By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Varicose veins are a condition in which superficial blood vessels, the veins, become dilated and tortuous. It is often found in the lower limbs although it can happen in any other place in the body as well. In most instances, the varicose veins will not...
By: Scott Hayden
Bacteria is everywhere, and they're essential for the continuation of life on Earth. While many of these microorganisms are beneficial others can trigger serious illnesses in humans. In order for harmful bacteria to attack you, they must enter your body and there are a number...
Overview of types of lower limb amputation
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Limb amputation is a dreadful experience for the one who undergoes such operations although it is most likely to save the life of that person. It is a surgery performed at various levels depending on the indications for its application. Even though many would recover...
The anatomy of the brain
By: Simon Cohen
The cortex (surface area) of the brain consists of sulci (small groves), fissures (big groves) and gyri (large convolutions). These greatly enlarge the surface area of the brain, and because of the mass of cell bodies, gives the surface a grey appearance. The brain can...
Is there a risk of spreading cancer to organ transplant recipients?
By: Perry McCarney
Any person receiving organic tissue from an external source, whether another person or an animal, such as pancreatic tissue from a pig, risks rejection of the transplant and complications due to incompatibility. The cells of our bodies all have a large number of proteins in...
Should Smokers and the Obese be Denied Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
By: Magda DH
There are four fundamental reasons why smokers and the obese should not – and must not - be denied coronary artery bypass surgery, or for that matter any other medical procedure assuming the same procedure is available to non-smokers and non-obese. The first one is...
By: Kathryn Wilcox
Injuries, disease causing total vision loss and pain and infections are some of the reasons why eyes are removed. Glaucoma is one of the top reasons for vision loss that results in the eye being removed. But doctors will not perform this procedure until...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Bariatric surgery is a procedure which is becoming rapidly popular especially among those suffering from morbid obesity as in the case of BMI more than 40. It is a surgery which requires extensive post operative care and behavioral modifications. Unless these requirements are met, the...
What to expect after X-stop surgery
By: Joyce Good Henderson
If you have suffered with the symptoms and disability of spinal stenosis, you may be a candidate for the surgical procedure in which the X-STOP implant is inserted. This minimally-invasive operation can be performed as a same-day or outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. Traditional surgeries...
Factors that control the volume of urine passed
By: Omar Salvador
The urinary system is one of two systems that make up the urogenital system. This system helps to maintain the correct balance of water, salts and other substances in the body. This function is performed mainly by the kidneys, with special cells filtering water and...

 

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