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2013-06-20 23:04:26

Too many people think that surgical complications are unavoidable, but the sad truth is that numerous medical mishaps occur due to avoidable error. The Ochs Law Firm explores common “Never Events” and provides tips on what can be done to avoid a potentially deadly situation. Jackson, WY (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 When patients submit to a medical procedure, they´re usually told of the inherent risks so they can make an informed decision about their care. Most patients, though,...

2013-06-11 23:02:38

Teen knowledge on migraines is limited on signs, symptoms, and treatments. Many teenage girls misuse over-the-counter medications that can worsen symptoms. Hopewell, NJ (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Migraine headaches are surprisingly common among teenage girls, yet many have limited knowledge of the disorder and frequently misuse over-the-counter medications that can worsen their symptoms, a noted headache researcher says. Dr. Mitra Assadi, director of the Headache Center at Capital Health´s...

2013-06-07 12:46:23

Serum DNA analysis allows detection of early disease, say researchers in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics The average 5-year survival for colorectal cancer (CRC) is less than 10% if metastasis occurs, but can reach 90% if detected early. A new non-invasive test has been developed that measures methylation of the SDC2 gene in tissues and blood sera. This test detected 87% of all stages of colorectal cancer cases (sensitivity) without significant difference between early and advanced...

2013-06-06 23:22:07

Although rare, complications associated with these common gastroenterology procedures can be life-threatening. A recent AllMed webinar helped risk management professionals understand how to monitor performance and decrease risk in their hospitals. Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Both EGD (upper endoscopy) and colonoscopy carry the risk of cardiopulmonary complications that range from minor fluctuations in oxygen saturation or heart rate, to significant complications such as respiratory...

2013-05-28 21:39:37

For early detection of colorectal (colon) cancer, statutory health insurance in Germany offers a fecal occult blood test free of charge to all insured persons starting at 50 years of age. In addition, those 55 or older are entitled to an endoscopic examination of the colon (colonoscopy). Colonoscopy identifies precancerous lesions with a high level of exactitude. Nevertheless, only about 20-30 percent of those eligible actually take advantage of the screening examination. "Therefore, fecal...


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Electrocardiography
2013-04-30 09:55:53

Electrocardiography, sometimes called ECG or EKG, is a measurement of the electrical activity of the heart as the linear process unfolds. With the use of electrodes that are attached to the skin, this non-invasive test can provide vast information as to the patient’s status. By leaving the electrodes attached, the patient’s status can be monitored over intervals of time and recorded on the device. This data can be sent electronically for consults about potential treatments without delay....

Auscultation
2012-11-18 19:26:05

Auscultation performed by a physician during a physical exam can give the physician clues whether the body is performing as it should or help pinpoint problems that may be occurring. Immediate auscultation was a procedure used to assist the physician with diagnosis and dates back to possibly Ancient Egypt. This is where no instrument is used and the sounds are heard with the ear being placed upon the patient. History Ascultation is based on a Latin verb auscultare, which means to listen....

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2010-09-24 17:35:29

The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device used for listening the internal sounds of the body. It can be used to listen to lung, heart, and intestines as well as blood flow in the arteries. With a sphygmomanometer it can be used to measure blood pressure. Along with listening to bodies a stethoscope might be employed to listen to automobiles to diagnose any damage as well as used to check scientific vacuum chambers for leaks. A phonendoscope is a stethoscope that intensifies sounds. In...

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