• Shanti memorial hospital is a multi-speciality medical centre established in April 1991

17Jun, 2017

Long working hours and risky alcohol use ? Are we aware of this.

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Risky alcohol use is common in high income countries, though there is cultural variation in alcohol use between countries; about 1 in 4 people are classified as at risk users, and 9% meet the diagnostic criteria for an alcohol use disorder. Risky alcohol use, is defined  as more than 14 drinks/week among women and more than 21 drinks/week among men. There might be an increased risk of adverse health consequences, such as liver diseases, cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, mental disorders, and injuries, as well as considerable social costs because of […]
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15Jun, 2017

Obesity: a chronic relapsing progressive disease process

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The World Obesity Federation has issued a Position Statement in which the authors state that obesity is a chronic relapsing disease process and fits the epidemiological model of a disease process, except that the toxic or pathological agent is food rather than a microbe. The Position Statement, ‘Obesity: a chronic relapsing progressive disease process. A position statement of the World Obesity Federation’, is published in the journal Obesity Review. The question of whether obesity should be called a ‘disease’ has sparked controversy in recent years. The  statement  examines  how an […]
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6Jun, 2017

MY JOURNEY IN MAKING OF SHANTI MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

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“Shanti Memorial Hospital” is a homage and tribute to LATE SHANTILATA PATNAIK, mother of Dr. SREEJOY PATNAIK, Chairman of this hospital. He dreamt of building up a hospital, after the name of his mother “SHANTI”, whose last wish was that one of her heir’s should become a doctor to render services to the poor and the needy. This led to the birth of Shanti Hospital in 1991 with 10 bedded facility to the present 100 bedded multi speciality hospital, one amongst the premier institutions in private sector of the state. […]
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19Feb, 2016

Roux en Y Gastric Bypass results in a decrease in abdominal and pericardial fat

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Patients who experienced weight loss as an outcome of bariatric surgery saw a decrease in abdominal and pericardial fat, with a higher relative decrease of visceral and paracardial fat volumes, according to a study published in the journalClinical Endocrinology. However, the researchers did not see an improvement in cardiovascular function or myocardial triglyceride content after Roux en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery. The researchers, led by Dr Linda D van Schinkel, of the departments of general internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, note that cardiac […]
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19Feb, 2016

UK launch for Obalon’s swallowable balloon system

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The world’s first ‘swallowable’ weight loss balloon, the Obalon gastric balloon system, has been launched in the UK. Exclusively distributed by Purple Surgical in partnership with Spire Healthcare, the system can be placed in just five minutes by swallowing a small capsule, the size of a large vitamin pill. Obalon Therapeutics claims the systems offers a real weight loss solution for those who have previously been unsuccessful in losing weight or who do not meet the BMI criteria for a surgical weight loss procedure. It claims the system is suitable for […]
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19Feb, 2016

Weight Change Three Years After Bariatric Surgery

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Importance Severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] ≥35) is associated with a broad range of health risks. Bariatric surgery induces weight loss and short-term health improvements, but little is known about long-term outcomes of these operations. Objective To report 3-year change in weight and select health parameters after common bariatric surgical procedures. Design and Setting The Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) Consortium is a multicenter observational cohort study at 10 US hospitals in 6 geographically diverse clinical centers. Participants and Exposure Adults undergoing first-time bariatric surgical procedures as part of routine clinical care […]
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21Jan, 2016

Possible Link Between Bariatric Surgery and Aging

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Researchers have found that bariatric surgery could have biological effects on signs of aging, JoNel Aleccia of NBC News reports. The Stanford University study focused primarily on morbidly obese women who had undergone weight-loss surgery, she says. Results of the study suggest that chromosomal indicators of aging may actually be reversed after a patient undergoes bariatric surgery. The small study, Aleccia writes, was the first of its kind to focus on the relationship between weight-loss surgery and its effects on this particular part of the chromosome. “Stanford University researchers found that the chromosome […]
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21Jan, 2016

DENTAL & ORO-MAXILLOFACIAL CENTRE

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SDMC is an associate of SHANTI MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PVT LTD CUTTACK & aims to provide excellent quality dental treatment in a pleasant & friendly environment at affordable rates. A centre for advance dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, smile designing, dentofacial trauma, deformities & dental implants by experts in the field of Dental Surgery & Maxillo-facial surgery. Poly-trauma patients having Maxillo-facial injuries are provided treatments by experts in Maxillo-facial surgery.
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21Jan, 2016

How obesity is taking over the world

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The Overseas Development Institute hit the headlines today with a shocking statistic: one in three adults across the world is overweight or obese. And it’s not just rich countries that are getting fatter. The majority of overweight people can now be found in the developing world. Actually the statistics on global obesity came out last year and are based on 2008 data from local studies and surveys of populations around the world. The researchers used Body Mass Index – weight divided by height – to categorise people as under or […]
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