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DEXA Scan: the Sure Way to Diagnose Osteoporosis

Dr Manohari Seneviratne Consultant Physician Dr Chaminda GarusingheConsultant Diabetologist & Endocrinologist Osteoporosis is defined as a disease characterised by low bone mass and micro-architectural deterioration of bone tissue leading to enhanced bone fragility and an increase in fracture risk Osteoporosis is a condition affecting mainly the elderly causing brittle bones resulting in fractures even at…

CENTRE FOR RARE AND COMPLEX DISEASES

This new centre of care is a dedicated and well informed unit to provide a better and unique care for those patients with rare and complex diseases. Rare diseases are those which occur in less than 1 in 2000 population. Rarity is dynamic and depends on the region we concern and the period of time…

Breakthrough TAVI Procedure for Bicuspid Valve at Durdans Heart Centre

Durdans Heart Centre recently concluded a breakthrough minimally invasive Transcatheter Arterial Valve Implantation (TAVI) on a patient with bicuspid valve. Bicuspid valves, a birth anomaly (two leaflets instead of the normal three), quickly leads to narrowing of the valve. The valve replacement was performed using a self-expanding Medtronic Evolut™ R self-expanding trans-catheter aortic heart valve.…

WHO World Hand Hygiene Day- 5th May 2019

Clean hands are the single most important factor in preventing the spread of pathogens and antibiotic resistance in healthcare settings. In developed countries health care associated infections (HAIs) are reported in 5–15% of hospitalised patients and in 9–37% of those who are admitted to ICUs. In developing countries the risk of HAI is 2–20 times…