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The Madurai Marathon 2017

The name itself is been clear that this event will connect two traditional terms the Madurai and the Marathon. As we know Madurai is one of the oldest traditional city across the globe and Marathon is a long distance running game with an official distance of 42.19 kilometers. It is an ultimate athletic effort where the human body, mind soul are tested to their limits.The Devadoss Multispeciality Hospital Madurai proudly presents The Madurai Marathon 2017 event with an agenda of  “LET’S RUN TO MAKE A HEALTHY NATION” and the winners will get 1 lakh prizes worth.

Both Men and Women at any age category are eligible for this event and of course, this event will be conducted for both of genders separately. The distance including for this event for men is 8.9 KM and for women is 4.5Km. This origin of run starts from Devadoss hospital till the destination of MGR Stadium (Racecourse).

The Event Venue, Registration, and prizes details are given below:

Event Venue and time: Devadoss Hospital Madurai. 08th Jan 2016, Sunday @6AM

Registration fee: Rs 150/-

Prizes for Finishers:

1st Finisher – Rs.100000 worth prizes (50k for Male and 50k for Female)

2nd Finishers – Rs.50000 worth prizes (25k for Male and 25K for Female)

3rd Finishers – Rs.20000 worth prizes (10k for Male and 10K for Female)

4 to 50th Finishers – Gift coupons, Medal and completion certificate

51 to 100 Finishers – Medal and completion certificate


Special Kit Bag for all participants that include T-Shirt and BIB

You can register through online at our portal address of, also we available through our hotline number of  9677715937,73977711672

Last but not the least, the sponsors for this auspicious event are

Our online partner is myWedjat 360° Healthcare, the most known healthcare portal who is selling health-related products and medicines.

Our Media partner is The Hindu Newspaper, the most selling newspaper across India.

Our Radio partner is Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, the most famous Radio channel in Tamil Nadu

Our Mall partner is Vishaal De Mal, one of the biggest Mall in Madurai city.[/one]

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The Madurai Marathon – Devadoss Hospital

Marathon- it refers to the long distance race I that covers a length of 26 miles and 385 yards. ‘The word marathon is of Greek origin, which refers to the place called Marathon in Greece. The marathon is intimated as an honor to the ‘Greek soldier, Pheldippides, who ran from Marathon to Athens to announce their victory over Persians in the Battle of Marathon.

Pheidippides, Battle of Marathon:
Battle of Marathon took place in 490 BC. This is the first Persian invasion against Greece. This is was the culmination that Persian to subjugate Greece. But the great Greece army fought against Persian army and finally won the battle. One of the soldiers of Greece named Pheidippides, made his way to Athens to tell about their victory against Persian. On his way to Athens, he ran the entire distance, without stopping, finally, he burst into the assembly telling “we have won“. After telling those words he got collapsed and died.

This account of run from Marathon to Athens was first given in the record of Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus, a greek biographer, and essayist. On Glory ofAthens in 1st century AD. Here the name of the runner is given either as Thersipus of Erchius or Eucleus. Also, Lucian of Samosata, who was a rhetorician and satirist, gives the story of the running but gave the name of the runner as Pheidippides.

Herodotus, father of history, in one of his manuscripts, that Pheidippides was a greek messenger who ran from Athens to Sparta for seeking help for a distance of about 240 kilometers and ran back the same way but he did not tell anything about his running from Marathon to Athens.

Marathon in Olympics:

Olympics was started in the year 1896 and the initiators and organizers and the founder Pierre de Coubertin supported the great event Marathon. Many greeks took part in this Marathon event. The main Marathon route was Marathon-Athen Highway when the Olympics had started. The Olympics Marathon selection took place on 10 March 1896, and this was won by Charilaos Vasilakos in 3 hours 18 minutes. The first Olympic marathon took place in on 10 April 1896 (a male-only race), was Spyridon Louis, a Greek water-carrier, in 2 hours 58 minutes and 50 seconds. The marathon of 2004 summer run was run on the traditional route from Marathon to Athens ending at Panathinaiko stadium, the venue for the 1896 Summer Olympics. That men’s marathon was won by Italian Stefano Baldini 2 hours 10 minutes and 55 seconds, a record time for this route until the non-Olympics Athens classic Marathon of 2014 when Felix Kandie lowered the course record to 2 hours 10 minutes and 37 seconds.

