What is a brain hemorrhage?
By: Margie Miklas
A brain hemorrhage describes a serious condition of bleeding in the brain tissue or on the surface of the brain. Medical professionals refer to this as a cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral bleed, or hemorrhagic stroke. There are two types of cerebral hemorrhage, intracerebral and subarachnoid. An...
General risks of any surgical procedure
By: Sam E. Jones
When surgery is defined as the cutting of body parts to correct medical problems, there are always going to be certain associated risks. The most obvious and common risk associated with a surgical procedure is infection. Because the skin is opened during surgery, bacteria or...
Hernia operation recovery tips
By: Sam E. Jones
If you have an inguinal hernia, or worse a double (both sides of your lower abdomen) and are scheduling surgery for a mesh repair, there are some common things you can expect. As with any type of surgery there will be pain, but because the...
What to expect after a hemorrhoidectomy
By: Sam E. Jones
Anybody who has ever had to deal with hemorrhoids knows that it’s no picnic. The discomfort, itching and sometimes pain involved, all in a very private and embarrassing place is certainly nothing to be taken lightly. Sometimes hemorrhoids get worse and people find themselves...
Common antibiotics used in surgical patients
By: Nicole Evans M.D.
There are numerous antibiotics available for use in the surgical patient. However, certain antibiotics are used before, during and/or after surgical procedures for very specific reasons. It is essential that physicians and nurses are familiar with these medications and fully understand the indications that...
By: Katerina Nikolas
Obesity carries many health risks for men which can be reduced considerably by weight loss. Some men endeavour and lose massive amounts of weight through adopting a healthy diet and exercise routine, whilst others elect to have bariatric surgery. One of the common traits of...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Overview of prostate cancer: Prostate cancer is a major health issue among elderly men as it become second only to lung cancers in causing the most number of cancer-related deaths in men. It is usually found in one out of six men above the age...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Overview of prostate cancer: Prostate cancer is one of the commonest cancers among men and contributes as the second commonest cause of death due to cancers among men. But, the condition, if diagnosed early, can be treated with better outcomes with minimal of invasive interventions...
The case of Vincent Liew: Uterine cancer in a man after kidney transplant
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Vincent Liew was a 37-year-old diabetic man from Singapore who waited five years for a kidney transplant. He had to go through dialysis three times a week and thought his wish for a more fulfilling life had come true when he received a kidney in...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Bariatric surgery or in simple terms, the gastric bypass surgery is been performed at a higher rate for severe and dangerous obesity which do not respond to lifestyle measures, dietary changes and medications. As such, it is vital to know the complications and risks involved...

 

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