr. Mahesh Desai and his team about the exercise quite sincerely. At hospital, I had nothing to do that is why I kept on exercising throughout my stay.

The catheter was removed on the seventh day after my surgery. Now, the urine was supposed to come out naturally. I was at a point, for which I was afraid of the most, when I couldn’t control the urine. Luckily, after few hours urine started naturally. I was very worried about controlling urine and I was praying God to take me out of this situation as early as possible. As per the instruction and the guidance given by expert team of doctors, I continued my exercise regularly. After removal of the catheter urine was passing naturally. I could feel urge of the urination. I could stand up and reach to toilet. Gradually I could hold urine up to four hours then five hours and finally up to six hours!! I was amazed that there was no single incident of urine leakage during the entire day. I made doctors aware about it and they were happy as well. When Dr. Mahesh Desai came for a visit in evening, I informed him about it. He was very happy and he added that “this is the result of your regular exercise”. It’s been 15 days, when I am writing this, since the catheter is removed. I still do exercises regularly and follow doctor’s instruction very carefully. I am glad that there is no single incident of urine leakage till now.

Friends, I just want to tell you one thing. Like every patient wants the best doctors for their treatment, even doctors want their patients to follow all their instructions. My own experience of following doctor’s instructions, kept me away from shameful situation of urinary incontinence. Such things give big relief to the patient. So every patient should follow the doctors’ advice very strictly and do the exercise regularly.

Andrology Training Workshop For PostGraduates

Event Name: Andrology Training Workshop For PostGraduates

Date:26 March 2015 to 28 March 2015

Venue:Jayaramdas Patel Academic Center,
Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital,
Nadiad, Gujarat, India.

 
Andrology Training

Andrology Training

Contact Details :
Dr. Pradeep Ganatra,

Mo: +91 9824387701, Email: ganatra@mpuh.org

For Registration Click Here: Training

 

World Environment Day 2015

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Environment Day

World environment day is also known as the Environment Day, Eco Day or short form WED. It has been one of the great annual events for years which is being celebrated worldwide by the people aiming to protect the unique and life nurturing Nature on every 5th June.

World Environment Day History

World Environment Day (also called as WED) has been started celebrating as an annual event on every 5th of June since 1973 in order to raise the global awareness about the importance of the healthy and green environment in the human lives, to solve the environmental issues by implementing some positive environmental actions as well as to make aware common public worldwide that everyone is responsible for saving his environment and not only somebody, government or organizations working for it.

World environment day was first established to be celebrated every year by running some effective campaigns by the United Nations General Assembly and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in the conference on Human Environment began from 5th to 16th of June at United Nations in 1972. It was first time celebrated in 1973 with the particular theme “Only one Earth”. Since 1974, the celebration campaign of the world environment day is hosted in different cities of the world.

It is a big annual celebration started by the United Nations General Assembly to engage millions of people from different countries across the globe as well as draw attention of political and health organizations to implement some effective actions.

Why World Environment Day is Celebrated

World environment day annual celebration campaign was started to address the huge environmental issues like wastage and losses of food, deforestation, increasing global warming and so many. Every year celebration is planned according to the particular theme and slogan of the year to bring effectiveness in the campaign all through the world.

It is celebrated to successfully get carbon neutrality, focusing on the forest management, reducing greenhouse effects, promoting bio-fuels production by planting on degraded lands, use of hydro-power to enhance electricity production, encourage common public to use solar water heaters, energy production through solar sources, developing new drainage systems, promoting coral reefs and mangroves restoration in order to get prevented from flooding and erosion including other ways of environmental preservation. Some of the objectives of the world environment day campaign are mentioned below:

  • It is celebrated to make aware the common public about the environmental issues.
  • Encourage common people from different society and communities to actively participate in the celebration as well as become an active agent in developing environmental safety measures.
  • Let them know that community people are very essential to inhibit negative changes towards the environmental issues.
  • Encourage people to make their nearby surroundings safe and clean to enjoy safer, cleaner and more prosperous future.

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World Blood Donor Day – 2015


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” If you’re a blood donor, you’re a hero to someone, somewhere, who received your gracious gift of life. ”

June 2015 — “Thank you for saving my life”. It focuses on thanking blood donors who save lives every day through their blood donations and strongly encourages more people all over the world to donate blood voluntarily and regularly with the slogan “Give freely, give often. Blood donation matters.” The campaign aims to highlight stories from people whose lives have been saved through blood donation, as a way of motivating regular blood donors to continue giving blood and people in good health who have never given blood to begin doing so.

