By: Omar Salvador
To be able to determine a person's risks for certain diseases, particularly inherited ones, scientists developed a process or method which is known today as genetic testing. This medical marvel gives an individual (and his physician) a chance to gain vital data about his genetic...
By: Melissa Patterson
First, what exactly is a contusion? A contusion is simply the fancy medical term for a bruise. Contusions happen for many reasons such as surgeries, falls, fights, and bumping into a hard object. Most people have experienced a contusion at some point in their lives...
Indications and contraindications of urethral stent placement
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Urethral stents are plastic, metal or biodegradable mesh tubes placed in the urethra to correct an obstruction in the flow of urine from the bladder. The placement of a stent in the urethra, whether anterior or prostatic, depends on the circumstances of individual cases and...
Types and levels of brain injury
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The brain is injured when a force impacts the head. As explained by the Brain Injury Association of Utah (BIAU), when external force injures the brain it is referred to as traumatic brain injury, whereas acquired brain injury is when an internal event or force...
By: Rebecca Adele Scarlett
During the healing process of a wound, there may be dead, or necrotic, tissue present as a result of the initial trauma, or because new tissue is delicate and some dies during the healing process. This tissue can be a breeding ground for bacteria and...
A comparison of debridement techniques that aid in wound healing
By: Bridget Webber
Debridement is a medical procedure which involves removing necrotic tissue, made up from metabolic waste and dead tissue from a wound. This material needs to be removed in order for a patients body to resume the natural healing process. Necrotic tissue hinders progress because it...
Types and levels of brain injury
By: Magda DH
Brain can be injured in several ways. One of the most important distinctions is between a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury as a traumatic injury will be usually acute and require immediate or a very prompt treatment. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) usually...
By: Bridget Webber
Debridement is a surgical procedure whereby dead tissue is removed from a wound in order to promote healing while making infection less likely to occur. There are several different ways debridement can be done, from using live maggots to eat away the tissue, to applying...
By: Dr. Manura Nanayakkara
Stent is defined as a “thread, rod or a catheter that is lying within a tubular structure, which provides support and assures the patency of an intact but contracted lumen”. Urethral stents are usually made up of metal, polymeric or biodegradable materials. These stents...
Characteristics and symptoms of the three types of lupus skin disease
By: Cathy Wilson
Lupus is an ongoing or chronic disease that can have widespread effects on the body including joints, muscles and other organs. It can be mild or very serious, even to cause fatal complications in vital organs. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, the body's immune...

 

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