Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) The Prosthodontics department of the King George's Medical University (KGMU) has developed two techniques that reduce the time of dental implants and makes them durable, less painful and also reduce chances of infection.The techniques were conferred first and second prize for the year 2021 by the Indian Prosthodontics Society on Thursday.Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with screw-like posts and then places an artificial tooth that looks and functions like a real one.The first prize of Rs 1 lakh has been conferred for the technique developed by Prof Balendra Pratap Singh and junior resident Dr Shahid A. Shah.According to Prof Singh, "We sterilised the bone gums of implant site after removing the decayed tooth with ultraviolet rays instead of traditional disinfectant, and then fixed the metal post. The process reduced the rate of degeneration of jaw bone by restricting accumulation of bacteria. As a result, the implant stayed for a longer period with less chances of infection."The technique was successfully tried in 2017 on 80 patients who were observed for over a year in follow ups.The usual side effects -- infection, injury or damage, pain, numbness and tingling in gums and lips -- were substantially less in these patients in comparison to those in whom implant was done without UV treatment."Post implant, often, the jawbone degenerates by 2mm, but in our technique the degeneration was not over 0.75mm," he said.The study based on this technique, 'Bio and Prosthetic Impact of Platelet Rich Plasma and Ultraviolet Rays on Tooth Implant' was published in the journal of Indian Prosthodontics Society this year.The technique which got the second prize of Rs 75,000 was developed by Prof Kaushlendra Singh and junior resident Dr Puran Chand.The study was titled 'A randomized controlled trial for evaluation of bone density changes around immediate functionally and non-functionally loaded implants using 3D CBCT'."In the traditional method, no gap is left between the implanted tooth and natural teeth over or below it. The other teeth put pressure on the implanted tooth, hence, after fixation of metal post, patients had to wait for 4-6 months for it to be firmly installed in position before putting the crown cap over it," explained Prof Kaushlendra Singh."In our technique successfully tried on 80 patients in 2018, we kept a gap of 0.44mm between the implanted tooth and teeth vertically above or below. Since there was no pressure on the implanted tooth, it allowed us to cap the metal post with a crown soon after the surgery. Follow up of the patients for over a year revealed that the site healed faster and implant was firm," he said.--IANSamita/dpb
IGCS Council has selected Dr. Abhishek Shankar(Well-known oncologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Lady Hardinge Medical College) to receive a 2021 IGCS Distinguished Advocacy Award.
Dr. Abhishek Shankar is the founder of the Indian Society of Clinical Oncology where they are developing the capacity of young aspiring oncology. He was born and raised in Warisaliganj, Nawada.
He has done his intermediate level from Science College in Patna. Then he went to the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, then to the Christian Medical College, then to AIIMS, Delhi, then to the USA for a Cancer Control and Prevention fellowship, and then back to India.
This award recognizes advocates, other individuals, and advocacy organizations that provide active, dedicated service to patients/survivors, families, and caregivers on a local, regional, or international level and persistently engage in the fight against gynecologic and other cancers.
The IGCS annually honors up to three individuals and organizations from different regions of the world, with special consideration for those working together beyond their community or country of residence.
This award will be presented during the IGCS Annual Conference Opening Event is being held at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica in Rome, Italy, on September 1, 2021, at 12:45 PM CET. It will be broadcast virtually to delegates who are unable to travel.
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Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) Padma Bhushan awardee Dr D. Nageshwar Reddy, who is also the chairman of AIG Hospitals here, has been bestowed with the Rudolf V. Schindler Award from The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), one of the apex bodies in the world of GI endoscopy, thus becoming the first Indian doctor to receive the prestigious award, AGI Hospitals said.The award was presented to Reddy at ASGE's annual Crystal Awards ceremony that was held virtually.The Rudolf V. Schindler Award is the highest category in the prestigious Crystal Awards named after Dr Schindler, who is considered as the father of gastroscopy.Reddy became the first Indian medical practitioner to get this recognition from ASGE for his exemplary work in the field of endoscopy."ASGE's highest honour is given to a member who has accomplishments in endoscopic research, teaching, and/or service to the field of GI endoscopy which exemplifies the standards and traditions of Dr Schindler," said Klaus Mergener, President, ASGE, while presenting the award."Reddy is one of the first to promote endoscopy in India and has led the charge of educating numerous endoscopists all over the world," added Mergener."It is very humbling for me as an international member of the ASGE to receive the Rudolf V. Schindler Award. This is also a testament to all the endoscopists worldwide, even from the developing nations, that hard work and dedication are recognised by the society, irrespective of where they work. With this honour, I rededicate myself to the education and promotion of quality endoscopy," said Reddy.The award has come in the backdrop of another distinguished achievement of Reddy, who was recently inducted into the newly-elected fellows of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Reddy is the first Indian medical doctor in the last 100 years to receive the fellowship of AAAS that was founded in 1848, marking the emergence