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Drinking cranberry juice can protect your heart

New study reveals drinking cranberry juice might play a role in protecting against cardiovascular disease.

Drinking cranberry juice can protect your heart

A new study has revealed that drinking cranberry juice might play a role in protecting against cardiovascular disease.

Researcher Rodriguez-Mateos of the University Duesseldorf said that cranberry juice was a rich source of phytonutrients, including proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins and phenolic acids. In the study, researchers gave 10 healthy male subjects, between the ages of 18-40 years, 450 ml of sweetened cranberry juice made from concentrate. The cranberry concentrate was prepared with water to concentrations ranging from 0 to 117%.

Blood and urine samples were collected for 24 hours following consumption to detect changes in plasma and urinary cranberry-derived polyphenols. Across the board, all of the cranberry juices benefited flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) – including 25% cranberry juice, equivalent to the commonly consumed cranberry juice cocktail. The highest concentration of cranberry-polyphenol juice also showed improvements in systolic blood pressure.

Defending the health of the circulatory system and improving vascular function, it not only reduced the chances of developing atherosclerosis, but played an important role in kidney function, hormone delivery and waste filtration. Rodriguez-Mateos said that their results laid the groundwork to better understand the array of potential vascular and cardiovascular health benefits of cranberry polyphenols, adding that the significant improvements in vascular function from drinking two cups of cranberry juice suggested an important role for cranberries in a heart-healthy diet.
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Health Benefits Of Exercise

Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve always had, but for too long we’ve neglected to take our recommended dose. Our health is now suffering as a consequence. The benefits of exercise extend far beyond weight management. Research shows that regular physical activity can help reduce your risk for several diseases and health conditions and improve your overall quality of life. Regular physical activity can help protect you from the following health problems.

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Heart Disease and Stroke:- Daily physical activity can help prevent heart disease and stroke by strengthening your heart muscle, lowering your blood pressure, raising your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels (good cholesterol) and lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels (bad cholesterol), improving blood flow, and increasing your heart’s working capacity. Optimizing each of these factors can provide additional benefits of decreasing the risk for Peripheral Vascular Disease.
High Blood Pressure:- Regular physical activity can reduce blood pressure in those with high blood pressure levels. Physical activity reduces body fat, which is associated with high blood pressure.
Noninsulin-Dependent Diabetes. By reducing body fat, physical activity can help to prevent and control this type of diabetes.
Obesity:- Physical activity helps to reduce body fat by building or preserving muscle mass and improving the body’s ability to use calories. When physical activity is combined with proper nutrition, it can help control weight and prevent obesity, a major risk factor for many diseases.
Back Pain:- By increasing muscle strength and endurance and improving flexibility and posture, regular exercise helps to prevent back pain.
Osteoporosis:- Regular weight-bearing exercise promotes bone formation and may prevent many forms of bone loss associated with age.
Self Esteem And Stress Management:- Studies on the psychological effects of exercise have found that regular physical activity can improve your mood and the way you feel about yourself. Researchers have found that exercise is likely to reduce depression and anxiety and help you to better manage stress.
Disability:- Running and aerobic exercise have been shown to postpone the development of disability in older adults.

Boost happy chemicals,Improve self-confidence, Help control addiction, Increase relaxation. Keep these health benefits in mind when deciding whether or not to exercise.

Kidney Diseases Awareness Walkathon being organized at Nadiad by MPUH – CRS

Kidney disease is a vital Pandemic; worldwide. World Kidney Day’s (WKD) goal is to raise awareness of the importance of the kidneys to the global health of the population and to diminish the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its linked health problems worldwide. World Kidney Day celebration started in 2006 jointly by International Society of Nephrology and International Federation of Kidney foundations. WKD is celebrated on 2nd Thursday of March every year all over the world. This year’s slogan is Kidneys for life; Stop Acute Kidney Injury, which attentions on the empathetic the causes, prevention and treatment of Acute Kidney Injury.

 

As a part of this programme Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital – Centre For Robotic Surgery has organised a “Walkathon” in Nadiad on Sunday 10th March 2013. On the occasion of World Kidney Day 2013, within a short period of 48 hours, more than 400 people had registered their names with MPUH -CRS Nadiad, expressing their desire to be ‘Cadaver Kidney Donors’ in case of accidental brain death.

