By: Bridget Webber
Debridement is a surgical procedure whereby dead tissue is removed from a wound in order to promote healing while making infection less likely to occur. There are several different ways debridement can be done, from using live maggots to eat away the tissue, to applying...
By: Dr. Manura Nanayakkara
Stent is defined as a “thread, rod or a catheter that is lying within a tubular structure, which provides support and assures the patency of an intact but contracted lumen”. Urethral stents are usually made up of metal, polymeric or biodegradable materials. These stents...
By: Sue A. Sponte
Private and military medical technology have overlapped throughout history. Military treatment of battle injuries and trauma have influenced private medical treatment of gunshot wounds and major trauma. But the interaction has been a two-way street. Advances in private medical technology have also improved military health...
New target in cancer battle: Dividing stem cells
By: Terrence Aym
A new discovery has led medical researchers to conclude that stem cells often help spread tumors.The UK Guardian reports that Dr. Clive Stanway, chief officer of Cancer Research Technology, asserts that "Stem cells are responsible for renewing tissue in the body. But sometimes they...
By: Terrence Aym
A brilliant research team has just successfully created the world's first prosthetic that obeys the commands given to it from the user's mind.Northwestern University scientists in Evanston, Illinois are researching how different patterns of brain activity interact with the central nervous system and can...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is also known as intracranial (within the cranium) injury. TBI occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain. TBI is one of the major causes of death and disability among children all over the world. TBI will usually have a...
By: Kat Centeno
The brain has different complex functions that affect several parts of the body. A condition like a traumatic brain injury can severely impair important functions of the body. A traumatic brain injury occurs when the brain crashes against another object. It causes the brain to...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Warts are benign skin growths appearing over certain parts of the body and are considered to be caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). They appear within a short period of time and can be present for months or even years. However, in most instances...
By: Jenny Tolley
The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects your mouth to your stomach. Your esophagus plays an important role in keeping you healthy. Without it, you would not be able to consume food normally. Certain medical conditions can cause your esophagus to narrow so that...
By: Lenna Gonya
Chemotherapy has been a useful weapon in the fight against cancer, and combined with other cancer fighting drugs, it has saved lives. Now another drug is offering further hope. Herceptin, sometimes called Trastuzumab, is a monoclonal antibody that attaches itself to proteins on cancer cells...

 

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