I am working in Tata Memorial Centre and Hospital as an Occupational Therapist since 1991, more than 17 years.
I completed my graduation in occupational therapy from Seth.G.S.Medical College, Mumbai, India and did my Post Graduate in Psychology from Madras University. I did my certification in Child Care Educator (CCE) the USA and Kinesio Taping Fundamentals And Advanced (KT1 & KT2).
With my experience in the field of rehabilitation in oncology, I have done research related to rehabilitation and designed various devices for the benefit of the patients.
My area of interest is Palliative Care.I have attended a number of National and International Conferences, presented papers.
Received national and international Awards.
Introduction: Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) is an abnormal opening between the urinary bladder and vagina that result in continuous, involuntary dribbling (incontinence) of urine from the vagina. It is a common complication reported in advance gynecological cancer conditions. Radiotherapy is the common cause of VVF, due to pelvic radiation.
The treatment for VVF is mainly surgical, in acute cases. But in advanced cases, surgical repair is not feasible due to recurrence of the disease. Patients are emotional, psychological and socially disturbed due to continuing dribbling of the urine from the fistula. Standard catheterization is not feasible in such patients. There is no treatment discovered instead of catheterization in literature for advanced patients.
In order to deal with such complication, an innovative device was designed which would limit the flow of urine from the fistula. The device helped the patient to have a better quality of life
Keywords: VVF, Quality of life, catheterization.