Objectives of World Kidney Day:

  • Raise awareness about our “amazing kidneys”: Their main role is to uphold the balance of bodily liquids by filtering and concealing metabolites and minerals from the blood and defecating them, along with water, as urine. The kidneys control blood brook levels of many minerals and molecules including sodium and potassium, and help to control blood acidity. Helps to control the Blood pressure. They strengthen the bone and increase the Haemoglobin content in the blood.
  • Highlight that diabetes and high blood pressure are key risk factors for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Inspire systematic screening of all patients with diabetes and hypertension for CKD: India is the capital of Diabetes. Type 2 (adult onset) is most common and10 to 40 percent of those finally will suffer from kidney failure: the most solemn trouble of the disease. The initial sign of diabetic kidney disease is an increased elimination of albumin in the urine. This is present extended before the usual tests done in the doctor’s office show a loss of kidney function. So it is essential to have this test on a yearly basis. Preserving control of the diabetes can lower the risk of developing both kidney failure and cardiovascular events (heart attack, strokes).
  • High blood pressure can autonomously cause CKD, and CKD can cause high blood pressure. The treatment of high blood pressure has become the most important involvement in the management of all forms of CKD. Lowering blood pressure will reduce the risk of heart disease, which for most patients with CKD, is a more immediate risk than end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It will also decrease the chance of developing ESRD requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation.
  • Encourage defensive behaviors: Reduce salt intake; plenty of fluids, Stop smoking, Regular exercise.
  • Educate all medical professionals about their important role in identifying and reducing the risk of CKD, particularly in high risk populations
  • Severe Kidney Injury: Severe Kidney Injury is a condition in which there is an unexpected drop in the function of the kidneys over hours or days with the retaining of nitrogenous waste products- it can affect anyone. In the growing world where children and young adults are at special risk for AKI because it occurs frequently as the result of gastroenteritis, poisonings, malaria or other infectious diseases. Victims of crush wounds in natural disasters such as earthquakes often die of AKI. Many cases of AKI can be prohibited simply by humanizing the community, and local and regional health care physicians about prevention and early warning signs requiring immediate intervention. It can be difficult to identify and is dangerous
  • AKI can develop in the hospital settings: approximately estimated 5% to 20% of critically ill patients (patients in the intensive care unit) experience an episode of AKI during the course of their illness. Development of AKI in the ICU has a negative impact on outcomes of any illness and also increases the death rate. To this end, greater awareness of AKI amongst the general physician and health care profession is needed. There are also important opportunities for prevention, especially by careful attention to prescription medicines management in elderly people.
  • It is estimated that AKI could be reversible in approximately 50% of the cases with early diagnosis. Awareness is low and World Kidney Day is our opportunity to change this.

Kidneys play a vital role in keeping us alive and well. World Kidney Day spreads the word that kidney disease is common, harmful & treatable: Early diagnosis and treatment improves the outcome. Kidney diseases are silent killers, which will largely affect your quality of life. There are however several easy ways to reduce the risk of developing kidney disease.

  1. Keep regular control of your blood sugar level
  2. Monitor your blood pressure
  3. Maintain a healthy fluid intake
  4. Eat healthy and keep your weight in check
  5. Keeping fit and active
  6. Do not smoke
  7. Do not take over-the-counter pills on a regular basis
  8. Check your kidney function if you have one or more of the ‘high risk’ factors.

Kidneys for Life; Stop Acute Kidney Surgery – World Kidney Day

Kidneys play a vital role in keeping us alive and well. World Kidney Day spreads the word that kidney disease is common, harmful & treatable: Early diagnosis and treatment improves the outcome. Kidney diseases are silent killers, which will largely affect your quality of life. There are however several easy ways to reduce the risk of developing kidney disease.

 

best kidney doctor in indiaWe summarize the tips here:

  1. Have your blood pressure checked regularly.
  2. Take steps to control your blood pressure. The easiest way to maintain a normal blood pressure is by lowering the amount of salt (sometimes called sodium) by not eating high-salt foods or adding salt to foods and by not becoming overweight. Check with a dietitian to create a diet that lets you eat foods you love without hurting your health.
  3. Keep your weight within the desirable range. Reduce the weight if you are overweight or obese.
  4. Tell your doctor if your family has a history of high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease
  5. Stay alert for changes in your urine. If you have cloudy, smelly, foamy, cola colored or bloody urine or if it hurts when you urinate, see a doctor.
  6. Watch for symptoms of anemia. If you are constantly tired, too pale, become short of breath easily or suffer from dizziness you might be anaemic.
  7. Have a yearly urine and blood test along with a physical examination if you are in a high risk group for CKD (Diabetic, hypertensive, family history).
  8. Stay active. Regular exercise will help keep your body functioning normally.
  9. Drink enough water.