of a national scientific community in the US.Reddy was selected under the category of medical sciences for the pioneering work in gastroenterology, particularly advancement in the therapeutic pancreatic biliary endoscopy and innovations in transgastric endoscopic surgery; and for service to international gastroenterology societies. The title recognises important contributions to STEM disciplines, including pioneering research, leadership within a given field, teaching and mentoring, fostering collaborations, and advancing public understanding of science.Reddy's main area of research interest has been in GI endoscopy, particularly in therapeutic pancreatio biliary endoscopy and innovations in transgastric endoscopic surgery. A specialist in GI endoscopy, till now, he has published over 670 papers in national and international peer review journals, contributed chapters in 20 international textbooks of gastroenterology, and has edited eight GI endoscopy textbooks.Reddy has won numerous awards including the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri from the government of India, BC Roy Award from the Indian Medical Council, and ASGE International Leadership Award, among others.--IANSms/arm
Bengaluru, Oct 15 (IANS) The mobile fever clinic and the 'sthree toilet' of the state-run KSRTC have won the national award under the 'CSR for social development' category amid the coronavirus pandemic, an official said on Wednesday."As our staff is committed to be corona warriors in the pandemic situation, I dedicate the national public undertakings award to it, especially to those who lost their life to the infection," Shivayogi Kalasad, Managing Director, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), said on the occasion.Kalasad received the award in a virtual ceremony held in Mumbai earlier in the day."The award is the result of our diligent work although the corporation is going through a difficult situation due to Covid-induced restrictions on movement of people to maintain social distancing and contain the virus spread," said Kalasad in a statement here.Chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa had flagged off the mobile fever clinic on May 11 in this tech hub to combat the state's efforts in its fight against Covid-19.The makeshift clinic was set up in an old bus remodelled to collect and test swab samples for Covid or other diseases."The award will encourage our employees to work more towards social commitment," Kalasad noted.The 'sthree toilets', rolled out in the city on August 27, were built by converting the transporter's old buses which had been withdrawn from service.Operated on solar power, the toilet-bus has been stationed at the central bus stand in the city centre (Majestic area). They have Indian and western toilets, sensor lights and diaper changing areas for babies.--IANSfb/arm
Hyderabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday visited the Raj Bhavan here to personally congratulate Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan's husband and renowned nephrologist Dr. P. Soundararajan, who was recently selected for the Dronacharya Award in nephrology.The Chief Minister went to the residence of the Governor in Raj Bhavan premises and felicitated Dr. Soundararajan with a shawl and bouquet and conveyed his greetings and wishes.Rao said that the entire Telangana is proud of the achievements of Dr Soundararajan and appreciated his illustrious career spanning more than 35 years and his research contribution in the field of nephrology and his service to the patients.Dr. Soundararajan was one of the pioneers in the transplant of kidney collected from a brain dead snakebite victim and he has also organised more than 1,200 kidney transplants including 200 disease donor transplants, according to a statement from Raj Bhavan.He has served as the head of nephrology unit in prestigious medical colleges such as Sri Ramachandra Medical College in Tamil Nadu and published more than 200 research papers in reputed national and international medical journals.He was recently selected for the nephrology Dronacharya award in recognition of his services and contribution to the field of nephrology by the Delhi Nephrologists Forum.The Governor and Dr. Soundararajan thanked the CM for the personal visit. Dr. Soundararajan has also honoured the CM with a shawl on the occasion.--IANSms/ash
Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) The Municipal Commissioner of the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation I.S. Chahal and Mayor of Houston, Texas, Sylvester Turner were among the Covid crusaders from India and the US, who were honoured with the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce awards, by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, officials said here.Chahal and Turner received the top 'Covid Crusader Award-2020' in the Bureaucrats category of the award, instituted by the IACC and the US Consulate.The BMC chief was acknowledged for his "contribution in controlling the coronavirus infection" in India's financial capital and working to 'flatten the curve' in congested lower class localities of the city, including Asia's biggest slum Dharavi."I am fortunate to be awarded from India. I am grateful to the Almighty for providing me a historic and a huge opportunity to serve humanity. I shall continue to do so to the best of my ability," Chahal said in his acceptance address.Besides, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Group Ratan Tata was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award on the occasion.Some of the other awardees include Chef Vikas Khanna, Asif Dakri of Wallis Bank, Amol Biniwale of Perennials and Sutherland LLC, head of Godrej Group and Mahindra & Mahindra Group, for exceptional services to humanity during the Covid pandemic.The awards were conferred by Koshyari at a glittering online ceremony attended by top dignitaries from both countries on Friday evening.They included US Consul-General in Mumbai David J. Ranz, IACC President Rajyalakshmi Rao, IACC West Division President Naushad Panjwani, IACC Regional Director Rakhi Panda, and other officials like Anand Desai and Purvi Chothani.---IANSqn/dpb