Is gastric bypass surgery safe for people with lupus
By: Rodolfo N. Lentejas, Jr.
What is a Gastric Bypass? Gastric Bypass surgery is a commonly known weight loss procedure designed for people who are suffering from excessive weight or morbid obesity, especially for individuals who have undergone normal measures of losing weight but have failed. This surgical procedure changes...
Difference between an illness and a disease
By: Bob Lloyd
The terms illness and disease are often used synonymously but they do have different meanings. The term illness, is commonly used to describe how the patient feels, namely whether or not they feel unwell. A disease on the other hand refers to an abnormal state...
Do Humans use only 10 Percent of their Brain
By: Elizabeth M Young
On a serious level, it makes sense that humans only use ten percent of their brains. We have the most complex and multitasked brains and bodies of all of the animals. Our brains are instrumental to regulating or at least paying attention to thousands of...
Best place to insert a Swan Ganz catheter
By: Nicole Evans M.D.
Flow-directed pulmonary artery catheters are used as an invasive method to monitor hemodynamic status in critically ill patients and in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in cardiology. Pulmonary artery (PA) catheters are also called Swan-Ganz catheters. The placement of a pulmonary artery catheter is invasive. The...
Uses of pulmonary artery Swan Ganz catheters
By: Nicole Evans M.D.
Flow-directed pulmonary artery catheters are used as an invasive method to monitor hemodynamic status in critically ill patients and in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in cardiology. Pulmonary artery (PA) catheters are also called Swan-Ganz catheters. PA catheters can directly measure: -Central venous pressure (CVP) -Right-sided...
Difference between ligaments and tendons
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Ligaments and tendons are both connective tissues in the body, and they are both made of stacked bundles of collagen fibrils. The difference between these two are what they connect, which then affects their functions. Ligaments attach bone to bone; tendons attach muscle to bone...
Difference between pneumonia and walking pneumonia
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Pneumonia is, technically, an inflammation of the lungs. The inflammation can be caused by a number of infective agents – bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites – or due to aspiration of food or gastric juices that irritate the lung tissue. Pneumonia can be a complication...
How the body maintains its acidity and alkalinity
By: Virginia Gaces
In order for the body to function normally, the maintenance of the acidity and alkalinity of the body is vital. The normal pH of blood is 7.35 to 7.45 with an average of 7.4. This slightly alkaline blood ph must be maintained...
Five assumptions of the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
By: D. Vogt
The Hardy-Weinberg theory of genetic equilibrium predicts that changes in the frequency of genetic alleles and genotypes should result only from external disturbances, as these frequencies should otherwise exist as constants - that is, in equilibrium. (Such disturbances include selective reproduction, genetic mutation, natural selection...
How fats in the body are metabolized
By: Virginia Gaces
Fats or lipids enter the body through the food that we eat. There are many sources of lipids like meat fat, vegetable fat, and dairy products. Fats in the body are metabolized through these simple steps. Mouth These foodstuffs are grinded into morsels by the...

 

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