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Peritoneal Dialysis

What is peritoneal dialysis and how does it work? Peritoneal dialysis is a treatment for kidney failure that uses the lining of your abdomen, or belly, to filter your blood inside your body. Health care providers call this lining the peritoneum. A few weeks before you start peritoneal dialysis, a...
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Urinary Catheters

What are urinary catheters? A urinary catheter is a hollow, partially flexible tube that collects urine from the bladder and leads to a drainage bag. Urinary catheters come in many sizes and types. They can be made of: rubber plastic (PVC) silicone   Catheters may be necessary in cases when...
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Coronary Catheterization

Coronary catheterization is a relatively new, safe and effective minimally invasive procedure that allows access to the circulatory system and heart without the need for invasive open heart surgery. Coronary catheterization can be used for both the diagnosis and treatment of many common cardiovascular conditions. In some cases, the diagnostic...
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Erectile Dysfunction FAQs

For many people, a physical exam and answering questions (medical history) are all that's needed for a doctor to diagnose erectile dysfunction and recommend a treatment. If you have chronic health conditions or your doctor suspects that an underlying condition might be involved, you might need further tests or a...
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

ACL reconstruction is surgery to replace a torn anterior cruciate (KROO-she-ate) ligament (ACL) — a major ligament in your knee. ACL injuries most commonly occur during sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction — such as soccer, football, basketball and volleyball. Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that attach one bone...
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a problem with hormones that happens during the reproductive years. If you have PCOS, you may not have periods very often. Or you may have periods that last many days. You may also have too much of a hormone called androgen in your body. With...
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Surgery

The Facts About Liver Transplant

A liver transplant is a surgery that removes a liver that no longer functions properly (liver failure) and replaces it with a healthy liver from a deceased donor or a portion of a healthy liver from a living donor. Your liver is your largest internal organ and performs several critical...
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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a complex series of procedures used to help with fertility or prevent genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child. During IVF, mature eggs are collected (retrieved) from ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. Then the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs...
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Facts About Heart Transplant

Heart transplant surgeries are a life-saving procedure for several people these days. People with diseased or weak hearts can lead a life like normal people. Their hearts can normally work after the transplantation. In this procedure, the patient’s damaged heart is substituted with the donor’s healthy heart. The donor can...
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Pulmonology

Pulmonology is a branch of medicine and a subspecialty of internal medicine. It specialises in the treatment of diseases that affect the respiratory system. It deals with all disorders of the lungs, upper airways, thoracic cavity, and the chest wall. It also deals with all problems that involve the nose, pharynx,...
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Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses beams of intense energy to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy most often uses X-rays, but protons or other types of energy also can be used. The term "radiation therapy" most often refers to external beam radiation therapy. During this type...
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How E-Learning Works in the Medical Industry

The rest of the professional world might have embraced “continuous professional development” a decade or so ago, but it has always been a necessity for the medical professionals. Billions are spend every year in lectures, seminars, conferences, training programs and related materials for keeping doctors and hospital staff up to...
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Thyroidectomy Surgery

Thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of your thyroid gland. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of your neck. It makes hormones that control every part of your metabolism, from your heart rate to how quickly you burn calories. Health care providers perform...
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Ankle Fracture Surgery

The ankle is made up of three bones: the tibia (shin bone), which forms the inside, front, and back of the ankle the fibula, which forms the outside of the ankle the talus, a small bone that sits between the tibia and fibula and the heel bone Parts of the...
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Open Heart Surgery

Open heart surgery is an umbrella term for various procedures that involve opening up a person's ribcage through a large chest incision in order to expose their heart. This is a major operation that may be performed for a number of reasons including bypassing a blocked heart artery, repairing a diseased...
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Lumpectomy Surgery

Lumpectomy (lum-PEK-tuh-me) is surgery to remove cancer or other abnormal tissue from your breast. During a lumpectomy procedure, the surgeon removes the cancer or other abnormal tissue and a small amount of the healthy tissue that surrounds it. This ensures that all of the abnormal tissue is removed. Lumpectomy is...
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Catheterization Lab

What is a Cath Lab? The name cath lab sounds a little like something out of a science fiction movie. And in fact, the way that medical professionals use these spaces is a bit futuristic. Cath labs are used to treat patients with heart conditions minimally, without resorting to major...
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Virtual Reality Applications in Healthcare

VR is the use of software to create an immersive simulated environment. Unlike traditional user interfaces, to experience VR, users put on head-mounted display (HMD) which places the user inside an experience, where they can engage with the environment and virtual characters in a way that feels real. VR has...
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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a term that refers to surgical procedures that assist in weight loss by making changes to the digestive system. The term "bariatric surgery" can be used to describe a variety of procedures, such as gastric bypass and other weight loss surgeries. Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries —...
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Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery includes the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of physical defects of form or function involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, cranio-maxillofacial structures, hand, extremities, breast and trunk, and external genitalia or cosmetic enhancement to these areas of the body. Cosmetic surgery is an essential component of plastic surgery. The plastic...
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