Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman's Profile

MD, DCP, DNB (Path)

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman

Lakshmi is an alumni from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai. She has published an Android App 'drexampill' containing study material for First and Second year MBBS students. She is interested in academics, teaching and enjoys writing. Her hobbies include reading, solving cryptic crosswords, cooking and baking, listening to South Indian classical music.

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Breathing Dirty Air may Lead to Kidney Failure

Breathing Dirty Air may Lead to Kidney Failure

Breathing in unclean air due to increasing air pollution could cause kidney damage with resultant kidney failure according to a recent epidemiologic study.

Disease & Condition
Urinary Retention

Urinary Retention

Urinary retention is a condition where a person is unable to voluntarily empty the urinary bladder completely. It could be acute or chronic.

Disease & Condition
Combined Chemotherapy and Targeted Molecular Therapy Boosts Response in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia

Combined Chemotherapy and Targeted Molecular Therapy Boosts Response in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia

Novel regimen combining chemotherapy and targeted molecular therapy vastly improves response and patient outcome in younger chronic lymphocytic leukaemia patients

Health In Focus
Xeroderma Pigmentosum

Xeroderma Pigmentosum

Xeroderma pigmentosum is a rare inherited condition marked by extreme sensitivity to sunlight and greatly increased incidence of skin and eye cancers.

Disease & Condition
Revival of Heartbeat In Preemie Pronounced Dead - Miracle Or Science

Revival of Heartbeat In Preemie Pronounced Dead - Miracle Or Science

Reversal of cooling effect of hypothermia on heart (arrest) when placed in polythene bag may have led to miraculous revival of preterm baby thought to be dead.

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