Hiranandani Hospital procures Alair System to conduct bronchial thermoplasty

first_imgHiranandani Hospital procures Alair System to conduct bronchial thermoplasty A Fortis Network Hospitalasthma controlasthmaticsbronchial thermoplastyHiranandani HospitalVashi Share Post bronchial thermoplasty procedure, one may have fewer asthma attacks, fewer episodes of hospitalisation, and fewer ‘zero’ productivity daysThe estimated prevalence of asthma in the adult Indian population is 2 per cent, and about 1-2 million Indian adults are estimated to suffer from severe asthma. To address the needs of this huge patient base, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi – A Fortis Network Hospital announced the procurement of The Alair System to conduct bronchial thermoplasty. Dr Prashant Chhajed, HOD-Respiratory Medicine and Interventional Pulmonologist along with Sandeep Guduru, Facility Director, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi – A Fortis Network Hospital, hosted the inauguration.Patients with severe asthma undergo comprehensive screening, to identify and treat modifiable factors responsible for poor asthma control. Subsequently, such patients undergo bronchial thermoplasty which uses radio-frequency controlled energy to shrink the bronchial muscles, to improve asthma control. This procedure is performed through a bronchoscope which is inserted through the nose or the oral route, in three separate sessions, two to three weeks apart. Excess airway muscle tissue is targeted with mild heat, through The Alair System. After one undergoes bronchial thermoplasty, inhalers and other medicines may still be needed, but the dosage and usage requirement can reduce. Post procedure, one may have fewer asthma attacks, fewer episodes of hospitalisation, and fewer ‘zero’ productivity days.Talking about the acquisition and how severe asthmatics will benefit from this procedure, Dr Chhajed said, “Asthma is a leading public health concern, majority of the patients with asthma are able to control their symptoms with medications. However, some patients continue to have severe symptoms despite being on proper medications. Bronchial thermoplasty, in such cases, will help adult patients have better control of their asthma.”Guduru said “We are happy to be Western India’s first to have procured the bronchial thermoplasty system that will aid patients with severe asthma and are proud that we are adding another first as an organisation. This revolutionary procedure can be conducted on adults, and as reports suggest, has proven to be beneficial worldwide.” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Comments (0) MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on July 22, 2019 Related Posts Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 News Add Commentlast_img read more

LSCPA softball drops two

first_img After building a 2-0 lead against Paris, the Hawks gave up a run in the fourth, three in the fifth and another in the sixth as the Dragons amassed 14 hits in the win.Bailey Suza finished 2 for 3, while Anessa Sanchez was 1 for 3 with a double and Alexis Perez chipped in a 2-for-4 performance with a double. Rebecca Hernandez went the distance on the mound for the Seahawks, allowing five earned runs. LSCPA sports informationLONGVIEW — Lamar State College-Port Arthur’s softball team dropped two, including a heartbreaker, at the NJCAA Region XIV Crossover Tournament on Saturday. The Seahawks fell 5-2 to Paris Junior College and 8-6 to Angelina College. In the second game of the day, the Seahawks led 3-0 through two innings before Angelina scored two in the third. LSCPA answered with three more runs in the bottom of the third for a 6-2 lead, which is where it stood until the top of the sixth. Angelina added two runs to close to within 6-4.center_img In the seventh, a walk, a fielding error and a single loaded the bases for Angelina’s Boucher, who slapped a grand slam home run to center field for the 8-6 lead.The Seahawks face their final day of tournament play in Longview today with games against Kilgore College at 11 a.m. and Northeast Texas Community College at 3 p.m.last_img read more