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December 27, 2017

It is always overwhelming to hear such words of heartfelt gratitude from happy families. A happy grandfather thanks the Fortis team as he takes home his granddaughter after 3 months in NICU. The team’s hard work and dedication brought the baby from a mere 520 gms to a healthy 2.25 kg and ready to go home with her family. Kartik and Poornima a couple from Bangalore, had been struggling to conceive for the last 10 years when they finally approached the creation team at Fortis Hospital, BG Road. Though their first IVF cycle was successful, unfortunately they had a miscarriage at 18 weeks. However, with further treatment, in the 2nd IVF cycle they conceived and since it was a high risk pregnancy, Poornima went into premature labor at 26 weeks. Unfortunately two of the male children could not survive while the youngest of the triplets, the baby girl survived at 520gm. The baby remained critical for long and fought with respiratory insufficiency and various infections for nearly 3 months in the NICU and is now leaving for home at a healthy 2.25 Kg.

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December 13, 2017

A 5 year old girl child presented with a history of fever of 15-day duration and gum bleeding since 1 day. The fever was high grade, intermittent, and was associated with diffuse aching in her arms, legs, and back since 2 weeks. The child had been active between fever spikes but was refusing to walk since the previous 2 days. She had been treated with intravenous (IV) antibiotics and antimalarial drugs for 1 week before she presented to us. She was noticed to have gum bleeding by her parents on the morning of presentation The child was irritable and uncooperative. She was afebrile. There was pallor but she did not have icterus, edema or lymphadenopathy. There were large ecchymotic patches on her left lower limb and she also had a few petechiae on her arms and trunk. There was bony tenderness over the shins and the sternum. There was mild hepatosplenomegaly. The rest of the systemic examination was normal.


  1. CBC: Hb 7.4 gm%, TLC 3200 /cmm (P10%, L80%) with no abnormal cells on smear, Platelet count 15000/cmm
  2. LFT, Creatinine normal
  3. Uric acid 8 mg/dl, LDH 780 U/L
  4. Radiographs of long bones reveal osteolytic lesions and radiolucent metaphyseal growth arrest lines.

 Differential Diagnosis:

  1. Acute leukemia
  2. Aplastic anemia
  3. Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis
  4. Ga

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December 13, 2017

Cancers in children are rare. They are quite different from cancers seen in adults. In India it estimated that around 2to 15 children for every 1 lakh population develop cancers. It is estimated that around 50000 children diagnosed with cancers every year. Children are not small adults, their needs, physiology, tolerance to chemotherapy, affect on their behaviour, development and the impact on their siblings, parents makes it a unique specialty. In the developed world, Paediatric oncology specialty was established in 1960s. Prior to this children with cancer were treated by adult oncologists or by paediatricians. They developed dedicated pediatric oncology centres where trained pediatric oncologist, chemotherapy nurse, dietician, psychologist and social worker work together. As the childhood cancers are rare, pediatric oncologists got together and started cooperative group and then clinical trials find the best treatment. Following successive clinical trials, adoption of uniform guidelines, they have shown in the improvement in survival of childhood cancer to the tune of 80%. Currently in the west, for common childhood cancers such as Acute lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) the survival rate is around 85% and for Hodgkin’s lymphoma around 95%. Success in pediatric oncology is the important milestone in modern medical history. In India, pediatric oncology specialty is started in m

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December 13, 2017

4-year-old boy with left sided abdominal lump, which was gradually increasing in size for the last 1 month. No complaints of bowel or bladder disturbance, fever, weight loss, or abdominal pain. Child is otherwise well. Systemic examination is otherwise normal

Diagnostic approach depends on

  1. Location of Mass
  2. Organ of Origin
  3. Description of Mass

1-Location of mass:

Right upper quadrant (RUQ) contains liver, right kidney, gallbladder, colon, pancreas. Left upper quadrant (LUQ) contains Stomach, left kidney, spleen, colon, pancreas. Right lower quadrant (RLQ) contains Colon, appendix, small intestine, ureter, major arteries and veins to right leg. Left lower quadrant(LLQ) contains small intestine, colon, ureter, major arteries and veins to left leg.

2-Organ of origin:


Organ/Site of originMalignantBenign
LiverHepatoblastoma, HCCHemangioma
AdrenalNeuroblastomaAdrenal cyst/haemorrhage
KidneyWilms tumorPolycystic kidney, hydronephrosis
BowelNon-Hodgkin’s lymphomaMesenteric cyst, duplication cyst
PelivsRMS, GCT, Neuroblasto

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December 13, 2017

Hypnobirthing Sessions (Individual & Group Sessions Benefits)

Prepares Mom for the birth both physically and mentally while empowering her to experience birthing her baby in an easier , comfortable & pain free manner. It also helps Mom to eliminate the fear, tension and pain before, during and after birthing. It reduces all fatigue during labour, leaving Mom fresh, awake & energised.

Fertility Support

We aim to assist couples/individuals who would like to help with any of the following:

  • Natural Conception
  • Assisted Conception
  • IVF & IUI
  • Menstrual Cycle/Hormonal Imbalance leading to Infertility
  • Endometriosis, fibroids & Pcos
  • Sperm Quality & Quantity
  • General Health & well being creating the optimum health for Mom and Dads to be.

  Oncology Hypnotherapy is an effective supplement therapy in the management of cancer patients. It is useful in addressing.

  • Management of Anxiety, Depression , Anger and Frustration
  • Management of Pain, Fatigue and Insomnia
  • Management of Side effects of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy
  • Vizualization to promote health improvement and dealing with anxiety and related issues. Hypnosis has unique advantages for patients including improvement of self esteem and involvement in self c

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October 24, 2017

Heart (or cardiac) failure is a condition when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s need. It means that either the heart can’t fill with enough blood or pump with enough force, or both. A lot of underlying heart problems can result in heart failure. Pre existing conditions like high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart valve diseases like aortic regurgitation gradually weaken the heart leaving it weak and stiff. This reduces the efficiency of the heart pump. Many conditions that lead to failure cannot be reversed. In some cases the problem maybe treated. Available drugs can be used to improve survival by improving the signs and symptoms of heart failure. Exercise, reducing weight, reducing salt intake, managing stress measures to alter the way one lives help in improving quality of life by reducing fluid buildup. It is important to aggressively prevent or control risk factors. Coronary artery disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, overweight/obesity, high cholesterol levels need to be targeted.

What is Heart failure?

Heart failure occurs as the heart action grows weaker with time due to underlying problems. It can affect the right side, the left side or both of the heart. The left sided failure is more common. The heart being unable to pump oxygen and nutrition enriched blood to the rest of the body. In right sided failure t