Then the women’s marathon was introduced at 1984 summer Olympics took place in Los Angeles was won by Joan Benoit of the USA in 2 hrs 24 minutes and 52 seconds. Initially the marathon start and ends at the stadium but in 2016 Rio Olympics as well as in 2012 London Olympics the start and end of the marathon were the parade area that serves as the spectator mall of Carnival and The Mall respectively.The Olympic men’s record is 2:06:32, set at the 2008 Summer Olympics by Samuel Kamau Wanjiru of Kenya (average speed about 20.01 kilometers per hour or 12.43 miles per hour). The Olympic women’s record is 2:23:07, set at the 2012 Summer Olympics by Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia.

At the beginning, distance the Marathon has not set to a fixed length but roughly it was set to 40 kilometers. But the exact length depends upon the route set by the venue. The International Olympic Committee had set a distance of 25 miles as the distance of the marathon in 1908 Olympics. But it them became as 26 miles starting from Windsor castle to the White city stadium followed by a lap covering a distance of 536 meters finishing in front of the Royal box. Later an alternate entry to the stadium had been with a partial lap of distance 385 yards.

In May 1921 IAAF (International Amateur Athletic Federation) has standardized the distance to 42. 195 kilometers.

Marathon races:

wheelchair-racingAnnually, there more than 500 marathon races that were held all over the world. Some of them were conducted by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races). In 2006, the editors took a report on the “World top 10 Marathons” this included many marathons. The Boston marathon was the oldest annual marathon that was inspired by the success of the success of the 1896 Olympics and since 1897 as a remembrance of the Patriot’s Day.

The intercontinental Istanbul Eurasia Marathon is the only marathon where the participants run over two continents (Europe and Asia ). In The Detroit free Press Marathon, the participants cross the US or Canada border twice. The Niagara falls International marathon the participants cross-border once.

Wheelchair racing:
The marathon also features the wheelchair racing. Here the wheelchair racing participants start their race before their counterparts. The first wheelchair race started at the year 1974 of toledo won by Bob Hall in 2:54. In 1975, the same person competed in Boston Marathon and introduced the wheelchair racing in Boston. The New York city Marathon initially banned the wheelchair racing for safety measures, then the rule passed in the year 1979 had stated that the New York city Marathon and the New York Road Runners club to allow wheelchair racing.

As marathon has become more popular some athletes have undertaken many challenging events such as running a series of marathons and so on. The 100 Marathon club is the one that is focussing on the runners in the marathon who had completed more than 100 or more races. This mainly involves the marathons from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Some runners will compete in the same marathon many times.


Unwanted hair removal

Hair is a crowning glory when on the head but it is the problem when it is grown on the unexpected parts. The laser is spoken very commonly about but the detailed description will help one to understand and help one to choose best from the better.

What is the laser?
Laser means light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.

What is Hirsutism?
Excessive growth of facial or body hair (like male pattern) in women is called Hirsutism.

What is the cause for it?
They are several causes for it. Many a time it is because of androgen (male hormone). At times this increase in androgen level is due to some underlying medical condition. In few, it is because of intake of medicines like hormone (infertility), steroids, oral contraceptive pills, cyclosporine etc., however, many times there is no cause for it. It is called Idiopathic Hirsutism.

Can Hirsuitism be hereditary?
Yes, it can be. At times there is fine hair all over the body called hypertrichosis.

How does laser work in hair removal?
The laser beam, when passing through the skin, will pass through the melanocytes (pigment cells) which are maximum in the hair roots.Once it is absorbed it transfer into heat energy which destroys the hair roots. A very good cooling device is needed so that surrounding skin does not get damaged.

Contact cooling is necessary as it will constantly cool the skin and does not allow the transferred heat energy to damage the surrounding cells.

What are all the types of laser for hair removal?

