Systemic mycoses: What are cryptococcosis and moniliasis
By: Omar Salvador
There are at least nine different diseases that are classified as systemic mycoses. While many of these are airborne infections, some are not. Mainly caused by fungi, systemic mycoses are often serious or fatal. The diseases cryptococcosis and moniliasis are two examples of systemic mycoses...
American Society of Anesthesiologists: Guidelines developed by the chronic pain management task force
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The management of chronic pain has been a major public health issue over the last few decades. In April 2010, the Chronic Pain Management Task Force of the American Society of Anesthesiologists published their updated practice guidelines for the management of chronic pain in the...
World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for chronic pain management
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Chronic pain management is currently a divisive health issue due to the opioids used to treat some manifestations of pain. Many doctors and treatment professionals look to the World Health Organization (WHO) for guidance regarding such issues. First developed in 1998, the WHO guidelines for...
Characteristics and symptoms of the three types of lupus skin disease
By: Cathy Wilson
Lupus is an ongoing or chronic disease that can have widespread effects on the body including joints, muscles and other organs. It can be mild or very serious, even to cause fatal complications in vital organs. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, the body's immune...
By: Amelia Emery
Humans have been getting infected by viruses since the dawn of human evolution. For thousands of years, small pox, influenza, polio, herpes and human papiloma virus have been a huge part of human existence. But it has only been in the last one hundred years...
By: Matt Bird
Though they're perhaps not as well known publicly as, say, the names of viruses or diseases, inclusion bodies are nevertheless an important component of human health - or, that is, the lack thereof. Typically appearing part and parcel with viruses and diseases, inclusion bodies are...
By: Patrick Stephen Baker
Number 10: Syphilis is as deadly as it is widespread. Worldwide over 12 million people per year are diagnosed with this killer and this number does not count the undiagnosed sufferers. A sexual transmitted disease, or STD, Syphilis can also be transmitted from infected mother...
By: Omar Salvador
The mechanisms of defense against infections are organized along several lines. In the first place, there are devices of a purely mechanical nature - such as the skin, whose outer surface is composed of dead cells - which guard against the entrance of bacteria into...
By: Alexis Fischer
Hypoxemia is low blood oxygen content. It is usually defined as a hemoglobin oxygen saturation of under 90% or an oxygen partial pressure of under 60 mmHg. There are five different causes of hypoxemia that will be discussed below. 1. Hypoventilation Also known as respiratory...
By: Jenna Pope
The U. S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an announcement stating that a link has been discovered between breast implants and a rare form of cancer, Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL). What is Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)? Lymphoma, the most common form of...

 

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