Causes of Down's Syndrome
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Down's syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality that can be identified in approximately 1 in 1000 live births. The condition has shown to be associated with the increasing maternal age and the likelihood of giving birth to a baby with Down's syndrome rises steeply after the...
By: Kaush J
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is an essential tool used in cardiovascular assessment. It is used as the initial diagnosis tool in a variety of ailments of the heart.The ECG gives the medical officer a quick and easy assessment of the present condition of the heart...
Neurology: What is a TIA?
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is TIA? TIA stands for Transient Ischemic Attack and is similar to a stroke in its presentation but differs from it in several important aspects. As the name suggests, TIA is transient or a thing that does not last. It will be relieved usually...
Surgery: Types of anesthesia
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Anesthesia is the intervention made to relieve a patient of the sensations pertaining to the whole body or towards a specific region, which is planned to undergo surgery. It makes use of several medications in order to relieve or inhibit the nerve stimulation. The major...
Genetics: What is Turner's Syndrome?
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Turner syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality which is precipitated by the complete absence or incomplete nature of the X chromosome. The affected individuals would most likely be females as the underlying deficiency is in the X chromosome. The researchers have gathered that about 98% of...
Surgery: Pain relief after surgery
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Following a surgical procedure, the most common complaint made by a patient would be the pain. The pain caused by even a minor surgical procedure can be excruciating and could make the patient suffer. Thus, good pain relief is one of the most important aspects...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Laparoscopic surgery is a technique in which some of the abdominal, pelvic and thoracic surgeries are performed through a small incision by means of using an equipment called the laparoscope. In practice, the surgical technique is known in different names such as keyhole surgery, minimally...
Surgery: What is spinal anesthesia?
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In performing a surgery there are several means of anaesthetising a patient or the area in which the surgery is performed. In instances where the surgery is performed below the level of the umbilicus, a specialized technique called 'spinal anesthesia' can be performed. What is...
Some Notes on AIDS
By: A.T. Meininger
I'll reluctantly respond with 'yes', although I don't think that describes the situation thoroughly. Let's clear out the obvious. Nature is not conscious, and cannot have intent. The title suggests intent upon nature to curtail human population. In species, it's natural that when overpopulation occurs...
What are the different types of fractures?
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The term fracture is usually used in referring to a break occurring in a bone in the body. In most instances, these fractures occur due to a force exerted on the bone which exceeds its tolerable stress level. At times, certain individuals are more vulnerable...

 

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