Knocksense: A local content and recommendations platform

After mucormycosis, 3 cases of 'Bone Death' documented as a post-COVID complication in Mumbai

The central government has allocated an additional 2,12,540 vials of Amphotericin-B to treat black fungus.

As per the latest reports, three confirmed cases of Avascular Necrosis (AVN) or death of bone tissues, after contracting COVID-19, have been reported in Mumbai. After the outbreak of mucormycosis or black fungus, experts are labelling AVN as the next debilitating condition among post-COVID patients.

It is expected that in the upcoming months, more cases of AVN can surface. Further, to treat the rising cases of black fungus in the country, the central government has distributed another 2,12,540 vials of Amphotericin-B among states and UTs.

MRI needed to confirm AVN

Three patients under the age of 40 have been recently diagnosed with AVN, months after being treated for COVID-19, in a hospital at Mahim, Mumbai. These patients had developed pain in their femur bone and since they were medical professionals, they timely caught onto the symptoms, read reports. It has been noted that for a confirmed diagnosis, patients need to get a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the said area.

Further, it has come to the attention of doctors that the common factor between AVN and mucormycosis is the use of steroids, which is the only drug proven to help infected patients. On Saturday, the Medical Director of Hinduja Hospital, Dr. Sanjay Agarwala's research paper titled- 'Avascular necrosis as a part of long Covid-19' was published in BMJ Case Studies. This paper states that "large-scale use of life-saving corticosteroids" in COVID-19 cases will result in a "resurgence of AVN cases".

Another 2 lakh vials of Amphotericin distributed

The central government has allocated an additional 2,12,540 vials of Amphotericin-B to states, Union Territories (UTs) and central institutions. Thereby, the current tally of vials given across India stands at 10 lakh and this has been done in response to the alarming rise in the number of cases of mucormycosis documented recently by doctors.

-With inputs from PTI

The first thought that pops up in our mind when we think of Khadi is- comfortable clothing! One might pick this indigenous fabric for casual outfits but who could have thought Khadi can also be used as elaborate bridal wear. A stunning display of a Khadi wedding collection at this year's expo at IGP, organised by the Khadi Gramodyog Board, garnered a lot of attention and changed the way this fabric is perceived by many.

Keep reading... Show less

Shop ethnic creations from Route Crafts in Lucknow & look your best this festive season!

Route Crafts is all set to launch its new collection on the AJIO website this October 22.

If a glamorous ethnic makeover is all you wish for this festive season, just trace the path to Route Crafts and find your best fit, among its expansive authentic range! This fashion destination from Lucknow is only a startup as of now but has managed to become the talk of the town with its quality-marked handlooms, right from the grassroots to the urban city fashion-scape. Blending contemporary trends with traditional designs, Route Crafts' new catalogue will add a sparkle to your celebrations, so do check it out!

Keep reading... Show less

The Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in Lucknow has started two new facilities for patients suffering from haemophilia and leukaemia. The Haemophilia Physiotherapy Unit and a new ward for Peripherally Inserted Central Cannula (PICC) Line Care Centre have been set up in the Department of Haematology of this institute. As per reports, the PICC centre is built to facilitate painless chemotherapy of leukaemia patients.

Keep reading... Show less

Add more sweetness to your Diwali celebrations with a Delicacy Box from The Hazelnut Factory

This Diwali indulge in the sweetness of a new range of sweets by THF in Lucknow

The Diwali season has already got our hearts craving for those festive munchies and we've yet again traced our steps to The Hazelnut Factory to satiate those sweet-tooth cravings! Well, being the patisserie genius it is, THF has curated a brand new mithai collection, and we're all excited to try the new flavours. These sweet delights by THF, packed in new and elegant boxes make for a perfect Diwali gift for your loved ones!

Keep reading... Show less

Festive shopping can be a hectic task when your checklist is huge and you don't know where to get all that good stuff from. Easing matters for you, we've curated a list of stores in Hazratganj that have the best collections of festive footwear, funky jewellery, clothing and other accessories. Since Diwali and Karva Chauth are just around the corner, you shouldn't be wasting any more time thinking and head straight to these stores to shop from a wide range of collections.

With oxidised and fashion jewellery straight from Colaba and Bandra, Kolapuris from the south and much more, you can expect the best of collections while venturing out on this retail therapy session!

Keep reading... Show less

MMRDA finally launches the last I-girder of the Mumbai Metro Corridor 2A

The MMRDA will now begin the task of laying tracks on Metro 2A.

Touching a big milestone, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has completed the viaduct work along the entire 18.5km pass of Metro 2A. The development agency will now move towards laying of track along with the DN Nagar - Link Road - Dahisar route. The feat has catapulted the Mumbai Metro 2A corridor closer to completion, ushering good news for commuters.

Keep reading... Show less

Be the first to have a Smart Solar Home in Lucknow with HomeScape by Amplus Solar

After all, nothing but the best will work for your homes in Lucknow.

You set the standard. What you choose today, becomes the benchmark tomorrow. Such as the stunningly innovative HomeScape by Amplus Solar. A solar solution created for peak performance and long-term savings, moreover designed to suit your aesthetics. After all, nothing but the best will work for your homes in Lucknow.

Keep reading... Show less

Most Read