By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In modern day medical sciences, knowing the oxygen saturation of a person’s blood is as easy as feeling for the patients pulse if you are in possession of a pulse oximeter. This device makes use of pulse oximetry which is a technology that was...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Renal transplant is a commonly performed transplant procedure in the United States as with many other parts of the world. Improved surgical skills, incorporation of research evidence, availability of effective immune suppression agents as well as efficient methods of selecting the donor and matching with...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Knee replacement surgery is a common joint replacement surgery performed in the United States and according to statistics over 550,000 knee replacements are done each year. Also known as knee arthroplasty, knee replacement surgery involves replacement of damaged, worn off or problematic joint components...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Overview of the pleura: Pleura is the protective layer which covers the lungs and can be described as a large membrane which in-folds over itself to create a double layer of which the outermost layer is given the name parietal pleura and the layer closer...
The five senses of human beings
By: Edgar Arold
The human being has five senses, which help them to survive and have understanding of many different areas of life. This article will discuss those five senses and give a brief overview of each. 1. Seeing! Most human beings are born with two eyes, and...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Postoperative vomiting is a common occurrence in about 20 – 30% of the surgical patients and it may range from a mild nausea to a severe vomiting which can lead to serious consequences or to a prolonged hospital stay in certain instance. But, when looking...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Disc herniation is a complication seen following traumatic accidents related to the spine and it is most likely to occur in the lumbar discs than in other sites. The condition will make a cartilages disc between the vertebral bodies to dislocate or the content within...
The major functions of blood
By: Safa
Blood is the circulatory fluid present in animals that have a blood vascular system. The vascular system provides rapid transport of substances from one part of the body to another by mass flow. Blood is a liquid tissue as it is composed of cells embedded...
What is the composition of blood?
By: Safa
Blood is a type of connective tissue composed of different types of cells embedded in a fluid medium called plasma. The average human adult carries about 5 liters of blood. Blood contributes about 8 percent to the total body weight. Cells in blood make up...
By: Darian Peters
One factor linked to the appearance of hepatitis is the torque teno virus. This can be passed on during a blood transfusion thereby giving its alternative name of transfusion transmitted virus. However, the details of the virus and the link to blood transfusion and to...

 

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