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MIS in rural areas: Solutions to problems for minimally invasive surgery in remote regions

In rural India, 40% of surgical patients have to borrow money or sell their assets to have treatment, and three fourths of them are impoverished by it [1]. The advantages, such as less pain, quick recovery, short hospital stay and less blood loss make minimally invasive surgeries like laparoscopic surgeries… 

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Low-cost laparoscopic surgeries: Taking modern surgery to the poor

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery are essential to the lives of those in poor rural areas, unlike for the urban rich. Seeing as the absence of any family member in these areas adversely affects their lifestyles, rural patients need to return to work as soon as possible. Key Point:… 

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Cost-effective method for treating diabetic foot: Improved healing lessens need for lower-limb amputation

Investigators at Karunya Rural Community Hospital and at Karunya University in Tamil Nadu have developed a cost-effective method of effectively treating diabetic foot with vacuum therapy, using a locally-developed vacuum suction system and recycled materials. Diabetic foot is a complication in about 15% of patients with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and… 

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