  • Nd:Yag laser
  • Diode laser
  • Intense pulsed light (IPL)

Laser expert can decide which laser will be effective depending on the type of the skin.

laser-how-longAre lasers suited for dark skin?

Yes. There are many lasers suited for darker skin. A laser expert with good experience will be able to pick the best laser which will suit your skin. Darker the skin more the caution in treatment as dark skin tends to burn very easily and scar. That is why lasers with constant cooling during and after the procedure are best suited for darker skin types.

How many sessions of treatment are needed for total hair loss?
Normally, body hair is in three phases. Laser beam targets hair at anagen(rapid hair growth stage) of growth. So number session must be determined by the laser expert. Usually, 90-95% of the hair is lost and it needs 9-5 sittings.

Can a person under infertility treatment start laser?
Yes. The laser will never harm your treatment and this can also be done along with the treatment. The laser can be scheduled accordingly.

What has to be done prior to laser?
no precaution is mandatory before starting your LASER. A person can walk in and finish their treatment and continue with their work the next moment.

What are all the areas that can be treated using the laser?
Any part of the body can be treated without any side effects. Soprano ICE is designed to treat the hair on any part of the body with best results.

How long should a person spend for laser treatment?
Time of the session depends on the area to be treated. Approximately it takes 5 minutes to few hours. SOPRANO ICE used at Sanche Cosmetic Centre is specially designed for the whole body hair removal in just 4 hours.


How much improvement can one expect after each sitting?
Usually, there is a loss of hair of 20-25% in each sitting and the thickness of the hair gets lesser.
How much gap should be given between each sitting?
For the facial hair, one will have to expect sitting anywhere between 40-50 days. Body parts like hand and legs tend to grow back slowly when done with a good laser and will need repeat session after 2-2.5 months.
Is laser treatment very expensive?
The expense of the laser depends on the area to be treated. The expense which you spend here gives you a permanent solution for the hair loss and comparatively with the other temporary hair removal procedures is very satisfactory.


Common Orthopedic Problems in Children

Orthopaedic problems in children are common. As time passes, one may notice that your child’s growth isn’t completely on the straight and narrow. As kids grow, some of these conditions correct themselves without treatment. Others don’t or become more severe because of other medical conditions.

Some of the deformities include:

  • Bow legs
  • Flat feet
  • Knock knees
  • Funny walking
  • Internal rotation of limb
  • Delay in walking

The above are the common complaints the parents have in their children.


Every parent aspires to see their child to be a doctor,engineer,police officer or to join  the army one day .The in-laws and the relatives  will comment about the child and exaggerate the problem and accuse the poor mother for the child’s condition.This pathetic situation will put the parents into the trouble thinking about their future.


intoeing-walkingOccasionally, toe walking should not be cause for concern, but kids who walk on their toes almost all the time and continue to do so after age 3 should see a doctor. This makes the parents raise the question whether it will cause the child the permanent disability or the condition will interfere with child’s physical performance.

The common cause for this increase in the  angle of forefeet (metatarsus  adductus), increased tibial torsion(leg bone twisted internally) and increased femoral anteversion(increase in the angle of neck of thigh bone more towards the front) are often due to the children sitting in the W-shaped position and will never sit in the cross-legged position.These minor issues need not be treated .The only thing the parent have to do is to see the child does not sit in the W position. In the mean time intoeing will improve and assurance of parents will suffice.





Limping is common in children and it becomes a diagnostic challenge for the orthopaedic surgeon (surgeon who has been educated and trained in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.)

Commonly affected age group:

It is common for children between the age group of 1 and half years to 2 and half years. They are more prone to this because they could often fall. This fall may sustain contusion around the hip , knee or leg. This may also cause some hairline crack in leg bones.

This becomes an adverse condition when their parents did not notice the fall and if the child did not express the pain or give the history of fall.

A painless and painful limp can be caused by myriad conditions,with the differential diagnosis ranging from the benign (example: an unrecognized thorn or splinter in the foot) to the serious (example: infection in the joints and bones).


child-sitting-in-w-positionBow legs are extremely common in paediatric deformity and parents seek evaluation even though it is rarely symptomatic in the age group (younger than two years) in which it is common.

