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homeopathy for Infants
Syphylinum or Thuja will quiet a new born infant who is crying continuously.

For cyanotic newborn we have remedies like Borax, Cactus, Digitalis, Lachasis, Laurocer.

Oedema of the feeble delicate newborn effecting eyelids, dorsum of hands and feet, progressing, involving entire cutaneous surface as a result of feeble heart muscle where kidneys are normal, best indicated.

Sulphur 30, single dose helps to clear the rash or small eruptions from the skin of the newborn caused due to infected passage during delivery.

Calcarea Phos. And Lapis alba. are useful in cretinism.

Phytolacca calms down the weeping infant due to difficult dentition.

Borax child is anxious during rocking.

Acid Reflux Prblem(vomiting milk) - Phosphorus 30
Abdominal Pain - Chamomilla 30
Abscess/Boils- Belladonna 30
Acidity- Robnia 30
Adenoids - Calc Iod 30
Anaemia -Nat Mur 30
Asthma - Arsenic alb 30 and Ipeacac 30 alternate 4 hrly
Baby Flu - Eupt Perf 30
Bed Wetting - Cina 200
Cry before urination- Lycopodium 30
Cry from unknown cause- Chamomilla 6 or 30
Chicken pox- Rhus tox 30 4 hrly
Colic- Chamomilla 6
Common Cold- Belladona 30
Convultion- Cuprum met 30
Constipation- Alumina 30
Cough in babies- Bryonia alb 30
Dentition- Calc Phos 30
Diarrhoea- Podyphylum 30
Diarrhoea Green- Ipecac 30, Veratum Alb 30, Chamomilla 30 (teething Dirrhoea)
Dysentry- Aloes 30
Earache - Chamomilla
Eczema- Hydrocotyle a 30
Epilepsy- Oeanthus Croc Q 2 drops thrice in a day
Fever - Aconite Nap 30
Food Allergy- Phosphorus 30
Gastritis - Pulsatilla 30
Hydrocephalus- Hell 30
Hydrocele - Pulsatilla
Jaundice- Merc Sol 30, Chelidonium 30, alternate for a month
Joints pain - Rhus tox 30
Measles- Rhus tox 30
Mouth , Tongue ulceration - Merc Sol 30
Obesity child. - Calc Carb 200 weekly one dose
Teeth decay- Floric Acid 6
Teeth pain- Chamomilla 6
Tetanus- Prevention Ledum Pal 200 one dose after any injury
Thrush- Merc Sol 30
Vomiting- Ipecac 30
vomiting Milk- Aethusa 6
worms - Cina 200

The above medicines are for therapeutic purpose only. It's not an alternative to seeing a homeopath physician in real.

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What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that treats diseased individuals on the basis of using medicinal substances capable of producing similar changes in the health of a person as that of the diseased person. The term Homoeopathy is derived from the Greek words - homoios, meaning similar, and pathos, mean suffering. Homoeopathy is based on the principle - like cures like. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, himself an allopathic doctor (M.D.). Homeopathy was established it in the late 18th and early 19th century by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. He realised his own school of medicine (allopathy) wasnt helping the patients and spent years researching on homeopathy. The basic principles of Homeopathy are: -

a. A substance that causes symptoms in a healthy person can be used to treat these symptoms when they occur in an ill person.

b. Diluting the homeopathic medicine increases it collative powers and avoids unwanted side-effects.

c. Homeopathy treats the whole person and not just the illness. The totality of the symptoms is considered: Your complete symptom profile is taken into account, including mental, emotional, and physical aspects.

d. Like cures like: Substances that produce symptoms when given in large doses can clear up those symptoms when the substances are given in micro-doses.

e. A single remedy is given: One homeopathic medicine is chosen to perfectly match the totality of your symptoms.

f. A minimum of doses is given: Only a small stimulus is needed to stimulate your innate healing powers.

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How does homoeopathy work?
Homeopathic medicines stimulate your body's homeostatic mechanism so your body heals itself by dealing with the sources of your symptoms. This stimulus assists your system in clearing itself of any expressions of imbalance. The homoeopath gives you a medicine or remedy which matches your symptoms as you experience them, and which takes into account you as a person - your individual characteristics emotionally as well as physically.

