Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Healthcare(Healthcare & Medicine)
Filter PR by
  
81-year old critical patient's recovery attributed to Aster Hospital's international quality of care
 
81-year old critical patient's recovery attributed to Aster Hospital's international quality of care
  • UK doctors endorse world-class standard of multi-specialty medical care by Aster Hospital Mankhool
  • An 81-year old female patient was suffering from sepsis due to obstruction (stones) in her bile duct and needed immediate intervention
  • The patient was suffering from multiple ailments simultaneously (comorbidities) and had suffered a stroke 6 months earlier, resulting in a high-risk situation
  • After a successful ERCP procedure by Aster Hospital specialists, the patient recovered almost immediately, despite the odds
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 August, 2017:  An 81-year old female patient, suffering from multiple illnesses, was successfully treated at Aster Hospital, Mankhool through a multi-pronged medical approach. The patient had blockage of the bile ducts and abnormal retention of bile in the liver caused by gallstones; she also had infection (cholangitis) leading to sepsis and was in need of immediate medical intervention in order to survive. Dr. Amal Upadhyay, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Aster Hospital successfully performed an ERCP procedure to clear the bile ducts and the patient recovered and resumed normal activities within a day after the procedure.
 
The elderly patient was transferred to Aster Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit from another healthcare facility in a state of shock, complicated by poor kidney function. Immediate examination by multiple specialists - an intensivist, a nephrologist, a cardiologist and an anesthesiologist determined that it was necessary to conduct ERCP to treat the cholangitis, else the patient’s condition could prove fatal. However, due to the multiple complications including 2 faulty heart valves, rare but severe hypertension in the lungs and an irregular heartbeat, the risks associated with sedating the patient and conducting ERCP was high. In addition to the above, the patient was on blood thinning medications. These medications could potentially increase the risk of hemorrhage during ERCP, however, these drugs could not be stopped suddenly because of a very high risk of developing another stroke. All these considerations made this case very challenging.
 
Commenting on the case, Dr. Amal Upadhyay, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Aster Hospital said: “It was a complicated case and hence ERCP which is usually a routine procedure proved to be quite challenging. But with the support of the expert anesthetist, intensivist, nephrologist and cardiologist, we were successful. We removed the stones and placed a stent in the bile duct.”
 
The patient’s sons are doctors in the UK and were impressed with the level of care their mother received at Aster Hospital, Mankhool. Dr. Mukhtasar Abdul Aziz, a Consultant Pulmonologist in the UK testified to the case, “She received care that was second to none. I can confidently say that Aster Hospital provides international standard care. Considering the pre-existing conditions my mother suffered from, nobody was willing to perform the procedure, given the associated risks, but Dr. Amal was very competent and confident in himself and his team”, said Dr. Aziz.  
 
The patient recovered almost immediately after the surgery and was discharged within 24 hours and advised physiotherapy. 
 
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography) uses an endoscope to intervene in the bile duct and pancreas to remove bile duct stones and to place a plastic drainage tube (stent) to alleviate the blockage. Symptoms due to tumors in bile ducts and pancreas can also be alleviated with ERCP. 


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 10834 times
PR Category : Healthcare & Medicine
Posted on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017  11:59:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Aster distributes 150,000 Salma food packets among famine af...
Next Story : RAK Hospital organizing fun-filled fitness and health event ...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
MAC - Hyper Real Glow [22662-Views]
M∙A∙C Mineralize Total Detox [21661-Views]
Introducing Vitabrid C12, a brand-new, proprietary form of active Vitamin C being used for... [21344-Views]
5 things to know about collagen [13292-Views]
Fresh Hair in an Instant with SHOW Beauty [12822-Views]
PUMA and Sahntell Martin Unveil Debut Collection [11358-Views]
Amadeo® Fleurier 39 “Fan” [10431-Views]
Show/Pop-up Event “Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane” to Be Launched in Dubai From March 28th to A... [9730-Views]
Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018 from The Little Birdy Group [9174-Views]
Moreish Café in Dubai introduces a healthy Quinoa Burrito [9138-Views]
True Colours [8778-Views]
Robinsons Honored for Outstanding Store Design [8723-Views]
UAE Team Emirates' Mirza Takes Gold at Asian Cycling Championships [8162-Views]
Phenomenal development in falconry racing from small beginnings: HHC Deputy CEO [8162-Views]
WGS 2018: Opening Session Highlights Importance of Embracing Smart Living to Enhance Quali... [8089-Views]
World-renowned Air Sculpture Artist Daniel Wurtzel collaborates with LG PuriCare™ air puri... [7960-Views]
Splash receives 2 awards [7594-Views]
MB&F M.A.D. Gallery presents aeronautical artwork "Nose Art” by French photographer M... [7521-Views]
Dubai Culture Announces an Exciting Line-up of Artists for SIKKA Art Fair 2018 [7369-Views]
Arab Duo Showcase Team's Potential in Final Stage of Dubai Tour [7100-Views]
RAK Hospital launches the biggest weight-loss challenge in association with MoHAP, RAK [6667-Views]
UAE Exchange Partners with Ripple for Instant Cross-Border Payments [6374-Views]
2XL launches Malmo Bed with floral designs for a vintage shabby chic inspired master bedro... [6271-Views]
Bridal Glow is Skin Deep: Tips for every bride-to-be in 2018 [6076-Views]
Food Lovers Rejoice: Dubai Food Festival Is Back This Month [5954-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories