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CHENNAI: In a serious medical breakthrough, medical doctors in Chennai have efficiently carried out a live-donor liver transplant on a 26-year previous, who was comatose after struggling acute liver failure.
What made this medical process much more sophisticated for the affected person and the working medical doctors was the truth that he had examined COVID-19 optimistic. This meant heightened the chance for medical doctors and healthcare workers of the MGM Hospital, who attended the affected person and carried out surgical procedure on him.
The affected person, Ragul Gandhi, was bodily match and a Kabaddi Participant however had lapsed right into a comatose state, two days after his liver failed. As soon as he examined Covid-19 optimistic, it was additionally clear to medical professionals that he had solely about 48 hours to stay, with out an emergency liver transplant.
Fortunately for the affected person, his personal brother had agreed to be the liver donor, at a time (COVID-19 pandemic) when there are hardly any cadavers obtainable for giving a lease of life.
The donor was delivered to the Chennai hospital and located appropriate for the process. Clad in full-body PPE fits, two groups with a complete of 50 (totally vaccinated) medical professionals carried out the 12-hour process in two separate Operation Theatres – one for the COVID-19 optimistic affected person and one other for the donor.
Particular filters and expertise was used to make sure that the medical doctors don’t get contaminated with Covid-19, owing to the lengthy period of publicity. In response to the hospital, not one of the medical doctors or healthcare workers examined optimistic, after this process.
The affected person has been discharged after surgical procedure and is recuperating from residence, he has additionally defeated COVID-19. Docs of MGM healthcare stated that he would have the ability to stay a standard life post-transplant and will even resume enjoying Kabaddi in a few yr’s time.
When requested in regards to the causes of such sudden acute liver failure in a younger and match sportsman, Senior Transplant surgeon Dr Thaigarajan Srinivasan of MGM Healthcare stated that liver failure instantly occurs in beforehand regular sufferers.
“In our a part of the world, the most typical causes of acute liver failure are overdose of anti-tubercular medicine. It could possibly be the overdose of medicine meant for Hepatitis A, E, B and even some Ayurvedic medicines. On this case, it was an unintentional overdose” he instructed Zee media.
Docs additionally suggested these with present liver problems to remain protected at residence, get vaccinated and strictly comply with the COVID-19 norms.
In case of such people getting contaminated by Covid-19, Docs urged them to go forward and search speedy medical consideration to forestall additional deterioration.
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