Here's an example of how this works. Think of your "natural regulator" as your internal temperature gauge. If you go outside and it is very hot, your body will recognize it is too hot and begin to perspire. Your homeostatic mechanism is producing a symptom - perspiration - in an effort to cool down the body. If you go outside and it is very cold, the symptom is shivering. Your homeostatic mechanism is trying to warm the body up by shivering to produce heat.
Think about the last time you were shivering. You could not control it, and you did not stop until you were warm. It is the same way with homeopathic medicines. If you are ill and your body is showing symptoms, the symptoms will not disappear until the source of the symptoms has disappeared.
Homoeopathic main action is through via media of IMMUNE SYSTEM, and in response to antigenic attack on body very specific antibodies are released which destroys the antigenicity of the organisms and there is no drug resistance as such, because own defense systems comes into action each time there is an attack of organisms.

Homoeopathic action begins as the medicine touches the moist surface of tongue from where it directly goes into circulation of a huge network of nerves which is spread like miles in the body system, nerves are spread like electric wires in the body and from the tongue or olfactory nerves it reaches to a very specific point of weakness in immune system and starts correcting or boosting or strengthening it. Likewise you can imagine how accurate the potency and wavelength of the homoeopathic drug, each of which carries a very specific WAVELENGTH and identity and can enter the weak points of a diseased individual in matter of microseconds when the drug and the disease is matched accurately!!! So wrong medicine does not bring about any cure, and is mere waste of effort.

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Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital wins the prestigious IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award Trophy - 2011


Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital wins the prestigious IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Trophy - 2011

Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital (MPUH) Nadiad was today declared as the winner of the prestigious ‘Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC) Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality (RBNQ) Trophy 2011’ in the Health Care category. The IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Awards (IMC RBNQA) are modeled along the lines of the Malcolm Baldrige criteria of the USA and follow a rigorous process of training and evaluation. The Award program is considered as a catalyst for nation-building. The IMC RBNQ Awards give special recognition to excellence in organizations. MPUH is the first hospital in Gujarat to win this coveted Award. The Award will be given away at a grand function following the conclusion of the ‘Making Quality Happen Conference’ at Mumbai in March 2012.

The IMC RBNQA is one of the most prestigious Quality Awards in the country. The award process started in 1997 with manufacturing organizations and now covers six categories – manufacturing, service, small business, overseas, education and health care. It has four levels of recognition – Commendation Certificate, Certificate of Merit, Performance Excellence Trophy, and the most prestigious IMC RBNQ TROPHY. The Award winners were selected by a distinguished panel of judges, chaired by Mr. Anand Mahindra. Earlier, a team of specially trained Examiners designated by the IMC RBNQA evaluated MPUH on seven criteria spanning leadership; strategic planning; focus on patients, other customers and markets; measurement analysis and knowledge management; workforce focus; process management; and results. The Award Criteria emphasize on openness and transparency in governance and ethics, the need to create value for customers, and the challenges of rapid innovation and capitalizing on knowledge assets. The rigorous process began in August 2011, when the application was submitted, and a presentation was made to the Team of Examiners a month later. The experts do extensive research on the organisation for over a period of one and half months and benchmark it with the competitors. There were two days of on-site inspection in November by the team of examiners during which all the facets of our organisation were audited based on the seven-point criteria.
About MPUH: MPUH, located in Nadiad, Gujarat, was established in 1978. It is a not-for-profit, super specialty Trust Hospital specialized in Nephro-Urology. MPUH is a leader in not just treatment, but teaching, training and research in nephro-urology.

MPUH has got several ‘firsts’ to its credit: First live donor kidney transplant operation in Gujarat (1980) – more than 2000 live kidney transplants have been done at MPUH so far; Started the Department of Endourology for treating kidney stones through endoscopic procedures for the first time in India (1980) – MPUH has perhaps handled the largest number of kidney stone cases in the world; Introduced Ureteroscopy for the first time in India (1985); Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy performed for the first time in India (1999); Hosted the first World Summit on Radical Prostatectomy (2002); Hosted the first World Summit on Kidney surgery (2003); MPUH is the first Training Centre in Asia to host SIU-recognized fellowship programmes (2003); Installed OR-1 S (Major Operation Theatre) from Karl Storz Germany, first in India (2004); Installed Riwo-net Operation Theatre from Richard Wolf Germany, first in India (2004). Hosted 22nd World Congress on Endourology at Mumbai (2004); introduced Robotic HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) for the first time in India (2008); introduced da Vinci Si Robot for the first time in Gujarat (2010); introduced Prostate HistoScanning for the first time in India (2011).
MPUH is recognized by the Endo-urological Society, New York for the two-year Fellowship in Endo-urology; by the International Society of Nephrology, USA for Fellowship Training and Student Exchange; and by the Société Internationale d’Urologie for the 6-month SIU Scholarships. The Medical Director and Managing Trustee of MPUH, Dr Mahesh Desai, MS, FRCS, FRCS, is the first Indian to have been elected as the President of the Society International d’ Urology (SIU), and the President-elect of the world Endourological Society – the only person to have been elected to the highest position of both these international bodies. The hospital has made India and Gujarat in particular, really proud.

