Hirudo medicinalis (a European medicinal leech) was earlier used in Leech Therapy ( classified as Blood Letting). Leech Therapy was used for the removal of blood from a patient body. The first description of Leech Therapy was found in the text of Sushruta Samhita, written by Sushruta in 800 B.C. who was also considered “the father of plastic surgery”. Diseases, where leech therapy was indicated, were skin diseases, sciatica, and musculoskeletal pains. Continue reading Hirudo medicinalis – An Old Medicine is New.
Organ Transplant is a process of picking an organ from one individual and placing it in a different individual, such as a kidney transplant. It is generally carried out to replace a diseased organ with a healthy one. The organ transplant may sometimes lead to various complications in the individual receiving that organ. These complications are mediated through host body immune responses against antigens of the transplanted organ. Continue reading All You Need To Know About Organ Transplant.