The liver transplant unit at KEM Hospital is all set to get a full-time fluid warmer as a donation from the Rotary Club of Ulhasnagar, this Sunday. This fluid warmer helps to infuse blood and other fluids faster, about 1.5 liters of fluid per minute. It also prevents the formation of air bubbles. This will be a big boost for the unit as it had suspended liver transplants after the death of both the recipient and donor. The Club intended to do something for the unit after one of its member has successfully underwent a transplant last November. The unit had been hiring a fluid warmer. Head of surgical gastroenterology at KEM and in-charge of the liver transplant program, Dr. Chetan Kantharia said, "The warmer is crucial equipment in major surgeries, especially in liver transplants, as the body temperature of patients tends to decrease. The donation to our unit will really help our unit and the patients." Professor and head of anesthesia at KEM Hospital, Dr. Madhu Garasia said, "In major surgeries, patients may lose a large amount of blood in a very short time. So we may need to administer blood or intra-venous fluids. But these are generally kept in very cold temperatures and thus cannot be administered directly to the body. The fluid warmer has a pump which warms the fluid first and then dispenses it to the body." Source: Medindia << Home is Where Your BP Soars AutoPulse Machine Brings Back Man to Life After Three and H... >> Recommended Reading 52 Percent of Liver Transplant Recipients Develop Metabolic Syndrome Researchers have determined that more than half of the patients after liver transplantation develop post-transplantation metabolic syndrome (PTMS), placing them at high risk for heart disease. READ MORE Youngest Liver Transplant Recipient in India Eight-month-old Akshu became one of the youngest recipients of a liver transplant in the country after doctors conducted a nine-hour surgery to save her life. READ MORE Current Treatments for Liver Cancer Current Treatments for Liver Cancer (also known as hepatoma or hepatocellular carcinoma) can result in complete cure of the disease if it is detected early. READ MORE Fatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in India Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of liver dysfunction worldwide and is a rapidly growing health problem in India. READ MORE Ganglion Cysts - Ganglion Wrist Ganglion cysts are a common mass or lump that usually occur in the hand READ MORE Hepatitis A Hepatitis A is the most benign of the hepatitis viruses and usually has no long term side effects. Hepatitis A vaccine is available that is 95% effective in preventing the disease. READ MORE Living Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks? The risk of dying as a result of a living donor liver segment removal is between 0.2-2.0%. The risk of morbidity is anywhere between 1.3% (in highly experienced centers) to 60%. READ MORE Milk Thistle Milk Thistle is a resourceful natural plant which has many medicinal benefits. In herbal medication milk thistle is used in cases of liver diseases. READ MORE Otitis Media Middle ear infection, or otitis media, is a common type of infection that may or may not accompany the infections of nose and throat. It is the infection of any part of the middle ear. READ MORE Sclerosing Cholangitis Sclerosing cholangitis is a liver disease characterized by inflammation and scarring of bile ducts within and outside the liver resulting in their constriction. READ MORE Wilson's Disease This is a rare inherited systemic disorder of copper metabolism, affecting the liver mainly before other organs. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia A-Z Drug Brands in India The Essence of Yoga Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants More News on: Hepatitis AOtitis MediaGanglion Cysts - Ganglion WristLiverWilson's DiseaseSclerosing CholangitisMilk ThistleCurrent Treatments for Liver CancerFatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in IndiaLiving Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks?