The differences and comparative risk of arthroscopic and open surgery
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Surgery is often thought of as a procedure in which the body is opened up. For certain types of surgery, such as joint operations, traditional open surgery is becoming the last resort. Arthroscopic surgery utilizes small fiber optic instruments to see inside and around the...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Arthroscopy can be simply defined as ‘viewing the joint’ using a specialized instrument known as the ‘arthroscope.’ As modern-day surgeons get accustomed to using this instrument, it is being used for more and more diagnostic and surgical procedures related to major joints...
What is a suprapubic catheter
By: Hannah Russell
A suprapubic catheter is a special type of catheter which inserts directly into the bladder through the abdominal wall. This explanation begs the question: what is a catheter. A urinary catheter is a device which inserts into the bladder to drain urine from the bladder...
Benjamin Jesty: Inventor of vaccination?
By: Hannah Russell
Ask the average textbook, “Who invented vaccination?” The response will most likely be, “Well, Edward Jenner, of course!” However, this common response might not be quite true. Another man, a fellow Englishman, might have the prior claim. In 1774, farmer Benjamin...
Pet Cloning Cloning Human Clones Danger of Cloning Clones
By: T. Scott Randolph
Cloning a pet is another step on the slippery slope to cloning humans. Although cloning is used sparingly in the agricultural world, that keeps it at an arms distance. Once you start talking about a household pet, the situation becomes a little more confusing. People...
American Society of Anesthesiologists: Guidelines developed by the chronic pain management task force
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The management of chronic pain has been a major public health issue over the last few decades. In April 2010, the Chronic Pain Management Task Force of the American Society of Anesthesiologists published their updated practice guidelines for the management of chronic pain in the...
World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for chronic pain management
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Chronic pain management is currently a divisive health issue due to the opioids used to treat some manifestations of pain. Many doctors and treatment professionals look to the World Health Organization (WHO) for guidance regarding such issues. First developed in 1998, the WHO guidelines for...
By: Shawn Wells
A stent is a device used in medical procedures. It is a small mesh tube inserted into arteries during angioplasty and other heart procedures, or used to construct new ureters, or for various other procedures that require the building or repairing of a pathway for...
Estrogen biosynthesis in the human body
By: Kat Centeno
Hormones, in general, are chemical substances released by the glands that transmit messages to the different cells in the body. Thus, hormones can greatly affect each of the body's cells. Estrogen is widely known as the main female sex hormone. Although it exists in men...
By: Amanda Ines
Colorectal surgeryt is any surgery which is performed in the area of either your colon, rectum or anus and obviously includes hemorrhoid procedures as well. It is a good idea, even before the surgery, so that it gets well into your system, to begin taking...

 

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