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Jaipur: Dr. Atul Luhadia was awarded the Dr. H.G. Varudkar Best Pleuroscopy Research Paper Award at the International Conference held in Jaipur.
Dr. Atul Luhadia, a specialist in TB and respiratory diseases at Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital, was honored with the Dr. H.G. Varudkar Best Pleuroscopy Research Paper Award at the Bronchopulmonary World Congress held in Jaipur. He presented his research on the role of medical thoracoscopy in undiagnosed pleural effusion, drawing upon his 8 years of experience and data analysis. The judges' panel selected his study as the Best Research Paper, and he was awarded the first prize.
This award was presented to Dr. Luhadia by the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony, Dr. Sudhir Bhandari, Vice-Chancellor of the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences. In his study, Dr. Luhadia highlighted that patients with complaints of pleural effusion, especially from mining areas such as Banswara, Dungarpur, and Sagwara, often have a higher likelihood of mesothelioma cancer. He appealed to healthcare professionals to perform thoracoscopy and biopsy for diagnosing pleural effusion instead of repeatedly draining fluid with a needle to enable early diagnosis and treatment.