Surgery: How to avoid cannula site infections
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
When undergoing major surgeries as well as in certain minor procedures, a cannula will be inserted into a peripheral vein in order to gain better access to the blood circulation. This will provide the clinicians with a route to administering fluids, drugs, pain relievers…etc...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
When a patient undergoes a surgery, often there are symptoms such as nausea in the initial recovery period. There can be many reasons for such feelings and following are some of the more common ones. * Drugs used in inducing anesthesia * Drugs used in...
The benefits of early mobilization following surgery
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In many surgical procedures, after one or two days of minimal movements and gentle turning, patients will be advised to undergo slow mobilization within their limits and depending on the surgical intervention as well as patient state. The necessity to encourage such early mobilization arise...
Things you should do before heart bypass surgery
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Heart bypass surgery is considered a major surgery and requires meticulous preparation. There are many reasons necessitating such preparation and the following can be listed as some of the main ones. * The surgery involves the heart which will be in a compromise state soon...
Alcoholism and genetics
By: Nadine Riggs
Alcoholism and its genetic component has yet to be determined, it is still under study by the Medical and Psychiatric societies. Is the child of an alcoholic more likely to become an alcoholic, then the child of a non-alcoholic parent? It does seem to have...
Surgery: Things you should know before discharge from hospital
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
As a patient, undergoing surgery means that you yourself need to know a few things in order to allow the wounds to heal quick and for the surgery to be successful. Unless these need to know facts are gathered properly at the time of discharge...
Surgery: Overview of hernial repair
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
A hernia is a protrusion occurring either from one body compartment to another within the body or to the outside of the body, of content or a tissue coverings, through a weakened or defective wall. In most instances, these hernias would not cause symptoms and...
Surgery: Overview of the wound healing process
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The mechanism of wound healing is both a complex and a delicate process which at times can be disrupted through various mechanisms. Knowing the process of wound healing will enable both the patient as well as the caregivers to treat the healing tissues with due...
Surgery: How to recognise an infection early
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
A person who undergoes surgery will need to have several abilities in order to recover completely as well as to recover without complications. One of these abilities is to detect an impending infective process, early. Not only will it help the patient recover early, but...
How to manage a diabetic wound
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Diabetes is a chronic disease entity which if not controlled adequately enough, can lead to many complications. It can affect the nerves, kidneys, eyes and other structures in the body. Apart from these complications, another important aspect would be the delayed wound healing and proneness...

 

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