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Does India need a surrogacy bill?
India surely requires surrogacy bill in coming future for the better understanding of society & its implementation. The surrogacy in the larger context has many factors to understand as well. Being surrogate mother & without the knowledge of its consequences of well being of the child & it’s bearing on the national character, it becomes her moral responsibility to know & understand her action to be pregnant & deliver baby. The question arises has it been clearly understood what is the motive of would be parents?
Are they using surrogacy for being deprived of child because they are infertile or the lady is unable to conceive because of many factors including biological or non-biological and or is unable to bear pregnancy in-spite of being fit to conceive or for some commercial usage later in their (Children’s) lives. This question has question mark and needs full answer before a couple is allowed to go ahead with a motive designed for selfless or selfish cause
More-over, if the surrogate receives compensation beyond the reimbursement of medical and other reasonable expenses, the arrangement is called commercial surrogacy; otherwise it is often referred to as altruistic surrogacy.
Further, the legal tangle that the woman giving birth to a child is the child's legal mother, and the only way for another woman to be recognized as the mother is through adoption (usually requiring the birth mother's formal abandonment of parental rights).
And there needs to finds out about the arrangement, that there may be financial and legal consequences for the parties involved. Sometime the jurisdiction may prevent the genetic mother's adoption of the child even though it leaves the child with no legal mother.
In-case if the intended parents change their mind and do not want the child after all, the surrogate cannot get any reimbursement for expenses, or any promised payment, and she will leave with legal custody of the child.
What does motherhood mean? What is the relationship between genetic motherhood, gestational motherhood, and social motherhood? Is it possible to socially or legally conceive of multiple modes of motherhood and / or the recognition of multiple mothers?
What about Homosexuals, Lesbians, Eunuchs, Trans-sexual and other such couples & their right to go for surrogacy & the intended to be born child.
Now to what extent should the authorities be concerned about exploitation, commoditization and / or coercion when women are paid or not paid to be pregnant and deliver the child especially in cases where there is large wealth and power plays a differential role between intended parents and surrogates?
Should there be an institution where to be surrogate mother can apply for admission & be paid for their services to the couple intending a child? Isn’t it adoption is better solution for the already burdened a country with population explosion and there are many such children waiting to be taken care of by someone?
On one part there is law to curb rape & on the other side is it less than a rape but paid? Although it is easy money to earn by the needy or not so needy woman, nevertheless, what’s the difference in contracting for surrogacy more like contracting for employment / labor, or more like contracting for prostitution, or more like contracting for slavery?
To what extent is it right for society to permit women to make contracts about the use of their bodies? To what extent is it a woman's human right to make contracts regarding the use of her body? Which, if any, of these kinds of contracts should be enforceable?
The role of state needs clear explanation whether it allows or force a woman to carry out "specific performance" of her contract if that requires her to give birth to an embryo she would like to abort, or to abort an embryo she would like to carry to term?
Should a child born via surrogacy have the right to know the identity of any / all of the people involved in that child's conception and delivery?
How about the psychological traumatization of the surrogate mother after relinquishing the baby to the agreed / contracted legally or verbally parents / couple?
All these questions & many more require complete answers for the benefit of society & the parties involved.

