Sonography: The future of radiology
By: Das Govind
Sonography : The future of radiology Sonography is fast becoming the future of radiology. Developed in the seventies and eighties this cheap and radiation less modaity is changing the shape of medical imaging. Sonography is also a cheap and easy way of imaging as opposed...
By: Grace Angel
As a young doctor starting out in your medical career, using a stethoscope can be an intimidating tool to use with your patients. You do not know want to say they wrong thing or mishear. However, learning to listen to the human insides is a...
Pharmacology: History of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
In 1987, the first selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), fluoxetine, hit the market as an antidepressant. Other SSRIs include paroxetine, setraline, escitalopram, citalopram, and nefazodone, which are all also known by popular brand names – Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa, and Serzone. More than 20...
Robots performing surgical operations
By: Lauren Todd
The field of robotics has the potential to radically change how surgery is performed in the 21st century. What was deemed impossible pertaining to robotic surgeries, just twenty years ago, by scientists and the medical community is now common in 2010. The use of robots...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is a blood pressure cuff? This is an instrument used in measuring blood pressure mainly in the peripheral arteries of the arm or in the leg. It is also called the sphygmomanometer and various types of mercury based, electronic as well as other types...
By: Janet Grischy
Brain scans create images, to give doctors and patients useful information without surgery. Some scans, CT scans for example, create pictures of the physical structure of the brain. Others create images that reveal the way the brain works: how it reacts to a stimulus, or...
Military experiments: Using chemical weapons and drugs on humans
By: Dana Kadir
The 22nd Anniversary of the Bombardment of the City of Halabja by the Former Iraqi Government on the 16th of March 1988! I would like to tell you that what happened to the Kurds 22 years ago in our Homeland (the Iraqi Kurdistan). The city...
By: Phyllis Logie
The concept of examining the internal organs of the human body in 'real time' is not a new one, the idea has been circulating since 1806 when Philip Bozzini invented an instrument which he called a ‘Lichtleiter’ or ‘light conductor’. He used his...
The history of hearing aids
By: Phyllis Logie
The earliest hearing aid device was developed over two hundred year ago and came in the shape of a small trumpet-like device which collected sound. Compared to the hearing aid today, the trumpet can only be described as a large and clumsy objects which provided...
How subarachnoid hemorrhage is treated
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Some people never recover from brain hemorrhages, including approximately 75% of those who suffer subarachnoid hemorrhages. The surviving 25% can expect long-term deficits and disability due to the damage their brain suffered. A subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding that occurs into the subarachnoid space between the...

 

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