Structure and function of the human brain
By: Tarek Musslimani
The human brain is composed of the two hemispheres and the brain stem and the cerebellum. Each hemisphere is connected to the other hemisphere by a membrane that is called the corpus callosum. The functional cells of the brain are called neurons. These are...
Vascular imaging in ultrasound
By: Les Morrison
Mention the word "ultrasound" and many people picture a scan done during pregnancy. Gel is applied to the skin and a probe slid non-invasively over the abdomen transmitting data, which is translated into images seen on a monitor. With the adjunct of Doppler and color...
Medical guide to understanding surgery consent forms
By: W. Diane Van Zwol
Perhaps you are a patient who is about to have surgery, for the first time. A registered nurse is discussing your admission to the hospital. "Prior to surgery, you will receive a careful explanation of the procedure, its risks, and the expected outcome. You may...
A look at coronary circulation
By: Donovan Brookfield
We all know that the heart is the organ the pumps blood throughout the entire body. But, how does the blood circulate through the heart before it circulates through the rest of the body? In order to answer this question, we first need to know...
By: Rowlandwithaw
KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY: POST OP SUCCESS TIPSTotal joint replacement is one of the great surgical advances of this century.In this procedure, an orthopaedic surgeon replaces the arthritic or damaged joint with an artificial joint called a prosthesis. In the United Kingdom alone, more than...
How have laparoscopic processes changed the face of surgery?
By: Olivia Bredbenner
Our advancing technology has reached our surgeon's hands and we are all benefiting from it. There's no stopping us now. The surgical experience today is often different than years ago. Depending on the type of surgery. The operative experience for most patients used to mean...
What to expect when having a bone marrow biopsy
By: Pattie Curran
One of the most common questions parents of a newly diagnosed Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome child ask is, "What can we expect when our child has a bone marrow biopsy?" Most hematologists/oncologists perform the bone marrow biopsy (BMB) at the same time they perform a bone...
By: Melody St. John
Any form of surgery is associated with certain risks. So if you need to undergo a surgical procedure, it is imperative that you have a clear picture of what to expect prior, during and after the procedure. Prior to surgery, your doctor will discuss with...
A brief history of surgery
By: Elton Gahr
In the modern world we often think of surgery as a common thing. We have elective surgeries and expect to be safe and healthy after the surgeries. People will have surgeries and go home within hours but this hasn't always been the case. Surgery during...
How to make your immune system stronger
By: Karen Lemonds
We live in a world that is full of mutant viruses, airborne allergies, and potent pollutants. One thing they all have in common is a strong dislike for a healthy immune system. Coming in contact with one is like Kryptonite; they just can't take it...

 

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