There are different categories in this. They are given below


  • Physiologic bow legs (genu varum)
  • Tibial vara
  • Rickets

Among these  physiologic bow legs is more common

Physiologic genu varum (bow legs):

Physiologic genu varum resolves spontaneously within 24 months . Parents are assured that the condition is usually self-correcting but reevaluation with X-rays may the warranted if the varus deformity persists or progresses beyond 24 months old.


Prone age group:

The maximal amount of physiologic valgus occurs between the ages of 2 and 4, especially in children who are obese.


This may be associated with flat feet. This symptom is seen in this deformity.

Healing period:

Same as that of Physiologic genu varum, this genu valgus also gets corrected gradually by  4 years only parents are reassured but the children must be kept under observation.


The Madurai Marathon 2017

Get, set and go:

The cheers of runners , family  and friends will be echoed in the city  of Madurai on January 8,  2017. In the maiden attempt, the doctors of Devadoss Multispeciality hospitals have planned to conduct the mini-marathon in the city . Interestingly,The roadshow was launched at Vishal de mall  to bring out awareness among the people.

devadoss-hospitals-to-conduct-mini-marathonFit body, Fit Mind?

Your workout makes you smarter .It is not just  a matter of winning a genetic lottery. What you do can make a difference. The team of doctors led by Dr. Sathish Devadoss, Dr. Sudir and Dr. Hema presented the need of keeping good health.

Start Exercising:

A good exercise and a healthy diet will help the one to grow physically and mentally.But most of the people neglected  this, thus  resulting in obesity which may  lead to all sort of  health issues at a  very young age. To avoid such unpleasant events, the public were told to eat healthy food and avoid junk items. Despite the brisk walking for 40 minutes, the doctors also suggested doing yogas for elders.

March towards the fittest nation:

When Marathon has been popular in the metros and held regularly. Speaking to The Hindu, “With the idea of conducting a marathon every year in Madurai,Devadoss Multispeciality hospitals comes out with a message to live healthily and to stay fit”, said the doctor Sathish.

Both the men and women can participate the event. The coverage of distance is about 8.9km for men and 4.5km for women. By doing so, the city would pave a way for fit nation.

Grab the chance!

The Interested aspirants can register through  online and for more details contact the hospital at 9790023695. The Hindu is a media partner for the Madurai Marathon 2017 Event.

Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring

Spine surgery:

Spine surgery is increasingly being performed the world over. With advances in technology, surgery of the spine and spinal cord is increasingly becoming safer than it used to be earlier.

Spine and Spinal cord- Vital Organs

However, it is important to remember that the spine is the bony enclosure that surrounds and protects the spinal cord.Millions of nerves and neurons are originating from  the spinal cord which is responsible for many actions taking place in our body.It is the second most important organ in the human body next to our brain.It controls many activities in our body like walking and so on.

Effects of the carelessness of spine and spinal cord operation:intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring

During surgery on the spine or direct surgery of the spinal cord, it is likely that the spinal cord and the nerve roots that exit from the spinal cord can get damaged. If this unfortunate event happens, then the patient may be left with the weakness of the arms , legs as well as the inability to control urinary bladder and bowel functions. The chance of such injury happening during spine surgery is more when performing complex spine surgeries such as surgery of the craniovertebral junction, i.e. the junction of the skull and the spine where the brain becomes continuous with the spinal cord. Such unfortunate events can also happen when operating on tumors that afflict the spinal cord or its surroundings.

Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring during complex spine surgery:

Recently, surgeons operating on the spine and spinal cord have started using what is known as Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring. Using this technique, it is possible to continuously monitor the function of the spinal cord during surgery. A neurophysiologist specifically trained to perform intraoperative monitoring will perform the monitoring technique. Using this technique, he/she will be able to warn the surgeon that changes in the electrophysiological activity of the spinal cord that will lead to postoperative problems. Hence, the chance of patient developing fresh problems after surgery will be decreased greatly.

