MARKSS HLC, one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical companies in Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Galle Medical Association, under the company’s sustainability umbrella ‘MARKSS Wellness Campaign,’ conducted a training session at the Karapitiya Teaching hospital recently.
Dr. S. Mahakalanda, Medical Director of MARKSS HLC said the interactive discussion themed ‘Generalised Body Swelling and its Clinical Significance’ saw the participation of consultant physicians and postgraduate trainees attached to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital.
Three important origins for oedema were discussed in detail, cardiogenic, hepatogenic and nephorgenic. Key points discussed included generalised body swelling which could be observed in situations where heart, liver or the kidneys individually or severally is diseased or affected.
Formerly known as dropsy or hydropsy; oedema is an abnormal accumulation of fluid beneath the skin or in one or more cavities of the body. Generally, the amount of interstitial fluid is determined by the balance of fluid homeostasis, and increased secretion of fluid into the interstitial or impaired removal of this fluid may cause oedema.
Commenting about the importance of the event, Mahakalanda said, “The MARKSS Wellness Campaign is a pivotal project under our social responsibility arm. We will continue to conduct programmes to share and update the Sri Lankan medical fraternity on latest developments in the health care arena and the state of the art technologies used, for the betterment of the country.
“There is absolutely no doubt about the quality and the knowledge levels of the medical professionals in Sri Lanka. Their skill level is among the very best in the world. What we need to do is make avenues to continuously update them and to create a forum to discuss their experiences that they could gain from one another.”
This case was presented by Post Graduate Trainee Doctors based on a patient who presented with generalised body swellings to Karapitiya Teaching Hospital.