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Communication skills a must
By Mini P. Thomas
Life can be a roller-coaster ride for an anaesthesiologist. Apart from the emotional strain of conducting anaesthesia, and the medico-legal issues associated with it, exposure to occupational hazards like needle stick injuries and communicable diseases can also trouble them. Despite this, Dr N.S. Chandra Shekara, consultant at the anaesthesiology and pain relief department, Nova Medical Centers,...
A confident smile is the best reward   29 October, 2011
A perfect smile is, for many, as important as luscious lips or beautiful eyes. As a result, procedures like tooth whitening, smile design, tooth contouring and reshaping have become common. People seek cosmetic dentistry for a wide variety of reasons. “For some, looking younger is the primary concern. But the majority has unattractive teeth that make them self-conscious. These people would...
No scope for error   29 October, 2011
Surgeries that go on for hours, endless encounters with death and pleas for life, being on call round-the-clock... neurosurgery is exacting. Perhaps why there are fewer neurosurgeons. A neurosurgeon’s job is highly rewarding, too, says Dr Venkateswara Prasanna G., consultant neurosurgeon and minimal invasive brain and spine surgeon at Fortis Malar Hospital in Chennai. “The brain...
Audiologist crucial in modern lifestyle   31 October, 2011
There is an alarming increase in the noise pollution levels in cities. ‘’A Bangalorean waiting for a train at the Majestic railway station at peak hours will be exposed to 100db whereas the permissible levels are 60-70db,’’ says audiologist G. Krishnakumar of Rajan’s Speech and Hearing Centre in Bangalore. ‘’Prolonged exposure to around 90db for about six...
Critical care is a roller coaster ride   31 October, 2011
Dr R.K. Mani set up one of the first critical care units in the country in 1987 at Batra Hospital, Delhi. He is associate editor of the Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine. Excerpts from an interview:What are the career opportunities in critical care in India?For me, it is the most exciting field in health care. It came to India 20 years after it was introduced in the US in the 1970s. The...
Rigorous training and updation a must   31 October, 2011
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