There are several techniques for intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring

Techniques used:

SSEP (somatosensory evoked potentials) which monitor the sensory pathways,

Tc MEP (Transcranial motor evoked potential) where electrodes are placed on the surface of the patient’s skull and the stimulation is used to monitor the motor pathways that are responsible for the movements of the limbs,

Triggered EMG (Electromyography) where individual nerve roots are stimulated to find out their functionality.

Coordinated Teamwork , fruitful result:

The operating team should discuss among themselves the appropriate technique needed for each patient before the surgery. There should be close coordination between the surgeon, the anesthesiologist and the neurophysiologist from the beginning to the end of the surgery. Such coordination will help reduce the chance of an adverse outcome and vastly improve the chances of patient’s successful recovery from Complex Spine Surgery.

Thus Intraoperative Neurophysical Monitoring during complex spine surgery will lead to successful spine and spinal cord surgery by the good team work.

Summer Skin Problems

Some skin problems occur during some spread during summer of a face existing skin problems get averse during summer

Fungal & bacterial infections are the most common to occur because they better in humid weather and areas where there is less as in folds of the skin. People who wear fight clothes and synthetic clothes during summer and shoes for long time. Having bath twice per day and changing clothes twice per day. Dusting powder in the body creases will help reducing the occurrence of fungal infection.

Pity asis vesicular is another common fungal infection occurring during summer. It present with while patches in the back & chest.

Bacterial infection: Impefigo cantagiosac is a common fungal infection seen in mostly in the younger age group. Often occurs on the face, neck and hands. Common seasons for getting the inspection are pets, dirty finger nails and other kids. Scratures or the infected spot will spread the infection to other parts.

Good hygiene and cutting nails regularly is helpful

Millaria: Commonly known as prickly head. It is caused due to blocking of the flow of sweat from the sweat glands. It can be very itching and painful at times. It will increase due to friction of clothes. Forehead, body folds, upper back and chest, abdomen and are common sites. Dusting helps in normal cases. If it gets then one need s to see the doctor. There is a wide range of treatment of skin of which few include the topical anti Benzeyl

Acne scars are classified as macular scars

acne-scarsDepressed scars face pick scars are most common which are narrowed the base Rolling scars are distensible with gentle sloping edges itchment to the dermis and difficult to treat. Boxcar scars are shallow punched and wide and base is also wide

Hypertrophic scars: Keloids, back papules and brodging scars and sinus tracts are seen in severe acne. These are matter of cancel in skin types they are a real challenge to treat.
Intense pulse light is a very effective treatment It has a pulse width of 420 – 980 and has various filters. When the light towards the skin the light is caps to treat energy which destroys the bacteria and a shrink of the inflamed sebacc

Many abalative procedure s available is takes a long time to heal and has a increased risk of complications. Erkin facing CO2 laser result facing has good result a lot of pigmentary problems are seen in one skin types. Fractionated erkin and Co2 are the ulcer lasers available of which CO2 resurfacing takes a long time to heal and can lead of hyperpigmentation. Erkin pixel laser is the are which balances the treatment to the maxim extend and reduces side effects to the maximum. It has aware lengh of 2940. It causes microthermal alba with of normal skin., Healing usually occurs in 3 -4 days and complicated is more.

Risk of topical compounds in new born skin

Compound Product Concern
Triclosan Liquid deodarent Soaps The risk of toxication seen with phenolic compounds
Povidine – iodine Topical antiseptic (Betadine) Hypothyroidism, goiter
Isopropyl alcohol (Under occlusion) Topical anti-septic Cutaneous haemorrhagic necrosis
Propylaxglycol  Emollients cleansing agents Excessive internal & para using risk of hyperosnolality & seizures
Benzothonium chloride  Skin cleansers Poisoning ingestion carcino genesis
Glycerin  Emollients cleansing agents Hyperosnolality & Seizure
Amonium Lactate  Exfolliants, emollients Possible lactic acidosis
Coaltar  Shampoos, topical anti-inflammatory ointments Excessive use of polycystic aromatic hydrocarbons: risk of cancer
Salicyclic acid  Shampooos Keratolytic emollients Metabolic acidosis, salicyclism


Hirsutism can be defined as the presence of excessive coarse terminal hairs in a human body. Many women worldwide of reproductive age are hirsute with male like coarse excess hair growth. This excess growth of hair on face and body is often a cause of social stigma, giving rise to psychological problems like distress, anxiety, depression and a miserable life Hirsutism happens from increased androgen actions on hair follicles. Hair growth varies with race or species. There may be serious pathological reasons other than these like tumors, late-onset adrenal hyperplasia, Polycystic ovary, Cushing’s syndrome and such other conditions.

