What is nail surgery and what care should be taken after the surgery
By: Giorgiana Armasoiu
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection (with human pathogenic fungus) which occurs when fungi invade the nails of the hands or feet, and the underlying skin (nail bed). Lower limb Nails are more frequently affected, as they grow very slowly, leading to the development of mycosis...
What are boogers? How mucus protects the respiratory tract
By: Tami Port MS
No matter how hard humans try to be civilized, there is no getting around the fact that some aspects of our body, and how it works, are frankly...disgusting. The normal flora bacteria that colonize and protect your body also generate body odor and flatulence...
How does bacteria become resistant to antibiotics?
By: Tami Port MS
Shortly after antibiotics were first mass produced for the general public, the microbes that they were designed to kill began to fight back. Since that time, many pathogenic microbes (those that cause disease) have become resistant to drug therapy. But what exactly is antibiotic resistance...
Using heat to kill germs: Effect of high temperature on bacteria and viruses
By: Tami Port MS
Heat, applied through boiling and autoclaving is used to sterilize. But how does heat destroy cells and viruses? Here is a simple explanation of heat's mode of action. Applying heat is one of the simplest ways to kill microbes, at least for controlling vegetative cells...
The differences between veins and arteries
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
The circulatory system is an amazing series of vessels which are responsible for moving blood to every cell in the body. Blood, in turn, carries vital oxygen and other elements to the cells, and transports waste products to the liver and kidneys for removal. Think...
Structure of bones of the leg
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
The leg is an amazing structure. Together, your two legs work to hold you upright, allow you to run, walk, crawl, and generally get around. There are numerous muscles, veins, arteries, and nerves which all work together to allow movement. Supporting the leg are some...
Structure and route of the arteries of the lower limb
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
The lower limb is a technical name of what is commonly known as the "leg". Anatomists and doctors are very particular in naming structures in the body, thus they often having slightly different terms for common parts of the body. The leg has a complex...
Structure and route of the arteries of the upper limb
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
In technical anatomical terms, what is commonly known as the arm is really the "upper limb". Of course, everyone is intimately aware of their arms. We use them before we are even aware of what they are. Arms, and the hand at the end, are...
Surgery: Indications of post-op bleeding
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Bleeding is one of the main complications that can occur following any type of surgery. In certain instances, the complication could well be enough to either re-do the surgery or else in leading to fatal consequences. Many parameters, both direct and indirect, are being used...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
When surgeries or procedures are performed in the bowels, the surgeons expect the region to be completely devoid of fecal matter and food residues. This would be vital in many aspects including prevention of contamination, improved wound healing, good visibility…etc. The elimination of fecal...

 

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