Transplant recipient expresses satisfaction with her new face on life
By: Laurie Childree
Connie Culp was shot in the face with a shotgun in 2004. The culprit was her own husband Thomas Culp. Mr. Culp, who also shot himself in the face, received a seven year prison sentence for the injuries he caused to his wife. He took...
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...
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...
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...
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...
By: David Braybrooke
Strictly speaking, a urethral stricture occurs when the urethra narrows, caused by disease or an injury; the urethra being the bodily tube that joins the urinary bladder to a person's genitals - the draining system for urine to exit the body. Problems may be experienced...
By: Dr. Manura Nanayakkara
Urethra conducts urine from the bladder into the outside environment. In males it is a long tube that travels through various structures including the prostate gland. In females it is a very small tube that opens out into the introitus. Urethral stricture is a disease...
Colorectal stents and inoperable cancer: Indications, risks, and outcomes
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Colorectal cancer affects the lower portion of the gastrointestinal system, including the large intestines (colon) and rectum. This type of cancer occurs more frequently in Western countries, including the United States and Canada, with approximately 140,000 new cases in the U.S. alone in...

 

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