The causes of increased androgen level in hirsutism include:
Familial and idiopathic hirsutism.Heredity is the most common cause of hirsutism and seems to run in families. Some families that are genetically predisposed will have more than “average” amounts of hair, while others tend to have less. The patients have normal menses, normal testosterone level, 17alpha hydroxyprogesterone and DHEAS. Excess secretion by the ovaries (For example tumors, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)) Polycystic ovary syndrome affects 6% women of the reproductive age bracket. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is typified by formation of follicular cysts, which are detected by ultrasound. PCOS is a combination of polycystic ovaries and other typical symptoms like hirsutism, abnormal uterine bleeding, infertility, obesity, irregular menstrual cycles and acne. This is better diagnosed clinically rather than laboratory findings.

In case of thyroid problems also hair can grow abnormally. Several different medical factors may contribute to hirsutism such as hormonal imbalances. Hair follicles that are overly sensitive to the male hormones called androgens, or abnormally high levels of testosterone can contribute to excessive hair growth in women. Some medications can be associated with hirsutism such as postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy, which contains testosterone; or Danazol, a drug used to treat endometriosis, may also stimulate excessive hair growth. Other medical factors include endocrine abnormalities, ovarian lesions, adrenal disorders, and use of androgenic steroids. There are several treatments available for hair romoval.One has to treat the cause of the problem and then simultaneously go ahead with the cosmetic treatment. Once diagnosed with hirsutism, patients are placed on individualized treatment plans that may include oral contraceptives and Aldactone. Women, who have PCOS, and elevated insulin levels, may be placed on Glucophage (metformin).

There are several methods to get rid of hair:


There are some creams available which help loss of hair temporarly.It will help till one uses the creams.The cream is applied for 4 hours twice daily may decrease hair growth after only 8 weeks of therapy.

Shaving or clipping with scissors:

is the fastest temporary hair removal method and will not promote hair growth.

Tweezing and waxing :

The worst techniques producing thicker, darker and denser follicles. Also the skin may develop acne, ingrown hairs, folliculitis and scarring.

Electrolysis : 

For hair removal it involves insertion of sterile probes into the hair shaft followed by heat and/or chemical treatment. This necessitates frequent sessions and multiple treatments per follicle. Scarring, hypopigmentation, and skin puckering can result if not performed correctly.

Laser hair removal:


Laser hair removal is a permanent and effective method of hair removal.Some common queries about laser hair removal are:

1. How does hair get removed?
Ans: The laser beam is focused on the area where hair has to be removed. This light energy is absorbed by the root of the hair and this light energy is transferred to heat energy which cause the loss of hair.

2. How many times does one need to do the laser?
Ans: Hair growing in the body are in 3 phases of the hair cycle at any given point of time – Anagen phase (growing phase), Catagen (resting phase) and Telogen (Falling phase). This laser targets the hair which is in the anagen phase only. So one usually needs 5-7 sittings which is determined after examination of the patient.

3. Are there any side effects?
Ans: A good quality of equipment and a well trained Laser person can avoid any side effects.

4. How much is the treatment time?
Ans: It depends entirely on the size of the area covered. This can be anything between 2 minutes to few hours. The whole body can be treated within few hours.

5. After the treatment what precautions should one take?
Ans: One can continue with their routine work immediately after treatment. Usage of sunscreen for a minimum period of 3 weeks is a must.

6. What parts of the body can be treated with the laser?
Ans: Any part of the body can be treated with the Laser even areas like the face, hands, legs, back, breast, under arm, etc can be treated with the laser.