By: Darian Peters
The Torque teno virus (TTV) is a virus of the family Anelloviridae. Also known as Transfusion Transmitted Virus, it is implicated in the liver disease hepatitis although the details of this link are not established. The virus doesn’t appear to cause any symptoms of...
By: Darian Peters
Researchers have become increasingly interested in the torque teno virus (TTV) over recent years. This is because of the possible link that has been found between the virus and the development of hepatitis in a patient. In particular transmission of the virus is thought to...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Abdominal hysterectomy is a surgical procedure in which the uterus or the womb is removed through an incision made in the lower abdominal wall. There are several types of hysterectomies performed through the abdominal incision and these can include total removal of the uterus, removal...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Laparoscopic surgery has become a preferred surgical approach in many different instances as it shows several definite advantages against the tradition open surgical techniques. Gall bladder surgery is one such instance in which laparoscopic surgery had become the surgery of choice and there are several...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Cerebral aneurysm is a swelling that takes place in blood vessels of the brain. It is a common cause of intracranial hemorrhage as sudden blood pressure surges can lead to its rupture. There can be aneurysms of varied sizes and its manifestations will therefore depend...
How Hashimoto's thyroiditis differs from Grave's disease
By: Rachelle Bowman
Grave's Disease and Hashitmoto's Thyroiditis are both autoimmune diseases that affect the thyroid gland. These two dieases are often confused because they are quite similar. But while both are autoimmune diseases and both affect the thyroid, they actually cause opposite diseases. One causes hypothyroidism and...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Hysterectomy is the process in which the uterus is removed through a surgical procedure. It can be performed through two different methods and these are the abdominal hysterectomy and vaginal hysterectomy. In many centers performing hysterectomies, the preferred surgical approach would be the vaginal route...
By: Darian Peters
Bacteria are one of the main forms of microorganism and are around us and even inside us all of the time. In some cases they are beneficial such as the commensal bacteria that are found in the human gut. These can have positive effects such...
Function and importance of the adrenal glands
By: Vilie Farah
The human body has two adrenal glands. They are located atop the kidneys. The right adrenal gland has a triangular shape while the left one is in the form of a semi-crescent. ~ Adrenal gland structure ~Adrenal glands consist of two parts – a cortex...
Indications for performing bronchoscopy
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Bronchoscope is an instrument which can be passed into the air passages through a nostril and it takes the form of a flexible thin tube with a light source and a fiber optic camera at the end. In certain instances, there will be a need...

 

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