By: Alison Bowler
There are a number of genetically inherited blood coagulation disorders. Factor V Leiden is the most common of these seen in the United States. According to Factor V Leiden.org, it occurs in about 5% of the Caucasian population and 1.2% of the African...
Causes and treatment of thrombophilia
By: Dr. Manura Nanayakkara
Thrombophilia is a cluster of congenital and acquired diseases characterized by an increased tendency to form clots inside the blood vessels (thrombosis). Congenital conditions are inborn and acquired diseases which occur in later in life. Usually thrombophilia results in venous thrombosis, and it can result...
By: Joyce Good Henderson
Whether your surgery is pre-planned or elective, giving you days or weeks to prepare, or an emergency procedure, what you need to know is crucial to your care, and the outcome of your surgery. Every patient should know the reason for surgery. Most of the...
By: Jennifer Boyd
A lot of emphasis was put on eye color years ago when it was thought that a blue eyed couple having a brown eyed child meant that somewhere along the line an affair had to have happened. Today you would be hard-pressed to find anyone...
By: Jennifer Boyd
What is chromosome 11? Human beings have 23 pairs or chromosomes in each cell. There are two 11 chromosomes - one from each parent. It is estimated that chromosome 11 contains about 1,500 genes that perform a variety of functions in the body, 150...
By: Melody St. John
The liver is a vital organ that plays a major role in important body functions. One of its major functions is removing alcohol and other toxic substances in the blood. When the liver loses its capacity to detoxify the blood, brain function deteriorates resulting in...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The discovery of Clopidogrel, one of the most widely used anti-platelet drugs, is perhaps the most important discovery made after aspirin in reducing the risk of platelet aggregation and blood clotting. Throughout the years, it has shown to be effective in preventing blood clot formation...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Clopidogrel is the generic name of an antiplatelet drug known by the trade name Plavix. This medication is used to decrease platelet aggregation, and by extension prevent blood clot formation, in the aftermath of a heart attack or stroke. Plavix also decreases the risk of...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Breast cancer is the second commonest cancer among American women and it is also the second commonest killer among all cancers in the same population. For most women, the lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is around 13% while certain underlying factors such as the...
Types of Staphylococcus bacteria that infect humans
By: Effie Moore Salem
Staphylococcus bacteria are normally found in the mouth and nose and are harmless and cause no infection. Yet, out of the 30 or more varieties known to cause disease, staphylococcus aureus is the villain most blamed. The type of diseases caused by the various stages...

 

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