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Rare technique saves woman with brain haemorrhage
A 43-year-old woman who fell unconscious after suffering a brain haemorrhage was successfully treated using a rare intervention technique at a hospital here, doctors said on Monday.
 
Meena Saini fell unconscious after getting a severe headache accompanied by vomiting. Her family members rushed her to a hospital and a brain CT scan revealed that she had a haemorrhage in the fluid space around the brain.
 
A magnetic resonance angiography revealed that one of the main blood vessels had become swollen and burst.
 
Saini was immediately referred to Medanta The Medicity here since there was the likelihood of another haemorrhage.
 
Lead surgeon Vipul Gupta found that a blood vessel in the brain had ballooned and was completely damaged.
 
"Saini was at high risk of repeat haemorrhage and immediate repair of the leaking blood vessel was needed to safe her life," Gupta said.
 
During treatment, doctors placed a microcatheter -- a very thin tube -- in Saini's brain and then the damaged blood vessel was occluded by using specialised coils.
 
Terming the procedure "coiling", Gupta, who is the head of the neurointervention unit at the hospital, said: "This small incision process ensures minimal injury to normal brain leading to better outcomes."
 
He said recent random trials conducted in Europe and North America showed that long-term clinical results were better with embolization than open surgery in aneurysm patients.
 
Once the surgery was performed, doctors checked the repair process by angiography after six weeks and observed that the healing process had repaired the blood vessel almost completely.
 
Saini made a slow but sure recovery from the effects of haemorrhage and is now living a normal life today, doctors said.

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Meenal Mamdani

1 year ago

I am glad that this woman was treated appropriately for a subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by a cerebral aneurysm. However it should be noted that this technique is not rare. It is one of the options that has been used for many years along with surgical clipping of the aneurysm. I am sure many tertiary care hospitals in major Indian cities offer the same procedure to those who warrant it.

Nifty, Sensex precariously poised – Monday closing report
A close below 8500 on Nifty may lead to a strong decline 
 
We had mentioned last week that NSE’s CNX Nifty has to remain above 8,460 for the uptrend to continue. The 50-stock benchmark opened Monday marginally lower. It moved in the green for almost the entire session and dipped in the end, recording marginal gains.
 
 
India VIX rose 5.63% to close at 15.3900. NSE recorded a volume of 111.03 crore shares.
 
Last week's announcement of Rs70,000 crore infusion into public sector banks (PSBs) in the next four years continued to boost banking stocks. The wider 50-scrip Nifty, however closed flat during the day's trade. It edged-up only 10.20 points or 0.12% at 8,543.05 points. The 30-scrip S&P BSE Sensex, which opened at 28,089.09 points, closed at 28,187.06 points, up 72.50 points or 0.26% from the previous day's close at 28,114.56 points.
 
According to analysts, domestic markets remained positive on the back of a surge in banking and auto stocks ahead of the RBI's monetary policy review on Tuesday. 
 
The markets rise was arrested by the higher levels of profit booking which trimmed some of the early gains due to weak Greece and Chinese stock markets, cited analysts.
 
India Inc expects a rate cut by the RBI during RBI’s review tomorrow. Indian industry feels that the upcoming review might be the last chance by RBI to cut rates in this calendar year before inflation spirals up and the US Fed decides on its own rates in September. However, the continuous slide in the Chinese markets, weakening of the rupee, oil and global commodities prices had a negative impact on the Indian markets.
 
The slide in the Chinese markets in the last two months has eroded nearly 40% of the stock value and caused panic. More importantly, the inability of the Chinese government, fund houses and brokerage firms to arrest the fall has led to global sell-offs.
 
Major Sensex gainers during Monday's trade were State Bank of India (SBI), up 3.94% at Rs.281.05; ICICI Bank, up 3.40% at Rs.312.80; Maruti Suzuki, up 2.29% at Rs.4,429.60; Dr Reddy's Lab, up 2% at Rs.4,146.85; and BHEL, up 1.58% at Rs.283.10.
 
The major Sensex losers were Vedanta, down 2.50% at Rs.126.90; Mahindra and Mahindra, down 2.04% at Rs.1,333.80, Coal India, down 1.96% at Rs.430.70; Lupin, down 1.93% at Rs.1,663; and HDFC Bank, down 1.49% at Rs.1,094.60.
Sector-wise, healthy buying was observed in banking, consumer durables and automobile stocks. However, metal, information technology (IT) and oil and gas scrips came under selling pressure.
 
The S&P BSE banking index zoomed by 212.49 points, the consumer durables index rose 151.42 points and the automobile index went up 139.27 points.
 
The S&P BSE metal index declined by 93.86 points, followed by the IT index which fell 58.81 points while the oil and gas index was lower by 50.20 points.
 
The top gainers and losers in the major indices are given in the table below:
 
 
Among the Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei was down 0.18% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell by 0.91%. China's Shanghai Composite Index was lower by 1.11%.
 
In Europe, the London FTSE 100 index inched down by 0.02%. Germany's DAX Index moved up by 0.84%. The French CAC 40 was higher by 0.67%.
 

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Uber launches debit card payment in India
Uber, the technology-based cab service provider, on Monday launched debit cards as an additional payment option for all users across the 18 cities that Uber operates in, in India.
 
In July, credit card payments was re-introduced in India for all Android users, in partnership with MobiKwik. Now, users across iOS and Android platforms have the option to pay via debit/credit cards.
 
"Adhering to RBI regulations, there will be a two-factor authentication flow built into the app and users will have to enter either their online banking pin or their one-time password to request for a ride using their debit/credit card," the company said in a statement.
 
Commenting on the new payment mode rollout, an Uber spokesperson said: "At Uber, we're about making transportation as convenient and hassle-free as possible."
 
"As we continue to focus on our mission to re-define urban mobility in India, riders will have the ability to chose from debit/ credit card payments, Paytm (digital wallet), and Cash (in 6 cities)," he added.
 
The company earlier said that it was allowing cash payments, too, in the six cities of Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi and Pune. The move assumes significance as Uber's global business model does not allow cash transactions.

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Navin Jain

1 year ago

Well.. Looks like RBI has still not removed its ban on the transactions from this company. Also, the iOS app has not been updated to remove the error that "this payment method is not valid for India" which comes when we select a card as the payment method before booking a ride.

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