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The Department of Psychiatry of PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (PSGIMSR), Coimbatore, conducted a continuing medical education programme for practicing psychiatrists and postgraduates in the State on December 20. The theme of the symposium was “Clinical Pearls in Psychiatric Practice”.
The programme aimed at improving the core knowledge and skills in four very important clinical areas. One was on treating mental health problems in women who were pregnant and breast feeding. Another area of focus was using cognitive behaviour therapy in treating patients suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder. The recent update and ways to maximise the efficiency of electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) and how to use this on patients who had cardiac and neurological problems were also discussed. The last one was on treating patients suffering from alcoholism.
About 150 delegates participated in the programme.
This activity was part of the activities of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Tamil Nadu Branch. The Medical Council of India and the National Academy of Medical Sciences supported this educational programme this time, the PSGIMSR said.Appeal
The Labour Party has called upon the State Government to include treatment of diabetes in the Kalaignar’s Insurance Scheme for Life Saving Treatments.
Party founder-president N. Kathiresan has said in a statement that a number of people suffered from diabetes and the disease led to even life-threatening complications.
Treatment for these was expensive in private hospitals.
Therefore, treatment of diabetes should also be brought under the insurance scheme, he said.Equipment commissioned
Technological advance in endoscopy enables the capturing of images from hitherto inaccessible regions of the small intestine.
The double balloon enteroscope helps overcome the problem of inaccessibility with better navigation in the small intestine, according to Chairman of the V.G.M. Hospital and gastroenterologist V.G. Mohan Prasad.
The equipment contains two balloons – the stabilising balloon and advancing balloon – that provide a cutting edge in diagnosis and treatment.
After Union Minister of
State for Health S. Gandhiselvan commissioned the equipment at the
hospital in Coimbatore on Monday,
Dr. Mohan Prasad said it could be used for biopsy of inflammatory lesions such a tuberculosis and Celiac disease and tumours
such as carcinoma and lymphoma.
Bowel problems such as polypectomy and removal of foreign objects could also be done with it.
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