By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is a colonoscopy? Colonoscopy is an endoscopic procedure in which a thin tube of the size of your index finger is passed into the lower bowels including the rectum through the anal opening as a diagnostic procedure or as a therapeutic option. In any...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In modern medical science, invasive procedures used for diagnostic needs are rapidly being replaced with high definition imaging and virtual reality which enables an accurate diagnosis before any invasive procedures are applied on patients. This has reduced the morbidity and mortality associated in the diagnosis...
New robot pill will report to doctors via wireless from inside you
By: Terrence Aym
A major step has been taken by medical technology towards the dream of a so-called 'smart pill.'Trevor Mundel, global head of development for the Swiss firm Novartis AG, plans to move aggressively ahead with a plan to introduce a breakthrough pill that contains a...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Among the diagnostic techniques discovered in the last century, one of the most useful and safest technology is the MRI scan. MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging and as the name suggest, it uses high powered magnetic fields and certain pulsatile radio-frequencies in order to...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In modern day medical sciences, knowing the oxygen saturation of a person’s blood is as easy as feeling for the patients pulse if you are in possession of a pulse oximeter. This device makes use of pulse oximetry which is a technology that was...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Overview of the pleura: Pleura is the protective layer which covers the lungs and can be described as a large membrane which in-folds over itself to create a double layer of which the outermost layer is given the name parietal pleura and the layer closer...
Indications for performing bronchoscopy
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Bronchoscope is an instrument which can be passed into the air passages through a nostril and it takes the form of a flexible thin tube with a light source and a fiber optic camera at the end. In certain instances, there will be a need...
By: Lenna Gonya
The long-term effectiveness of stents in the body depends on several factors, but in many cases, they may remain in the body and continue to do their job for over several decades. Stents are small tubes, normally made of metal mesh or ceramic that are...
How long can a stent stay in the body?
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Stents are tubes or tube-like materials used to keep a passageway in the human body open. Most commonly, the passage is a blood vessel, but stents are also used to treat esophageal disorders, kidney blockage, bile duct disorders, and complications of gastrointestinal cancer. Many stents...
By: Nick Somoski
Electroconvulsion therapy (also known as ECT, or electric shock therapy) is a psychiatric treatment that sends a sudden current of electricity through the skin in order to cure problems like seizures, depression, and bipolar disorder. Often seen as controversial, electric shock has been proven to...

 

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