Dr Tejinder Mohan Aggarwal
Phoenix Hospital
SCO 8, Sector 16
Panchkula India 134109
(M): 0-931-610-1112
(Ph): +91-172-5011333 (Ext.): 102

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Unique robotic-assisted surgery performed on a 3-month-old child at MPUH Nadiad

Unique robotic-assisted surgery performed on a 3-month-old child at MPUH Nadiad

A congenital pelvi ureteric obstruction in the right kidney was detected by sonography when the child’s mother was in her 8th month of pregnancy. Parents followed up with investigations after the birth of the child and they were advised that the surgery at the earliest can be done only after three months. Traditionally, for this type of problem, open surgery is performed, but with advancement of technology, at MPUH Nadiad such operations are done by laparoscopy. So far MPUH surgeons have done 196 laparoscopy pyeloplasty surgeries. Now the hospital has acquired Robot, but it has so far been used in adult or grown up children.

Dr. Craig A Peters, Consultant Urologist from Washington DC, USA has been visiting MPUH regularly to promote advanced technology in pediatric urology and since yesterday he has done four cases and also mentored the local team in pediatric robot-assisted surgeries. Today history was created at MPUH. For the first time in India, a 3-month-old child underwent Robot-assisted pyeloplasty. It involved anesthesia and insertion of three ports; two of 5 mm and one 10 mm into the abdomen – one for telescope and the other two for operating arms. Excising the obstructing segment and reconstructing the pelvic ureteric junction with very fine suturing were done successfully. Due to the higher magnification, very precise reconstruction can be carried out. We believe the result of such robotic surgery would be even superior to what is achieved through other procedures.

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alternatives for improving smile
A beautiful smile plays a very vital role in enhancing the overall beauty of face. Rotated, stained and mal-placed tooth can cause major esthetic/cosmetic and psychological problems in teenage and young adults. Mid-line teeth gap, rotated tooth, crowded teeth, stained teeth, broken tooth edges and wearing tooth edges are the most common cosmetic problems that our patients report to us. Dynamic advancements in the field of dentistry has come across with the solution of majority of cosmetic problems. Here we discuss the various options available for improving smile:
• VANEERS : are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic glued to the front of your teeth. For teeth that are severely discoloured, chipped or misshapen and gaps between the teeth, veneers create a durable and pleasing smile. A veneer is made to match the colour and shape of your tooth. Not everyone is a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Bleaching is not recommended if you have tooth-colored fillings, crowns, caps or bonding in your front teeth. There are two types of veneers:

1.Porcelain (indirect) veneers, which must first be created to fit your teeth in a dental laboratory and require two visits to the dentist. Porcelain veneers are generally stronger, while composite veneers are less expensive. With porcelain veneers, the dentist takes an impression of the tooth and sends it to the dental lab for fabrication of the veneer, usually after the front of the tooth has been reduced.
2.composite (direct) veneers, which are bonded to your tooth enamel in a single visit.
With either method, the tooth is prepared for bonding by roughening the front surface with mild etching solution. The veneer can then be bonded to your tooth using a dental bonding cement.

• BONDING: uses composite resin to restore chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps and reshape or recolour your smile. After applying a very mild etching solution that slightly roughs the surface of your teeth and permits the bonding material to adhere, your dentist applies the resin and sculpts, colours and shapes it to provide a pleasing result. A high-intensity light hardens the material, which is then finely polished. Bonding agents are used in treatment of midline gap closures, fractured tooth restoration, wearing teeth edges.

• WHITENING: Some people are born with teeth that are more yellow than others. Others have teeth that yellow with age. Your natural tooth colour can also be affected by many factors. Surface stains (called extrinsic stains by dentists) and discolouration can be caused by:
• Tobacco (whether smoked or chewed)
• Drinking coffee, tea, or red wine
• Eating highly pigmented foods such as cherries and blueberries
• Accumulation of tartar deposits, which result from plaque that has hardened
• Treatment with the antibiotic tetracycline during the time when teeth are forming
• Yellowing or greying of the teeth as part of the aging process
• Trauma to the teeth that may result in the death of the tooth's nerve, giving the tooth a brown, grey or black colour.
Whitening/Bleaching is a simple procedure where whitening agents are applied over the tooth surface in order to chemically change the colour of tooth. It can either be a single visit clinical procedure or multiple application home procedure under the guidance of your dentist.

Will My Newly Whitened Teeth Stain?
Any tooth can stain, including the veneers and bonds mentioned above. To help prevent stains from coming back, avoid smoking, coffee, tea, red wine and heavily coloured foods. And brush your teeth twice a day with a whitening toothpaste.

Dr.Vineet Kapoor
Cures ‘n’ Care Dental Clinic, Pandit Plaza,Sector-13, Vasundhara, GZB.
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