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Pneumococcal disease; why this needs to be addressed

Article written by : Dr Sanjoy Gupta MD, FCCP Consultant Respiratory Medicine Pneumococcal disease is a bacterial infection (caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae). At times it can lead to severe illnesses like- Lung Infection (specially pneumonia) Bloodstream infections

World Trauma Day

Article written by : Dr Indraneel Dasgupta MRCS (Edinburgh), MRCS (Glasgow), MCEM (U.K.) Clinical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Peerless Hospital and B.K. Roy Research Centre, Kolkata World Trauma Day is observed every year on the 17th

Chronic viral hepatitis – Early diagnosis for better treatment possibilities

Article written by : Dr. Partha Pratim Bose MD, DM (PGI Chandigarh) Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist Peerless Hospital Inflammation in the liver caused by viruses directed specifically to the liver cause acute and chronic liver injury . Problems

Is COVID 19 treatment triggering diabetes in the recovering patients?

Article written by : Dr. Anupam Maity MD (General Medicine) Consultant General Medicine Peerless Hospital Since the COVID 19 outbreak across the globe, lot of attention has been given to people with co- morbidities or presence of

Warning signs for complications in pregnancy: Knowing the Red Flags

The pregnancy period is normally a joyous, fulfilling and satisfying experience for most mothers and their families usually culminating in the safe delivery of a healthy baby marking the beginning of a new era in the family

The Black Death or Mucormycosis – A new concern in the COVID pandemic

Article written by : Dr Chandramouli Bhattacharya, MD (Tropical Medicine), MRCP (Ireland), Consultant in Tropical & General Medicine with Infectious Diseases Peerless Hospital We are more than a year into the Covid 19 pandemic in India and

Surgical emergencies in the time of Covid

Article written by : Dr Rudra Krishna Maitra MRCS (Edin), FRCS (Edin), MD (Univ of Nottingham) Consultant General & Gastro Surgeon Peerless Hospital Surgical emergencies are usually not caused by Covid and exist independently of the current

Asthma – Symptoms, types and diagnosis

Article written by : Dr Sanjoy Gupta, MD, FCCP Consultant Respiratory Medicine Peerless Hospital What is Asthma? Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs. The inflammation of the airway tract causes difficulty in

COVID 19 – The fight against the deadly virus continues

Article written by : Dr. Sinchan Bhattacharyya Chief Executive – Medical Admin Peerless Hospital Cases of a form of pneumonia of unknown cause were first reported in the city of Wuhan, China in the month of December

Tuberculosis – The White Plague

Article written by : Dr. Sinchan Bhattacharyya Chief Executive – Medical Admin Peerless Hospital We have already discussed about a severe respiratory tract & lung infection – pneumonia caused by a bacterium in a previously published article.